Alumni

WIU "Chicago Homecoming"
September 20 - WIU vs. Northwestern Pregame Social & Football Game

Chicago Homecoming
In addition to our on-campus Homecoming events on October 3-4, WIU will host a "Chicago Homecoming" this fall in Chicago when the Leathernecks take on the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on September 20. Leading up to the football game, we will be hosting alumni socials at various locations in the Chicagoland area.

We invite you to join us for one, two or all of the following WIU Alumni & Friends Events.

September 15 - Homewood at the 5th Quarter
September 16 - Arlington Heights at Peggy Kinnane’s
September 17 - Schaumburg at RAM Restaurant & Brewery
September 18 - LaGrange at the Wild Monk
September 19 - Downtown Chicago at Mike Ditka’s
September 20 - WIU vs. Northwestern Pregame Social & Football Game

Name that brew contest!

At the beginning of August, we offered Alumni and Friends the opportunity to be the one to name the Goose Island pub brew which will be served at the WIU vs. Northwestern pregame social Sept. 20! The name needed to incorporate WIU in some way. After many entries that were submitted to us, there was one beer name that was submitted by five individuals. The winning name for the Goose Island pub brew is..."LEATHERNECK LAGER!"

Congratulations to Jerry Czarnowski '96 for being the first out five Leatherneck Lager submissions. Leatherneck Lager will be displayed on the handle of the tapper used throughout the social. Jerry now has bragging rights and will be given credit for coming up with the original name! A photo will be taken of the Jerry and the tapper at the pregame social on game day if present.