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April 5, 2013 • Vol 28, No. 14

University News

Relay for Life of WIU Set for April 12

Relay for Life of WIU is slated to take place 6 p.m. Friday, April 12 through 6 a.m. Saturday, April 13 on the WIU-Macomb campus.

Open Forums with President Thomas April 16

Come hear President Thomas give an overview of the University's current situation and his assessment of the higher education environment in Illinois. A Q&A period will follow his comments in the Capitol Rooms, University Union 11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. CODEC Connection at 11a.m. to Room 120 Riverfront campus and at 3:30 p.m. to Room 115 at 60th street campus.

Tech Fest 2013 at WIU Set for April 24

Join faculty and staff members from several WIU departments and west central Illinois education and business communities to celebrate WIU's College of Education and Human Services' 14th Annual Tech Fest, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in the Horrabin Hall gym.


The Chipper Lowell Experience April 5

"The Chipper Experience...Where Comedy and Magic Collide!" is coming to WIU at 8 p.m. Friday, April 5 in the University Union Grand Ballroom.

Enrich YOU at WIU!

New employee programming (formerly Go Western!) has been designed with YOU in mind! Sessions and workshops are open to all civil service employees and many are free, or a minimal fee. Step out of your routine to refresh and recharge - learn something new, and meet other employees.

  • Think Purple...Appropriate! Monday, April 8
  • Facebook for Fun! Friday, April 26
  • May Day Garden Wednesday, May 1
  • Revise Your Resume Wednesday, May 22
  • Reduce the Risk Wednesday, June 12

Film Screening: 'Switch,' a documentary April 18

WIU and Arcos Films would like to invite you to a FREE screening of Switch, a new award-winning documentary that moves past the politics to deliver the straight answers on energy.

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

This program is designed to address prevention, policy and the state of safety in schools in the event of an active shooter incident. Register online.

Safe Space Training

Additional dates have been added for Western Illinois University's Safe Space training for faculty, staff and administrators on the Macomb campus.

Faculty & Staff News

CITR Hosted Symposium on Teaching, Research and Creative Activities

This event highlighted the innovations in teaching, research and creative activities from across campus and disseminated the same across disciplines. The program included a Faculty Showcase, presentations by active researches and a pedagogy panel, comprised of practitioners of this year's theme, "Leveraging Social Media."

Quesal to Retire from WIU May 31

Donna Quesal, an instructor in Western Illinois University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, will retire May 31 after 22 years of service.

Stout to Retire from WIU May 31

A retirement reception for Patrick Stout will be held from 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the Multicultural Center. The reception is open free to the public.

WIU-QC English Professor Named Fulbright Scholar, Senior Lecturer to Germany

Associate Professor of English Daniel Malachuk has been appointed to serve as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Germany.

Former Building Service Employee, Mary Katherine Welch Passes Away

Mary Katherine Welch, 72, of Macomb, IL, passed away on Friday. March 29.

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

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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