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Justin Hillman of New Lenox is competing on the men’s wheelchair basketball team for the 2018-19 season at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he is studying physical education. Founded in 1973, the men’s wheelchair basketball program at UW-Whitewater is a club sport that competes nationally. The Warhawks have won 13 national championships since 1982, most…

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Four area residents earned academic degrees or post-baccalaureate certificates after the Summer 2018 semester at Western Illinois University. From Manhattan: Zack Stevens, Bachelor of Science, Facilities Management. From New Lenox: Christopher Gonzalez, (Cum Laude), Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration; Trent Sayers, Master of Arts, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration; and Vincent Trolia,…

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USF Welcomes New Dean

The University of St. Francis (USF) welcomed Dr. Lirim Neziroski as its new Dean of Teaching and Learning Outcomes. Neziroski’s responsibilities at the university include coordinating the assessment of general education program outcomes, collaborating with academic departments to develop continuous improvement in assessment and program reviews, overseeing first-year experience (Foundations) courses, and supervising first-year experience…

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Skyler Wilson, of Monee, recently conducted and presented undergraduate research at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Dozens of Warhawks took part at the Fall Undergraduate Research Day on October 11 in the James R. Connor University Center Hamilton Room. Wilson, who is studying biology, presented research on Airway Protection and Expiratory Muscle Strength – New Calibration…

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Bobby Valiska of New Lenox received the Freshmen Honors Scholarship and the Out of State Scholarship from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the 2018-19 academic year. He is a graduate of Lincoln-Way Community High School.

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USF to Host Open House for Adult Students October 25

Are you a college student thinking about transferring from a community college, coming from military service, completing a degree as an adult learner, or earning a Master’s or Doctoral degree? If so, the University of St. Francis (USF) invites you to attend its Transfer, Adult Degree Completion and Graduate Student Open House on Thursday, October…

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WIU Unveils Promise Plus Program

Western Illinois University has unveiled the Western Promise Plus as part of the new “AIM HIGH” funding program created by the State of Illinois. Western’s Promise Plus is designed to significantly reduce or offset tuition and fees, plus other costs – room, meal plan, books and course materials – for new freshmen enrolling in Fall…

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Lincoln-Way West High School graduate Andrea Skinner of New Lenox is a member of the Colgate University Class of 2022 in Hamilton, N.Y. Kaitlyn Koerner of New Lenox joined the Knox College community in Galesburg by enrolling for the 2018 fall term. She is a graduate of Lincoln-Way Central High School.

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Free Application Fee Waiver Week Continues at WIU

Who doesn’t like “free” stuff?! Western Illinois University is on day four of its application fee waiver week and the response has been overwhelming over just the first few days. It’s not too late to take advantage of the $30 application fee waiver. Now through Sunday, October 7, prospective students may apply to Western at no…

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The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University in Ames has awarded scholarships to several area students for the 2018-19 academic year. From Manhattan: Jacob Dalen – Darold A. Lodge Endowment Scholarship. From Manteno: Emily O’Meara – Albert C. and Ruth B. Timm Scholarship; and Emilie Tamblyn – Carl and Marjory Hertz…

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Maura Hall and Abigail Hauschild, both of New Lenox, are newly enrolled students for the fall semester at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Waylin Walls Parker of Beecher has earned a spot on the 2018 women’s volleyball team at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., where she is a member of the Class of 2021.

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Western Commitment: Automatic Scholarships

To schedule a visit, request information or to apply, go to wiu.edu/admissions. Have a high school GPA of 3.0+ and an ACT/SAT score of at least 20-24 (1030-1190)? Success! You’ve just qualified for an automatic scholarship of $3,000 per year ($12,000 total) at Western Illinois University. Higher scores? Then you’ll qualify for even greater awards through…

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New WIU Application Rolled Out September 1

Western Illinois University has unveiled a new application that will allow prospective students to apply to the university earlier than ever before. The new application now has an option for self-reported academic information to be included. According to Interim Director of WIU Admissions Jason Woods, this allows Western to make its admissions decisions earlier –…

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ONU Marching Band Invited to 2020 Rome New Year’s Day Parade

Olivet Nazarene University’s Marching Band accepted the formal invitation to perform in the 2020 New Year’s Day Parade in Rome, Italy. This spectacular annual event is part of the Rome Festival – a series of indoor concerts and outdoor performances at iconic locations citywide. Rome City Hall’s official invitation came in recognition of excellence in music…

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University of St. Francis senior Kirsten Leininger of Manhattan has been named a recipient of the 2018 Jim Russell Scholarship Award, presented by the Southwest Coalition for Substance Abuse Issues. The scholarship award is in the amount of $500 and may be used toward tuition, books or school fees.

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Illinois launches program to help students choose college

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — College-bound students and their families now can consult an online program to determine the post-graduate economics of attending school in Illinois. The site is called ILCollege2Career.com and allows students to gauge future earnings from areas of study at a variety of public and private institutions. Students may click on a variety…

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Thomas Dillman of Peotone will participate in the University of Alabama’s Cooperative Education Program for fall 2018. Dillman will be working at Georgia Pacific-LLC in Atlanta, Ga. In the program, more than 250 students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work related to the academic major or career…

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