Western Courier

Graduate studies formed for gerontology students

Josh Monninger

September 23, 1998

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The WIU Regional Center in Moline, Ill., started offering graduate studies in gerontology this year."We have three faculty members from the psychology/gerontology department with permanent offices in the Quad Cities and they ...

Probation was violated

September 23, 1998

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Over a year has passed since Darrell Mitchell was found guilty of mob action for the beating death of Damenion Burnett in June 1996.Mitchell was sentenced to two years probation in August 1997. He was also required to pay $3,265 i...

Past, Present and Future

Dan Morton

September 23, 1998

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Today marks the 96th anniversary of the first day of classes at WIU, but getting the school up and running smoothly took years of effort.The establishment of WIU, originally named Western Illinois State Normal School, was approved...

The Banned Books Challengeis a test you can’t fail

Steve Sonneveld

September 23, 1998

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I thought censorship was dead. I didn't believe it happened, at the very least, still was happening in this country. And then I discovered Banned Books Week.I was amazed to see that parents, and in some cases, entire industries ...

WIU puts finishing touches on centennial activities

Rob Carroll

September 23, 1998

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WIU's Centennial Celebration, which has already taken almost two years to plan, is slated to kick off April 24, 1999."We want to focus on Western's history. It is rich in history and achievements. We also want to look at the fu...

New WIU technology program comes to life for Illinois teachers

William Lee

September 23, 1998

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It seems "e-mail," "Web sites," and "downloading" have become important words in our everyday language.Checking one's e-mail has become as routine brushing one's teeth. With technology moving more and more into everyday life,...

Lane Evans Receives Agriculture Award

Karin Lewis

September 23, 1998

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State Rep. Lane Evans, R-Moline, recently received an award recognizing his leadership on agricultural issues as he continues to urge Congress to act on issues concerning the farm crisis.The National Farmers Union presented Evans wi...

SGA promotes student voting at WIU or away

September 23, 1998

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Glenn Poshard or George Ryan? Carol Mosely-Braun or Peter Fitzgerald? Lane Evans or Mark Baker? Mike Beaty or Rich Myers? On Nov. 3, you have the opportunity to make these decisions and more. Or do you?Are you registered to vo...

Series allows students to explore business

Tricia Tortorich

September 23, 1998

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The College of Business and Technology is kicking off its Globalization Series for the 1998-99 academic year.This program is designed for all WIU faculty and students to promote international learning and awareness, with a conn...

Beaty speaks at SGA meeting

Heather Esrig

September 23, 1998

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Mike Beaty, Democratic candidate for State Representative, 95th District, was present at the Student Government Association meeting last night. Beaty shared his background and ideas about being a candidate running against Rich...

Open house held to inform about prograM

Stacey Kuhn

September 21, 1998

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WIU's Ethnic Student Outreach and Retention Program held an open house Friday.The purpose of ESORP is to develop programs and strategies to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students on this campus and othe...

Mediocre meets for both teams at WIU

Cassina Sanders

September 21, 1998

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Saturday WIU men's and women's cross country took on their two strongest rivals, UMKC and Eastern Illinois University, at the Eastern Illinois Invitational.The day before the event, coach Dave Miller said he was sure of high placeme...

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