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The Veggie Club comes to WIU

Emily Stieren, Assistant News Editor

October 18, 2017

Filed under News

The Veggie Club, a new student organization at Western Illinois University, is about providing companionship and education to anyone interested in improving the environment through their eating choices. Peter Cole, the club’s advis...

OSA and WAVE hosts MADD

Tabi Jozwick, Courier Staff

October 18, 2017

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 The Office of Student Activities (OSA) and Western Illinois University’s All Volunteer Effort (WAVE) will be sponsoring the annual Make a Difference Day on Oct. 28 with check-in starting at 9:30 a.m. in the University Un...

Western gathers to remember Thurgood Marshall

Doni Purifoy, Courier Staff

October 16, 2017

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Western Illinois University celebrated the 50th anniversary of Thurgood Marshall’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court and his legacy with a ceremony in the Gwendolyn Brooks Multicultural Center on Wednesday.   The guest...

Thomas prepares for Brown Bag conversations

Tabi Jozwick, Courier Staff

October 16, 2017

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To improve communication between the Western Illinois University and the Macomb communities, President Jack Thomas will be hosting a Brown Bag Lunch Conversation on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Union Bratton L...

WOW hosts annual Fall Reception

Emily Stieren, Assistant News Editor

October 16, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase

For the Western Illinois University students and staff interested in women’s issues on campus gathered to enjoy food and coffee and meet the new director of the Women’s Center, Stephanie Hovsepian. The Western Organization for W...

Major McGath makes impact on small town

Emily Stieren, Courier Staff

October 13, 2017

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 Walter McGath doubles as the Beu Health Center’s Business Manager at Western Illinois University and as former mayor of Bardolph, Ill., a small village in McDonough County. McGath took on the job as mayor in 2013 to better...

MPD knuckles down on crime

Nicholas Ebelhack, Editor-in-chief

October 13, 2017

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 The McDonough County Sherriff’s Office announced the arrest of 21-year-old Dakota M. Allen of Canton, Illi. yesterday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of weapons.  Allen was stopped in his vehicle on Oct. ...

Western Illinois University presents Family Day

Emily Stieren, Assistant News Editor

October 13, 2017

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Western Illinois University presents Family Day this Saturday, Oct. 14. Relatives of students are encouraged to participate in the variety of campus activities.  “Events include Fallen Soldiers 5K, golfing at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course, t...

Lorenzen chooses a career as a librarian

Tabi Jozwick, Courier Staff

October 11, 2017

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college to study for their future career, but for Western Illinois University's Dean of University Libraries Michael Lorenzen, it was a student job at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) that led him to his career as a librari...

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