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Get A Kick In The Brass With Brassfest At Western Illinois University

January 6th, 2022
Get A Kick In The Brass With Brassfest At Western Illinois University

The Western Illinois University School of Music brass faculty and BCA will present BRASSFEST 2022 from 2:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 in the COFAC Recital Hall. The event will feature performances by WIU’s La Moine Brass Quintet and special guest artists, the Blair Brass (Vanderbilt University). Additionally, instrumental masterclasses, clinics and opportunities for all participants to play will be included. This year’s schedule includes: • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.: La Moine Brass Quintet Recital • 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Reading sessions, by instrument • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Blair... Read More

Western Illinois University Will Launch New Option in Early Childhood Education Summer 2022

January 4th, 2022
Western Illinois University Will Launch New Option in Early Childhood Education Summer 2022

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University will offer the Early Childhood Degree on the Quad Cities campus, beginning Summer 2022. WIU will also launch a new, flexible program option designed for those who are currently working in the education field and want to work toward their bachelor’s degree, with an option for PEL (Professional Educator License). Enrollment is open now at wiu.edu/apply. All courses will be offered in flexible course formats, including online programming with in-person or live-streamed support. WIU has also established pathways for customized student... Read More

Western Illinois University Ag Alumni Part of FFA Effort to Help Tornado Damaged Mayfield

January 3rd, 2022
Western Illinois University Ag Alumni Part of FFA Effort to Help Tornado Damaged Mayfield

“In a time of need, the answer is simple, help.” Those are the words of Western Illinois University alumnus Riley Hintzsche, the agricultural educator and FFA advisor at Streator Township High School, in reference to a collaborative project to bring needed supplies to storm-ravaged Mayfield, KY. When Hintzsche, a 2014 graduate, and fellow WIU alumnus, 2016 graduate Mitch Miller, the agriculture teacher at Midwest Central High School in Manito, IL, heard about the tornado that struck Mayfield, KY, Dec. 10, both knew they needed to take action. Both were immediately contacted by Jesse... Read More

Brassfest 2022 Hits Western Illinois University On Jan. 23

January 3rd, 2022
Brassfest 2022 Hits Western Illinois University On Jan. 23

The Western Illinois University School of Music brass faculty and BCA will present BRASSFEST 2022 from 2:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23 in the COFAC Recital Hall. The event will feature performances by WIU’s La Moine Brass Quintet and special guest artists, the Blair Brass (Vanderbilt University). Additionally, instrumental masterclasses, clinics and opportunities for all participants to play will be included. This year’s schedule includes: • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.: La Moine Brass Quintet Recital • 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.: Reading sessions, by instrument • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Blair... Read More

Wheeler Named Advisor of the Month at Western Illinois University

January 2nd, 2022
Wheeler Named Advisor of the Month at Western Illinois University

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – The Western Illinois University Council of Academic Advisors has named College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advisor Kenneth Wheeler as the Advisor of the Month for November. Wheeler was nominated by at least two of the students he advises, including one who said he goes “above and beyond in discussing future classes with me and listened to everything I had to say to make sure we were both on the same page in getting me prepared for my future plans.” The nominee also said Wheeler is very responsive when they have questions or concerns. “He is very positive... Read More

Western Illinois University Will Launch New Option in Early Childhood Education Summer 2022

January 1st, 2022
Western Illinois University Will Launch New Option in Early Childhood Education Summer 2022

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University will offer the Early Childhood Degree on the Quad Cities campus, beginning Summer 2022. WIU will also launch a new, flexible program option designed for those who are currently working in the education field and want to work toward their bachelor’s degree, with an option for PEL (Professional Educator License). Enrollment is open now at wiu.edu/apply. All courses will be offered in flexible course formats, including online programming with in-person or live-streamed support. WIU has also established pathways for customized student... Read More

Ginger, Turmeric Harvested as Alternative Research Crops at Western Illinois University

January 1st, 2022
Ginger, Turmeric Harvested as Alternative Research Crops at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University School of Agriculture Assistant Professor Shelby Henning has added two more specialty crops to his research program in order to provide information to local and regional farmers on growing options and the successful production of a widening number of plant species. Henning, in cooperation with University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Chris Enroth, recently harvested several varieties of ginger and turmeric in an effort to develop them as alternative crops for Illinois growers. Henning and Enroth agree the work is unique because there is currently a lack... Read More

Western Illinois University Alumnus Honored with Illinois Farm Bureau’s Highest Award

December 31st, 2021
Western Illinois University Alumnus Honored with Illinois Farm Bureau's Highest Award

A life filled with local, state and national volunteer service has earned a Western Illinois University alumnus the highest award given by the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB). David Erickson, a 1980 agriculture education graduate, from Altona, IL, was presented the Charles B. Shuman Distinguished Service Award during the IFB’s annual meeting in Chicago earlier this month. “The award honors distinguished service within agriculture, as well as in other organizations,” said Erickson. Erickson and his wife, Nancy, farm in Knox County, and run a farm management business. He was originally... Read More

Western Illinois University Students Enhance Classroom Skills Through Work at YMCA Circus Academy

December 29th, 2021
Western Illinois University Students Enhance Classroom Skills Through Work at YMCA Circus Academy

A group of Western Illinois University students have found part-time work through an artistic endeavor at the McDonough County YMCA, which teaches class members gymnastics and circus-related skills, and has resulted in educational lessons for the young women. Junior social work major Jessie Fansler; junior exercise science major Whitney Piper; and sophomore agriculture science major Alyssa Ring, all of Macomb, are coaches within the YMCA’s Circus Academy, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend with free Friday and Saturday performances, at 6:30 p.m. each day in the center’s... Read More

Maymi-Sugranes Named Dean of Western Illinois University Libraries

December 25th, 2021
Maymi-Sugranes Named Dean of Western Illinois University Libraries

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Hector Maymi-Sugranes (pronounced May-mee Sue-grah-knees) professor, College of Social Science and Humanities, CETYS University has been named dean of Western Illinois University Libraries, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Jeanne Stierman, who has served as interim dean since November 2019, will return to the assistant dean post. Maymi-Sugranes has served as a professor, College of Social Science and Humanities, CETYS University in Mexicali, Mexico, since 2007. In addition, he serves as director of the Institute of Creativity, Innovation and Development Studies at CETYS. He has also... Read More