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9:30 Invited Speaker: Rafeul Alam (National Jewish Medical and Research Center, United States) –Autocrine TGF-beta signaling as a survival-limiting factor for eosinophils9:45 Oral “Cutting Edge” abstract presentation (junior investigator)10:00 Coffee break10:30-12:30 Session 2: Eosinophil functions (trafficking, activation, and signaling)Moderators: Andrew Wardlaw (University of Leicester, United Kingdom) and James Malter (Universityof Wisconsin, United States)10:30 State-of-the-Art: Joan Cook-Mills (Northwestern University, Chicago, United States) – Eosinophilrecruitment: Endothelial cell function and beyond11:00 Invited Speaker: Leo Koenderman (University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands) - Alpha4 integrinactivation11:15 State-of-the-Art: - Peter Weller (Beth Isreal Deaconess, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts,United States) - Overview of mechanisms regulating eosinophil mediator secretion11:45 Invited Speaker: Jan Tavernier (University of Ghent, Belgium) - Signaling through the IL-5 receptor -focus on the MAPPIT approach12:00 Oral “Cutting Edge” Abstract presentation (junior investigator)12:15 Oral “Cutting Edge” Abstract presentation (junior investigator)12:30 Lunch (provided for symposium registrants at the Crowne Plaza Hotel)13:30-15:45 Session 3: The eosinophil: A central player in innate immunity?Moderators: Hirohito Kita (Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota, United States) and Hans Uwe Simon(University of Bern, Switzerland)13:30 State-of-the-Art: Helene Rosenberg (NIAID, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, United States):Eosinophil-mediated modulation of innate immune responses to viral infection14:00 Invited Speaker: Monique Capron (University of Lille II, France) – Innate immune functions ofeosinophils14:15 Invited Speaker: Jens Ponikau (University at Buffalo, New York, United States) – Eosinophils: TheKilling Machinery against Fungi14:30 Invited speaker: Darryl Adamko (University of Alberta, Canada) – Virus-induced release of eosinophilmediators and their role in asthma attacks14:45 State-of-the-Art: Hans-Uwe Simon (University of Bern, Switzerland) – Eosinophils and host defenseagainst bacteria15:15 Invited Speaker: Christine Wenneras (Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden) – Bacteria andeosinophil activation15:30 Oral “Cutting Edge” Abstract presentation (junior investigator)15:45-16:15 Coffee break16:15-17:45 Session 4: Non-eosinophil cell populations sharing characteristics with eosinophilsModerators: Monique Capron (University of Lille II, France) and Redwan Moqbel (University ofManitoba, Canada)16:15 State-of-the-Art: Hajime Karasuyama (Tokyo Medical and dental University, Japan): Basophilsfunction not only as initiators but also as terminators of allergic inflammation16:45 Invited Speaker: Javier Monteseirin (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain): Neutrophils and ECP17:00 Invited Speaker: Matthias Mack (University of Regensburg, Germany) – Basophils and humoralmemory17:15 Oral “Cutting Edge” Abstract presentation (junior investigator)17:30 Oral “Cutting Edge” Abstract presentation (junior investigator)18:30 Cocktail at Bruges City Hall20:00- Unprogrammed Dinner (assistance with dinner reservations provided if needed)Scientific program Version April 7, 2009Page 2 of 5


AcademicsAcademic advising: General orientation students (those without a declaredmajor) have an adviser in the University Advising and Academic Support Center(UAASC). Students with a declared major receive advising assistance through theiracademic major departments or College advising centers. Freshmen admitted onacademic warning (regardless of major) are advised by the Academic ServicesProgram in the UAASC.Academic load: Students are required to adhere to the following guidelines withrespect to academic load.The load figures are based on a regular 16-weeksemester. Summer session load should be prorated according to the sameguidelines.1. Academic load for students in good standing:a. minimum load for full-time status......................12 semester hours (s.h.)b. normal or average load.....................................................15-16 s.h.c. maximum load (without approvals)..........................................18 s.h.d. maximum load for students with at least 3.00 GPA(students with a 2.50-2.99 GPA need approval of the Collegedean or designee) ............................................................19-21 s.h.2. Academic load for students on academic warning or probation:a. minimum load for full-time status............................................12 s.h.b. maximum load (without approval of the Council of ..............................Admissions, Graduation, andAcademic Standards) .......................16 s.h.c. maximum load–summer session ...............................................6 s.h.Academic probation: To avoid academic warning or academic probation andremain in good academic standing with the University, students mustachieve/maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.Academic assistance centers: Academic departments may have tutorialcenters, achievement centers, or skill/performance labs staffed to assist you. Sincehours of operation may vary, please contact each department (subject area forwhich you are seeking assistance) for specific information.Tutoring is also available in the Academic Services Program, 309/298-1871.FirstYear Experience math/writing drop-in help centers have eveningand Sunday hours in two first-year residence halls:Thompson and Wetzel. Lookfor signs posted with hours and locations or check at the hall information desk.Tutoring focuses on Math 099, 100, 123, and 128; English 100 and 180; andwriting for FirstYear Experience courses.The UniversityWriting Center, Simpkins Hall 341, 309/298-2815, providesa wide range of across-the-curriculum writing assistance services to students,faculty, and staff.TheWriting Center is staffed by highly qualified graduate andundergraduate students fromWIU’s Department of English and Journalism andother qualified departments.Tutorial services are available for every stage in thewriting process, from finding a topic, to invention, research, and drafting, torevising and editing.Academic assistance is everywhere, but you need to take the first stepto get help. Ask questions of your professors or academic department, and checkout the academic assistance centers on campus.Class standing:Freshman — less than 30 semesterhoursSophomore — 30-59 semester hoursJunior — 60-89 semester hoursSenior — 90 or more semester hoursGPAwww.wiu.edu/registrar/gpa.phpGrade point average (GPA): A student’s GPA is determined by dividingthe total number of honor points earned by the total hours attempted.A=4 honor points, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0. Example:Class Grade Pts. Hrs. Att. Honor Pts.English 180 B 3 x 3 = 9Biology 101 B 3 x 4 = 12History 105 A 4 x 3 = 12Math 128 C 2 x 3 = 6Psych 100 B 3 x 3 = 916 4848 ÷ 16 = 3.00 GPAPre-registration: See your adviser early! Pre-registration occurs in Novemberfor the spring semester and in April for the summer and fall terms. Allencumbrances must be cleared to pre-register for classes. Students are required tomeet with their academic advisers prior to pre-registration. Students are stronglyencouraged to make an early appointment to see their advisers for help in selectingcourses and planning an effective schedule.4Student Development and Orientation • 309/298-1884 • www.sdo.wiu.edu


