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WIU College of Arts and Sciences Honors Retirees

November 14, 2007

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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will honor four faculty and one civil service retiree at the annual Holiday Awards Reception from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in the University Union Lamoine Room.

Musical entertainment will be provided by The Endnotes, a group comprised of CAS faculty and administrators.

Faculty retirees include: Larry Balsamo, chair of the historydepartment, who came to Western in 1967; Robert Gessner, biological sciences professor, who began in 1978; John Mann, English professor, who joined the Western faculty in 1971; and Richard Rieck, geography professor, who has taught at Western since 1976.

Civil Service employee Ruth Schoeber, the CAS dean's office budget secretary, has served the college since 1995.

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