Jan 142019
 

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.

 Posted by at 5:24 pm
Dec 042018
 

Dave Kindred ’63 has been awarded the Dan Jenkins Medal for Lifetime Achievement in sportswriting. The national award celebrates the craft and culture of sportswriting that Dave does so well. Dr. Michael Butterworth, director of the Center for Sports Communication & Media, states, “Dave Kindred has been a standard-bearer for sportswriting for nearly half a century. Whether as a columnist or book author, he has consistently displayed a gift for bringing stories—and people—to life. His gift for language and his love of the poetry inherent in sport make him an ideal recipient of this award.”

Read more about Dave’s accomplishment here.

Congratulations, Dave!

 Posted by at 12:10 pm
Nov 262018
 
D. Paul Miller, retired sociology professor who served Illinois Wesleyan from 1960 to 1982, died on Nov. 3 at age 101. You can view his obituary here.

A medal-winning Senior Olympian, Paul was remembered fondly by IWU athletics department colleagues Norm Esch ’75, Ron Rose ’88 and Stew Salowitz ’76 in a tribute in The Pantagraph.

 Posted by at 12:50 pm
Nov 092018
 

Janis taught preschool through fourth grade for 35 years.  After retiring she has started on an adventure that she had never dreamed of:  training teachers in South Sudan (Africa).  She had the opportunity to hear the story of Angelo, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan.  His story can be found in the book They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky.  The movie is about to be released.

 Posted by at 12:43 pm
Nov 022018
 

Suan Guess-Hanson ’64 organized the Wheelchair Tennis Demo at Evergreen Racquet Club, here in Bloomington. They had a great weekend with wheelchair tennis.  If you want to see some photos from the weekend activity, go to Facebook for erctennis.com and also USTA Midwest Wheelchair Tennis Group.

 Posted by at 2:26 pm