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Dec. 19, 2014 • Vol. 30, No. 8

University News

BOT Meeting Set for Dec. 19

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will consider the final report from the WIU Open Access Task Force and a collective bargaining agreement for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399 (Mechanical Maintenance/Heating Plant Unit) at the Friday, Dec. 19 Board meeting in the University Union Capitol Rooms on the Macomb campus.

WIU Rocky Purple and Gold Popcorn Available at School of Ag Office

Surprise friends and family this holiday season with a gift that literally pops with local flavor and school spirit! Rocky Purple and Gold Popcorn, produced on Western Illinois University's Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm, is the perfect stocking stuffer.

Nominations Sought for 2015 PKP Faculty Initiates

Phi Kappa Phi, the largest all-discipline national scholastic honor society at Western Illinois University, is seeking nominations from Western faculty for 2015 faculty initiates, who have been at Western for five or more years.

Briefs

Brattain Lounge Naming Ceremony Dec. 19

Western Illinois University Associate Vice President Emeritus for Student Services and Professor Emeritus of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration William E. Brattain will be honored by the renaming of the University Union Prairie Lounge to the William E. Brattain Lounge at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19.

Annual Blood Drive Jan. 28 at WIU Part of Pay It Forward Day

In celebration of National Blood Donation Month, Western Illinois University's fifth annual Pay it Forward Blood Drive will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the WIU Multicultural Center.

TIAA-CREF Jan. 28-30

P.J. Conlon, a TIAA-CREF financial consultant will be visiting WIU in Macomb on Jan. 28-30 to conduct individual one-on-one counseling sessions.

Faculty & Staff News

Terry Named CBT Advisor of the Month

Michelle Terry, Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology (CBT) academic advisor, was named the November 2014 Academic Advisor of the Month by the Council of Academic Advisors (COAA).

WIU Professor Continues Musical Relationship with Korea

Western Illinois University Professor Tammie Walker recently returned from a Fall 2014 sabbatical trip to Seoul, Korea that helped foster a musical relationship with the country and attract new students to WIU.

WIU 403b Iniversal Availability Notice 2015

The WIU 403b supplemental retirement plan is an avenue to use pretax earnings to save for retirement and reduce your taxable income.

Obituaries

Ellickson Obituary

Jean Ellickson, the former chair of Western Illinois University's Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, passed away Nov. 28 in Florida.

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

Vice President for Student Services Award winners for November 2014.

Summer Stipend Opportunities

The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects will award up to 3 summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2015.

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