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McDonough County Voice
Parks, Epperson serve as Heritage Days co-grand marshalsmeet and greet — and remains involved with the community.Over the years, Eppers
Parks, Epperson serve as Heritage Days co-grand marshals
McDonough County Voice / Posted 2 hours ago
meet and greet — and remains involved with the community.Over the years, Epperson has been particularly involved with Western Illinois University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She currently serves on the WIU Foundation... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Five students receive Farm Bureau Foundation scholarshipsgraduate of Princeton High School. This fall she plans to attend Illinois Valle
Five students receive Farm Bureau Foundation scholarships
Bureau County Republican / Posted 23 hours ago
graduate of Princeton High School. This fall she plans to attend Illinois Valley Community College before transferring to Western Illinois University to pursue a degree in plant science. Hildebrand, the daughter of Kevin and Susan Hildebrand,... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
University students become IVCC summer studentsher complete her general education requirements. The daughter of Henry and Laur
University students become IVCC summer students
Bureau County Republican / Posted yesterday
her complete her general education requirements. The daughter of Henry and Laurel Maze of Peru, is majoring in music at Western Illinois University and plans to graduate in four years. Reese Rinaldi, the son of Jim and Christie Rinaldi of... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Researchers to explore how Zika virus enters human cellsA group of Western Illinois University student and faculty researchers are spen
Researchers to explore how Zika virus enters human cells
News-Medical-Net / Posted 3 days ago
A group of Western Illinois University student and faculty researchers are spending the summer conducting surveillance of tick-borne diseases and mosquito-borne arboviruses in regional counties. The Vector Biology Program at Western, led by... Read more
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Daily Herald
Western Illinois University researches Zika virus spreadMACOMB, Ill. -- Western Illinois University students and faculty scientists are
Western Illinois University researches Zika virus spread
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
MACOMB, Ill. -- Western Illinois University students and faculty scientists are spending the summer doing research related to how Zika virus spreads from mosquitoes to humans. The Vector Biology Program at Western is led by Assistant Professor of... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
WIU students research Zika, other mosquito-borne diseasesMACOMB, Ill. -- During the summer of 2016, students at Western Illinois Univers
WIU students research Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 3 days ago
MACOMB, Ill. -- During the summer of 2016, students at Western Illinois University will be studying mosquitoes in Central Illinois to see what diseases they might be carrying. As part of their work, they will focus on the Zika virus and research... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Central Bank announces promotionsloan portfolio, including secondary market lending throughout the bank’s market
Central Bank announces promotions
Bureau County Republican / Posted 6 days ago
loan portfolio, including secondary market lending throughout the bank’s market area. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University in 2010. She joined the Central Bank team in 2012 as a real estate loan processor. Prior to that... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Traffic stop leads to discovery of hallucinogens and meththe outside of Reiter’s vehicle and alerted to the presence of a controlled sub
Traffic stop leads to discovery of hallucinogens and meth
McDonough County Voice / Posted 6 days ago
the outside of Reiter’s vehicle and alerted to the presence of a controlled substance. City officers, state police and the Western Illinois University Department of Public Safety worked together in the search. Officers found 3.2 grams of cannabis,... Read more
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The Mendota Reporter
Mendota Reporter Fred K. Davisin death by his parents. Fred was a 1964 graduate of Mendota High School and a
Mendota Reporter Fred K. Davis
The Mendota Reporter / Posted 6 days ago
in death by his parents. Fred was a 1964 graduate of Mendota High School and attended Illinois Wesleyan University and Western Illinois University. He served with the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972 and one tour in Vietnam. He served on the Triumph... Read more
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Daily Record
Former Giants Super Bowl champion named Watchung Hills football coachstar Shaun O'Hara for the Super Bowl XLII champion Giants, who signed him as an
Former Giants Super Bowl champion named Watchung Hills football coach
Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
star Shaun O'Hara for the Super Bowl XLII champion Giants, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2001 out of Western Illinois University, to which he recently returned two months ago to serve as an honorary captain for his alma... Read more
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Daily Herald
Retiring Hanover Park police chief will be new deputy village managervillage. "Communications with the police department have just been superb," Cr
Retiring Hanover Park police chief will be new deputy village manager
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
village. "Communications with the police department have just been superb," Craig said. Webb has a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University, and graduated from Northwestern University's law enforcement School of Staff & Command. He also... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Group: May take a crisis of epic proportions, such as the failure of schools opening this fall, to resolve budget impasseeducation isn’t approved and schools can't open this fall, he said. It could be
Group: May take a crisis of epic proportions, such as the failure of schools opening this fall, to resolve budget impasse
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 7 days ago
