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WIU Advocates for Higher Education: Statewide Events, Initiatives Planned

MACOMB, IL — Higher education in Illinois remains at a crossroad. While Fiscal Year 2016 is well underway, there is still no state budget, yet the state’s nine public Illinois universities continue to educate more than 200,000 students who are the state’s future leaders. As the state budget impasse continues, public university students, employees and alumni, along with many other state employees, are organizing events and petitions, urging the governor and the state [Read More]

October 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chicago Field Museum: A Student’s Account

Senior Julia McMeekan recaps her experience on LASSO’s Annual Bus Trip. This year, the student group organized a trip to the Chicago Field Museum Thursday, February 12. “The bus trip to the Field Museum in Chicago was better than I could have imagined. It was the first time I had been myself and got as much information as I could before I went. Turns out, their words could not have described what I would get to witness. We arrived a little after 10am and got to explore at our own [Read More]

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Students Host Political Event at Java Java for Warren

WIU- QC students invite the public to the Run Warren Run Letter to the Editor event held this Saturday, February 14th at 10am at Java Java Espresso Café, 836 E. River Dr.,  Davenport. As a United States Senator, Elizabeth Warren has continuously fought for expanding government aid to college students, lowering the student loan interest rate, and regulating large banks and financial corporations. In 2011, Elizabeth Warren co-founded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aimed at protecting [Read More]

February 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

GEMS Visits New Orleans and A WWII Vet

The Museum Studies student group, GEMS (Graduate Experience in Museum Studies) took a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana to visit many different types of museums and to get behind the scenes tours. The students, accompanied by Dr. Pam White, professor of Museum Studies, visited the VooDoo Museum, Audubon Aquarium, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Evergreen Plantation, World War II Museum, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Students were able to see behind the scenes at the Aquarium, World War II [Read More]

December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

McMeekan Recieves Book Scholarship

Congratulations to Julia McMeekan for receiving a $100 scholarship towards textbooks for the Spring 2015 semester. The money was awarded to the English department as a faculty incentive for ordering class materials for the spring semester early. The faculty was then able to distribute the scholarship to a senior English student with an exceptional GPA. Read on [Read More]

December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments