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Col. Rock III 2014 Calendar at WIU Bookstore

December 3, 2013

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MACOMB, IL -- It's the perfect stocking stuffer: the 2014 Col. Rock III Calendar!

Designed by University Relations Webmaster/Graphic Designer Jessica Lambert, the 2014 calendar, featuring photos of Western's lovable four-legged mascot taken by WIU Visual Production Center photographers, is on sale for $5.50 at the University Union Bookstore and online at A portion of the proceeds from calendar sales will go toward the Col. Rock III Fund, established by the WIU Foundation in February 2012, which helps meet travel-related, food, healthcare and "clothing" expenses.

The 12-month calendar features photos of Col. Rock III (aka Rocky) at University events, in the community, around campus and in the studio, as well as links to Western websites and important WIU-related dates such as Founders' Day, Homecoming, and Purple and Gold Day, to name a few.

Rocky, who turned three on March 3, has been at the center of numerous Western activities since joining the WIU family in May 2010 as a 10-week-old puppy. WIU alumnus Joe Roselieb, director of residential facilities at Western, is Rocky's caretaker, providing him with a loving home, teaching him tricks, making sure he's healthy and chauffeuring him to WIU and community events.

The English bulldog was donated to Western by Richard and Beth Siess of the Siess Ranch in Seneca, KS. Dr. Karen Blakeley of Macomb's All Pets Veterinary Clinic and the WIU School of Agriculture, along with other University and community organizations and individuals, make sure Col. Rock's care is tended to.

To follow Col. Rock on Facebook, visit Col. Rock's photo shoots over the past three years, taken by WIU Visual Production Center photographers, can be found at

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