Homecoming & Family Weekend 2022

In the past two years we’ve witnessed the Titan community come together in new ways to share stories, expertise, and friendship. However, we have long awaited the chance to welcome you back to campus for a true Illinois Wesleyan Homecoming! We look forward to sharing a meal, a drink, and a story with all of you in person, September 23-25, 2022.

Click here for a full schedule of events and to register.

Shannon Zenk ’95

Shannon Zenk ’95 was selected to be the director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Nursing Research. A registered nurse and leading population health researcher, Dr. Zenk was previously Nursing Collegiate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing and a fellow at the UIC Institute of Health Research and Policy. She started her new role early last fall.

Christopher Baron ’95

Christopher Baron ’95 (Associate Professor of Classics, Notre Dame) is the editor of The Herodotus Encyclopedia. This is a three-volume set with over 2500 entries written by 180 contributors from across the world. It is the first work of its kind, providing a comprehensive gateway to Herodotus, the fifth-century BCE Greek author known as the “Father of History.”

Jennifer Keeney ’95

Thank you to Jennifer Keeney for your service to the Class of 1995 as Class Newsletter Editor.  We appreciate your dedication to your classmates and work to keep your class connected.  Jennifer has stepped down from the position, and we wish her well.

Susan (Nielsen) Frances ’95

Susan (Nielsen) Frances received her Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in May of 2019 and was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in August of 2020. Susan and her spouse, Mickey Kennedy (IWU ’03), live in Chicago, IL. Susan spent 18 years practicing law and now serves as part of the ministerial team at the Unitarian Church of Evanston.

TAG Day 2021

Monday, February 8 is Thank-A-Giver Day at Illinois Wesleyan and we’re eager to celebrate generous Titans!

Thank-A-Giver (TAG) Day is the symbolic point during the academic year — about 70% of the way through — when tuition dollars are exhausted and Illinois Wesleyan relies on donor generosity to continue providing a world-class education and rewarding collegiate experiences.

Each and every year, every gift matters. Contributions benefit students and faculty, enhance academic excellence, and strengthen the IWU community.

Thank you to all who give back to move IWU forward.