Campus Connection - November 20, 1998
Campus and Community Section

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WIU Board to Consider Transit Fee Today

The WIU Board of Trustees will consider a proposed transit fee for students effective spring 1999, and review proposed changes to Board regulations and a proposed 1999 meeting schedule at its meeting today in the Union Capitol Rooms.

The WIU Board will hold a finance committee session from 8:15-9:45 a.m. followed by a 10:15-11:45 a.m. academic and student services committee meeting. The Board meeting will begin at noon with an executive session in accordance with the provisions of the Open Meetings Act. The open meeting is scheduled to resume at 1:30 p.m.

A transit fee approved by the Western student body in a referendum vote last May will be considered by the Board. The fee will be used to support regular bus service between campus facilities and residence halls as well as routes in Macomb. The proposed fee, effective January 1999, is as follows: returning students carrying less than 12 hours, $19.92 per semester or $1.66 per credit hour; and new students $1.33 per credit hour.

The Board will review the allocation of student fees for FY2000. Trustees will also have the first reading of a change in regulations regarding the delegation of authority to the President and shared participation in decision-making, will consider the establishment of performance expectations for the President, and will consider release of executive session minutes.

WIU to Host First-Round Playoff Game Nov. 28

WIU is one of two schools guaranteed to host a first-round NCAA 1-AA football playoff game Saturday, Nov. 28.

The game will begin at 12:30 p.m. Tailgating will be allowed in the parking lot between north of the Union and south of Hanson Field beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The 16-team bracket will be announced at noon Sunday, Nov. 22. Playoff games will be held Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12; the NCAA 1-AA championship will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern time Saturday, Dec. 19 in Chattanooga, TN.

Tickets for the first-round playoff game are $12 reserved seating; $8 public; and $5 students. Call 298-1190 for tickets.

Residence halls will open early to accommodate students returning from Fall Break.

For more information, call 298-1133.

Third Class Mail

Beginning July 1, 1999, non-business related third class mail will be recycled. Please make arrangements to received this mail at home, or remove your name from the mailing list using the address below. If you have questions, call Mail Services at 298-1509.
Mail Preference Services
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 9008
Farmington, NY 11735-9008

Campus Briefs

Retirement Reception

The campus community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Marilyn Ward of the instructional technology and telecommuni-cations department in honor of her years of service to WIU.

The reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 3, in the FCS Corporate Dining Room, Knoblauch Hall Room 239.

Minority Videoconference Dec. 2

"Blacks and Latinos in Higher Education: Coalition or Competition?" a live, interactive, national videoconference, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 in the Union Sandburg Theatre.

Topics will include: Understanding the psychology of divide and conquer tactics; "Hopwood", Propositions 187-209-227 and Riggs: Lessons learned the hard way; the role of Black and Latino students, scholars and administrators in forging viable alliances; promoting cooperative efforts between Black and Latino fraternities, sororities and campus organizations; resolving intra group tensions; overcoming mutual misery: the pitfalls of not communicating with each other; and more.

Call the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center at 298-2220 for more information.

Small Business Workshop

Individuals interested in starting or expanding a small business may wish to take advantage of a four-part workshop designed to improve their chances for success.

"Starting or Expanding a Small Business" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 in the WIU Center for Management and Professional Development, Stipes Hall 506. Taught by Dan Voorhis, director of the Small Business Development Center at WIU, the workshops are designed to help participants understand how to reduce the risks and do the planning necessary to improve changes for success. The sessions will cover building a winning image, analyzing the marketplace, business planning and finances.

Costs for the workshop is $39 per person; married couples or business partners may attend for a discounted fee of $59.

For more information or to register, contact the WIU Center for Management and Professional Development, telephone 298-1555. Registration is also available on the Web at

BCA Announces Ticket Donation Procedure

The Bureau of Cultural Affairs (BCA) at WIU has announced a procedure for patrons of the organization who cannot attend an event for which they purchased tickets in advance.

The BCA sold 1,890 season tickets for its 1998-99 season of 15 entertainment events.

Although the reserved seating is sold out, there are always good general admission seats available for all of the BCA shows, according to Ken Kohberger, assistant director of student activities and BCA adviser.

"Sometimes patrons purchase season tickets but can not attend all of the events," said Kohberger. "Donating the purchased tickets back to BCA results in several benefits. It gives the patron a tax deduction because they are giving the tickets back to BCA who re-sells them. It also helps others who want tickets to an event acquire reserved seating."

Patrons who wish to return and donate their tickets to BCA should contact the Union Box Office at 298-1254.

For more information on BCA events, call the WIU Office of Student Activities at 298-3232.

Holiday Festival of Choirs Dec. 12

Some of the finest musical talent in the Macomb and WIU communities will present the fifth annual WIU Holiday Festival of Choirs Saturday, Dec. 12.

Two performances will be given in the WIU Union Heritage Room, one at 6 p.m. and one at 8 p.m.

The concert will feature each of the WIU choirs, including the nationally-acclaimed University Singers and the Concert Choir, directed by James Stegall; the Madrigal Singers, directed by Lynn Thompson; and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jerry Myers.

Macomb Senior High School's Madrigal Singers, directed by Vicki Mayo, will be the featured guest choral ensemble. The Macomb Junior High Singers, the Macomb High Percussion Ensemble and the Wesley United Methodist Church Handbell Choir will also participate in the festival.

A wide range of musical selections will be presented, including choruses from Handel's "Messiah" with the WIU Orchestra, beloved holiday favorites sung "in the round" and a audience carol sing-a-long conducted by WIU music students.

The WIU Horn Choir, directed by Randall Faust, will present pre-concert music 20 minutes prior to each performance.

