International Student Activities

JAIHO Sporting Event

This annual event is intended to provide a sports venue to promote international awareness and understanding between Western and Macomb High School students and to engage the community. Participants will come from the local and international communities of both WIU and Macomb High School, including individuals with special needs or disabilities. JAIHO is Hindi for 'May Victory Prevail,' and the Jani family felt it was an appropriate term for the sentiment of the event. This event is made possible due to the generous endowment from Professor Emeritus Subhash Jani and his family.  See the original press release.


JAIHO - 3rd Annual Jani International Home Sporting Event: Beep Ball

Saturday, May 2nd
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Vince Grady Field

Stop by and learn how to play baseball designed for the visually impaired or register to compete in the tournament (teams of 6-8).

The tournament will begin at 12:00 pm and prizes will be awarded to the winning team.
Registration forms are available at Campus Recreation and due by 4:30 pm on April 27th .
Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Sponsored by the Jani Annual International Home (JAIHO) Sporting Event, Campus Recreation, the Center for International Studies, Disability Resource Center and Students for Disability Awareness.

A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, May 3 rd, 12:00 - 4:00 pm, Vince Grady Field.



The 2nd annual Jani International Sporting Event (JAIHO)

International Sporting Bazaar: Badminton, European Handball and Fencing

Saturday, May 3

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WIU's Spencer Recreation Center in Macomb

This free event will highlight three different sports: badminton, European handball and fencing. The event is open to all ages and will feature demonstrations by WIU's Badminton Club, European Handball Club and Fencing Club, free pizza, and free drinks.

fencing group




The 1st inaugural Jani International Sporting Event, or JAIHO, will focus on cricket (a popular international sport) and will be held from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27th at Western's Vince Grady Field.  

Each year a different sport will be highlighted, alternating between a popular U.S. and international sport or game, either indoors or outdoors.