Sep 222017
 
Emily Stedman’s (’69) latest exhibit titled “A Place to Remember” will be displayed at the Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont (NY) Public Library Sept 6-29. There will be a reception at the gallery on September 9th form 2:00 to 4:00pm, everyone is welcome!
After she received a B.F.A from Illinois Wesleyan University, Stedman went on to acquire a M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Emily Stedman is represented at NOHO/M55 Gallery in New York City. Her oils and watercolor paintings have been shown in group and solo shows including The Brooklyn Museum; The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; The Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, Washington; and numerous other galleries and publications. Her work is in private and public collections including corporate collections such as Schering – Plough Pharmaceuticals.
You can read more about her latest exhibit here:
 Learn more about what Emily is up to here: www.emilystedman.com
Congratulations, Emily!
 Posted by at 12:09 pm
Sep 212017
 

Homecoming 2017 is right around the corner!

You can register now here

A few noteworthy events:

  • Back to College Classes Friday and Saturday – The Ames Library, Beckman Auditorium
  • Family Fun on the Quad Saturday 8:30-11 – Eckley Quadrangle
  • Titan Tailgate Featuring Local Food Trucks Saturday 10AM-1PM – Shirk Center Parking Lot
  • “Club Tommy” Saturday, 6-9pm (Cost: $20) – Young Main Lounge in the Memorial Center

You can see the full schedule of Homecoming 2017 events here

 Posted by at 3:30 pm
Sep 192017
 

Class of 1962 55th Reunion Celebration

Join your classmates for the “Golden Titan Club” Reunion Dinner

Saturday 6 PM Cocktails and 6:30 PM Dinner

Bloomington Country Club 605 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington

You can register now here

A few noteworthy events:

  • President’s Reception Friday 4-5:30 PM – President’s House, 1201 N. Park St.
  • Alumni Awards Dinner Friday 6-8 PM (Cost: $20)- Young Main Lounge in the Memorial Center
  • Back to College Classes Friday and Saturday – The Ames Library, Beckman Auditorium
  • Family Fun on the Quad Saturday 8:30-11 AM – Eckley Quadrangle
  • Titan Tailgate Featuring Local Food Trucks Saturday 10AM-1PM – Shirk Center Parking Lot

You can see the full schedule of Homecoming 2017 events here

 Posted by at 3:57 pm
Sep 192017
 

Class of 1967 50th Reunion Celebration

Join your classmates for a 50 Year Class Reunion Dinner – Saturday 7pm Dinner and Cocktails – Bloomington Country Club 605 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington

You can register now here

A few noteworthy events:

  • President’s Reception Friday 4-5:30 PM – President’s House, 1201 N. Park St.
  • Alumni Awards Dinner Friday 6-8 PM (Cost: $20)- Young Main Lounge in the Memorial Center
  • Back to College Classes Friday and Saturday – The Ames Library, Beckman Auditorium
  • Family Fun on the Quad Saturday 8:30-11 AM – Eckley Quadrangle
  • Titan Tailgate Featuring Local Food Trucks Saturday 10AM-1PM – Shirk Center Parking Lot

You can see the full schedule of Homecoming 2017 events here

 Posted by at 3:53 pm
Aug 022017
 

Dr. Robert Fred Kern (BS, MM (IWU ’67), MM D.A.) was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award at the biennial meeting of The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP). The 2017 conference was held in Lombard, Illinois on July 24-29th, celebrating 35 years of excellence and innovation in music education at the keyboard alongside keyboard music educators, researchers, and industry leaders representing all fifty states and over a dozen other nations. The mission of NCKP is to enhance the quality of music-making throughout life and to educate teachers who are dedicated to nurturing lifelong involvement in music-making.

Dr. Kern resides in Dallas and is a native of Pittsfield, IL. He is Professor emeritus at the University of North Texas (Denton) where he was on the UNT keyboard and piano pedagogy faculty for 31 years. He also previously taught keyboard skills at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) for 9 years.

Congratulations, Robert, on this award and all of your recent achievements!

 Posted by at 11:36 am
Aug 012017
 

On Father’s Day and beyond, Hal Graff (’69) honors his father, the late Dean Graff (’44), whose footsteps he followed to Illinois Wesleyan and onto the baseball field.

Read more here –
http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/columnists/kindred/kindred-a-father-son-bond-forged-by-baseball/article_4aaf9d68-ce41-5c03-9704-58f8eda63401.html

Hal Graff points to his father, Dean, in a photo of the Illinois Wesleyan baseball team from the late 1930s. Dean Graff played for a U.S. All-American team on a tour of England in 1938.

 Posted by at 9:54 am
Jun 302017
 
Before retiring from Binghamton, N.Y., University this spring, Bruce Borton (’69) conducted his final concert for the University Chorus. He has been Binghamton’s director of choral activities since 1988 while teaching undergraduate and graduate conducting and choral techniques, choral arranging, and voice, as well as directing the master of music in choral conducting program. He also chaired the music department for six years. Previously, Bruce taught at West Georgia College near Atlanta and spent 14 seasons with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus as a member and conducting assistant for his service on the Tri-Cities Opera borad and as artistic director of the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton; he was selected by the Broome County Arts Council to receive its annual “Heart of the Arts” award.
 Posted by at 11:29 am