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Centennial Honors College


WIU Offers 100th Centennial Honors Scholarship

Western Illinois University recently extended its 100th offer for its prestigious Centennial Honors Scholarship for Fall 2013. High school students with an ACT score of 32 or higher (top 1 percent of test-takers in the nation), and a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for the scholarship.

"Of the 100 scholarship offers, 40 high school seniors have accepted for Fall 2013," said Admissions Director Andy Borst. "Students still have until May 15 to accept the scholarship. Compared to last year, we had just 17 students apply who met the scholarship criteria and 10 of those students chose to enroll. We're very happy that many more very-high achieving students are considering WIU."

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Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Day Held at Western Illinois University

The 2013 Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Day - A Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creativity was held Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17 in the University Union.

WIU President Jack Thomas and Provost Ken Hawkinson each spoke during the event and presented each participant with a certificate of merit.

This year's keynote speaker was Alex Heuer, an award-winning producer for St. Louis Public Radio.

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Centennial Honors College Adds Two Awards

The Centennial Honors College inaugurated two awards during the opening ceremonies for the Undergraduate Research Day Poster Presentations on Wednesday, April 17 in the University Union Grand Ballroom.

The two awards are for excellence in teaching and in mentoring.

Professor Jill Myers, of Western Illinois University's School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, was awarded the first Centennial Honors College Award of Excellence in Teaching. Professor Seán Jenkins, of WIU's Department of Biological Sciences, was awarded the Centennial Honors College Award of Excellence in Mentoring.

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30th Anniversary of Honors at WIU

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Honors at Western Illinois University. The Centennial Honors College will be commemorating this important milestone this fall with programs and events to celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of Honors staff, faculty, students, and supporters throughout the three-decade history of Honors at WIU. Announcements concerning the anniversary will be made available during the summer, so visit check the Centennial Honors College website  for details and plan to join us in celebrating Honors at WIU.

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