On-campus LivingResidence hall living allows students to experience a sense of community, enhancepersonal growth, and develop special friendships. Students may find that living oncampus becomes one of the most enriching aspects of their college experience. Infact, research indicates that students who live on campus earn better grades and aremore likely to graduate than students who live off campus. First year andsophomore students are required to live on campus and are guaranteed space in theresidence halls.Through hall governments, students have the opportunity to planand participate in a variety of programs including educational, cultural, social,community service, and athletic events.Watch for notices and ask a residentassistant how to become involved.Each residence hall is supervised by a live-in complex/hall director and one ormore assistant complex directors, collectively referred to as headstaff.Theseindividuals are trained to advise students and manage the operation of the residencehalls.The headstaff works with resident assistants to help students develop andmaintain a community that promotes academic, personal, and social growth.Western Illinois University encourages students to get the most out of theirexperience by becoming active members of their residence hall community.Apartments for married students, graduate students, adult learners, and studentswith families are available on-campus. For more information about on-campusapartment housing, contact Graduate and Family Housing, Seal Hall,309/298-3331.Off-campus LivingMany off-campus accommodations are available in Macomb for those students whoqualify to live off campus. For a listing of off-campus properties and rentals, call theStudentTenant Union, 309/298-3285, or consult the real estate listings in theMacomb telephone directory.Emergency Alert SystemWestern Illinois University has established aWIU Emergency Alert System(WEAS) to inform the campus communities in the event of an emergency.TheWEAS enables the distribution of voice, text, and e-mail messages to students,faculty, and staff. To ensure emergency contact information is correct, students,faculty, and staff are encouraged to visit www.wiu.edu/alertsystem and click“Sign Up.” Users will be asked to enter their University ID and theirWIU e-mailaddress to access their emergency contact information. Questions about theWIU Emergency Alert System can be directed to the Office of theVice PresidentforAdministrative Services at 309/298-1800 orVPAS@wiu.edu.We are a safety-conscious community and believe that acommunity is only as safe as its individual members.Students are informed of the established safety standards andare reminded throughout the year to exercise common sense intheir daily activities (e.g., locking doors, walking in groups, etc.).SafetyThe Office of Public Safety atWestern Illinois University is staffed by policeofficers 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be contacted by calling 911for emergencies or 309/298-1949 for non-emergencies.The Office of PublicSafety offers an on-campus safety escort program for students who must walk oncampus at night. Outdoor lighting has been upgraded to provide more coverageand illumination on campus. The Emergency Call Box system consists of51 emergency radio call-boxes strategically placed across campus, which areconnected to the telecommunications room at the Office of Public Safety. Bluelights, highly visible at night, indicate call-box locations.Each residence hall area is patrolled by University police officers who also workwith hall staff to provide educational programs on fire safety, crime prevention,sexual assault awareness, and personal safety. Residence hall staff assist in theconfrontation of unescorted individuals, and closed circuit television monitors arestrategically located throughout the buildings.The Office of Public Safety coordinates the student volunteer Emergency MedicalService (EMS), which provides medical assistance to students and staff on campus.Western Illinois University and the city of Macomb have the 911emergency phone network system. In case of extreme illness,hospitalization, or other emergency situations, Student Development andOrientation (SDO), 309/298-1884, can notify a student’s instructors.SDO and the Office of Public Safety, 309/298-1949, can also helpfamilies contact students in the event of a family emergency.Student Right-to-KnowInformation complying with the Federal Student Right-to-Know legislation,including the Campus Safety and Security Act (Clery Law), is available in the Officeof Public Safety, University Housing and Dining Services, Office of theVicePresident for Student Services, and Office of theVice President forAdministrativeServices.The information contains campus crime statistics and graduation rates atWestern Illinois University.The material can be viewed at www.wiu.edu/clery.Student Development and Orientation • 309/298-1884 • www.sdo.wiu.edu5


Special Events and ActivitiesHOMECOMING(Office of Student Activities, 309/298-3232)An annual tradition onWestern Illinois University’s Macomb campus, thisUniversity Union Board-sponsored event spans eight days and kicks off with“Paint the Paws” on University Drive.The tradition continues throughout the weekwith the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen, a parade, a variety show, acardboard boat race, and the “Yell Like Hell” pep rally.The week-long eventculminates with the Fighting Leathernecks’ Homecoming football game.Western Illinois University’s Homecoming is the largest annual event for students,the surrounding community, and alumni. Be a part ofWestern Illinois University’shistory and tradition!For on-campus accommodations, contact the Union Service Center,309/298-1941, or Olson Conference Center, 309/298-3500. For off-campusaccommodations (motels and bed and breakfasts), call the MacombArea Chamberof Commerce and Downtown Development Corporation at 309/837-4855 orconsult the Macomb telephone directory.FAMILY WEEKEND(Office of Student Activities, 309/298-3232)FamilyWeekend is a three-day event in the fall when the campus welcomesparents and families ofWestern Illinois University students. Incorporating a theme,this weekend includes a number of events planned by the student-run UniversityUnion Board. Past events have included concerts, magicians, and comedians.Thisweekend is always a great time as the University and community come together towelcome our extended family to campus.MOMS’ WEEKEND(Student Assistance and Parent Service Center, 309/298-2092)TheWIU Parents and Family Association welcomes moms and/or any significantfemale to campus for the annual Moms’Weekend, which provides an excellentopportunity for students and families to engage with the campus and Macombcommunity.This weekend is packed full of activities including the annual MacombBalloon Rally and campus-based events such as cooking classes, nature walks,baggo tournaments, high tea, and much more.This weekend is scheduled at thebeginning of the academic year to assist with the transition back to campus.DADS’ WEEKEND(Student Assistance and Parent Service Center, 309/298-2092)TheWIU Parents and FamilyAssociation