As part of Western Michigan University’s (WMU) homecoming activities this week, WMU students will be celebrating by joining with the Kalamazoo community to try and break a world record.
Members of the public are invited to gather from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, on campus at Kanley Track to break the record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark. The existing record is 1,675 people, set by Gilda's LaughFest (USA) in Grand Rapids March 6. WMU's event, which symbolically demonstrates that people can achieve more when they work together, will include live entertainment as well as food.
The first 2,000 participants will receive a free pair of sunglasses!!!
Students are also organizing the second homecoming pep rally on WMU's West Campus pedestrian mall in front of Sangren Hall at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. The event, which will be preceded by the traditional Yell Like Yell contest at 6:30 p.m., includes classic spirit games, free food and music, and presentation of the 2014 "WMU's Most Spirited" trophy for the University's best decorated office.

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