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Symphony Orchestra Concert TONIGHT At Western Illinois University

September 29th, 2022
Symphony Orchestra Concert TONIGHT At Western Illinois University

The Western Illinois University School of Music will present a Symphony Orchestra Concert, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall. The WIU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of WIU Assistant Professor of Cello and Director of Orchestral Activities Kenny Lee, will perform works by Verdi, Golijov and Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” This performance is open free for general audience seating and the performance will be live-streamed on... Read More

Western Illinois University Announces $100 Million Campaign

September 27th, 2022
Western Illinois University Announces $100 Million Campaign

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — The public phase of the Western Illinois University $100 million campaign, “For the W,” was announced at a special WIU Foundation event on Founders’ Day Sept. 23. “We are so excited to kick off Western Illinois University’s comprehensive campaign. WIU’s people – those who came before us made Western Illinois University a reality. And today, Western Illinois University success is because of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends,” said WIU President Guiyou Huang. “We wouldn’t be here today, 120 years after... Read More

Western Illinois University Graduate Thesis Researching Caregivers of those with Dementia

September 26th, 2022
Western Illinois University Graduate Thesis Researching Caregivers of those with Dementia

Western Illinois University psychology graduate student Paulina Wuestefeld, of Germany, is seeking participants for her thesis study of caregivers of family members who have dementia. The study is looking at the daily stress and well-being of caregivers. Participants must be at least 18 years old and the primary caregiver of a person with dementia. The research includes taking online surveys – the first one about 20 minutes, and a short (two-three minutes) daily survey for 14 days. Those interested in taking part in the study, or who would like more information, can visit bit.ly/3SlO5Lr and fill... Read More

Western Illinois University Named Best Midwestern University by U.S.News & World Report

September 21st, 2022
Western Illinois University Named Best Midwestern University by U.S.News & World Report

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Western Illinois University has been recognized as a “Best Midwestern University” by U.S.News and World Report. In the U.S.News and World Report 2023 rankings, Western is ranked 39th of 166 public and private colleges and universities on the “Best Regional Universities (Midwest)” list and is one of just two Illinois public institutions in the top 50 of the Best Midwestern list. Along with the “Best Midwestern” recognition, Western has been acknowledged by U.S.News as a “Top Public School” (Midwest – #9), “Best... Read More

Western Illinois University Alum Leading Quad-Cities Chamber

September 20th, 2022
Western Illinois University Alum Leading Quad-Cities Chamber

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University alumna and CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber LaDrina Wilson, Ph.D. recalls the people of WIU-QC being the challenging force that pushed her to pursue specific professional aspirations. “From the amazing personal and professional relationships I established, to the amazing faculty who constantly pushed me to think differently, I reflect a lot on WIU,” said Wilson. Wilson jokes that she is one of the few people to ever change their major in graduate school, but that’s exactly what she did. “My career in higher education continued... Read More

Hamner to Deliver Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture At Western Illinois

September 19th, 2022
Hamner to Deliver Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture At Western Illinois

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the annual John Hallwas Liberal Arts Lecture. This year, WIU Professor Emeritus John Hallwas delivered a lecture on, “Liberal Arts Education in a Time of Crisis,” and the events will continue into October with WIU English Professor Everett Hamner delivering “Welcome to Spaceship Earth: Reimagining Climate Action via Popular Culture” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in WIU-QC Riverfront Hall, room 111. “The stories we understand ourselves to be living in shape our choices a great deal... Read More

Western Illinois University Alumnus Launches DEI Internship Fund, First Intern Hired

September 13th, 2022
Western Illinois University Alumnus Launches DEI Internship Fund, First Intern Hired

Tyler Leibnitz, a Western Illinois University sociology graduate student from Huntley (IL), has been named the inaugural recipient of the Randall and Delores Lindsey DEI Internship. Western’s newest internship program, which focuses on justice, inclusion, diversity and equity, is on its way to being fully funded, thanks to Randall Lindsey, a 1965 graduate. Lindsey, and his wife, Delores, recently established the Randall and Delores Lindsey DEI Internship Program to support students and causes in the areas of justice, inclusion, diversity and equity. When fully funded, the DEI internship program... Read More

Western Illinois University SHRM Chapters Receive Superior Merit Award

September 12th, 2022
Western Illinois University SHRM Chapters Receive Superior Merit Award

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) student chapters on the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses both received a 2021-22 Superior Merit award designation from the national chapter of SHRM for providing excellent growth and development opportunities to student chapter members. The SHRM student chapter merit award program encourages the development of more effective student chapters and distinguishes outstanding activities and projects. Chapters are recognized based on chapter operations, chapter programming and professional... Read More

First Wednesday Art Program Returns at Western Illinois University Sept. 7

September 7th, 2022
First Wednesday Art Program Returns at Western Illinois University Sept. 7

The September “First Wednesday” art program at Western Illinois University will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 in Garwood Hall, the Heating Plant Annex and the University Art Gallery. The event is open free to all ages, and welcomes visitors from campus and the surrounding community/region. First Wednesday has relied on numerous donations of materials from businesses like Blick Art Materials in Galesburg, IL, and through monetary support from the Performing Arts Society (PAS). Garwood Hall Activities • Monotypes – Professor Bill Howard, Garwood 12 (first floor) • Embellish... Read More

Poet KB to Serve as Fred Ewing Case and Lola Case Writer-in-Residence At Western Illinois

September 6th, 2022
Poet KB to Serve as Fred Ewing Case and Lola Case Writer-in-Residence At Western Illinois

The Western Illinois University Department of English will host the Fred Ewing Case and Lola Case Writer-in-Residence Thursday, Sept. 15. This year’s author is KB Brookins, also known as KB, a Black/queer/transmasculine poet, essayist, and cultural worker from Fort Worth, TX. A craft talk with KB will be held at 3 p.m. in the third floor auditorium of Sherman Hall, followed by a reading and question and answer session at 5 p.m. KB’s writing has been published in the Academy of American Poets, Huffington Post, American Poetry Review, Teen Vogue, Electric Literature, Okayplayer, Oxford... Read More