welcome dads and/or any significant maleto join students in a fun-filled weekend. Dads’Weekend centers around a200-person, nine-hole golf scramble and is full of on-campus activities such asNine Pin noTap bowling challenge, Bingo, the climbing tower, and much more.This weekend is scheduled at the end of the semester to provide an opportunity totake a carload of your student’s supplies home.PARENTS AND FAMILY ASSOCIATION(Student Assistance and Parent Service Center, 309/298-2092)The Parents and Family Association (PFA) atWestern Illinois University providesparents an opportunity to be more informed and actively involved with theirstudent’s success.The association promotes communication and interactionbetweenWestern Illinois University and the parents and family members ofstudents. Periodic newsletters will keep members updated about resources,services, and upcoming activities and events. PFA provides an annual scholarship toa qualified junior or senior. Parents and families have always been an integral part inencouraging and supporting students’ success in college.With this in mind, allparents and family members of currentWestern Illinois University students areinvited to be a part of this association.LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES(Office of Student Activities, 309/298-3232)The Office of Student Activities (OSA) provides an array of programs, services,and experiences to assist you in the development of your leadership skills andprepare you for your role in the larger community upon graduation. OSA providesclasses, workshops, activities, and resources to complement your academicexperience, enhance your skills, and give you an appreciation for the value ofservice and interconnection with groups and individuals. Leadership opportunitiesinclude TEAMLEAD (Together Everyone Achieves Mentoring, Leadership,Empowerment, and Development), a leadership programming organization;Learning to Lead Summer Institute; Learning to Lead Scholars Program; FallLeadership Conference;W.I.S.D.O.M. Multicultural Issues Conference; andleadership classes (Leadership 101, Leadership Seminar, or Greek Leadership).In addition,WIU has over 200 student organizations on campus.Western IllinoisUniversity encourages students to join an organization and become activemembers of the campus community. Check out the OSA website,www.osa.wiu.edu, for more information.MACOMB AND SURROUNDING AREA EVENTS(Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 309/833-1315)www.makeitmacomb.comThere is a lot to do in west-central Illinois! Some annual favorites include theMacomb Balloon Rally,Argyle Gas Engine Show and Flea Market, and MacombHeritage Days.There are also many scenic and historic sites, as well as culturalevents, in the area.6Student Development and Orientation • 309/298-1884 • www.sdo.wiu.edu


Campus/CommunitywideServicesThe transition to a university setting presents a unique challenge. Balancingacademics, family responsibilities, work, studying, and co-curricular activities canbe difficult, especially while adjusting to a new environment. Students, faculty, andstaff atWestern Illinois University can help ease this transition. Please contact anyof the offices listed in this booklet for additional assistance.ADVISINGwww.wiu.edu/academics/advisingEvery student atWestern Illinois University is assigned an academic adviser to assistwith course selection and degree completion.Advisers also refer students tosupport services such as tutoring or counseling, when needed. General orientationstudents (undeclared), transitional advising program students, and studentsadmitted through the Academic Services Program are advised in the UniversityAdvising and Academic Support Center. Regularly admitted students who havedeclared majors are advised through their academic major departments or Collegeadvising centers. Students are encouraged to see their advisers early and oftenthroughout the academic year.BANKINGStudents may elect to open an account at a Macomb financial institution. Ingeneral, checks written on local accounts are more readily accepted by areamerchants.ATM machines are located in various buildings on campus. Following isa list of Macomb banks:Citizens National Bank of Macomb127 South Side Square .........309/833-4551First Bankers Trust Company440 North Lafayette ..............309/837-6664First Federal Bank430 West Jackson .................309/837-9988First State Bank of Western Illinois500 East Jackson...................309/837-3935MidAmerica National Bank130 North Side Square ..........309/833-4111Schuyler State Bank1661 East Jackson.................309/833-1200Western Illinois Credit Union322 West Univeristy Drive.....309/298-2986BILLING AND RECEIVABLES(Billing and Receivables, Sherman Hall 106, 309/298-1831)www.wiu.edu/billingThe Billing and Receivables office is responsible for billing and collecting moniesdue to the University.The University utilizes an open payment plan that givesstudents and parents flexibility when submitting payments. Payment options can beviewed online.BOOKSTORE(University Bookstore, University Union, ground level, 309/298-1931)www.wiu.com/bookstoreStudents may purchase textbooks and school supplies at the beginning of eachsemester. Students matriculating fall semester and attending Summer Orientationand Registration can complete the order form provided in the registration packetand submit it to the bookstore before leaving campus. Books will be bagged andready for pick-up at the bookstore at the beginning of the fall semester. Books mustbe paid for when they are picked up.The bookstore accepts cash,Visa, MasterCard,Discover, and personal checks.CAMPUS DINING(University Housing & Dining Services, Seal Hall, 309/298-2461)www.uhds.wiu.eduStudents living on and off campus are able to dine on campus with either theA la Carte or Flex Plan meal programs. Residence hall students receive A la Cartepurchasing power as part of their housing and dining agreement.They often purchasethe Flex Plan in addition for laundry, snack machine purchases, and copy centerservices. Off-campus students are able to participate in either plan, both of which allowstudents to eat in any residence hall or snack bar, as well as in the University Union.CAMPUS RECREATION(Campus Recreation Office, 309/298-1228)www.campusrec.wiu.eduCampus Recreation provides students with opportunities to pursue a healthy lifestyleand explore recreational interests through a variety of programs, facilities, andservices. More than 60 intramural events in men’s, women’s, and co-recreationaldivisions include competitive, intermediate, and fun levels of play. Group fitness andpersonal training present multiple options for students to accomplish and maintaintheir personal fitness goals.Aquatic programs offer open/lap swim, aqua cardio tone,and incentive programs that challenge beginning and advanced swimmers. Somesport clubs provide opportunities for regional and national competition below theintercollegiate level, while others focus on skill development and educational goals.Special events hosted by Campus Recreation include everything from Disco Skateand Family 5K Fun Run/Walk to Fear Factor and outdoor kayaking.All enrolled,fee-paying students atWestern Illinois University have access to Campus Recreationprograms and facilities. Facilities include the Donald S. Spencer Student RecreationCenter (SRC), SRC North, Sipolt Memorial Disc Golf Course, andVince GradyField for flag football, soccer, softball, lacrosse, and Ultimate frisbee. Several courtsare available for basketball, sand volleyball, tennis, and rollerblade hockey.Student Development and Orientation • 309/298-1884 • www.sdo.wiu.edu7


