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Western Illinois University Announces 2022 Michaela Romano Scholarship Winners

May 16th, 2022
Western Illinois University Announces 2022 Michaela Romano Scholarship Winners

MOLINE, IL – Fourteen years ago, members of the College of Arts and Sciences faculty at Western Illinois University – Quad Cities began awarding the annual Michaela Romano Scholarship, and the streak remains unbroken. While the award has been given since 2009, it was renamed seven years ago in remembrance of Michaela Rae Romano (1988-2014), daughter of Western Illinois University emeritus professors of biology Michael and Susan Romano. A cum laude graduate of Knox College, with a major in anthropology-sociology, and a minor in gender and women’s studies, Michaela was an exemplary student... Read More

Western Illinois University’s Third IPREFER Pennycress Field Day Planned for May 26

May 15th, 2022
Western Illinois University's Third IPREFER Pennycress Field Day Planned for May 26

The third IPREFER annual Pennycress Field Day will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 26 at the Western Illinois University Agriculture Field Laboratory. Prior to the field day, a ribbon cutting will be held at 9:30 a.m. for the University’s new Agronomy Shed, at 285 Ember Road. There will also be a networking opportunity, with refreshments, from 9-10 a.m. The WIU Agriculture Field Laboratory is located just north of the Harry Mussatto Golf Course on Tower Road. No registration is required, and the event is open free to the public. From 10-10:30 a.m., WIU Agriculture Professor Win Phippen... Read More

Western Illinois University-QC Seeks Student Government Association Positions

May 11th, 2022
Western Illinois University-QC Seeks Student Government Association Positions

MOLINE, IL – – MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University – Quad Cities Student Government Association (SGA) is seeking students who want to get involved on campus, or take a leadership role through SGA. Students will gain a better understanding of themselves, be provided with networking opportunities, learn how to work in group/team settings, develop soft skills, learn how to engage with diverse groups, expand their resume, and have a creative mind toward fun activities. The position term will be for the 2022-2023 academic year. The process for selection is by election,... Read More

Western Illinois University Students Participate in 2022 Online Student Research Conference

May 10th, 2022
Western Illinois University Students Participate in 2022 Online Student Research Conference

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University students participated in the 2022 WIU-Quad Cities and Online Student Research Conference April 25-29. A few students participated in live session recordings April 22 on campus. The conference is a celebration of the scholarly research and creative performance being carried out by students with their faculty mentors at WIU and featured pre-recorded and live scholarly presentations by WIU students. Vice President for Quad Cities Campus Operations Kristi Mindrup gave the keynote presentation. Health and Education: Health Science and Special... Read More

Western Illinois University Celebrates Military Appreciation Month in May

May 9th, 2022
Western Illinois University Celebrates Military Appreciation Month in May

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University will celebrate Military Appreciation Month throughout the month of May. Part of the celebration will include launching a military spouse appreciation scholarship campaign to run through mid-June. A series of military holidays will be celebrated throughout May, including Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 6), Armed Forces Day (May 21) and Memorial Day (May 30). Today (May 6), WIU is debuting the Supporting Those Who Support Those Who Serve scholarship in honor of military spouse appreciation. As a military-friendly institution, Western... Read More

Western Illinois University Opera Theatre presents U.S. premiere of ‘The Last Sorcerer’ May 6-7

May 5th, 2022
Western Illinois University Opera Theatre presents U.S. premiere of 'The Last Sorcerer' May 6-7

Western Illinois University’s School of Music Opera Theatre (WIUOT) will present the United States premiere of the opera, “The Magic Sorcerer,” at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, May 6-7 in Hainline Theatre. Originally titled “Le Dernier Sorcier,” the WIUOT will present a new English adaptation of the French opera, by Pauline Viardot, and created especially for the WIUOT, by Kathleen Kelly. A chamber opera in two acts composed for piano, solo voices and chorus, “The Magic Sorcerer” (1867) tells the story of Krakamiche, a once powerful sorcerer whose presence... Read More

Paul Named April Western Illinois University Employee of the Month

April 28th, 2022
Paul Named April Western Illinois University Employee of the Month

Western Illinois University Facilities Management Office Manager Sheila Paul has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for April 2022. Paul began working at WIU in June 2014, as a chief clerk in the University Bookstore. Between 2016-2017, she served as a chief clerk in the WIU Department of Kinesiology, the University Bookstore and the WIU Development Office. In 2018, she was reclassified by audit to staff clerk in the Development office and in April 2019, she became a staff clerk for Facilities Management-Vending Concessions and Transportation Services. In... Read More

Cook County State Atty Kim Foxx to Speak at GBCC Event At Western Illinois University

April 27th, 2022
Cook County State Atty Kim Foxx to Speak at GBCC Event At Western Illinois University

Each year, the Western Illinois University Multicultural Center (MCC) hosts identity graduation celebrations, which highlight the uniqueness of underrepresented students’ experiences and celebrate the accomplishments and success of each graduate, while embracing their cultural and familial context. The ceremonies will honor graduates from Casa Latina, the LGBTQ*A community and the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC). The Casa Latina Cultural Center Recognition Banquet was held Friday, April 22. The GBCC event will be held Thursday, April 28, and will feature special keynote speaker Cook... Read More

Western Illinois University to Offer New Sustainable Business Minor

April 26th, 2022
Western Illinois University to Offer New Sustainable Business Minor

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – The Western Illinois University School of Management and Marketing, in the College of Business and Technology, will introduce a new Sustainable Business minor to be offered on the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses for Fall 2022. This minor provides a new opportunity for students to focus their degree during their academic career. “This new minor demonstrates our promise to continue to enhance education and the growing needs of our students within this field,” said School of Management and Marketing Professor Gordon Rands. WIU’s Sustainable Business... Read More

Paul Named Western Illinois University April Employee of the Month

April 24th, 2022
Paul Named Western Illinois University April Employee of the Month

Western Illinois University Facilities Management Office Manager Sheila Paul has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for April 2022. Paul began working at WIU in June 2014, as a chief clerk in the University Bookstore. Between 2016-2017, she served as a chief clerk in the WIU Department of Kinesiology, the University Bookstore and the WIU Development Office. In 2018, she was reclassified by audit to staff clerk in the Development office and in April 2019, she became a staff clerk for Facilities Management-Vending Concessions and Transportation Services. In... Read More