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Feb. 21, 2014 • Vol 29, No. 11

University News

WIU Advances to Sweet 16 of NCAA Fan Contest

Thanks to the unwavering support of Western Illinois University fans, the Leathernecks have advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA 6th Fan Competition.

Knoblauch Cafe Opens for the Semester

Western Illinois University students, faculty and staff can enjoy a nutritious lunch in the Knoblauch Cafe every Tuesday or Thursday from Feb. 18-April 24.

WIU Ed Leadership Department: Partner in $4.6 Million Grant to Study Principal Preparation

Western Illinois University's Department of Educational Leadership is a program at one of three universities participating in a $4.64 million U.S. Department of Education School Leadership Grant.


WIU ROTC Sponsoring Blood Drive Feb. 21

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Western Illinois University in the Horrabin Hall gymnasium from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

PAS Wine Tasting Feb. 22

The Performing Arts Society (PAS) will host its 15th annual Wine Tasting Saturday, Feb. 22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the University Union Heritage Room.

WIU LEJA to Host Active Shooter Workshop Feb. 28

The Western Illinois University School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) will host the Active Shooter Defense Workshop: Practical Responses to Aggression Friday, Feb. 28, starting at 8:15 a.m. at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook in Oak Brook, IL.

WIU's International Bazaar is March 1, part of International Week

Western Illinois University's Casa Latina Cultural Center will host International Week Monday - Saturday, Feb. 24 - March 1.

RAD Classes Begin March 19

WIU's Office of Public Safety (OPS) will offer the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course beginning Wednesday, March 19.

WIU LEJA to Host Behavior Program March 21

The LEJA will present "Anti Social Youth: Intervention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation" Friday, March 21, starting at 8:15 a.m. in the University Union.

Faculty & Staff News

Bergeson Named Employee of the Month

Amanda Bergeson, full-time office support associate for WQPT, the Quad Cities Public Television station, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for February.

Kilmer Named College of Ed and Human Services Interim Assistant Dean at WIU-QC

Lloyd Kilmer has been named interim assistant dean in the College of Education and Human Services at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, effective January 1.

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Grants and Contracts

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

Civil Service Personnel Updates

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


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