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February 15, 2019 • Vol. 33, No. 30

University News

WIU Organizations Encouraged to "Take the Plunge" in this year's Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

A number of Western Illinois University employees and student organizations will take part in the annual 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3 to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.

WIU GIS Center, Students Help with Mapping of State's Warming Centers During Polar Vortex

Staff and student workers from the Western Illinois University Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center helped create a statewide map of warming centers for Illinois residents during the recent polar vortex weather conditions. The WIU center worked closely with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to complete the work.

Psychology Undergraduate Degree, Math Minor Added to WIU-QC Academic Program Line-up

At a press event Thursday on the Western Illinois University Quad Cities campus, it was announced that students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in psychology or a math minor at WIU are now able to do so at both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.

Bishop Hill Historical Exhibit Coming to WIU's Macomb, QCs Campuses

The Department of History and University Libraries are pleased to announce Western Illinois University is hosting a new traveling exhibit on the history, heritage and impact of Bishop Hill, IL.

Macomb Feminist Network Names 2019 Writing Women into History Honorees

The Macomb Feminist Network has selected Winona Malpass, Belinda Carr, Susan Lawhorn, Essie Rutledge and Patricia Walton for its 2019 Writing Women into History Awards.

WIU CFFA Chapter to Host Semi-Annual Pancake Breakfast Feb. 20

The Western Illinois University Collegiate FFA (CFFA) chapter will host its semi-annual fundraising pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the Knoblauch Hall, room 239.

Fourth Annual Foos for Families Tournament to be Held March 3

Several individuals - representing key sectors of the Macomb community, including Western Illinois University faculty and students, the Macomb Park District and the Center for Youth and Family Solutions (CYFS) -are busy planning the third annual Foos for Families Human Foosball Tournament.

James Lantz Obituary

Funeral services for former Western Illinois University Physical Plant Director James M. Lantz, 92, of Macomb, were held Thursday, Feb. 7 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb.

WIU Dance Marathon Spaghetti Dinner, Miracle Jeans Day

The Western Illinois University Dance Marathon will do your supper-time cooking Wednesday, Feb. 13 with an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4-8 p.m. at the Macomb American Legion, 221 E. Washington St.

Hollis Campbell Obituary

A celebration of life service for retired building service worker Hollis J. "Hoppie" Campbell was held Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Wesley Community Center in Macomb.

Doris Lusk Obituary

Retired library technical assistant Doris Lusk passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, in Macomb. Funeral services were held Feb. 2.

State of Illinois Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment Re: OPS

The Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety (OPS) is seeking public comment from the University and area community members as part of the department's Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) evaluation.

Western Illinois University Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Western Illinois University has been named among U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholars. Each year, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the lists annually.


Vice President for Student Services Award Winners for January 2019

Administrative Employee of the Month: John Smith, Beu Health Center
Graduate Assistant of the Month: Greta Dieter, University Housing and Dining Services
Student Assistant of the Month: Angel Harris, Student Judicial Programs.
Act of Kindness Award Recipients: Jamie Ali, Alan Arvin, Enrique (Ricky) Boche, Jessica Butcher, Matthew Collum, Amanda Dermer, Kiersten Deutsch, Katy Gorsuch, Chester Griffith, Gretchen Hampsey, Anyssa Hining, Zachary Jones, Nick Knowles, Milly MacDonell, Bryce Miller, Sherri Moon, Mason Reed, Aaron Sikorski, Julie Terstriep, Brian Thomas, Dustin Van Sloten, Morgan Weirather, and Sean West.
Top Flight Team for the Fall 2018: Beu Health Center


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Current internal positions at Western Illinois University:

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    Tenure track (Unit A) Educational Studies (Macomb)


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