Western Illinois University

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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Cash Flow Concerns
2:40 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

WIU Awaits Release of State Funding

Aerial view of Western Illinois University
Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Western Illinois University is still waiting for a sizeable check, to the tune of $6.5-million, from the state of Illinois.

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Decade-Long Slide
11:00 am
Sun September 14, 2014

WIU Boosts Recruitment Efforts to Combat Declining Enrollment

Credit Rich Egger

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said declining student enrollment is one of the biggest problems the university faces.

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The Business of Music
11:17 am
Fri September 12, 2014

So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star

Loren Weisman and his book at Tri States Public Radio
Credit Rich Egger

A veteran of the music industry said artists must spend time taking care of business if they want to succeed in the industry.

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17 Years of Participation
3:09 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Pilot Prepared for Another Macomb Balloon Rally

An eastern Illinois man is looking forward to getting another bird's eye view of western Illinois.

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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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Looking to the Future
9:31 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Celebrating 50 Years of Horn Field Campus

Horn Field Campus is a 90 acre site just south of Macomb. Most of it is woods. It also has an 11 acre agricultural plot and eight acres of restored prairie.
Credit Rich Egger

Horn Field Campus is preparing to mark its 50th anniversary by planning for construction of an outdoor education building.

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Textbook Sales Are Up
9:08 am
Mon September 1, 2014

WIU's Bookstore Aims to Offer Best Deals on Textbooks

WIU's bookstore
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University made changes to ensure it is charging the lowest price for textbooks this year.  

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Bill Signed This Week
11:39 am
Fri August 22, 2014

New Law to Ban Smoking on Illinois College Campuses

Smoking will not be allowed at Western Illinois University and other state-supported college campuses beginning next July.
Credit www.safetysign.com

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill to prohibit smoking on state-supported college or university campuses in the state. 

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Freshman Drop-Off
5:23 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

UPDATE: Protesting Sexist Signs at WIU

Photo of signs that were on display in 2011 move-in day.
Credit falserapesociety.blogspot.com

Some members of the Macomb community plan to protest if "disgusting" signs show up as students return to Western Illinois University this week.

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