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8th Annual Fall Belgian Fest Back On Sunday And Better Than Ever!

September 18th, 2021
8th Annual Fall Belgian Fest Back On Sunday And Better Than Ever!

After having to take a hiatus in 2020, the area’s biggest and best celebration of Belgian heritage is back in the Quad Cities! Take a trip to the heart of Moline Illinois, for some Flemish fun this weekend at the Fall Belgian Fest! The 8th Annual Fall Belgian Fest returns to Stephens Park (7th Street and 15th Avenue Moline) this Sunday Sep 19 from 12 – 4 p.m. Admission is free to all! The Fall Belgian Fest, formerly known as the Fall Flemish Fest, is sponsored and organized by the Center for Belgian Culture. Bill Cornelis, President of CBC and organizer of the Fall Belgian Fest shares, “Many... Read More

Are You Ready For The Fall Belgian Fest??? Sunday In Moline’s Stephens Park, It Returns!

September 17th, 2021
Are You Ready For The Fall Belgian Fest??? Sunday In Moline's Stephens Park, It Returns!

The 8th Annual Fall Belgian Fest returns to Stephens Park (7th Street and 15th Avenue Moline) this Sunday Sep 19 from 12 – 4 p.m. Admission is free to all! The Fall Belgian Fest, formerly known as the Fall Flemish Fest, is sponsored and organized by the Center for Belgian Culture. Bill Cornelis, President of CBC and organizer of the Fall Belgian Fest shares, “Many of the Belgian Community came to Moline, after World War II to begin a new life.  They came here with nothing but a dream.  They didn’t ask for much.  They only asked for an opportunity to work hard, raise a family, and thank... Read More

Bisbee Named COEHS Recruitment, Retention, and Student Success Officer For Western Illinois

May 8th, 2021
Bisbee Named COEHS Recruitment, Retention, and Student Success Officer For Western Illinois

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – The Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services has named Jill Bisbee as Recruitment, Retention, and Student Success Officer, as part of her role as a Field Placement Specialist for Counselor Education and College Student Personnel. Bisbee will serve approximately 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from all programs and departments to enhance, coordinate and implement the COEHS’ Strategic plan for Recruitment, Retention and Student Success. “This new role is in pursuance of President [Guiyou] Huang’s Three... Read More

Western Illinois University Infant & Preschool Center Receives Silver Circle of Quality Renewal

May 7th, 2021
Western Illinois University Infant & Preschool Center Receives Silver Circle of Quality Renewal

Western Illinois University’s Infant and Preschool Center’s Silver Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois has been renewed for three additional years. The center first received the designation in 2018 as part of the State of Illinois’ new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers. “Every early learning and development provider who participates in ExceleRate Illinois makes quality a priority,” said Cynthia L. Tate, executive director for the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development. ExceleRate... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library Event Looks At Founding Of The Quad Cities

May 7th, 2021
Bettendorf Public Library Event Looks At Founding Of The Quad Cities

The Bettendorf Public Library is hosting an event designed to explore our community’s roots with its upcoming virtual edition of Community Connections: George Davenport and the Founding of the Quad Cities. The program will be held on Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 PM and is free to the public. Local historian Gena Schantz will trace the many careers of George Davenport and examine how he adapted his talents to serve and foster the development of the communities that surrounded him. Registration is required for this live event and can be made by visiting http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4922449... Read More

Western Illinois University Hosting Mini-Art Sale Today!

May 5th, 2021
Western Illinois University Hosting Mini-Art Sale Today!

The Western Illinois University Department of Art and Design will host a mini-ART sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today in the University Union’s Brattain Lounge. The event will include original pieces art for sale. A portion of the proceeds provides financial support for students. For more information, contact Professor Susan Czechowski at sa-czechowski@wiu.edu.  Read More

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

May 4th, 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 Spring 2021 Commencement Will Be Held May 14-16

May 2nd, 2021
Western Illinois University Spring 2021 Commencement Will Be Held May 14-16

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of Western Illinois University students and alumni will be held Friday-Saturday, May 14-15 in Macomb, and Sunday, May 16 in the Quad Cities, during Western’s Spring 2021 Commencement Weekend. More information is available at wiu.edu/commencement. The number of students eligible to participate in Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies is 1,514, which includes 1,195 undergraduate students, of which 78 students are in the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program (formerly the Board of Trustees Bachelor... Read More

Tracy Family Foundation Continues Support of GRTC

May 1st, 2021
Tracy Family Foundation Continues Support of GRTC

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – With a series of gifts to Western Illinois University’s Great River Teacher Corps (GRTC), the Tracy Family Foundation of Mt. Sterling, IL, is continuing its support of the program which adds quality teachers to the region. WIU’s GRTC program began in 2018, and celebrated its first graduate in May 2020. The program provides scholarships to students studying teacher education at Western, who will work in west central Illinois schools after graduation. “The Tracy Family Foundation wants west central Illinois’ schools to inspire life-long learners, leaders... Read More

Mini-ART Sale Going On At Western Illinois University May 4-5

April 30th, 2021
Mini-ART Sale Going On At Western Illinois University May 4-5

The Western Illinois University Department of Art and Design will host a mini-ART sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, May 4-5, in the University Union’s Brattain Lounge. The event will include original pieces art for sale. A portion of the proceeds provides financial support for students. For more information, contact Professor Susan Czechowski at sa-czechowski@wiu.edu.  Read More