Ashley Luke: All-American

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

Discover Western - April 11

Discover Western open houses allow you to tour the campus, meet with academic and student services staff, talk with students and more. Experience campus life and picture yourself at WIU - register today.

Next Steps for Future Leathernecks

Have you been accepted to Western? Congratulations! Log on to STARS today to verify your information.

Mock Election 2015

In Fall 2015, WIU will embark on the third quadrennial Mock Presidential Election, "The Road to the White House Starts at Western Illinois University."

"The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life." - Arthur Keith

Discover your future in WIU's School of Agriculture, one of WIU's 12 signature academic programs.

Career Fairs, Workshops, Job Searches and More!

The Career Development Center at WIU helps students and alumni create and achieve their career goals through active career planning and preparation.

Welcome to Western!

Local students interested in attending Western recently had the opportunity to attend a special reception to learn more about WIU.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

As Midwest natives know, it's time to dress warmly and stay dry! Learn some more winter weather tips!

Points of Purple Pride

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

Housing Renewal - Through Feb. 27

It's time to live life on. Housing Renewal for the 2015-2016 academic year are now underway for those that are eligible and want to stay in their current room. Open renewals for students that wish to change their housing will take place between Feb. 4-27, depending on your current class year.

Talking & Tasting: Feminists in the Kitchen - Mar. 3

In their exciting new theory, Women's Studies professors Holly Stovall and Lori Baker-Sperry have identified the kitchen as a site for practicing feminist theory and environmental education. Join them from 2-4 p.m. in the Multicultural Center to learn more about this new theory and sample foods prepared by Women's Studies students.

Chase Rice - March 4

The University Union Board will host country artist Chase Rice on the Macomb campus at 7 p.m. March 4 in the University Union Grand Ballroom. Rice's latest release, "Ignite the Night," debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Album chart.

RJ Mitte - March 5

RJ Mitte, co-star of the hit television series Breaking Bad, is coming to WIU to share his incredible story and raise disability awareness. Like his character in the show, Mitte has cerebral palsy, and he will share his inspirational story about living with the disease. This event is free to the WIU community.

Dance Marathon - March 7

The dance marathon is a year-long campaign that raises money and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The end event will consist of participants remaining on their feet for 12 hours in honor of doctors' and nurses' shifts, as well as children who are unable to stand.

National Survey of Student Engagement - Through March 23

Your Opinion Matters! Freshmen and seniors are encouraged to respond to the National Survey of Student Engagement, being emailed to you in February and March. Respondents will be entered to win an iPhone 6 Plus or an iPad Mini 3!

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. 

MBA Program Available Entirely Online

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is now available to complete entirely online. Take courses in the traditional face-to-face format when your schedule allows. Take online courses when you need the flexibility. Either way, you'll have the same quality curriculum and the same great faculty.

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