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Spend An Evening with Michelle Zauner May 18

Spend An Evening with Michelle Zauner May 18

Musician and author Michelle Zauner discusses her music career and her beloved bestseller Crying in H Mart on May 18 in Colona, Illinois. Her memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity was a New York Times notable book of the year. Best known as a singer and guitarist […]

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Collaborative Program Offers Zoom Activities for Quad-Cities Youth

Collaborative Program Offers Zoom Activities for Quad-Cities Youth

A Western Illinois University Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration professor and a department graduate student have helped create a virtual field trip program through the Regional Office of Education to give young people some fun activities during COVID-19. Winter Wanderings was created through the McDonough County Youth Task Force, with help from RPTA Instructor Jullie […]

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Pandemic Provides Unique Programming Opportunities for WIU RPTA Students and MCSRA

Pandemic Provides Unique Programming Opportunities for WIU RPTA Students and MCSRA

During a period of time when the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting virtually every activity nationwide, faculty and students in Western Illinois University’s Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) are finding a variety of ways to reach the populations they are learning to serve. RPTA Instructor Julie Eggleston is working with students in her […]

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Western Illinois University Dual Enrollment New Initiatives Set for 2021

Western Illinois University Dual Enrollment New Initiatives Set for 2021

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Since Fall 2015, Western Illinois University has provided opportunities for area high school students to get a head start on their college career without having to leave their local high school. Western’s Dual Enrollment program offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses, including a variety of […]

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2nd Annual Monarch Festival

2nd Annual Monarch Festival

Join the Wapsi River Center staff for the 2nd Annual Monarch Festival this Saturday Sep 12 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center (31555 52nd Avenue Dixon). This day long festival will include activities for the kids, such as butterfly crafts, seed balls, a photo booth and education stations. […]

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Western Illinois University BSW Program Awarded Grant for Policy Practice in Field Initiative

Western Illinois University BSW Program Awarded Grant for Policy Practice in Field Initiative

MACOMB, IL — The Western Illinois Bachelor of Social Work program is one of 12 programs nationwide selected to participate in the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Policy Practice in Field Education Initiative. This initiative enables schools of social work to create integrative models that heighten the policy skill set of undergraduate- and graduate-level […]

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