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Nov. 2, 2012 • Vol 28, No. 5

University News

Annual "Stuff the Bus" Food Drive is Nov. 7

Join "Stuff the Bus," WIU's annual food drive.

Alumnus Named Indiana Superintendent of the Year

Alumnus Craig J. Hintz was recently named 2013 Indiana Superintendent of the Year by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS).

Oursler Sculpture Highlights Rotary Property in Macomb

Assistant Professor Duke Oursler was commissioned to create a sculpture for green space on Macomb's West Jackson Street.


WIU Coffee-Naming Contest: Entries Due Nov. 5

Students, faculty, staff and alumni have the opportunity to name a new coffee flavor after some aspect of WIU.

Second Annual Jackie Thompson Wellness Lecture Nov. 7

"If I don't take care of myself, who will?" presented by Dr. Richard Iverson on Nov. 7 at 12:10 p.m. in the University Union Sandburg Theatre.

Difficult Conversation II, Nov. 7

The second of this year's conversations will focus on tensions, political, ideological, religious, and how they can can result in either polarization or understanding depending on how they are handled on Nov. 7, 3:30-5 p.m in the University Union Lamoine Room.

Free Health Screenings

Sun Damage Screenings Nov. 6, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. at Knoblauch Hall, 239.
Hearing screenings Nov. 9, 8-9:30 a.m. at Stipes Hall, 105.

Free Family Skate Nov. 10

Enjoy a morning of family-friendly skating on Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Spencer SRC.

Istvan Szabo Faculty Viola Recital Nov. 11

Associate Professor Istvan Szabo will perform a faculty viola recital on Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the COFAC Recital Hall.

Anita Werling to Perform Recital Nov. 11

School of Music Professor Emeritus Anita Werling will perform a faculty organ recital on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

SURS Self-Managed Plan Seminar via Webinar Nov. 14

SURS is offering participants the option of attending the Self-Managed Plan Seminar via webinar on Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. Participants can register at by clicking the SMP link.

Faculty & Staff News

IIRA's Ed Heflin Appointed to State Independent Living Council

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has recently appointed Edward Heflin of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) at WIU to the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC).

2013 New York City Community Theatre Trip, June 8-16

Join Dr. Al Goldfarb and Kim McDaniel for the 11th annual New York City Community Theatre trip. Registration begins Nov. 15.

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.

Civil Service Personnel Updates

The October listing of changes in civil service personnel are now available.

Summer Stipend Award Recipients

The WIU Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects is awarding twelve summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2013.

Vice President for Student Services Employees of the Month for October

Vice president for student services award winners for October 2012.



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