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Find out what's happening @ WIU-Quad Cities

May 17, 2016

Rives Elected VP/President-Elect of National Association of Branch Campus Administrators

Western Illinois University Vice President for the Quad Cities and Planning Joe Rives has been elected vice president/president-elect for the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA). Read more.

May 10, 2016

WIU-QC, Wartburg College Agreement Offer Integrated History/Museum Studies Bachelor's/Master's Degree
WIU-QC, Wartburg College Agreement Offer Integrated History/Museum Studies Bachelor's/Master's Degree

A newly signed Memorandum of Understanding between Western Illinois University and Wartburg College has resulted in a strategic educational partnership between the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities' Museum Studies Graduate Program and Wartburg College's History Department. Read more.

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Success Story 1

Maura Warner '15

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Alumnus Maura Warner graduated in May 2015 and is the Communications Coordinator with The Girl Scouts of America in Davenport, Iowa.

Success Story 2

Todd DeDekker '12

Todd DeDekker is a WIU-QC Alumni who has a heart for history. He began his career teaching social studies at the junior and high school levels. He taught for fifteen years, but decided that it was time for a career change.


Success Story 3

Kasi DeFrieze '15

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Alumnus Kasi DeFrieze graduated in May 2015 and is a grant writer for the development team of The Girl Scouts of America in Davenport, Iowa.

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In the Spotlight!

WIU-QC Summer Youth Camps-2016

 Western Illinois University-Quad Cities will host Summer Enrichment Programs July 5-8 and 25-29. Participants can explore comic books, mathematics or writing in a cooperative learning environment. There are no requirements! Read more

WIU Recognized by U.S. Department of Education

 This month’s Strategic Plan Update shows that Western Illinois University is ranked in the top 2% of 2,053 public and private four-year institutions in the retention and graduation of low-income students, according to data published by the United States Department of Education in March 2016. The University’s placement in this ranking and designation as an “Institution Excelling in Access and Success” is consistent with Higher Values in Higher Education’s Vision to be a leader in quality, opportunity, and affordability. Read more

WIU-Quad Cities New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is where you begin your life as a Leatherneck at WIU-Quad Cities!

Master of Community and Economic Development

The Master of Community and Economic Development degree (CED) provides current and aspiring professionals with the latest tools and skills in these areas.

Rives Named Male Champion of Change

Joe Rives, Western Illinois University vice president of the Quad Cities and planning has been named one of the 2016 Male Champions of Change by the Women's Connection and Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.

WIU is moving to Google Apps!

We’re pleased to announce that Western Illinois University has chosen Google Apps for its new email and calendar platform. University Technology has been working on the migration and is looking forward to moving students and employees from Zimbra to the new services in the coming months.

WIU-Quad Cities Students End 2015 by Making a Difference

A Western Illinois University-Quad Cities marketing class ended 2015 with a bang. The students raised $22,689 through community service projects designed to teach the students to plan, execute and evaluate a service activity.

WIU-QC Instructor Helps with ACOE Project

When Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) officials began considering work on a lock and dam bulkhead on the Ohio River, they turned to a Western Illinois University professor to create a three-dimensional model to help divers prepare for the underwater work.