Western Courier

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...

Horn Environmental Learning Project presents Macomb’s Earthfest 2018

Marc Ramirez, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2018

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Saturday April 14, Western Illinois University’s Horn Environmental Learning Project will be hosting its annual Earthfest celebration. This year, “Making a Difference from the Ground Up,” will start at 10 a.m. and run until...

SGA presents State of the Student: Speakers answer to why they stay at Western

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

April 11, 2018

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      The Student Government Association hosted their third annual State of the Student address in the Sherman Hall Auditorium Tuesday afternoon, focusing on the issue of “why we stay,” at Western I...

SGA to present State of the Student Address

Marc Ramirez, Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2018

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On Tuesday, April 10, all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come out and attend the State of the Student Address presented by the Student Government Association President Grant Reed. The address will take place in...

English lecture discusses race

William Turkington, Courier Staff

April 9, 2018

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The department of English hosted its 11th annual Magliocco Lecture with speaker Professor Adrienne Brown on Friday in Morgan 109. The Maurine Magliocco Lecture Series began in October 2006. The department works with a $30,000...

OSA hosts 2018 Leadership Awards Ceremony

Leah Murphy, Courier Staff

April 9, 2018

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The Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony for 2018 will take place on Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. The Office of Student Activities puts on this annual ceremony. Award nominations were due in early March via Pur...

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