Colonel Rock III to Retire

General Campus News, Updates, Discussion
Post Reply
wiu712
Posts: 5333
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:05 pm

Never fear, Leatherneck Fans, Colonel Rock III will still be making some appearances to teach Colonel Rock IV all that he knows to know about being Western's official mascot.

Image

Image
GV Dad
Posts: 605
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:52 pm

I didn't know he had a FB page! I'll have to friend him :)
wiu712
Posts: 5333
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:05 pm

GV Dad wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:41 pm
I didn't know he had a FB page! I'll have to friend him :)
https://www.facebook.com/Col.RockIII/
User avatar
ST_Lawson
Site Admin
Posts: 6069
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Location: Macomb, IL
Contact:

GV Dad wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:41 pm
I didn't know he had a FB page! I'll have to friend him :)
Yup, he's a good dog, super friendly, loves kids. He's just getting up there in age (average lifespan of a bulldog is 8-10 years) and it's time to step back and let a young pup take over the demanding public appearances and travel schedule.

If he's still showing up occasionally at things in the fall, you should stop by and give him a scratch behind the ears.
Scott Lawson - Board Admin
Western Illinois University Alum/Fan/Employee
Member of the Marching Leathernecks - 1996-2000
GV Dad
Posts: 605
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:52 pm

Definitely! Just curious, how is he cared for? Does he kennel somewhere on campus?
wiu712
Posts: 5333
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:05 pm

GV Dad wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 8:29 am
Just curious, how is he cared for? Does he kennel somewhere on campus?
Colonel Rock III lives with Joe Roselieb, the Director of Residential Facilities at Western.
Image
User avatar
sealhall74
Posts: 4224
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:18 pm
Location: Wherever, Windblows

Do you think we will ever see a female bulldog as mascot - maybe a Madame Rockette? ;)
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
rocki
Posts: 1001
Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:08 pm

So, has anyone donated to the mascot memorial project? I keep trying to donate, and it kicks me out. Wondered if something weird was going on.
User avatar
ST_Lawson
Site Admin
Posts: 6069
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Location: Macomb, IL
Contact:

rocki wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:26 pm
So, has anyone donated to the mascot memorial project? I keep trying to donate, and it kicks me out. Wondered if something weird was going on.
Well, some people are, it's up to over $22k at this point. If you're having problems, I'd contact the Foundation office: http://www.wiu.edu/giving/
You can call them at (309) 298-1808 or email them at WIUFoundation@wiu.edu.
Scott Lawson - Board Admin
Western Illinois University Alum/Fan/Employee
Member of the Marching Leathernecks - 1996-2000
Post Reply