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Nov. 1, 2013 • Vol 29, No. 5

University News

Budget Update (10/28/13)

See President Jack Thomas' budget letter.


EMS to Host Nov. 5 Blood Drive

The WIU Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will host a blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 5. The drive, to benefit the American Red Cross, will be held from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the University Union Heritage Room.

'Stuff the Bus' Set for Nov. 6 in Macomb

The sixth annual "Helping Hands Across America Stuff the Bus 2013" food drive will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6 on Western Illinois University's campus and in Macomb from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Difficult Conversation Two Nov. 6

Difficult Conversation Two Stereotyping Each Other: Experiencing the Urban/Rural Divide on Campus will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 3:30-5:00 p.m., at the Multipurpose/Activity Room, Multicultural Center.

Be the Match on Campus at WIU Hosts Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive Nov. 7-8

Are you the cure? Find out by participating in Western Illinois University's Be the Match on Campus chapter's inaugural bone marrow donor registry drive, to be held Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7-8 on the Macomb campus.

State retiree health plan open enrollment meetings Nov. 21

State retiree health plan open enrollment meetings will be held on Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1212 West Calhoun, Macomb. Representatives from both United Health Care and Central Management Services will be present. State retirees, survivors or dependents with both Medicare A and B must enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan during the open enrollment period of Nov. 12 - Dec. 13. Failure to enroll will terminate your benefits Jan. 31, 2014. Terminated members will not have the opportunity to enroll again until the Fall of 2014.

Faculty & Staff News

Summer Stipend Award Recipients

The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects is awarding 10 summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2014.

Switzer Obituary

Former Western Illinois University Director of Graduate and Foreign Admissions Dolores K. Switzer, 91, passed away in Macomb Saturday, Oct. 20.

Sundberg Services

Services for Jim Sundberg, 75, professor of political science at WIU for 30 years, were held on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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

Vice President for Student Services Award Winners

Vice president for student services award winners for October.


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