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Knoblauch Cafe will open next week

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 20, 2019

Filed under News

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...

Associate Provosts speaks to SGA about the future of Western

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

February 20, 2019

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After not meeting for three weeks, the Student Government Association met this Tuesday in the University Union Capitol Room. The meeting began with a guest appearance by Associate Provost for Budget, Planning and Personnel, Ru...

Macomb City Council announcing winning bids for street repair projects.

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 20, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

Alderman-at-Large Dennis Moon led the city council on Tuesday night’s meeting, which featured four unanimous votes. In the first vote, the City of Macomb decided to award the De- Bold family with a lease for 314 E Lafayette S...

Western wins Google challenge money

Karla Foster, Courier Staff

February 18, 2019

Filed under News

Can you smell that? The scent of fresh air and the soft cut green grass. Another thing that also smells is the sackload of cash to the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs (IIRA) for completing the Google Impact Challenge. The Google Impact Ch...

Western Livestock judging team finishes first at National Western Stock Show.

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

February 18, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

The Western Illinois University Livestock judging team finished first at The National Western Stock Show. This win marks another in a long history of competing as one of the top-five nationally competitive judging teams. The sh...

Phi Sigma Sigma hosts annual Phi Singled Out

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

February 15, 2019

Filed under News

Wednesday night the ladies of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority held their annual philanthropic event Phi Singled Out to raise money for the National Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation. Phi Singled Out is based off of an old MTV show “Singled Out...

Downtown grant coming to Macomb

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 13, 2019

Filed under News

The Macomb City Council will be continuing ongoing discussions about how downtown businesses can receive money for improvements. A renovation grant offers financial help to downtown businesses who are looking to make altera...

Western’s athletic training students win quiz bowl

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

February 13, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

Western Illinois University’s Athletic Training (AT) students celebrate after taking home first place in the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association College Jeopardy Quiz Bowl. This team becomes the third in WIU program histo...

Western recognized for environmental contributions

Kayla Curless, Courier Staff

February 11, 2019

Filed under News

For its seventh consecutive year, Western Illinois University has been awarded the Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Since 2008, the Tree Campus USA program has acknowledged colleges and universities that effectively m...

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