Sep 102019

After serving for more than 30 years as the IWU Sports Information Director, Stew Salowitz ’76 has retired from his fulfilling career. Stew had served as IWU’s Sports Information Director since November 1988. Stew handled publicity for IWU’s numerous varsity sports and his work was essential to the University’s general news coverage and the IWU alumni magazine.

Congratulations, Stew! Thank you for all that you have done for Illinois Wesleyan!

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Sep 052019

After serving as the interim CEO for two years, Dr. William Farrar ’71 will become the permanent CEO of The Ohio State University Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, pending approval by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees. To read more about his accomplishment, click here.

Congratulations Dr. Farrar, we wish you the best of luck!

Dr Willliam B Farrar

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Aug 152019

Christine (Ellsworth) Coyne ’74 trained for and completed the 2017 Chicago Marathon. Christine is a customer service representive at Molex, Inc., in the Chicago area.

Congratulations Christine!

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Aug 132019

Prairie Fire Theatre toured How To Be a Superhero, its annual opera for children, in the Bloomington-Normal area. Written by Nancy Steele Brokaw ’71, directed by Rhys Lovell ’87 and musical direction by Charlie Berggren ’10

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Aug 132019

Frankie Faison ’71 stars in the NBCUniversal drama The Village, which premiered March 19, 2019, in prime time. Frankie plays Ron. Frankie is a veteran actor of stage and screen, with over 100 credits to his name.

Read more here!

Congratulations Frankie!

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Jul 232019
If you are in the Chicago area, I would like to extend an invitation to the:
Network Summer Picnic 
Join the IWU Minority Alumni Network at this year’s annual picnic introducing new leadership who is building on the rich legacy while evolving alumni and student engagement. Meet Network chair, Mary (Miller) Wilson ’04, the leadership committee, and connect with fellow alumni and students. Also, meet students who participated in the Summer Enrichment Program.
Sunday, August 4, 2019  |  2 – 5 p.m.
At the home of:
Dave Darling ’79 and Genie Darling
17906 Golden Pheasant Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60487
RSVP by July 31, 2019
online or call (888) 498-2586.  
Debbie Burt-Frazier ’75
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Jul 232019

Jim Molinari ’77 is entering his first season as an assistant coach for the University of Oklahoma men’s basketball team.

Read more here!

Congratulations Jim!

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Jun 272019

Three Illinois Wesleyan Alumni were at Wrigley Field for the Cub Pregame Festivities on June 22, 2019! NBA Hall of Famer, Jack Sikma ’77, Dave Darling ’79, and Wayne Messmer ’72 were in attendance. Jack Sikma threw the first pitch and Wayne Messmer sang the National Anthem!

Jack Sikma ’77, Dave Darling ’79, and Wayne Messmer ’72 on Wrigley Field

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Jun 212019

Dr. Karen Hockenyos (Yarnell) Goodwin, PhD, age 70 of Pagosa Springs, CO, passed away at home on April 24, 2019, surrounded by family after a year-long struggle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, (John G Goodwin, Jr.), two children (Sarah and Jacob), two grandchildren (Madeleine and Carson), siblings (Jon, Kris, and Mark) and their extended families.

You can read her full obituary here.

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