The Western Challenge

Western Challenge 2021.Let's make some noise!

The Western Challenge is a one day, energized, 24-hour giving challenge that encourages alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to show their support with a gift to any area of our Macomb and Quad City campuses.

More than $55,000 in challenge dollars have already been pledged to this year's event, meaning your gift might be doubled - in some cases, tripled!

 We are calling on Leathernecks everywhere to help us raise $200,000 for our Leathernecks between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on April 24!

Update your social media account profiles with the tools below to show your Western Pride and be UNAPOLOGETICALLY PURPLE!

Meeting this year's Western Challenge begins with YOU!


Facebook icon UPDATE YOUR FACEBOOK COVER PHOTO

Click the thumbnail image below of the cover photo you would like to save and use. When the new window appears, right click on the image and save to your computer. Then go to Facebook and upload the image as your Facebook cover photo. Show me how to do this »

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ADD A FACEBOOK PROFILE FRAME 

To add a frame to your Page's profile picture, go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes. Click your profile picture in the bottom left and select your page. Search for a frame by entering the search terms "Western Illinois University" or "Western Challenge." Choose the frame you want to use from the results. Click Use as Profile Picture.


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UPDATE YOUR FACEBOOK STATUS

Click the thumbnail image below of the status photo you would like to save and use. When the new window appears, right click on the image and save to your computer. Then go to Facebook and upload the image as your Facebook cover photo. Show me how to do this »

Don't know what to say? Here are some of our suggested posts to share:

  • Calling all Leathernecks! Join me in the Western Challenge! TODAY we are showing we are #LeatherneckStrong and  during this one day, online, 24 hour giving challenge. Join the action at wiu.edu/westernchallenge 
  • For the next 24 hours, WIU alumni, students, parents and friends are building a better, stronger Western. Join the action at wiu.edu/westernchallenge and support your favorite area of campus. #LeathernecksGive 
  • Fellow Western alumni! We have been challenged to create opportunities, inspire creativity, and show we are Leatherneck strong! wiu.edu/westernchallenge #LeathernecksGive
  • I’m participating in #LeathernecksGive and you should too! Support your favorite area of campus before midnight! wiu.edu/westernchallenge 

 


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UPDATE YOUR TWITTER COVER PHOTO

Click the thumbnail image below of the cover photo you would like to save and use. When the new window appears, right click on the image and save to your computer. Upload the image to Twitter as your new cover photo. Show me how to do this »

 

 


Instagram icon POST PHOTOS TO INSTAGRAM

Click the thumbnail image below of the photo you would like to save and use. When the new window appears, right click on the image and save to your computer.  Post your favorite  #LeathernecksGive photo to Instagram.  Show me how to do this »

            

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POST PHOTOS TO SNAPCHAT

On April 24, open Snapchat.

Be sure to have your Toggle Location Services "on," and then:

  • scroll down and make sure the individual Snapchat app is toggled "On" too.
  • open Snapchat and tap the settings in the top right corner.
  • Choose the "Manage" option
  • Turn on "Filters" to enable geofilters
  • Snap a photo & then swipe until you see event geofilter
  • Apply the filter and you're done!