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WIU Summer Youth Program Information Released

April 19, 2021

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MACOMB,IL -- Western Illinois University's Office of Study Abroad & Outreach and School of Music will offer a variety of virtual youth programs for Summer 2021.

There is a potential of additional Outreach programs. Information regarding additional programs will be added to Outreach's website as it becomes available.

To register, and for additional program information, visit Outreach's website at

This year's class list includes:

June 14-17 and 21-24, 2021, Art: Colorful Minds & Creative Hands

This two-week program is available only for students in grades 9-12. Program cost is $100.

Department of Art and Design Chair Kat Myers
Department of Art and Design Professor Susan Czechowski
Department of Art and Design Associate Professor Ian Shelly

July 12-16, 2021, WIU's STEM Camp

Class is available for students in grades 7-12. Program cost is $100.

Physics Professor Esteban Araya Astronomy/Astrophysics
Physics Chair Kishor Kapale-Quantum World Student Hillery Hartwig-Microbiology
Student Erik Harms-Ecology
Student Jesse Caverly-Chemistry at home
Associate Instructor Lindsay White-Nursing
Research Assistant Terri Tobias-Fungi
Professor Colin Harbke-Psychology
Interim Chair/Associate Professor Rafael Obregon – Engineering Technology: Design and 3-D printing
Professor Fedor Andreev- Mathematics

TechVenturing Workshop, Wednesday, July 7, Grades 7-12, Time: 10 a.m. - noon and 1 - 3 p.m., Instructor: Rafael Obregon, interim chair/associate professor of engineering technology, no cost.

Art: Colorful Minds & Creative Hands - dates and times TBD, instructors: Robert Johnson (retired WIU faculty), Steve Larimer (retired Macomb High School, art teacher) and Leigh Grotts (Macomb School District art teacher), Cost: $100

The School of Music's virtual summer offerings will include two weeks of diverse experiences taught by WIU faculty in the month of June. For full offering details on virtual summer offerings, visit

Scholarships are available and due by May 15. For more information on scholarship applications, visit

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Office of University Relations