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Western Illinois University Presenting Jazz Concert Wednesday Night

April 16th, 2024
Western Illinois University Presenting Jazz Concert Wednesday Night

The Western Illinois University School of Music will present a Jazz Studio Orchestra (JSO) Concert with special guest trumpeter and vocalist, Benny Benack III, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall. The JSO is under the direction of Whitney Ashe, director of Jazz Studies. By age 33, Emmy-nominated Trumpeter and Vocalist Benny Benack III has already become a leading voice in Jazz for his generation, headlining clubs and festivals around the world on the heels of his latest critically acclaimed album “Third Time’s the Charm”... Read More

Western Illinois Golf Fundraiser Now Open

April 11th, 2024
Western Illinois Golf Fundraiser Now Open

The Western Illinois golf program is thrilled to introduce a new opportunity to support the program. The Men’s and Women’s golf teams are embarking on a fundraising campaign to enhance their winter facilities and swing technology this spring. By purchasing a raffle ticket at https://bit.ly/43LJJEi, not only will you be contributing to the Leatherneck golf teams’ goal, but you also stand a chance to win some amazing prizes. Raffle Tickets will cost $100 and will be available through April 26th. Raffle Ticket Items –    A foursome at Boulder Ridge Country Club –  ... Read More

Western Illinois Quad-Cities Museum Studies Sponsors the 2024 Career Conversations April 11

April 11th, 2024
Western Illinois Quad-Cities Museum Studies Sponsors the 2024 Career Conversations April 11

MACOMB, IL/ MOLINE,IL – – Western Illinois University’s Museum Studies program sponsors the 2024 Career Conversations from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. This virtual Zoom event is for emerging professionals, professionals in career transition and any individuals interested in connecting with these vibrant groups of professionals. During the event, panelists will share their educational and career paths, talk about the road to their current positions, explore the highs and lows of working in cultural institutions and answer any questions of the audience. The goal of this event... Read More

Western Illinois University CBT to Host Keynote Speaker Amanda Gore Today

April 2nd, 2024
Western Illinois University CBT to Host Keynote Speaker Amanda Gore Today

The Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology will host keynote speaker and CEO Amanda Gore tomorrow, April 2 for the Ferguson Lecture from 2-3:30 p.m. in the University Union Grand Ballroom. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff, corporate partners and community members. Gore is the CEO of The Joy Project, a businesswoman and author and award-winning speaker. She is one of four Australians inducted into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame and works with small and large companies in every industry, including Mcdonald’s, Westpac, KPMG, CISCO, AMP, MDRT, Flight... Read More

Cindy Britton Named Western Illinois University Employee Of The Month

March 28th, 2024

Western Illinois University Facilities Management Building Services Employee Cindy Britton has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for March. Britton started at WIU part time in 2005 and was hired full time in 2010. Before WIU, Britton’s favorite roles were being a wife and mother. Her passions lie in domestic engineering. “Being awarded this honor has lifted my spirits,” Britton said. “It means a lot to know that my work is appreciated, especially since I plan on retiring at the end of April.” Britton was not only nominated for... Read More

Western Illinois University Local Student Spotlight: Lauren Hall

March 7th, 2024
Western Illinois University Local Student Spotlight: Lauren Hall

You don’t have to leave to go far! Through the experiences of our local Western Illinois University students, we want to highlight the many opportunities that await you in this special series. Close to home, WIU can show you the world as you pursue your academic journey and future career. Meet Lauren Hall, a senior Accounting major who could almost see WIU from her home. “With WIU being in my backyard my whole life, it always seemed like a great option,” Hall said. Why WIU? When asked why she chose WIU, Hall said that she found out how wonderful the Accounting department was at... Read More

First Wednesday Art Event TONIGHT at Western Illinois University

March 6th, 2024
First Wednesday Art Event TONIGHT at Western Illinois University

The Western Illinois University Department of Art and Design’s upcoming “First Wednesday” event will take place from 7-9 p.m. March 1, in Garwood Hall, the Heating Plant Annex and the University Art Gallery. The 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.* March 1 activities include: Garwood Hall • Printmaking... Read More

Western Illinois University Holding Summer Music Camps

March 5th, 2024

The Western Illinois University Community Music School (CMS) is accepting registrations for the 2024 Summer Music Camps. These half-day and full-day camps bring musical opportunities to children of all ages, with options for students with previous or no previous experience. Registration is required and must be done by Wednesday, May 1 to receive a 20% early registration scholarship. Use the code “EARLY20” in the registration portal for eligibility. The schedule of events include: Week One – June 10-14 • Rocky’s Pups Music Camp; ages 6-8; 9 a.m.-noon • Rocky’s Music... Read More

Huang Steps Down as Western Illinois University President, Mindrup Named Interim President

March 4th, 2024
Huang Steps Down as Western Illinois University President, Mindrup Named Interim President

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University President Guiyou Huang has announced his departure from the University March 31. Pending the approval of the Board of Trustees, Vice President of Quad Cities Campus Operations Kristi Mindrup will serve as interim president, effective Monday, April 1. “I am incredibly grateful for the honor of serving as the 12th president of WIU. While we have faced many challenges, we have also overcome many. I appreciate the opportunity I was given to lead this great institution, and I know that the future is full of possibilities for WIU. It... Read More

Guest Recital and Masterclass Leslie Marrs March 2 at Western Illinois

February 28th, 2024
Guest Recital and Masterclass Leslie Marrs March 2 at Western Illinois

The Western Illinois University School of Music will present a Guest Recital featuring flutist Leslie Marrs at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall. Leslie Marrs is an associate professor of Flute at Drake University. The recital will be followed by a masterclass with WIU flute students, from the studio of Suyeon Ko. The program will include: Songs of the Open Road – Daniel Dorff (1956b) 1. Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road 2. However calm these waters we must not anchor here 3. Strong and content I travel the open road 4.... Read More