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Western Illinois University News

News for 10/25/2016

Annual WIU Marching Band Classic is Oct. 29
The 35th annual Western Illinois University Marching Band Classic, for high school bands, will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 on WIU's Hanson Field. ... [read complete story]

Free Sessions to Cover Co-op Ownership and Investment in November in Dieterich, Carthage and Stockton
In November, the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development (USDA-RD) will host three training sessions that will cover cooperative ownerships. Leslie Watson, founder and board member of the Northeast Investment Co-op (NEIC) in Minneapolis (MN), will present at the sessions, which are set from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Dieterich (IL), Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Carthage (IL) and Thursday, Nov. 3 in Stockton (IL). ... [read complete story]

WIU Mourns Student Death
The Western Illinois University community is saddened to learn of the death of WIU-Quad Cities student Laura Bollaert of Merritt Island, FL, who died Oct. 23 in Florida. ... [read complete story]

WIU Students Awarded Mary Olive Woods Scholarships
The Western Illinois University Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, through the support of the Mary Olive Woods Trust, recently awarded prestigious scholarships to eight students studying philosophy and/or religious studies at the University. ... [read complete story]

WIU to Host Hands Holding Haiti Fundraiser
On Oct. 6, Hurricane Matthew, one of the most severe storms to hit the Caribbean in a decade, pummeled the southwestern region of Haiti with nearly 143-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rains. ... [read complete story]

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