Quad Cities Campus

Chicago Bus Trip 2017

The annual Chicago Bus Trip will occur on Monday, February 13, 2017. While led by Dr. Jim Rabchuk and LASSO, the trip is only possible thanks to generous additional support from IDEAS, GEMS, and the Office of Student Activities. In past years, we have gone to the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Dusable Museum of African American History, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum; this year we are going to the Art Institute of Chicago. The trip will cost only $5/person, including door-to-door charter bus service from the WIU-QC Riverfront campus. The only additional costs should be lunch, which is easily available on-site.

Sign Up

Sign up for the trip will through this online survey (created with Survey Monkey). We request that all sign ups occur by the end of the day on Friday, February 3, 2017.


Payment for each person traveling should also be provided by the end of the day, Friday, February 3, 2017. Payments will be collected by Emily Pitz in QCC 2115. Your student club might choose to facilitate the process by collecting all payments for club members. Payment should be made in CASH or by check made out to WIU.


  • 6:45 AM Arrive at WIU-QC
  • 7 AM Bus departs from Riverfront Hall parking lot on the east side of the WIU-QC campus
  • 10 AM Bus arrives at Art Institute of Chicago
  • 3:00 PM Bus departs from Art Institute of Chicago
  • 6:00-6:30 PM Bus arrives at WIU-QC Riverfront


  • Snacks for bus trips
  • Cameras should be OK for most exhibits (but please respect signage regarding flash usage, other exceptions)


We have the capacity to bring 110 attendants to the Art Institute of Chicago. Registration will take place on a first-come, first-serve basis. The survey will close once we have 110 registrations (including payment).

Please contact Emily Pitz or Jim Rabchuk at 309-762-7095 if you have any questions or last minute changes to report. You may also email Jim Rabchuk at ja-rabchuk@wiu.edu .

LASSO Constitution PDF File

Contact Information

Curtis Williams
Email: CM-Williams11@wiu.edu Phone: (309) 762-9481

Temia Rice
Email: T-Rice@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 762-9481

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