CAREER SERVICES(Career Services, Sherman Hall 116, 309/298-1838)www.careers.wiu.eduCareer Services provides assistance with occupational and career planning includinginterview and job searching seminars, and individual assistance with résumé andcommunication letters, careers/occupational information, Internet searches, andrésumé construction/critique. Computer programs such as SIGI Plus with currentoccupational information, personal assessment, and career options coupled with thegraduate school selector are available. Multiple job source information resources areavailable for students seeking internships, summer employment, and full-timecareers. Career Services hosts five career fairs on campus annually. Students from allmajors and programs are invited and encouraged to attend the fairs and explore themultiple work and career opportunities.A resource library and professionalpersonnel are available for students seeking career and occupational informationthroughout their college experience.An online access and registration processassures greater visibility of student credentials for employment purposes.COMPUTER CENTERS(University Technology, Stipes Hall 126, 309/298-1177)www.wiu.edu/universitytechAll registered students have access to e-mail accounts, space to create a personalhome page on theWorldWideWeb, 300Mb network storage space, and access tothe Internet via the campus network. Students can use microcomputer software,IBM compatible/Mac hardware, and two-sided laser printing in student-staffedcomputing labs and unstaffed computer resource centers throughout campus andin residence halls.All students have Internet and dial-up access available inresidence halls and graduate family housing.Wireless coverage is available in allacademic buildings and the common areas of residence halls. Common arealocations vary in each residence hall and may include basement to third floor. Fullwireless coverage exists in Olson and Grote Halls. For more information, visit anycomputing lab or contact UniversityTechnology.A list of lab locations is availableon the web.COUNSELING(University Counseling Center, Olson Hall, second floor, 309/298-2453)www.ucc.wiu.eduFree, confidential counseling services are offered forWestern IllinoisUniversity students who are faced with personal, academic, or careerdecision-making concerns. Professional counselors are available to offer personalcounseling services to individuals, couples, and groups. Students may also receiveassistance with academic difficulties, the selection of major(s) and career paths, andtesting services to assess vocational, psychological, and learning problems.Throughout the year, counselors offer a wide array of educationallife-enhancement programs on subjects such as time management, self-esteem,sexual assault prevention, and other issues.The center offers resources includingbooks, audio and video materials, and computer programs to assist students in thelearning process.The University Counseling Center is accredited by theInternational Association of Counseling Services.CULTURAL CENTERS* NOTE:Casa Latina Cultural Center,Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center,and the Women’sCenter will be housed in the new Multicultural Center across from the University Union whenit is completed.Anticipated completion date is Spring 2009.Casa Latina Cultural Center *(Olson Hall, fourth floor, 309/298-3379)www.casa.wiu.eduCasa Latina promotes various cultures that comprise the Latino and internationalstudent population at the University and in the surrounding area.The centermaintains a recreational facility with a billiard table, kitchen area, computer lab, andlobby/reception area. Casa Latina also houses theTradición Hispana DanceTroupe,the LatinAmerican Student Organization (LASO), and International FriendshipClub (IFC).Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center *(University Services Building, 309/298-2220)www.gbcc.wiu.eduThe Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center is named after the Pulitzer Prize-winningPoet Laureate of Illinois.The center is committed to helping the campuscommunity adjust to a multicultural society without regard to age, race, oreconomic status while promoting the rich cultural experience of Black Americans.Women’s Center *(Seal Hall 320, 309/298-2242)www.wc.wiu.eduTheWomen’s Center’s goal is to provide a supportive environment for allWesternIllinois University women—students, faculty, and staff.The center has a meetingroom and a lounge where individuals and groups may meet and study.The center’slibrary contains books, videos, DVDs, newsletters, magazines, and resource files ona wide selection of topics including women’s history, health,careers, politics, violence against women, and relationships.In addition, theWomen’s Center providesinformation and referrals to many campusand community resources for women.The center plans and supportsprogramming on women’s issues whileacting as an advocate for women.Anyonewho is interested is invited to drop inor schedule an appointment.8Student Development and Orientation • 309/298-1884 • www.sdo.wiu.edu


DAYCARE FACILITIESChild care services are available on campus for children six weeks to five years oldat the University Infant/Preschool Center and P.A.C.T. Head Start. Both facilitiesoffer licensed programs, nutritious snacks and meals, a fenced play yard, and adevelopmentally appropriate curriculum. For University Infant/Preschool Centerinformation, call 309/298-1250. For P.A.C.T. Head Start information, call309/298-3143. In addition, there are seven daycare centers in the community.Contact the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown DevelopmentCorporation, 309/837-4855, or www.macombareachamber.com for furtherinformation.DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES(Disability Support Services, Seal Hall 117, 309/298-2512; TTY 309/298-1856)www.dss.wiu.eduDisability Support Services (DSS), in accordance with Section 504 of theRehabilitationAct of 1973 and theAmericans with DisabilitiesAct of 1990, providesreasonable accommodations to qualifiedWestern Illinois University students withdisabilities to ensure that academic programs are accessible. Students needingauxiliary aids in the classroom should contact DSS well in advance of intendedenrollment. In order to register for services through DSS, please complete aRequest for Services Form and submit current documentation of your condition(s)to DSS.The Request for Services Form and documentation requirements can beobtained from the DSS website or by contacting the DSS office.Western IllinoisUniversity publications are available in an alternative format upon request.EMPLOYMENT(Student Employment, Sherman Hall 127, 309/298-1996)www.fa.wiu.edu/employmentStudents interested in seeking on-campus employment should check job listingsposted on the bulletin board at Sherman Hall 127 or on the web.FINANCIAL AID(Financial Aid, Sherman Hall 127, 309/298-2446)www.fa.wiu.eduStudents must file a FreeApplication for Federal StudentAid (FAFSA) eachacademic year to be considered for financial aid (including federal loans). Studentsare urged to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.Your application willbe processed faster and the built-in software helps avoid errors that could lead todelays. File as soon as possible after January 1 every year for early announcement andto meet potential deadlines. Students (and parents of dependent students) may applyearly for a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to sign the FAFSA electronically.GOLF COURSE(Harry Mussatto Golf Course, Tower Road, 309/298-3676)www.golf.wiu.eduThe Harry Mussatto Golf Course is a scenic and challenging 18-hole championshipvenue featuring beautiful vistas, spectacular elevation changes, four sets of tees,undulating greens, and bentgrass tees and greens.The course also provides a drivingrange, putting green, golf instruction, a nine-hole pitch and putt course, and a proshop that carries a full line of quality golf equipment, logo apparel, and accessories.HEALTH SERVICES(Beu Health Center, corner of Western Avenue and Murray Street,309/298-1888)www.beu.wiu.eduBeu Health Center is a nationally accredited medical center that provides generalprimary medical services for all registered/active full-time or part-timeWIU students at the Macomb campus who have paid tuition and fees. Spouses ofactive students are also eligible to utilize Beu services.The center is equipped withan in-house pharmacy, lab, and X-ray areas; and provides immunization/allergyservices and psychiatric services. Physicians and certified nurse practitionersprovide diagnosis, treatment, and prescriptive services, as well as referrals tospecialists and outside providers. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday; phone lines are open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Health Insurance(Student Health Insurance, Beu Health Center, lower level, 309/298-1882)www.beu.wiu.edu/insuranceAll undergraduate and graduate students registered and assessed fees for nine semesterhours as of the tenth day of the fall and spring semester terms, and all graduateassistants under contract to the University enrolled for at least one credit hour ofcoursework, will be assessed the insurance fee on their University bill. Continuousyear-round coverage is available if the student maintains nine semester hours duringthe fall and spring semesters. Coverage dates are as follows:• Fall term – August 1-January 31 • Spring term – February 1-July 31A brochure explaining the student health insurance coverage is available.Hospital(McDonough District Hospital, 525 East Grant Street, 309/833-4101)www.mdh.orgMcDonough District Hospital is a 113-bed healthcare facility providing a widespectrum of advanced medical treatments and personalized health services. Someof the services available include emergency treatment, surgical procedures,advanced diagnostic capabilities, physical therapy, behavioral health counseling,outreach and diabetes education, obstetrics and gynecology, cancer care, and accessto patient advocates.A hospitality house is also available to provide outpatients andpatients’ family members with comfortable and convenient short-term housing.Student Development and Orientation • 309/298-1884 • www.sdo.wiu.edu9


Resource Center(Alcohol and Other Drugs Resource Center, Wetzel Hall 119, 309/298-2457)www.beu.wiu.edu/aodThe Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Resource Center is a licensed provider ofalcohol/drug education and treatment.The AOD center provides alcohol and druguse assessments, DUI (Driving Under Influence) evaluations, DUI risk education,and early intervention group programming, as well as level 1 outpatient treatmentfor students struggling with drinking or drug-related problems or addictions.AOD staff are licensed and certified to provide services by the Illinois Departmentof Human Services Division of Alcoholism and SubstanceAbuse (DASA). Servicesare affordable and confidential.HOUSING(University Housing and Dining Services, Seal Hall, 309/298-2461)www.uhds.wiu.eduUniversity Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) provides safe, clean, comfortableresidence hall and apartment facilities; a nutritious, well-balanced food serviceprogram; and environments that are stimulating and supportive of Western’sacademic mission, all at an affordable price.JUDICIAL PROGRAMS(Student Judicial Programs, Seal Hall 101, 309/298-2436)www.sjp.wiu.eduStudent Judicial Programs administer the University’s student discipline process.Toinform students of their rights and responsibilities, Student Judicial Programspublish the Code of Student Conduct. Staff members collaborate with campus andcommunity groups in substance abuse prevention, community responsibility,leadership, relationship violence, ethics, and dispute resolution. Selected studentsgain valuable leadership experience through service on the faculty-student-staffjudicial board.LIBRARY(Leslie F. Malpass Library, 309/298-2762)www.wiu.edu/libraryThe Leslie F. Malpass Library is an architectural and visual showplace, as well as asuperb learning center.The Malpass Library and its four branches (Curriculum,Music, Physical Sciences, and WIU-QC libraries) house more than one millioncataloged volumes.Additionally, the library subscribes to more than 100 onlinedatabases, offering access to more than 30,000 unique journal titles in full text. Inthe library computer classrooms, students learn how to access and searchelectronic information sources including the online catalog of book holdings, thejournal databases, and the Internet.MACOMB COMMUNITY(Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown DevelopmentCorporation, 309/837-4855)www.macombareachamber.comThe Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown DevelopmentCorporation welcomes new students and families to Macomb. Contact the officefor more information regarding businesses, clubs and organizations, schools, andcommunity events.NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONSOrganization of Adult Students for Interaction and Support (OASIS)(OASIS, Student Organization Center, University Union, lower level,309/298-3284)www.wiu.edu/oasisThe Organization of Adult Students for Interaction and Support is a studentorganization designed to address the specific concerns of non-traditional students.The group’s goal is to assist non-traditional students with balancing theireducational goals with their other life responsibilities. Non-traditional studentsare more likely than other students to be commuters with work or familyobligations, and they often face challenges to their academic pursuits that differfrom those encountered by traditional students. During the fall, OASIS helpsfacilitate an orientation session for non-traditional students.The Student-Parentsubcommittee seeks to provide academic support, child care information, andadvocacy to address the many unique issues associated with raising a family whileattending college.Visit the website for meeting times, informational items, andspecial events, or call the OASIS office to sign up for the non-traditional studentlistserv and find out how you can get involved.PERFORMING ARTS(Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Browne Hall 114, 309/298-3571)www.wiu.edu/bcaThe Bureau of CulturalAffairs (BCA) is a student-run organization that presents aseason of traditional and contemporary performing arts.The committee is comprisedof faculty, staff, community, and high school members who work together to selectevents ranging from national and international tours of Broadway musicals to jazzartists, dance and ballet troupes, world music, and headlining artists. Membership isopen to the entire campus and community, and offers opportunities to help select andfacilitate the events as well as learn about the music industry and theatremanagement. Tickets to the events are available to students at discounted prices.Many COFAC (College of FineArts and Communication) Recital Hall events are freeof charge.TheTop Shelf Society is available exclusively toWestern students and offersmore savings.With a $10 membership fee, members receive a laminated card thatprovides $5 tickets to anyWestern Hall event, as well as discounts at area restaurantsand invitations to after-show receptions – many attended by the artists.10Student Development and Orientation • 309/298-1884 • www.sdo.wiu.edu


