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Discover Western-QC and Discover Western Engineering Set for April 20

April 12, 2013

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MOLINE, IL -- Freshman and transfer students interested in attending Western Illinois University-Quad Cities can tour the new campus and learn about WIU-QC programs by attending the Discover Western-Quad Cities Open House set for Saturday, April 20 at the WIU-QC Riverfront campus.

Discover Western-QC programs, which are offered several times during the year, are designed to serve freshmen and transfer students. The Discover Western-QC April 20 open house event will take place from 9-11:30 a.m., with an introduction of representatives from WIU's academic colleges and to the wide range of services offered at Western.

In conjunction with the Discover Western-QC April 20 event, Discover Western Engineering will be held from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m. for Discover Western Engineering attendees.

Through a class project, senior marketing students enrolled in a marketing management course collaborated this semester to promote and coordinate Discover Western Engineering. To prepare for the event, the students—who will be present at the event—created a 30-second promotional video, sent marketing materials to area high schools and businesses and collected prizes.

"This class project has been a rewarding learning opportunity," noted Rebeka Farias, a senior from Moline pursuing her bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis in marketing. "It has enabled us to work on a real-world project and the chance to communicate and build professional relationships with peers, professors and businesses."

All Discover Western-QC attendees (including Discover Western Engineering participants) for the April 20 event will receive a raffle ticket and will be entered to win a variety of prizes, also collected by the students.

For more information about the Discover Western-QC portion of the program, contact WIU-QC at (309) 762-1494. Individuals can register online at

For more information about Discover Western Engineering, contact WIU-QC Engineering at (309) 762-9481, ext. 62783. Individuals interested in attending Discover Western Engineering can register online at

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