Western Courier

Dance programs will host open house

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

October 5, 2018

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Western Illinois University’s Dance Minor program is hosting an open house on Saturday. Organized by Western Dance Faculty Lara Petrin, University Dance Theatre (UDT), the Western Swing Dance Club and the Belly Dancing Club...

‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ plays in Hainline theatre this weekend

Chance Darby, Courier Staff

October 5, 2018

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The Western Illinois University Department of Theatre and Dance will be hosting a performance of “One Man, Two Guvnors” under the direction of Western Professor DC Wright, with musical direction by Associate Professor Kit...

New scanning electron microscope unveiled in Currens Hall

Leah Murphy, Courier Staff

October 5, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Currens Hall for a new scanning electron microscope (SEM). The SEM installation was completed in mid-August. “The purchase was funded by a National Science Foundation grant...

Foundations will help groom future teachers

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

October 3, 2018

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Numerous foundations will allow students from Western Illinois University to teach in Illinois schools. Western is receiving a grant in the amount of $28,000 that will give three students the opportunity to join the Great River Teacher...

SGA asked to help with admissions efforts

Marc Ramirez, News editor

October 3, 2018

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The Student Government Association started their weekly meeting with two guest speakers. Danielle Wycoff, Undergraduate Admissions Graduate Assistant overseeing Social Media and Student Ambassadors and Kristal Gomez, Admission...

City Council renews contracts with Durham School Services

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

October 3, 2018

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The city of Macomb has agreed to renew its contract with Durham School Services. City Administrator Dean Torreson informed the public that Macomb was offered a 5-year contract to continue using Durham School Services for the ...

Western will offer Russian and Arabic languages

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

October 1, 2018

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Western Illinois University is now offering the Russian and Arabic languages for the first time. With the help of the Fulbright Scholars, students on the Macomb campus now have two new opportunities on their path to becoming multi...

Board of Trustees approves FY20 budget recommendations

Marc Ramirez, News editor

October 1, 2018

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The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved an operating budget and capital budget recommendation for the Fiscal Year of 2020. The budget will now go through the steps of being presented before the Illinois B...

Macomb maintains secure campus

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

September 28, 2018

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The crime report statistics at Western Illinois University show that the office of public safety is keeping students safe. Western’s office of public safety has released numbers from 2015, 2016 and 2017 that highlight major c...

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