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School of Ag Open House Oct. 30

October 26, 2010

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MACOMB, IL - - This Saturday, Western Illinois University's School of Agriculture will offer prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the exciting career opportunities available in the agriculture industry and the quality of an agriculture education at Western during the Fall 2010 Agriculture Open House. The event is slated from 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 30, and it is scheduled to start with a registration period from 8:30-9 a.m. in Knoblauch Hall, room 152, on WIU's Macomb campus.

According to Andy Baker, professor in WIU's School of Ag, the open house event is open free to high school and transfer students.

"Students will be able to see what Western's School of Agriculture can offer them in regard to their individual agriculture-career interests," said Baker. "Dr. Bailey, the School of Ag's director, as well as other faculty, students and alumni will be on hand to provide prospective students information about the School of Ag and life at WIU."

During the event, each student participant will have his or her name entered for a $100 scholarship drawing, and two scholarships will be given away.

The schedule for the Fall 2010 Agriculture Open House is as follows:

  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. — Registration, Knoblauch Hall 152
  • 9:00-9:05 a.m. — Welcome by William Bailey, Director, School of Agriculture, Knoblauch Hall 152
  • 9:05-10:20 a.m. — Campus Tour
  • 10:20-10:35 a.m. — Advising with Ember Keithley, academic adviser, College of Business and Technology
  • 10:35-11:50 a.m. — Faculty discussions, Knoblauch Hall, rooms 226, 305, 306 and 307
  • 11:50-12:30 p.m. — Lunch, Knoblauch 152

Fall 2010 Agriculture Open House attendees can park in the Knoblauch Hall parking lot (for a campus map, see

For more information or to register, contact the WIU School of Agriculture at (309) 298-1080. You can also register online at the School of Agriculture's Open House Schedule web page at

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