Campus Connection

Campus Connection Submissions for August 2, 2013

Grants & Contracts

  • Mark Bernards, Agriculture—$7,500 from Monsanto for "Using Dicamba for Effective Weed Control in Soybeans (Service Order #4)." FY13-14
  • Mark Bernards, Agriculture—$9,100 from Dow AgroSciences LLC for "Enlist Corn Weed Control Programs in COI Trials." FY13-15
  • Mark Bernards, Agriculture—$10,000 from Bayer Crop Science for "Weed Management in Soybeans Resistant to Isoxaflutole." FY13-14
  • Richard Chamberlain and Kimberly Sikes, Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT)—$16,497 from the Illinois Community College Board for "CARS FY13 Moodle Hosting." FY13
  • Richard Chamberlain, Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT)—$14,841 from the Illinois Community College Board for "Basic Skills Test Prep Hosting/Support FY13."  FY13
  • Scott Coker and Nathan Brunnelson, Facilities Maintenance—$28,476 from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for "Brophy Gym Relighting Project." FY13
  • Scott Coker and Nathan Brunnelson, Facilities Maintenance—$21,764.50 from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for "Simpkins Hall Relamp." FY13
  • Scott Coker and Monte Colley, Facilities Maintenance—$83,085.90 from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for "Electrical Energy Efficiency Program." FY13
  • Gisele Hamm, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA)—$2,274 from various sources for "MAPPING Community Support (continuous)." On-going
  • Karen Mauldin-Curtis, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA)—$23,772 from various sources for "Peace Corps Community Contributions (continuous)." On-going
  • Susan Nichols, Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute (ILEEI)—$125,000 from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) for "ILEEI - Programming FY13 (Supplement)."  FY13
  • Susan Nichols, Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute Administration (ILEEIA)—$358,850 from the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) for "ILEEI - Homeland Security." FY13
  • Kimberlee Wisslead, Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT)—$8,280 from the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape & Domestic Violence for "Arkansas Mandated Reporter Hosting & Support." FY13-14
  • Kimberlee Wisslead, Center for the Application of Information Technology (CAIT)—$44,640 from the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (NIRCRC) for "Metra MeTS System Hosting and Support." FY14
  • Brendan Young, Communication—$20,629 from the Omaha VA Medical Center for "Intensive Referral Intervention to Improve Substance Use Disorder Treatment Outcomes among Rural and Highly Rural Veterans." FY14

Professional Activities

  • Gloria Delany-Barmann and Guada Cabedo-Timmons presented the paper "Understanding the Sociolinguistic Landscape of Heritage Language Learners in Bilingual Teacher Preparation" in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the annual conference for the International Society for Language Studies.
  • Randall Faust, Professor of Music was featured during a residency at Central College in Pella, Iowa. From Oct. 4-7, 2012, Dr. Faust presented classes, rehearsals, seminars and master classes for the students and faculty of the Central College, Department of Music—culminating in a concert of the music of Randall Faust.
  • Randall Faust, Professor of Music, participated in the Chapel of Central College, Oct. 7, 2012. Featured works of Randall Faust included works Freedom Fanfare and University Scenes for Wind Ensemble, Three American Portraits for Flute, Clarinet and Piano, Chorale Fantasy for Trumpet and Piano, Rondo for Horn and Piano and Meditation and Celebration for Horn and Organ.
  • Faust and School of Music collaborative pianist Minjung Seo traveled to the University of South Dakota and National Music Museum in Vermillion, SD, March. During the course of the visit, Faust presented master classes, lectures and a recital at the university's recital hall and performed on a historic YORK valved horn, as well as a natural horn from the National Music Museum collection at the University of South Dakota.
  • Xiaolan Liu, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, representing coauthors Fred Iutzi et al. attended the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association 44th Annual Conference and provided a presentation entitled "Land Use Trends and Loss of Perennial Cover in the Corn Belt States: Biomass Crops as a Multifunctional Alternative" May 29-31 in Kansas City, MO.

Changes In Civil Service Personnel

New Employees

  • Eckman, Elizabeth C., Office Support Assistant, WIU-QC Administration, 3/18/13
  • Fawcett, Erin L., Library Assistant, Libraries, 7/8/13
  • Zimmerman, Stephanie R., Clerk, Center for Preparation of Education Professionals, 7/22/13

Name Changes

  • Clayton, Amy L., Office Support Specialist, Business Advising Center, 6/21/13. Former name: Amy Poffenberger
  • Reed, Marie E., Chief Clerk, Advising and Academic Services Center, 6/18/13. Former name: Marie Royer
  • Richardson, Judith K., Chief Clerk, Chemistry, 6/6/13. Former name: Judith Phillips

Resignations

  • Baldwin, Dawn R., Admissions/Records Specialist, Center for International Studies, 6/28/13
  • Harpman, Angeline M., Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, 7/5/13

Retirements

  • Collier, Steve, Night Supervisor of University Union, University Union, 7/31/13

Summer Stipend Opportunities

The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects will award up to ten summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2014. Additional support is possible from the Office of Sponsored Projects. The Foundation will be awarding three additional grants specifically related to academic enhancements in the classroom. These will be awarded to three Category 1 or 2 projects. All of these grants provide opportunities for faculty to engage in projects leading to the professional advancement of the proposal writer and the enhancement of Western Illinois University in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity. While teaching, research, and creative activities are expected of every faculty member, the summer stipend is intended to allow faculty to pursue projects well beyond those which can normally be pursued during the academic year.

Proposals are encouraged in the following categories: development of a significant curriculum proposal; mastery of a new instructional technique; research leading to publication; research required to prepare an application to an external granting agency; and creation of work leading to a performance or exhibition.

The selection committee will pay special attention to the "expected outcomes" section of the proposal to ensure that substantial outcomes result from the stipend-funded project.

Proposals for summer stipends must be submitted to the Foundation Office in 303 Sherman Hall, no later than noon on Monday, Sept.r 23.

Proposals must follow the guidelines and policies set forth by the committee. The committee will only consider applications that follow the guidelines, supply important information, present scholarly quality, and meet the application deadline. Examples of successfully funded proposals can be found on the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching website.

For more information about the guidelines, contact Lisa Krieg at 298-1808 or LL-Krieg@wiu.edu.