REGISTRAR(Office of the Registrar, Sherman Hall 110, 309/298-1891)www.wiu.edu/registrarThe Office of the Registrar determines students’ residency status, administers studentregistration, verifies degree completion, maintains student academic records, andreviews applications for undergraduate readmission.This office is also responsible forcertifying National CollegiateAthleticAssociation (NCAA) academic eligibility;issuing official transcripts and verifications; printing diplomas; publishing classschedules; coordinating commencement; issuing grade reports; processing studentrequests to change a major, minor, or address; and administering academic roomscheduling.The Office of the Registrar also facilitates the GradTrac program.RELIGIOUS SERVICES(Campus Ministries)www.student.services.wiu.edu/ministriesA variety of religious organizations meet atWestern Illinois University. Sixstudent centers are located near campus providing a comfortable atmosphere inwhich students gather for meetings, services, classes, and social activities.Anup-to-date list of active campus ministries is available on the web.SAFETY(Office of Public Safety, Mowbray Hall, 309/298-1949, Emergencies 911,TDD 309/298-2624)www.wiu.edu/opsWestern Illinois University’s Office of Public Safety (OPS) provides a safe andsecure environment for our campus. OPS is committed to the prevention of crime;protection of life and property; preservation of peace, order, and safety;enforcement of laws and University policies; quality parking services; and thesafeguarding of constitutional guarantees. Officers strive to maintain public trustand confidence by holding themselves to the highest level of integrity andprofessional standards.STUDENT ACTIVITIES(Office of Student Activities, University Union, first level, 309/298-3232)www.osa.wiu.eduThe Office of Student Activities (OSA) is the primary resource for studentorganizations and programs. Student life atWestern Illinois University is enrichedby involvement in any of the more than 200 student organizations that meetdiverse cultural, intellectual, and social interests. OSA works to provide studentswith a variety of opportunities that complement and enhance the in-class learningprocess. Opportunities include leadership development, volunteer services,campuswide programming, technical support, Student Government Association,fraternities and sororities, multicultural services, and more.STUDENT/PARENT ASSISTANCE(Student Assistance and Parent Service Center, University Union,first level, 309/298-2092)www.sac.wiu.eduStudents and parents can contact the Student Assistance and Parent Service Centerfor any questions aboutWestern. The center is a one-stop shop that providesinformation and services for nearly every area of the University.The staff cananswer questions about financial aid, billing, advising and course transferability,health and wellness, STARS, scholarships, University policies and procedures, andmuch more.The office also provides information, guidance, resources, andadditional support to veterans. Through the web, over the phone, or in person, theStudent Assistance and Parent Service Center is dedicated to providing studentsand parents the best customer service possible in a streamlined manner.STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND ORIENTATION(Student Development and Orientation, Seal Hall 301, 309/298-1884)www.sdo.wiu.eduStudent Development and Orientation (SDO) offers a wide variety of servicesthroughout the year designed to enhance student growth and success beginningwith new student orientation. Individualized assistance is available for studentsexperiencing academic and/or personal difficulty. Educational programming is alsoavailable on topics related to adjustment, student development, and support forstudent learning and success.STUDENT ORGANIZATION CENTER(Student Organization Center, University Union, lower level, 309/298-3243)www.uu.wiu.edu/socThe Student Organization Center houses 20 student organizations including theStudent Government Association.The center has mailboxes for all registeredstudent organizations, along with a conference room and computers speciallyreserved for student organization use.Student Development and Orientation • 309/298-1884 • www.sdo.wiu.edu11


TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES(WESTEL—Telecommunication Services, Sherman Hall 22, 309/298-2701)www.wiu.edu/telecommunicationsWESTEL isWestern Illinois University’s student long distance service.To placelong distance calls from University residence room phones, students may obtain anauthorization code by accessing the STARS system and selecting the “WESTELAuthorization Screen” option. University residence room lines have 911, caller ID,call waiting, call forwarding, and voice mail (upon request), free of charge.Additional telephone features are available on the STARS system. Students canreceive non-collect calls in their University rooms, but accepting collect calls isnot permitted.Any toll charges plus a $15 per call penalty will be applied to thestudent’s University account. Courtesy phones are located in each residence hall.TRANSPORTATIONBus Service–Campus/Community(Go West Transit, University Union, first level, 309/298-3353)www.gowest.wiu.eduGoWest buses transport students from their residences to the main areas ofcampus and to local businesses. GoWest operates seven days a week.Bus Service–Chicagoland(Peoria Charter Coach Company, 800/448-0572)www.peoriacharter.comBus service is available between Macomb and the Chicagoland area. For moreinformation, contact Peoria Charter Coach Company or visit the web.Tickets areavailable at the Union Service Center.Parking Services(Parking Services, Mowbray Hall, 309/298-1921; TDD, 309/298-2624)www.wiu.edu/parkingAll vehicles, including bicycles, must be registered for campus use. Bothon- and off-campus students can purchase parking permits. Each parking lot hassigns designating the type of permit required for parking in that location.Visitors should obtain parking information and a visitor permit upon arriving oncampus. Parking permits, maps, and rules and regulations are available in MowbrayHall.Rail Service(Amtrak, 800/USA-RAIL; Macomb Travel Center, 309/833-5531 or800/932-5531)www.amtrak.comPublic transportation is available between Macomb and Chicago via Amtrak railservice.Amtrak offers roundtrip service twice daily from Macomb to Chicago withintermittent