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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.

Posted By: Alisha Looney (AA-Looney@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations