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/.
Homecoming 2017 is right around the corner!
You can register now here
A few noteworthy events:
- Back to College Classes Friday and Saturday – The Ames Library, Beckman Auditorium
- Family Fun on the Quad Saturday 8:30-11 – Eckley Quadrangle
- Titan Tailgate Featuring Local Food Trucks Saturday 10AM-1PM – Shirk Center Parking Lot
- “Club Tommy” Saturday, 6-9pm (Cost: $20) – Young Main Lounge in the Memorial Center
You can see the full schedule of Homecoming 2017 events here
Matt Mikulcik ’97, was promoted to vice president of product marketing at CNO Financial Group. Congratulations Matt!
CNO Financial: Matt Mikulcik
On May 8, CNO announced the promotion of Matt Mikulcik to vice president of product marketing. He will be responsible for the strategic direction of CNO’s distribution partnerships, market intelligence, and product positioning and promotion, the company said.
“Matt brings deep insight and knowledge of our customer base and proven strength in developing and implementing marketing solutions for key businesses,” said Gerardo Monroy, chief marketing officer of CNO.
Mikulcik joined CNO in 2012 as director of direct marketing and analytics, and most recently held the position of senior director of marketing and enterprise data analytics, the company said.
Before joining CNO, he spent more than six years at BMO Financial Group in leadership positions, most recently as vice president, head of marketing strategy and campaign management.
Mikulcik holds a master’s degree in applied statistics from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and risk management from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Participate in the Day of Giving — this Wednesday!
Kara and Rich welcomed their fifth Tiny Titan – Rhett Dawson was born August 31, 2016. Congrats!
Members of the IWU 1997 NCAA Division III National Championship men’s basketball team were honored at halftime of the IWU men’s basketball game on February 4, 2017.
The players in attendance were: Andy Boyden ’99, Korey Coon ’00, Bryan Crabtree ’97’ Matt Hoder ’98, Nathan Hubbard ’99, Matt Mann ’98, Brent Niebrugge ’98, Jason Osborn ’00, Tony Pacetti ’97, Michael Rogers ’00, Kyle Tudeen ’98, Seth Zeller ’99.
Check out the story in the Pantagraph:
Marilen ’97 and Brian Driscoll, welcomed twins Solomon Mateo Driscoll and Calvin Beaudin Driscoll on April 13, 2015.
Sung Jin Hong ’97 will premiere “Defiant” January, 22, 2017. For more information, visit http://www.oneworldsymphony.org/concerts2016_Defiant.shtml