Mar 012021

Congratulations to Jennifer (Scott) Seeling ’89 who had this news to share:

As Las Vegas shows come back after the COVID-19 shut-down, I am pleased to announce my promotion from Sales Director to GM for Legends in Concert Las Vegas the longest running show of the Las Vegas Strip. I will also serve as interim Production Manager as we bring our show back to the Legends in Concert Theatre located inside the iconic Tropicana Hotel and Casino.


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Feb 262021

Netflix’s The Prom, produced by Bill Damaschke ’85, is nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Winners will be announced at the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. CT on NBC. Read the full IWU article here.


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Feb 192021

Dr. Kris Condon ’84, Educator/Corporate Trainer and Director of Curriculum Development with the Sigma Chi Leadership Institute, presented four workshops during fall semester on how to navigate LinkedIn.  She also conducted one-on-one LinkedIn profile reviews with alumni and students after the workshops.  More than 46 million students and recent college graduates use LinkedIn. She taught how to create your profile, connect with IWU alumni through the system, apply for jobs/internships, and more.

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Feb 192021

Jeff Poltawsky ’81 is leading efforts to build a $300 million, state-of-the-art children’s hospital in Tacoma, Washington.

Jeff is president of Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Network, which is part of the MultiCare Health System. The current 82-bed children’s hospital shares operating rooms and imaging suites with Tacoma General Hospital, but the new, freestanding facility will be dedicated just to kids. It will have operating rooms, intensive care and medical surgical care units, as well as a pediatric trauma center, emergency department, mental health crisis center, heart program, cancer center, and more. The children’s hospital is currently being developed using lean-led design with ground-breaking slated for early 2022.

The new Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital will open in the fall of 2024.

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Feb 172021

Dr. Leonidas A. Johnson ’81 has written a book called Phenomenal Vision Eyesight to Life Sight.

Eyesight to Life Sight is an intriguing exploration of Rev. Dr. Leonidas A. Johnson’s pioneering insight into the relationship between eyesight and the various ways we view and process information in life. The aim of this book is not only to help teach how to process information about our world that encompasses a biblical worldview but also to help develop a biblically sound decision-making strategy. In his book, his perception of the linkage between physical, mental and physical sight is credibly drawn and offers a new, easily accessible way to examine one’s life and faith.

It can be found on Amazon.

You can also watch the book trailer below!

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Feb 122021

Professor David Bollivar, PhD. was a co-authored “Aerobic Barley Mg-protoporphyrin IX Monomethyl Ester Cyclase is Powered by Electrons from Ferredoxin,” in the journal Plants, in August 2020. He also co-authored “Genomic diversity of bacteriophages infecting Microbacterium spp,” in PLOS One, in June 2020.

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Feb 052021

Monday, February 8 is Thank-A-Giver Day at Illinois Wesleyan and we’re eager to celebrate generous Titans!

Thank-A-Giver (TAG) Day is the symbolic point during the academic year — about 70% of the way through — when tuition dollars are exhausted and Illinois Wesleyan relies on donor generosity to continue providing a world-class education and rewarding collegiate experiences.

Each and every year, every gift matters. Contributions benefit students and faculty, enhance academic excellence, and strengthen the IWU community.

Thank you to all who give back to move IWU forward.

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Jan 292021

New work from the studio of Renee McGinnis

This new painting “Money or Mercy” represents the lure of wealth
over health during this time of seeking safety from a powerful virus.
One pistil stem from the lily depicts a dollar sign and jewel which represents wealth and the desire to return to work. The other nestles safely under the Red Cross of the Mercy ship. The hummingbird however makes a typical choice of securing toilet paper.  The bottom center flowers are full bloom covid cells.

See more at

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Jan 212021

Scott Shields ’83 is an associate producer of Finding Courage, a documentary detailing one family’s struggle to be free. Finding Courage tells the story of Yifei Wang, a former Chinese Communist Party journalist living in exile in San Francisco and seeking justice for her family. Already the winner of multiple awards on the film festival circuit, Finding Courage is available for streaming at A song from the documentary, “Courage is Found,” is also receiving awards consideration.

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Jan 182021

Ray Gensinger, MD joins the Becker’s Healthcare Podcast to share his perspective on the role of CIOs now and into the future, and much more.

You can find and listen to the podcast here.

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