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Western Challenge
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Give one. Get two. Energize many!

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

This year, our challenge is to have 1,000 Leathernecks give a gift to Western between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on April 24, 2017!

To help us meet this challenge, you are asked to give one gift yourself, encourage two friends to make a gift, and energize many more to get involved with the tools provided below.

Meeting this year's Western Challenge begins with YOU!

Update your social media account profiles with tools we provide below to show your support for Western!  


POST A VIDEO

Challenge your friends, classmates, teammates, and family to give during the #LeathernecksGive campaign. Record a video and upload it to social media using #LeathernecksGive


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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UPDATE YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE PHOTO

To save the profile photo, right click on the image below 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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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 #LeatherenecksGive 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 »

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Twitter icon TWEET YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO

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. Upload your favorite #LeathernecksGive photo to Twitter to accompany your tweet.  Show me how to do this »

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

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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

To upload pictures from your gallery to Snapchat CHAT, you can simply go to your gallery or camera roll and select the picture. Tap on the share icon and select Snapchat. If you don’t see Snapchat, scroll and tap on the more icon (indicated by three dots). You can make edits, like all snapchat pics — insert text and emojis.

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