Ashley Luke: All-American Cost Guarantee and Commitment Scholarships Where Your Success Story Begins Points of Purple Pride Disney World Communication Culture students Happy Birthday, Rocky! Your Adventure Begins with RPTA Making the World a Better Place

Ashley Luke: All-American

Ashley Luke has been named the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year for Division I women's basketball, the first Leatherneck to receive the award and the first female in Summit League history to earn the distinction.

Cost Guarantee and Commitment Scholarships

Western is affordable! WIU guarantees your tuition/fees for 4-years, and offers 4-year scholarships to students that have shown excellent academic ability in high school.

Where Your #SuccessStory Begins

Arsenio Mims' #SuccessStory started at Western. Now a Judicial Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court, Mims' professors provided him the practical skills for his legal career. What will your #SuccessStory be?

Points of Purple Pride

Western is a "Best Midwestern College", "Top Tier Midwestern University" and "Military Friendly School" - apply now for admission!

Disney World Communication Culture

Our Dept. of Communication offers this unique course, providing learning opportunities in Orlando where students study the organizational communication of Walt Disney World.

Happy Birthday, Rocky!

Western's favorite four-legged mascot Col. Rock III (aka Rocky) is five this month! Wish him a happy birthday on Facebook!

Leathernecks Softball is Underway!

Spring is in the air! Fighting Leathernecks softball returns to Macomb's Mary Ellen McKee Stadium on March 21.

Your Adventure Begins with RPTA

The Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration program, accredited since 1978, is the only one of its kind in the nation and one of Western's signature academic programs.

Making the World a Better Place

Western's Social Work program boasts a proud tradition of supporting social services in the west central Illinois region and throughout the state of Illinois.

Annual Thompson Lecture - March 30, 5:00 p.m.

The Department of Communication hosts Dr. Kevin Wright as he presents "More than Medicine: Online Social Support for Individuals Facing Stigmatized Health Issues." This free presentation kicks off Social Media Week, celebrating the new Computer-Mediated Communication Minor. Held in the University Union Sandburg Theatre.

Minority Health Fair - April 1

Please join us in recognizing Minority Health Month! To kick-off the month-long celebration, a Minority Health Fair will be held on April 1 from 10am-2pm in the Multicultural Center. There will be health screenings, presentations, and health information provided on various topics from organizations with WIU and the Macomb community. This event is free and open to the public!

Physics Research Day - April 1

Our physics students are researching formaldehyde masers, magnetism, and quantum computing, and more! Whether physics expert or novice, there is something for everyone. Graduate & undergrad students will be presenting their independent research projects, and be on hand to explain their findings. Held from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Physical Sciences Library in Currens Hall.

Biology Student Research Symposium - April 3

The Dept. of Biological Sciences welcomes you to participate and visit us during the Biology Student Research Symposium from 9am-4pm in Waggoner Hall. This event will showcase the many research activities of our graduate and undergraduate students.

Delta Sigma Pi Golf Outing - April 11

WIU's Delta Sigma Pi Chapter is holding its 2nd annual golf outing on April 11, 2015 at WIU's Harry Mussatto Golf Course. Register teams of 4 for $50 per person. Lunch and prizes are included!

Discover Western - April 11

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the Macomb campus, meet with academic and student services staff, talk with current WIU students and more – a great way for you to experience campus life and picture yourself at WIU. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Purple & Gold Day - April 24

WIU and the WIU Alumni Association will celebrate Purple and Gold Day with 15 simultaneous events around the world on Friday, April 24. Events at each location will include an evening social with food and drinks, along with a message from WIU streamed live to all 15 locations. Members of the WIU community are being encouraged to wear purple and gold that day to show school spirit and to attend one of the events in a location nearest you.

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