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Spend Your Summer at Western

December 10, 2009

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – From General Education courses to online courses (log on from poolside!) to classes that count toward a major, Western's 2010 Summer Session has something to suit every student's schedule...and degree.

According to Ken Hawkinson, associate provost and coordinator of summer school at Western, courses are taught by full-time faculty and the vast majority hold the highest degree in their field. Summer Session '10 courses available include offerings in general education, major courses, graduate courses and honors courses, delivered in residential, extension or online formats.

"Current Western students can stay on the Macomb campus for the summer to continue their degree program, or they can go home for the summer and still take courses via our online offerings, while our Quad Cities students can choose to attend that campus for classes or log on to take an online course. We are offering courses at all levels in a variety of formats in order to meet our students' needs," Hawkinson said. "Students from other universities who are returning to their home communities in Macomb or the Quad Cities region are invited to look at Western for the summer as well, and high school seniors looking to get a jump on their college degree are welcome to apply."

New students who enroll for summer courses and select Western as their university of choice also have the advantage of WIU's Cost Guarantee, which locks in the cost of tuition, fees, room and board during their four years of enrollment. What a student pays this summer is what he or she will pay for the next four years, no changes or surprises, Hawkinson added.

Registration begins April 5, 2010 for courses offered during the May pre-session; four-, six-, and eight-week sessions; weekend academies; and on-line options. Additional summer opportunities at Western's Macomb campus include non-credit programs and conferences (youth summer camps — art, filmmaking, music, math, athletics and more); internships; and Study Abroad experiences.

For more information, visit or call the Provost's Office at (309) 298-1066.

Posted By: Darcie Shinberger (
Office of University Communications & Marketing