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WIU Opens Second New Building in QC

Sep 4, 2014
Herb Trix

The Western Illinois University campus in the Quad Cities is now officially 95,000 square feet larger than it was at the start of the week.

Rich Egger

Horn Field Campus is preparing to mark its 50th anniversary by planning for construction of an outdoor education building.

TSPR's Emily Boyer

Western Illinois University made changes to ensure it is charging the lowest price for textbooks this year.  

New Law to Ban Smoking on Illinois College Campuses

Aug 22, 2014
www.safetysign.com

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill to prohibit smoking on state-supported college or university campuses in the state. 

UPDATE: Protesting Sexist Signs at WIU

Aug 19, 2014
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Some members of the Macomb community plan to protest if "disgusting" signs show up as students return to Western Illinois University this week.

Joel Gruver / Google Plus

WIU's annual event serves local farmers, gardeners and those interested in organic produce.

July's Mild Temperatures Benefit Crops

Jul 28, 2014
Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

This summer's cooler than average temperatures are keeping crops in good condition.

WIU Recognized For Retention Efforts

Jul 22, 2014
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Western Illinois University is one of three institutions in the nation being honored for outstanding efforts in retaining students.

WIU Professor Sells Boar for World Record Prize

Jul 22, 2014
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A Western Illinois University professor has turned a moment from his childhood into a family passion.

Math Camp for Young Girls at WIU

Jul 15, 2014
www.wiu.edu

Western Illinois University will offer a week-long summer camp for junior high-age girls to grow their interest in mathematics.

American Red Cross

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

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
TSPR

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.

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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.

WIU Dual Degree Agreement with Palmer College

May 7, 2014
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.

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.

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