News for the
WIU Campus Community
March 7, 2014 • Vol 29, No. 12
New Way to Vote for WIU: Final Four NCAA Contest
Attention Leathernecks fans! There's a new, faster (and NCAA approved!) way to vote Western all the way to 100k! Simply go to wiu.edu/voteWIU and follow the instructions. Vote for Western Illinois University in the NCAA 6th Fan Competition by typing in the captcha code over ... and over and over ... again.
WIU Celebrating Women's History Month
March is National Women's History Month (NWHM), and the Western Illinois University Women's Center has released a calendar of events containing numerous relevant programs and activities happening throughout the month on campus and in the community.
Valic Now Provides a Roth 403b Option
Valic Financial Advisors has instituted a new Roth 403b plan in conjunction with the WIU 403b Supplemental Retirement Plan.
Annual Rock and Gem Show March 8-9
The 34th annual Geodeland Earth Science Club Inc.'s (GESCI) Rock, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show will be held March 8-9 in the University Union Grand Ballroom.
Gardener's Day March 15
The University of Illinois Extension and McDonough County Master Gardeners will bring the 19th annual Gardener's Day to the second floor of the University Union Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Stony Brook Professor to Speak at WIU March 18
Professor Pradeep Dubey, of the State University of New York, Stony Brook, will present a lecuture, "Game Theory, Economics, and Matching Between Donors and Recipients of Organs," on Tuesday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m. at the Multicultural Center.
Faculty & Staff News
Trusley Named WIU Employee of the Month
Karen Trusley, program assistant in the Western Illinois University Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for March.
Outstanding Academic Adviser Award Nominations
Nominations are being accepted for the annual Outstanding Academic Adviser Award.
Viadero Named Director of New WIU Ph.D. Program
Western Illinois University Institute for Environmental Studies Director Roger Viadero has been named director of the school's new Ph.D. program in environmental science.
WIU Faculty Artists Receive International Recognition for 'The Devil's Tale'
A Western Illinois University faculty chamber group was featured at the 2014 College Band Directors National Association North Central Divisional Conference in Muncie, IN, March 1.
Grants and Contracts
View the most recent listing of grant and contract recipients, provided by the Office of Sponsored Projects.
View the most recent publications and presentations by WIU faculty and staff.