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WIU School of Ag Spring 2016 Open House April 1

March 17, 2016

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MACOMB, IL — Western Illinois University's School of Agriculture will host prospective students and their parents at its annual Spring Open House, which is set to start at 9 a.m. Friday, April 1.

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

"This is a great opportunity for students to explore the opportunities provided both at Western and within the School of Agriculture," said Christian Thurwanger (Sycamore, IL), a student recruiter for the WIU School of Ag. "During this event, students will get the chance to meet with representatives from various agriculture-related clubs and organizations. In the morning session, there will be a panel of current students sharing their experiences about WIU. Attendees will also get to tour our facilities and farm, as well as the WIU-Macomb campus. During lunch, students will be able to meet with faculty and discuss more in-depth questions they may have about their potential field of study. The day will be wrapped up with questions the students might have about Western life," he added.

The schedule for the WIU School of Agriculture Spring 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

For more information, contact the School of Ag at (309) 298-1080.

WIU School of Agriculture Spring 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

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