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Simpkins Hall


Dates to Remember

  • Notification of Midterm Early Warning Grades: Oct 18
  • Last Day to Drop 16-week Class or Withdraw from University: Oct 30
  • Advance Registration for Spring 2012: Nov 1-18
  • Fall Break: Nov 21-25
  • Final Exam Week: Dec 12-16


If you need some extra help in one or more of your courses this semester, don't wait! The help you need is available right now through the WIU's University Advising and Academic Services Office. Whether you need help passing a course, or want help to raise that "C" up to an "A," tutoring and supplemental instruction is available in many subject areas. Please seek this FREE assistance if you need it. Contact Academic Services at 298-1871. They are located on the lower level of Memorial Hall.


September 6, 2011

Advising Office - New Location

Welcome back! I hope you all had a fantastic summer and have settled in for a new year. As most of you now know, we did some office shifting this summer, and the advising office is now located in Simpkins 124 (across the hall from my old digs). The phone number is the same (298-2189), and you can still call or stop by to set up your advising appointments. I enjoyed seeing many of you these first two weeks, and look forward to catching up with the rest of you as the semester progresses.

Career Services Workshops

Get ready for Life After College! Career Services can help with their semester-long workshop series. Join them in Memorial Hall 124 on the following dates:

Tuesdays at 11:00am
  • Sept 20: 30-Minute Resume & Cover Letter
  • Oct 11: Interviewing Skills
  • Oct 25: Dress for Success
  • Nov 8: Utilizing Social Networks
Wednesdays at 3:00pm
  • Sept 14: Utilizing Social Networks
  • Sept 28: Prepping for the Career Fair
  • Oct 19: Job & Internship Searching
  • Nov 2: 30-Minute Resume & Cover Letter
  • Nov 16: Interviewing Skills
Western Illinois University
Department of English & Journalism
1 University Circle, 124 Simpkins Hall
Macomb, IL 61455

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