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Nov. 15, 2013 • Vol 29, No. 6

University News

WIU Named Best for Vets College

For the fourth consecutive year, Western Illinois University has been selected as a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times EDGE magazine.

WIU-QC Achieves LEED Certification

The WIU-QC Riverfront Campus is the first WIU-QC facility to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification.


International Education Celebration at WIU is Nov. 11-22

The Center for International Studies will host a variety of activities to celebrate International Education Week, Monday-Friday, Nov. 11-22.

UPI Voting Nov. 18-19

University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) Local 4100 at Western Illinois University will hold contract ratification votes for its members Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18-19.

Go West 20 Millionth Rider Nov. 18

You are invited to attend the 20 millionth Go West rider celebration at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at the Macomb Transit Center on East Pierce Street. Go West Director Jude Kiah expects the 20 millionth rider to board a Go West bus on or around Nov. 15. The lucky rider will be recognized at the Nov. 18 ceremony.

Affirmative Action Administrative Internship Program: Employee Fall Interest Meeting Dec. 6

The Affirmative Action Administrative Internship Committee (AAAIC) will be hosting the fall interest meeting to provide information about the internship program and answer any questions you may have in the University Union Fox Room on Dec. 6 from noon-2 p.m.

Celebration Concert Series with Petra van Nuis and Andy Brown Dec. 7

Tri States Public Radio's Celebration Concert Series Dec. 7 concert will feature the jazz duo, Petra van Nuis and Andy Brown.

University Union Service Center Temporarily Moved

Due to the renovation project in the University Union, the University Union Service Center will move to a temporary location on the first floor of the University Union beginning Monday, Nov. 25. They will be located in the former ticket office across from the Office of Student Activities. They hope to be moved back to the regular location by Jan. 13.

Angel Tree Program

For the 20th consecutive year, Western Illinois University's accountancy honorary Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and the Department of Accounting and Finance are sponsoring the Angel Tree Program.

Faculty & Staff News

Bahr Named November Employee of the Month

Bob Bahr, a physical science technical assistant in the WIU Department of Chemistry, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for November.

Health Plan Meetings Set for Medicare A & B Eligible State Retirees/Dependents

United Health Care representatives and Central Management System representatives will host a series of open enrollment meetings throughout the state, including in Macomb, regarding state retiree health plans for Medicare A & B Eligible State Retirees/Dependents.

Chatterton Obituary

Former secretary to the Western Illinois University provost, registrar and freshman admissions office Pauline I. "Polly" Chatterton, 93, of Macomb, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Macomb.

Provost's Award of Excellence Winners

Five Western Illinois University faculty members and one academic adviser have been named 2013 Provost's Award of Excellence Winners.

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.

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