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Crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed band

From their signature "Georgia on my Mind" to classic rock and show tunes, WIU Marching Leathernecks provide show-stopping entertainment on the field, on the court, in parades and more.

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.

Forensic Chemistry - One of our Signature Academic Programs

WIU's Forensic Chemistry program is one of only three programs of its kind in the Midwest and one of our unique signature programs.

Points of Purple Pride

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

Opera on Wheels

Western's Opera Program is open to all students campus wide. Opera On Wheels tours for two weeks to area schools, performing one act operas designed for K-12 students.

Build Your Future at WIU-Quad Cities!

With a diverse faculty and staff, our Quad Cities campus offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study to students from Illinois, across the nation, and around the world.

Spring has sprung at WIU!

Schedule your campus visit today and see WIU's beautiful campus, and all that it has to offer, for yourself! If you can't visit in person, take our virtual walking tour!

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Catch Leatherneck Track and Field in action at WIU's Hanson Field!

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.

Public Reading by Lev Grossman - April 3

Lev Grossman will be reading from his latest novel, The Magician's Land, for the English Department's prestigious Fred Ewing Case and Lola Austin Case Writer-in-Residence. His novel has been heralded as "The Catcher in the Rye for devotees of alternative universes". Join us at 7pm in the Sandburg Theater.

Cultural Cafe: Costa Rica - April 8, 12:00 p.m. 

Come learn more about the country and culture of Costa Rica and sample authentic cuisine! Held in the Heritage Room, 2nd floor University Union.

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!

Excellence in Diversity Awards - Nominations Due April 10

The President's Excellence in Diversity Awards honor members of the campus & community who have demonstrated leadership through their actions, programs & teachings. Nominations are due April 10, reception to be held on May 14 from 4-6 p.m. in the University Union Lamoine Room. 

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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