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Jan. 20, 2012• Vol 27, No. 10
WIU-QC Riverfront Campus Ribbon-Cutting
The official ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the WIU-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus on River Drive in Moline took place Jan. 17.
Whitey's Unveils "Western Rocks!"
Whitey's Ice Cream recently unveiled its newest flavor, "Western Rocks!"
Riverfront Campus Atrium Named in Honor of Goldfarbs
Riverfront Campus's atrium was named the Alvin & Elaine Goldfarb Grand Atrium.
2011 Fall Graduates
Some 980 students earned academic degrees after the 2011 Fall semester at WIU.
Macomb Campus Master Plan Forums
Three firms will be on the WIU-Macomb campus as part of the Quality Based Selection (QBS) process to select a firm to provide an update to the Macomb Campus Master Plan.
Brassfest with Guests St. Louis Brass at WIU January 22
WIU School of Music presents the 13th Annual Brassfest, featuring the St. Louis Brass, from 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.
Feb 3. Reception at Malpass to Celebrate Birds
WIU Libraries is also celebrating the majestic beauty of the bald eagle and other birds this winter season with "Birds, Birds, Birds!," a reception celebrating the multiple ornithological influences in the Leslie F. Malpass Library.
Visiting Artist Ryan Kelly Feb. 7-9.
Visiting Artist Ryan Kelly will give demonstrations, lecture and exhibition opening Feb. 7-9.
Four Men for Men's Health Feb. 8
Come join us for an hour dedicated to addressing men's health issues free of charge.
RAD Classes to Begin Feb. 8
WIU's Office of Public Safety (OPS) will offer the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Tickets on Sale for WIU Soul Food Festival
The Soul Food Festival on Feb. 19 will be a "Sunday Afternoon Jazz Affair" featuring Creole cuisine from the "Big Easy" N'awlins.
Faculty & Staff News
Grotts Named WIU Civil Service Employee of the Year
Building service worker Marsha Grotts has been chosen as the 2011 Civil Service Employee of the Year.
Fecht Named January Employee of the Month of January
Holly Fecht, assistant chief accountant at Western Illinois University, has been named the school's January Civil Service Employee of the Month.
Sociological Master's Scholarship.
Ken Mietus and Chris Adamski-Mietus have established an endowment to provide scholarship assistance to outstanding graduate students in their pursuit of a master's degree in sociology
Internal Search: VPAS
Due to an unsuccessful national search for a vice president for administrative services (VPAS) in 2011, an internal search will take place during the Spring 2012 semester.
Civil Service Personnel Updates
The most recent listing of changes in Civil Service personnel is now available.
Grants and Contracts
View the most recent listing of grant and contract recipients, provided by the Office of Sponsored Projects.
Recent publications and presentations by WIU faculty and staff.