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News for the WIU Campus Community

Feb. 17, 2012• Vol 27, No. 12

University News

IBHE Approves Thompson, Union Projects

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has approved WIU's projects request to renovate Thompson Hall and begin phase one of the University Union renovation.

WIU Students Honored at Kennedy Center Festival

Five WIU Theatre students were honored during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in January.

COFAC 2011 Recognizes DJ Alstadt and Al and Andrea Boyer

College of Fine Arts and Communication has announced its 2011 alumnus and distinguished friends awards.

FY'12 Cash Flow/FY'13 Budget Update

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) met to discuss FY'13 budget recommendations for the state's public universities.


Outdoor Skills Seminar

WIU's Horn Environmental Learning Project (H.E.L.P.) and Student Outdoor Adventure Recreation Society (SOARS) will offer an Outdoor Skills Seminar from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at WIU's Horn Field Campus (HFC).

The Western Illinois Horn Festival 2012

The Western Illinois Horn Festival 2012, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 19 in the COFAC Recital Hall.

PAS Wine Tasting

Performing Arts Society's (PAS) 13th Annual Wine Tasting will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 25.

Performance: "Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance"

"Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the COFAC Recital Hall.

ShakesFest: A Three-University Joint Shakespeare Project

ShakesFest will include productions in Macomb and at Bradley and Loyola universities in late February and early March.

Women's Center Seeking Submissions for Women's Art Show

The Women's Center will hold "Women's Art: Women's Vision," a juried art exhibit planned in honor of National Women's History Month in March.

International Bazaar

The WIU 39th annual International Bazaar on March 2-3, will feature displays from around the world, as well as a variety of foods, styles and activities.

Concert: We're About 9

Tri States Public Radio's Celebration Concert features the exciting and unique group: We're About 9 on Saturday, March 3rd at 7 p.m.

Wellness Weekend at Horn Field Campus

The Fourth Annual Wellness Weekend, slated for March 3-4, at Horn Field Campus.

Former NASA Astronaut to Deliver Inaugural Kaspar Lecture

Linda Godwin, a retired NASA astronaut, will deliver, "Life in Low Earth Orbit" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the University Union Grand Ballroom.

Film: August to June; Bringing Life to School

The Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies Department and the College of Education and Human Services are sponsoring a screening and discussion of "August to June; Bringing Life to School," March 8, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Sandburg Theatre, WIU Union.

Faculty & Staff News

Civil Service Scholarships

The Civil Service Employees Council is offering nine $1000 undergraduate scholarships to dependents of WIU Civil Service employees and retirees.

'13 DFL Nominations

The Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Selection Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2013 prestigious award from the faculty, staff and students of WIU.

Farewell Reception Set for Beth Seaton

A farewell reception will be held for Beth Seaton, director of the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) 3-5 p.m. Feb. 21 in the University Union Lincoln Room.

Professional Activities

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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