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News for the WIU Campus


April 20, 2018 • Vol. 33, No. 16

University News

Sutton Named WIU Foundation Director of Foundation Financial Affairs

Holly Sutton has been named the director of financial affairs for the WIU Foundation. Sutton replaces Letisha Trepac, who was recently named WIU budget director.

University Marketing, University Relations Nab Top Honors for Marketing, Social Media Programs

University Marketing's (UM) and University Relations' (UR) efforts at Western Illinois University have earned top honors for the third consecutive year from the Collegiate Advertising Awards (CAA).

IBHE Approves Bachelor of Business in Business Analytics at WIU

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) approved a new Bachelor of Business in business analytics at Western Illinois University, beginning Fall 2018.

WIU Endowment Reaches All-Time High

The efforts of the staff of the Western Illinois University Foundation, led by Vice President for Advancement and Public Services and Executive Director of the Foundation Brad Bainter, have led to the institution's endowment reaching a new all-time high.

Western Challenge Set for Purple & Gold Day April 24

The third annual "Western Challenge" at Western Illinois University will kick off at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, April 24.

CITR Announces Faculty Award Winners

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR) hosted the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Awards Thursday, April 12 in the University Union Capitol Room.

Hoon Named COFAC Associate Dean

Western Illinois University Department of Broadcasting and Journalism Chair William "Buzz" Hoon has been named associate dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communication, beginning in the Fall 2018 semester.

Retirement Reception Scheduled for Five School of Music Faculty April 25

A retirement celebration for five Western Illinois University School of Music professors will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the third-floor auditorium of Sherman Hall.

Sock Monkey Saturday April 21 at WIU Art Gallery

Western Illinois University's Art Gallery will host its Sock Monkey Saturday art activities from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 21 in the Art Gallery.


Vice President for Student Services Award Winners for March 2018

Administrative Employee of the Month: Bobbi Smith, Financial Aid
Civil Service Employee of the Month: Shawn Fisher, University Bookstore
Graduate Assistant of the Month: Katie Oparnico, University Housing and Dining Service
Student Assistant of the Month: Margarita Sotelo, Admissions Office
Act of Kindness Award Recipients: Jessica Butcher, Amy Buwick, Jim DiTulio, Milly MacDonell, Ketra Russell and Tracy Scott

Benefits Choice Sessions

The Benefits Office will hold Benefits Choice sessions Wednesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 9 in the Capitol Rooms of the University Union. Sessions will being at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. both days. Major changes are not anticipated, but if you would like to be updated, please plan to attend.

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