Western Courier

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...

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...

Feelings of inadequacy lead to stolen books

James Weime

September 13, 1998

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It was a perfect day. As I lazily walked to my last class, I took the time to notice all the beauty of the world around me. I saw lots of pretty women and the sun was shining gloriously. I saw smiles on happy faces and voices f...

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