stops along the way. Reservations are encouraged two weeks inadvance for the best rate. Senior citizens, children, military, state travel,AAA, andStudent Advantage discounted rates are available. For more information, contactAmtrak, visit the web, or contact MacombTravel Center for immediate ticketing.Taxi Service(Barry’s Taxi Service, 309/833-1700)Local transportation is available from Barry’sTaxi Service.UNION(University Union, Murray Street, 309/298-1986)www.uu.wiu.eduThe University Union provides services, conveniences, and amenities for membersof the University community. Union facilities and services include guest rooms,dining rooms, art galleries, ballrooms, meeting rooms, legal services, conferenceand event services, and dining and catering services.The Union also houses a foodcourt, convenience store, coffee shop, Student Organization Center, bookstore,service center, student transportation office, Student Assistance and Parent ServiceCenter, bowling/billiards center, and theatre.VETERANS SERVICESGI Bill(Billing and Receivables, Sherman Hall 106, 309/298-3147)www.wiu.edu/billingThe Billing and Receivables office certifies students who may be eligible foreducational benefits under the GI Bill.Illinois Veterans Grant and Illinois National Guard Grant(Financial Aid, Sherman Hall 127, 309/298-2446)www.fa.wiu.eduThe Financial Aid office certifies students who may be eligible for the IllinoisVeterans Grant and the Illinois National Guard Grant programs.Veterans Resource Center(Student Assistance and Parent Service Center, University Union,first level, 309/298-2092)TheVeterans Resource Center is a one-stop location designed to provide additionalsupport to students who are veterans or students who are current militarymembers. Individual and group assistance is provided to enhance awareness of theacademic, financial, and personal resources available to these students.The centermaintains an informational website developed specifically for military membersand veterans. Meetings and workshops are also conducted to address the emergingtrends and needs of this student population.12Student Development and Orientation • 309/298-1884 • www.sdo.wiu.edu


DirectoryAdmissions Reception Center, Sherman Hall 115 .......................309/298-3157Alcohol and Other Drugs Resource Center, Wetzel Hall ..............309/298-2457Athletics,Western Hall 103..................................................309/298-1106Beu Health Center, Murray Street ..........................................309/298-1888Billing and Receivables, Sherman Hall 106................................309/298-1831GI Bill .......................................................................309/298-3147Campus Recreation,Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center 206.................309/298-1228Career Services, Sherman Hall 116 ........................................309/298-1838Casa Latina Cultural Center, Olson Hall, fourth floor...................309/298-3379Center for International Studies, Seal Hall 213...........................309/298-2501Disability Support Services, Seal Hall 117 ................................309/298-2512Financial Aid, Sherman Hall 127 ............................................309/298-2446GoWestTransit, University Union, first level ............................309/298-3353Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center, University Services Building ...309/298-2220Leslie F. Malpass Library......................................................309/298-2705Non-traditional Programs, Horrabin Hall 6 ..............................309/298-1929Office of Conference and Event Services, University Union,first level....................................................................309/298-2421Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, Sherman Hall 203 ..........309/298-1977Office of Graduate Studies, Stipes Hall 527...............................309/298-1806Office of Public Safety, Mowbray Hall .....................................309/298-1949Emergency ...............................................................................911Office of Student Activities, University Union, first level ..............309/298-3232Office of the Registrar, Sherman Hall 110 ................................309/298-1891Parking Services, Mowbray Hall ............................................309/298-1921President’s Office, Sherman Hall 209 ......................................309/298-1824Scholarship Coordinator, Sherman Hall 308..............................309/298-2001Student Assistance & Parent Service Center, University Union,first level....................................................................309/298-2092Student Employment, Sherman Hall 127 .................................309/298-1996Student Development & Orientation, Seal Hall 301 ..........309/298-1884Student Government Association, University Union, lower level.....309/298-3243Student Health Insurance, Beu Health Center, lower level.............309/298-1882Student Judicial Programs, Seal Hall 101..................................309/298-2436Student Legal Services, University Union, first level....................309/298-1003Student Organization Center, University Union, lower level..........309/298-3299StudentTenant Union, University Union, lower level...................309/298-3285Union Box Office, University Union, ground level......................309/298-1254Union Service Center, University Union, ground level.................309/298-1941University Advising & Academic Support CenterUniversity Advising, Olson Hall, second floor, west wing .........309/298-1846Academic Services, Olson Hall, second floor, west wing ..........309/298-1871UniversityTechnology, Stipes Hall 126....................................309/298-1177University Counseling Center, Olson Hall, second floor, east wing ...309/298-2453University Housing and Dining Services, Seal Hall......................309/298-2461University Union Bookstore, University Union, ground level.........309/298-1931WESTEL—Telecommunication Services, Sherman Hall 22...........309/298-2701Women’s Center, Seal Hall 320 .............................................309/298-2242Academic Departments/SchoolsAccountancy, Stipes Hall 418................................................309/298-1152African American Studies, Morgan Hall 232..............................309/298-1181Agriculture, Knoblauch Hall 145 ...........................................309/298-1080Art, Garwood Hall 32A ......................................................309/298-1549Biological Sciences,Waggoner Hall 372 ...................................309/298-1546Broadcasting, Sallee Hall 306 ................................................309/298-2888Centennial Honors College, Malpass Library, second level ............309/298-2228Chemistry, Currens Hall 214 ................................................309/298-1538College of Arts & Sciences, Morgan Hall 118 ............................309/298-1828College of Business &Technology, Stipes Hall 101.......................309/298-2442College of Education & Human Services, Horrabin Hall 117 .........309/298-1690College of FineArts & Communication, Browne Hall 117 ..............309/298-1618Communication, Sallee Hall 221............................................309/298-1507Communication Sciences and Disorders, Currens Hall 125 ...........309/298-1955Computer