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Nov. 6, 2015 • Vol. 30, No. 24

University News

SUPER Blue Light 5k Fun Run Nov. 7

MACOMB, IL- Western Illinois University's Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Inter-Hall Council are co-sponsoring the SUPER Blue Light 5K Fun Run beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at WIU's Vince Grady Field.

The SUPER Blue Light 5K Fun Run will promote safety and aid in the fight against domestic and sexual violence. During the run, participants will pass as many emergency blue lights as possible on campus, allowing participants to learn more about the locations of these vital safety tools.


Knoblauch Cafe Now Open

The Western Illinois University Knoblauch Hall Cafe will be open in the building's corporate dining hall, room 239, from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays through Dec. 1.

Meals are $7 and will include an entree, drink and dessert. Carry outs are available, as is delivery within Knoblauch Hall.



Flu Shots Still Available For Employees

State employees with state health insurance can contact the McDonough County Health Department until December to receive a flu shot at no cost. For those without state insurance, flu shots are available for $30 for Quadrivalent and $50 for high dose (for those ages 65 and older). Call (309) 837-9951, ext. 208 to schedule an appointment or for more information about flu vaccinations.


Summer Stipend Awarded

The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects is awarding seven summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2016. These grants provide opportunities for faculty to engage in projects leading to the professional advancement of the proposal writer and the enhancement of Western Illinois University in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity.

While teaching, research and creative activities are expected of every faculty member, the summer stipend is intended to allow faculty to pursue projects well beyond those that can normally be pursued during the academic year. Proposals are encouraged in research leading to publication, development of a significant curriculum proposal, creation of work leading to a performance or exhibition, mastery of a new instructional technique, and research required in preparing an application to an external granting agency.

The recipients of the proposals that will be funded for Summer 2016 are
Dean Alexander from LEJA, Anita Hardeman from music, David Lane from psychology, Jongho Lee from political science, Sherry Lindquist from art, Shawn Meagher from biological sciences and Shazia Rahman from English.


Vice President for Student Services Award Winners - September

Administrative Employee of the Month - Justin Schuch, University Housing and Dining Services

Graduate Assistant of the Month - Danielle Buckner, Career Development Center

Act of Kindness Award Recipients: Jude Kiah, Tori Niemann, Danielle Buckner, Julie Terstriep and Charlene Hammond.


Vice President for Student Services Award Winners - October

Civil Service Employee of the Month - Cerese Wright, University Housing and Dining Services

Graduate Assistant of the Month - Madison Cirks, Beu Health Center/AOD Resource Center

Student Employee of the Month - Erica Webster, Athletics

Act of Kindness Award Recipients: Mary Welch, Michelle Janisz, Carl Simien, Barbara De Renzy, Milly MacDonell, Stephanie Russell, Alexandra Jensen, Matt Tanney, DeMarkco Butler and Tracy Scott.



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