Western Illinois University

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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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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.

WIU Dual Degree Agreement with Palmer College

May 7, 2014
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It will now be easier for graduates of Western Illinois University to earn a doctorate of chiropractic degree from Palmer College in the Quad Cities.

Western Illinois University plans to sell off the naming rights for portions of the soon to be constructed Center for Performing Arts.

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Nearly a quarter of the student body works part-time, up to 20 hours a week, for the university. The majority of those students make $8.25 an hour, the current minimum wage in Illinois.

TSPR's Rich Egger

Student-athlete unions won’t be coming to Western Illinois University anytime soon. But the possibility is still sparked some debate on campus.

Trees Add Financial Value To WIU campus

Apr 24, 2014
WIU Office of University Relations

A Western Illinois University professor is putting a monetary value on the trees around campus.  

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The Center for Performing Arts has been a long time coming to the campus of Western Illinois University. 

A western Illinois lawmaker is warning of dire consequences if the temporary income tax increase is allowed to expire.

David Zanolla

Disney World isn’t just a vacation destination. Some students from Western Illinois University will be visiting the amusement parks to satisfy a class requirement.

WIU Tweaks Gun Policy

Apr 9, 2014
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State law requires all public and private schools across all levels of education report when a student is determined to pose a clear and present danger within 24 hours. Western Illinois University is updating its gun policy to better reflect that stipulation.

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Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP. The operating system still works, but as of today it is no longer protected by anti-virus software or security updates.

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