Western Illinois University

The 2 + 2 Agreement involves business degrees
1:56 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

WIU Signs Dual Enrollment Deal with EICC

The agreement helps students transfer from EICC to WIU.
Credit https://www.facebook.com/easterniowacommunitycollege

Western Illinois University recently signed a new agreement with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to make the transition for EICC students coming to Western easier.

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New Tool at WIU
3:32 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Teaching in 3-D

A close up of a 3-D model of the Sherman Hall bell tower created by the new printer
Credit Rich Egger

One of the newest tools at Western Illinois University is a 3-D printer that was acquired just a few weeks ago.

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Thanks to a $23k state grant
8:22 am
Fri June 28, 2013

WIU to Double Food Waste Composting

The same type of composting system that WIU uses. (Not WIU's actual unit.)
Credit http://compostingtechnology.com/products/compost-systems/earth-tub/

Western Illinois University will be able to double the amount of food waste it diverts from the landfill and turns into compost.

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Tentative Spending Plan
3:08 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Money Pressures Continue for WIU

Sherman Hall at WIU
Credit Rich Egger

Even though the Illinois legislature agreed to maintain higher education funding at current levels, challenges remain for public universities.

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BoT Quarterly Meeting
6:39 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Cost Increases for WIU Students

Credit Rich Egger

The cost of attending Western Illinois University will go up 4.5%  this fall for incoming students.

During their meeting in Moline, the school’s Board of Trustees members approved raising tuition, fees, and room and board for the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.

Budget Director Matt Bierman said although the state legislature agreed to hold higher education funding level this year, the state nonetheless deserves part of the blame for the rising costs.

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