Feb 092018

On Tuesday, PEN America announced that David Kindred ’63 won the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement in Literary Sports Writing. The award is given “to a living sports writer for literary merit and dedication to sports writing with keen knowledge, insight, and a literary voice.”

Kindred began his career at the Bloomington Pantagraph in 1959 after attending IWU. Since 1966, Kindred has written for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville Times, The Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The National and Sporting News.

His work includes Heroes, Fools and Other Dreamers: A Sportswriter’s Gallery of Extraordinary People, Around the World in 18 Holes, For the Love of the Game: Women Who Go Toe-To-Toe With the Men, Morning Miracle: Inside the Washington Post The Fight to Keep a Great Newspaper Alive, and Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship.

Since 2010, Kindred has written an online blog about the Morton High School girls basketball team.

Read the article from the Chillicothe Times-Bulletin here: http://www.chillicothetimesbulletin.com/sports/20180207/dave-kindred-wins-pen-america-espn-lifetime-achievement-award-for-literary-sports-writing

Read more about the PEN America award winners here: https://pen.org/2018-lifetime-career-achievement-honorees/

Congratulations, David!

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Jan 232018

Longtime journalist, Steve Vogel ’68 spoke with members of the IWU Ethics Bowl Team about the credibility of journalism in today’s society. You can read more about the Ethics Bowl, Steve, and what was discussed by clicking here.

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Jan 222018

How well do you know Illinois Wesleyan University?
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5. Stevenson
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Dec 062017

IWU Homecoming, 2017. Titan Reunions. The Kings, Rick ’67 and Cheryl ’68.

IWU Homecoming, 2017. Titan Reunions. Eldridge Gilbert ’67 and Peggy Harmon ’67. Thelma Gilbert ’67, back to camera.

IWU Homecoming, 2017. Titan Reunions. Lynn Stickler Leipold ’67, husband John Leipold and Martha Watson Violett ’67.

IWU Homecoming, 2017. Titan Reunions. The class of 1967, 50th reunion.


IWU Homecoming, 2017. Titan Reunions. Carol Pedigo Phoenix ’67, Joy Ramsey Franks ’67.









Eldridge Gilbert ’67 and Arthur Cheatham ’67 look over their yearbook during the 50th reunion at Bloomington Country Club.

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Dec 062017

Marilyn Keiser ’63, Chancellor’s Professor of Music at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, will perform in concert at First Presbyterian Church in Alton, IL on Friday, Dec. 15. For more information, click here.

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Dec 012017

We are deeply sorry to announce that Alfred Raufeisen ’61  passed away at the age of 79 on Nov. 22, 2017, at Wild Rose Hospital. He was born on May 3, 1938, in Zurich, Switzerland and immigrated to America on Nov. 10, 1950, later proudly becoming a U.S. citizen. He graduated from New York Mills High School in Utica, N.Y., attended Utica College, Illinois Wesleyan University and the University of Illinois. He was part owner of Henneman and Raufeisen Associates Inc. He felt privileged to work with many clients on state-of-the-art projects throughout the Midwest and received numerous awards. As an adjunct professor, Alfred took great pride interacting with young student architects and engineers. Alfred also enjoyed winters in Punta Gorda, Fla. He will be deeply missed.

Read his full obituary here: http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2017-11-28/alfred-raufeisen.html



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Nov 282017

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday is #GivingTuesday, a global initiative to celebrate generosity and give back during the holiday season. Join the movement and help make bright futures possible for current Titans with a gift at www.iwu.edu/give today!

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Nov 142017
Barbara Thomas ’61 has a new exhibition titled “Journey of the Heart” showcasing the ministry of missionary Carol Polley. You can read more about it here
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Nov 012017

We are deeply sorry to announce that William C. Short Jr. ’62 of Bloomington, IL and Englewood, Fla., passed away Oct. 29, 2017.

At IWU, Bill was a member of Sigma Chi. After his sophomore year, Bill served in the U.S. Army. His love of building roads began at age 16 when he worked under his father in Boone County and, after graduating at IWU, he began working for Eaton Asphalt, followed by Rowe Construction Co. for 40 years, where he was vice president, until he retired in 2000.

Bill and his wife Sherron enjoyed traveling. His favorite place was his home in Florida.

Bill was known for his love of family, his sense of humor, his strong work ethic, his integrity and a life well-lived. He will be missed.

Read his obituary in The Pantagraph here: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/obituaries/william-short-jr/article_aedb7dff-ff87-58f7-9f35-86eaa0e82a8e.html

 Posted by at 11:21 am
Oct 122017

As IWU celebrates Titans Around the World at Homecoming this weekend, we will also honor our alumni who served worldwide as veterans and first-responders, including Captain Ryan A. Beaupre ’95. We will remember Ryan and all veterans and first-responders who have given their lives in the service of others and our country. Presenting the colors will be American Legion Color Guard Post 635 Normal and Post 56 from Bloomington. The ceremony will take place this Saturday, October 14th at 12:45 p.m., prior to the Homecoming Football game at Tucci Stadium and will include the National Anthem sung by Wayne Messmer ’72.  Classmates and friends can view the ceremony on streaming video live at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/iwu/.

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