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Western Illinois University's Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research exhibiting at the College of Education and Human Services' Tech Fest 2008.
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Western students and faculty participate in Tech Fest 2008. The Tenth Annual Tech Fest, "Celebrating a Decade of Tech," exhibit floor will be open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday April 15 in the Horrabin Hall gym on WIU's Macomb campus.
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Celebrating a Decade of Tech: COEHS Tech Fest 2009 April 15

April 8, 2009

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MACOMB, IL -- Come out and join members of several Western Illinois University departments and west central Illinois education and business communities to celebrate "a decade of tech" at WIU's College of Education and Human Services' Tenth Annual Tech Fest on Wednesday, April 15.

Slated for 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Horrabin Hall gym, Tech Fest 2009 will feature numerous participants, including exhibits from the students at the MacArthur Early Childhood Center (Macomb), Lincoln School (Macomb), Rushville-Industry High School (Rushville, IL) and Macomb High School. McDonough District Hospital (Macomb) will also be exhibiting and will conduct a demonstration. In addition, various disciplines and departments at WIU will be showcasing their forays and innovations in technology, with exhibits from education; geography; music; broadcasting; law enforcement and justice administration; instructional design and technology; dietetics, fashion merchandising and hospitality; and University Relations.

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Mike Dickson, director of special projects at Western, will deliver the Tech Fest 2009 keynote address, also in the Horrabin Hall gym.

"Tech Fest is an excellent way to illustrate how technology connects the University and the community," said COEHS Dean Bonnie Smith-Skripps. "The event provides an opportunity for the University's departments and community organizations to showcase the latest in technology, and it demonstrates the partnerships Western has with area schools and community businesses," she added.

Tech Fest 2009 will be held during COEHS Week. For more information about COEHS Week, see

For more information, visit or contact Dana Moon, assistant to the COEHS dean, at (309) 298-1690 or

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