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December 1, 2017 • Vol. 33, No. 8

University News

#GivingTuesday Exceeds Donor Goal

More than 250 people ... 267 to be exact ... helped Western Illinois University meet - and exceed - its goal for the annual Giving Tuesday, which was held Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Hurricane Relief Recital Sunday at COFAC Recital Hall

The Western Illinois University School of Music Student Council will host a Hurricane Relief Recital at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

New York Philharmonic to Use Holiday Arrangement by WIU's Mindeman

Western Illinois University Associate Professor of Music John Mindeman will have one of his musical arrangements performed by the brass section of the New York Philharmonic during its Holiday Brass Concert Sunday, Dec. 17.

Annual WIU Holiday Festival of Choirs Saturday, Dec. 2

The 24th annual Western Illinois University Holiday Festival of Choirs will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 309 W. Jackson St., Macomb.

World Aids Day Commemorated Dec. 1 at WIU

World AIDS Day will be commemorated at Western Illinois University from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 in the Multicultural Center.

Crighton Named to NATAS Board of Governors

Western Illinois University Broadcasting and Journalism Instructor Jasmine Crighton has been elected to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Mid-America Board of Governors.

WIU-QC Receives Recycle Superhero Award

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities has been selected as a 2017 Recycle Superhero Award recipient in recognition of an initiative to divert plastic water bottles from local landfills.

WIU Alumnus to Serve as Guest Artist with Western's Symphony Orchestra Dec. 8

The Western Illinois University Symphony Orchestra will welcome guest artist Richard Furman, a WIU alumnus and Macomb native, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

WIU History Professor Awarded Prestigious Teaching Opportunity

Western Illinois University History Professor Peter Cole has been awarded a prestigious opportunity to teach in Germany during Summer 2018.


New York City Community Theatre trip

The Office of Study Abroad and Outreach is now taking registrations for the long-running New York City Community Theatre trip. Co-leaders Tammy Honesty (former WIU Theatre and Dance faculty) and Kim McDaniel (Study Abroad and Outreach) are ready to lead you on more adventures around the city during the daily optional walking tours. Al Goldfarb, President Emeritus, WIU, continues to provide his expertise on show selection. Combining favorite locations and new insights, this trip is back for another round of subways, great food and unforgettable theatre.

Registration is available online at Registration deadline is January 31, 2018. For more information or questions, contact Study Abroad and Outreach at (309) 298-2504 or



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