Administrative Services

My Life Including Alzheimers - An evening with Richard Taylor, PhD

Richard Taylor, PhD
"I believe people who live with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's have an obligation to each other and to themselves to speak up and speak out about their treatment, feelings and concerns. If they do not or if I do not, who will know how we feel?"
- Richard Taylor, PhD
  • World renowned speaker
  • Ground breaking author
  • Messenger of hope
  • Builder of empathy
  • Person with Alzheimer's

Join us
Monday, September 15 from 5:30-8:00 pm
at the Spoon River College Outreach Center, Community Room
Meal Included
Registration required by September 8.
Call MDH Outreach Services at (309) 836-1584.

Be With Me Today - Humanizing Dementia Care

String on finger reminder graphic
"Just because my memory is failing me, just because a region of my brain is failing, just because I don't always think like you do, nor do I remember as much or how you do, please, please know that in my own eyes, and I hope in your eyes, I am still a whole and complete someone."
- Richard Taylor, PhD

Join us
for a networking and educational event with national speaker, Richard Taylor, PhD

Tuesday, September 16 from 6:00-9:00 PM
at the West Central Illinois Arts Center
Pre-registration preferred
Call MDH Outreach Services at (309) 836-1584.

Delicious Nutritious - "Cooking with Kale"

cooking demonstration
  • Cook with Senior Dietetics Students
  • Knoblauch Hall 230, Small Kitchen
  • Monday, October 13; 5:00-6:30 PM
  • RSVP by Thursday, October 9
  • Cost: $5.00 - payment is required at time of reservation
  • Contact Sharon Chenoweth for reservations at S-Chenoweth@wiu.edu or the Human Resources office at (309) 298-1971

Bella Hearst Plasma Glucose Screening

Bella Hearst Diabetes Institute logo
  • October 15 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • University Union Concourse
  • Free of Charge

Fallen Soldiers 5K Run/Walk

Fallen Soldiers 5K logo

October 18th, 2014

In November 2013, more than 450 runners and walkers joined forces to raise over $16,000 by participating in Western Illinois University's 2nd Annual Fallen Soldiers 5k Run/Walk, and event organizers hope to see over 500 in this year's event.

The event is designed as a fundraiser for the Fallen Soldier's Scholarship Fund in honor of two WIU alumni who were killed in the line of duty, Capt. Derek Dobogai and Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin. Dobogai, who graduated from Western in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in law enforcement and justice administration, was among the 14 U.S. soldiers aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Aug. 22, 2007 in northern Iraq. Baldwin, who earned a bachelor's degree in industrial technology from WIU in 1993, was killed Sept. 21, 2010 when his Blackhawk UH-60 helicopter carrying international troops crashed during combat operations in the Zabul province of Afghanistan.

Money raised from the 5k Run/Walk is directed toward the WIU Fallen Soldiers Scholarship Fund, which supports veterans and service members currently enrolled at Western. Additional donations are welcome. The entry fee is $25 per person, and pre-registration is due by Oct. 6 ($35 registration after 10/6). (Fallen Soldiers 5K Info and Registration Brochure)

While the scholarship and program will continue to honor the men for whom the scholarship was established, each year the event will also recognize the recipients of scholarships that are awarded in the preceding year.

For registration information, contact Holly Fecht at (309) 298-1861, or email HC-Fecht@wiu.edu. For general race information, email Judy Yeast (JA-Yeast@wiu.edu).

Delicious Nutritious - "Gluten-free Non-Wheat Noodles"

cooking demonstration
  • Cook with Senior Dietetics Students
  • Knoblauch Hall 230, Small Kitchen
  • Monday, October 27; 5:00-6:30 PM
  • RSVP by Thursday, October 23
  • Cost: $5.00 - payment is required at time of reservation
  • Contact Sharon Chenoweth for reservations at S-Chenoweth@wiu.edu or the Human Resources office at (309) 298-1971

Indoor Kayaking Workshop

indoor kayaking
  • Learn to kayak or improve your current strokes
  • Employee and student cost: $10.00
  • Registration due Thursday, October 30 at the Campus Recreation Office
  • Saturday, November 1, 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Spencer Student Recreation Center, Aquatics Center

Delicious Nutritious - "Ethnic Breakfast Items"

cooking demonstration
  • Cook with Senior Dietetics Students
  • Knoblauch Hall 230, Small Kitchen
  • Monday, November 10; 5:00-6:30 PM
  • RSVP by Thursday, November 6
  • Cost: $5.00 - payment is required at time of reservation
  • Contact Sharon Chenoweth for reservations at S-Chenoweth@wiu.edu or the Human Resources office at (309) 298-1971