Western Illinois University

College in Quad Cities
5:37 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

WIU Dual Degree Agreement with Palmer College

WIU President Jack Thomas signing the agreement with Palmer College Chancellor Dennis Marchiori
Credit WVIK-FM

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.

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Center for Performing Arts
3:52 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

WIU To Sell Naming Rights of Center for Performing Arts

Center for Performing Arts

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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Minimum Wage Hike
3:23 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Minimum Wage Hike Would Be Costly For WIU

Credit 401(K)2012 / Flickr Creative Commons

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.

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NCAA
2:10 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Student-Athlete Unions Not In WIU's Immediate Future

Western's Hanson Field
Credit 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.

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Arbor Day
1:19 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Trees Add Financial Value To WIU campus

Paul Blome of WIU says trees on campus provide a value of more than $800,000
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
11:35 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

WIU Finally Gets Money for New Building

Architects rendering of the exterior of the Center for Performing Arts
Credit Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

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

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Illinois Income Tax
9:59 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Senator Sullivan Says Drastic Cuts Ahead If Tax Hike Expires

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

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Disney's Communication Course
11:33 am
Mon April 14, 2014

WIU Students Study 'Happiest Place on Earth'

The Disney World Communication Culture 2013 class at Disney World.
Credit 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.

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Concealed Carry
12:20 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

WIU Tweaks Gun Policy

Credit Don Harder / Flickr Creative Commons

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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Technology
11:39 am
Tue April 8, 2014

WIU Migrates Away From Windows XP To Avoid Security Risks

Credit ProjectManhattan / Wikimedia Commons

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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