We are saddened to announce the passing of William E. Dunworth ’56. William passed away on February 10, 2019. You can view William’s obituary here.
Senior Judge Roger Colton ’59 is pictured with newly elected County Court Judge Sara Alijewicz (Shannon) ’84 at her investiture as County Court Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit, in and for Palm Beach County at West Palm Beach, FL, on February 2, 2019.
We are saddened to report the passing of Gordon King ’43. Gordon passed away on February 5, 2019. An informal gathering will be held at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive SW, Blacksburg, VA, on Sunday February 10th from 2-4 PM. A service also will be held in the spring at Union Cemetery in Leesburg, Virginia.
Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. IWU celebrates each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kicks in for the remainder of the year.
Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!
We regret to inform you of the passing of Ruth Wieting ’41. Ruth passed away January 22, 2019. You can view her obituary here.
Dick Van Scyoc ’49 and his daughter, Jan Bogle, have just completed a book, “Manual Labor” covering both his personal and professional life. This book relates stories and provides a living history with regard to high school basketball in Illinois. Many of his Colleagues and former ball players are included.
On Saturday, March 30th, Coach Van will be at the Lincoln Branch Library on the South side of Peoria from 11:00 to 12:00 and The Spot Coffee Shop on Knoxville from 3:00 to 4:00 signing books.There will be a very limited amount of copies at both signing places. The book can be obtained from BookBaby.com or Amazon. All proceeds from the book will go to the Dick Van Scyoc endowed scholarship fund at Wesleyan
We regret to inform you of the passing of Edward Brown ’50. Edward passed away November 6, 2018.
If you or someone you know has experienced a fall over the past year or has concerns about falling, you may be interested in the Matter of Balance workshop.
Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Begins February 7, 2019 for eight weeks at Historic St. Patrick Parish Hall 1209 W. Locust St., Bloomington, IL. Call Donna Redding at 829-2191 to register
A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based falls prevention program that helps older adults improve their strength, balance and builds their confidence so they can lead an active life. There are eight, 2-hour sessions featuring group learning, problem solving, and 30 minutes of light exercise. The Program is offered free of charge and is made possible with a federal grant and local support from Community Care Systems, Inc. in Bloomington. Senior Nursing students from Illinois Wesleyan University will be leading the class. Everyone is welcome.
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mabel “May” Bicknell ’51. Mabel passed away on December 28, 2018. You can read Mabel’s obituary here.
We regret to inform you of the passing of David ‘Neal’ Smith ’53. Neal passed away on January 1, 2019. You can read Neal’s obituary here.