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WIU Coffee-Naming Contest: Entries Due Nov. 5

October 22, 2012

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University students, faculty, staff and alumni have the opportunity to name a new coffee flavor after some aspect of WIU.

Mosaic, with local offices in Macomb and Bushnell, has asked the Western Illinois University community to name a WIU-themed coffee flavor in a "Think Purple" coffee-naming contest, which will run from today (Monday, Oct. 22) through Monday, Nov. 5.

All entries should be emailed to and must be received on or before midnight Nov. 5. The winning entry will receive a coffee-related prize package, including the named brand.

The coffee will be sold on retail shelves at Hy-Vee and The Old Dairy, as well as at other local retailers. The newly named coffee will also be available at wholesale for WIU fundraisers (i.e., at Purple and Gold).

Mosaic is an organization that provides services for people with disabilities and provides packaging and distribution services for the coffee as part of a job opportunity it provides for its clients.

For more information, contact Teresa Little, in the Office of the Vice President for Advancement and Public Services and University Marketing, at (309) 298-1861 or via email at

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