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News for the WIU Campus Community

Jan. 18, 2013 • Vol 28, No. 9

University News

Contractor: WIU-QC Riverfront Phase II

A local contractor was recently awarded the bid by the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) to begin construction on Phase II of the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront campus.

Physical Plant Renamed Facilities Management

To better reflect its services, WIU's Physical Plant has been renamed Facilities Management.

Battery Recycling

WIU's sustainability initiative has designated battery recycling spots in each campus building.


Sansone Sculpture Exhibit Opens at WIU Gallery

An exhibition of artwork by sculptor Dominic Mario Sansone opened at the University Art Gallery.

Brassfest with Guests Chestnut Brass Jan. 20

The Chestnut Brass will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the COFAC Recital Hall.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration Feb. 2

Join us for a fun day and learn about a variety of sports from the real college student-athletes who play them.

Difficult Conversation 3: "I Don't Feel Very Privileged": Differing Perceptions of Power and Advantage Feb. 6

Difficult Conversations is a series of informal discussions that offer the campus community an opportunity to talk about issues.

Faculty & Staff News

Lytle: Student Retention & Success Asst. Director

Sara Lytle has been named the assistant director for retention and success in Student Development and Oriention (SDO).

Bainter named Employee of the Month of Jan.

Lynn Bainter, a building service worker in Sherman Hall, has been named the Civil Service Employee of the Month for January.

Oakley Named Civil Service Employee of the Year

The Civil Service Employees Council (CSEC) has named Administrative Aide Beth Oakley the 2012 Civil Service Employee of the Year.

Professional Activities

Grants and Contracts

View the most recent listing of grant and contract recipients, provided by the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Professional Activities

View the most recent publications and presentations by WIU faculty and staff.

Civil Service Personnel Updates

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


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