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May 6, 2011• Vol 26, No. 15
Employees Recognized for Service
Six Western Illinois University employees were recognized for community service and commitment to the University, and employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service to WIU, were honored during the annual Service Recognition Reception, held April 26 in the University Union Lamoine Room.
Hawkinson Named Interim Provost
Ken Hawkinson, associate provost for budget, planning and personnel, has been named interim provost, effective July 1.
Bequest Announced at PAC Ceremonial Groundbreaking
The April 26 ceremonial groundbreaking for the Western Illinois University Performing Arts Center included the announcement of a seven-figure bequest from a retired WIU administrator to support the center's operation.
Admissions Director Interviews Ongoing
Interviews for three candidates for the WIU director of admissions position are ongoing through May 19.
Neumann: Interim Associate Provost
Kathleen Neumann, director of Western Illinois University's School of Computer Sciences, has been named interim associate provost, effective July 1.
Notices, Reminders and Upcoming Events
Filmmaker to Speak at DWDI Institute
Shakti Butler, a filmmaker and the executive director of World Trust, will present "Fear: The Internal Engine of Oppression," at the annual Dealing with Difference Institute (DWDI) at Western Illinois University May 17-19.
Sign up for Sustainable Landscape/Garden Tour
Mindy Pheiffer, program coordinator at WIU's Horn Field Campus (HFC), is looking for gardeners in Macomb who are interested in including their sustainable landscapes and/or gardens in third annual fundraiser tour.
Faculty and Staff News
Recent faculty and staff
presentations, publications and more.
Ann Curtis Retirement Reception May 7
Western Illinois University's Infant and Preschool Center Director Ann Curtis will
retire with 34 years of service at Western.
Don Crouch, professor of art,
is retiring after 46 years of teaching at Western.
Summers Retirement Reception
A retirement reception will be held for Debbie Summers, bursar, who will retire from Western Illinois University after 34 years of service.
Employee of the Month
The WIU Civil Service Employee of the Month for April was
Tara Beal, superintendent of grounds-landscape maintenance.
Division of Student Services Awards
The Division of Student Services has announced its
most recent listing of award winners.