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Western IL University Exercise Science Students Involved in Cutting-Edge Research Project to Study Exercise and Use iPads with Students with Autism


This semester, nine exercise science students at Western Illinois University are involved in research that could help show how using technology can be beneficial for individuals with autism when exercising.
1-Dec-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

WIU Adapted Physical Activity Motor Clinics for Special Ed Students Evolve with iPad App Use


WIU faculty members and students from three different disciplines are partnering with the Chicago-based app development company, Exercise Connection, to enhance an award-winning, "pioneering" adapted physical activity Motor Clinic for west central...
1-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

"Introducing the 45th U.S. President..." WIU Mock Presidential Election Culminates Nov. 2


"The Road to the White House Starts at Western Illinois University" will culminate tonight (Monday, Nov. 2) with the Electoral College vote. The WIU event is the largest and most elaborate mock presidential simulation in the nation.
2-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

WIU Mock Presidential Election Promo Features Jeb Bush


To promote Western Illinois University Mock Presidential Election, University Relations Student Content Producer Jeff Marta (Lisle, IL), a graduate student in WIU's sport management program, is producing a series of video promos. His latest promo...
20-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mock Presidential Election, "The Road to the White House Starts at Western IL University," Kicks Off Oct. 20


Western's Mock Presidential Election is the largest - and most elaborate - student-run mock election event in the nation. In 2007 and 2011, faculty, students, and staff at Western organized two MPE events, and both simulations accurately predicted...
9-Oct-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Macomb Goes to the Dogs


When the phrase "gone to the dogs" is used, it's usually not used in the most positive fashion. But in Macomb, Illinois, the term is 100 percent positive as the community has embraced a local beloved canine and showcases the dog – or rather, dogs...
1-Oct-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

WIU Terrorism Researcher's New Book Offers Insights into ISIS and How International Community Can Combat It


A new book co-authored by a Western Illinois University homeland security researcher investigates the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS) and offers insights into the nature of the IS and what the international community can do to combat it.
16-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

WIU CSP Faculty Member's International ACPA Grant Award to Facilitate Research about First-Generation College Students and Student Organization Involvement

Western Illinois University Educational Studies Assistant Professor Sarah Schoper will use a grant award to help with her research about first-generation college students and their involvement in student organizations. During the Spring 2015...
10-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Counterterrorism/Aviation Expert Available at Western Illinois University


Western Illinois University professor has conducted extensive terrorism and aviation-related research and has also published numerous scholarly articles on terrorism topics.
20-May-2016 2:40 PM EDT

Dec. 2 San Bernardino (CA) Attack: Homeland Security Expert/Researcher Available for Interviews


3-Dec-2015 10:05 AM EST

Counterterrorism Expert Available: WIU Homeland Security Research Program Director Dean Alexander


14-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST

WIU MBA Director, with International Economics Expertise, Available for Commentary on China Stock Market

24-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT

WIU Students, Faculty Involved in Emergency Management Efforts Following June 22 Tornado Activity in Northern IL

23-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Tornado Recovery/Emergency Management Expert Available

10-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

WIU Professor, Former FBI Agent's Latest Book, "The Like Switch," Provides Tips for How to Influence and Win People Over


A Western Illinois University professor's new book covers techniques that individuals can use to can influence, attract and win people over. WIU School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration Assistant Professor and former FBI Special Agent...
24-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT

WIU Tornado Recovery Expert Available


14-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

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