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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!

Oct 112019
 

Linda Gitzendanner Hines AOPII ’68 and Stuart Hines OX ’67 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 6, 2019 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island MI followed by a trip through the Upper Peninsula and locks at Sault Set Marie MI.

The couple first met Oct 3, 1964 in front of Pfieffer Hall.  They were married Sep 6, 1969 following Stu’s discharge from the US Army after serving a year in Vietnam.

Linda spent several years raising their two children before taking advantage of her IWU degree in education where she enjoyed a satisfying career as a third grade teacher.  A major in business administration and a minor in insurance, Stu’s entire career was in the area of employee benefits before retiring in 2010 as the Employee Benefits Manager of the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District.  They currently reside in the St Louis area and enjoy time with their two children and four grandchildren.

Linda was thrilled last month when their granddaughter, Katie, pledged AOPII at Missouri State University. Katie’s pledging brought back many fun memories of Linda’s years in AOPII.

Both Linda and Stu reflect often on their happy days at IWU and continue to be grateful for the foundation IWU has provided them over the years.

Stuart Hines and Linda Gitzendanner enjoy their first date at the OX Bowery Brawl October 3, 1964

50 years later Linda and Stu toast to their anniversary Sep 6, 2019 at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI

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Oct 112019
 

We are very sad to share that Ann Bloomquist Hougham ’69 passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Swedish Hospital in Seattle WA. Ann was the wife of R. Gregory Hougham, the loving mother of Christine Hougham (fiance Matt O’Dore), Jennifer H. Lewis (Chris), stepmom of Jonathan Hougham (Sally), and adoring grandmother of Cooper and Jackson Hougham and Wren and Marlowe Lewis.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev Paul (DD, IWU ’59) and Mildred Bloomquist, and a sister, M. Jean McBath (James H). She is survived by sister Paula Bloomquist Wayland ’68 and Paula’s husband Fred and several nieces and nephews. Paula and Ann were both members of Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi while at IWU.

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Sep 022019
 

We are sorry to share that John W. Leupold ’69 passed away August 14, 2019, after a 2 year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Gretchen ’69, daughters Jennifer and Susan, and son Jeff. He spent his retirement years in North Port, Florida and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

 Posted by at 10:14 pm
Aug 112019
 

We all remember the first moon landing. Many of us were able to watch it real time on television. Many others read about the coverage in their local newspaper. Alan Leahigh ’67 was a reporter for Bloomington’s Pantagraph at the time. Read his description of the Pantagraph’s early coverage of the first moon landing here.

Alan is a member of the IWU Alumni Association Board of Directors and was a reporter for the Pantagraph until 1970.

 Posted by at 12:03 pm
May 272019
 

Tobey C Herzog ’68 has published a new book entitled Tim O’Brien: The Things He Carries and the Stories He Tells. Tobey is Emeritus Professor of English and the Emeritus Anne and Andrew T Ford Chair in the Liberal Arts, Wabash College.

 Posted by at 3:59 pm
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