Hi. I am Jill Wyatt Dew'68. I am "retired". I balance my time between volunteering and enjoying 4 grandchildren! Both roles keep me quite busy!

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.

 Posted by at 12:43 pm
Jul 272018

Members of IWU’s class of 1968 are busy making reservations, contacting old friends and getting ready for their 50th reunion October 5-7.  The Reunion Weekend and Homecoming 2018 is A Century of Celebration.

Please fill out the 50 Year Reunion Book Survey.  You don’t have to attend to be included in the Book and receive a copy.  We want to know what everyone is doing after all these years.  Also watch for registration information.  It will be available in August.

Let Jill Dew, jillwdew@gmail.com, or Steve Nestler, nestler345@sbcglobal.net, know if you plan to join us!  Or contact Krista Cordona ’03, kcardona@iwu.edu.

You can see who has already planned to attend here

 Posted by at 10:48 pm
Jul 272018

Richard Jenkins, DeKalb native and Academy Award nominee, has announced that a special film series hosted by the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb IL is set for September and October.  The series will feature  nine favorite movies that he has starred in.  According to Jenkins, “They all mean something special to me. I’m humbled that they’re showing them at the theater in downtown DeKalb and I hope you all come and check them out.”

The nine movies are “Dear John,” “Eat, Pray, Love,” “Flirting with Disaster,” “Bone Tomahawk,” “North Country,” “The Visitor,” “Step Brothers,” “Norman” and “The Shape of Water.”  Jenkins’ performance in “The Visitor” and “The Shape of Water” earned him Academy Award nominations.

Read the full article here

Here is the link to the Egyptian Theatre website where you can view Jenkins’ announcement and purchase tickets.

This is a wonderful honor, Richard.  Congratulations.

 Posted by at 10:33 pm
Jan 302018

Richard Jenkins, a graduate for the IWU School of Theater Arts, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film The Shape of Water.  Jenkins has also been nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actor’s Guild, and Critics Choice Awards for his role as Giles.

This is Jenkins second Academy Award nomination. He was nominated for Best Actor for his starring role in The Visitor in 2007.  He also won an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series for Olive Kitteridge in 2015.

For additional information please click here

 Posted by at 12:33 pm
Dec 102017

Jim Dorsey completed his 17th “Escape from the Rock”, a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco in August. He repeated his first place finish in his age group (70-74). He and wife Wendy then went to Spain to complete the last 200 miles or so of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain. They had started the hike last year but had to suspend the trip when Wendy developed a stress fracture from hiking. Jim retired from IHS Market 2 years ago and is happily retired living in Massachusetts.

 Posted by at 5:29 pm