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August 4, 2017 • Vol. 33, No. 1

University News

Inaugural University Assembly

Western Illinois University will host the inaugural University Assembly from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. 17 in Western Hall.

All faculty, staff and administrators from Macomb and the Quad Cities campuses are invited to attend the event, which replaces the annual Fall Faculty Assembly. Attendance is encouraged.

The event will also be live-streamed on the University's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The University Assembly will feature an address by WIU President Jack Thomas, and speakers including WIU Board of Trustees Chair Cathy Early, Interim Provost and Academic Vice President Kathy Neumann and Student Government Association (SGA) President Grant Reed.

Moving WIU Forward

For nearly 118 years, Western Illinois University, which started as Western Illinois State Normal School, has been a vital partner in west-central Illinois and across the globe. In spite of the ever-increasing challenges facing public higher education, Western continues to move forward to position itself for the next century and beyond.

School of Ag Develops WIU Aggies Alumni Group

In an effort to reconnect with its alumni, the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture has developed the WIU Aggies, an organization for its graduates, as well as for friends of the school.

Farewell Reception for Comerford Set for Aug. 9

A farewell reception for Western Illinois University Union Director Ann Comerford will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9 in the University Union Lamoine Room.


WIU Foundation, Sponsored Projects Offering Summer Stipends

The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects will award up to 10 summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2018. Additional support is possible from the Office of Sponsored Projects.

The Foundation will be awarding up to two additional grants specifically related to academic enhancements in the classroom. All of 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 which can normally be pursued during the academic year.

Proposals are to be submitted in one of the following categories:

1) Development of a significant curriculum proposal
2) Mastery of a new instructional technique
3) Research leading to publication
4) Research required to prepare an application to an external granting agency
5) Creation of work leading to a performance or exhibition.

The selection committee will pay special attention to the “expected outcomes” section of the proposal to ensure that substantial outcomes result from the stipend-funded project.

Proposals for summer stipends must be submitted to the Foundation Office in 303 Sherman Hall no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Proposals must follow the guidelines and policies set forth by the committee. The committee will only consider applications that follow the guidelines, supply important information, present scholarly quality, and meet the application deadline. Examples of successfully funded proposals can be found on the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching website at

For more information about the guidelines, contact Lisa Krieg at 298-1808 or

Civil Service Personnel Updates

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Grants and Contracts & Professional Accomplishments

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