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President Jack Thomas: 2017 State of the University Address

WIU Named Among Best Online Colleges in Illinois

WIU Reading Specialist Graduate Degree Program Receives National Recognition

Three WIU ROTC Cadets Commission as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army

School of Ag Develops WIU Aggies Group

New Format for 24th Annual Founders' Day Celebration Monday, September 25, 2017

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Foundation and Development

Tomlinson Establishes Two Scholarships at WIU

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Colonel Ray "Rock" Hanson Statue to be Unveiled Sept. 29

During Homecoming weekend at Western Illinois University, a larger-than-life statue will be unveiled on the Macomb campus to honor the man behind the tradition of the WIU Fighting Leathernecks.

The Colonel "Ray" Rock Hanson statue, which was created by WIU Assistant Professor of Art Duke Oursler, will be unveiled in a special ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 near the north entrance of Hanson Field. The public is invited. The project was made possible due to a substantial donation from WIU alumni Vice President Emeritus of Administrative Services Jackie Thompson, and her husband Lt. Col. (Ret) Dave Thompson.


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