Western Illinois University

Celebrating Its Roots
4:01 pm
Sun May 20, 2012

Western Illinois Museum Revisits Original Home

Leon Clements
Rich Egger

The Western Illinois Museum is making sure its own history is remembered.

The museum was first housed on the third floor of Sherman Hall at Western Illinois University, which is where a reception and fundraiser took place to celebrate the museum's roots.

The event included a presentation called Stories from the Past by Museum Board Member Jackie Thompson and another called The Museum Today by Museum Board Chair Lois Lueck. There was also a silent auction.

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Employee Retirements
6:47 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Big Turnover at WIU

Sherman Hall at Western Illinois University

Students are not the only ones preparing to bid adieu to Western Illinois University.

Pam Bowman, Director of Human Resources, said the university averages 77 retirements per year. But she said approximately 142 employees are retiring before the end of June this year.

“Approximately 77 Civil Service, 20 administrators, and 45 faculty,” Bowman said.

While some are stepping aside because of their age or years of service, others chose to leave because of concerns over their retirement payout.

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It will research issues from new perspectives
4:28 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

New Center Will Research Men's Issues

CSMMD Dir. Tracy Davis

The new Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men's Development at Western Illinois University will primarily conduct research.

Director Tracy Davis says it will offer new perspectives on those issues.

For example, he is collaborating on a study of African-American men he hopes will have insights about successful black men in higher education.

He says, “If you read the (professional) literature today the titles are going to say something about African-American men having, you know, lower ACT scores or having more psychological distress.“

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Emphasis - May 4
11:10 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Dealing With Difference Institute

J. Q. Adams (background) and Jan Welsch

Rich Egger's guests are Jan Welsch and J. Q. Adams, who are organizers of the annual Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.

The two-day conference begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 15 with a presentation by Dr Pedro Noguera, who is one of two keynote speakers at this year's DWDI.

Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education and a faculty member in New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development as well as the Department of Sociology.

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Final Show for Bill Knight
12:00 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Shop Talk - May 1

This week's program is about Bill Knight's career and changes in the news industry. In addition, Lisa Kernek joins the panel to replace Knight.

Knight graduated from WIU, went on to be a reporter, and came back to Western to teach in the early 1990s. He never stopped writing and reporting, and will continue to do commentaries on Tri States Public Radio.

Knight said there have been many changes in the newspaper industry over the years. He said the one creating the biggest impact right now is in management.

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