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WIU: Military Times "Best for Vets College" 2019

WIU Alumnus Returns to Macomb as Part of Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization

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Happening Now

The Western Promise Plus program unveiled as part of the new "AIM HIGH" state of Illinois funding program.

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Alumni Spotlight

Welcome to the new members of the WIU Alumni Council: Dianna Pirog '99, from Rock Island, IL; Martin O’Connor ’78, from Round Hill, VA; Anthony Brown ‘89, from Rantoul, IL; Derek Steele '03, from Upper Marlboro, MD; and Matt Cuplin '05 ‘07, from Fitchburg, WI.

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Giving Back

Generous grants give three WIU students the chance to pursue their dreams of becoming teachers in rural Illinois schools through the University's Great River Teacher Corps.

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Check out the new Western Illinois University credit card and your chance to support WIU! Get yours today and support #LeatherneckNation!

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Student Success

Senior forensic chemistry and foreign languages and cultures double major Nicole Walker, of Lake Zurich, IL, has been named the University's recipient of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois' Student Laureate Award for 2018.

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Special Event

Homecoming 2018 is officially in the books. Mark your calendars now for Homecoming 2019 on October 4-5.

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Military Salute

Celebrate Veterans Appreciation Week Nov. 5–11 with WIU, including an Alumni, Friends and Community Social Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Upcoming Events

WIU Women’s Basketball vs. Mizzou – November 6

Monmouth Alumni & Friends Social – November 8

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