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May 1, 2015 • Vol. 30, No. 16

University News

Employee Wellness Partners with Students for Community Garden

A partnership between the Employee Wellness Committee and a University anthropology class resulted in the planting of a community garden on campus as part of Earth Day 2015 on Wednesday, April 22.

Emergency Management Faculty and Grad Student Help Farmers with Tornado Debris Problems

A faculty member and students in the Emergency Management Program are looking at ways to help farmers address debris management in the aftermath of tornado disasters.

Sponsors Draft 23 Artists for WIU's Rocky on Parade

Tuesday, April 21 was "Draft Day" for the 23 artists selected to create the next collection of Rocky on Parade bulldog statues to be permanently displayed around campus and around Macomb.

WIU Signs MOU with China Jiliang University

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed April 20 by Kathleen Neumann, WIU associate provost and College of Business and Technology dean, and Qingyu Fan, vice president of China Jiliang University.

WIU Has Deep Connection to Local Big Brothers Big Sisters Office

Many times, as a natural extension of academic and philanthropic programming, students, faculty, staff and alumni at WIU are deeply involved in helping the community.

Rocky Continues to Move for Scholarships

A cutout of Col. Rock III (aka Rocky) will continue to move from office to office when employees make a contribution to the Civil Service Employees Council Scholarship Fund.

"Get in the Game. Save a Life"

Because of one Leatherneck Football player signing up during the inaugural "Get in the Game. Save a Life" bone marrow drive on the WIU campus last spring, an infant will get the lifesaving transplant he needs.


Planning & Accomplishments Presentations May 1

The presentations provide the campus communities with a progress report of the University's master plan, and allows University leadership to share division accomplishments and goals, including fiscal savings suggestions, for the upcoming year.

Spring Gala Dance Concert May 1-2

The annual Spring Gala Dance Concert will offer an evening of dance, choreographed by students and instructors from the University Dance Theatre.

University Concert Choir and University Singers Perform May 2

The Western Illinois University Concert Choir and University Singers will present a program of choral works for organ at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at the First Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Carroll St., in Macomb.

Steel Band Celebrates 30th Anniversary with May 2 Concert

The WIU Steel Band will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

Brown to Lecture at WIU May 7

The second annual Kline Professorship Lecture, delivered by Assistant Professor Daniel H. Brown, will be presented at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7 in Morgan Hall, room 310.

Memorial Tree Planting May 11

Western Illinois University-Macomb employees who passed away between March 2014 and March 2015 will be remembered at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 11 during a brief ceremony at the Memorial Tree Grove, located on the southeast section of campus by University Village, near the Pierce Street entrance.

Faculty & Staff News

Film with WIU Roots Nominated for Documentary Award

The documentary film based on the life of actress Jean Seberg has been nominated for a documentary film award in Iowa.

WIU Admissions Counselor Named "Rising Star"

D'Angelo Taylor, a regional admissions counselor serving the St. Louis metro region for WIU, received the Rising Star Award at the recent Missouri Association for College Admissions Counseling (MOACAC) 2015 Annual Conference.

Winters-March Retirement Reception May 1

A retirement reception for Professor and Co-director of the University Dance Theatre Candace Winters-March will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, May 1 in the Hainline Theatre lobby.

Joint Retirement Reception for Mors, Anderson and Thompson May 4

A retirement reception will be held for School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (SLEJA) Director Terry Mors, SLEJA Professor Barry Anderson and SLEJA Office Manager Judy Thompson from 2-4 p.m. Monday, May 4 in Horrabin Hall 1.

Brouette Receives Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Scott Brouette, assistant director of student affairs at WIU-QC, recently received The Governor's Volunteer Service Award in recognition of his efforts to enhance early childhood literacy in the region.

Faculty Recognized in CITR's Research and Creative Activities Awards

Three faculty members were recognized last week at the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Awards event hosted by the WIU Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR).

Potter Named COAA Advisor of the Month for March

The Council of Academic Advisor (COAA) Awards and Recognition Committee named Andria Potter the March Academic Advisor of the Month.

Hunt and Hare Receive Service Awards

Department of Human Resources has released the names of the Civil Service recognition and service award winners for 2015.

Bellott Awarded Excellence in Mentoring

Department of Chemistry Assistant Professor Brian Bellott was presented with the Award of Excellence in Mentoring during the Centennial Honor College's 2015 Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Day, held April 15.

Civil Service Personnel Updates

View the latest changes in civil service personnel, provided by the Civil Service Employees Council.

Professional Activities

Grants and Contracts

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

Professional Activities

View the most recent publications and presentations by WIU faculty and staff.

Seeking University Technology-Microsoft Server, Desktop, and Security Specialist

University Technology seeks a full-time Microsoft Server, Desktop, and Security Specialist.


Schiek Obituary

Computer science professor Jayne Schiek, 90, of Macomb, passed away Thursday, April 9 at her home.

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