Show us your ‘stache; Eagles support ‘Movember’


Members of the IVCC and Prairie State College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams pose with Phi Theta Kappa wearing mustaches for Movember support.

On Nov. 25 various student groups on campus came together to host IVCC’s first ever “Movember” men and women’s basketball game.

The “Movember” theme revolves around growing mustaches to promote men’s health awareness, supporting research, treatment, and prevention of prominent issues.

The men’s team won 68-48, and the women’s lost 65-56, both facing Prairie State College.

Throughout both games, a table run by Phi Theta Kappa sold raffle tickets for donated items including baked goods and IVCC spirit wear. When names were drawn at each halftime, audience members would roll large, inflatable dice, competing for the highest number.

Phi Theta Kappa Rho Omega, Student Government, Psych Club and IV Sustainability worked together to create this event.

During the day, the clubs and organizations sold novelty mustaches in the lobby, which allowed students to be put into a raffle prize drawing at both games.

For a few years now, the IVCC Psych club has been promoting and distributing information about Movember and men’s health awareness.

According to Brandon Miller, who has played a large role in this event as a Phi Theta Kappa officer, stated, “I have been looking for a multi-club function since the beginning of the semester.”

He also explained that during a Phi Theta Kappa officers meeting, contacts were made and “everything just flowed from there.”