May 022016

Five Wesleyan grads participated in two joint barbershop shows in Danville on April 9.  Bloomington’s Sound of Illinois chorus and Danville’s chorus performed separately and together in the finale.

From left: Danville director Jim Beebe ’61; and Bloomington members Harry Lovell ’58, Jim Stahly ’62, Tim Calhoun ’67, and Byron Blair ’70.  Both Stahly and Blair are former Bloomington directors.
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Apr 072016

Today is All In for Wesleyan at IWU.

You have a separate opportunity to give to IWU apart from your class of 1970 gift.

For All In, Dr. Randy Reed ’73 has offered to give $500 for each class year with 30 donors today, and an additional $500 for each class with 60 donors. Seriously – every dollar counts! Help your class meet this Challenge.  Click this link to donate  You can also see how your class is doing in the challenge.


You can see All In on campus by clicking here.

Mar 112016

Kathy Cawley ’70 was honored with the “Elite Advisor Award” from the National Tax-Deferred Saving Association on June 29, 2016 for her excellence in improving American workers’ ability in building a successful retirement.

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Mar 092016

Claudia Brogan ’77, Debra Burt-Frazier ’75, Marilynn Graves ’79, Elly Jones ’91, Molly Rollings ’99, and Karen Zander ’70 held practice interviews for current IWU students at the IWU Hart Career Center during the Council for IWU Women Summit.

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Feb 262016

Jo (Rudesill) Michaels ’70 of Ingleside, Illinois, died Oct. 28, 2015, due to complications from heart surgery.  She was a theatre major at Illinois Wesleyan, and became Assistant Manager of Show Operations at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Ill for almost 20 years; later, to become state and nationally certified as a massage therapist.  She carried this profession into retirement.  Jo is survived by her husband of 46 years, Ron ’69; son, Troy; and two grandchildren.

Dec 012015
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, groups and individuals around the world are coming together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

As you consider giving this holiday season, please consider giving the gift of bright futures to current Titans. Your gift supports all the things that make an IWU experience unforgettable and unique! Gifts can be made online at or by calling 309-556-3091.

Thanks for keeping Illinois Wesleyan in mind this holiday season. Go Titans!
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