Western Courier

WIU program to bring kindness

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

August 24, 2018

Filed under News

More kindness and positivity will soon begin to circulate around Western IllinoisUniversity’s campus. For the Fall 2018 semester, the program ‘Kinder Mondays’ (KM) will be offering random acts of kindness to passing stu...

Throwing Third Thursdays are back

Marc Ramirez, News editor

August 24, 2018

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Western Illinois University has made “Throwing Third Thursdays” a tradition on campus. Throughout the course of the fall semester, the Western ceramics program encourages all students to come out and relieve some stress b...

Alpha Gamma Rho receives National recognition

Marc Ramirez, News editor

August 24, 2018

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Alpha Gamma Rho, better known as AGR, a Greek organization here at Western Illinois University was recently recognized as a Gold Award chapter. Their fraternal advisor was also honored as one of the top in the county. The awar...

Four cadets commission into U.S. Army

Marc Ramirez, News editor

August 24, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

    The mission of the Department of Military Science at Western Illinois University is: “to Commission the future officer leadership of the United States Army and motivate young people to be better citizens.” l...

NSCS recognized as Gold Star Chapter

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

August 22, 2018

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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) at Western Illinois University was recently recognized for its work as a Certified GoldStar Chapter. After previously winning recognition for the 2016-2017 academic year, th...

Alderwoman Gilbert retires from City Council

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

August 22, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday evening, Alderman Mellie Gilbert said her final goodbyes to the Macomb City Council. When Lou Gilbert passed away in 2014, Mayor Mike Inman had just one name on his mind to fill the vacancy on the council: Lou’s wi...

Western announces faculty layoffs

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

August 20, 2018

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A decline in student enrollment and state funding continue to be areas of concern for Western Illinois University. In June, Western announced that two dozen faculty members would be laid off, while 62 additional positions wil...

Mosquitos in McDonough County test positive for West Nile Virus

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

August 20, 2018

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Between the dates of Aug. 6-14, an unspecified amount of mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile Virus in McDonough County. Since May, the McDonough County Health Department and Western Illinois University’s Miller-Hunt viro...

Western pulls Tristate Funding

Marc Ramirez, News editor

August 20, 2018

Filed under News, Showcase

Western Illinois University will be making $453,920 in cuts specifically to WIUM Tri States Public Radio, a university radio station at 91.3 FM. Personnel expenditures including payroll are provided by these state appropriated ...

Commencement Ceremonies to take place next week

Steven Barnum, Assistant News Editor

May 4, 2018

Filed under News

Over 2,200 students will be receiving degrees in the commencement ceremonies set to take place next weekend in Macomb and Moline. Kicking off the weekend’s events on Friday, May 11 is the Academic Honors Convocation in Western H...

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