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College of Business and Technology •  Fine Arts & Communication Education and Human Services • School of Global Education and Outreach

College of Business and Technology

  • Gregg Woodruff, Chair of Accounting and Finance, will receive the Lester H. McKeever Jr. Outstanding Leader in Advancing Diversity award from the Illinois Society of CPAs for his commitment to diversity in the profesion.
  • Lisa Ludlum in Accounting and Finance received software valued at $39,000 from Cougar Mountain Software for use in our accounting program.
  • Just Ehrlich from Computer Science received a $294,000 grant to develop virtual reality technology to assist in autistic middle school children developing their social skills.
  • On April 8, Citzen's Bank and the CBT will hold a Leadership Symposium for our students, area high school students and the local community. Warren "Bunny" Weiss will be the keynote speaker. Bunny is a LEJA graduate who was very successful as a technology entrepreneur.

  Fine Arts & Communication

  • Performing Arts Society
    • April 6:  Performing Arts Society Starry Night Gala from 5:30-11:00pm in Union Grand Ballroom.  Enjoy a delicious served dinner, exciting live auction, and dance the night away to the fabulous Downtime Band.  RSVP to 309-298-1618 by April 4.
  • Theatre & Dance
    • April 3-6 at 7:30pm; April 7 at 2:00pm:  WIU Department of Theatre and Dance presents PIPPIN in Hainline Theatre.  For tickets:  https://www.westernpresents.com/pippin
    • April 19-20:  WIU Department of Theatre and Dance presents UNREHEARSED SHAKESPEARE at 7:30pm in Simpkins Theatre.
    • April 25-27 at 7:30pm; April 28 at 2:00pm:  WIU Department of Theatre and Dance presents SPRING GALA DANCE CONCERT in Hainline Theatre.  For tickets:  https://www.westernpresents.com/spring-dance
  • Art
    • April 3:  Department of Art First Wednesday from 5-7pm in Garwood Hall and HPA.  Free art opportunities for the community- all ages welcome!
  • WIU Art Gallery
    • April 18-26:  WIU Art Gallery presents the Mavigliano/Brabec Art Prize Exhibition.  Reception April 18 from 4:30-6:00pm, with award & artist talk at 5:00pm.
  • Music
    • April 7:  WIU Horn Festival from 9am- 5pm at COFAC Recital Hall, featuring Guest Artist, Gail Williams.  For more information:  http://www.wiu.edu/cofac/horn/
    • April 12:  WIU Orchestra Masterworks Concert at 7:30pm in COFAC Recital Hall.  Free and open to the public.
    • April 13:  WIU Choral Masterworks Concert at 7:30pm in COFAC Recital Hall.  Free and open to the public.
    • April 16:  WIU Brass Ensemble at 7:30pm in COFAC Recital Hall.  Free and open to the public. 
    • April 17:  WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra at 7:30pm in COFAC Recital Hall.   Free and open to the public.
    • April 22:  WIU Vocal Jazz Ensemble at 7:30pm in COFAC Recital Hall.  Free and open to the public. 
    • April 24:  WIU Jazz Band at 7:30pm in COFAC Recital Hall.  Free and open to the public.
    • April 25:  WIU Chamber Orchestra at 7:30pm in COFAC Recital Hall.  Free and open to the public. 
    • April 26:  WIU 7th Annual Piano Festival Guest Recital at 7:30pm in COFAC Recital Hall.  Free and open to the public.

Education and Human Services

  • The Counselor Education Department in the Quad Cities just completed their first year of a partnership with the Robert Young Center. During the first year, WIU Counselor Education Practicum and Internship students served over 120 Quad Cities area clients in more than 500 counseling appointments.
  • Science Olympiad: On Saturday, March 2, the Maurice G. Kellogg Science Education Center (a component of COEHS, and Curriculum & Instruction) hosted the WIU Regional for the Illinois Science Olympiad. Teams from 8 middle/junior high schools and 9 high schools participated in the Olympiad. Approximately 250 students participated in the 45 different Science Olympiad events. Some of the events were supervised by 20 WIU faculty from the various WIU Science Departments and held in the WIU Science Departments' labs and classrooms. At the conclusion of the day's competitions the students, coaches, parents, and spectators attended the Awards Ceremony in the University Union's Heritage Room where ribbons were awarded to the top four student teams in each of the events and trophies were awarded to the top three schools in each division (junior high and high school). Those teams will also advance to the State Science Olympiad Competition at the University of Illinois on April 13th.
  • Scuba: In February, ten students traveled to our local dive lake near Media, IL, cut a hole through 10 inches of ice, and worked to become certified ice divers. This is a hugely important part of the training offered by the scuba diving minor as it is the one thing that sets our students far above anyone else when applying for law enforcement and/or fire fighter positions; in May, students will take a dive trip to Playa del Carmen, MX, to train in several different levels diving in the ocean, at night, and learning cavern diving all on this five day trip. 

School of Global Education and Outreach