Western Illinois University

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.

Enrollment At WIU Continues To Trend Down

Jun 16, 2014
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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.

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

401(K)2012 / Flickr Creative Commons

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

Jimmy Emerson / Flickr Creative Commons

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.

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

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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