Western Illinois University

Agriculture
2:50 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

WIU's School of Ag Gets Greenhouse

Greenhouse on Western's campus
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

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

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The University Hosts Summer Programs
4:38 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Western Illinois University Recruits Youth

An airbrush class at Garwood Hall is part of an art camp at WIU.
Credit 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.

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WIU Works To Reverse The Trend
10:20 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Enrollment At WIU Continues To Trend Down

Western Illinois University, Macomb Campus.
Credit en.wikipedia.org

In the spring of 2007, nearly 9,800 undergraduate students were attending classes at Western Illinois University's Macomb campus.  Only 8,000 were enrolled this past spring. The leaders of the university are currently working on plans to bring enrollment back up.

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Tim Van Alstine
10:49 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Former AD Draws Final Paycheck From WIU

Former WIU Athletic Director Tim Van Alstine

Western Illinois University's former Athletic Director Dr. Tim Van Alstine reached a resignation agreement with Western in May of last year.

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University Budget
9:52 am
Wed June 11, 2014

WIU Outlines Spending Plan for Next Year

Credit 401(K)2012 / Flickr Creative Commons

Western Illinois University has a preliminary spending plan in place for next year.

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Dual Enrollment
7:30 am
Tue June 10, 2014

WIU Increases Community College Partnerships

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Students at a community college in northwest Illinois will be able to dual enroll at Western Illinois University. That's despite their campuses being more than 170 miles apart.

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Western's Library Services
2:45 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Longtime Library Specialist Reflects on Industry's Evolution

Marilyn Shelley
Credit Emily Boyer / TSPR

Advancements in technology have given us flat-screen televisions, smartphones and e-readers. Brick-and-mortar libraries are doing their best to keep up with the digital world. Western Illinois University's Marilyn Shelley has had a front-row seat to the evolution.

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Juneteenth Celebration
12:24 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Unintended Consequences of Pension Reform

Credit Western Illinois University

Illinois’ pension reform has pushed hundreds of state employees into early retirement. It’s also canceling an annual celebration in Macomb.

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Employee Signed Retirement Commitment
10:32 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Pension Delay Comes Too Late For Some WIU Employees

Credit 401(K)2012 / Flickr Creative Commons

The implementation of Illinois’ pension reform has been delayed by an injunction issued by a Sangamon County Judge.

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21st DWDI
11:05 am
Sun May 11, 2014

Social Justice and Education

The WIU Multicultural Center
Credit Rich Egger

Teachers will do the learning the next couple days as Western Illinois University hosts the annual Dealing With Difference Institute.

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