Western Illinois University

Recovering From Natural Disasters
12:37 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

WIU Included in Illinois Disaster Corps Initiative

Credit American Red Cross

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

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TomCat Reunion
11:43 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Rekindling Old Connections in Macomb

The former Grin and Beer It. The building later served as the children's library. It was torn down this month as part of the Macomb Public Library expansion.
Credit 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.

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Started Almost a Year Ago
9:57 am
Wed July 9, 2014

WIU Art Labeling Project Almost Complete

Sculpture in front of Hainline Theatre.
Credit Frannie Smith

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

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Peace Corps Fellows Program
7:48 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

WIU Expands Peace Corps Fellows Program

Credit 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.

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WIU Kibbe Field Station
12:46 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Ridding the Mississippi River of Asian Carp

Mississippi River
Credit Rich Egger / TSPR

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

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Lot Will Be Used For Center For Performing Arts
2:59 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

WIU Constructs New Parking Lot

Area adjacent to Corbin/Olson Halls where new parking lot will be built.
Credit 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. 

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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 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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