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Oct. 21, 2011• Vol 27, No. 5

University News

Provost Interviews Scheduled

Four candidates for the Western Illinois University provost and vice president for academic affairs position will be on WIU's campuses for interviews through Nov. 2, according to Steven Rock, search committee chair.

Central Sign-On Established to Enhance Security

Zimbra users will see a new sign-on page when accessing WIU email, thanks to a new "WIU Central Sign-On" website launched by University Technology (uTech) to enhance security.

Provost's Award of Excellence Winners

Six WIU faculty members have been named the 2011 Provost's Award of Excellence Winners.


Free Health Screenings Scheduled

WIU Employee Wellness will offer free hearing and bone-density screenings Wednesday, Nov. 9. For additional wellness events, including 10-minute massages, visit

Celebration Concert to Feature Harp-guitarist

Muriel Anderson, the first woman to win the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship, will perform Nov. 5 in the Tri States Public Radio Performance Studio.

University Counseling Center Receives Re-accreditation

The University Counseling Center was recently evaluated by a national organization and was found to offer competent and reliable professional services to its clientele.

Berg Memorial Service

The WIU and Macomb communities are invited to an open house and memorial service from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 for Irving and Connie Demuth Berg, who both recently passed away. The event will be held at the West Central Illinois Arts Center, 25 East Side Square.

Faculty & Staff News

Civil Service Personnel Updates

The most recent listing of changes in Civil Service personnel is now available.

Civil Service Employee of the Month

The WIU October 2011 Civil Service Employee of the Month is Marlin Danner, communications services specialist II in Telecommunications.

Keithley Named Outstanding Adviser

Ember Keithley, an academic adviser for the College of Business and Technology, has received the Outstanding Academic Adviser Award for 2011.

Grants and Contracts

View the most recent listing of grant and contract recipients, provided by the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Professional Activities

Recent publications and presentations by WIU faculty and staff.



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