Somewhere amidst all that Randy Sharer ’81 does as a sports writer for The Pantagraph, he found time to write the biography of Craig Virgin, an Illinois native who became a two-time world cross country champion and three-time Olympian.
The 322-page book, titled “Virgin Territory: The Story of Craig Virgin, America’s Renaissance Runner” is available now in hardcover, softcover and e-book.
It took a while, eight years in fact, but the finished product is, according to an article by Randy Kindred, a “testament to organization, dedication, time management and a deep-rooted love for running.”
Here’s his profile on the Pantagraph webpage: https://www.pantagraph.com/users/profile/randy%20sharer/
Here’s an article about Randy’s book: http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/columnists/kindred/kindred-keeping-pace-to-tell-story-of-a-champion/article_63bffde5-cf28-5146-91c8-bd000c040c1a.html
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
Dear Class of 1987,
Homecoming and our 30th Milestone Reunion Celebration are quickly approaching, we hope you make plans to return to campus and celebrate. Below are a few reunion updates we want to make sure you are aware of. Keep in mind future details and updates will continue to come as developed.
President’s Reception | President’s House | 4PM – 5:30PM
Windjammer Lounge | 80’s Band – RETROFIT | 7PM-11PM
Dinner and Cocktails | Marriott Hotel, Redbird B Room | 7PM
If you are interested in booking your hotel stay, room blocks are available at Marriott (view here) on a first come, first serve basis. Book early!
The homecoming schedule of events and registration are now available on the IWU homecoming page. To stay in touch with our class, join our Class Facebook Group for news and updates regarding reunion information. Please feel free to use this page to post photos and memories of your time at Illinois Wesleyan University and share what you have been doing for the past 30 years! Additional, we are putting together a slide show for our Milestone Reunion Evening. If you have some photos to share, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “30th Reunion” in the subject line.
David Pires ’87 Class Chair
Gary Ohler ’87 Class Chair
Teichman gets a hug from his wife, Laurel, after he was named Normal’s Citizen of the Year on Thursday evening at Heartland Community College’s Astroth Community Education Center in Normal.
We are very sorry to announce that Mariann Mayberry (’87) has passed after a lengthy battle with cancer. She died Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.
There was a tribute to Mariann in the Chicago Tribune, recounting her life as an actress in theater. You may read more here:
School of Nursing alumna Cheryl Reinking ’87, who is Chief Nursing Officer of El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, California, discussed the family-centered approach to care that led to the hospital’s designation as a Baby-Friendly Hospital.
Click here for a link to the entire article.