education isn’t approved and schools can't open this fall, he said. It could be the closure of Chicago State University, or Western Illinois University or Eastern Illinois University announcing they can’t continue operating for another semester. Or... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Chicago’s Homicide Crisisto reside. Cleopatra Pendleton is from Country Club Hills, Illinois and receiv
City Club of Chicago: Chicago’s Homicide Crisis
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
to reside. Cleopatra Pendleton is from Country Club Hills, Illinois and received her B.S. in Computer Science from Western Illinois University. She is the proud mother of Hadiya and Nathaniel Jr. and wife of Nate. Rev. Dr. Michael Louis... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
MSU staff announcementsselection for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Leathem is an industrial techno
MSU staff announcements
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 8 days ago
selection for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Leathem is an industrial technology/construction management graduate of Western Illinois University. He worked for more than a decade in Chicago construction management positions. He came to MSU in... Read more
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Mashable
'Safe spaces' for LGBTQ people are a myth -- and always have beenthe expectation the word 'safe' gave them," says Catalano, who is currently a p
'Safe spaces' for LGBTQ people are a myth -- and always have been
Mashable / Posted 10 days ago
the expectation the word 'safe' gave them," says Catalano, who is currently a professor of inclusive higher education at Western Illinois University. "'Safe' implied that work was completed. There is a sense of finality to saying, 'This is a safe... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Edmondson has true passion for the sport as coach, former playerThe Cougars finished third in the nation her freshman season, and fourth her so
Edmondson has true passion for the sport as coach, former player
SaukValley.com / Posted 10 days ago
The Cougars finished third in the nation her freshman season, and fourth her sophomore year. From there, it was on to Western Illinois University, and 2 more years as a starting pitcher. Nowadays, Edmondson gets her softball fix through... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
City zoning board backs plans of veteranreceived unanimous support from the Macomb Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday
City zoning board backs plans of veteran
McDonough County Voice / Posted 11 days ago
received unanimous support from the Macomb Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday in his efforts to improve his home near Western Illinois University. Danny Ostrander said he wants to "square up" a crooked driveway at his home at 917 Stadium Drive... Read more
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Kenosha News
Four promoted within Kenosha Police Departmenthas a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and justice administration with a mi
Four promoted within Kenosha Police Department
Kenosha News / Posted 11 days ago
has a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and justice administration with a minor in computer science from Western Illinois University. Torres, a patrol officer, was promoted to probationary detective. He is one of the department’s... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Peorians hold vigil for Orlando shooting victimsare helpful and do undermine many operatives," said Dean Alexander, director of
Peorians hold vigil for Orlando shooting victims
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 12 days ago
are helpful and do undermine many operatives," said Dean Alexander, director of the Homeland Security Research Program at Western Illinois University. "Dylan Roof actually told his friend a week before hand that he planned on making the attack and... Read more
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Daily Herald
Notre Dame great Tommy Zbikowski fights his way back from addictionrapes on campus, with 13 apiece. That was followed by 12 at the University of I
Notre Dame great Tommy Zbikowski fights his way back from addiction
Daily Herald / Posted 12 days ago
rapes on campus, with 13 apiece. That was followed by 12 at the University of Illinois, 8 at Illinois State, six at Western Illinois University and four at Eastern Illinois University. Statistics at suburban community colleges, where... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Spring Lake a ‘victim’ of successan online interactive map of Spring Lake Park and Campground has been created b
Spring Lake a ‘victim’ of success
McDonough County Voice / Posted 13 days ago
an online interactive map of Spring Lake Park and Campground has been created by the Graphic Information Systems Center at Western Illinois University. Hansen said he plans to add security cameras at Spring Lake, and that he has hired an activities... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
New works of public art enhance downtownMACOMB — Macomb’s downtown area is home to 10 new works of public art as part o
New works of public art enhance downtown
McDonough County Voice / Posted 13 days ago
MACOMB — Macomb’s downtown area is home to 10 new works of public art as part of a partnership between Western Illinois University and the city of Macomb.The project is the brainchild of the city’s downtown development director, Kristin Terry, and... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
City of Quincy buys last home in 2009 renovation projectto stopping domestic terrorismResidents can be a big help to stopping domestic
City of Quincy buys last home in 2009 renovation project
WGEM Quincy / Posted 13 days ago
to stopping domestic terrorismResidents can be a big help to stopping domestic terrorism Flags were flown at half staff at Western Illinois University Monday following the domestic terrorism attack in Orlando, Fla. Tragedies like the one in... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Music program changes expected in Augustto stopping domestic terrorismResidents can be a big help to stopping domestic
Music program changes expected in August
WGEM Quincy / Posted 13 days ago
