Western Courier

Commencement Ceremonies to take place next week

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

May 4, 2018

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Over 2,200 students will be receiving degrees in the commencement ceremonies set to take place next weekend in Macomb and Moline. Kicking off the weekend’s events on Friday, May 11 is the Academic Honors Convocation in Western H...

Former Macomb Major Passes Away

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

May 4, 2018

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Members of the Macomb community are mourning over the loss of their former, long-time mayor, Robert Anstine, who died last Friday in Springfield, Ill. After a short stint on the city council, the Industry, Ill. native was elect...

Unconfirmed mumps outbreak hits Macomb

Leah Murphy, Assistant News Editor

May 4, 2018

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Thursday, May 11th, an email was sent out to Western Illinois University students to notify the campus community of unconfirmed cases of mumps. The McDonough County Health Department and Beu Health Center have received numerous r...

Western students arrested in drug bust: Three charged in dark web operation

Marc Ramirez, News editor

May 4, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Three Western Illinois University students were arrested the afternoon of April 30. Zachary Dean Barnett, pre-business finance major, William Carter Hirmonimus-Wendt, cyber security major and Jacob Cole Nelson, exercise science major...

Community speaks at BOT meeting

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

May 2, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

  A lengthy public comments section opened Monday’s Western Illinois University’s Board of Trustee, as numerous campus community members approached the podium to speak to the board in relation to different struggle...

Distinguished Alumni to be honored at Commencement

Leah Murphy, Courier Staff

April 30, 2018

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Saturday, May 12, at Western Illinois University’s Spring 2018 Commencement Exercises in Western Hall, the outstanding accomplishments of Western alumni Steven E. Nelson and Margaret W. Wong will be recognized in Western Ha...

BOT convenes Today

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

April 30, 2018

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The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will meet this morning in the University Union Capitol Room at 8 a.m. for the first of their monthly meetings. At March 23’s meeting, the Board voted to increase their meeting...

Thomas announced as finalist in Tuskegee University President search

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

April 30, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas has been listed as a finalist in another university's search for a new president, this time at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala. as of last Friday. According to a news release from Tuskegee...

School of Agriculture adopt second grade classroom

Marc Ramirez, Assistant News Editor

April 27, 2018

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Macomb School District’s Adopt-A-Classroom program paired a group of second graders with the Western Illinois University’s Agriculture program. On Tuesday they visited the livestock center and greenhouse. Anna Mercer and her ...

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