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March 1, 2019 • Vol. 33, No. 31

University News

WIU Hosts 46th International Bazaar March 2

Western Illinois University will host the 46th annual International Bazaar from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in the University Union Grand Ballroom.

Regional High School Science Students Benefit from WIU Chemistry Outreach Programs

Outreach programs by the Western Illinois University Department of Chemistry are giving students in regional high schools the opportunity to experience college laboratory experiments in scientific areas of forensic chemistry and chemistry that interest them.

WIU to Host 'Who Run The World?: A Woman's Gallery' March 7

The Western Illinois University Women's Center and the Center for International Studies will host "Who Run The World?: A Woman's Gallery," from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 7 in the Multicultural Center.

International Coffee Hour Featured South Africa

The Western Illinois University Center for International Studies sponsored International Coffee Hour.

WIU Dual Enrollment Program Gives Area High Schoolers a Head Start

Do you think about finishing your college degree in record time? It's possible thanks to the many opportunities that Western Illinois University provides high school juniors and seniors to get a head start on their WIU degree.

Knoblauch Cafe Opened Feb. 26 for Tuesday and Thursday Meals

The Knoblauch Cafe opened for the Spring 2019 semester Tuesday, Feb. 26 and will serve meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the Knoblauch Hall Corporate Dining Room, 239.

Geodeland Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show March 9-10 at WIU

The Geodeland Earth Science Clubs, Inc. (GESCI) will hold its 39th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at Western Illinois University Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10.

Hartnett Named Human Resources Director

Amelia Hartnett, interim director of human resources, has been named the director of human resources at Western Illinois University, effective March 1.

WIU School of Ag Opens Leatherneck Meats

Students in the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture have found a unique way to raise money for the department while learning valuable career skills, by starting Leatherneck Country Meats - The Purple and Gold Standard of Western Illinois University, a pork sales operation run from the University Farm.


Vice President for Student Services Award Winners for February 2019

Administrative Employee of the Month: Andrew Haugen, University Housing and Dining Services

Civil Service Employee of the Month: Kellie Arnold, Student Development Office

Graduate Assistant of the Month: Christopher Hawk, University Housing and Dining Services

Student Assistant of the Month: Kylie Crouse, University Union

Act of Kindness Award Recipients: Julia Albarracin, Tracy Davis, Amelia Hartnett, Samantha Klingler, Michema Lafontant, Bridget McCormick, Justin Schuch, Chocoletta Simpson, Shemyra Tabor and Richard Utter

Top Flight Team for the Fall 2018: Beu Health Center


WIU Internal Job Postings

Internal job postings can be found online.
Current internal positions at Western Illinois University:

  • Administrative, professional & staff positions
    Administrative internship
  • Faculty
    Tenure track (Unit A) Educational Studies (Macomb)


The University Research Council Internal Grants Competition

The University Research Council (URC) has announced that the deadline for the FY2020 Internal Grants Competition is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. This competition is for projects that will be conducted from July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.

URC support is intended to promote research, or its scholarly equivalent, in appropriate fields by providing seed money for the initiation of new, one-year projects. Priority will be given to those proposals that are likely to result in external funding and publication in peer-refereed journals, or exhibitions and performances.

Eligible applicants include tenured or tenure-track faculty members who are not members of the URC at the time of application. An individual may not be an applicant or co-applicant on more than one proposal per funding cycle.

Proposed projects may not be for dissertation research or used in any way to fulfill degree requirements. In addition, projects cannot be considered for textbook writing, curriculum development or personal development.

Note that for FY20 only, the URC encourages (not requires) the departments and colleges to participate by voluntarily contributing to the project budget. This voluntary contribution, or lack thereof, will not affect the decisions of the URC.

Application materials are available on the OSP website at

OSP will conduct 1 technical assistance workshop for those interested in applying to the FY 2020 competition. The workshop will be held on March 19, 2019 from 3-4 p.m in the Library - room 180.

Register with CITR or call OSP at 298-1191 for further information.


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