Western Illinois University

TomCat Reunion
11:43 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Rekindling Old Connections in Macomb

The former Grin and Beer It. The building later served as the children's library. It was torn down this month as part of the Macomb Public Library expansion.
Credit Tom Carper

Tom and Gayle Carper of Macomb have more than 1,000 photos from the years when Tom owned bars in town.  They decided the pictures should be shared and started posting them to Flickr and Facebook.

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Started Almost a Year Ago
9:57 am
Wed July 9, 2014

WIU Art Labeling Project Almost Complete

Sculpture in front of Hainline Theatre.
Credit Frannie Smith

Retired Western Illinois University professor  Gil Belles is patiently waiting for the completion of his campus art labeling project.

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Peace Corps Fellows Program
7:48 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

WIU Expands Peace Corps Fellows Program

Credit Martyn Wright / Flickr Creative Commons

WIU's Peace Corps Fellows program is receiving about $30,000 more in federal money this year. That's enough to let three more students enroll this fall.

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WIU Kibbe Field Station
12:46 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Ridding the Mississippi River of Asian Carp

Mississippi River
Credit Rich Egger / TSPR

Two Western Illinois University faculty members are researching ways to mitigate Asian carp in the upper Mississippi River basin.

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Lot Will Be Used For Center For Performing Arts
2:59 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

WIU Constructs New Parking Lot

Area adjacent to Corbin/Olson Halls where new parking lot will be built.
Credit Frannie Smith / Tri-States Public Radio News

Western Illinois University is expecting its Center for Performing Arts to be built in the near future. But first there is a parking lot to be built. 

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