Feb 042019

Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. IWU celebrates each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kicks in for the remainder of the year.

Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!

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Jan 072019

Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics Robert (Bob) Leekley passed away on Tuesday, Jan.1. Prof. Leekley started teaching at Illinois Wesleyan in 1974, and from his first year to his 44th, his commitment to IWU and our students remained unchanged. His positive impact on generations of students and colleagues will not be forgotten. Read an obituary. A service will be held in the IWU Evelyn Chapel from 11-12 on Wednesday, January 9th.

May 162018

Jane Brue, 84, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. this Friday, May 18, in Evelyn Chapel, with a visitation prior to the service from 9-10 a.m. in the Chapel.

Jane was a nursing professor at Illinois Wesleyan for 21 years, leading many study abroad classes and receiving multiple accolades from students and colleagues. More details on her dedication to her profession, to IWU basketball, and to her family are in her obituary. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
Apr 062018

Jason Mierek ’94 was recently promoted from Project Manager to Director of Operations for the Humanities Without Walls consortium, headquartered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Read about this amazing organization here.

Congratulations, Jason!

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Apr 022018

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.  Last year, our class had an impressive 15 donors, and we contributed $2,120. Let’s think bigger and surpass last year’s donors and dollars contributed! Think of the impact this can make for IWU students and their families!

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.

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Mar 012018

Marc Talluto ’94 spoke at TEDxIWU about  the good, the bad, and the weird of artificial intelligence, and his predictions for what’s on the horizon. You can view it here.

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Feb 132018

Jennifer (Frahm) Jones ’94 has been appointed director of global sales for Rosewood Hotel Group. In this role, Jones will be responsible for identifying and developing innovative sales opportunities and initiatives for driving revenue through corporate and group bookings in the Eastern U.S. and Canadian markets. Jones joins Rosewood with over twenty years of comprehensive sales experience in the luxury hospitality industry. Most recently, Jones served as the group sales manager for Four Seasons Resort & Residences Anguilla where she was a member of the opening team and oversaw group business for the Midwest and Northeast markets.

“Jennifer’s sweeping experience as both an on-property and corporate sales professional in the hospitality industry make her a clear fit for this important role, and we are thrilled to welcome her back to Rosewood Hotel Group,” said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “Her authentic passion for sharing the gifts of hospitality with the public, in addition to her entrepreneurial spirit, will be of immense value to our entire team during this exciting time for the brand.”  

Congratulations, Jennifer!

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Jan 222018

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Dec 122017

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.

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