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Members of the 2017 Homecoming Royalty show their painting technique during last year's Paint the Paws event.
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Paint the Paws for Homecoming Sept. 21

September 11, 2018

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MACOMB, IL -- Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to participate in Western Illinois University's annual Homecoming tradition, Paint the Paws, Friday, Sept. 21.

Paint the Paws, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is sponsored by the WIU Alumni Association and involves the painting of more than 250 paws along University Drive and Western Avenue to welcome alumni and visitors to campus for Homecoming 2018, Friday-Saturday Sept. 28-29. This year's Homecoming theme is "Game On: Leathernecks Win It All."

Paint the Paws shifts will be held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. First shift painters should check in at Western Hall by 12:45 p.m., while second shift painters should check in by 2:45 p.m. Supplies will be provided.
Individuals interested in participating should contact Anyssa Hining at, call (309) 298-1914, or sign up at
For more information on Homecoming events, visit and

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