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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


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


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


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


Halloween Projects by WIU Art Professor Chosen for IPTV, Figge

A short film by Western Illinois University Art Professor Bruce Walters, called "Faces of Halloween," has been chosen by the Iowa Arts Council for broadcast on Iowa Public Television (IPTV) at 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 and on IPTV World at 10 p.m....
26-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


State Grant to Fund Bobcat Research at Western Illinois University

$100,000 state grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will provide research opportunities for faculty and students at Western Illinois University to study the bobcat population in west central Illinois.
6-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


WIU Faculty, Students Studying Behavior of Asian Carp as Part of National Grant

A group of Western Illinois University biologists and biology graduate and undergraduate students are working with the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) to conduct ecological studies on Asian carp in...
16-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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