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Western Illinois University Career Center Adapting During Pandemic to Help Students Prepare for Careers After Graduation

April 26th, 2021
Western Illinois University Career Center Adapting During Pandemic to Help Students Prepare for Careers After Graduation

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University strives to prepare its students for the wider world of jobs and higher education in a variety of ways. One of the most valuable resources at the disposal of students at Western is the Center for Career Preparation and Employer Engagement. According to the mission statement of the Career Center, “The mission of the Center for Career Preparation and Employer Engagement is to support students and alumni by empowering individuals to create and achieve their goals through active career planning and preparation. The Career Center offers engaging... Read More

Western Illinois University Application Fee Waiver Available Through May 9

April 25th, 2021
Western Illinois University Application Fee Waiver Available Through May 9

Western Illinois University is waiving the $30 application fee for undergraduate students, who apply to WIU (wiu.edu/apply) through Sunday, May 9. Graduating high school seniors and transfer students, dual enrollment students and those applying through the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program, who apply for admission to Western, will have the application fee waived during the fee waiver month beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 21 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 9. “We love it that we are still able to provide opportunities for this fall to students who may be deciding on a college... Read More

Western Illinois University Study Abroad Opportunity Announced for the Netherlands

April 23rd, 2021
Western Illinois University Study Abroad Opportunity Announced for the Netherlands

Two Western Illinois University professors have created a unique study abroad opportunity for students to follow the history of the legality of cannabis in the Netherlands. Students taking part in the Cannabis and Culture in Amsterdam program will travel with Anthropology Professor Heather McIlvaine-Newsad and Liberal Arts and Sciences Professor Sarah Haynes from May 20-30, 2022. The study abroad course can be taken for credit in the Anthropology or Liberal Arts and Sciences programs. Interest meetings for the travel opportunity will be announced at a later date. The Netherlands has a long history... Read More

Western Illinois University Students Launch “Western Unedited: Our Voice, Our Story, Our Time”

April 21st, 2021
Western Illinois University Students Launch "Western Unedited: Our Voice, Our Story, Our Time"

Because of some experiences that Western Illinois University graduate student Aleezah Washington had during her undergrad years at WIU – some very good and some not-so-good at all – she was thinking of ways to reach out to other marginalized students, both current WIU students and prospective students. She reached out to WIU Student Legal Advocate Torrey Smith to talk and brainstorm. And with that, Washington’s vision to give students a voice, became “Western Unedited: Our Voice, Our Story, Our Time.” Washington, an MBA graduate student from Naperville and a graduate assistant... Read More

Western Illinois University Departments Collaborate for Virtual Classes for Emergency Responders

April 16th, 2021
Western Illinois University Departments Collaborate for Virtual Classes for Emergency Responders

Earlier this month, Western Illinois University’s Emergency Management program collaborated with the Emergency Operation Center Project (ILETSBEI) and the WIU GIS Center to offer two virtual classes to emergency responders and educators. The mission of the classes was to provide unmanned Aerial System (UAS) certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is mandatory for practitioners and students to be allowed to operate drones and drone-related technology in any professional operations in the area of public safety, from natural disasters, emergencies, to search and rescue. More... Read More

Western Illinois Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Conference Set For April 19-23

April 14th, 2021
Western Illinois Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Conference Set For April 19-23

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – The Centennial Honors College at Western Illinois University will host the annual Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Conference, which will be held in a virtual format Monday-Friday, April 19-23, with a special live session from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 22, concluding with the keynote presentation at 5 p.m. by distinguished WIU alumna Kirsten Dillender. The Undergraduate Research Conference was initiated by the Centennial Honors College in 2003, and was named in honor of Thomas E. Helm in 2009. It is a celebration of research, scholarship and creative activities undertaken... Read More

WIU COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination Clinic April 14-15 Opens to All WIU, SRC Members, Community Residents

April 14th, 2021
WIU COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination Clinic April 14-15 Opens to All WIU, SRC Members, Community Residents

The April 14 and 15 mass vaccination clinics (two-dose Moderna vaccine) at Western Illinois University-Macomb’s campus are now open to all WIU and Spoon River College faculty, staff and students, as well as residents of McDonough, Fulton, Schuyler, Hancock, Warren and Henderson counties (and those who work in these counties), who are 18 years of age or older. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), in cooperation with WIU, the McDonough County Health Department and the Illinois National Guard, will host the COVID-19 vaccination clinics from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday, April 14 and... Read More

‘Spring Into a Fun Semester’ at Western Illinois University Continues Through April 10

March 30th, 2021
'Spring Into a Fun Semester' at Western Illinois University Continues Through April 10

The Western Illinois University Office of Student Engagement (OSE), in conjunction with numerous other campus offices, will host “Spring Into a Fun Semester” March 29- April 10 during the Spring 2021 semester. The goal of the events is to help engage students and help them make meaningful connections. The two-week schedule includes: • Tuesday, March 30 – 5-6 p.m. – Gamma Phi Omega Sorority Inc. and the MCC Women’s Center present “Uncomfortable Truths” – in person, located in the MCC • Wednesday, March 31 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. –L.E.A.D Series – Ally... Read More