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February 2, 2018 • Vol. 33, No. 11

University News

WIU President Named to Prestigious Marguerite Casey Foundation Board of Directors

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas has been named to the Board of Directors of the Marguerite Casey Foundation, a national philanthropy that believes no family should live in poverty. Thomas' four-year term begins this month.

WIU Voted "Best Place to Work"

Western Illinois University has been voted the "Best Place to Work" in a recent McDonough County Voice "People's Choice Awards" promotion.

WIU Announces Black History Month Schedule

February will mark Western Illinois University's celebration of Black History Month with this year's theme, "The Doorsteps of Activism."

WIU Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

Western Illinois University Associate Professor of English Rebekah Buchanan has been named a Fulbright Scholar.

Terstriep Named 2017 Employee of the Year

Western Illinois University Business Manager 1 Julie Terstriep has been named the 2017 Civil Service Employee of the Year.

Students Finding WIU is the Right Choice for Success: Fall 2018 Acceptances Up

As the college selection process is well underway for many high school seniors (and even some juniors and sophomores), the number of accepted students at Western Illinois University is on the rise.

Faculty Chamber Music Series Concert Feb. 7 at Western

The Western Illinois University School of Music will present the Faculty Chamber Music Series Concert III – Mixed Chamber Repertoire, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

First Wednesday Program Feb. 7 at WIU

The Western Illinois University Department of Art will host its monthly First Wednesday program from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 in Garwood Hall, the Heating Plant Annex (HPA) and the WIU Art Gallery.

Social Entrepreneurship Salon to Focus on Community Foundations Feb. 7 at WIU-QC

The Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Social Entrepreneurship Salon will offer a presentation on community foundations at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 on the WIU-QC campus, 3300 River Drive.

Miczo to Deliver Wayne N. Thompson Professor Lecture

The Western Illinois University Department of Communication will host its 25th annual Wayne N. Thompson Professor Lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 in the University Union Sandburg Theatre.

WIU Women's Center to Present 'The Vagina Monologues' Feb. 9-11

Western Illinois University's Women's Center will present Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" (TVM) as part of a V-Day campaign Friday-Sunday, Feb. 9-11 in the Multicultural Center.

WIU 48th Ag Mech Farm Expo Feb. 10-11

The 2018 Agriculture Mechanization (Ag Mech) Club at Western Illinois University will host its 48th annual Farm Expo Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 10-11 at Western Hall.

International Neighbors Program Seeks Applicants

Western Illinois University's Center for International Studies' (CIS) International Neighbors Program will host a program kickoff to introduce neighbors at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 in Horrabin Hall 1.

Fulbright Scholar to Lecture at Western Feb. 13

Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor Fanbin Zeng, of China, will visit Western Illinois University Tuesday, Feb. 13 to talk about the use of social media.

ROTC to Sponsor Valentine's Day Target Shoot Feb. 14

Western Illinois University's ROTC program will sponsor a "Bonnie and Clyde" Valentine's Day shoot at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Horrabin Hall.

WIU Jazz Festival Feb. 15-17

The 45th annual Western Illinois University Jazz Festival will be held Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 15-17 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.



Nominations Sought for 2018 PKP Faculty Initiates

Phi Kappa Phi, the largest all-discipline national scholastic honor society at Western Illinois University, is seeking nominations from Western faculty for 2018 faculty initiates who have been at Western for five or more years.

Vice President for Student Services Award Winners for January 2018

Administrative Employee of the Month: Megan Bainter, Financial Aid

Civil Service Employee of the Month: Ashley Katz, General Building Operations - University Union

Graduate Assistant of the Month: Krystal Mapes, AOD Resource Center - Beu Health Center

Student Assistant of the Month: Tamiya Wilborn, Women's Center

Act of Kindness Award Recipients: Nick Bonanno, Megan Carney and Tyler McLean

Civil Service Personnel Updates

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