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October 20, 2017 • Vol. 33, No. 5

University News

WIU: U.S. News Best Midwestern University

For the 13th consecutive year, Western Illinois University has been recognized as a "Best Midwestern University" by U.S. News and World Report.

Princeton Review: WIU "Best Midwestern" College 14 Consecutive Years

The Princeton Review has long acknowledged Western Illinois University for its outstanding programs, services and resources, and for the 14th consecutive year, Western Illinois University has been named a "Best Midwestern College."

Oxfam Hunger Banquet Nov. 8 at WIU

Western Illinois University's Center for International Studies and the School of Agriculture is sponsoring the Oxfam Hunger Banquet from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the University Union Heritage Room.

Budget Director Interviews Set

Interviews for the Western Illinois University budget director position will be held Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 25-26 and Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 30-31.

WIU to Host Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Oct. 31

The Western Illinois University Department of History will sponsor a faculty panel discussion, "Reformation 500," to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the initiation of the Reformation from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the University Union Sandburg Theatre.

Horn Field Campus Partners for Zombie Apocalypse Macomb 2017 Oct. 27-29

Western Illinois University's Horn Field Campus will partner with the Macomb Park District to present Zombie Apocalypse Macomb 2017 Friday-Sunday, Oct. 27-29.

Military Consultant to Address University Community Oct. 26

The Western Illinois University Veterans Resource Center, the Council on Student Activity Funds and CITR will sponsor two presentations by a military consultant Thursday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the University Capitol Room in Macomb and Riverfront Room 120, on the Quad Cities Campus.

Alabama Professor to Lecture about Social Justice at WIU Oct. 26

Professor Aaron M. Kuntz, head of educational studies in psychology, research, methodology and counseling at the University of Alabama, will lead a research symposium at Western Illinois University from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in the University Union Heritage Room.

Provost's Award of Excellence Winners

Five Western Illinois University faculty members and one academic adviser have been named 2017 Provost's Award of Excellence winners. The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR) at WIU organized six-member committees charged with evaluating excellence in each of the determined areas.

Take Back the Night Rally Oct. 26 at WIU

As part of a campaign of awareness, empowerment and fighting against sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence, the 28th annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march and rally will be held Thursday, Oct. 26 at Western Illinois University.

Biennial WIU Faculty Art Exhibit Runs through Dec. 8

The Western Illinois University Art Gallery will feature the Biennial Faculty Exhibition through Dec. 8.



Negotiations update

This negotiations update contains a series of Frequently Asked Questions regarding mediation, proposals and other topics related to the negotiation process. These FAQs and other documents can be found at


Civil Service Personnel Updates

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Grants and Contracts & Professional Accomplishments

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

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