Campus Connection

Campus Connection Submissions for Dec. 5, 2014

Grants & Contracts

Fred Iutzi, Jolene Willis and Christopher Merrett, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA)—$71,988 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for "Illinois Cooperative Development Center: Building Rural Communities Through Cooperative Development." FY15-16

Mike Musick, Bureau of Cultural Affairs (BCA)—$16,650 from the Illinois Arts Council for "BCA General Operating Support- FY15." FY15

Mary Turner, IIRA—$9,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the project entitled "PTAC FY15 Federal Supplement." FY15


Professional Activities

Keith Holz: "Oskar Kokoschka in der Tschechoslowakei  Das Privatleben eines öffentlichen Künstlers." In: Oskar Kokoschka und die Prager Kulturszene. (Exhibition Catalogue). Edited by Agnes Tieze. Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg, 2014, 16-25.

Keith Holz: "Chronologie 1934-38." In:  Oskar Kokoschka und die Prager Kulturszene. (Exhibition catalogue). Edited by Agnes Tieze. Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg, 2014, 151-154.

Summer Stipend Opportunities

The Western Illinois University Foundation will award up to three grants specifically related to academic enhancements in the classroom in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2015. All of these grants provide opportunities for faculty to engage in projects leading to the enhancement of Western Illinois University in the areas of teaching.  This summer stipend is intended to allow faculty to pursue projects well beyond those which can normally be pursued during the academic year.  

Proposals are to be submitted in one of the following two categories:  development of a significant curriculum proposal or mastery of a new instructional technique.  

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 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 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 at

For more information about the guidelines, contact Lisa Krieg at (309) 298-1808 or