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WIU School of Ag Fall 2016 Open House Oct. 28

October 20, 2016


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MACOMB, IL — Western Illinois University's School of Agriculture will host prospective students and their parents at its annual Fall Open House, which is set to start at 9 a.m. Friday, October 28.

At the open house, School of Ag faculty and current students will be on hand to answer questions and lead tours of the WIU-Macomb campus, University Farm and Western's agriculture-related facilities. A complimentary lunch will be served for those who register. Online registration is available at www.wiu.edu/cbt/agriculture/openhouse.php.

"This is a great opportunity for students to explore the opportunities provided both at Western and within the School of Agriculture," noted School of Agriculture Student Recruiter Elizabeth Miller (Vermont, IL). "During this event, students will get the chance to meet with representatives from agriculture clubs and organizations. Those who attend will also hear from an alumnus of the WIU School of Agriculture about his career experience after graduating from WIU. During the program there will be two $250 scholarships awarded, as well," she added.

The schedule for the WIU School of Agriculture Fall Open House is listed below. All participants should park at the WIU Livestock Center (located at 2201 Wigwam Hollow Road); a map of the WIU campus and directions to the WIU Livestock Center are available at www.wiu.edu/cbt/agriculture/openhouse.php.

For more information, contact the School of Ag at (309) 298-1080. Follow the WIU School of Ag on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WIUag/ and on Twitter at twitter.com/WIUAg.

WIU School of Agriculture Fall 2016 Open House Schedule

  • 9-9:45 a.m. – Registration and Student Organization Fair
  • 9:45-10 a.m. – Welcome
  • 10-10:15 a.m. – Welcome by School of Agriculture Director Andrew Baker
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m. – Student panel
  • 10:45 a.m.-noon – Tour of farm and campus
  • noon–1 p.m. – Lunch with faculty
  • 1-1:30 p.m. – Advising, Academic Advisor Ember Keithley and closing and questions

Posted By: Teresa Koltzenburg (WIUNews@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations