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Virtual Wayne N. Thompson Scholar Lecture At Western Illinois University April 7

April 4th, 2021
Virtual Wayne N. Thompson Scholar Lecture At Western Illinois University April 7

University of Illinois Communication Professor Leanne Knobloch will deliver Western Illinois University’s 30th annual Wayne N. Thompson Scholar Lecture via Zoom at 4 – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7. The lecture is sponsored by the WIU Department of Communication. Knobloch will deliver “Navigating the New Normal: Communication of Military Families during the Transition from Deployment to Reintegration.” Her lecture will focus on the importance of communication in how military families transition from a family member being deployed to returning home. Knobloch has conducted many... Read More

Western Illinois University Graphics Production Class Designs Mural for University Union

April 4th, 2021
Western Illinois University Graphics Production Class Designs Mural for University Union

A unique mural of Abraham Lincoln, designed by Western Illinois University graphics students, will soon hang in the University Union to designate the building’s Lincoln Room. The initial idea for the mural came from University Union Assistant Director Ashley Katz, who wanted a design for the windows of the Lincoln Room to make its location in the building more recognizable. The mural design was then created by students of WIU Graphic Design Instructor Diana Higgins, including senior graphic design major Toby Allred, of Anthem, AZ, and Kortney Orr, a senior agriculture major from Columbus... Read More

Windy City Pianos, Manny Lopez, Lojo Russo, Easter Activities And More Highlight Our FUN10!

April 4th, 2021
Windy City Pianos, Manny Lopez, Lojo Russo, Easter Activities And More Highlight Our FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Western Illinois University Hosts 49th Annual Bull Test Sale

April 2nd, 2021
Western Illinois University Hosts 49th Annual Bull Test Sale

The 49th annual Western Illinois University Performance Tested Bull Sale was held in mid-March at Lowderman’s Auction Center in Macomb. The sale helps breeders, producers and cattlemen to identify important performance traits, profit-making indicators and value-added genetic markers. In October, the bulls arrived at WIU as weaned calves from 17 consignors from Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri. According to WIU Assistant Professor of Agriculture Keela Trennepohl, the bull test manager for the event, the bulls transitioned for 21 days and started on the test in early November. The test lasted... Read More

Western Illinois University President Guiyou Huang Speaks About WIU Pride Month

April 2nd, 2021
Western Illinois University President Guiyou Huang Speaks About WIU Pride Month

Dear University Community, While Pride Month is celebrated annually each June in remembrance of the Stonewall uprising, Western Illinois University will celebrate Pride Month throughout April to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had at WIU throughout the years. The WIU LGBT*QA Resource Center, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Multicultural Center and other University programs and departments have several activities scheduled to commemorate Pride Month. More information about the activities and events scheduled during April can be found... Read More

Western Illinois University LGBTQA Resource Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

April 1st, 2021

In 2011, the LGBT*QA Resource Center was established at Western Illinois University to serve as a home, and to raise awareness for, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning+ community at WIU. Ten years later, the resource center provides that home-away-from-home, numerous programming and events and resources for the WIU and surrounding communities. According to Sarah Daniels, a graduate assistant at the LGBT*QA Resource Center, before the center had its first physical home in Seal Hall (now in the Multicultural Center), there was just one week of programming in April to raise awareness for... Read More

Western Illinois University COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Set for April 1

April 1st, 2021
Western Illinois University COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Set for April 1

The McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with Western Illinois University, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for WIU faculty, staff and student employees only (graduate assistants and undergrad student workers) from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1 on the WIU-Macomb campus. Please note that retirees, dependents, spouses and alumni are not eligible to participate. The Moderna vaccine will be available, with the second dose clinic set at WIU for 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 29. WIU encourages members of the University community to take advantage of the free vaccination... Read More

Western Illinois University NEWS3 Wins National Broadcasting Award for COVID-19 Coverage

March 31st, 2021
Western Illinois University NEWS3 Wins National Broadcasting Award for COVID-19 Coverage

Western Illinois University’s student-run, broadcast news station, NEWS3, won a broadcasting award at the annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition, hosted by NBS March 28. NEWS3 staffers Jenna Skarlupka, a senior broadcasting and journalism major, from Freeport, IL, and Cayson Frerichs, a senior broadcasting and journalism major, from Geneseo, IL, won a national award in the Web News Article category for “COVID-19 by the Numbers: WIU reports positive tests ‘administered by the University.'” Skarlupka and Frerichs were finalists in the category, along... Read More

‘Spring Into a Fun Semester’ at Western Illinois University Continues Through April 10

March 30th, 2021
'Spring Into a Fun Semester' at Western Illinois University Continues Through April 10

The Western Illinois University Office of Student Engagement (OSE), in conjunction with numerous other campus offices, will host “Spring Into a Fun Semester” March 29- April 10 during the Spring 2021 semester. The goal of the events is to help engage students and help them make meaningful connections. The two-week schedule includes: • Tuesday, March 30 – 5-6 p.m. – Gamma Phi Omega Sorority Inc. and the MCC Women’s Center present “Uncomfortable Truths” – in person, located in the MCC • Wednesday, March 31 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. –L.E.A.D Series – Ally... Read More

QuadCities.com Seeking High School And College Students For Internships!

March 30th, 2021
QuadCities.com Seeking High School And College Students For Internships!

QuadCities.com is looking for interns! The top arts and entertainment site in the Quad-Cities, QuadCities.com is seeking ambitious and energetic high school and college writers, podcasters and vloggers to produce stories, podcasts and videos on the local and national arts and entertainment scene. School credit is available, as well as free tickets to various events and other perks. Interested? Send your resume and a message telling me why you’d be awesome in the job to Sean@QuadCities.com!  Read More