Western Illinois University

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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Wage Gap
12:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Tuesday Signifies Equal Pay Day For Women

Credit Goog Free Use Images

Equal Pay Day, April 8th, marks how far beyond the end of the year a woman needs to work to match a man's salary for a single year. The national average shows women earn 77% of men's salaries.

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Annual Symposium
2:07 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Biology Research in Western Illinois

Credit Western Illinois University

At first glance, it might appear not much is happening on the landscape in western Illinois and across the rst of the state.  But a biologist begs to differ.

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WIU Quad Cities
1:51 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Mississippi River Focus of Environmental Science Ph.D. Program

Mississippi River
Rich Egger TSPR

Western Illinois University will begin offering a new Ph.D. program in environmental science this fall. The program focuses on large river ecosystems and will be housed at the Quad Cities campus.

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Starry Night Repertory Theatre Presents
11:06 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Educating Rita Highlights Importance of Schooling

Lily Blouin stars as Rita in Educating Rita
Starry Night Repertory Theatre

Starry Night Repertory Theatre is presenting the 2-person show, Educating Rita in the Horrabin Theatre,  on Western Illinois University’s campus.

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