Jul 192016


Show your Titan Pride! 

From now through July 31, you can receive a pair of Illinois Wesleyan socks with your gift of $25 or more. All proceeds, unless otherwise designated, will support current students through the Wesleyan Fund.

These limited edition socks are only available through the end of the month.

Click here to order.

Get yours by making a gift of $25 or more at titanpride.org/socks today!

(This offer only applies to individuals who make a gift of $25 or more by July 31. Limit 1 pair per donor.
Per IRS regulations, the $10 cost of the socks is not tax-deductible.)

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Apr 242016

End of Fall, written and directed by Joselito Seldera, has been accepted into both the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival (May 12-19, 2016) and the High Desert International Film Festival (May 26-29, 2016).

Jose has written, directed, and produced several independent films since 2008, but End of Fall is his first feature film. Jose brought this film home, shooting it around the Lake Geneva area in the autumn of 2014.

Jose received his Master of Fine Arts degree in film production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2012.

You can follow movie news at https://www.facebook.com/endoffallmovie/.

Apr 072016

This is the fourth annual All In For Wesleyan one-day giving challenge! It’s a day celebrating everything that makes Illinois Wesleyan great, including alumni and friends like you who carry IWU forward.

All gifts made today will be matched, dollar for dollar (up to $100,000) by an anonymous alum from the 1990’s, doubling your impact on IWU students! There are sure to be additional matching grants unlocked throughout the day giving your individual donation even more impact!

Make your donation today!


Apr 062016

Emily Fleischmann recently accepted a position as Senior Director, Global Marketing at the Almond Board of California. The Board represents the over 6,000 almond growers and over 100 handlers in the State of California where 82% of the worlds almonds are grown. Under a Federal Marketing Order, the Board engages in research, advertising and promotion in domestic and international markets.

Congratulations Emily!

Dec 012015
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, groups and individuals around the world are coming together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

As you consider giving this holiday season, please consider giving the gift of bright futures to current Titans. Your gift supports all the things that make an IWU experience unforgettable and unique! Gifts can be made online at www.iwu.edu/give or by calling 309-556-3091.

Thanks for keeping Illinois Wesleyan in mind this holiday season. Go Titans!

Aug 252015

THANK YOU to all of our fiscal year 2015 donors! Illinois Wesleyan University‘s alumni participation rate has increased for the third year in a row thanks to the generosity of donors like you! Your support helps to ensure IWU is stronger and more affordable for current and future generations of Titans. You’ve done well, and you’ve done good! Go Titans!


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Jul 192015

If you remember back to August 2014 (if not, I’ll remind you with a link), Cimfel and White’s horror screenplay was just entering production.

Less than a year later, Shut In was selected for screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it received great reviews! Links to two of these reviews are found below.

Next up, Shut In has been selected for Film4 FrightFest, the U.K.’s leading genre film festival, which runs August 27-31.

Fingers crossed a distributor will pick it up and we’ll all be able to see it in wide release!


LAFF 2015 Review: ‘Shut In’ is a Desperate House Party

LA Film Fest: Two Scary Ladies – Sophie Lowe and Beth Riesgraf Turn Clichés on Their Heads

Jul 172015

Illinois Wesleyan’s fiscal year end is quickly approaching on July 31. Have you shown your Titan Pride by making a gift this year?

Check out the new Tommymometer to see where we stand by clicking here.

If you have already made a gift this year, thank you! If you have not yet made your gift, there is still time for you to make a difference this year.

By making your gift  before July 31, you will not only add to the Tommymometer for alumni donors, but you will help to keep current Illinois Wesleyan students enrolled and our alma mater strong. The percentage of alumni donors is important to IWU because outside organizations view it as a metric to measure alumni satisfaction. It affects Illinois Wesleyan’s rankings, bond rating, and ability to earn grants.

Thank you for doing your part to fill the Tommymometer before July 31 and keep Illinois Wesleyan moving forward!