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.

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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.

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Oct 222018
 

Academy Award nominated film actor and DeKalb native Richard Jenkins ’69 will appear at DeKalb’s Egyptian Theater on Oct. 30 for the theater’s career retrospective of his work. You can read more about it here.

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Oct 012018
 

Robert Stach ’67 recently had his fourth book published.  The titles of all four books in the series are: “Saving the Human Race”, “The Ice Age Cometh”, “The Andromeda Galaxy and Beyond”, and “Time to Travel Again in Space”. Robert says, “I’m very pleased to have this series of science fiction books published. Much that allowed me to write these books comes from the wonderful education I received at IWU.”

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Sep 262018
 

Mary Sue (Knopp) Brewer ’65 retired after 29 years with the textile, merchandising and interiors department of the University of Georgia. She was hired there because the textile people needed someone with a biology background to do their toxicity studies. Her most recent work involved the transfer of microbes from carpet or upholstery to skin-like material using a robot. She has been unable to visit the Atlanta alumna Christmas party because she is always busy snapping the whip-crack with the Athens Symphony.

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Sep 102018
 
Dennis Brown ’67 provided introductory remarks entitled “Meeting The Visitor” preceding a showing of The Visitor (2007) starring Richard Jenkins ’67 on Tuesday, July 31 as part of the McLean County Museum of History’s ongoing Movies Under the Dome series.
Brown, an adjunct professor at Webster University in their Electronic and Photographic Media department, provided context as to how The Visitor came to be and why the movie remains so immediate, discussing it’s 2 weeks of pre-production, elements of cinematography, the use of musical score, and more.
Here’s a link to more information about Movies Under the Dome at the McLean County Museum of History.
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