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August 24, 2016

IL Serve Commission Grant Funding to Support 40 Volunteers at WQPT

The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Commission) has granted Western Illinois University-Quad Cities and WQPT more than $200,000 to support 40 AmeriCorps volunteers. Read more.

August 22, 2016

WIU Professor Showcasing New Art in the Quad Cities
WIU Professor Showcasing New Art in the Quad Cities

Western Illinois University Professor of Art Bruce Walters will be showing new works of art in two Quad Cities venues between Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 15-17. Read more.

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Success Story 1

Maura Warner '15

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Alumnus Maura Warner graduated in May 2015 and is the Communications Coordinator with The Girl Scouts of America in Davenport, Iowa.

Success Story 2

Todd DeDekker '12

Todd DeDekker is a WIU-QC Alumni who has a heart for history. He began his career teaching social studies at the junior and high school levels. He taught for fifteen years, but decided that it was time for a career change.


Success Story 3

Kasi DeFrieze '15

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Alumnus Kasi DeFrieze graduated in May 2015 and is a grant writer for the development team of The Girl Scouts of America in Davenport, Iowa.

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In the Spotlight!

Please welcome our new WIU-QC AmeriCorps VISTA, Dan Dankert, to campus!

WIU Recognized by U.S. Department of Education

 This month’s Strategic Plan Update shows that Western Illinois University is ranked in the top 2% of 2,053 public and private four-year institutions in the retention and graduation of low-income students, according to data published by the United States Department of Education in March 2016. The University’s placement in this ranking and designation as an “Institution Excelling in Access and Success” is consistent with Higher Values in Higher Education’s Vision to be a leader in quality, opportunity, and affordability. Read more

Master of Community and Economic Development

The Master of Community and Economic Development degree (CED) provides current and aspiring professionals with the latest tools and skills in these areas.

Rives Named Male Champion of Change

Joe Rives, Western Illinois University vice president of the Quad Cities and planning has been named one of the 2016 Male Champions of Change by the Women's Connection and Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.

WIU is moving to Google Apps!

We’re pleased to announce that Western Illinois University has chosen Google Apps for its new email and calendar platform. University Technology has been working on the migration and is looking forward to moving students and employees from Zimbra to the new services in the coming months.

WIU-Quad Cities Students End 2015 by Making a Difference

A Western Illinois University-Quad Cities marketing class ended 2015 with a bang. The students raised $22,689 through community service projects designed to teach the students to plan, execute and evaluate a service activity.

WIU-QC Instructor Helps with ACOE Project

When Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) officials began considering work on a lock and dam bulkhead on the Ohio River, they turned to a Western Illinois University professor to create a three-dimensional model to help divers prepare for the underwater work.