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December 21, 2018 • Vol. 33, No. 27

University News

President Jack Thomas - Fall 2018 Commencement Address

Today, I remind you of the principles that will keep you moving forward while striving to achieve your dreams and goals. To move forward, seize the opportunity to take advantage of new beginnings. To move forward, seize the opportunity to be bold. To move forward, seize the opportunity to overcome inner obstacles. And, to move forward, seize the opportunity to work.

Wilderness First Responder Courses Scheduled for March at Horn Field Campus

Learn how to respond to a medical emergency in remote settings at Western Illinois University's Horn Field Campus (HFC) in March through the Wilderness Medical Associates International's Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Wilderness First Responder Re-Certification courses.

Purple and Gold Popcorn Available in WIU School of Ag Office

Give friends and family a gift that literally pops with local flavor and school spirit this holiday season - purple and gold popcorn, produced on Western Illinois University's Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm, is the perfect stocking stuffer.

BOT Action Dec. 14

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees approved the FY20 appropriated capital budget recommendations and the annual auditing department charter at its Dec. 14 Board meeting on the Macomb campus. The Board also approved to table a resolution to release closed session meeting minutes. The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held March 28-29, 2019, in Macomb.

WIU to Offer Accredited Online Master of Music Degree Beginning in Fall 2019

Beginning in Fall 2019, Western Illinois University will offer an online, NASM-accredited Master of Music with an emphasis in Music Education degree.

Reed Named 2018 WIU Civil Service Employee of the Year

Western Illinois University Assistant Superintendent of Grounds in Landscape Maintenance Eric Reed has been named the 2018 Civil Service Employee of the Year.

Seasons Greetings from WIU

May your holidays be filled with joy and peace.


Vice President for Student Services Award Winners for November 2018

Administrative Employee of the Month: Marsha Dace, University Counseling Center
Graduate Assistant of the Month: Michema Lafontant, Student Judicial Programs
Student Assistant of the Month: London Blocker, Admissions Office
Act of Kindness Award Recipients: Julie Derry, Drew Donahoo and Stephanie Hovsepian


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