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Chicago Bus Trip

The annual Chicago Bus Trip will occur on Monday, January 20. In previous years, Dr. Everett Hamner and Dr. Ann Rowson Love have partnered with many student organizations and other faculty, staff, and students for trips to the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Dusable Museum of African American History, the Field Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. This year we are going to The Shedd Aquarium (

The all-inclusive package we have arranged will include passes to the Aquatic Show and to the 4D film Sea Monsters. Normally these tickets cost $35/person, but thanks to significant financial commitments from GEMS, IDEAS, LASSO, and the WIU-QC Office of Student Activities, they will cost only $10/person, including door-to-door charter bus service from the WIU-QC Riverfront campus. The only additional cost should be lunch, which is easily available on-site. Here are more details:


  • 7 AM Bus departs from WIU-QC RIVERFRONT Campus parking lot
  • 9:30-10 AM Bus arrives at Shedd
  • 3:30 PM Bus departs from Shedd
  • 6:30-7 PM Bus arrives at WIU-QC Riverfront


Each student interested in attending is required to fill out the online signup sheet.


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


All students, staff, and faculty interested in attending are required to fill out the online signup sheet linked below. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each student is also allowed to request seats for 1-3 guests, who may be family or friends (children are welcome).

Within 48 hours, you should receive either confirmation of your reservation or information about your place on the waiting list. Please note that this trip has filled for the past two years and that registering does not guarantee seats. Also, if you do receive confirmation for your seat(s) and your plans should change, please notify Dr. Everett Hamner ( via email immediately.

Fill out the online signup sheet.

Contact Information

Everett Hamner
Assistant Professor of English
Interim Associate Director, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Western Illinois University - Quad Cities
3300 River Drive
Moline, IL  61265

Phone: (309) 762-3999 ext. 62247

Upcoming Events


Sep 16, 2014 - 11:30 AM
ALAS Meeting
Sep 16, 2014 - 5:00 PM
Laci Green Presentation sponsored by LASSO
Sep 17, 2014 - 5:00 PM
SGA Meeting
Sep 20, 2014 - 12:00 PM
ACE Car Show
Sep 23, 2014 - 11:30 AM
ALAS Meeting

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Contact Information

Curtis Williams
Email: Phone: (309) 762-9481

Temia Rice
Phone: (309) 762-9481

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