Annual Spotted Cow coming this weekend


Indiana Wesleyan University’s annual spring festival, Spotted Cow, returns to campus this weekend, April 21.

Spotted Cow is a campus-wide music event that provides students with a fun atmosphere filled with different activities before finals week begins.

The event is usually all day held on the Saturday before finals, however, this year it is on a Friday night.

Event coordinator for Student Activities Council Rebekah Stoltzful (so), says not only will there be music, but there will be art, food trucks and a puppy play day.

“We still have classic student and professional bands (performing this year). Our headliner is Oferle- they’re from Fort Wayne and they’re really awesome” Stoltzful said. “We are having a caricature artist, a henna artist and that’s going to be really good this year.”

An overview of the Spotted Cow event at the Chapel Plaza. Photo provided by SAC.

An overview of the Spotted Cow event at the Chapel Plaza. Photo provided by SAC.

One of the most popular attractions from last year was puppy play day. This year, puppies will be available to play with from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

SAC event coordinator Alyssa Benson (jr) organized the puppy play day.

“There’s going to be German Shepherd puppies and Yorkie puppies,” Benson said. “It’s just going to be a fun thing to do after classes on Friday and a fun way to kick off a stressful weekend.”

Two food trucks will be on site during the event: one with shaved ice and another one with snack foods.

Jonny Rupp, assistant director for community learning and student involvement, has collaborated with Student Government Association for this year’s event.

“Student Activities Council is working on collaborating with the Student Government Association for this year’s event,” Rupp said. “In addition to the music, food, puppies and now SGA adding their element, it’s going to be an evening just packed with stuff.” Rupp said.

There will also raffle prize giveaways throughout the evening. Some of the prizes include an Apple Watch and iPad.

Spotted Cow will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. at the Chapel Plaza.

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