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Western Illinois University Announces $10 Million Bio-Fuel Federal Research Grant

The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture announced today that Agriculture Professor Win Phippen is the recipient of a $10 million federal grant to investigate the use of the alternative crop, Pennycress, as a new cash cover crop in the...
17-Sep-2019 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

WIU Professor Finalist for Pulitzer Prize in Music

A Western Illinois University School of Music professor has been named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music, the first in the University's history.
19-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WIU Computer Sciences to Develop Virtual Reality Program to Improve Social Competencies for Students with Disabilities

Western Illinois University Department of Computer Sciences Associate Professor Justin Ehrlich received funding for the development of a virtual reality (VR) program designed to improve social competencies for students with high functioning autism...
5-Apr-2019 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WIU Administrator, Students Help with Taylorville Tornado Damage Assessment

MACOMB, IL – A Western Illinois University administrator and two students were headed outside the classroom Monday morning to assist with assessing the damage caused by the tornadoes impacting central Illinois Saturday afternoon.
3-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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WIU Receives NSF Grant to Study the Formation of the Most Massive Stars in the Galaxy

Associate Professor Esteban D. Araya, of Western Illinois University's Department of Physics, received a $148,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a three-year project researching the earliest phases of star formation. ...
15-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Purple Heart Recipients Meet for First Time

200 years of living between them, two Purple Hearts, two-sport athletes at Western, both attended school at WIU in the late 1930s ... but had never met until Oct. 10. Retired Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Mike Smith coordinated a meeting between...
15-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

WIU Awarded Grant to Purchase Mass Spectrometer

For the second time in the last 10 months, Western Illinois University has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to boost the laboratory capabilities for students across academic majors.
15-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Introducing Col. Rock IV ("Ray")

The passing of the collar .... Western Illinois University mascot retires; new pup takes over
11-Jun-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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