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Western Illinois University Offering Spring Vaccine Clinics

January 26th, 2022
Western Illinois University Offering Spring Vaccine Clinics

The McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with Western Illinois University, will host two COVID-19 vaccination clinics (including boosters) for WIU faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the general public, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available at no cost, and an appointment is not needed. Booster recommendations are in place for the COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. First and second shots, as well as boosters, will be available at the... Read More

Western Illinois University Student-Run Media Nominated for Annual Conference Awards

January 25th, 2022
Western Illinois University Student-Run Media Nominated for Annual Conference Awards

Western Illinois University’s student-run broadcast news and sports media, as well as the radio station, have been named as finalists for the annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Media Awards. NEWS3 staffers, Broadcasting and Journalism’s sports broadcasters, and the Dog WIUS-88.3 FM, were nominated for a number of categories, including Best College/University Television Station, Best Newscast, Best Sports Play-By-Play (Football), Best Sports Report, Best Spot News Interview, Best News Feature Story, Best News Report and Best Sports Play-By-Play Broadcast. Individual nominees... Read More

Western Illinois University Admissions, Foundation Partner for Enrollment Initiatives

January 24th, 2022
Western Illinois University Admissions, Foundation Partner for Enrollment Initiatives

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – You’ve heard the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ In the days of increased competition, limited resources and other challenges facing public higher education, that same sentiment applies to recruitment and enrollment initiatives… it takes the whole University, the “village,” working together to recruit future students. Along those lines, the Western Illinois University Foundation recently partnered with WIU Undergraduate Admissions to assist with recruitment efforts. Abbie Pendarvis, director of donor relations, was thinking about... Read More

Western Illinois University Determines Rail Needs Assessment Study

January 23rd, 2022
Western Illinois University Determines Rail Needs Assessment Study

For more than 50 years, Amtrak has provided critical transportation services to the west central Illinois region, including providing a way back home for many Western Illinois University students, as well as access to Chicago and points in-between for WIU students, faculty and staff. In 2006, a second round-trip service was added on the Quincy to Chicago line, which provides even greater options for residents of west central Illinois. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is completing a Rail Needs Assessment Study to to identify rail improvements that are needed throughout the state.... Read More

Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners at Nahant Marsh

January 23rd, 2022
Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners at Nahant Marsh

Discover the world of beekeeping and learn everything you need to get started on this fascinating hobby. Participants will learn how to assemble a hive, how to care for the hive, and how to harvest honey. Textbook and notes are included in the $180 fee which covers 6 classes. Classes will take place at Nahant Marsh Education Center on Tuesdays from January 25-March 1 at 6-8pm. The course will be instructed by Phil Crandall, Owner/Operator of Crandall Farms Inc., a family owned apiary and farm in Coal Valley, IL. Phil is the founder and main beekeeper for the farm. Beginning his interest since childhood,... Read More

Iowa Chapter Of CPAs Reading Books To Davenport Kids

January 21st, 2022
Iowa Chapter Of CPAs Reading Books To Davenport Kids

On Friday, January 21, 2022, the Iowa Chapter of Certified Public Accountants is personally donating a new book to several first-grade classrooms in the Davenport Community School District. Local CPAs will be reading, “When I Grow Up I Want to Be An Accountant,” by Dr. Adrian L. Mayse, CPA, to these first graders. The goal of this book donation is to educate young students about the accounting profession and encourage minority students, specifically, to consider learning more about this field. Currently, less than one percent of CPAs in Iowa are African American. The Iowa Chapter of... Read More

Western Illinois University Spring ’22 Vaccine Clinics (Including Boosters), Testing, KN95 Masks Available

January 20th, 2022
Western Illinois University Spring '22 Vaccine Clinics (Including Boosters), Testing, KN95 Masks Available

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – The McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with Western Illinois University, will host two COVID-19 vaccination clinics (including boosters) for WIU faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the general public, Jan. 25 and Feb. 22. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available at no cost. Vaccine Clinics Booster recommendations are in place for the COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States. Individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. First and second shots, as well as boosters, will be available at... Read More

Rock Island Math And Science Leader In Me Helps QC Paws

January 19th, 2022
Rock Island Math And Science Leader In Me Helps QC Paws

Rock Island Center for Math & Science raised $1,000 for QC Paws through its Leader in Me service project “Cause for 4 Paws”! Students and staff raised funds through various fundraisers the school held and presented a check to the local animal shelter this week. The school was also able to donate two grocery carts filled with supplies to the animal shelter. Way to go RICMS! #ThisHouseRocks  Read More

Fundraiser Set for Western Illinois University’s Alternative Spring Break Program

January 19th, 2022
Fundraiser Set for Western Illinois University's Alternative Spring Break Program

For more than 20 years, Western Illinois University students have gone across the United States during spring break all in the name of helping others as part of WIU’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program. ASB, which is within Volunteer Programs in the WIU Office of Student Engagement (OSE), will once again hit the road this spring, to Memphis, TN. Nine WIU students will immerse themselves in the city by giving back to the community by working with JustCity CourtWatch and Clare’s House Women’s Shelter, from March 14-18. The students will also tour the Civil Rights Museum and... Read More

Edison Students Show Off Their Photography Skills for Contest

January 19th, 2022
Edison Students Show Off Their Photography Skills for Contest

Edison Jr. High School held a student “Street Photography” contest and more than 100 students participated! Thank you for coming to vote on our students’ Street Photography! The staff was able to vote for their favorites. Congrats to the following winners: “Capturing Street Photography” Grand Prize Winner- Madelyn Schrempf Runner Up- Lucas McCall Honorable Mention- Mariah Howard & Aubrey Doss “Fan Favorite” 1st place- Nicolar Aquilar 2nd place- Abigail Dillard Honorable Mention- John Htoo & Naw Paw The winners received passed to the Figge... Read More