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News for the WIU Campus Community

Jan. 20, 2012• Vol 27, No. 10

University News

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.

Professional Activities

Recent publications and presentations by WIU faculty and staff.

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