Western Courier

Mock DUI shows drinking and driving realities

Josh Bowling, Courier Staff

April 18, 2018

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Local emergency response organizations, including Western’s Office of Public Safety and Western Emergency Services teamed up to hold a Mock DUI in Q-lot on Monday. The cold weather didn’t prevent the event from taking place ...

Western features Pakistan in the last Cultural Cafe

William Turkington, Courier Staff

April 18, 2018

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The Center for International Studies hosted their last Cultural Café of the academic year featuring the country of Pakistan in the Heritage Room of the University Union on Monday. The crowd of 70 or so consisting of faculty ...

City Council settles on a budget

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

April 18, 2018

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The Macomb City Council has officially adopted a budget for the next fiscal year. The budget, which has been available for members of the public to examine and was recently discussed at a public hearing, totals to $25,677,...

Western hosts mock DUI

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2018

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Today Western Illinois University faculty and students, area high school students, and members of the community are welcomed to watch a scene unfold at a mock drunk driving accident. Minus Muffler, an auto repair and towing busin...

New major to be offered Fall 2018

Marc Ramirez, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2018

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Western Illinois University was recently approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to offer a new Bachelor of Business in business analytics, which is to be offered beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. Offered by the Depar...

Earthfest 2018 celebrated in the rain

William Turkington, Courier Staff

April 16, 2018

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A rainy and foggy afternoon hindered the Western Illinois University’s Horn Environmental Learning Project’s annual Earthfest celebration in Chandler Park on Saturday. The event didn’t get off to a smooth start, with the...

UPI to hold strike authorization vote: Faculty to vote Wednesday following prolonged negotiations

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

April 16, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

The University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) Local 4100 intend to hold a strike authorization vote on April 18 after contract negotiations have continued to drag on for over a year. Negotiations began in December of 2016 betwe...

Peace Corps explain HIV epidemic in Botswana

Josh Bowling, Courier Staff

April 13, 2018

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Peace Corps at Western Illinois Unviersity provided an educational program to show what the Peace Corps provides for countries heavily affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on April 9. The program titled, Health Gap and ...

Cultural Cafe hosted by The Center of International Studies

William Turkington, Courier Staff

April 13, 2018

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The Center for International Studies (CIS) will host a Cultural Café in the Heritage Room of the University Union from 12-1 p.m. on April 16, that will feature the country of Pakistan. The event will feature a presentation by ...

Students get familiarized with OPS officers during Coffee with a cop

Leah Murphy, Courier Staff

April 13, 2018

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On Wednesday, Coffee with a Cop was held at the University Union Concourse from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Students, faculty and staff were invited to join local police officers for coffee and conversation. There was no specified agenda or lect...

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