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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.
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.stretchinternet.com/iwu/.
There is less than 1 month until Homecoming 2017! While counting down the days until we are all back on campus, let’s reminisce about the time spent at IWU. Would anyone like to share their favorite IWU memories? Comment below.
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 the Homecoming Facebook page or the International RSO Fair Facebook event for more information.
English alumnus Richard House ’94 has been named head of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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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 https://www.iwu.edu/all-in/ to learn more and donate.
Donate today! Go Titans!
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Michael Querio’s ’87 theatre–the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Grand Lake, Colorado–recently hosted a gathering of alumni who have worked there and currently make their homes and careers in and around the Chicagoland area. About 50 people gathered at The Violet Hour–a cocktail lounge in Chicago, to have an evening’s celebration.
A small group of IWU grads got together for a photo….
In the photo are: (from left to right)— Elizabeth Lanza ’07, Keely Vasquez ’94, Michael Querio ’87, Kyle Blair ’09, Erin Daly ’10, Zez Ready ’11. All were involved in music and theatre at IWU–and currently are working in Chicagoland, except for Michael Querio ’87, who is the Executive Artistic Director.