Insights Newsletter

Sep 21

Insights Newsletter

graphic Insights Happenings – Faculty and Staff graphic

Joanna Graham, HS, presented The iPad and the Low Vision Student at the National Organization of Albinism and Hypopigmentation’s (NOAH) National Conference in St. Louis.

The Department of Social Work hosted the 3rd Annual Social Work Fair on September 6th.  Approximately 110 social work students met with representatives from 22 social service agencies in Macomb and surrounding communities and from nine WIU campus organizations.  Read more on the Cohesion blog.

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Students in Dana Moon’s FCS 272 class recently designed bras for Bras for a Cause, a Macomb Chamber and Downtown Development event.

Dr. Andrea Hyde, Steve Cravens and Seth Knappen from EIS attended the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society’s annual conference in Dayton, OH, Sept. 13-15. Seth Knappen, who also served as Site Coordinator for the conference, presented a single authored paper based on his Masters thesis, entitled: In Search of Dynamic Spaces in Adult Education Theory and Practice. Dr. Hyde continues to serve as the organizations’ secretary/treasurer.

Military Science held an unveiling of its new memorial and honor walls today, Friday,September 21. The memorial wall honors those who have passed away and have made a significant impact on the department. The honor wall celebrates any WIU graduate, from any branch of military service who has attained the rank of general. For more information on the WIU Department of Military Science,

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Congratulations to the 2012 Honorary Alumuni Award recipient, Lisa Ward. Lisa has been an ardent supporter of COEHS and DFMH, serving on their Advisory Board and hosting interns at her restaurant and catering businesses.

The Department of Counselor Education held its Site Supervisor Meeting for both their School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling field placement sites. Feedback from the site supervisors was very positive.
Rebecca Newgent, CNED, presented Measurement of Outcomes in Counselor Preparation and Practice at the 2012 National Assessment and Research Conference in Orlando, FL on September 15.

The RPTA department, Sociology and Anthropology department, Kinesiologydepartment, COEHS Dean’s OfficeInfant and Preschool, Physical Plant and Sustainability Committee partnered to create an on-campus garden. The group broke ground on Thursday, September 20, and it looks great! The initiative will be used as a classroom lab in conjunction with the Infant and Preschool to promote active, healthy outdoor recreation, provide mentorship/leadership opportunities for students in the Anthropology FYE classes, RPTA outdoor recreation resource management courses, and promote physical activity and healthy eating in preschool children. The garden is located near the Spencer Recreation Center and Morgan Hall. Individuals from the ANTH and RPTA classes, COEHS Dean’s Office, Physical Plant, and the Infant and Preschool planted vegetables and flowers yesterday.

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graphic Insights Happenings – Alumni and Students graphic

Michael Kozlowski, LEJA 2011, is the newest police officer hired by the Homewood, IL Police Department. Kozlowski was sworn in on September 11, 2012.

Miss Illinois Megan Ervin, Kinesiology student, will serve as Grand Marshal ofWIU’s Homecoming Parade on Saturday, September 22.

Rockford Police Department recently hired two WIU graduates. Matthew Brieschke, ’09 LEJA, and Michael Edwards, ’12 LEJA, were both sworn in as police officers at a ceremony held September 19, 2012.

Jeff Lorber, ’90 CSP, has been named vice chancellor for development at the University of Illinois Springfield and senior vice president of the University of Illinois Foundation.

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