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News for the WIU Campus Community

March 18, 2016 • Vol. 31, No. 04

University News

Leatherneck Battalion 5K April 23

The Western Illinois University Leatherneck Battalion will host a 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 23 at Spring Lake Park in Macomb. The event is open to all runners and begins at 7 a.m. (Participants should arrive at the park at least 30 minutes before the start of the run.)

Proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk will benefit the Cadet Club fund.


Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk April 2

It's set to be a "paw-fect" weekend opportunity for some exercise and fun with some furry friends at the Western Illinois University Department of Kinesiology's Seventh Annual Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk! The event, slated to start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2 on the WIU-Macomb campus, is held every year in honor of long-time kinesiology department faculty member and department chairperson, the late Donna Phillips.

Start time for the 5K Fun Run is at 9:30 a.m., and the 5K Dog Run is scheduled to begin at 9:35 a.m., with the Dog Walk (1.33 mile route or 2.19 mile route) set to start at 9:40 a.m. Race packet pick up begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Brophy Hall Gym, and the event will be held rain or shine.


Spaghetti Fundraiser Set for March 23

Western Illinois University students make a difference on their campuses and in their communities every day, and one WIU student organization will host a benefit dinner later this month to raise funds to benefit their organization, which exists to benefit others.

The WIU Chapter of Best Buddies will host a "Spread the Word to End the Word" spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at the Macomb American Legion, 221 E. Washington St. Tickets are $5 in advance ($7 at the door).


'Connecting Vets to Careers' March 29

A program designed to help veterans translate their service, education and experience into employment opportunities will be held at Western Illinois University Tuesday, March 29.

"Connecting Vets to Careers," which will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the University Union Grand Ballroom, is open to all veterans and service members at WIU and in surrounding communities and neighboring colleges and universities. Veterans, employers, public and private organizations and community leaders will network to bring awareness to the value of hiring veterans.



Vice President for Student Services Award Winners

Administrative Employee of the Month: Michelle Howe, Career Development Center

Civil Service Employee of the Month: Jacob Buhs, Electronic Student Services

Graduate Assistant of the Month: DeMarkco Butler, Athletics

Student Employee of the Month: Elizabeth Miller, Career Development Center


Six Weeks to Run a Mile

Mondays and Wednesdays: 12:10-12:50 p.m. and free to the campus community. Horrabin Hall Gym: Monday, March 28 and Wednesday, April 6 and 13. Multicultural Center: Monday, April 4, 11 and 25; Monday, May 2; Wednesday March 30; Wednesday April 20 and 27 and Wednesday, May 2. Student Recreation Center, Fitness Studio East: Monday, April 18.

The event starts off walking and works toward running one mile. A light warm-up and stretching are part of the program, and walking and running will take place on campus and on the WIU track. A waiver must be signed before starting the program. For more information, contact Kelley Kenady at


Blood Glucose Screening

The screening runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the University Union Concourse and is free to the campus community. Fasting is not required. The screening is sponsored by Bella Hearst. For more information, contact Kelley Kenady at


Delicious, Nutritious Salads

Salads will be prepared by WIU dietetics students at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 in Knoblauch Hall, room 230. The cost is $5 and those wishing to participate must register with Sharon Thompson in Knoblauch Hall, room 140, by Friday, March 25. For more information, contact Kelley Kenady at


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