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By Leigh Rice
Three new employees have joined the Student Life Offce at William
Woods University: Claire Wiegand as director of Greek life and student
involvement, Cheree Meeks as director of career services and student
transition and Kristen Oesch as nurse practitioner.
Wiegand (left) holds a bachelor’s degree in
journalism from Western Illinois University
in Macomb, Ill., and a master’s degree,
with a concentration in student affairs and
higher education, from Indiana University
of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa.
While at Western Illinois, Wiegand
received the James B. Grigsby Award
for student leadership as an outstanding
senior student who exemplifed excellence
in extracurricular activities.
Wiegand gained experience in student
affairs at Indiana University of Pennsylva-
nia, where she worked as a graduate
advisor for Greek life programs from
2008 until recently, She also interned at
the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) in Bloomington, Ind.;
Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa.
As graduate advisor for Greek life programs, Wiegand advised the
Panhellenic Association, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the
Interfraternity Council in organizational management, recruitment,
programming, judicial procedures and offcer development. She also
advised individual fraternities and sororities and the Greek honor societies.
Meeks (left) earned a bachelor’s degree in
political science with a political processes
emphasis and a master’s degree in student
development in postsecondary education,
both from the University of Iowa in Iowa
City, Iowa.
She was a graduate assistant at the Uni-
versity of Iowa from 2003 to 2005 and
served as manager of the Afro-American
Cultural Center and as an instructor with
college transition.
Meeks worked at the University of Mis-
souri as a residence hall coordinator and
as an instructor for learning strategies
for college students for three years. From
2008 until recently, she was a program
director in the Missouri College Advising
Corps in the division of enrollment man-
agement at the University of Missouri.
Oesch (left) earned both undergraduate
and graduate degrees at the University of
Missouri-Columbia. While at MU, she
worked as a registered nurse in the
surgical/burn/trauma ICU and the
emergency room at the University of
Missouri Hospital. She is a member of the
American Nurses Association, the Missouri
Nurses Association and the American
Nurses Credentialing Center.
Oesch is a registered nurse and nurse
practitioner contracted though Callaway
Community Hospital.
By Lisa Burke
 
Would you donate your head of hair for a good cause? 
The men of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) did.
 
 
On Oct. 14, Alpha Chi Omega hosted its annual
“Haircuts for CARDV.”  Men offer their heads while
their friends donate dollars to shave sections of hair.
This event is held to raise money for the Coalition
Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV),
Fulton’s local women’s shelter. Alpha Chi Omega’s
philanthropy supports the fght against rape and
domestic violence, and they work closely with CARDV. 
 
 “I’m going to grow
my hair out to get it
cut again next year,”
said sophomore
Corey Samples (right).
 
But it wasn’t just
FIJIs who donated
their hair.  Eric
Qualls, the graduate
assistant for Greek
Life, also volunteered
his head, which was
shaved for a donation
of $50.
 
The men of FIJI barbequed and sold plates of food to
help raise money. With the haircuts and food
combined, the women of Alpha Chi Omega raised
more than $300.  This year alone they have raised
more than $1,000 for CARDV.
 
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and
Alpha Chi Omega is honoring the month with weekly
events for the cause.  In addition to Haircuts for CARDV,
they have held a luminaria ceremony and observed a day
of wearing purple, the color representing domestic
violence awareness.
The last event will be
“The Clothesline Project,”
Oct. 28 in the Ivy Room.
Students are invited to
hear a compelling
speaker and get a
LEAD point while
supporting the
women of Alpha Chi
Omega in their fight
against rape and
domestic violence.
Megan Lovino
cuts hair.
Student Life
Welcomes Three
Haircuts Raise
Money for CARDV