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Dec. 6, 2013 • Vol 29, No. 7

University News

Budget Update Dec. 6

Jack Thomas presented an update on our budget situation.

Col. Rock III 2014 Calendar

It's the perfect stocking stuffer: the 2014 Col. Rock III Calendar! Designed by University Relations Webmaster/Graphic Designer Jessica Lambert, the 2014 calendar, featuring photos of Western's lovable four-legged mascot taken by WIU Visual Production Center photographers, is on sale for $5.50 at the University Union Bookstore and online.

2013 Alumni Achievement Recipients

Five Western Illinois University alumni have been selected to receive the WIU Alumni Achievement Award at the Saturday, Dec. 14 Commencement exercises.

Update Regarding Pension Reform

The Illinois State Legislature is again considering a pension reform bill.

WIU Ed Leadership Students Jump In to Help After Washington, IL, Nov. 17 Tornado

Professor Lloyd Kilmer and seven of his educational leadership students were instrumental in helping individuals in the Washington community get the shelter and help they needed right after the storm.


Free Flu Shots for Current, Retired Employees at McDonough County Health Dept.

Current and retired employees of WIU, as well as State of Illinois employees, who have not received a flu shot yet this season can still receive one free flu shot each from the McDonough County Health Department in Macomb.

WIU Department of Art Holiday Sale Planned for Dec. 9-11

The Department of Art will host its annual Holiday Sale in the University Union Grand Ballroom Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 9-11 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day.

EOA Office Calling for Video Captioning Volunteers

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) is calling for volunteers to help out with captioning videos produced by any department or unit at Western Illinois University.

Faculty & Staff News

Seminar Video Provided by CMS

A video from the recent meetings sponsored by Central Management Services (CMS) regarding the state retiree health plans for Medicare A & B Eligible State Retirees/Dependents can be found at More information can also be found at

Carlson Appointed to Board of International AIS Organization

Jane Carlson, director of Tri-States Audio Information Services at Western Illinois University, has been named a board member of the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) Board of Directors.

EM Professor: Donations Best Way to Help Tornado-Stricken Communities

On Nov. 20, Emergency Management Assistant Professor Jack Rozdilsky led a small advance team of students from the WIU Illinois Emergency Services Management Association (IESMA) student chapter into the disaster site area of Tazewell County for the purposes of situational assessment and provision of technical assistance.

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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.

Vice President for Student Services Award Winners

Vice president for student services award winners for November 2013.


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