Western Courier

Tanner obtains Ethernet access

Shauna Allen

September 15, 1998

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During the past few years, WIU has undergone a few facelifts in order to attract more students to the campus.Some of these projects were not just for recruitment purposes, but also for the betterment of the living conditions i...

Generate a winning attitude, support WIU athletic teams

Janine Cavicchia

September 15, 1998

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In my heart and mind, I've been a WIU Westerwinds fan and supporter for the past 13 years, but you wouldn't necessarily know it by my only occasional attendance at volleyball, softball and basketball games. I've never been to a ...

One year later, dual-rape case still unsolved

Josh Monninger

September 15, 1998

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It's been over half a year since two female students were abducted at knifepoint from Higgins Hall parking lot and raped near Spring Lake.After getting the car stuck in the mud, the attacker fled on foot, leaving the two women locked...

‘Winds leave Orland Park tourney 4-2

Jeff Reynolds

September 15, 1998

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The Westerwinds softball team traveled to Orland Park, Ill., over the weekend to compete in a tournament involving various universities, colleges and junior colleges throughout the region.In the opening game on Friday, the 'Wi...

Johnson leading new era of baseball

Jeff Reynolds

September 15, 1998

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New Leatherneck baseball coach Kim Johnson knows he has a tough conversion to make, coming from Illinois Central College in East Peoria to take over the WIU baseball team, but by the time the season gets underway, he may be h...

Burn the American flag, not freedom

Steve Sonneveld

September 15, 1998

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Next week the United States Congress will vote on an amendment to the Constitution that would prohibit flag burning. This is the third time within a decade such a measure has been suggested, and has been defeated on all prior occ...

Students get harassing calls

Danny Davis

September 15, 1998

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She was an ordinary freshman, dealing with her first time away from home. One night she got a call that made her feel uncomfortable.In today's university atmosphere, students have to deal with obscene callers, insistent callers and ...

SGA working to promote general student welfare

September 15, 1998

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Students of WIU, today is a great time to be a member of the WIU community. As you might know, 99 years ago this month, Western Normal and Training School was founded. From the original "Main Building," which was later named She...

Slow, rewarding road to ‘Winds first win

Karl Phipps

September 15, 1998

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Who can forget what transpired a week ago yesterday when St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire made baseball history by hitting his 62nd home run, thus surpassing New York Yankee great Roger Maris for the all-time single-seaso...

Baker lays foundation for season

Cassina Sanders

September 13, 1998

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Women's head tennis coach Art Peterson and the Westerwind team opened the season with a tournament Friday and Saturday. The 'Winds squared off against two opponents, Eastern Illinois and Chicago State universities.Senior captain...

Library gets new on-line catalog

Heather Esrig

September 13, 1998

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As of Aug. 18, the University Library received a new on-line catalog, but the new system is still called ILLINET On-line."It is a great system for everyone. For the beginners it is easier to use, and for the advanced it has m...

WIU creates programs designed to enhance enrollment numbers

Danny Davis

September 13, 1998

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A jump in enrollment is showing a positive upswing compared to the decline in undergraduate enrollment of past years. One of the main contributing factors for the increase is GRADTRAC.GRADTRAC guarantees a student a four-year bachelor's...

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