Western Illinois University

Planning for the Future
7:06 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

More Budget Cuts at WIU

Credit Tim Schroll/WIU

Western Illinois University plans to reduce its spending by $2 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, even though it does not yet know how much money it will receive from the state.

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New Exhibit at WIU
7:12 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

A is for Arab

Credit nyu.edu

An exhibit in Macomb is designed to show how – time after time throughout the past century – Arabs and Muslims have been portrayed in a negative light in American popular culture.

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Tough Fiscal Times
1:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Public Budget Meeting at WIU

Credit Tim Schroll/WIU

Another forum on the Western Illinois University budget will be held this month on the Macomb campus.

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Project Mostly Completed
11:46 am
Sun December 15, 2013

The WIU Grand Entrance Monument

The new monument
Credit Tim Schroll/WIU

Drivers coming from the north on Route 67 will clearly know when they’re entering Macomb and Western Illinois University.

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BoT Meeting
6:55 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Final Approval for WIU Faculty Pact

Credit Rich Egger

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees gave unanimous approval to the new contract agreement with the University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100, which represents WIU faculty members.

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America’s 35th President
7:11 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

JFK Legacy: His Ability to Inspire

John F. Kennedy
Credit Wikimedia

A historian from Western Illinois University feels President John F. Kennedy’s greatest accomplishment was to inspire so many Americans.

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Faculty at WIU
10:19 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Teachers Ratify New Contract

Sherman Hall at WIU
Credit Rich Egger

Faculty members at Western Illinois University overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract.

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Rescue Attempt
2:48 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Macomb Police Thank WIU Students

(From left) Deputy Chief Eric Lenardt, Mayor Mike Inman, Owen Hill, Ryan Brushaber, Matthew Demetral, and WIU President Jack Thomas
Credit Macomb Police Department

The Macomb Police Department is honoring three Western Illinois University students who tried to rescue a man at Spring Lake.

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Arts
7:48 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Music for Laptop Ensemble

The WIU Laptop Ensemble in rehearsal.
Credit Jonathan Ahl

Laptop computers, tablets and smart phones have all made it possible to perform regular activities in new ways. 

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Arts
4:50 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

WIU Bands to Combine Music and Mission on Brazil Trip

Local residents take in a concert of the WIU Wind Ensemble during the group's 2010 tour of Brazil.
Credit Abby Rhodes

More than 200 student musicians from Western Illinois University’s Bands are headed to Brazil this spring. 

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