Student Development Office

UUB Dad's Day

Dads' Day - Saturday, September 19, 2015

T-Shirts and Tickets

University Union, Concourse, Ground Floor
Saturday, 11:00 am-2:00 pm. T-Shirts and Tickets for the Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk available for purchase

Event Highlights:

Al Sears Jazz Festival - Live Music

Saturday, 10:00 am- 5:00pm in Chandler Park. 

  • The Brazillinaires: An infectious, jazzy mix of bossa novas,    sambas and other Latin grooves.
  • Semenya McCord Quartet, featuring Frank Wilkins: Great jazz vocalist with her swinging trio.
  • Dixie Daredevils, with Special Guest Billy Rogers: Hot, joyous traditional jazz with a twist.
  • WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra, featuring Andy Baker: WIU's premier jazz

Home Run Derby - Softball

Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pm on the Vince Grady Field

Dads, here is your chance to show who the real slugger is in the family.  Test your softball hitting distance with your son, daughter, and other WIU Dads. Two person teams will consist of WIU student and their dad.  Participants should arrive at Vince Grady Field between 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bats and balls will be provided. 

Paint Ball

Come enjoy an afternoon of Paintball with your WIU student on Vince Grady Field from 1-5pm.  All equipment is provided and closed toed shoes are required. 

Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk: Live Music

Saturday, 7:30 pm. at the Hainline Theater.

BCA at Western Illinois University Headliner Concert, featuring the 25 year veteran trumpeter on David Letterman's Late Night show and his swinging NYC big band. Tickets available on line now at or Saturday during Dads' check-in or at the door.

Dads' Day Info


Join us as The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes!

  • Friday, September 18, 2015
  • 8 PM, Grand Ballroom

Tickets are available on line now at or call (309) 298-2900