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Crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed band

From their signature "Georgia on my Mind" to classic rock and show tunes, WIU Marching Leathernecks provide show-stopping entertainment on the field, on the court, in parades and more.

Cost Guarantee and Commitment Scholarships

Western is affordable! WIU guarantees your tuition/fees for 4-years, and offers 4-year scholarships to students that have shown excellent academic ability in high school.

Forensic Chemistry - One of our Signature Academic Programs

WIU's Forensic Chemistry program is one of only three programs of its kind in the Midwest and one of our unique signature programs.

Points of Purple Pride

Western is a "Best Midwestern College", "Top Tier Midwestern University" and "Military Friendly School" - apply now for admission!

Opera on Wheels

Western's Opera Program is open to all students campus wide. Opera On Wheels tours for two weeks to area schools, performing one act operas designed for K-12 students.

Build Your Future at WIU-Quad Cities!

With a diverse faculty and staff, our Quad Cities campus offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study to students from Illinois, across the nation, and around the world.

Spring has sprung at WIU!

Schedule your campus visit today and see WIU's beautiful campus, and all that it has to offer, for yourself! If you can't visit in person, take our virtual walking tour!

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Catch Leatherneck Track and Field in action at WIU's Hanson Field!

Biology Student Research Symposium - April 3

The Dept. of Biological Sciences welcomes you to participate and visit us during the Biology Student Research Symposium from 9am-4pm in Waggoner Hall. This event will showcase the many research activities of our graduate and undergraduate students.

Public Reading by Lev Grossman - April 3

Lev Grossman will be reading from his latest novel, The Magician's Land, for the English Department's prestigious Fred Ewing Case and Lola Austin Case Writer-in-Residence. His novel has been heralded as "The Catcher in the Rye for devotees of alternative universes". Join us at 7pm in the Sandburg Theater.

Cultural Cafe: Costa Rica - April 8, 12:00 p.m. 

Come learn more about the country and culture of Costa Rica and sample authentic cuisine! Held in the Heritage Room, 2nd floor University Union.

Excellence in Diversity Awards - Nominations Due April 10

The President's Excellence in Diversity Awards honor members of the campus & community who have demonstrated leadership through their actions, programs & teachings. Nominations are due April 10, reception to be held on May 14 from 4-6 p.m. in the University Union Lamoine Room. 

Delta Sigma Pi Golf Outing - April 11

WIU's Delta Sigma Pi Chapter is holding its 2nd annual golf outing on April 11, 2015 at WIU's Harry Mussatto Golf Course. Register teams of 4 for $50 per person. Lunch and prizes are included!

2015 Color Craze 5K - April 18

Join the wild, wacky fun as WIU gets crazy for a great cause - the Special Olympics! At each kilometer a color station will be set up where you will be covered in color. The color is safe, natural and edible! Sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma, Health Sciences Honorary. 

Purple & Gold Day - April 24

WIU and the WIU Alumni Association will celebrate Purple and Gold Day with 15 simultaneous events around the world on Friday, April 24. Events at each location will include an evening social with food and drinks, along with a message from WIU streamed live to all 15 locations. Members of the WIU community are being encouraged to wear purple and gold that day to show school spirit and to attend one of the events in a location nearest you.

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