Campus Connection

Campus Connection Submissions for September 28, 2012

Academic Advisor of the Month Nominations

Eligibility: Full- or part-time faculty members or academic support personnel responsible for the academic advising of undergraduate students and assigned a caseload of academic advisees.

Deadline for Nominations: 4 p.m. - Last Tuesday of each month (September 25th, October 30th, November 27th, February 26th, March 26th and April 30th).

Criteria: Nominations will be accepted from students, peers, supervisors, or through self-nomination.

The nominating letter should document excellence for the current month being nominated, which may include, but is not exclusive to, any of the following categories:
1.        Service to students as an advisor.
2.        A specific instance where an advisor went "above and beyond" for an advisee.
3.        Knowledge of advising principles and University rules and regulations.
4.        A specific instance where an advisor used a "best practice" in dealing with a student.

Procedure: Nominations should be submitted to Lisa Melz-Jennings via email at LA-Melz@wiu.edu.  Each nomination letter should describe the nominator's perception of the advisor's effectiveness and evidence of the above criteria. Letters of support from students and others on campus are encouraged.

 


Grants & Contracts

  • Justin Ehrlich, Computer Science—$55,510 from the University of Kansas for "Animated Visual Supports for Social Skills Phase II." FY13
  • Gisele Hamm, IIRA— $5,000 from Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for "Community Outreach Support ." FY12
  • Ed Heflin, IIRA— $1,610,527 from Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for "Rural Transit Assistance Center FY13-15." FY13-14
  • Karen Mauldin-Curtis, IIRA— $3,772 from the City of Macomb for "Peace Corps Community Contributions (supplement)." on-going.
  • Karen Mauldin-Curtis, IIRA— $3,772 from various sources for "Peace Corps Community Contributions (supplement) ." on-going.
  • Deborah Miretzky, EIS— $1,000 from Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) for "Bringing Theory to Practice Grant." FY13
  • Kimberlee Wisslead, CAIT— $14,719 from District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency (DCCFSA) for "Online Training Upgrade - Mandated Reporter." FY9-12

Professional Activities Conference Presentations

  • Dr. Virginia R. Boynton, Professor of History, presented her research paper on "Louise deKoven Bowen:  Shaping the War Effort in the Midwest, 1917-1919" at the 34th Annual Mid-America Conference on History, hosted by Missouri State University, on Sept. 20 in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Keith Holz, Associate Professor, Art History, Department of Art, presented a paper in the international conference "The Post War Moment: Historical Futures in Visual Culture,"June 15 at the John-F.-Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin, Germany. His talk was entitled: "Postwar reckonings with Nazi Art in the writings of Lincoln Kirstein, Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt, and Hildegard Brenner." The conference is a collaboration between the Terra Foundation for American Art and the John-F.-Kennedy Institute Alumni Association.
  • Rachel Smith, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, and Tara Buchannan, Disability Resource Center, "Community collaboration: use of universal design in the classroom." Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 25 (3), 257-263.

Changes in Civil Service Personnel 9/19/12

New Employees

  • Ahmed, Hani M., Procedures and Systems Analyst II, Financial Aid, 8/20/12.
  • Barnett, Alisha A., Editorial Writer, University Relations, 9/4/12.
  • Henley, Elizabeth M., Police Officer, Public Safety, 9/12/12.
  • Kenney, John A., Office Support Associate, Registrar, 9/20/12.
  • Quinn, Amanda L., Office Support Associate, Computer Sciences, 9/4/12.
  • Pratt, Charla K., Financial Aid Adviser II, WIU QC Student Services, 9/24/12.
  • Roush, Suzanne E., Office Support Assistant, WIU AC Administration, 9/5/12.
  • Thorman, Timothy N., Route Driver, Mail Services, 9/19/12.
  • Ward, Lynne, Staff Clerk, English & Journalism, 9/4/12.
  • Weaver, John D., Stationary Fireman Helper, Heating Plant, 9/24/12.

Promotions/Transfers/Reassignments/Re-Employment

  • Barnes, Denis L., Inventory Specialist, Accounting promoted to Inventory Record Control Supervisor, Accounting, 9/10/12.
  • Chambers, Nathan L., Maintenance Worker, Building Maintenance transferred to Stationary Fireman Helper, Heating Plant, 9/10/12.
  • Downin, William C., Maintenance Worker, Building Maintenance promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Building Maintenance, Building Mechanical Maintenance, 9/17/12.
  • Ford, Julie A., Office Support Associate, Management & Marketing, promoted to Office Support Specialist, Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration, 9/24/12.
  • Georges, M. Rene, Accountant I, Physical Plant reassigned to Accountant I, Budget Office, 9/4/12.
  • Schulz, Amanda S., Office Manager, Kinesiology promoted to  Administrative Assistant I, Graduate Studies, 9/4/12.
  • Toland, Marlene, Office Manager, Broadcasting transferred to Office Manager, History, 8/27/12.
  • Waller, Teresa K., Image Processing Technician III, Admissions promoted to Admissions/Records Officer, Graduate Studies, 10/1/12.
  • Woolam, Barbara A., Office Support Specialist, Educational Leadership promoted to Office Manager, Broadcasting, 9/17/12.

Name Changes:

  • Collins, Deborah T., Medical Assistant, Beu Health Center, 8/23/12.  Former Name: Deborah Protsman.

Resignations

  • Coker, Scott A., Assistant Director of Physical Plant, Physical Plant, 9/30/12.  Accepted an A&P position on campus.
  • Dawson, Katerina L., Office Support Associate, Admissions, 9/16/12.  Accepted an A&P position on campus.
  • Lenz, James F., Broadcast News Specialist, Educational/Public Service Radio, 9/14/12.
  • Ruppert, Jessica A., Office Support Associate, Registrar, 8/31/12.
  • Shryack, Leann R., Office Support Associate, Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration, 9/30/12.  Accepted an A&P position on campus.
  • Taylor, Tiffany A., Chief Clerk, Mathematics, 8/23/12.