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Western Illinois University School of Nursing Receives Warmer Donation

February 1st, 2023
Western Illinois University School of Nursing Receives Warmer Donation

Western Illinois University’s School of Nursing has received a donation of a simulated infant warmer from Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL. A newborn radiant infant warmer, along with newborn nursing supplies, were donated to the WIU School of Nursing after the recent closure of the Carthage hospital’s obstetrics department. A simulated infant warmer typically costs about $5,000. WIU Nursing Resource Center Coordinator Danielle Knowles connected with the hospital upon hearing its obstetrical department was closing. Knowles reached out to Dina Schaller, a department head at the hospital,... Read More

Western Illinois University With SBDC to Host BOOST Program

January 31st, 2023
Western Illinois University With SBDC to Host BOOST Program

Western Illinois University, in conjunction with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the city of Moline and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will host a kick-off meeting for the Business Owner Occupied Stabilization Transformation (BOOST) program at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 on the Quad Cities campus in Riverfront Hall. “The SBDC WIU-QC is happy to host the city of Moline and help entrepreneurs start their businesses and local business owners continue to grow their businesses,” said SBDC Assistant Director Ann Friederichs. “This is truly an exciting time for... Read More

First Wednesday Art Program Kicks Off This Week At Western Illinois University

January 30th, 2023
First Wednesday Art Program Kicks Off This Week At Western Illinois University

The Western Illinois University Department of Art and Design’s first “First Wednesday” event of the semester will be held from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 1 in Garwood Hall, the Heating Plant Annex and the University Art Gallery. WIU Art and Design faculty combine their efforts to offer creative, hands-on activities to visitors. This event is open free to the public, and visitors are welcome from campus and the surrounding community and region. • Everyone is welcome, but all children under 13 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Feb. 1 activities include: Garwood Hall • Tape... Read More

Western Illinois and John Wood Community College Sign Agricultural Articulation Agreement

January 23rd, 2023
Western Illinois and John Wood Community College Sign Agricultural Articulation Agreement

Western Illinois University and John Wood Community College (JWCC) officials and faculty members joined together today (Jan. 20) for a formal signing of a 2+2 agricultural articulation agreement at the new JWCC Agricultural Education Center. This Articulation Agreement, referred to also as a 2+2 Agreement, is for those students who transfer from JWCC with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agricultural Business and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science at WIU. Articulation agreements document a pathway between two or more colleges or universities and their academic... Read More

Illinois Ag Students Compete in International Commodity Trading Competition

January 22nd, 2023
Illinois Ag Students Compete in International Commodity Trading Competition

A team of Western Illinois University School of Agriculture students recently competed in the four-week international electronic trading competition, the CME Group Trading Challenge. The three-member team finished 356th out of 500 teams in the highly competitive event. This year’s team members were agriculture business majors Kelsie Cawthon, a senior, of Macomb; Isabella Gray, a senior, of Blandinsville, IL; and Jaclyn Janssen, a senior, of Avon, IL. The WIU team is advised by Agriculture Professor Jason Franken. “I think it was a good learning experience for the students,” said... Read More

Western Illinois LEJA Alumni Stay Loyal to the Communities They Serve

January 21st, 2023
Western Illinois LEJA Alumni Stay Loyal to the Communities They Serve

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – The Western Illinois University Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) program, a top public safety program in the nation, has a long history of serving the Quad Cities community following graduation. The School of LEJA provides students with a diverse and wide array of criminal justice and public safety expertise through real-world practical application and critical thinking. WIU is equipped with faculty members from many diverse backgrounds throughout the field of law enforcement, including emergency management, EMT, fire protection services, law and more, that... Read More

Documentary Featuring Interview with Western Illinois Film Professor Wins Mid-America Emmy

January 18th, 2023
Documentary Featuring Interview with Western Illinois Film Professor Wins Mid-America Emmy

A feature-length documentary, which included an interview with Western Illinois University Film Professor Richard Ness, was recently awarded a Mid-America Emmy. “Jean Seberg: Actress • Activist • Icon” was produced by Garry McGee, of McMarr, Ltd., who is one of Ness’ former students, as well as Kelly and Tammy Rundle, previous Emmy winners from Fourth Wall Films. The Mid-America Emmy was awarded in the Historical Documentary category. Ness was interviewed as part of the film, and also served as the film historian on the project. At age 17, Seberg, an Iowa native, was chosen... Read More

Ashley January Exhibition Jan. 17-Feb 24 at Western Illinois Art Gallery

January 17th, 2023
Ashley January Exhibition Jan. 17-Feb 24 at Western Illinois Art Gallery

Chicago artist Ashley January will have a solo exhibition, “Human | Mother | Black,” on display Tuesday, Jan. 17 – Friday, Feb. 24 at the Western Illinois University Art Gallery. A reception for the artist will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The artist will speak about their work at 5 p.m. January creates contemporary paintings informed by her maternal experience. Due to pregnancy complications that led to her son’s premature birth, her body of work addresses the crisis of the Black maternal mortality and morbidity rate in America. Recently, January became the first... Read More

Faculty Networking Helps Western Illinois University Student Land Dream Job

January 8th, 2023
Faculty Networking Helps Western Illinois University Student Land Dream Job

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University alumna Aleah Pannell has taken on new heights since her time at WIU. After finishing her education and transferring from Springfield Technical Community College, Pannell graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in May 2021. While at WIU, Pannell completed an internship with Hutchinson Engineering and didn’t look back. Hutchinson offered her a full-time position before graduating. “Aleah has been an amazing asset to Hutchinson,” said Quad Cities Director of Operations for Hutchinson Engineering JD Schulte.... Read More

Four Western Illinois School of Agriculture Students Awarded Scholarships

January 7th, 2023
Four Western Illinois School of Agriculture Students Awarded Scholarships

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Four new students in Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture have been awarded Growing Agricultural Science Teachers (GAST) scholarships to begin their education at Western. The scholarships, based on financial need, are awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students who have declared agricultural education as their major. Each of the students began classes at WIU in Fall 2022. The four students awarded scholarships include: • Avery Isringhausen, of Vandalia, IL, who was awarded a $1,500 scholarship • Laurel Keyt, a transfer student from Hanna City,... Read More