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May 4, 2012• Vol 27, No. 16

University News

DWDI to Feature Rev. C.T. Vivian

The WIU 19th annual Dealing with Difference Institute (DWDI) will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, May 15-16 in the Multicultural Center. The Rev. C.T. Vivian will present "Nonviolence: Motivation, Preparation, and Social Justice Initiatives" at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16.

WIU Mourns Death of English Professor Emeritus Olive Fite

Olive Fite, English professor emeritus, passed away April 26 at Wesley Healthcare Center in Macomb. She was 100 years old.


Ceramics, Prints and Jewelry Spring Sale May 7-8

The University Art Gallery will be open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 7-8 selling ceramics, prints and jewelry made by WIU art students. Proceeds will go to the ceramics, print and metals clubs.

Memorial Tree Planting May 7

WIU employees who passed away between April 2011 and March 2012 will be remembered at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7 during a brief ceremony at the Memorial Tree Grove.

L.I.F.E. Program Spring Fling May 11

The Macomb L.I.F.E. (Learning is Forever) program will hold its annual Spring Fling reception from 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 11 in the University Union Lamoine Room.

Faculty & Staff News

RPTA Faculty Donates Raffle Prize to Help Student Club

Professor Michael McGowan's generosity helped a few more members of the Student Therapeutic Recreation Society (STRS).

School of Ag Faculty Carlson and Nimrick Retirement Reception May 6

The School of Agriculture is hosting a retirement reception for long-serving faculty members John Carlson, professor, and Ken Nimrick, associate professor, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 6 in the University Union Lamoine Room.

PAS Academic Support Program Awards

Eight academic-based arts programs submitted by the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) faculty have received awards.

Professional Activities

Grants and Contracts

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Professional Activities

Recent publications and presentations by WIU faculty and staff.

Vice-President of Student Services Award Winners

Vice-President of Student Services Award Winners for April 2012

Thank you

I'd like to express my gratitude to my students, colleagues and friends for their curiosity, effort and support during my 21 years as a faculty member at Western. Since my time as an undergraduate at WIU, I've appreciated what a privilege it’s been to be here. It's been as much an honor to share this campus and these years with you as it is to be a journalist. Thanks -- and hang in there.

--Bill Knight


Western Illinois University
1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455

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