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Western Illinois is a member of ProfNet, an international network of colleges and universities working with reporters who wish to access to faculty and staff for interviews about news events; and Newswise, an electronic news service for reporters and editors of business, life and science issues.

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High-resolution (300-dpi), publication-ready images, when available, supporting news stories are offered for free editorial use. Images are accessible from the news release database. Find the release, by date, and download the print-quality image. Photos (low res) are also available for viewing at Lightbox.


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