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Western Illinois University announces 132 faculty layoffs “Today is a catastrophe.”

Devon Greene and Steven Barnum

March 4, 2019

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Western announced 132 faculty and staff layoffs on Friday, the largest amount of layoffs in it’s 119 year history. “Today is a catastrophe. It’s a catastrophe for all these people who lost their jobs,” Union leader Bil...

Horn Field seeks volunteers

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 1, 2019

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Horn Field Campus is offering Western Illinois University students and members of the Macomb community volunteering opportunities. The outdoor recreational facility occupies 90 acres of property which includes 11 acres of nati...

Contestants battle for a $1,000 business starting bid

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

March 1, 2019

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The Western Small Business Development Center or SBDC is holding a pitch competition April 8, which will mark the beginning of the end of this three-part competition. This competition has brought out the best in the students ...

SGA discusses student fee changes

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 27, 2019

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Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas spoke at Tuesday’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting about Western’s future financial status. Thomas said that it’s easy to focus on the negativity surrounding t...

Professors share terrorism research

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 25, 2019

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Western Illinois University professor showcased his latest research in a recent terrorism- focused seminar. Dean Alexander is the Director of the Homeland Security Research Program and a professor in the School of Law Enforcemen...

Western community helps dog mascots celebrate birthdays

Karla Foster, Courier Staff

February 25, 2019

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Some might say a birthday party for your dog may seem a little off or weird. However, when you are the school mascot, or the heir to be the school mascot, a big birthday party is a privilege and a moment that you will never fo...

Guest speaker brings mental health awareness to Western.

Kayla Curless, Courier Staff

February 22, 2019

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On Monday, Western Illinois University’s Agriculture Department and the Andrew Wedekind family presented guest speaker Sam Eaton for a Night of Hope. Eaton is an elementary school music teacher from Minneapolis who started th...

Knoblauch Cafe will open next week

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 20, 2019

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Western Illinois University will open the Knoblauch Café on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Located in corporate dining room number 239 in Knoblauch Hall, the café will offer students and faculty entrees, beverages and dessert for $7 per cu...

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