Strategic Planning Retreat

COEHS Strategic Planning Retreat took place on January 13, 2015.  The mission of the retreat was to bring COEHS faculty, staff, and community members together to foster a vision of excellence for the College of Education and Human Services.

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GH 299 International Health

Dr. Fetene Gebrewold took his class GH 299 International Health to New York City on November 20th. They visited several places including: the United Nations, UNICEF, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and the Statue of Liberty.

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DFMH Food and Culture Club

Please join the Food and Culture Club for its banquet titled “National Anthem” to be held Thursday, November 20 at 6 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Union, seating begins at 5:30. The event is a celebration of the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and will feature the history of the national anthem and American flag, ROTC presenting the colors, Fashion of the 1800s, a live choir, the Swing Dance Club, and a talk on food rations in the last 200 years. The evening will end with the banquet meal, which features foods from Colonial American times and is absolutely free! RSVP to or

Severe Tornado Outbreak Hits Illinois

WIU Faculty Working to Improve Tornado Response and Recovery

Once a tornado strikes and damage has occurred, the reaction of emergency personnel is vital. WIU Emergency Management Assistant Professor Jack Rozdilsky has done extensive research on how to improve response and recovery to tornado disasters. He has studied the aftermath of the Harrisburg (IL) 2012 EF-4 tornado disaster, and his recent efforts focus on the Washington (IL) November 2013 tornado.

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The Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) has announced that beginning in Fall 2014, Bilingual/Bicultural Education will become an official major at the WIU-Quad Cities campus.
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CPR Anytime Kit

CPR Anytime Kits

Joanna Graham, HS, received a donation from the American Heart Association for 600 CPR Anytime Kits valued at over $20,000.  With the help of her husband, Dr. Ralph Graham (KIN) and Cathy McMillian (KIN), the kits will be distributed to McDonough County schools, community groups and various agencies.


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After a national review of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs across the nation by the U.S Department of Defense, WIU’s ROTC program passed.  The efficiency of taxpayers dollars are examined which Lieutenant Colonel John Drew says WIU’s ROTC does well. The quality and quantity of graduating cadets are assessed and if standards are not met, programs are destined to close.  Lieutenant Colonel Drew states, “WIU has a very viable program and is doing great things with the army and we don’t expect this to have any impact on our future operations.

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