Admission to the Holiday Festival of Choirs is $5 for adults, $2 for children and $2 for WIU students with an ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

SAC Seeks Assistance

The WIU Student Alumni Council (SAC) is collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield as part of a community service project. The Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to stay while their loved ones are hospitalized.

The campus community is asked to join the effort by collecting pop tabs.

Call the Alumni House at 298-1914 for more information.

Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 1

The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center invites the campus community to attend the 5th Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1 in the Union Lamoine Room.

Kwanzaa is the only nationally celebrated non-heroic African American holiday in the United States. The Kwanzaa celebration reflects the dual character of the identity and experience of the African American people. Kwanzaa is a practical expression of Black consciousness and active commitment.

For more information, call the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center at 298-2220.

WAVE Seeks Adviser for Trip

Western's All Volunteer Effort (WAVE) is sponsoring an alternative spring break trip for WIU students. The group is seeking an adviser to accompany at least 12 students to Kentucky March 13-20, where they will participate in a Habitat for Humanity project.

If interested, call Jennifer Gasner in the Office of Student Activities at 298-3232.

Parker Palmer on Teaching, Learning, and Higher Education

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to view a video segment of a recent keynote by Parker Palmer and discuss the ideas he presents from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 in the Union Vandalia Room

Palmer is the author of The Courage to Teach and To Know As We Are Known and is a frequent contributor to Change magazine.

The workshop will be presented by Joe Dobson, management, and Tim McMahon, student services.

Register with Faculty Development at 298-2434.

Thank You

Thank you to all of the generous contributors to this year's SECA Campaign. With your help, the campaign raised in excess of $45,600 and surpassed the goal by six percent.

Thank you also to the department volunteers who helped make this year's campaign such a success. Your hard work is appreciated.

Campus Connection - November 20, 1998
Faculty and Staff Section

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Holiday Pay Schedule

The state of Illinois comptroller's office prohibits the early distribution of payroll warrants before the scheduled pay date. Therefore, payroll warrants which are dated in January cannot be released in December.

In accordance with state regulations, the holiday pay schedule will be as follows: Monthly faculty and administrative employees will be paid on Jan. 4 for the pay period Dec. 1-31; semi-monthly civil service exempt employees will be paid on Jan. 4 for the pay period Dec. 16-31; and bi-weekly civil service employees will be paid on Dec. 23 for the pay period Nov. 30-Dec. 13.

Electronic deposits will be processed as usual on the appropriate pay dates.

Civil Service

Civil Service Seasonal Layoffs

Departments anticipating seasonal layoffs extending more than 30 consecutive work days should notify the Human Resources department. Civil service rules state that a status employee will receive a written notice at least 30 calendar days in advance of the effective date of layoff, when such layoff exceeds 30 consecutive work days.

For more information contact Jan Johnson, Human Resources, 298-1971.

Civil Service New Employees

Tingley, Anita, secretary III, vice president for administrative services, 11/9/98. Sherman Hall, 298-1800.

Civil Service Resignations

Mays, Allen, site planner, Planning & Design, 11/19/98.
Goldenson, Karen, chief clerk, Educational/Public Service Radio, 11/18/98.

Civil Service Retirements

Keever, Mary, licensed practical nurse II, Beu Health Center, 12/31/98.
Keithley, Geneva, building service worker I, Building Services, 12/31/98.
McSperritt, Ona, building service worker I, Building Services, 10/31/98.

Professional Activities

David Haugen and Bryant Keeling, philosophy and religious studies, presented "Reply to Lehe's 'Nihilistic Consequences of the Evidential Argument from Evil'" at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Philosophical Association in Chicago.

Cecelia Benelli, elementary education and reading, presented "Practical Strategies for Observation and Recording" at the annual Quad Cities Early Childhood Conference.

Anita Werling, music, was consultant and dedicatory recitalist for the new organ at St. John United Church of Christ, Ft. Madison, IA.

Stephany Joy-Newman, student services, and Michael Illovsky, University Counseling Center, presented a two-hour workshop on "The College Counseling Center: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow--Changes and Innovations" at the 50th annual convention of the Illinois Counseling Association.

Judy Potter, Macomb Projects, presented "Interactive Technology Showcasing" at the Illinois Association for the Education of Young children conference in Springfield.

Laura Barden, biological sciences, presented the following papers at the annual meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers in Reno: "Live Wire, Dead Sea, Civic Community: Whose Definition to Use. Language as a Barrier to Learning Science" and "Scientific Ethics Case Studies."


Norman Walzer and William Westerhold, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, received supplemental funding of $2,500 from various regional councils of government in Illinois for "Cooperative GIS Project-Matching Year 2."

Michael Brunn, elementary education and reading, and Gloria Delany-Barmann, educational and interdisciplinary studies, received $34,850 from the Spencer Foundation for"America Reads in Many Languages: Changing Latinos' Access to Literacy in the New Millennium Through Proactive Education."

Dorothy Vallillo, WIUM/WIUW-FM, received $4,560 from the Illinois Arts Council for "General Operating Support."

Steven Burr, RPTA, received $2,000 from the Illinois Humanities Council for "Cultural Resources Conference."

Kenneth Kohberger, student activities, received $16,010 from the Illinois Arts Council for "General Operating Support 99."

James Butterworth and Debra Miller, College of Fine Arts and Communication, received $7,020 from the Illinois Arts Council for "Arts in Education."

Service and Awards

Cathy Werner, affirmative action/ADA compliance, was elected president of the Illinois Affirmative Action Officers Association at the annual conference and meeting in Chicago.

She is also serving as secretary for Region V of the American Association for Affirmative Action.


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