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Moms' Weekend 2014
March 28 through March 30, 2014
WIU Parent and Family Association cordially invite you and your Mom, Aunt, Sister or other significant female friends to join us for our Annual Moms' Weekend.
We hope you enjoy our line-up of activities! This year's Moms' oriented events are sure to make this a memorable time for you and your student(s). Moms' Weekend activities are a guide for you to engage in campus and community activities. The most important part of the weekend is that you are on WIU's campus and engaged with your WIU student. You can choose from the ever popular opening dinner reception, BCA show, cooking classes, cupcake battles, art-craft and vendor show and much more.
Registration is highly recommended. Many events sell out quickly. If you have any questions regarding reservations or any activity during Moms' Weekend, please contact the Parents and Family Association at (309) 298-2295 or KA-Heuer@wiu.edu
Featured Event: Rex Havens
"Once a man says I Do, school is officially in session. There will be seminars, lectures, punishments, rewards and numerous pop quizzes." Rex Havens braves this haunting, daunting battlefield armed with the only weapon for survival - - laughter. Based on only two truths Rex has learned about men and women--"I'm man...and I am sorry." Rex's comedy routine is fresh approach to an ageless subject, tongue planted firmly in a cleverly cheek, and dedicated to the notion that happiness lies not in victory, but in the glory and undeniable humor of the struggle." This is a family friendly stand up comedy rountine for all ages.
If you are attending the Show Only, you must complete regisrtation on Mom's Weekend registration site for the student ticket and go to the following hyper link to purchase your guest tickets to the show. http://www.wiu.edu/cofac/bca/shows.php#rex
We would like all participants to register online. The registration form only contains events that require a prepayment or have space limitations. Many activities are free for Moms' and to take part you just have to be registered for the Weekend. You can pay online with a credit card or mail in a check (reservations will be cancelled on March 21, 2014 if payment has not been received). Mail-in Check option will be available until March 18th. After that date Credit Card will be the only option.
- Registration Form (Opens January 10, 2014) Moms will be required to wear and present their wristbands at certain events. Wristbands will be included in your registration packet. Make check payable to the Parents and Family Association. Mail checks and reservation forms to:
WIU Parents & Family Association
c/o Student Assistance & Parent Service Center
1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois 61455.
There is a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee for all cancelled registrations. In order to be considered for a partial refund, you must submit a cancellation request which includes a reason for the cancellation in writing no later than Friday, March 21, 2014. Cancellations will not be accepted after the deadline. Cancellation requests can be mailed or emailed to:
Moms' Weekend Registration
Student Assistance and Parent Service Center
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Approved refunds will be processed and distributed after Moms' Weekend. Those receiving refunds will be sent a refund to their credit card on by check, depending on their payment method on or around April 5, 2014.
Moms' Weekend T-shirts
Western Illinois University Moms' Weekend T-Shirts are for order prior to the event. Shirts are available in Gray or Winterberry with chevron writing. Sizes are small, medium, large, extra large, 2XL and 3XL, please note, these are mens short sleeve shirt. T-shirts will be printed on one side with our moms' weekend design (coming soon). T-Shirt order placed before 4:30 pm on 3/21/14 will be provided at the Moms' Weekend Registration table. T-shirts requested after this date will be back ordered and available for pick up by your student on April 15, 2013 in the Student Assistance and Parent Service Center, 1st Floor University Union. Shirts are by Hanes - 4.5 oz, pre-shrunk 100% ringspon cotton, 30 singles, set in ribbed collar, double-needle coverstitched cuffs and armholes.
Digger College City Bowl: Take University Drive east to the first light, US 67 turn right. Follow Lafayette (US 67) till you see Adams Street, turn left. Diggers College City Bowl will be on the right side of the road.
Horn Field Campus: Take Western Ave south. At T intersection (Adams Street) turn Left. At the first stop sign (Ward Street), turn right. Proceed through the light and at your first stop sign (Grant Street) turn Left. At your first stop sign (Johnson Street) turn right. About 8/10 of a mile you will turn right onto China Road. Horn Field campus is on the left about 1/4 of a mile.
Railto Theater: Take University drive east. At the second light turn left (US 136E). Follow 136 E and the Rialto will be on the right side of the road in the Kmart Plaza.
Argyle State Park: 6 miles west of Macomb, Route 136. Fish, picnic, camp and enjoy the wilderness. Boat, canoe or paddle boat rentals maybe available.
Spring Lake: North of Macomb, route 67. Hike, fish, picnic, camp or rent a rowboat or canoe.
Everly Park: North Randolph Street, Macomb Beautiful park with picnic areas.