to stopping domestic terrorismResidents can be a big help to stopping domestic terrorism Flags were flown at half staff at Western Illinois University Monday following the domestic terrorism attack in Orlando, Fla. Tragedies like the one in... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Gun sales up in Tri-States after massacre in Orlandoto stopping domestic terrorismResidents can be a big help to stopping domestic
Gun sales up in Tri-States after massacre in Orlando
WGEM Quincy / Posted 13 days ago
to stopping domestic terrorismResidents can be a big help to stopping domestic terrorism Flags were flown at half staff at Western Illinois University Monday following the domestic terrorism attack in Orlando, Fla. Tragedies like the one in... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Food shortage showing at pantry and soup kitchensto stopping domestic terrorismResidents can be a big help to stopping domestic
Food shortage showing at pantry and soup kitchens
WGEM Quincy / Posted 13 days ago
to stopping domestic terrorismResidents can be a big help to stopping domestic terrorism Flags were flown at half staff at Western Illinois University Monday following the domestic terrorism attack in Orlando, Fla. Tragedies like the one in... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Emergency officials remind seniors to stay cool and hydratedto stopping domestic terrorismResidents can be a big help to stopping domestic
Emergency officials remind seniors to stay cool and hydrated
WGEM Quincy / Posted 14 days ago
to stopping domestic terrorismResidents can be a big help to stopping domestic terrorism Flags were flown at half staff at Western Illinois University Monday following the domestic terrorism attack in Orlando, Fla. Tragedies like the one in... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
WIU BoT approves tentative FY17 spending planMOLINE — The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees approved a $221.3 mi
WIU BoT approves tentative FY17 spending plan
McDonough County Voice / Posted 14 days ago
MOLINE — The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees approved a $221.3 million preliminary spending plan during Friday’s meeting on the Quad Cities campus. But how much the university will actually have to spend remains up in the air, due to... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Champ Clark Bridge closed for regular inspectionbecause state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts fou
Champ Clark Bridge closed for regular inspection
WGEM Quincy / Posted 15 days ago
because state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts four degree programs Four degree programs at Western Illinois University were eliminated Friday morning during a board of trustees meeting in the Quad Cities. The board... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Motorcycle crash sends driver to the hospitalbecause state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts fou
Motorcycle crash sends driver to the hospital
WGEM Quincy / Posted 15 days ago
because state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts four degree programs Four degree programs at Western Illinois University were eliminated Friday morning during a board of trustees meeting in the Quad Cities. The board... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Local museum holds tractor day to display large collectionbecause state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts fou
Local museum holds tractor day to display large collection
WGEM Quincy / Posted 15 days ago
because state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts four degree programs Four degree programs at Western Illinois University were eliminated Friday morning during a board of trustees meeting in the Quad Cities. The board... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Residents frustrated with roads in Lee County neighborhoodbecause state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts fou
Residents frustrated with roads in Lee County neighborhood
WGEM Quincy / Posted 15 days ago
because state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts four degree programs Four degree programs at Western Illinois University were eliminated Friday morning during a board of trustees meeting in the Quad Cities. The board... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Local Catholic church has mass for military and first respondersbecause state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts fou
Local Catholic church has mass for military and first responders
WGEM Quincy / Posted 15 days ago
because state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts four degree programs Four degree programs at Western Illinois University were eliminated Friday morning during a board of trustees meeting in the Quad Cities. The board... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Rollover crash ejects driver from the carbecause state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts fou
Rollover crash ejects driver from the car
WGEM Quincy / Posted 15 days ago
because state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts four degree programs Four degree programs at Western Illinois University were eliminated Friday morning during a board of trustees meeting in the Quad Cities. The board... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Quincy man arrested after hit and run crashbecause state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts fou
Quincy man arrested after hit and run crash
WGEM Quincy / Posted 15 days ago
because state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts four degree programs Four degree programs at Western Illinois University were eliminated Friday morning during a board of trustees meeting in the Quad Cities. The board... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
One person dies in two vehicle crash on US Highway 36because state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts fou
One person dies in two vehicle crash on US Highway 36
WGEM Quincy / Posted 15 days ago
because state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts four degree programs Four degree programs at Western Illinois University were eliminated Friday morning during a board of trustees meeting in the Quad Cities. The board... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Travel insurance: Protect your vacationbecause state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts fou
Travel insurance: Protect your vacation
WGEM Quincy / Posted 16 days ago
