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Nov. 7, 2014 • Vol. 30, No. 5

University News

Quinn Announces $5 Million Investment for WIU-QC Riverfront campus Phase III Design

Gov. Pat Quinn announced a $5 million investment for the Phase III of the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront campus in Moline.

Knoblauch Cafe to Recognize POW/MIAs Veterans Day (Nov. 11) at WIU

Students, faculty and staff at Western Illinois University's Knoblauch Cafe will honor United States POW/MIAs, U.S. military personnel who were taken as prisoners or are listed as missing in action, next week on Veterans Day.

WIU Offers Admission Fee Waiver for Area Students

Quad Cities area high school seniors interested in Western who apply for admission for the Fall 2015 semester will have the University's $30 application fee waived.


Be the Match on Campus Hosts Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive Nov. 7

Take a moment of your day and stop by Be the Match on Campus chapter's bone marrow donor registry drive Friday, Nov. 7 in the University Union Concourse.

WIU Celebrating Military Appreciation Week Nov. 7-13

Western Illinois University will celebrate Military Appreciation Week Nov. 7-13. WIU's Veterans Resource Center is also commemorating five years of service to veterans, service members, military family members and the University and surrounding communities.

'Casablanca' PAS Gala Scheduled for Nov. 8

The annual Performing Arts Society's (PAS) Gala and Silent Auction, which raises money to bring in year-round arts programming for area youth, will be held Saturday, Nov. 8.

Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 10-21

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Knox College Professor to Speak at WIU Nov. 11

Knox College Assistant Professor William Hope, of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, will speak about "Like a Sonorous Rum One Drinks with Ears: Making sense of Cuban Son Montuno and the Aesthetics of Sabor."

Celebration Concert Harpeth Rising Nov. 15

Tri States Public Radio presents Harpeth Rising at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Tri States Public Radio Vallillo/Holtz Performance Studio.

Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose and Grip Strength Screening

All blood pressure, blood glucose and grip strength screenings are 8-9:30 a.m.

Faculty & Staff News

Provost's Award of Excellence Winners

Six Western Illinois University faculty members and one academic adviser have been named 2014 Provost's Award of Excellence Winners.

Summer Stipend Award Recipients

The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects is awarding eleven summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2015.

Pano Award Albanian Medal of the Republic

Professor Emeritus Nicholas Pano was recently awarded the Nation's Honor Medal of the Republic of Albania by Albania President Bujar Nishani.

WIU Professor Receives Grant for Veterans Research

Assistant Professor of Communication Lance Brendan Young is part of a research team which received a nearly $100,000 grant to train clinical staff at substance use disorder treatment programs at three VA hospitals in the Midwest.

Professional Activities

Grants and Contracts

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

Civil Service Personnel Updates

View the latest changes in civil service personnel, provided by the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Vice President for Student Services Award Winners

Vice President for Student Services Award winners for October 2014.



Office Support Specialist Diane L. Garlisch, 57, passed away Oct. 22 at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria, IL.


Retired Office of Public Safety Secretary Carol Jean Horrell, 77, passed away Oct. 17 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

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