October 3, 2013

Celebrating Town & Gown 2013
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: The Forum
124 N. Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL
Description: Celebrating Town & Gown 2013

To kick off our 2013 Homecoming festivities, WIU’s annual Celebrating Town and Gown Event will be held in the fall again this year! We hope you will join us to help Western Illinois University and Macomb start WIU Homecoming 2013 in style. Celebrating Town and Gown will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013 to celebrate all President Jack Thomas and Mayor Mike Inman have accomplished over the past year for the WIU and Macomb communities!
NEW THIS YEAR—WIU will unveil Rocky on Parade. Join the 14 sponsors in seeing the 14 special Rocky sculptures as they are unveiled for the very first time! We hope you will save the date and join us for a great evening in Macomb! The Honorary Alumni and Town & Gown Awards will be presented at that time. A short program will begin at 6:15 p.m.


Rocky on Parade is a public art project that celebrates the University’s traditions, strengthens the unity of campus and community, contributes to the economic vitality and quality of life in Macomb, and supports student scholarships. Imagine a “pack” of larger-than-life fiberglass bulldog sculptures, designed and created by regional artists, on long-term public display. Each bulldog will have a unique design and will be placed throughout the WIU campus and Macomb community.

Click here to read more about Rocky on Parade

Pasta station:
Watch as the chef prepares your made-to-order pasta as you choose from various pastas with Plum Tomato Marinara, Nutmeg Alfredo, Pesto and Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Carbonara sauce and various toppings including Flank, Chicken, Shrimp, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Scallions and Cheeses; all enhanced with Garlic Bread Sticks

Specialty cheese, toasted nut and dried fruit station:
Cheeses—Pecan Smoked Mozzarella, Jalapeno-rolled Mozzarella, Hoja Santa-wrapped Goat, Blanca Bianco, Ancho Chile Caciotta, Wisconsin Tilsit, Tarragon and Thyme-spiked Goat and Farmhouse Brie
Toasted nuts—Peach Praline, Cayenne, Bourbon Street Toasted Pecans, Key Lime and Gran Mariner Toasted Walnuts, Amaretto and Cocoa-dusted Toasted Almonds and Toasted Pistachios
Dried fruit—Apricots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pineapple and Kiwi

Dessert bar (open after the program):
Choose between fire and ice!
Fire: Blow Torch Marshmallow with Berry Topping
Ice: Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Shots surrounded by Garnishes and Toppings

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Contact Information:
 Alumni Association
 Phone: 309-298-1914
 Email: A-Association@wiu.edu
Source: Alumni

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail info@wiu.edu
Calendar Administration: webstaff@wiu.edu