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Western Courier

New safety program rewards students for buckling up

Karl Phipps

August 26, 1998

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With the changes being made to the Illinois Vehicle Code, Illinois State Police District 14 has already stepped up its efforts to prevent traffic violations and accidents in McDonough County and the surrounding area.Last year, ...

Legislators make changes to state driving laws

Karl Phipps

August 26, 1998

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Recently, a new state law was passed by the Secretary of State's office which would affect the number of moving violations Illinois drivers under the age of 21 could have before their driving licenses are suspended.Under the revi...

‘Winds target completion of championship blueprint

Jeff Reynolds

August 26, 1998

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After losing to DePaul University at Mary Ellen McKee Stadium last season in the Mid-Continent Conference championship, head coach Kathy Veroni and the Westerwinds have begun plotting their revenge."We were hoping for a differ...

Unsafe mail once again

August 26, 1998

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Not since the Unabomber has there been such a scare about the mail, but this time the person allegedly responsible for the deadly letters is a 50-year-old cancer patient.Kathryn Schoonover was arrested in California after she w...

Registrar revises academic disciplines

Rebecca Bogler

August 24, 1998

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For the past few months, the registrar's office has been working hard to inform both faculty and students of the changes to the academic disciplines of the university. This year it will adopt new scholarship thresholds, settin...

WESTEL introduces flat rate

Karl Phipps

August 24, 1998

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Beginning in the fall, WIU students who live in the residence halls and use WESTEL, the university's long-distance telephone carrier, will notice a significant change in their telephone service as WESTEL will be introducing a ne...

Distinction changes to take effect spring ’99

Dan Morton

August 24, 1998

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The Council on Admission, Graduation and Academic Standards has adopted a new, higher standard for students to graduate with academic distinction. It will take effect with this spring's graduating class.Originally approved in 1994, the ...

Four-year fixed-cost program aims to increase enrollment

Rebecca Bogler

August 24, 1998

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In an effort to help students complete their education in four years, the WIU Board of Trustees approved a guaranteed four-year freeze on tuition, fees and room and board beginning the 1999-2000 school year.WIU President Donald...

GRADTRAC guarantees four-year graduation

Karl Phipps

August 24, 1998

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One of the most difficult questions incoming WIU students often ask is whether or not they will graduate with a degree in four years.Not only is it possible for a student to graduate in four years, WIU is taking steps to make ...

Electricity hooks up through the Internet

Karl Phipps

August 24, 1998

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Thanks to Ameren Union Electric and the Ameren Central Illinois Public Service Company, WIU students living off campus this fall will be able to have their power and heat turned on through the Internet.Recently, the two St. Lo...

He said: What about casual sex

Nathan Robbel

May 8, 1998

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I'll admit right off the bat I'm not one for casual sex. I would have to say I'm more into formal sex. Let me explain.I like to start with a nice elegant dinner. It's the kind where you dress up in something just less than a tux...

Forum for VP search set for Monday night

Paul R. Bixby Jr.

May 8, 1998

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Students will have the opportunity to help choose the new vice president for Student Services Monday at 5 p.m. in the University Union Capitol rooms.The search committee has been actively seeking out candidates for the last two week...

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