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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

Western Illinois University Presents Excellence in Diversity Awards 2021

April 29th, 2021
Western Illinois University Presents Excellence in Diversity Awards 2021

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Three Western Illinois University faculty members, a WIU administrator and a University committee have been recognized with the 2021 WIU President’s Excellence in Diversity Awards. “It is an honor to recognize our colleagues across the University for their efforts to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion on our campuses and in our local communities,” said WIU President Guiyou Huang. “I have witnessed the commitment and dedication of our talented students, faculty and staff, as well as our partners in our local communities to create, support and lead... Read More

Lawson Named Director of Distance Education and Support; Bartels Named Distance Education Support Specialist

April 29th, 2021
Lawson Named Director of Distance Education and Support; Bartels Named Distance Education Support Specialist

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Raymond Lawson, dean of online learning at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines and Skokie (IL), has been named the director of distance education and support at Western Illinois University, effective June 1, while Jacob Bartels has been named the distance education support specialist, effective May 17. Lawson has served as dean of online learning at Oakton Community College since 2017. In this role he has directed the development and implementation of programs, and collaborated with faculty and staff to set and implement goals for online learning. Lawson also was responsible... Read More