Ashley Luke: All-American Cost Guarantee and Commitment Scholarships Where Your Success Story Begins Points of Purple Pride Disney World Communication Culture students Happy Birthday, Rocky! Your Adventure Begins with RPTA Making the World a Better Place

Ashley Luke: All-American

Ashley Luke has been named the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for Division I women's basketball, the first Leatherneck to receive the award and the first female in Summit League history to earn the distinction.

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.

Where Your #SuccessStory Begins

Arsenio Mims' #SuccessStory started at Western. Now a Judicial Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court, Mims' professors provided him the practical skills for his legal career. What will your #SuccessStory be?

Points of Purple Pride

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

Disney World Communication Culture

Our Dept. of Communication offers this unique course, providing learning opportunities in Orlando where students study the organizational communication of Walt Disney World.

Happy Birthday, Rocky!

Western's favorite four-legged mascot Col. Rock III (aka Rocky) is five this month! Wish him a happy birthday on Facebook!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

As Midwest natives know, it's time to dress warmly and stay dry! Learn some more winter weather tips for braving the cold in Macomb and the Quad Cities.

Your Adventure Begins with RPTA

The Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration program, accredited since 1978, is the only one of its kind in the nation and one of Western's signature academic programs.

Making the World a Better Place

Western's Social Work program boasts a proud tradition of supporting social services in the west central Illinois region and throughout the state of Illinois.

Dance Marathon - March 7

The dance marathon is a year-long campaign that raises money and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The end event will consist of participants remaining on their feet for 12 hours in honor of doctors' and nurses' shifts, as well as children who are unable to stand.

National Survey of Student Engagement - Through March 23

Your Opinion Matters! Freshmen and seniors are encouraged to respond to the National Survey of Student Engagement, being emailed to you in February and March. Respondents will be entered to win an iPhone 6 Plus or an iPad Mini 3!

Annual Biology Student Research Symposium - April 3

Students present the many varied research activities before presenting to regional & national groups. For participating students, the deadline for Art/Abstract submissions is March 23.

Veterans Voices: Personal Stories of Combat and Peace

The Department of English and Journalism, the Veterans Resource Center and affiliated campus organizations are working together to help veterans write and publish their personal stories for a new literary magazine later this semester. Submissions are welcome through April 1.

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!

Discover Western - April 11

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the Macomb campus, meet with academic and student services staff, talk with current WIU students and more – a great way for you to experience campus life and picture yourself at WIU. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

MBA Program Available Entirely Online

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is now available to complete entirely online. Take courses in the traditional face-to-face format when your schedule allows. Take online courses when you need the flexibility. Either way, you'll have the same quality curriculum and the same great faculty.

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