Student Development Office

WIU Dad's Day - October 27, 2018

Dads' Day - Saturday, October 27, 2018

T-Shirt Information:

We will be selling Dads' Day T-shirts beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the University Union Concourse on the ground floor. Only cash or checks will be accepted and quantities are limited.

Event Highlights:

Fallen Soldiers 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Walk
Fallen Soldier

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: Ceremony 8:30AM │ Race to follow

Location: MAC Gym, Spencer Student Recreation Center

Description: Race proceeds benefit the Fallen Soldiers 5K Scholarship Fund, which supports veterans and service members currently enrolled at Western. Sponsorship opportunities are available and additional donations are welcome. The pre-registration entry fee is $25 per person due on or before Monday, Oct. 8, which guarantees a T-shirt and a finisher medal. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 9, the registration fee $35 per person through race day. For WIU students, the discounted rate is $20. Virtual race participation is available at an additional cost of $7.20 for shipping. Visit for additional information including the registration form, Facebook page, race route, sponsorship, etc.

Contact: Digger Oster │ (309) 298-1800 │

Make a Difference Day

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Location: University Union, Lamoine Room

Description: October 27th is also National Make A Difference Day! What better way to spend quality time together than giving back to the community? Join Western's All Volunteer Effort in participating in the country's largest single-day of volunteering. Spend a couple hours serving at sites around campus or the Macomb community. Free transportation and lunch will be provided. You Can Make a Difference by having your student register on Purple Post.

Bags Tournament 

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Row E Commuter Lot by Rec Center 

Description: All proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the Greater Peoria Honor Flight. More information about the Greater Peoria Honor Flight can be found at

DADS' WEEKEND BAGS TOURNAMENT; Oct. 27, 2018; 10 AM; Row E Commuter Lot by Rec Center ;; Single Elimination; $10 Per Team Registration; Each Player will receive a free koozie; Register at: ;; 1st Place Prize is a BWW gift card

Corn Maze

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Horn Field Campus, 985 China Road

Description: Come get lost in the fall corn maze at Horn Field Campus. Admission is $5 all ages. This event is brought to you by the WIU department of recreation, park and tourism administration.

Leatherneck Football

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Hanson Field

Description: Leatherneck Athletics invites all WIU Dad's & Students to our Dad's Day Football game. We host the Panthers of Northern Iowa. The Missouri Valley Football Conference rival will square off against your Fighting Leathernecks on Hanson Field at 1:00pm. Tailgating starts four hours prior to kick-off at in Q-Lot adjacent to the field. The Leathernecks welcome Dad's and students to enjoy the Halloween weekend with Football and fun.


Tickets can be purchased at the game, online at ( or by calling 309/298-1190.

Hike, Bike or Kayak at Spring Lake

Date: All weekend - discount is Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: All weekend - discount is from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Spring Lake Park

Description: Get back to nature with your WIU Student at Spring Lake Park! Located just 2.5 miles northwest of the University, the beautiful 230 acre Spring Lake is complimented by hiking and biking trails, campsites and cabin rentals, boat rentals, and much more!

Discount: WIU Dads and students can enjoy FREE kayak rentals from 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Dad's Day!
(temperature must be above 60 degrees).

Contact: Spring Lake Management (309) 833-2052 or visit at 620 Spring Lake Park Road

Thompson Terror-Haunted House

Date:  Friday, October 26, 2018 and Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: Thompson Hall 18th Floor

Description: This years Haunted Housing theme is Thompson Terror!  There is a small fee to enter the haunted house, $3 or $2 with the donation of one or more canned food items.  All cash proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters and all canned donatons will go to Loaves and Fishes.  

Dodge Ball

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Spencer Student Recreation Center

Description: It's time for Triple D-- Dads Day Dodgeball. Come out to the Rec for some good ol' fashion dodgeball Triple D style-- Dodges, Ducks, and Dives. Participants will be organized into teams when they arrive. Loosen up those arms!

Pumpkin Painting and Apple Cider 

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Thompson Hall 2nd Floor E-Classroom

Description: Feel free to stop by and Paint a Pumpkin and enjoy some apple cider.  This event is free and put on by the IHC Late Nights Commitee.  

A March Tale
A March Tale

Date/Time: Friday, October 26, 2018 - Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Location: Horrabin Theatre

Description: Slover's Elizabethan-era play features Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, and various other characters who tromped about England in the 1600s. Loosely based on an actual historic incident, the play begins in March 1603 during the last few days of Queen Elizabeth's reign. The queen is dying, but trying to deny it, and takes her court to her palace in Richmond to see Shakespeare's company perform THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. The action, both on- and offstage, gives the play its comic momentum.
By: Tim Slover
Directed By: Hadley Kamminga-Peck