When Western Illinois University Associate Professor Rob Porter took a spring break trip to relax and do a little fishing in Florida, he likely never envisioned his adventure would turn into a multi-week, coronavirus-forced endeavor that would transition to a research project and possible book. Porter, who teaches in WIU’s Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA), traveled to his home in St. Petersburg, … Continue reading WIU RPTA Professor Researching, Writing About Coronavirus Impact
MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — As the unprecedented situation as a result of COVID-19 continues, Western Illinois University has established a Student Emergency Fund to help undergraduate and graduate students remain a part of the Leatherneck family and finish the semester successfully. In addition, the WIU Office of Financial Aid has made available a financial aid special circumstances appeal. The WIU Foundation, in collaboration with the WIU … Continue reading WIU Student Emergency Fund Established; Financial Aid Special Circumstances Appeal Available
Dear Veteran Students, Western Illinois University Quad Cities would like to invite you to participate in a blood drive competition between Western Illinois University, Black Hawk College, St. Ambrose University, Augustana College, and Eastern Iowa Colleges. The goal of this competition is to provide needed blood during these trying times while instill esprit de corps among fellow students and competitiveness between the colleges. Donations can … Continue reading Calling all WIU Veteran Students- Espirit de Corps!
Trustee Justin Brown is a student at WIU and is also our senior Trustee and the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Justin is a person who keeps his word and is not afraid to make tough decisions. In December, Justin Brown voted to ensure that WIU conducted a national search to name the next President of WIU. This was not an easy vote … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Justin Brown