Town and Gown


This year’s homecoming kick off will begin with the WIU Town and Gown event tomorrow night. The event will be at the Forum in the square from 5:30 until 7:30pm. President Jack Thomas and Mayor Mike Inman will be recognized for the accomplishments they have achieved over the past year. The Town and Gown will also recognize the will be representing the Rocky on Parade art project from the public.

The sponsors of the Rocky on Parade will have 14 art sculptures are debuted. The idea was derived from the Chicago cows on parade project and Art professor Bill Howard brought the idea back to WIU. One of the biggest high lights of the night will be the presentation of the Honorary Alumni Award,  who it is awarded to a non WIU gradute rather an individual who has provided outstanding sercive to the western community.

 The Forum will be charging $20 per person and you can register online at www.wiu.com/alumni

Rocky on Parade

rocky on parade