Western Illinois University

Election 2014
12:42 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Prescription Birth Control Referendum on Ballot

Credit hamiltoncityschools.com

An advisory referenda on this fall's ballots in Illinois aims to drive more public interest to the election.

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Problems With The North Patio
4:28 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

WIU Renovations Don't Stand Up to Weather

The patio on the north side of the University Union
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

A renovation mishap has Western Illinois University worried about flooding at the University Union.

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Effort to Boost Retention
3:34 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

WIU Targets Job Opportunities to Freshmen

Sodexo is the largest employer of WIU students hiring them to work at the dining halls on campus.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University is increasing the number of jobs for freshmen in response to student demand.

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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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Graphic Novels Are This Year's Theme
5:50 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

WIU Marks Banned Books Week

Western Illinois University holds an event every year to mark Banned Books Week.
Credit www.wiu.edu

Western Illinois University held its seventh annual 'Banned and Determined' event in conjunction with the national observance of Banned Books Week.

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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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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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