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Congrats to the newest member of the #WIU  Alumni Association! Thanks for sharing your #WIUGrad15 #WIUPride Tweets and Posts!
Congratulations to newest members of the Western Illinois University Alumni Association! Thanks for sharing your tweets and Instagram photos of WIU's Spring Commencement Weekend! [View the story "#WIUGrad15 #WIUPride on Twitter & Instagram" on Storify]. Posted By: Teresa Koltzenburg ...
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Family members of the five ‪#‎WIU‬ students who passed away during the 2014-15 academic year spread mulch around a newly planted tree on the west lawn of Sherman Hall during a Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony today. The ceremony honored Adam W. Fox, Cedric M. Huffman, Ty C.P. Rylander, Kayla M. Smith, and Gabrielle Yocum.
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It's time once again to show that #Leatherneck Pride is alive and well ... and in full force at #WIU! Students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff are asked to vote in the STANLEY Security "Together for Safer Schools" grant contest. You can vote for WIU at stanleysaferschools.com, or via SMS text message (text wiuedu to 334455), and on Twitter using the BOTH hashtags #STANLEYSecurity and #wiuedu when you tweet! (One vote PER METHOD per day will be tallied.)

The top two schools that receive the most votes in each category will receive $150K grants of security products and services from STANLEY Security. Western is in category two (8,000-19,999 students). The first place school will receive a $150,000 safety grant, with the second place school receiving a $50,000 grant. More info. available at http://bit.ly/1yzgkfb
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It's almost time to #CelebrateSuccess #WIU!   #CommencementWeekend  
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Five #WIU alumni have been selected to receive the Western Illinois University Alumni Association Achievement Award at the Dec. 20 Commencement exercises. Congratulations to Kristin Andress, Richard Beuke, Matthew Bills, Nick Padgett, and Tom Stalf! Read more about their achievements at http://bit.ly/WIUFall14AAA #SuccessStory #WIUPride
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Congrats to the 1,485 individuals who earned academic degrees or post-baccalaureate certificates from ‪#‎WIU‬ in Spring 2015! ‪ Access the Spring 2015 Graduation List at www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php?release_id=12688 #WIUPride‬ ‪#‎WIUGrad15‬
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It's Friday, almost ‪#‎SpringBreak‬ at ‪#‎WIU‬... and ‪#‎OpeningDay‬ for ‪#‎W1U‬ ‪#‎Baseball‬! Definitely a Great Day to Be a ‪#‎Leatherneck‬! ‪#‎Countdown2OpeningDay‬ ‪#‎GoNecks‬
Western Baseball to Open Home Schedule with Summit League Play
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Jump into action and help #WIU win the STANLEY Security "Together for Safer Schools" $150K grant! Voting goes until Feb. 13... so keep voting online at stanleysaferschools.com/Vote, by tweeting #WIUEDU #STANLEYSecurity, and by texting WIUEDU to 334455!
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Congratulations to the #WIU Fall 2014 College Scholars, as well as to the Departmental Scholars, Honors Scholars and students who will be graduating this weekend with academic distinction! More info. at bit.ly/WIUFall14Scholars #WIUGrad14 #WIUPride #SuccessStory 
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Introduction

Established in 1899, Western Illinois Normal and Training School opened its doors Sept. 23, 1902 to 229 students. Throughout the years, Western Illinois grew and its name changed from Western Illinois State College to Western Illinois University on July 5, 1957.

Today, Western Illinois University offers a variety of bachelor's and master's degree programs, pre-professional programs, a doctorate degree in education, and certificate programs to more than 12,200 students.

Some of the larger goals behind Western Illinois University's mission, and what you'll experience as a student, are available at www.wiu.edu/core_values/

Recognition & Awards

Best Midwestern CollegePrinceton Review

Top tier "Best Regional University" — U.S. News & World Report

One of three Illinois public universities that best support students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds — College Access &Opportunity Guide

"Best Practice": 1 of 13 institutions named nationally for the retention of first-generation and low-income students — The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity

"Military Friendly School" GI Jobs Magazine

"Best Practice" model institution among 15 colleges and universities in the U.S. for retention and graduation rates — Southern Regional Educational Board

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