Administrative Services

Health-"Full" Living Classes

Healthy Heart Foods
  • learn how to prepare healthy meals that are delicious
  • start seeing better results from your fitness regimen
  • better understand how fitness, nutrition and your overall health fit together to start making the changes you need

This comprehensive class is a partnership between McDonough District Hospital, Western Illinois University students and the YMCA. You will have a chance to learn and apply skills for all areas of your health including a special chance to visit the WIU test kitchen! Whether you want to lose weight, eat healthier, or just learn more about your health and well-being this class is for you!

For more information, view the Health-"full" Living Flyer.

Knoblauch Cafe

DFMH Students
  • Sponsored and provided by the Department of Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Hospitality
  • Upscale dining experience complete with cloth linens, seasonal décor, a relaxing atmosphere, and extremely fast service
  • 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM, Tuesdays
  • Delivery is available within Knoblauch Hall
  • Carry-outs available
  • Cost: $7.00, which includes beverage and dessert
  • Knoblauch Hall 239, Corporate Dining Room
  • Reservations can be made by downloading our iphone app Knoblauch Café, by visiting the Knoblauch Café website, or by emailing Sharon Thompson at or calling (309) 298-1085.

Café Menu

The current menu can be viewed at the Knoblauch Café website.

Fallen Soldiers 5K Run/Walk

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October 10th, 2015

In October 2014, more than 500 runners and walkers joined forces to raise over $20,000 by participating in Western Illinois University's 3rd Annual Fallen Soldiers 5k Run/Walk, and event organizers hope to see over 550 in this year's event.

The event is designed as a fundraiser for the Fallen Soldier's Scholarship Fund in honor of two WIU alumni who were killed in the line of duty, Capt. Derek Dobogai and Lt. Col. Robert Baldwin. Dobogai, who graduated from Western in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in law enforcement and justice administration, was among the 14 U.S. soldiers aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Aug. 22, 2007 in northern Iraq. Baldwin, who earned a bachelor's degree in industrial technology from WIU in 1993, was killed Sept. 21, 2010 when his Blackhawk UH-60 helicopter carrying Navy SEALs crashed during combat operations in the Zabul province of Afghanistan.

Money raised from the 5k Run/Walk is directed toward the WIU Fallen Soldiers Scholarship Fund, which supports veterans and service members currently enrolled at Western. Additional donations are welcome. The entry fee is $25 per person, and pre-registration is due by Sept. 28th ($35 registration after 9/28).

While the scholarship and program will continue to honor the men for whom the scholarship was established, each year the event will also recognize the recipients of scholarships that are awarded in the preceding year.

For registration information, contact Holly Fecht at (309) 298-1861, or email For general race information, email Judy Yeast (

Mile Marker Sponsor

  • Dave & Jackie Thompson
  • WIU Foundation

Race Route Sponsors

  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company - Macomb, IL
  • Yeast Printing, Inc. - Macomb, IL

Other Race Sponsors

  • Road ID
  • Vision Consultants, Ltd - Macomb, IL
  • Prairie Farms

Springfield Marathon

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Marathon, Half-Marathon, Marathon Relay, 10K, and 5K

Date: October 10-11, 2015
5K starts at 5 PM on Saturday the 10th
10K, Half-Marathon, and Marathon start at 7:30 AM on Sunday the 11th

Location: Start Line is on the University of Illinois at Springfield Campus

For more information, visit the Springfield Marathon Website.

7th Annual Cheryl J. Cohen Lecture

Cheryl Cohen Lecture Poster

Physical Inactivity: The Biggest Public Health Problem of the 21st Century

Steven N. Blair, P.E.D., FACSM
Professor in the Departments of Exercise Science, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina

October 13 at 7 PM
University Union Grand Ballroom

"Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate"

Cara Allen
Family Life Educator from the University of Illinois Extension

Almost all individuals have valued personal belongings. In this program, participants explore was to talk to family members about the difficult subject of disturbing family items with emotional and sentimental value while still keeping relationships intact.

Wednesday, October 14
12:10-12:50 pm
University Union, Lincoln Room

Reservations required with Sharon Chenoweth at (309)298-1971 or email

Halloween Hustle 5K (Oquawka)

Eagle View Community Health System

6th Annual "Run for the Health of it" to benefit Eagle View Community Health System

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Starting Line @ the Oquawka Track

Children's activities will include: face painting by JelliBean the Clown, games, balloon animals, and races for all ages!

For more information or to sign up, use the Registration Form

Haunted Hill 5K/10K

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10K Run / 5K Run or Walk / 1 mile Fun Run (12 & under)
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Registration: 7:15-8:10am. Fun Run: 8:15am. Race immediately to follow.

The HILL is so nice you get to do it TWICE! Costumes optional or wear your Halloween colors!

Race location: Start and finish on Dudley Street by the YMCA of McDonough County, 400 East Calhoun, Macomb, IL.

Entry fees:
$25 early / $30 day of run.
1 Mile: $15 early / $20 day of run.
Contact Cindy for family race rate.

Registration: Register by October 14 for a long-sleeved performance T-shirt. Register online at the YMCA Registration Hub. Go to Enroll, Category, then Fundraising Events.

Online registration closes October 21.

Course: 5K route is a loop run; 10K is a double loop. Both include the awesome HILL and a respectful run through Oakwood Cemetery. Water along the course. Fun Run is an out and back course. Running rain or shine!

Awards: Presentation after the race. Trophies for top male and female finishers in the 10K and 5K races. Recognition for the top two finishers in each age group for both males and females. Fun Run winner receives a trophy. Age groups 19 & under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 & over.

Facilities: Showers and lockers available. Not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Refreshments: Fruit, water, and snacks provided for all participants.

Questions: Race director Cindy Cavett, 309-833-2129 or

Good Hope Turkey Trot 10K/5K

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Thursday, November 26, 2015
10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, 1K Kids Fun Run
Benefitting the Golden Apple Foundation

7:30 A.M.- Race Day Registration Opens
8:00 A.M.- Event Starts
Registration Fee: $25
T-shirts only guaranteed if registered by 11/14/2015

Race Location:
West Prairie North Elementary School
100 North Washington Street
Good Hope, IL

Questions: Contact Kay Hilligoss at 309-333-6129 or

For more information or to register: