Western Illinois University

New Law to Ban Smoking on Illinois College Campuses

Aug 22, 2014

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

UPDATE: Protesting Sexist Signs at WIU

Aug 19, 2014

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

Joel Gruver / Google Plus

WIU's annual event serves local farmers, gardeners and those interested in organic produce.

July's Mild Temperatures Benefit Crops

Jul 28, 2014
Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

This summer's cooler than average temperatures are keeping crops in good condition.

WIU Recognized For Retention Efforts

Jul 22, 2014

Western Illinois University is one of three institutions in the nation being honored for outstanding efforts in retaining students.

WIU Professor Sells Boar for World Record Prize

Jul 22, 2014

A Western Illinois University professor has turned a moment from his childhood into a family passion.

Math Camp for Young Girls at WIU

Jul 15, 2014

Western Illinois University will offer a week-long summer camp for junior high-age girls to grow their interest in mathematics.

American Red Cross

Western Illinois University is participating in a pilot project to help communities state-wide recover from natural disasters.

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.

WIU Art Labeling Project Almost Complete

Jul 9, 2014
Frannie Smith

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

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.

Rich Egger / TSPR

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

WIU Constructs New Parking Lot

Jun 17, 2014
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. 

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Construction will begin this month on a greenhouse for Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture.

Western Illinois University Recruits Youth

Jun 16, 2014
Frannie Smith / Tri States Public Radio News

Western Illinois University holds various programs throughout the summer for high school students and younger. It's an enrichment and recruiting tool.