Campus Connection

Professional Activities


  • Richard Filipink, History, presented "One More Step: Kennedy, Chemical Defoliants, and U.S. Intervention in Vietnam" at the Annual Conference of the Society for the History of American Foreign Relations, in June. 
  • Pamela Godt, Curriculum and Instruction, served as a grant proposal reader and evaluator for the Illinois State Board of Education's FY2011 School Improvement Grants-Section 1003 (g) Proposal Competition, deciding which of the lowest-performing schools in the state should receive up to $2 million each for up to three years to improve learning, during June in Springfield (IL). 
  • Jennifer McNabb, History, presented "'Talk of Marriage' in Northwest England: Continuity and Change in Matrimonial Litigation, 1560-1640" at the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association in August  at Southern Utah University, Cedar City (UT). 
  • Febe Pamonag, History, presented "Education For and By Women: Trans-Pacific Linkages in Japanese Women's Higher Education in the Early Twentieth Century" in May at the Western Association of Women Historians, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, (WA).  
  • Timothy Roberts, History, presented "American-Levantine Interaction in Smyrna, 1800-1850" in May at the Mediterranean Maritime History Conference, Izmir, Turkey; "The American Civil War at 150: New Approaches" in June at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar Fellow, Savannah, (GA); and "Transnational and Comparative Approaches to the Early American Republic: Patterns in Republican Nation-Building" in July at the Annual Conference of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic in Rochester (NY). 

 'Paws on the Web' group hosts peer development conference

Challenging economic times haven't stopped some of WIU's web professionals from seeking creative solutions to sharing and adding to their professional skills. Coordinated by University Technology Webmaster Heather McMeekan, the peer networking group "Paws on the Web" recently held a two-day professional development conference on campus.

"WIU is very fortunate to have a wide variety of highly skilled, dedicated web professionals throughout both campuses who are willing to commit their time and knowledge to the benefit of the WIU community," McMeekan said. "We used the conference as an opportunity to network, increase awareness of resources available, and share our skills with the greater WIU web community."

Presenters and sessions included:


  • Matt Baker, CAIT—"Introduction to jQuery"
  • Jeremy Merritt, University Technology Web Services—"CMS Administration Tips for Coordinating User Accounts"
  • Fred Seaton, University Technology—"University Technology Web Infrastructure"  
  • Jason Eveland, College of Education and Human Services—"Video for Web Developers" 
  • Scott Lawson, Division of Administrative Services—"Digital Photography for Web Developers," "Intro to Picasa" and "Using Picasa API for Web Developers"
  • C. Kevin Morgan, User Support Services—"Operations and Organization Structure of the WIU Support Center"  
  • Joshua Joseph, College of Arts and Sciences—"Updates on Google Analytics"

Also, the group was assisted by: C. Sean West, Libraries, technical assistance throughout the conference; Sgt. Dan Kreps, Office of Public Safety, assistance with a photo walk, and thanks University Technology, the College of Education and Human Services, and Document and Publications Services sharing their time and resources.