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April 4, 2014 • Vol 29, No. 14

University News

Local Restaurants Donate Portion of Proceeds to WIU Relay for Life

Eight Macomb restaurants are participating in a weeklong effort to help raise money for the student-run Relay for Life of Western Illinois University.

BOT Approves Cost Guarantee Increase for New Students

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees approved a 2.99 percent increase in the University's Cost Guarantee (all costs: tuition, fees and room and board) for undergraduate and a 2.97 percent increase for graduate students entering the WIU-Macomb campus in Fall 2014 at its March 28 meeting.

Center for International Studies Continues Global Initiatives on WIU Campus

From China to Brazil and beyond, 50 countries from across the globe are represented at Western Illinois University.


Blood Pressure & Grip Strength Screenings April 8

Blood pressure and grip strength screenings will be offered free of charge on Tuesday, April 8 in the University Union Fox Room 8-9:15 a.m.

Hagler to Speak at WIU Art Gallery April 9

Artist, teacher and writer Elana Hagler will speak at the Western Illinois University Art Gallery Wednesday, April 9 about "Writing About Art: Words that Help and Words that Hurt."

Ernie Hendrickson April 12

Tri States Public Radio presents Chicago singer-songwriter, Ernie Hendrickson at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.

WIU Online Lamb Sale Set for April 14-15

The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture will host an online lamb sale Monday-Tuesday, April 14-15.

Sun Damage Screening April 15

Sun damage screening will be offered free of charge on Tuesday April 15 in the University Union Lincoln Room 8:30-10:30 a.m.

BCA Preview Event is April 19

The annual BCA season preview celebration will be held Saturday, April 19 at Citizens Bank, a division of Morton Community Bank, in downtown Macomb.

Fundraiser for Female Activism Statue is May 2

The Macomb Woman's Club Social Service Memorial Committee will host a fundraiser Friday, May 2, to help pay for a Chandler Park statue in honor of Macomb's female social activists of the past.

Rick Springfield to Perform at WIU Family Day Sept. 13

Grammy-winning 80s rocker Rick Springfield will perform a free concert at Western Illinois University Saturday, Sept. 13 during the annual Family Day tailgating celebration.

Faculty & Staff News

Plagenz Named WIU-QC Development Director

Paul Plagenz has been named the director of development for the WIU-Quad Cities campus, effective Monday, April 14.

Employee Service Recognition April 29

The 31th Annual Employee Recognition Reception will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 in the University Union Grand Ballroom to honor employees who have completed 10-40 years of service to Western Illinois University.

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Vice President for Student Services Award Winners for March 2014

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