It is the most wonderful time of the year! No, I am not talking about Christmas; I am excited about summer break. But first students have to complete their finals and pack up to head home for the summer. Where has the year gone? To celebrate the end of the academic year, the Corbin and Olson Hall Government is putting on the 5th annual Corbinstock festival tomorrow, May 2nd.
All the fun will take place outside of Corbin Hall in the faculty lot. If it rains, the event will be moved into the Corbin and Olson Dining Center. The festival starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m. with many activities to keep students entertained. Various bands will take the stage throughout the night including Casual Ties, Transatlantics, and Nugget. The winner of Western’s Got Talent contest held during Siblings’ Weekend will also perform at Corbinstock.
Activities such as a photo booth and smaller games such as Bags will keep the participants busy. Between each band, student-led events will also be available along with delicious snacks. Corbinstock is an outlet for students to relax before they have to jump into finals next week. It also gives a stage to many local performers who want to share their music. The festival is meant to give students the big boost needed to finish the semester strong.
Adam Broudy is the adviser of Corbin and Olson Hall Government. He has assisted the members as they plan this event. “I enjoy the excitement and dedication of the students I am advising,” Broudy said. “They are excited to put on this event and have worked hard to make sure everything runs smoothly.” Broudy said he cannot wait to see all of their hard work pay off come Thursday.
While the planning is geared for students, alumni can stop by as well. What about you? Were any of you a part of Corbinstock in your years here at WIU? I would love to hear all about it. This kind of event will more than likely be carried out for many more years to come. It keeps the students energized and gives them a little splash of fun before the big finals week. I bet you alumni can all remember how much stress finals can be. So we are going to have fun while we still have time!