Macomb, IL – An event this week at WIU celebrated rice and the culture that surrounds it. Students, faculty, and members of the community gathered in the University Union Lamoine Room for "A Culture of Rice: An International Feast." Presentations offered information about the history of rice and the geography of rice. There were also paintings on rice paper, dances, and a presentation on the fashion trends in India.
Macomb, IL – The three new trustees at WIU were on-campus recently for a briefing and meetings with campus constituencies. Steven Nelson is an attorney in Moline. Bob Cook and Bill Griffin are retired professors from the Macomb campus. All three believe much of their focus in coming board meetings will be on developing the Quad Cities campus, where they believe much of the university's growth will occur. Cook says a state grant for planning a performing arts center is a good indication that construction funds will come.
Macomb, IL – Last fall, the Chicago White Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1917. Baseball fans got a chance to share in the celebration when the World Series trophy came to Macomb. It was on display for several hours at the US Cellular store on East Jackson Street and was later displayed at Western Hall. The trophy stands two feet tall, weighs 30 pounds, and is donned with 30 flags representing each team in Major League baseball. Fans began lining up outside the the US Cellular store more than an hour before the trophy was scheduled to go on display.