Fall for WIU

The picturesque Midwestern campus in Macomb is the perfect place to earn your degree. Visit during the next Discover Western program on Nov. 1.

Shatter the Silence: End the Violence

The Take Back the Night march and rally raises awareness of and seeks an end to violence, as well as remembers and honors victims and survivors.

A Class Act

The WIU Wind Ensemble is comprised of a highly select group of 53 elite student musicians.

Another beautiful day at the WIU-QC Riverfront Campus!

The Riverfront Campus in Moline is the perfect place for QC-area residents to earn their degrees - visit during the next Discover Western program on Nov. 14!

What did one Jack-o'-lantern say to the other? Cut it out!

WIU art students showcase their talent in unique ways!

Riding the Western Express

Chicago area high school counselors visit Western to learn more about the campus and admissions from President Jack Thomas.

Community College Partnerships

WIU President Jack Thomas recently hosted John Wood Community College President Mike Elbe - see how your credits can transfer from JWCC to WIU!

Our Signature Academic Programs

WIU has 12 Signature Programs noted for their size, unique area of concentration, or accessibility

Points of Purple Pride

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

Students on campus for a Discover Western Open House tour Stuff the Bus to Fight Hunger. Buffalo Soldiers Documentary and Discussion.

Employee Ethics Training - Due Oct. 30

The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act requires that all university employees participate in ethics training on an annual basis. Employees must complete their online ethics training by Oct. 30.

Halloween Skate - Oct. 31

Guys and ghouls, join Rocky After Dark this Halloween! Enjoy a free night of rollerskating at WIU-Macomb's Spencer Student Recreation Center from 8-11 p.m. on Oct 31. No pre-registration required and skates will be provided. Halloween costumes are encouraged!

Horn Field Corn Maze - Through Oct 31

Autumn has arrived, and fall fun lies around every corn maze corner at WIU's Horn Field Campus. The popular corn maze will be open 8-10 p.m. every Friday & Saturday and 1-4 p.m. every Saturday & Sunday in October (weather permitting). A special Haunted Corn Maze will be available from 8-11 p.m. on Halloween Night. Admission: $5.

Discover Western - Nov. 1

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. 

Stuff the Bus 2014 - Nov 5

Help Stuff the Bus & fill the critically low food pantry supplies of Loaves & Fishes, the Western Illinois Regional Council, and provide food for the RA Council Thanksgiving Dinner. Drop off your non-perishable food or monetary donation at one of our collection sites on campus or in the community.

"Inside Buffalo" Film/Discussion - Nov. 5

Don't miss an evening with Italian-Ghanaian director, producer and activist Fred Kudjo Kuwornu, on the first African American combat unit to fight in WWII. From 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Held in the University Union Sandburg theater.

Military Appreciation Week - Nov. 7-13

Western Illinois University is sponsoring several events to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces. A ceremony at the Sherman Hall flagpole will take place at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 2014.

Administrative Internship Opportunities for Employees - Nov. 17

The Affirmative Action Administrative Internship Committee seeks committed, motivated employees wanting to develop and build their administrative skills. Attend the interest meeting in the University Union Fox Room from 12-2 p.m.

Higher Education Trade Mission to China

Shanghai, Hangzhou, Yiwu, Jinhua, Nanchang, and Beijing! These are just a few of the stops Dr. Rick Carter is visiting as he makes his way across China. This trip, part of the State of Illinois Higher Education's Trade Mission to China promotes the educational resources available for Chinese students at WIU.

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