What's Your Story? Points of Pride You Are Welcome Here Paris Hamm All the World's a Stage President Jack Thomas and Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti Discover Western Happy birthday Rocky Baseball and softball

Calling All Leathernecks

Tell us how scholarship support has impacted you! Not only does your input help us understand all the ways donor support changes the lives of Western students, but your story may also be featured in our direct mail and online outreach to alumni.

Points of Purple Pride

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

"You are Welcome Here" Campaign Debuts at WIU

Colleges and universities across the United States are banding together in a campaign, "You Are Welcome Here," to remind current and prospective international students that they are welcome to pursue their education in the United States.

All the World's a Stage

Check out the Department of Theatre and Dance performances this spring! Both the Mainstage and Studio seasons are in full swing!


WIU is expanding its Small Business Development Center operations to the QC campus. Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, who was on campus for the announcement, is pictured with WIU President Jack Thomas.

Discover Western!

See Western for yourself! Open houses are coming up on March 4 (Quad Cities) and April 1 (Macomb). Register online today and picture yourself at Western Illinois University!

Celebrating Rocky

It has been a great 49 years (seven years in dog age) for Col. Rock III, Western Illinois University's mascot. Rocky's fans are invited to stop by the University Union Concourse Friday, March 3 to wish Col. Rock III a very happy seventh (49th) birthday!

Play Ball!

Catch all the action of Leatherneck Baseball and Softball this season! Find schedules online at GoLeathernecks.com

Apply Now for Admission to Western!

Apply for admission to the University and schedule a visit to our Macomb or Quad Cities campus today!

Cultural Cafe Cameroon - Mar. 2

Join us Thursday, March 2nd at 12:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the University Union for authentic Cameroonian food and a presentation on Cameroon from a student and returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

Take the Food Preference Survey - Through Mar. 3

University Housing and Dining Services at Western is conducting a survey of food preferences in an effort to improve consumer engagement and satisfaction. Participants will be entered in a drawing for a NOON VR-virtual reality headset.

International Bazaar - Mar. 4

Travel the world at the 44th International Bazaar! Visit booths that represent countries from all over the world, sample authentic cuisine, experience world music, performances by students, and a fashion show displaying beautiful traditional clothing. A Kids Craft Corner and an International Marketplace for purchasing souvenirs and goods will also be available.

2017 Ferguson Lecturer: Alan Bjerga - Mar. 6

Alan Bjerga, longtime writer on food and agriculture for Bloomberg News and co-host of "Bloomberg Politics, Policy and Power," will deliver the annual Robert and Mary Ferguson lecture at 3 p.m. Monday, Mar. 6 in Morgan Hall 109.

Spring Career & Internship Fair - Mar. 7

The Career & Internship fair brings over 60 employers to campus hiring for a variety of jobs and internships around the country. Professional attire is required for entry into the fair. Make an appointment with the Career Development Center to have your resume reviewed or learn how to interact professionally with the recruiters.

Pre-Med Symposium - Mar. 8

The inaugural Pre-Med Symposium will provide an opportunity for students to learn about medical school while interacting with medical school representatives. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Dimitri Azar, Dean of College of Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago. The event is open and free to the WIU community.

Black Violin - Mar. 8

Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Performing live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013. WIU Students FREE with ID!

Mindfulness for Teachers and Student Personnel - Mar. 25

This professional development program for teachers will be held on March 25 at the WIU-Quad Cities campus and will give teachers the tools to help students focus their attention during class, reduce test-taking anxiety, and improve behavioral interactions in the classroom.

Discover Western - Open House Apr. 1

Come and Discover Western! Our free 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.

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