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Sept. 16, 2011• Vol 27, No. 3

University News

WIU Re-Accreditation Announced

The Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of College and Schools announced Sept. 6 that Western Illinois University has been reaccredited for 10 years.

Provost Search Update

Based on phone interview and reference checks, candidates for the WIU provost and vice president for academic affairs will be invited to campus to participate in an extensive interview process.

Enrollment Update: Fall '11

Western Illinois University's Fall 2011 new freshman enrollment has increased by nearly 200 students, while total enrollment for the University is down 31 students from Fall 2010 according to 10-day enrollment reports.

WIU Homecoming 2011 Sept. 30-Oct.1

With the theme "Past, Present and Future: Once a Leatherneck, Always a Leatherneck," Western's 2011 Homecoming Weekend will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 1.


Welcome Reception for Vice President for Student Services

Meet new Vice President for Student Services Gary Biller during a welcome reception Sept. 22.

Internal Grants Competition Deadline/ Changes Announced

The University Research Council (URC) has announced the deadline for the Fall 2011 Internal Grants Competition, as well as a change in structure/funding cycles for the competition.

Celebrate Disability Culture on Oct. 6

Celebrating Disability Culture Day will feature a guided tour of art displays and more on Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Multicultural Center.

CSEC Golf Outing to Raise Funds for Scholarships

The Civil Service Employees Council (CSEC) will sponsor its Fourth Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Sunday, Oct. 9 at Gold Hills Golf Club.

Western Walks-a-Thon

The Fall 2011 Western Walks-a-Thon will include healthy snacks (provided by Hy-Vee); prizes (awarded every hour); and is open free to all WIU faculty and staff members.

Wear Pink Reminder / Sign up for Big Pink

Campus Recreation staff encourages all WIU employees to wear pink on Tuesdays throughout October, and to register a team for the Big Pink Volleyball Fundraiser, to raise breast cancer awareness.

We Care to be Offered During Homecoming Week

The WIU Fall 2011 We Care event will take place during Homecoming Week, Monday, Sept. 26 through Thursday, Sept. 29.

Faculty & Staff News

Civil Service EOM

The Civil Service Employee of the Month for September 2011 is Jessica Lambert, a web specialist for University Relations.

Grants and Contracts

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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