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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.”
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Chris Fusco ’94, managing editor and a former award-winning investigative reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, was promoted to editor-in-chief, the newspaper’s parent company announced Monday.
The veteran Chicago journalist had been serving as interim editor-in-chief since August, when Jim Kirk resigned as publisher and editor-in-chief to join Chicago Tribune parent company tronc.
Fusco joined the Sun-Times in 2000, after working as a reporter for the Daily Herald and the Northwest Herald. At the Sun-Times, he won awards for his coverage of former Governor Rod Blagojevich and his investigation with Tim Novak and Carol Marin into the killing of David Koschman by a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
“I’m grateful to the journalists here at the Sun-Times who’ve kept our products engaging and vibrant as we’ve navigated the change in ownership, as well as to [CEO] Edwin [Eisendrath] and the board for having the confidence in me to help lead us into the future,” Fusco said. “In the coming weeks, we’ll continue making changes to improve our products even more, and I’m looking forward to watching our versatile staff rise to the occasion. The Sun-Times is rising, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Here is a link to the full article on robertfeder.com
For the fourth year, 1994 alum Justin Ahrens’ event, Wheels4Water, rode their bikes in an effort to raise awareness and money for water projects in rural Uganda. In the fall of 2017, the team rode across the United States to help Ugandans get safe water for life. The goal was to ride across the US in 10 days to reach 10,000 people. Following three years of immensely successful Wheels4Water rides, in 2017, Justin and his team wanted to make a bigger impact than ever before. Their goal for this adventure? Raise $200,000 and bring the total number of people who gain access to safe water through W4W to 10,000. A big dream? Yes. A worthy one? Absolutely. In the end, the four year total was over $430,000 serving well over 10,000! In fact, it’s still growing. For more check out their site: wheels4water.org.