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Sept. 2, 2011• Vol 27, No. 2

University News

Presidential Investiture, Inaugural Address: Founders' Day Sept. 23

Jack Thomas will be invested as WIU's 11th president and will deliver his inaugural address as part of Western's 18th Annual Founders' Day celebration Friday, Sept. 23 in Western Hall on the WIU-Macomb campus.

WIU Recognized for 'Beating the Odds' to Improve Student Success

Western Illinois University is among 32 higher education institutions in the nation being recognized as a model for helping students stay on track and graduate.

Theme Speaker Series Announced

Leroy Chiao, an astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station, and Dr. Gary Telgenhoff, a forensic psychologist and consultant for "CSI" and "Bones" are the speakers for this year's University Theme Speaker Series.


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 displaysand more on Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Multicultural Center.

Thank Your Payroll Workers During National Payroll Week

Western Illinois University is joining in the salute to the American worker and payroll professionals by participating in National Payroll Week, which coincides with the nation's Labor Day celebration.

'Rake Up the Deals' and Support a Great Cause: AIS Silent Auction

The Tri-States Audio Information Services' (AIS) 13th annual silent auction, which offers a chance to get great bargains while supporting a great cause, is now underway. View the items up for bid.

Faculty & Staff News

Sutton Named Hallwas Lecturer

Christopher Sutton, professor of geography, will speak on the importance of geography and geographic literacy when he presents the Ninth Annual John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture at WIU.

Civil Service Personnel Updates

The most recent listing of Civil Service personnel updates is available on the Civil Service Employees Council (CSEC) website.

Grants and Contracts

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



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