Campus Connection

Campus Connection Submissions for Aug. 5, 2011

Briefs



Note of Thanks

Thank you to all my friends and colleagues past and present for making my 41 years at WIU a wonderful and fulfilling experience. Having the opportunity to serve as the Vice President for Administrative Services the last 14 years has been deeply rewarding. WIU is a great University with great people. I will never forget you.

Jackie Thompson



 

Faculty & Staff News


Grants

  • Rick Best, WQPT—"$50,000 from the Illinois Arts Council for "Profile on Illinois Artists" and $20,000 from the National Center for Media Engagement for "Achieve Quad Cities."
  • Richard Chamberlain, CAIT—$200,000 from the Illinois Community College Board for the project entitled, "GED Online - National Deployment Model - FY12" and  $34,600 from the McDonald's Corporation for "McDonald's Golden Arches Code Deployment - Hosting and Support 2011."
  • Monte Colley, Physical Plant—$10,831 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for "Public Sector Electric Efficiency Program." 
  • Ralph Graham, Kinesiology— $4,403 from the Illinois Association for Health, PE, Recreation & Dance for "Effects of Exercise Training and/or Nutritional Counseling on Inflammation."  
  • Joel Gruver, agriculture—$12,300 from The Ceres Trust for "Systems Strategies for Weed Management on Organic Grain Farms."
  • Gisele Hamm, IIRA—$5,000 in continuation funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service for "Community Outreach Support," and $800 from various sources for "MAPPING Community Support."
  • Fred Iutzi, IIRA— $91,882 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for "Wind for Schools in Illinois."
  • Karen Mauldin-Curtis, IIRA— supplemental funding from various sources in the amounts of $10,000, $5,000 and $5,500 and for "Peace Corps Fellows Community Contributions."  
  • Chris Merrett, IIRA— $400,000 from the U. S. Small Business Administration for "ISBDC Congressional Earmark" and $100,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for "SBDC Jobs Act Project."
  • Michael Music, Bureau of Cultural Affairs — $1,000 from Arts Midwest for "Doktor Kaboom!"
  • Rafael Obregon, Engineering Technology—$9,000 in supplemental funding from the Innovative Design and Research Corporation for "Design and Analysis Collaboration Project - Phase I" and $2,256 in supplemental funding from various sources for "MAPPING Community Support."  
  • Andrea Porras-Alfaro, biological sciences—$91,588 in continuation funding from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Dynamics of Plant-Soil Feedbacks in Changing Environments."  
  • Tammy Sayles, Libraries— $3,000 from the American Library Association for "Let's Talk About It:  Making Sense of the American Civil War."
  • Kimberly Sikes, CAIT—$47,550 from the Illinois Attorney General for "Illinois Attorney General - Web Support FY12." 
  •  Tim Spier, biological sciences—$54,727 from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for "Intensive Basin Survey Assistance."
  • Dorie Vallillo, WIUM/WIUW—two grants from the Illinois Arts Council: $43,462 for "Basic Grant for Public TV/Radio - FY2011" and $11,000 for "Celebration Concert Series."



 

 

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