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April 19, 2019 • Vol. 33, No. 34

University News

WIU Food Pantry School Supply Drive to be Held Through May 3

The Western Illinois University Food Pantry is holding a school supply drive through May 3.

WIU Computer Sciences to Develop Virtual Reality Program to Improve Social Competencies for Students with Disabilities

Western Illinois University Department of Computer Sciences Associate Professor Justin Ehrlich received funding for the development of a virtual reality (VR) program designed to improve social competencies for students with high functioning autism and learning disabilities.

WIU Faculty Member Developing Prostate Cancer Detection Device

A Western Illinois University Department of Chemistry faculty member has co-founded her own biotechnology company to develop a prostate cancer detection device prototype.

Ready to Run Training Set

The recent midterm election brought a series of "firsts" for women in politics, and a Western Illinois University program is working to increase the number of women interested in running for political office.

WIU i-Pathways Part of Recent CBS Show

A Western Illinois University project is making national news for its outreach efforts.

WIU Supply Chain Management Named Top 30 Program in the U.S.

Western Illinois University's Supply Chain Management (SCM) program was named a Top 30 Program in the United States by renowned supply chain scientist Muddassir Ahmed.

Memorial Tree Planting April 23 to Remember WIU Students

Two Western Illinois University students who passed away during the 2018-2019 academic year will be remembered during a tree planting ceremony on the Sherman Hall west lawn at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.

Polley Named Vice President for Administrative Services

William Polley, interim vice president for administrative services, has been named vice president for administrative services at Western Illinois University, effective July 1.

WIU-QC Offers New College of Business and Technology and Engineering Scholarships

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities recently unveiled two new scholarships to be offered to incoming freshmen and transfer engineering and business students in Fall 2019.

Engineering Technology Students Get Hands-On Experience Selling WIU Pride

More than three years ago, Western Illinois University Engineering Technology Professor Kevin Hall introduced a new concept to graduate students in his "Planning Techniques for Leaders" (ETL 548) course . . . creating their own for-profit business, all while honing their engineering tech skills.

New Exhibition at University Art Gallery Announced

An art exhibition by Silas Coggeshall, a Western Illinois University senior art major, of Macomb, will be on view at the WIU Art Gallery from April 18-26.

Western Challenge/Purple & Gold Day April 24

Break out the purple and gold (and the green and plastic!) on April 24 as Western Illinois University goes into full Purple & Gold Day AND Western Challenge mode.

Piano Festival April 26-27 at WIU

The Western Illinois University School of Music will present the seventh annual Piano Festival, featuring guest pianist Thomas Rosenkranz, Friday-Saturday, April 26-27 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

Student Success Center, Office of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Retention Initiatives to Open June 1 on WIU-Macomb Campus; LGBT*QA Resource Center Moves to Multicultural Center

To ensure student success at Western Illinois University, the Division of Student Services will consolidate several student support offices beginning June 1.

Memorial Tree Planting April 23 to Remember WIU Students

Two Western Illinois University students who passed away during the 2018-2019 academic year will be remembered during a tree planting ceremony on the Sherman Hall west lawn at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.

SGA President to Present State of the Student Address April 22

Western Illinois University Student Government Association (SGA) President Grant Reed will present a State of the Student Address, "The Time is Today," at 3 p.m. Monday, April 22 in the University Union Heritage Room.

WIU Students Honored at Annual Illinois State Academy of Sciences Meeting

Numerous students in the Western Illinois University Departments of physics, chemistry, computer science and biology were honored over the weekend at the Illinois State Academy of Sciences annual meeting in Peoria.

WIU Professor to Debut with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London for Recording at Abbey Road Studios, Wins National Vocal Competition

Western Illinois University Assistant Professor of Music in Voice Penelope Shumate will debut as the soprano soloist for a recording of "Messiah" with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at historic Abbey Road Studios in London this summer.


Vice President for Student Services Award Winners for March 2019

Administrative Employee of the Month: Justin Schuch, Student Rights, Responsibilities and Retention

Civil Service Employee of the Month: Lisa Hart, Beu Health Center

Graduate Assistants of the Month: Jon Hill and Katie Smith, AOD Resource Center, Beu Health Center

Student Assistant of the Month: Zoey Gray, University Housing and Dining Services

AOK Award Recipient: Kristal Gomez

Internal Job Posting for Management - Unit A in QC


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