because state money isn't coming in. WIU cuts four degree programsWIU cuts four degree programs Four degree programs at Western Illinois University were eliminated Friday morning during a board of trustees meeting in the Quad Cities. The board... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Western Illinois University eliminates women's studies, African-American studiesWestern Illinois University trustees on Friday voted to eliminate African-Ameri
Western Illinois University eliminates women's studies, African-American studies
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
Western Illinois University trustees on Friday voted to eliminate African-American studies, women's studies and two other degree programs due to poor enrollment and low graduation rates. The university will allow students to minor in the eliminated... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
WIU cuts four majorsThe Western Illinois University Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously approve
WIU cuts four majors
McDonough County Voice / Posted 17 days ago
The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously approved the elimination of the African-American studies, philosophy, religious studies and women’s studies program majors. A minor in the eliminated programs will still be... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Robert C. ‘Bob’ McKinleyto Walter and Marie (Broberg) McKinley. He graduated in 1962 from Harlem High S
Robert C. ‘Bob’ McKinley
SaukValley.com / Posted 17 days ago
to Walter and Marie (Broberg) McKinley. He graduated in 1962 from Harlem High School in Loves Park, and attended Western Illinois University.�He graduated in 1971 from Rockford College, and earned his Master of Business Administration... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Denise K. Ernat-George(Siefken) Ernat. She graduated in 1981 from Moline High School, and went on to
Denise K. Ernat-George
SaukValley.com / Posted 17 days ago
(Siefken) Ernat. She graduated in 1981 from Moline High School, and went on to earn a degree in criminal justice from Western Illinois University. She married Kevin George in 1990, in Moline. He died Sept. 7, 2000. Denise began her career in... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Washington Post ranks Knox College 4th for sexual assaults in 2014rapes were reported at Bradley University in 2014, or 1.3 per 1,000 students; f
Washington Post ranks Knox College 4th for sexual assaults in 2014
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 17 days ago
rapes were reported at Bradley University in 2014, or 1.3 per 1,000 students; five rapes were reported at Western Illinois University during that year, or 0.44 per 1,000 students; and at Monmouth College, three rapes were reported,... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Four degree programs eliminated from Western Illinois UniversityMACOMB, Ill. -- Western Illinois University board members have unanimously vote
Four degree programs eliminated from Western Illinois University
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 17 days ago
MACOMB, Ill. -- Western Illinois University board members have unanimously voted to drop four major degree programs. Select courses in African American, Women’s, and Religious Studies—as well as Philosophy—will only be offered as minors... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
WIU cuts African American studies and philosophy degrees, othersMACOMB — The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees on Friday approved t
WIU cuts African American studies and philosophy degrees, others
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 17 days ago
MACOMB — The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees on Friday approved the elimination of four academic degree programs as majors and the modification of four academic degree programs. Currently enrolled students in those select degree... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Health department hears early cases of West Nile, rabieswe see cases in August and the hotter parts of the summer, but this is early.”
Health department hears early cases of West Nile, rabies
McDonough County Voice / Posted 18 days ago
we see cases in August and the hotter parts of the summer, but this is early.” The health department coordinates with the Western Illinois University Vector program to trap and test mosquitoes for West Nile and other diseases. Trapping and testing... Read more
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Mt. Pleasant News
Local WIU students named to 2016 Spring Dean’s ListMore than 1,584 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University
Local WIU students named to 2016 Spring Dean’s List
Mt. Pleasant News / Posted 22 days ago
More than 1,584 undergraduate students enrolled at Western Illinois University (WIU) were named to the 2016 Spring Dean's List. The total includes 116 students at the WIU-Quad Cities Campus. To receive this award, an undergraduate student must earn... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Michelle L. Northcuttwas born to her loving parents, Dennis and Linda (Russell) Frank. She graduated
Michelle L. Northcutt
SaukValley.com / Posted 22 days ago
was born to her loving parents, Dennis and Linda (Russell) Frank. She graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1984, Western Illinois University in 1988, and achieved her master’s degree later in life. While attending college, she was a... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Elementary school hires new principalElementary’s next principal, according to a district statement. Basten has a b
Elementary school hires new principal
Aspen Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
Elementary’s next principal, according to a district statement. Basten has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Western Illinois University as well as advanced degrees from National-Louis University and Corncordia University. His other... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
WIU BoT to act on elimination of four majorsMACOMB — The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will act June 10 on
WIU BoT to act on elimination of four majors
McDonough County Voice / Posted 26 days ago
MACOMB — The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will act June 10 on the elimination of four programs: African-American studies, women’s studies, philosophy and religious studies. According to Kathy Neumann, the university’s interim provost... Read more
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