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Inspired by WIU Classes, Alum Opens Her Own Business

Stephanie Hoover, a recent Western Illinois University alumna, was inspired so much by her classes at WIU that she has created a new organization called Real Women of the Quad Cities to help women with their self-image. Read more.

Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

2013 WIU Bookstore Scholarship

Heather Powless, MLAS student (Macomb)

Elizabeth Davison, BLAS student (QC)

Laura Caldwell, BLAS student (Macomb)

2013-14 Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Scholarship

Angela Clark, MLAS student (QC)



Join the WIU Campus Greens, Macomb Food Co-Op, and Macomb Community Gardens for a free showing of Growing Cities on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. in WIU, Morgan Hall 101A.

Spring 2014 School of Graduate Studies Seminar Series

Students or alumni interested in learning more about graduate school are invited to attend this series of seminars. Whether you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree, post-baccalaureate certificate, or simply taking a few graduate courses as a non-degree student, these seminars will provide you with all the information you need to get started. Choose to attend an individual session or all four. All seminars will be held in the University Union from 4:00-5:00pm and are hosted by the School of Graduate Studies.

  • Wednesday, March 5 - Capitol Room – Financing Graduate School
  • Wednesday, March 19 - Capitol Room – Graduate School Resumes, Personal Goals Statement, and Recommendation Letters
  • RESCHEDULED - Wednesday, March 26 - Capitol Room - Why Graduate School? Plus the admissions process, application tips, and more

Register in advance at to be entered into a drawing for a prize! Must be present to win.

Please contact the School of Graduate Studies at (309) 298-1806 with any questions concerning the Seminar Series.