Oct 162017

Alumni came from near and far, converging on the IWU campus on a beautiful fall weekend. They attended a reception at the president’s house; visited with friends; walked around campus; went to the [winning] football game; toured classrooms, labs, the theatre, nursing school, and library; hung out in the Dugout; and drove around Bloomington. A group of AOPi alums had lunch at their former sorority house, now a refurbished duplex. Many alumni participated in official reunion year dinners and events; others just enjoyed getting together informally and catching up. Here are a few photos.

Feel free to comment and share your own photos from Homecoming 2017.

Oct 122017
As IWU celebrates “Titans Around the World” this Homecoming weekend, we will also honor our alumni who served worldwide as veterans and first-responders, including Captain Ryan A. Beaupre ’95. We will remember Ryan and all veterans and first-responders who have given their lives in the service of others and our country. Presenting the colors will be American Legion Color Guard Post 635 Normal and Post 56 from Bloomington. This will take place at Tucci Stadium prior to the football game (10/14). The ceremony will also include the National Anthem sung by Wayne Messmer ’72. Classmates  and friends can view the ceremony on streaming video live at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/iwu/
Oct 042017
We are sorry to announce that Bradley Slocum ’75 passed away in 2009. Brad Slocum ’75 was an amazing builder, not only of buildings, but of lives. He built homes and churches as close by as Rockford, and as far away as Trinidad & Tobago and St. Thomas, where he did missions work and hurricane relief. But his trophy was The George Washington Inn in Port Angeles, WA. It is a replica of Mt. Vernon. Check it out at georgewashingtoninn.com. Brad passed away at age 57 of cancer. At the time of his illness and death, he was a teacher of construction at Bob Jones University. This was his favorite job–teaching young men and women what he loved to do! As he worked with these college students, he taught them how to build buildings, but while doing so, he also encouraged them to build their lives for eternity. You may read his obituary here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx?pid=137472552
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Oct 032017

Does this plate stir memories of IWU?

Hi Everyone. Perhaps you have memories that like this one that you can share with your friends and fellow alumni October 13-15. I promise, I do not know how this ended up in my home. I look forward to hearing your updates and memories.

Steve Preis ’74

 Posted by at 7:17 pm
Sep 282017
Hey there, Titan Alums,
It is almost here, Homecoming 2017! Some of my fondest IWU memories were made at the football stadium cheering our mighty men of the gridiron on to victory; at every home game, but especially, at Homecoming! Standing up and belting out that “Fight Song,” accompanied by the awesome band, after each touchdown. Can you feel it? Do you remember? You can relive that excitement again!
October 13 -15th, Homecoming, 2017, please, come. If you send me your favorite Wesleyan memory, I will post it here in the newsletter. Plenty of things to see and do that weekend. Check out the one highlighted below:
If you are still deciding on which events you want to attend during Homecoming, the International RSO Fair is highly recommended. It will be on Saturday (10/14) at the Hansen Student Center, Center Court from 11 am – 1 pm. Come learn more about our multicultural registered student organizations and enjoy activities and musical performances. A light lunch will be provided, so please register either online or by phone by 10/8! You can visit the Homecoming Facebook page or the International RSO Fair Facebook event for more information.
–Debbie Burt-Frazier ’75
 Posted by at 3:43 pm
Sep 272017

There is less than a month until Homecoming Weekend! While counting down the days until we are back on campus, it might be fun to reminisce about the time we spent at IWU. I have fond memories of walking around campus and hanging out on the Quad on warm fall afternoons. Would you like to share a favorite IWU memory? Even if you can’t to make it to Bloomington for Homecoming Weekend, please feel free to share a memory or add a comment below.

If you are still deciding on which events to attend during Homecoming Weekend, the International RSO Fair is highly recommended. It will be on Saturday (10/14) at the Hansen Student Center, Center Court from 11 am – 1 pm. Come learn more about our multicultural registered student organizations (RSOs) and enjoy activities and musical performances. A light lunch will be provided, so please register either online or by phone by 10/8. For more details, visit the Homecoming Facebook page or the International RSO Fair Facebook event.

Sep 222017

The members of Iota Zeta Chapter, ret. of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold a reunion during IWU Homecoming Weekend October 13-17, 2017. Please join us on Friday, October 13 at 5pm at Tommy’s or Saturday, October 14, at 2 pm in the Ames Library Rotunda (top floor) as we remember and celebrate all Illinois Wesleyan University sorors.  Iota Zeta chapter was established on the IWU campus in 1972.

 Posted by at 11:30 am
Sep 212017

 Homecoming 2017 is right around the corner!

You can register now here

A few noteworthy events:

  • Back to College Classes Friday and Saturday – The Ames Library, Beckman Auditorium
  • Family Fun on the Quad Saturday 8:30-11 – Eckley Quadrangle
  • Titan Tailgate Featuring Local Food Trucks Saturday 10AM-1PM – Shirk Center Parking Lot
  • “Club Tommy” Saturday, 6-9pm (Cost: $20) – Young Main Lounge in the Memorial Center

You can see the full schedule of Homecoming 2017 events here

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