Feb 082019
 
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Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank the 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 tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kicks in for the remainder of the year.

Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!


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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.

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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!

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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 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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