Western Illinois University administrators unveiled a plan to save $4.5 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2013.
Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas told a standing room only crowd in the University Union that WIU takes pride in having avoided layoffs and furloughs despite the state’s financial woes over the past decade.
March Madness is just around the corner. It’s a time when college basketball heats up, though that has not meant much at Western Illinois University for most of the past 20 years.
But things have changed this year. The team has enjoyed a lot of success, and will play a special invitational game known as a “Bracketbuster” tomorrow night against Cleveland State.
Western Illinois University hopes to soon improve the look of a main entryway to the Macomb campus.
Currently, plenty of parking lots can be seen by those who turn onto West University Drive from Route 67. The goal is to create something more pleasing aesthetically.
Scott Coker, Director of Facilities Management, would like to add some landscaping where the Godfather’s Pizza restaurant once stood, plus install what he called a sign wall at the intersection.