Jack Thomas

Much Anticipated Project at WIU
11:10 am
Sun January 4, 2015

Center for Performing Arts Closer to Becoming Reality

An artist's rendering of the Center for Performing Arts
Credit Western Illinois University

The state will start seeking construction bids this month for a long-awaited project at Western Illinois University.

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Phase III of Riverfront Campus
5:48 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

More Money for WIU in the QC

Jack Thomas and Pat Quinn announced the Phase Three design funding on Friday outside the first building opened as part of WIU's new riverfront campus in Moline.
Credit Herb Trix

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Friday announced state help for the next phase of Western Illinois University's riverfront campus in Moline.

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Economic Development Efforts
6:14 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Macomb Welcomes Ideas on How to Better Serve WIU

Numerous businesses in Macomb offer discounts to WIU students.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said he wants to develop a list of businesses and services that students, faculty, and staff want in Macomb.

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Founder's Day
11:24 am
Wed September 24, 2014

WIU Looks to Become More Innovative

Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University’s president used the annual State of the University address to renew his commitment to making the school stand out from other colleges.

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Another Ribbon Cutting
2:40 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

WIU Opens Second New Building in QC

Governor Pat Quinn addresses the crowd during Wednesday's ribbon cutting ceremony
Credit Herb Trix

The Western Illinois University campus in the Quad Cities is now officially 95,000 square feet larger than it was at the start of the week.

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College in Quad Cities
5:37 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

WIU Dual Degree Agreement with Palmer College

WIU President Jack Thomas signing the agreement with Palmer College Chancellor Dennis Marchiori
Credit WVIK-FM

It will now be easier for graduates of Western Illinois University to earn a doctorate of chiropractic degree from Palmer College in the Quad Cities.

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The Center for Performing Arts
11:35 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

WIU Finally Gets Money for New Building

Architects rendering of the exterior of the Center for Performing Arts
Credit Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

The Center for Performing Arts has been a long time coming to the campus of Western Illinois University. 

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Illinois Income Tax
9:59 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Senator Sullivan Says Drastic Cuts Ahead If Tax Hike Expires

A western Illinois lawmaker is warning of dire consequences if the temporary income tax increase is allowed to expire.

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Planning for the Future
7:06 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

More Budget Cuts at WIU

Credit Tim Schroll/WIU

Western Illinois University plans to reduce its spending by $2 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, even though it does not yet know how much money it will receive from the state.

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Tough Fiscal Times
1:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Public Budget Meeting at WIU

Credit Tim Schroll/WIU

Another forum on the Western Illinois University budget will be held this month on the Macomb campus.

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