Mar 312018

Tuesday, April 3rd is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is
Think Bigger!
Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special.  Check out last year’s leaderboard for the 80s classes:

1980-20 donors-$4250
1981-17 donors-$6000
1982-6 donors-$1725
1983-11 donors-$1475
1984-10 donors-$51,405
1985-28 donors-$15,195
1986-14 donors-$1430
1987-9 donors-$1250
1988-20 donors-$1965
1989-12 donors-$2455

Look at the significant impact our classes made! How can we #ThinkBigger this year?
Shall we make it a class competition this year? Please encourage your classmates to join you in being #AllInForWesleyan!

Click here to learn more and to donate on Tuesday, April 3rd.
Help spread the word using #AllInForWesleyan and take advantage of our social media toolkit.

Mar 242018
Dr. Sandra Steingraber ’81,  a leading activist against fracking in New York state, is the subject of the documentary film “Unfractured” which will be screened on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in IWU’s Hansen Student Center.
This screening is co-sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program and the John Wesley Powell Audubon, and is free and open to the public.
After majoring in biology at IWU, Steingraber devoted the past 35 years of her career to advocating for environmental protection. “Unfractured” follows her dedicated efforts to oppose the oil and gas industry and secure a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – despite the voices of doubters who believed she was championing a lost cause. At times, her work even placed her in harm’s way, whether at the hands of Romanian police who pepper sprayed her after visiting anti-fracking activists, or New York police who arrested her for blockading a gas storage site during a campaign of civil disobedience.
All the while, Steingraber overcame hardship in her personal life as well, after her husband endured a series of strokes that sent the family into crisis. However, in a passionate rally speech, Steingraber asserted her commitment to continue the fight against fracking, a practice that threatens the health of the planet and all those who rely on it.
“The work we must do to ban fracking is bigger than any one of our individual tragedies,” she declared. “Because we are fighting for everyone’s sons and daughters and husbands and families. Because we are fighting for life itself.”
Mar 222018

Dave Evans ’84 wrote 10 Rules For Financial Freedom: A User Guide For Saving, Investing, and Doing What You Love
that was published March 15th, 2018.
In his straight-talking manner, Evans shares the steps anyone can follow to build a path towards Financial Freedom. The book outlines how to: – start an emergency fund – cut expenses and debt – save for retirement – develop and follow a simple investing plan – beat Wall Street – avoid large losses – quit the 9 to 5 and do what you love As Evans demonstrates, anyone can be Financially Free if you just follow a few rules.  Ideal for millennials and recent grads.

Here is the link to the book on Amazon.

Congratulations, Dave!

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Mar 192018

Gail Gaboda ’88, your class newsletter editor and a former Argus editor, conducted a four-hour layout-design workshop for the Argus! Thanks for all you do Gail!

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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?
4. Eric
5. Stevenson
7. Powell
8. Sapientia
10. State
12. Hedding
13. Black
15. Aflame
1. Japan
2. Illinois
3. Memorial
6. Tommy
9. Titan
11. Female
14. Park

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