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April 18, 2014 • Vol 29, No. 15

University News

House, Senate Appropriations Testimony

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas recently presented budget-related testimony before the Illinois House and Senate Appropriations Committees to urge legislators for greater support of, and funding for, higher education. Thomas and other University leaders appeared before the Senate March 5 and the House April 9.

WIU, Myanmar Center Enters Into MOU

Western Illinois University and the International Language and Business Center (ILBC) of Yangon, Myanmar, have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at expanding educational opportunities on both campuses.

WIU Signs Honors Agreement with Highland Community College

Western Illinois University and Highland Community College (HCC) have signed an articulation agreement to formalize an understanding of cooperation between the two institutions. The agreement assists HCC honors students in their admission and transfer to the Centennial Honors College at WIU.


BCA Has Upcoming Events at WIU

The BCA calendar at Western Illinois University is packed with events within the next three weeks.

Inaugural Rocky Run April 26

The inaugural Rocky 5K Run/Walk at Western Illinois University is set to start at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at the WIU Alumni House. Hosted by the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC), the race is an extension of the celebration of Purple and Gold Day (which is April 24) at Western.

Retirement Reception for Jeanne Clerc April 29

The Western Illinois University Department of Health Sciences is hosting a retirement reception for Professor Jeanne Clerc from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 in Stipes Hall 501. Refreshments will be served.

Senior Olympics at WIU April 25-26

The deadline to enter the Western Illinois Senior Olympics, hosted by Western Illinois University April 25-26, is Friday, April 18.

Minority Health Month Keynote Speaker April 30: Native American/Bi-National Rose McDonald

Rose-Alma J. McDonald, a member of the Native American Mohawk tribe, will be on the Western Illinois University campus later this month to deliver the keynote address for Western's commemoration of Minority Health Month 2014. This year, the theme for the annual April celebration at Western is "Coming Together for a Healthier You."

Second Annual Jani International Sporting Day, "JAIHO," at WIU May 3

Western Illinois University's second annual Jani International Sporting Day (JAIHO) is set from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center on the WIU-Macomb campus.

PAS Awards May 6

The 2014 annual Performing Arts Society (PAS) Recognition Banquet and Awards Program will be held in the University Union at Western Illinois University Tuesday, May 6.

Dealing with Difference Institute at WIU May 13-14

Western Illinois University will host the 21st annual Dealing with Difference Institute Tuesday-Wednesday, May 13-14 in the Multicultural Center on the Macomb campus. This year's theme is "Social Justice and Education."

Library Atrium Society Bus Trip to Bishop Hill, IL May 17

Explore a "utopia on the prairie" through a tour of Bishop Hill, Saturday, May 17.

McDonough County Senior Services Directory

The McDonough County Senior Services Directory provides current information about the choices available to senior citizens living in McDonough County.

Faculty & Staff News

Durso Named CS Employee of the Month at WIU

Tom Durso, chief broadcasting engineer in the WIU Department of Broadcasting, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for April.

Boyer, Hare Awarded WIU Service Honors

The Western Illinois University Department of Human Resources has released the names of its annual Civil Service recognition and service award winners.

Siddiqi Inducted Into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars of Morehouse College

Western Illinois University English and Journalism Professor Mohammad A. Siddiqi was honored April 3 with induction into the Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars of Morehouse College.

Hutinger Obituary

Patti Hutinger, the longtime former director of Macomb Projects (later, The Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education), and professor of early childhood education, at Western Illinois University passed away March 26 in Macomb. She was 82.

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