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Students, alumni, faculty and staff take part in Paint the Paws annually as part of the Homecoming tradition at WIU. The yearly event involves the painting of more than 200 paws along University Drive and Western Ave.
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On Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, the Student Alumni Association at WIU will host two Paint the Paws shifts, the first one beginning at 1 p.m. and the second one beginning at 2:30 p.m.
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Kick Off Homecoming Week with Annual Paint the Paws Sept. 17

September 10, 2010


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MACOMB, IL - - Students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to take part in Western Illinois University's annual Homecoming kickoff tradition, Paint the Paws. This year, the event is slated for Friday, Sept. 17 as the official start to Homecoming Week 2010 (Saturday, Sept. 18–Saturday, Sept. 25) on the WIU-Macomb campus.

Hosted by the Student Alumni Association (SAA), the yearly Paint the Paws event involves the painting of more than 200 paws along University Drive and Western Ave. This year, the Paint the Paws event is back in the annual Homecoming competition. (For the 2010 Homecoming competition rules, see the "Rule Book" on the Office of Student Activities' website at http://osa.wiu.edu/pdf/RuleBook.pdf.)

On Friday, Sept. 17, SAA will host two Paint the Paws shifts, the first one beginning at 1 p.m. and the second one beginning at 2:30 p.m. From 12:30–3 p.m., all participants are welcome to eat the complimentary lunch that will be served on the Western Hall lawn.

Painters should check in at Western Hall prior to their shifts; SAA will provide supplies to all attendees and groups. Each student group will be paired with an alumni group or a participating office on campus.

Student groups, as well as faculty, staff and alumni, interested in participating should contact Drew Donahoo at AM-Donahoo@wiu.edu. Pre-registration is not required; all are invited to participate.

Learn more about Homecoming "2010 Reasons to Love Purple and Gold!" at http://wiu.edu/alumni/homecoming.php.

Posted By: WIU News (U-Relations@wiu.edu)
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