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April 5, 2019 • Vol. 33, No. 33

University News

WIU Libraries to Present Talks on World War II Materials

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Western Illinois University Libraries will highlight materials that provide information and insight into World War II with two talks during the month of April. The World War II Map Tour will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in the Malpass Library Garden Lounge.

Ramsey Named WIU February Advisor of the Month

Western Illinois University History and Political Science Advisor Allison Ramsey has been named the Academic Advisor of the month for February.

Fresh Check Day April 11 at Western

The Western Illinois University Counseling Center (UCC) will host a Fresh Check Day for WIU students from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 11 on the lawn of the Multicultural Center, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, the event will be held inside the Multicultural Center.

IL PTAC at WIU to Host HUBZone Informational Workshop for Businesses

The Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center (IL PTAC) at Western Illinois University will co-sponsor an online informational workshop from 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 16 to help small businesses who are eligible to participate in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program.

WIU-Quad Cities Offers Military Science Course

Beginning Fall 2019, Western Illinois University's Department of Military Science will offer Military Science 111 - Leadership and Personal Development at the WIU-Quad Cities campus.

Western Horn Festival April 7 at WIU

The Western Illinois University School of Music and the Western Horn Institute will present the annual WIU Horn Festival from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 7 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

'Run for the Fallen' April 13

A 50-mile run to honor more than 550 of Illinois' fallen military personnel and civilian first responders will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 13 in Macomb and end in Warsaw, IL.

WIU Military Task Force Fundraising for Care Packages

The Military Task Force at Western Illinois University launched the Crowdfunding campaign "WIU Supports Our Troops."

'Foos for Families' Raises Nearly $4,000

A human foosball tournament and surrounding events, planned with the help of a Western Illinois University Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) class, raised nearly $4,000 for the Center for Youth and Family Solutions (CYFS).

Ault Named March Employee of the Month at WIU

Western Illinois University Department of Political Science Office Manager Gail Ault has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for March 2019.

Submissions Accepted for Fifth Edition of SITREP: Veteran Perspectives on Combat and Peace

"SITREP: Veteran Perspectives on Combat and Peace," a literary magazine for Western Illinois University students, alumni, faculty and staff veterans and service members, will continue in its fifth year.

Annual Ralph Dirksen Engineering Technology Expo Set for April 5 & 12

The 60th annual Ralph Dirksen Technology Education Expo will be held Friday, April 5 and Friday, April 12 in Knoblauch Hall.

Clyde J. Faries Obituary

Funeral services for Western Illinois University Department of Communication Chair Emeritus Clyde J. Faries were held March 31 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Park Hills, MO. A visitation was held March 30 at the C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, MO.

Governor Appoints WIU Trustees

Greg Aguilar of East Moline, Erik Dolieslager of Quincy, Kisha Lang of Maywood, Nick Padgett of Chicago, Polly Radosh of Good Hope, Doug Shaw of Peoria and Jackie Thompson of Macomb have been appointed as members of the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The Illinois Senate must confirm the new appointments.

Save the Dates: WIU Homecoming 2019 Sep. 27-Oct. 5

Calling all Leathernecks! Alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members should mark their calendars for Western Illinois University's Homecoming 2019, Friday, Sept. 27-Saturday, Oct. 5.

Display Planned for The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project Display, dedicated to bringing awareness to violence against women and children, will be held on the Western Illinois University campus from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 19, on the lawn of the Multicultural Center.

WIU Events Planned for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Western Illinois University will observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April.

Annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive April 10

The 13th annual "Stuff the Bus, Get Off Your Cans" food drive will be held from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.

Award-Winning Author to Talk About Race Riot Book in Macomb April 26

The Western Illinois University departments of English and History have partnered with the University's Expanding Cultural Diversity Project, the Western Illinois Museum and the McDonough County Chapter of the NAACP to bring award-winning author Claire Hartfield to Macomb at 5 p.m. Friday April 26 for a reading from her book "A Few Red Drops; The Chicago Race Riot of 1919."

WIU Accounting Chair Receives Outstanding Leader in Advancing Diversity Award

Western Illinois University Accounting and Finance Department Chair Gregg Woodruff was recently named the recipient of the Lester H. McKeever Jr. Outstanding Leader in Advancing Diversity Award by the Illinois CPA Society.

Safe Space Training April 15

Gay, lesbian, trans* and bisexual students can face epithets, slurs and misunderstanding, and these issues can affect their performance in class, their interaction within the residence halls and their ability to function as a member of the campus community.

April is Minority Health Month at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University will observe Minority Health Month in April with the theme "Bridging the Gap: Health Equity Through Digital Connections."

Fred Adair Obituary

Funeral services for Western Illinois University Grounds Foreman Fred M. Adair will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5 at the First Baptist Church in Macomb. A visitation was held April 4 at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home.

WIU-RPTA Invites Community to Development Conference's Keynote Address April 12

The Western Illinois University Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) will host its annual Professional Development Conference Friday, April 12 on campus.

WIU-QC Employee Receives Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Audrey Adamson, assistant director of student services at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, is among 27 Illinois residents and businesses set to receive the Governor's Volunteer Service Award April 9 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield. The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Commission) will present the awards at a special ceremony.

OPS Receives Tier I Accreditation

Western Illinois University's Office of Public Safety (OPS) has received Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP) Tier I Accreditation and is one of just 34 police agencies across the state to achieve accreditation. WIU's OPS is one of six accredited collegiate police departments across the state.

OPS Offering RAD Classes April 10, 17

To prepare Western Illinois University female students, faculty and staff in defending themselves against potential assaults, WIU's Office of Public Safety (OPS) will offer Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) courses.

BOT Action March 29

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees voted on 2019-2020 tuition, fees, room and meal plan rates at its March 29 Board meeting on the Macomb campus.



University Technology (uTech) will be implementing changes

uTech will be phasing out GUAVA and moving all passwords and account-related functions to this new system. Expect a new web interface when changing your passwords after March 19; more details, including instructions on how to change your password, will be emailed to the campus community the morning of the change. Read more and see a screenshot of the new interface on the University Technology website.

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


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