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The Start of a New Academic Year: Fall 2017 Greetings from WIU President Jack Thomas

August 14, 2017

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This is going to be an outstanding year at Western Illinois University!

Mark on your calendars for Fall 2017 activities:

Sept. 5: Community-University Partnership Program (CUPP) Block Party - 5-7 p.m., Sherman Hall front lawn

Sept. 25: Founders' Day Program, 1-2 p.m. Sherman Hall Auditorium

Sept. 29-30: Homecoming {Complete schedule available at and}

Oct. 14: Family Day {}

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Remember to wear your purple and gold, especially on Fridays, when we encourage the University community members to show off their #WIUPride.

Here's to a great year at Western Illinois University!

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