Nov 282017

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday is #GivingTuesday, a global initiative to celebrate generosity and give back during the holiday season. Join the movement and help make bright futures possible for current Titans with a gift at today!

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Oct 122017

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

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Sep 212017

 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

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Sep 192017
Karen Manley-Kahler ’91 was featured as a soprano in the Dekalb Municipal Band at “A Star Gazing Event” concert on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Karen received a degree in music theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University. She is from Belvidere where she works for her family’s car dealership, Manley’s Belvidere Ford Lincoln. She is heavily involved in coordinating efforts to raise money for the Belvidere schools and nonprofit organizations through Drive Events sponsored by Ford and Lincoln. Karen also serves as a section leader for the Mendelssohn Chorale which sings with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and is the choir director at First Presbyterian Church in Belvidere.
This summer was her third year directing the community choir in the annual community worship service as a part of Heritage Days.
You can read more about the concert and Karen’s music career here
Congratulations, Karen!
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Jun 012017
Darcia Kunkel ’91 released both paperback and kindle versions of her debut book, 40-Something and Fried in April. With humor and honesty, Darcia documents the ups and downs of a 40-something mother of three, wife, author, and editor. A former military spouse, she writes on topics including motherhood, Christian inspiration, military spouse transition, practical cooking, and the struggles of perfectionism.

You can find this and more in the Spring 2017 edition of the Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine – the excerpt above was on page 32.

Congratulations Darcia!
May 242017

John Solodar ’91 and his 2017 Legacy Graduate, Kristin Solodar.

Kathy ’89, Kristin ’17, John ’91

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Apr 052017

April 5, 2017 is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is Tune In for All In! Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special.

Visit to learn more and donate.

Donate today! Go Titans!

Mar 202017

Juan Salgado ’91 was named the new chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago by mayor Rahm Emanuel.  you can read more about it here. Another article featuring Salgado talks about his start at a community college before transferring to IWU, you can read about it here.

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Feb 202017

Donor support allows IWU students to continue to have experiences that make being a Titan unique and transformative. To be among those celebrated today, make a gift at

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