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Campus Connection Submissions for Dec. 16, 2011

Grants & Contracts

  • Rick Best, WQPT— $603,137 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the project entitled, "WQPT CPB Community Service Grant." FY12-14
  • Rick Best, WQPT— $11,732 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the project entitled, "WQPT CPB Interconnection Grant." FY12
  • Rick Best, WQPT— $69,345 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the project entitled, "WQPT CPB Local Service Grant." FY12
  • Gisele Hamm, IIRA— $2,320 from various sources for the project entitled, "MAPPING Community Support." ongoing
  • Robin Hanna, IIRA— $25,000 from various sources for the project entitled, "RETAC Services." ongoing
  • Micheal Musick, Bureau of Cultural Affairs— $16,000 from the Illinois Arts Council for the project entitled, "BCA General Operating Support" FY12
  • Dorie Vallillo, WIUM/WIUW— $8,000 from the Illinois Arts Council for the project entitled, "Celebration Concert Series."  FY12
  • Kim Wisslead, CAIT— $14,974 from the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services for the project entitled, "Mandated Reporter Website."  FY11

Professional Activities

  • Jeffrey Brown, Michael Stryker and Tammie Walker, School of Music, presented a series of lecture-recitals around the Midwest during the fall semester. The program, "The Cross-Pollination of Spanish, French and Jazz Styles at the Beginning of the 20th Century," was featured in St. Louis, Peoria, Moline, Bloomington and Quincy.
  • James Caldwell, School of Music, debuted two new works, controlled by Wii remotes, at ElectroAcoustic Music Macomb in Nov.
  • Richard Cangro, School of Music, was a guest lecturer at Eastern Illinois University in October, serving as host of the National Association for Music Education Collegiate chapter and presenting "Developing Independent Learners," "Profound Music Education," "Advocacy, National Standards and 21st Century Skills" and "Instrumental Music Pedagogy: Developing Musicianship for Beginning Instrumentalists" for music education classes.
  • Emily Christenson, Matt Pulford, Steve Banks and Terry Rathje, art, is currently featured in an exhibition at Gallery West in Rock Island, IL.
  • John Cooper, School of Music, played trumpet in the pit for one show of "Wicked" at the Peoria Civic Center in October.
  • Fred Iutzi, IIRA, presented "Biomass Residuals: Energy for Rural Development" at the Harnessing the Power of Biomass Energy in the Midwest Symposium, organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2011.
  • Dr. Virginia W. Leonard, Emeritus Department of History, presented a paper "Education in Latin America" at meetings of the Association of Third World Studies, Hotel Pestana, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, Nov. 20-23.
  • Melanie Rawlins (Macomb, IL), professor emeritus and former chair of the WIU Department of Counselor Education, recently received the Robert J. Nejedlo Distinguished Leadership Award from the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA)
  • Bruce Walters, art, exhibited "Halloween Flight" and "Vultus: Projected Animation of Masks" in Dixon during October. "Faces from the Figge" are currently on display at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA. Walters also authored "Art in Plain Sight: Nature Spiral" and "Art in Plain Sight: Fort Armstrong Theatre Building" for the River City Reader
  • Thomas Williams presented the paper "Meteorological Conditions Favorable for the Development of the St. Louis Airport Tornado of 22 April 2011" at the annual meeting of the West lakes Division of the AAG (Association of American Geographers) at DePaul University, Nov. 11.
  • Anita Werling, School of Music, was one of three judges for the second recorded round of the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance.
  • The Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Non-Credit Programs, and the Western Illinois University Foundation are pleased to announce the 37th Annual History Conference on March 24, 2012.   This year's theme, "Transformations," This year's keynote speaker will be Professor Daniel Walker Howe, professor emeritus of Oxford University and UCLA


Vice-President of Student Services Award Winners for November 2011

Administrative Employee of the Month - Justine Johnson, Coordinator for Interpersonal Violence Prevention           
Civil Service Employee of the Month - Susan Brown, Financial Aid Adviser               
Graduate Assistant of the Month - Dan Haverkamp, Athletics - Intercollegiate               
Student Employee of the Month - Jacob Devine, Admissions Office               
Top Flight Team - Financial Aid Office               
Acts of Kindness Award Winners:               
    Sausha Jenkins      Marcy Koller