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Sept. 28, 2012 • Vol 28, No. 2

University News

BOT Sets FY'14 Budget

The Board of Trustees approved the Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget and capital budget recommendations and approved a Ph.D. in Environmental Science at the Friday, Sept. 21 board meeting.

Western Introduces Teaching Garden

WIU recently broke ground on a teaching garden site on the Macomb campus.

2012 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

The Athletics Department has announced the five newest members of the Hall of Fame.


IIRA Sustainability Brownbaggers Fall 2012

The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) will once again sponsor a series of Sustainability Brownbaggers lunch-time conversation events.

Al Sears Festival Sept. 28-30

The 11th annual Al Sears Jazz Festival will feature a variety of performances in this year's lineup.

University and Madrigal Singers Concert Sept. 30

The University Singers and Madrigal Singers will perform their fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

Horn Field Campus Corn Maze

The popular corn maze will be open from 1-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October.

Flu Shot Clinic Oct. 3

Flu shots are available to all WIU employees/retirees and other state agency employees in the University Union Heritage Room 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Big Pink Volleyball Oct. 8-11

Big Pink Volleyball (BPV), an annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser, is backā€¦ for the 12th time!

2012 Fall Illinois CUPA-HR Conference Oct. 18-19

The 2012 Fall Illinois CUPA-HR Conference is at the i wireless Center, Oct.18-19, Moline, IL. The conference serves to enlighten human resource professionals on the issues we face as we navigate the complexities in the administration of human resources. The conference has been pre-approved for HRCI credits.

Faculty & Staff News

Seeking Academic Advisor of the Month Nominations

Eligibility: Full- or part-time faculty members or academic support personnel responsible for the academic advising of undergraduate students and assigned a caseload of academic advisees.

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.

Civil Service Personnel Updates

The Sept. listing of changes in Civil Service personnel are now available.



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