Western Courier

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...

SGA announces student fees increase for fiscal year 2000

Heather Esrig

September 15, 1998

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At last night's Student Government Association meeting, it was announced that there will be a 6.19 percent increase in fees for the fiscal year 2000.Two guest speakers, Gary Johnson, vice president of Student Activities, and Al ...

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...

Enrollment rises, WIU projects trend: Regional centers are big factor in rising enrollment

Rob Carroll

September 13, 1998

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Due to the combination of more entering freshmen and additional students taking classes in the Quad Cities, the total fall 1998 WIU enrollment has increased from last year. This year's enrollment of 12,610 is a 3.4 percent increase ...

CAGAS impliments new policies for reentering

Shannon Brennan

September 13, 1998

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Students wishing to reenter WIU after facing academic suspension will now have to face some new policies recently implemented this semester by the Council on Admission, Graduation and Academic Standards."CAGAS reviews policies of...

Change came easier with orientation

Vicki Rakowski

September 13, 1998

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Cari Sheets, Student Orientation Staff director, notes that this year's orientation for freshman had an overall "positive feeling. People were more invested in it - the students had such a positive attitude."Sheets, along with ...

LEJA celebrates 30 years

Scott Owens

September 13, 1998

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The law enforcement and justice administration department has already begun making preparations to celebrate its 30th anniversary at WIU in October 1999.Events are planned throughout the year to promote the program and receive...

‘Winds finish winless at Westerwinds Classic

Marvin Holman

September 13, 1998

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The Westerwind volleyball team was hoping to turn its season around by playing host to the Westerwinds Classic this weekend, facing Sun Belt Conference member Western Kentucky University; Conference USA member Saint Louis Uni...

WIU Leathernecks fall to CMU

Jeff Reynolds

September 13, 1998

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The Leathernecks took their No. 11 ranking and traveled to Central Michigan University Saturday, hoping to return 2-0 and gain momentum for the remainder of the non-conference schedule.Unfortunately for the 'Necks, the Chippe...

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