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October 5, 2018 • Vol. 33, No. 22

University News

'Page to Stage' Part of 'Moon Over Macomb' Oct. 20

A summer internship experience by a Western Illinois University theatre student has transitioned into a Halloween-themed performance experience during the annual "Moon Over Macomb" event.

Forever Home: Stacey Macchi

For Assistant Professor of Communication Stacey Macchi, a chance visit to the Western Illinois University campus as a high school student has developed into a passion for her alma mater and her adopted community that she is passing down to the students in her classroom each semester.

Ribbon Cutting Held for WIU Scanning Electron Microscope

The Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors were on the Western Illinois University campus to cut the ribbon on a Currens Hall laboratory space that houses a new scanning electron microscope (SEM).

Community Art Program Offering Fall Classes

The Western Illinois University Art Education program in the Department of Art will present the Fall 2018 Community Art Program on Sundays, from Oct. 21 - Nov. 11, at the West Central Illinois Arts Center and Garwood Hall on the WIU campus.

WIU Miracle Jeans Day Oct. 11

How many times a week do we spend at least $5 on a cup of gourmet coffee or an impulse item in the checkout lane? Take that Abraham Lincoln, and for just one day, spend it on a cause that's "for the kids. On Thursday, Oct. 11, Western Illinois University employees are invited to participate in the WIU Dance Marathon's third annual Miracle Jeans Day, with proceeds of the event going to St. Louis-area Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

WIU Jack-O'-Lantern Stencils Available for Download

Show off your #WIUPride this Halloween by carving your jack-o'-lanterns using Western Illinois University stencils.

BOT Approves FY20 Budget Recommendations

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees approved the Fiscal Year 2020 operating budget and capital budget recommendations, which will be presented to the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner, as well as the FY19 All-Funds Budget at its Sept. 28 Board meeting on the Macomb campus.

Alumni Plaza "Map of Bricks"

Leatherneck pride is alive and well at Western Illinois University, as demonstrated by the success of the first phase of the Alumni Plaza and Mascot Memorial project.

Hunt Named Director of University Technology-AIMS

Stacie Hunt, interim director of University Technology-Administrative Information Management Systems (AIMS) at Western Illinois University, has been named director of University Technology-AIMS, effective Sept. 1, according to WIU Interim Executive Director and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Rebecca Slater.

Cultural Café Nigeria Event Oct. 9 at WIU

Western Illinois University's Center for International Studies (CIS) will host the Cultural Café Nigeria event at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the University Union Heritage Room.

WIU-QC Engineering Receives ABET Accreditation

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities' degree program in Mechanical Engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and its general Engineering degree has been re-accredited. ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.


Vice President for Student Services Award Winners for September 2018

Graduate Assistant of the Month: Sami Hanley, University Counseling Center

AOK Award Recipients: Myranda Anderson, Blake Andrews, Laura Casey, Geoff DeJanvier, Gayle Heller, Lauren Hoover, Cheryl Hutchins, Harish Jujjavarapu, Ashley Katz, Kimberly Kuspa, Briana McManus, Jenissa Nino, Joe Roselieb, Roger Runquist, Ketra Russell, Juan Cabrera Sandoval, Cassie Wallace, Amanda Wroblewski and Danielle Wycoff.

Lights up in London!

As part of the new Community Expeditions offerings from the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach, community members are invited to be among the first to join WIU President Emeritus Al Goldfarb and Kim McDaniel, Study Abroad and Outreach, on the inaugural London Community Theatre trip, March 9-17, 2019.

The trip will include tickets to productions, a bus tour of London and at least one visit outside the city. There will also be free time to explore and visit famous landmarks and museums.

For more information, contact McDaniel at (309) 298-2504 or or visit Community Expeditions.

Free Flu Shots

Free Flu Shots for eligible state employees will be given on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Union Heritage Room. WIU employees, retirees, survivors and other state agency employees who carry the state health insurance are eligible to participate. Please have your WIU ID card and state health ID card available at the door. Dependents and spouses are NOT eligible. 

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