Feb 072020
 

Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is Monday, February 10. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. IWU celebrates each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when we rely on support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants.

If you would like to be celebrated as a donor today, you can make a gift at iwu.edu/give.

 Posted by at 11:13 am
Jan 272020
 

Emil Ludy ’61 and his lifelong love of hockey were featured in the Pantagraph last week.

You are an inspiration, Emil!

Emil Ludy and the Coupe Canada 150 Cup

 Posted by at 5:20 pm
Jan 222020
 

Artwork from Dennis Kleidon ’66 was featured in a December showing at Scottsdale’s Gallery Andrea. The Scottsdale Independent describes his art as “abstractions that explore the possibilities of paint in action, reveling in color in ways that appear at first to be intuitive, but soon reveal a sure sense of gesture – at once invigorating and calming.”  Here is the link to the article about Dennis and the art show.

Additionally, Kleidon also just completed a solo art exhibit at the Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York City in September and a solo art exhibit at the WHAM West Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona in November. His paintings were also shown at the Miami Beach Art Now Show in December. Kleidon will also be a part of the Art on Paper Show at New York City’s Pier 36 in March. Paintings by Dennis Kleidon can be seen at www.denniskleidon.com.

Congratulations, Dennis!

 Posted by at 11:26 am
Jan 102020
 

Congratulations to Karla Barry ’69, who successfully defended her dissertation on December 13, 2019 and received her PhD in Organizations, Learning, Performance and Change from Colorado State University. This follows her M.A.C. from University of Denver, where she has been an adjunct professor for the last several years. She’s currently consulting with organizations on employee improvement interventions.

 Posted by at 5:20 pm
Oct 292019
 

Karen Birkeland ’60 reports that retirement is wonderful, and she loves traveling and learning about other cultures and countries. She has been to all seven continents and has more trips planned throughout the globe, including trips to Spain, Portugal, Costa Rica and Alaska.

 Posted by at 12:47 pm
Sep 242019
 

Metropolitan Opera star William Powers ’64 performed at the Performing Arts Center of Harper College on September 17. William, a baritone, performed arias (in costume) and also selections from the Great American Songbook.

Congratulations on your performance, William!

 Posted by at 10:58 am
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.

 Posted by at 4:19 pm
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

 Posted by at 11:36 am
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.

 Posted by at 11:18 am
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.

 Posted by at 11:18 am