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April 19, 2013 • Vol 28, No. 15

University News

WIU Budget Hearing & Legislative Reception

Jack Thomas, and other University leaders, recently traveled to Springfield to provide testimony to the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee and to host a Legislative Reception.

Letter to WIU Employees (4/11/13)

Earlier this week, we joined with other Illinois state public university presidents and chancellors to support a pension reform proposal from the Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) at the University of Illinois.

FAQ - FY'14 Budget

Frequently Asked Questions - FY'14 Budget Information/Projections


Earthfest Planned for April 20

The annual Macomb Earthfest celebration will be held Saturday, April 20 in downtown Macomb.

Senior Olympics April 26-27

The 33rd annual Senior Olympics for men and women ages 50 and over will be held Friday-Saturday, April 26-27 on the Macomb campus.

Inaugural JAIHO Event at WIU April 27: 2013 Focus is Cricket

Learn more about the sport of cricket later this month at the inaugural Jani International Sporting Event, or JAIHO, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 27 at the Vince Grady Field.

School Safety: Active Shooter Threats to Schools and Their Communities May 3

The WIU School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration will be presenting a conference that will cover red flag behaviors, history, policy and protocols in the event of an active shooter incident.

Benefits Choice Meetings May 6 and 7

Benefits Choice meetings will be held on Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in the Union Grand Ballroom at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A table fair for CMS Group Insurance Division Staff and Insurance Company Representatives will be held on May 6 only. Several changes will occur July 1, 2013. All employees are strongly encouraged to attend. A separate meeting for retirees will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Annex of the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1212 West Calhoun St., Macomb, IL. All retirees are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting.

Faculty & Staff News

Won Moo Hurh Passed Away

Won Moo Hurh, 80, Western Illinois University's first Distinguished Faculty Lecturer and retired sociology professor passed away April 12 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Academic Adviser of the month nomination for April

Please nominate an outstanding academic adviser for the month.

McDounogh AARP Directory

The 2013 McDonough County Illinois Senior Services Directory is available online.

Professional Activities

Grants and Contracts

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

Vice President for Student Services Award Winners for March 2013

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

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