Christine McHugh ’82, recently finished directing a new play in New Mexico, called Flight Plan by Marguerite Scott at the Santa Fe Playhouse. The Artistic Director of the Sante Fe Playhouse happens to be, Vaughn Irving, who received a BFA in Musical Theatre from IWU in 2006. Christine noted that Vaughn’s been in this role for about three years now and “his vision and talent are totally transforming the Santa Fe theatre scene”. McHugh lost one of the leads in the show nine days before opening and Vaughn gamely stepped in as a replacement and “was brilliant!”, according to McHugh. “One of the best actors I’ve ever worked with and I’m sure a lot of that has to do with Wesleyan. Twenty-four years after I left McPherson and it would appear that the talent just keeps getting better.”
Tuesday, April 3rd is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is
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:
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!
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Twin artists Veda and Meda Rives, both class of 1981, have work dislpayed as part of ISU’s 2018 Faculty Biennial exhibit. You can read more about it here.
The spirit of giving is all around us this holiday season, please consider giving the gift of bright futures to current and future Illinois Wesleyan University students. Your gifts provide opportunities and experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.
As IWU celebrates Titans Around the World at Homecoming this weekend, we will also honor our alumni who served worldwide as veterans and first-responders, including Captain Ryan A. Beaupre ’95. We will remember Ryan and all veterans and first-responders who have given their lives in the service of others and our country. Presenting the colors will be American Legion Color Guard Post 635 Normal and Post 56 from Bloomington. The ceremony will take place this Saturday, October 14th at 12:45 p.m., prior to the Homecoming Football game at Tucci Stadium and will include the National Anthem sung by Wayne Messmer ’72. Classmates and friends can view the ceremony on streaming video live at https://portal.stretchinter net.com/iwu/
There is less than 1 month until Homecoming 2017!
If you are still deciding on which events you want to attend during Homecoming, the International RSO Fair is highly recommended. It will be on Saturday (10/14) at the Hansen Student Center, Center Court from 11 am – 1 pm. Come learn more about our multicultural registered student organizations and enjoy activities and musical performances. A light lunch will be provided, so please register either online or by phone by 10/8! You can visit theHomecoming Facebook page or the International RSO Fair Facebook event for more information.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the recipients of its 2017 Leadership and Service Awards who will be honored on October 18, 2017 at a ceremony during World Standards Week in Washington DC. Sharon Sieberns Stanford ’80, director, department of standards administration, American Dental Association (ADA), will receive the Howard Coonley Medal, which recognizes an executive who has benefited the national economy through voluntary standardization and conformity assessment and has given outstanding support to standardization as a management tool.