College of Business & Technology

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CBT 50th Anniversary Trivia Night

Saturday April 1, 2017 • WIU's Brophy Hall Gymnasium • 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Funds raised will go toward scholarships for students in the College of Business and Technology.

$250 Cash Prize for the winning team!
iPad Mini Raffle - no purchase necessary!

Event Details

Welcome to CBT's 50th Anniversary Trivia night! The evening will consist of a social hour, food raffle, silent auction, and ten rounds of trivia. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.


  • Management Professor Joe Dobson
  • CBT's own technology wizard, Chad Hankins

iPad Mini Raffle

Each participant will receive one FREE raffle ticket for a brand new iPad Mini 2 compliments of Hankins Technology Solutions.

Additional tickets may be purchased at the registration table. Tickets are $1 each.

The winning tickets will be drawn after the last round of trivia.

Winners will be responsible for all taxes associated with prizes.

Silent Auction Items

  • Amethyst necklace from Diamond Den
  • Amazon Echo from the Computer Source
  • Area Rug (5'x8') from Savemore Carpet
  • Books from New Copperfield Book Service
  • Candle from Nostaligia
  • Candles from No Place Like Home
  • Car Wash Supplies from Auto Zone
  • Dog toy and treat goodie basket, private donor
  • Framed artwork, private donor
  • Gardening goodie basket and plants, private donor
  • Hair care and styling products from Michael's
  • LaRoyale Clutch Purse from The Princess Shoppe
  • Multi tool from Engraving by Lin
  • Pillows from Modern Home Outlet
  • Purple belt from Nelson's Clothing
  • Six Bottles of Assorted Wines
  • St. Louis Cardinal Voucher for 2 Tickets
  • Sunglasses (ladies) from Vision Consultants
  • Tote bag of swag from McDonough District Hospital (MDH)
  • Twelve month coupon books from The Wine Sellers
  • Virtual Reality headsets from State Farm Insurance - Cathy Early
  • Gift cards for delicious eats:
    • Buffalo Wild Wings (and Wing Sauce)
    • Chick's on the Square
    • County Market
    • El Rancherito
    • Italian Express
    • Jimmy John's
    • Red Ox
    • Rocky's Bar and Grill
    • Sullivan Taylor
    • The Old Dairy
  • MORE Gift Cards:
    • Blade's (haircut)
    • Car Care Center (complete detail)
    • Car X (oil change)
    • Casey's
    • FunCity - Burlington, IA
    • Hankins Technology Solutions
    • Margaret Roberts Travel
    • Plum Relaxing (90 minute massage)
    • Polished (pedicure)
    • Ron Elbe's Auto Sales (oil change)
    • Roseville Lanes and Diner
    • The Nail Salon
  • WIU Goodies:
    • WIU Athletic's Fall 2017 football tickets
    • WIU Autographed Bear from Ultimate Image
    • WIU Decorative Flag from University Bookstore
    • WIU Metal Signs made by WIU Engineering Technology Students
    • WIU Parking Permit for 17/18 from WIU's Office of Public Safety

Please contact us if you are interested in donating an item for the silent auction.


  • Team of 8: $160
  • Individuals: $20 (Individuals and small groups will be placed with others as needed)

Download the Trivia Night Registration Form (pdf)

Please make check payable to: WIU/CBT Foundation

Mail the registration form to:
College of Business and Technology
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle, 101 Stipes Hall
Macomb, IL 61455-1390

Credit card payments: Please call the College of Business and Technology at (309) 298-2442.


College of Business and Technology

  • Ms. Sarah Nelson
    Phone: (309) 298-2442
    Office: Stipes Hall 101


5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Social Hour

Mingle, bid on silent auction items, and purchase tickets for the food raffle.

Silent Auction

Bids can be made starting at 5:00 and will end at the beginning of the 8th trivia round.

Silent Auction items may be picked up and paid for after the last round of trivia.

Raffle tickets for food items
  • $1 for 3 tickets
  • $5 for 20 tickets
  • $10 for 50 tickets

Winners will be responsible for all taxes associated with prizes.


What is a Mulligan? A mulligan sticker is used in place of an answer and guarantees a correct answer.

Each team may purchase a set of five mulligans for $10. Only 1 mulligan may be used per round.

5:45 - 6:00 p.m. - Food Raffle

A variety of delicious and questionably nutritious dishes will be available to win.

  • Boneless Wings from Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Homemade meatballs
  • Lemon Riccatta Cookies
  • Cheeseball and Cracker Platter

Please contact us if you are interested in donating a food item.

6:00 p.m. - Trivia Game Begins

Game Timeline
  • Rounds 1-3
  • 15 minute break
  • Rounds 4-7
  • 15 minute break
  • Rounds 8-10
  • The winning team will be announced ASAP.
House Rules
  • Mobile devices must be silenced or shut off. Please place devices in the bucket provided at each table.
  • A panel of judges will be scoring the answer sheets and will have the final decision on any challenges.
  • Completed answer sheets will remain at the judges table but can be reviewed.
  • Maximum of 1 mulligan per round.
The Trivia Game
  1. There will be ten rounds of trivia, each with a unique category.
  2. Each table will receive an answer sheet prior to each round.
  3. Teams will decide on ONE answer per question and write it on the answer sheet.
  4. At the end of each round, runners will collect answer sheets.
  5. Scores will be announced as they are available. Rounds will continue while scores are being calculated.