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WIU-QC School of Engineering Celebration/Recognition Event Aug. 17 for Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Donation

August 15, 2016

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MOLINE, IL — Thanks to the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, this fall, Western Illinois University engineering students will be able to study, learn and put into practice what they learn in enhanced lab facilities on the WIU-QC campus. Last December, WIU-QC announced a $161,000 grant from Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to be used to re-purpose two existing spaces in Riverfront Hall.

Just in time for the start of Western's new academic year, the spaces have been transformed into a modern computer-aided design (CAD) classroom and an innovation lab and will be available for use by students when classes begin next week.

A celebration to recognize the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust's support of the WIU-QC engineering lab enhancements is set to start at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at WIU-QC Riverfront Hall, classroom 111. The event is open free to the public.

The speaker lineup and schedule for the program are listed below:

  • Myron Schiebe, Western Illinois University Advisory Board, Western Illinois University Engineering Advisory Board
  • Jack Thomas, Western Illinois University President
  • William Pratt, Dean, WIU School of Engineering
  • WIU Student Thank You
  • Lab Tours

For more information contact, WIU-QC Marketing Director Tami Seitz at (309) 762-9481 or via email at

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