Apr 162019

You did it, Titans! You were the key to our success.

On April 11, 2,205 donors collectively raised $518,316. And thanks to the generosity of our pacesetter challenge donors, our grand total is $776,316 (and still counting!)

This video captures a few successes from #AllInforWesleyan. Check out the social media activity and revisit iwu.edu/all-in to see how your gifts made a difference.

Thank you for your support!

Brenda Milcik

Apr 042019

Check out the All-In Happy Hours taking place around the country.

Show your Titan pride by spreading the word about All In for Wesleyan to your personal networks via social media, calls, texts, emails, etc.

You’ll have a great time while encouraging others to make an additional gift on All In and share stories about how IWU Unlocked Opportunities for each of us.

Visit our webpage for more information and registration.

Apr 012019

On April 11, alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of IWU show your pride and support by being All In for Wesleyan. During this 24-hour giving day, let’s unlock opportunities together – you are key to our success!


Be All In, All Day, make an additional gift at iwu.edu/all-in and spread the word on social media using#AllInforWesleyan. Check out our social media toolkit!

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Feb 022019

Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. IWU celebrates each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kicks in for the remainder of the year.

Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!

Jan 242019

Michael K. Ouwenga M.D., 43, of Fowler and formerly of the area, died Saturday (Jan. 19, 2019) at his home.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais and from 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 25,  Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Bourbonnais.

Please sign his guestbook at clancygernon.com.


Jan 152019

Inspired by her daughter, Sabina Khan ’97 shines a light on LGBT Muslim teen experiences in her debut young adult novel.

Published by Scholastic Press, The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali follows a Muslim-American teen sent to her parents’ native Bangladesh after they discover her relationship with a female classmate. The novel draws upon the experiences of Sabina and her daughter, who came out at 17.

It was listed on many anticipated reads lists ahead of its Jan. 29, 2019, release, and was included on a list of best young adult reads from Seventeen Magazine. It is widely available. 

Jan 072019

Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics Robert (Bob) Leekley passed away on Tuesday, Jan.1. Prof. Leekley started teaching at Illinois Wesleyan in 1974, and from his first year to his 44th, his commitment to IWU and our students remained unchanged. His positive impact on generations of students and colleagues will not be forgotten. Read an obituary. A service will be held in the IWU Evelyn Chapel from 11-12 on Wednesday, January 9th.