Sep 052019
 

On Friday October 4, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. will be the opening of the Dave Kindred Papers, a collection of Dave’s numerous reporter’s notebooks; scrapbooks from his trips to cover the Olympics; materials related to the 12 books he’s written; and correspondence with colleagues, readers, and research subjects. All of these works are from the 50 years that Dave has been a sportswriter and we would love to see as many people possible come out and support Dave!

Here is a link to the blog about Dave Kindred Papers, written by Meg Miner.

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Sep 042019
 

We are saddened to announce the passing of Robert Newell ’61. Robert passed peacefully on July 4, 2019 at his home in Naples with his wife Vicki of 28 years by his side. Robert fought valiantly with cancer for the last 4 years of his life. Robert was preceded in death by his father Lyle Newell and his mother Maxine Newell. He is survived by his sister Rose Deener; brother Roger Newell; son Troy Newell; as well as many nieces and nephews that he adored.

To read Robert’s full obituary, click here.

Obituary of Robert M. Newell

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Sep 042019
 

We are saddened to announce the passing of Frederick Ritscher ’64. Frederick passed away on July 14, 2019.  He is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. To view his full obituary, click here.

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Sep 022019
 

We are sorry to share that John W. Leupold ’69 passed away August 14, 2019, after a 2 year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Gretchen ’69, daughters Jennifer and Susan, and son Jeff. He spent his retirement years in North Port, Florida and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

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Aug 212019
 

Wayne Grove ’62 of Morris, Illinois, died Aug. 8, 2019. He was 79. Wayne was a member of Phi Gamma Delta at Illinois Wesleyan, where he also played football and baseball. Wayne taught in Cleveland and Le Roy, Illinois, prior to a banking career. He was an elder at the Presbyterian Church in Princeton, Illinois, and later a deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Morris. He served in the Army National Guard of Illinois, from 1966-68, and the U.S. Army Reserve, from 1968-72. He was a 50-year member of the AF & AM Lodge 534, Valley of Bloomington Scottish Rite and Mohammed Shrine of Peoria, Illinois. He was an avid supporter of his grandchildren’s athletic endeavors and took pleasure in hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife Linda (Wilson) Grove ’65, two daughters, including Jennifer (Grove) Heinsius ’89, three grandsons and four siblings.

Aug 112019
 

We all remember the first moon landing. Many of us were able to watch it real time on television. Many others read about the coverage in their local newspaper. Alan Leahigh ’67 was a reporter for Bloomington’s Pantagraph at the time. Read his description of the Pantagraph’s early coverage of the first moon landing here.

Alan is a member of the IWU Alumni Association Board of Directors and was a reporter for the Pantagraph until 1970.

 Posted by at 12:03 pm
Aug 022019
 

The Walter Wickiser Gallery of New York City announces a solo show of Dennis Kleidon’s recent
paintings, August 29 through September 25. The show, titled Taliesin | Unleashed, covers two recent phases of Kleidon’s work, shown in about twenty-four paintings, acrylic on canvas or archival Arches paper. The opening reception will be on September 5, from 6-8:00 PM.

Dennis Kleidon is a Professor of Art Emeritus from the University of Akron, co-founder and CEO of
Kleidon & Associates (a marketing communications firm in Akron, Ohio), and author of the soon-to-be-published Unleashing Your Imagination. He maintains studios in Akron and Phoenix, Arizona. He is a member of the WHAM Art Association and the Sonoran Arts League.

The Walter Wickiser Gallery is located at 210 Eleventh Avenue, Suite 303, New York, NY (212-941-1817).
www.walterwickisergallery.com. Kleidon’s work can be seen at www.denniskleidon.com.

 

Dennis Kleidon at his Ohio studio.

 

Taliesin Unleashed #3 appears on the cover of the Wickiser Gallery show catalog and in Arts & Antiques magazine.

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Jul 292019
 

Alan C. Law ’67 passed away on the morning of July 5th, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, wife, one granddaughter and two great grandchildren. He is survived by his three children, 9 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

View the full obituary here.

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