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March 2, 2012• Vol 27, No. 13

University News

Nominations Sought for President's Excellence in Diversity Awards

The University Diversity Council is seeking nominations for the 23nd annual President's Excellence in Diversity Awards Reception.

Women's Art Exhibit Now Open

The public is invited to see the Women's Art Women's Vision 2012 exhibit, now open at the Multicultural Center.


Musical: In the Heights

The Tony Award winning musical "In the Heights" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6

Blood Pressure and Body Composition Screening

Blood Pressure and Body Composition Screening on Wednesday, March 7.

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show

The Gem, Mineral and Fossil show will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 10 and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 11.

Eye Screening

Free Eye Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration on Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Film Documentary: Precious Knowledge

Free screening and discussion of the documentary Precious Knowledge March 21, 7 p.m.

Concert: The Steel Wheels

Tri States Public Radio's Celebration Concert features The Steel Wheels on Saturday, March 24, 7 p.m.

Pick 1! Pick 2! Pick 3!

Pick a membership plan at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course to suit your love of golf!

Internal Grants Competition

The University Research Council (URC) has announced that the deadline for the FY2013 Internal Grants Competition is 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.

Film Documentary: Zielinski

The Film Studies Club presents "Zielinski. The rise and fall of John Zielinski, the most blacklisted author in the history of Iowa" followed by discussion with co-director Ryan Walker on Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m.

Concert: Gym Class Heroes

The music chart-topping hip-hop band Gym Class Heroes will be in Macomb on April 23.

McDonough County Senior Services Directory

The McDonough County Senior Services Directory provides current information about the choices available to senior citizens living in McDonough County.

Faculty & Staff News

Carter Honored for Service

Richard Carter, executive director of the School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach, was recently honored by the Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) for his service to the organization.

Downin named Employee of the Month

Sheila Downin, a human resource officer, has been named the March Civil Service Employee of the Month.

Professional Activities

Division of Student Services Awards

See the most recent list of Division of Student Services Award recipients.

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.


My daughter Stephanie and I would like to thank WIU colleagues and friends for their expressions of sympathy and support following the untimely death of our beloved mother and wife, Joan Pano. Your various gestures of kindness have been a source of comfort and strength during this difficult time for us.

Nick Pano

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455

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