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Western Courier

SGA considers new venues

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

November 1, 2017

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The Student Government Association (SGA) attempted to create diversity and gain a bigger following in yesterday’s meeting with discussions and presenting the idea of conducting their weekly Tuesday night meetings in various resi...

Council negotiates pool agreement

Isaiah Herard, Assistant News Editor

November 1, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase

The proposed management and operations agreement with the YMCA for operating Glenwood Pool in 2018 overshadowed discussions at Macomb City Council’s second consecutive Committee of the Whole meeting Monday.  According to City ...

Western takes back the night

Emily Stieren, Assistant News Editor

October 30, 2017

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The Macomb campus community assembled as the Western Illinois University Women Center’s held their 28th annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) rally in an attempt to spread awareness about assault in all forms last Thursday.  ...

Brown uses visual impairment as motivation

Matthew Armour, Courier Staff

October 27, 2017

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 For the majority of his life, Western Illinois University senior Dustin Brown conquered a plethora of trials and tribulations. The most prominent challenges Brown spearheaded were his eyesight and vision challenges, and alt...

UHDS offers Trick-or-Treat activities

Doni Purifoy, Courier Staff

October 27, 2017

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Western Illinois University residence halls are offering their Safe Trick-or-Treat program once again on Monday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. University Housing and Dining Services is providing an abundance of games and activities for Ma...

Brice wins Gertrude Smith Award

Tabi Jozwick, Courier Staff

October 27, 2017

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 Professor of history Lee Brice has been selected as the 2018 Gertrude Smith Professor for the American School of Classical Studies. He will be conducting a seminar there from June 11-29, 2018.  “The Gertrude Smith pro...

Macomb Park District hosts ZAM( Zombie Apocalypse Macomb)

Emily Stieren, Assistant News Editor

October 27, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase

 Western Illinois University’s Horn Field Campus is partnering with Macomb Park District for the first time to put on Zombie Apocalypse Macomb (ZAM) this Friday through Sunday. This unique, weekend long event features Hallo...

Western presents Dad’s Day

Matthew Armour, Courier Staff

October 25, 2017

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Western Illinois University will host the annual Dads’ Day this Saturday. Tracy Scott, Director of the Student Development Office, says Dads’ Day’s purpose is to give students the chance to let their families get a glimpse of ...

Western’s Women’s Center hosts TBTN Rally

Emily Stieren, Assistant News Editor

October 25, 2017

Filed under News

Attempting to spread awareness about sexual, relationship and domestic violence, the Western Illinois University Women’s Center is hosting the 28th annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) Rally on Thursday.  “TBTN is an opportunity...

SGA looks to model Purdue Owl

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

October 25, 2017

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Recovering from last week’s quorum discrepancy, the Student Government Association (SGA) voted 21-0-0 to unanimously pass SGA Bill 2017-2018.001 which requires the Provost to oversee the creation of a stand-alone Western Illin...

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