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/.

 Posted by at 2:16 pm
Sep 272017
 

“The reason I was hired as a music teacher in Norfolk, Virginia was because I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan.  It was very beneficial that I graduated from Wesleyan.  They didn’t hesitate to hire me.”  – Joy Franks ’67

 Posted by at 11:40 am
Sep 252017
 

We are deeply saddened to announce that Daniel Sullivan ’62, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, opera singer, and voice teacher passed away on February 18, 2017.

Dan had a notable performance career, full and robust life, and courageous 12-year battle with Multiple Myeloma, fortunate to be on the cutting edge of research and multiple trials with the Beth Israel Hematology and GI Oncology teams.

Dan the performing artist will be remembered as a consummate professional and supportive colleague. Dan as a man will be remembered by those closest as a true artist, who found the creative in everything, and made a conscious choice in “one thing every day.” In the last few years, Dan turned to the visual arts to express his cancer experience, and shared Sullivan Studios each year at JP Open Studios with family artists Molly and Reilly. He loved the theater and his family—no role and no job was too small or menial for him to take on with great purpose. Dan performed with the greats in international venues but also  truly loved to repair, paint and build props, sing in the church choir, beef up the bass section of the university opera, and do roles with kids. He was an encourager, a dreamer, and a champion for others.

Read his full obituary here: http://www.bellodeafuneralhome.com/obituary/Daniel-Sullivan/Jamaica-Plain-MA/1705346

 Posted by at 11:42 am
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