Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University

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
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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.

WIU to Double Food Waste Composting

Jun 28, 2013
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Western Illinois University will be able to double the amount of food waste it diverts from the landfill and turns into compost.

Rich Egger

Even though the Illinois legislature agreed to maintain higher education funding at current levels, challenges remain for public universities.

Cost Increases for WIU Students

Jun 7, 2013
Rich Egger

The cost of attending Western Illinois University will go up 4.5%  this fall for incoming students.

During their meeting in Moline, the school’s Board of Trustees members approved raising tuition, fees, and room and board for the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.

Budget Director Matt Bierman said although the state legislature agreed to hold higher education funding level this year, the state nonetheless deserves part of the blame for the rising costs.

Western Illinois University

Documents from Western Illinois University show Tim Van Alstine, who last week resigned as Director of Athletics, will continue to be paid for the remainder of his contract, which runs through June 30, 2014.

WIU Professor Uses Facebook for Research

May 31, 2013
WIU

Many companies are using what you post on Facebook to learn more about you. Another group of people is also using Facebook to gather data, researchers.

Budget Cuts Might Spare Illinois Universities

May 28, 2013

Funding for Illinois’ public universities would stay about the same under a budget proposal released by House Democrats. That contrasts with Governor Pat Quinn’s budget, which proposes cutting university funding by 5%.

WIU to Slash Spending

May 14, 2013
Rich Egger

Western Illinois University administrators unveiled a plan to save $4.5 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013.

Botswana Delegates Visit WIU

Apr 30, 2013
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A delegation from Botswana visited Macomb to celebrate new educational exchange agreements between Western Illinois Univesity and universities in Botswana.

WIU Security Expert on Doing Business in Conflict

Apr 18, 2013
WIU

There are items we may want like a new cell phone, an iPad or a luxury car. Then there are items we need like food, water and shelter.

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