September 25, 2017

Founders' Day - Macomb Campus
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Sherman Hall Front Steps and Sherman Hall Third Floor Auditorium
Description: Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to celebrate the founding of Western at the 24th annual Founders' Day Celebration Monday, Sept. 25 at Sherman Hall. This year's event will feature a new format, including a guest speaker.

The 2017 Founders' Day Celebration will begin at 1 p.m. on the front steps of Sherman Hall with the ceremonial bell ringing by Lana Myers, a retired University employee and granddaughter of Edwin DeCamp, who first rang the bell Sept. 23, 1902 to signal the start of classes at Western Illinois State Normal School. Participants are asked to gather on the front steps between 12:45-1 p.m.

Following the bell ringing, the program will continue at 1:15 p.m. in the Sherman Hall Auditorium (third floor), with guest speaker WIU Alumnus, Former State Sen. and chair of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors Kirk Dillard '77. A post-event reception will be held immediately following the program. The Sept. 25 program is open free to the public.

A Founders' Day Celebration will also be held at the WIU-QC campus at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the Rock Island County Board Community Room (Rms. 103/104) in Riverfront Hall on the WIU-QC campus.
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Contact Information:
 Linda Prosise
 Phone: (309) 298-2110
Source: Public Events

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail
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