News for the
WIU Campus Community
April 15, 2011• Vol 26, No. 14
SURS and HMO Changes Announced
The State of Illinois has selected four managed care plans to provide benefits to state employees, dependents and retirees starting July 1.
Health Alliance was not one of the providers selected. In addition,
changes to SURS affecting retirement annuities have been announced.
See Notices, Reminders and Upcoming Events (below) for Benefits Choice Meeting dates.
PAC Ceremonial Groundbreaking April 26
Western Illinois University's Performing Arts Center will be one step closer to reality when the ceremonial groundbreaking takes place Tuesday, April 26.
Candidates for VPSS to Begin Interviewing
Four candidates for the WIU vice president for student services (VPSS) position
have been announced.
COEHS Names New Dean: Saddler
Sterling Saddler, professor and vice president of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), has been named dean of Western's College of Education and Human Services (COEHS), effective July 1.
VP for Administrative Services Interviews Ongoing
Interviews for the WIU vice president of administrative services (VPAS) candidates are continuing through May 4.
Notices, Reminders and Upcoming Events
Benefits Choice Meetings
The Benefits Office will conduct
meetings covering upcoming changes to insurance options (see "Changes Announced" above) on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3-4.
The next offering in the Tri States Public Radio Celebration Concert Series will feature Corky Siegel and Randy Sabien.
Juvenile Justice and Special Education Research Forum
Parents, secondary education teachers, and all those in the human services field--as well as the general public--are invited to attend a Juvenile Justice and Special Education Research Forum at Western Illinois University.
Summer Youth Programs Available
Three academic summer camps will be offered through Western's Non-Credit Programs: Adventures in Filmmaking, Art for Gifted and Talented Students and Girls Plus Math.
Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Run/Dog Walk April 16
Provide your pooch with a fun day of walking and get out and get some exercise for a good cause during the Second Annual Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run/Dog Walk.
Employee Wellness Events
Find more events and information on the Employee Wellness page.
Faculty and Staff News
Employee Discovers Authentic Lincoln Signature
When Roger Kent of University Television (UTV) looked a bit closer at a picture that had been hanging in his office for a few years, he noticed what looked like a signature belonging to the nation's 16th president. His hunch proved to be right.
Waugh Retirement Reception April 28
Teri Waugh, a financial aid adviser IV, will
retire from WIU with 35 years of service.
Dean to be Honored with Art Dedication, Reception
An art dedication reception honoring WIU School of Music Professor Emerita Marietta Dean will be held Sunday, April 17 in the Multicultural Center.
Recent faculty and staff
presentations, publications and more.
Division of Student Services Awards
The Division of Student Services has announced its
most recent listing of award winners.
Garrett to Direct Illinois Small Business Development Center
Greg Garrett, a native of Fulton County (IL),
has been appointed director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Western.