Science, Stipes Hall 447.........................................309/298-1452Counselor Education–Quad Cities .........................................309/762-1876Curriculum & Instruction, Horrabin Hall 69.............................309/298-1961Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising and Hospitality,Knoblauch Hall 140 ......................................................309/298-1085Economics, Stipes Hall 442 ..................................................309/298-1153Educational & Interdisciplinary Studies, Horrabin Hall 115 ...........309/298-1183Educational Leadership, Horrabin Hall 81 ................................309/298-1070EngineeringTechnology, Knoblauch Hall 135 ...........................309/298-1091English & Journalism, Simpkins Hall 124 .................................309/298-1103Foreign Languages & Literatures, Morgan Hall 332 .....................309/298-1558Geography,Tillman Hall 313 ................................................309/298-1648Geology,Tillman Hall 115A .................................................309/298-1151Health Sciences, Stipes Hall 402 ............................................309/298-1076History, Morgan Hall 438 ....................................................309/298-1053Information Systems & Decision Sciences,Stipes Hall 431.............................................................309/298-1536Instructional Design &Technology, Horrabin Hall 47...................309/298-1952Kinesiology, Brophy Hall 212................................................309/298-1981Law Enforcement & Justice Administration, Stipes Hall 403 ..........309/298-1038Management, Stipes Hall 414................................................309/298-1535Marketing & Finance, Stipes Hall 430......................................309/298-1198Mathematics, Morgan Hall 476 .............................................309/298-1054Military Science, Horrabin Hall 103........................................309/298-1161Music, Browne Hall 122......................................................309/298-1544Philosophy & Religious Studies, Morgan Hall 456.......................309/298-1057Physics, Currens Hall 212....................................................309/298-1596Political Science, Morgan Hall 422 .........................................309/298-1055Psychology,Waggoner Hall 100.............................................309/298-1593Recreation, Park &Tourism Administration, Currens Hall 400 .......309/298-1967SocialWork, Horrabin Hall 8 ................................................309/298-1071Sociology & Anthropology, Morgan Hall 404.............................309/298-1056Special Education, Horrabin Hall 40 .......................................309/298-1909Theatre and Dance, Browne Hall 101......................................309/298-1543Women’s Studies, Currens Hall 510 .......................................309/298-2214Student 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2008-2009 CalendarFall Semester 2008August 23, Saturday — New student move-inAugust 23, Saturday — President’s New Student ConvocationAugust 23, Saturday — New student orientation beginsAugust 25, Monday — Classes begin at 8 a.m.September 1, Monday — Labor Day (no classes)September 5-7, Friday-Sunday — Moms’ WeekendSeptember 8, Monday — Last day for full refund of tuition,University fees, and health insuranceSeptember 19-21, Friday-Sunday — FamilyWeekendOctober 18, Saturday — HomecomingNovember 24-28, Monday-Friday — Fall Break (Thanksgiving Break)December 1, Monday — Classes resumeDecember 15-19, Monday-Friday — Final exam weekDecember 20, Saturday — Undergraduate and Graduate CommencementSpring Semester 2009January 18, Sunday — Residence hall move-in (begins at noon)January 19, Monday — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)January 20,Tuesday — Classes begin at 8 a.m.February 2, Monday — Last day for full refund of tuition,University fees, and health insuranceFebruary 12,Thursday — Lincoln’s birthday (no classes)March 16-20, Monday-Friday — Spring BreakMarch 23, Monday — Classes resumeApril 17-19, Friday-Sunday — Dads’ WeekendMay 11-15, Monday-Friday — Final exam weekMay 15, Friday — Graduate CommencementMay 16, Saturday — Undergraduate CommencementFor more information, contact:Student Development and Orientation (SDO)Seal Hall 301Western Illinois University1 University CircleMacomb, IL 61455-1390Phone: 309/298-1884Fax: 309/298-3094E-mail: sdo@wiu.eduSDO website: www.sdo.wiu.eduWIU website: www.wiu.eduSettingRecognized as one of the “Best in the Midwest Colleges” by thePrinceton Review and one of just 21 public universities ranked aTier 1Midwestern Masters Institution by “U.S. News &World Report,”Western Illinois University serves approximately 13,600 students in theheart of the midwest through its traditional, residential four-yearcampus in Macomb, Illinois and its upper-division urban commuter andgraduate school in the Quad Cities, Moline, Illinois.Western’s friendly,accessible, nurturing campus communities are dedicated to highervalues in higher education and are comprised of strong faculty,state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academicand extracurricular opportunities.The beautifully landscaped 1,464-acrecampus has 54 buildings including 11 residence halls, a 300-acre farm,and an 18-hole golf course.The Kibbe Life Sciences Station near theMississippi River, Fink Environmental Studies Field Laboratory andConservancy, and Horn Field Campus provide research opportunities.Kerr Agriculture Field Laboratory offers hands-on training for studentsinterested in agriculture-related careers.Western also offers biologyclasses at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.Western Illinois University-Quad Cities is the only public university in the Quad Cities offeringundergraduate and graduate degrees to more than 1,200 students.Thefour core values at the heart of Western are academic excellence,educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility.Student BodyWestern Illinois University offers top-notch academic programs tomore than 13,600 students. Ninety-five percent of all courses are taughtby highly-trained faculty, not graduate students. At 17:1, ourstudent-to-faculty ratio ensures our students’ personal attention.WesternIllinois University students come from 95 Illinois counties, 41 states, and50 nations. More than 12 percent are minority students. Committed toempowering students through the opportunity to earn a high qualityeducation that is also affordable,Western’s GradTrac and Cost Guaranteeprograms ensure that students can achieve their degrees within fouryears while paying a fixed rate for tuition, fees, and room and board. WIUremains the only university in Illinois to guarantee the cost for tuitionplus fees and room and board for students over a four-year period atboth the undergraduate and graduate level.Western’s Cost Guaranteeprogram is the model for the state’s “truth-in-tuition program” thathelps students control cost. WIU’s community of professionals isdedicated to preparing students to be productive citizens, diversethinkers, and engaged community members through excellence inteaching and learning.Printed by Authority of the State of Illinois4/2008 • 7,500 • 080023AStudent Development and Orientation • 309/298-1884 • www.sdo.wiu.edu

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