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Campus Connection Submissions for March 2, 2012

Grants & Contracts


  • The Office of Public Safety (OPS), Western's Alcohol and Other Drug Resource Center (AODRC) and the Macomb Police Department (MPD) have received a federal grant from the Illinois Higher Education Center for the Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) to address illegal consumption of alcohol and other alcohol-related violations.

Professional Activities

  • Jill Joline Myers, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration Department, and Leaunda Hemphill, Instructional Design and Technology Department, were invited presenters at the Professional Development Conference, "Focus on Excellence: Classroom Best Practices"  sponsored by the Regional Office of Education Peoria County.   The WIU faculty members conducted two breakout workshops. The first workshop dealt with  "Digital Dirt: The Realities of Network Privacy in Online Communications" and the second workshop  highlighted their collaborative research on effects of social networking on schools and proactive strategies for developing digital citizenship.


  • Keith Holz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Art, presented the paper “Beyond modernism’s other:  Nazi art international,” in the session _The Challenge of Nazi Art_, at the College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, February 22, 2012.  


  • Dr. Marietta Loehrlein, professor of horticulture and landscaping at Western Illinois University, has published her first e-book with Kindle. The book, a collection of essays originally published in local print media, is called Beyond the Garden Gate. According to the product description: “Horticulture meets history, anthropology, and more in this collection of essays about plants and their place in our lives.”


Vice-President of Student Services Award Winners for February 2012

Administrative Employee of the Month

  • Sue Collins, Assistant Director Residential Facilities

Civil Service Employee of the Month

  •  Charlene Hammond, Staff Clerk Admissions Office

Graduate Assistant of the Month

  • Jeremy Homolka, University Housing/Dining Services - Residence Halls

Student Employee of the Month

  •  Krystina Le, Office of Student Activities

Acts of Kindness Award Winners:

  • Dale Adkins       
  • John Biernbaum       
  • Amy Brown       
  • Joyce Crouse       
  • Mary Day        
  • Larry Dean         
  • Tammy Fretueg     
  • Mike Godard       
  • Lorri Kanauss
  • Ranbir Kang
  • Niall Hartnett
  • Cathy Null
  • Carla Oliver
  • Judy Smith
  • Shanee Sullivan
  • Jack Thomas