Feb 122018

Edie (Hook) Yakutis ’84 has retired from Microsoft after 22 years in various management positions. She has been accepted to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as a rabbinical student in their five-year educational program. She will be starting this June with her first year in Israel.

Congratulations, Edie, and good luck as you embark upon your next chapter!

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Jan 302018

Ron Ekstrand ’86 (Interim CEO, Easterseals) will participate in a Psychology career Alumni Panel on February 6th at 7 pm in the Welcome Center Auditorium at IWU.

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Jan 222018

How well do you know Illinois Wesleyan University?
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5. Stevenson
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Jan 062018
Dr. Hsieh is CEO of Renasonce Health, a management and consulting firm specializing in the direct application of change transformation through innovation of the delivery of health care to companies and individuals, and President of Michiana VIP MD, a Concierge Medicine primary care practice. He is also the principal in Smart Medicine Solutions Consultants.
Since 1989, Dr. Jesse Hsieh has seen over 125,000 patient encounters, specializing in the primary care of families from newborns to geriatrics, often up to 3-5 generations with a clinical practice that at one time included obstetrics and surgery.  As a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine over the past two decades teaching 3rd and 4th year medical students, he has experienced the evolution of technological and economic change at the most intimate physician-patient level. 
He has been married over 30 years to a pediatrician, has 3 sons, and has 5 physicians in his family. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he was president of Theta Chi fraternity, his Medical Degree from Southern Illinois University of Medicine, and his Family Medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Nov 032017

The exhibit entitled “OF RUST AND MEN” presents the newest paintings of Chicago artist, Renee McGinnis ’84 and will open Friday, January 5th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and run through Feburary 24th, 2018 at ZG Gallery in Chicago.

Renee on her exhibit:
“I spent much of my childhood riding the Great Plains of central Illinois on horseback or in luxurious automobiles, passing abandoned farms and towns.  I was in awe of the grand, magnificent scale of these forgotten places, and became aware of the nature of passing time, beauty and gradual decay.
With a precise hand, I paint aging, rusted megastructures surrounded by lush botanicals of a misdirected beauty, suggesting man’s infallible desire to control nature and his surroundings.  The once luxurious ocean liners, the highly sexualized iron ore uploaders and Battersea Power Stations are staged in deceptively beautiful gardens or stricken on turbulent seas.  The purity of the water, clouds and flora, juxtaposed with these decaying structures, create a potent marriage of emotions where the viewer can choose to engage in the monument of human labor or take in the serene beauty enveloping it.”
Accompanying the larger works in this exhibition will be a series of thirteen micro-tondos lining the main wall of the gallery, like portholes of a great ship.  Each 3 3/4″ painting offers an intimate, pristine view of our natural world of clouds, storms, marine animals and plant life, each devoid of any trace of man.

“The Peaceable Republic” oil on canvas 36x48in.

More on Renee’s exhibition:
ZG Gallery 300 W. Superior, Chicago IL
phone: 312.654.9900
email: Info@ZgGallery.com
Learn more about Renee and her work here: www.reneemcginnis.com
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