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Think Purple ... Think Summer ... Think Western

January 29, 2013

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – From general education courses to online courses to classes that count toward a major, Western's 2013 Summer Session has something to suit every student's schedule and degree program.

According to Kathleen Neumann, associate provost and summer school coordinator, WIU summer courses are taught by full-time faculty. Summer Session 2013 courses available include offerings in general education, undergraduate and graduate courses and honors classes, delivered in residential, online or extension formats.

Neumann added that current WIU students can stay in Macomb to continue their degree program, or they can go home for the summer and take courses through Western's numerous online offerings, while Quad Cities students can choose to attend that campus or log on to take an online course.

"Courses are available at all levels and in a variety of formats to meet our students' needs," she said. "Students from other universities are invited to look at Western for the summer, and high school seniors looking to get a jump on their college degree are encouraged 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, and 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, with no increases.

Registration for current WIU students begins April 1 for courses offered during the May pre-session; four-, six-, and eight-week sessions; weekend academies; and online options. Open registration for other students begins April 22.

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.

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