2014 Provost's Award of Excellence Winners

Faculty excellence is the standard at WIU. Each year faculty are recognized for going above and beyond.

WIU-QC Riverfront Campus

The Riverfront Campus in Moline is the perfect place for QC-area residents to earn their degrees.

Leatherneck Athletics ... a slam dunk!

Check out women's basketball action in Western Hall this fall!

Top Girls

Check out WIU's Department of Theatre and Dance for a variety of entertainment throughout the year!

Camouflage .... Expert level!

Col. Rock III finds some furry friends at the Union Bookstore.

Reaching new heights

Like WIU's Signature Academic Programs, Sherman Hall is Western's "signature" building. See it yourself during the next Discover Western Open House on Feb. 16.

Community College Partnerships

WIU President Jack Thomas recently hosted Carl Sandburg College President Lori Sundberg - prepare for your transfer from Carl Sandburg to WIU today!

Leatherneck Athletics ... a slam dunk!

Check out men's basketball action in Western Hall this fall!

Points of Purple Pride

A "Best Midwestern College" and a "Top Tier Midwestern University" - apply now!

Author Roxane Gay - Dec. 3

This year's Fred Ewing and Lola Austin Case Writer-in-Residency program's celebrated author is Roxane Gay, an essayist & fiction writer who fills bookstores to bursting. She will be giving a reading in the Sandburg Lounge of the University Union at 5:00 p.m.

Project Santa - Donations Accepted through Dec. 4

The Graphic Communication Club will be holding a toy drive to benefit the local Western Illinois Regional Council's Project Santa program. The program provides toys, clothing and food baskets to hundreds of local children and families during the holiday season.

Angel Tree Donations Accepted through Dec. 8

Beta Alpha Psi and the Department of Accounting and Finance are sponsoring the Angel Tree Program for children of all ages who are in foster care in regional counties.

Final Exam Week - Dec. 15-19

The Fall 2014 semester is drawing to a close! Final exams will be held Monday, Dec. 15 through Friday, Dec. 19.

Commencement Weekend - Dec. 19-20

Celebrate Success! Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of Western Illinois University students and alumni will be held Friday-Saturday, Dec. 19-20 in Macomb during Western's Fall 2014 Commencement Weekend. Ceremonies will also be live streamed online.

Discover Western - Feb. 16

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. 

Benedictine–Springfield Bulldogs: Become a Western Illinois Leatherneck!

Consider transfering to Western Illinois University in order to continue your undergraduate career. Start by completing an admissions application online today!

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies program is a highly individualized, flexible, non-majored undergraduate degree. The degree may be completed fully online for students who are place-bound by work and/or family responsibilities, on-campus, or a combination of both formats. Earn a degree in a way that fits your needs and lifestyle!

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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