Mary Sue (Knopp) Brewer ’65 retired after 29 years with the textile, merchandising and interiors department of the University of Georgia. She was hired there because the textile people needed someone with a biology background to do their toxicity studies. Her most recent work involved the transfer of microbes from carpet or upholstery to skin-like material using a robot. She has been unable to visit the Atlanta alumna Christmas party because she is always busy snapping the whip-crack with the Athens Symphony.
We are saddened to announce that Judie Groniger ’60 passed away September 25, 2015.
A link to her obituary can be found here.
Redbird A and C, Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 201 Broadway Ave., Normal
$35 registration fee for non-IWU alumni guests
You may register here or you may call 888-498-2586.
All alumni from the classes from the 1930’s – 1967 are welcome.
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, email@example.com, or Steve Nestler, firstname.lastname@example.org, know if you plan to join us! Or contact Krista Cordona ’03, email@example.com.
You can see who has already planned to attend here
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.
We are sorry to share with you that Alanna S. Whittle Preussner died unexpectedly January 9, 2018. Please read further information here
We are saddened to inform you that Mary Lee Honegger ’62 on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Mary Lee was a member of Forrest United Methodist Church. For those who knew Mary Lee, she had a sense of humor and wanted everyone to know that she is still “just peachy.”
Read her full obituary here.
We are deeply saddened to inform you that Terry L. Ridenour ’68 of Roscoe, IL, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 after an extended illness.
After graduating from IWU, Terry married the former Diane W. Ault in Mt Morris on June 28, 1969. He retired as an insurance sales manager for Allstate Insurance Co. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard serving in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Hope Free Evangelical Church and was an avid walleye fisherman and belonged to many fishing organizations. He was a Mason for A.F. and A.M. of Samuel H. Davis Lodge #96 in Mt Morris, and a life member of A.A. Scottish Rite Valley of Danville.
View Terry’s full obituary here.
We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Richard Allen Hiles ’67.
View his full obituary here.