MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois University Art Education department will offer a free community art program for students in grades 1-4 on three Sundays in October and November. The classes will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 in Garwood Hall. Classes for first and second graders will be […]
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MACOMB, Ill. — A formal groundbreaking was held Friday, Oct. 7 with Gov. J.B. Pritzker and other leaders for the state-funded Center for Performing Arts on the Western Illinois University-Macomb campus. River City Construction, LLC, of Peoria has been selected as the general contractor. Construction on the center began Sept. 1. The project is part […]
Western Illinois University researchers are searching for volunteers for a new study examining the daily stress and well-being of those that are caretakers for family members diagnosed with Alzheimers.
MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — A total of 281 students earned academic degrees or post-baccalaureate certificates after the Summer 2022 semester at Western Illinois University. Of these, 31 graduates’ primary attendance site was the WIU-Quad Cities campus. Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to 183 graduates, and master’s degrees were earned by 98 graduates. Academic distinction was awarded to […]
MACOMB – Not only did Western Illinois University senior agriculture major Ashtin Guyer, of Flat Rock, IL, show this year’s Illinois State Fair Grand Champion Market Steer, her entry also created a bidding war between Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, and his wife, MK, to purchase her entry, “King,” which ended by matching a fair record of $105,000.
MACOMB/MOLINE, Ill. — A total of 192 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University were named to the 2022 summer dean’s list. The total includes 34 students at the WIU-Quad Cities campus. To receive this award, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.6 grade point average on a scale of 4.0, which equals […]
Muddy River News Editor David Adam interviews Western Illinois University president Guiyou Huang about his connection with Confucius, his plans to grow enrollment at WIU and how the pandemic has permanently changed education during the July 10, 2002 edition of Muddy River News This Week, brought to you by Harvey’s Furniture.
MACOMB — A total of 1,080 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University were named to the 2022 spring dean’s list. To receive this award, an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.6 grade point average on a scale of 4.0, which equals an A in a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded […]
Western Illinois University Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadet Trevor W. Woolson, of Warsaw, IL, was commissioned as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Friday, May 13, at WIU. He received his bachelor’s degree in history and will be serve as an armor officer in the Texas Army National Guard.
MACOMB — Brandi Gollihar of Augusta is one of six students who will complete degree requirements in spring 2022 and receive the highest recognition from one of the various colleges of study for overall academic excellence by being named a college scholar. Gollihar will be recognized as a university libraries college scholar and graduate with […]
MACOMB, Ill. – Four graduates from Western Illinois University’s School of Agriculture recently were named Distinguished Alumni. The honor is a tradition that started in 2020 during the school’s 100th anniversary. This year’s honorees are 1985 alumnus Mary (Turnbull) Barnes of Nebo, 1983 alumnus Marsha Webster of Allerton, Iowa, 1987 alumnus Kurt Rahe of Bluffs […]
MACOMB, Ill. — Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton will visit Western Illinois University on Monday to meet with students, staff, and administrators in education. This visit is the latest stop on the Lt. Governor’s statewide tour focused on building a strong, diverse teacher pipeline amid a nationwide teacher shortage. A survey by the National Education Association found […]
TONKAWA, Okla. — A former theater professor at Culver-Stockton College and Western Illinois University faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being charged May 5 with first-degree rape and other felony sex-related charges. Anthony Lee Luetkenhaus, 37, made his first appearance in Kay County District Court on May 7. He […]
MACOMB, Ill. — Coming off a season in which it went 1-5 before having its final two games canceled because of COVID protocols, the Western Illinois University football program finds itself at the bottom looking up. The Leathernecks are picked to finish last in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, according to a preseason poll of […]