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MountainMan - Durbin makes fund-raising stop in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Been a Catholic my whole life and sadly this is the norm, Many Catholics listen to the teaching of the church but do not hear them or do not believe in them. The Franciscans are a great down to earth bunch of guys, but they do not help in these matters. I have heard a lot of pro life talk come from St Francis on Sundays, then in the next breath you have this guy invited in, I don't get it.
MountainMan - Rauner to make Quincy stop on Saturday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
" If they have a R behind the name that is all the typical low level Republican voter cares." (You see what I did there?) That first paragraph is kind of comical considering all the crap I have been getting because I want to vote Libertarian this time around instead of following the R.
MountainMan - Rauner to make Quincy stop on Saturday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Which statement are you referring to? In general your right, but if the alcohol tax is raised in this state. The Wal Marts of this town can absorb some of that, maybe all of it for a little while. Where Winking Market has to pass that on.
MountainMan - Rauner to make Quincy stop on Saturday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I sit on the fence with term limits, I get the point on the pro side of the argument, I'm just as tired of cullerton, madigan, and sullivan as everyone else. But time and time again the voters of this state prove incapable of electing solid leaders. Why because someone is term limited out do we think "this time we're gonna get a good one in office" The problem is not the politicians its…
Sam_Sam_Iam - Durbin makes fund-raising stop in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wonder if the worshipers at C.O.W. felt used afterwards knowing that it was all a publicity stunt designed to make DICK look good in their eyes. I pray he took the sermon to heart and will practice what was preached, but alas, it din't involve a dollar bill going into his pocket so good luck with that one.

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WIU announces changes to move-in and orientation

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Freshmen will have the opportunity to move in a day earlier than in years past

Beginning August 2014, new freshmen at Western Illinois University will have the opportunity to move in a day earlier than in years past. New freshmen can move into their residence hall rooms beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22.

New Student Convocation, which traditionally has been held on the Saturday of move-in weekend, will now be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 in Western Hall. Fall 2014 classes begin Monday, Aug. 25.

According to Vice President for Student Services Gary Biller, Western is making several changes to summer and fall orientation to give students more time to get settled before classes start.

"Approximately half of our new student population are the first in their family to go to college, which means we need to change our practices to be intentional about both students' and families' acclimation to campus life," he added. "As we continue to better understand our students' changing needs, it was clear that many needed more time to adjust to their new surroundings. During summer orientation, students need more time to talk with academic advisers about their class schedules, and during the fall orientation, they need additional time to get settled in their rooms, purchase textbooks and find their classrooms before the first day of class."

According to Provost and Academic Vice President Ken Hawkinson, the University will host Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) programs throughout June and July. SOAR programs begin in the evening and include an overnight stay in the residence halls so new students can meet each other and learn their way around campus. The second day of SOAR programs focuses on course placement and course scheduling, including students receiving their official University identification.

Move-in and fall orientation will continue throughout the first week of classes. The University is planning evening entertainment for students, as well as coordinating the class picture, time to discuss academic and social expectations and additional time for students to interact with each other in the residence halls.

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 20, Western will also host its annual program, Camp Leatherneck, for approximately 160 aspiring student leaders. The program is a two-day retreat for incoming students, which is designed to discover leadership strengths through a variety of activities, ranging from outdoor ropes courses to WIU spirit and traditions training.

For more information about Western's new orientation programs, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (309) 298-3100 or admissions@wiu.edu.

For more information on WIU residence halls, including move-in, visit wiu.edu/housing, or call (309) 298-2461 or email housing@wiu.edu.


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