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2014 Dealing with Difference Institute



Location:  The conference will be held in the Western Illinois University Multicultural Center, on Murray Street (C.T. Vivian Way), Macomb, Illinois. A map and parking instructions will be included with registration confirmations.

Professional Development: Western Illinois University is an ISBE Approved Provider for Professional Development (#10634). The 2012 DWDI will provide up to 12 hours development activity that could be applied towards teacher re-certification, subject to the teacher’s Certificate Renewal Plan and approval by the teacher’s Local Professional Development Committee. Participation verification forms will be available at the Institute.

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit Opportunities: Participants interested in earning course credit for the institute through the College of Education and Human Services should  email Dr. Gloria Delany-Barmann, Department of Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies, at

Special Needs: Western Illinois University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws, orders, and regulations. The University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity institution and affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in all programs and activities. Please contact Tammy La Prad ( about any special needs you have.

Room Accommodations for Off-Campus Participants:
WIU’s Conference Services (309-298-3328) offers residence-hall type rooms (private rooms/community bathrooms:  single @ $17 plus 6% tax / double $11 per person plus 6% tax per night) in the Olson Conference Center. Photos and further information are posted at

Partial list of Macomb hotels:

Institute Sponsors: Western Illinois University's Expanding Cultural Diversity Project and Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research and the Illinois Association for Cultural Diversity

WIU Expanding Cultural Diversity Project Committee Members
Gloria Delany-Barmann, Educational & Interdisciplinary Studies (EIS)   
Pamela L. Bowman, Human Resources
W. E. Bracey, Student Services                                                         
Rebekah Buchanan, English & Journalism                                        
Gordon C. Chang, Sociology & Anthropology                                    
Peter Cole, History                                                                             
Tracy L. Davis, EIS                                                                              
Andrea Hyde, EIS, QC
Tammy La Prad, EIS                                                                           
Debra Miretzky, EIS                                             
Shazia Rahman, English & Journalism 
Mohammad Siddiqi, English & Journalism                                           
Janice R. Welsch, Faculty Emerita                                                        

WIU Dealing with Difference Institute Committee Members
Gloria Delany-Barmann, Tammy La Prad, and Janice R. Welsch

Illinois Association for Cultural Diversity Board Members
J. Q. Adams, Western Illinois University
Gloria Delany-Barmann, Western Illinois University
Richard Hazley, Trinity Higher Education Corp.    
Michelle Meadows-Sherwood, Eastern Illinois University
Diane Nyhammer, Blackhawk Technical College  
Debra Stevenson, Davenport Community Schools
Janice R. Welsch, Western Illinois University

Questions? Contact Janice R. Welsch ( / 309-833-1574 or Tammy La Prad ( 309-298-2837.