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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.

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.

TSPR Student Reporter Wins National Honor

Mar 18, 2014
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Student Reporter Chris Lovingood was one of seven WIU Department of Broadcasting students to bring home an award from the recent National Broadcasting Society's National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition.

The Google Art Project

The gender gap is not unique to corporate salaries or leadership in politics. It’s also very alive in today’s  art community.  

Emily Boyer / TSPR

Western Illinois University’s College of Business and Technology received a $50,000 grant from State Farm Insurance Thursday to build a new high-tech computer laboratory.

Survivors of sexual assault frequently confide in family and friends. New research is underway to examine how that impacts their recovery.

Western Illinois University ROTC

An ongoing review of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps by the U.S. Department of Defense is not worrying Western Illinois University.

Rich Egger

State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) said it’s long past time for the state to release the construction money for a Performing Arts Center at Western Illinois University.

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.

A is for Arab

Jan 13, 2014
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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.

Tim Schroll/WIU

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

Tim Schroll/WIU

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

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

Rich Egger

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

Macomb Police Department

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

Jonathan Ahl

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

Abby Rhodes

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

Rich Egger

The state’s consistently declining support of higher education forced Western Illinois University and its faculty union to rework their current contract.

Rich Egger

A study done at Western Illinois University suggests some of the rhetoric about the impact of academic bias might be exaggerated.

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It’s probably safe to say Western Illinois University Board of Trustees member Phil Hare won’t be attending Saturday night’s homecoming concert featuring 2-Chainz.

WIU Reaches $60 Million Goal with Seven-Figure Gift

Sep 24, 2013
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After more than six years of fundraising, Western Illinois University has hit its $60 million goal for the school's capital campaign.

That's thanks to a sizable gift by two Western alumni who are long time supporters of the university.

Illinois River Sweep Cleans the Lamoine Too

Sep 18, 2013
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The Illinois River Sweep takes place this Saturday,  people from communities all along the river and its tributaries will work together to clean up the waterways. 

WIU Enrollment Decline Impacts Bottom Line

Sep 10, 2013
Rich Egger

There are 498 fewer students attending Western Illinois University this fall than at this time last year.

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Crews are clearing the northwest corner of Route 67 and University Drive in Macomb in preparation for what’s being called a “grand entrance monument” for Western Illinois University.

Rich Egger

Western Illinois University’s credit rating has been downgraded by Moody’s  Investors Service, though the school has plenty of company.

WIU Researcher Analyzes Tornadoes

Jul 31, 2013
WIU

Tornadoes are fact of life in the Midwest.  A researcher at Western Illinois University is using a National Science Foundation grant to look inside storms to figure out which ones will spawn twisters.

Western UPI Chapter Sends Letter Opposing Cost Shift

Jul 19, 2013
Rich Egger

A public employee union in Illinois is criticizing several university presidents for backing a pension reform plan that includes cuts to benefits and a proposal to shift costs to university employees.

WIU Signs Dual Enrollment Deal with EICC

Jul 15, 2013
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Western Illinois University recently signed a new agreement with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges to make the transition for EICC students coming to Western easier.

Teaching in 3-D

Jul 15, 2013
Rich Egger

One of the newest tools at Western Illinois University is a 3-D printer that was acquired just a few weeks ago.

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