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Western Illinois University Honored in Campus Democracy Challenge for Student Voting

December 14th, 2021
Western Illinois University Honored in Campus Democracy Challenge for Student Voting

Western Illinois University was awarded a Bronze Seal Monday from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for nonpartisan student voter participation efforts in the 2020 election. A Bronze Seal designates that WIU students had between 50-60 percent voter turnout in the last presidential election. “I am honored that the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge has recognized Western’s efforts to encourage student voting with this Excellence in Student Voter Engagement recognition,” said WIU Political Science Chair Keith Boeckelman. “We plan to continue this important work in upcoming... Read More

Western Illinois University Students Honored for Volunteerism

December 13th, 2021
Western Illinois University Students Honored for Volunteerism

Three Western Illinois University students recently received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award for their work with the Cass-Putman Rescue Squad. Sophomores Elizabeth Markley, a political science major from Smithfield, received the silver award, and Bradley Mercer, a geographic information systems major and Taylor Lester, a fire protection services major, both from Cuba, received the gold award. They were recognized with the service award at a ceremony on Sept. 11 in Cuba. The trio were nominated by Cass-Putman Rescue Squad Chief Bob Schnarr “As I’ve been saving lives... Read More

Western Illinois University Foundation Summer Stipend Award Recipients Named

December 8th, 2021
Western Illinois University Foundation Summer Stipend Award Recipients Named

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects have awarded 12 stipends to WIU faculty for Summer 2022. “The WIU Foundation is proud to support our University faculty’s scholarly activity,” said Brad Bainter, executive officer of the WIU Foundation. “Since 1989, the Foundation has provided Summer Stipend Awards so faculty have the opportunity to engage in projects beyond those traditionally pursued during the academic year.” The grants, which total nearly $40,000, provide opportunities for faculty to engage... Read More

TODAY Is One Of Your Last Days For Vaccination Clinics This Year At Western Illinois University

December 7th, 2021
TODAY Is One Of Your Last Days For Vaccination Clinics This Year At Western Illinois University

The McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with Western Illinois University, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinics (including boosters) for WIU faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the general public, in December as the Fall 2021 semester comes to a close. The clinic will be held in the University Union Sandburg Lounge from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available at no cost. NOTE: If the Dec. 7 date at WIU does not work for an individual’s schedule, the McDonough County Health Department will host vaccine... Read More

Honoring Alumni & Friends at New Memorial Park at Western Illinois University

December 6th, 2021
Honoring Alumni & Friends at New Memorial Park at Western Illinois University

It’s a place where memories live on. In June 2021, the new Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Parks was dedicated following a successful fundraising campaign. The park, located on the corner of Adams and Normal streets on the WIU-Macomb campus, is on the site of the former Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC), originally called the Black Cultural Center (BCC), and on the ancestral lands of the Illinois (Inoca) indigenous people. The Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park was created to honor the legacy of an American icon and award-winning poet, the Illinois Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, nurturer... Read More

Western Illinois University Vaccine Clinics (Including Boosters) Update

December 5th, 2021
Western Illinois University Vaccine Clinics (Including Boosters) Update

The McDonough County Health Department, in cooperation with Western Illinois University, will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinics (including boosters) for WIU faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the general public, in December as the Fall 2021 semester comes to a close. The clinic will be held in the University Union Sandburg Lounge from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available at no cost. NOTE: If the Dec. 7 date at WIU does not work for an individual’s schedule, the McDonough County Health Department will host vaccine... Read More

Mraz, Crafty Cat, Nutcracker, Deck The Halls, And More In This Week’s FUN10!

December 5th, 2021
Mraz, Crafty Cat, Nutcracker, Deck The Halls, And More In This Week's 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

Alpha Phi Alpha at Western Illinois University Celebrates 50 Years

December 4th, 2021
Alpha Phi Alpha at Western Illinois University Celebrates 50 Years

It was 115 years ago, on Dec. 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, by seven young men known as “The Jewels.” Sixty-four years later, the Eta Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was chartered at Western Illinois University. WIU’s storied fraternity charter recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. According to Christopher Towers, a 1998 WIU Alumnus and 50th Anniversary chair, the Founding Jewels of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. were no ordinary achievers. “Given the racial climate in the early 1900s, their... Read More

Eck Named November Employee of the Month

December 3rd, 2021
Eck Named November Employee of the Month

Western Illinois University Administrative Information Management Systems (AIMS) University Applications Manager Jeff Eck has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for November 2021. Eck began working in AIMS at WIU in October 2012 as a Computer Programmer II. He was then reallocated by audit in August 2013 to Applications Programmer I. In April 2015, Eck was promoted to Information Technology Technical Associate in Institutional Research and Planning (IRP), and, in September 2017, he was reclassified by audit to Research Associate Level II. In December 2017,... Read More

Western Illinois University Honoring Alumni And Friends at New Memorial Park

November 30th, 2021
Western Illinois University Honoring Alumni And Friends at New Memorial Park

It’s a place where memories live on. In June 2021, the new Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Parks was dedicated following a successful fundraising campaign. The park, located on the corner of Adams and Normal streets on the WIU-Macomb campus, is on the site of the former Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC), originally called the Black Cultural Center (BCC), and on the ancestral lands of the Illinois (Inoca) indigenous people. The Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park was created to honor the legacy of an American icon and award-winning poet, the Illinois Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, nurturer... Read More