Brenda Milcik

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.

May 162018

Jane Brue, 84, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. this Friday, May 18, in Evelyn Chapel, with a visitation prior to the service from 9-10 a.m. in the Chapel.

Jane was a nursing professor at Illinois Wesleyan for 21 years, leading many study abroad classes and receiving multiple accolades from students and colleagues. More details on her dedication to her profession, to IWU basketball, and to her family are in her obituary. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
Apr 072016

Today is All In for Wesleyan at IWU.  Dr. Randy Reed ’73 has offered to give $500 for each class year with 30 donors today, and an additional $500 for each class with 60 donors. Seriously – every dollar counts! Help the class of 1997 meet this Challenge.  Click this link to donate  You can also see how 1997 is doing in the challenge.


You can see All In on campus by clicking here.

Apr 092014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Cari Stevenson, of Kankakee Community College, returned to campus to serve students by participating in Hart Career Center’s Crystal Ball Coffeehouse, What can you do with a psychology degree?  She served on the alumni panel with Claire Karlen ’11 of The Autism Place, Kimberly Woodman ’99 of Mental Health Resource Center, Jessie Bricker ’00 of Skillsprout, and Hannah Jones ’11 of Springfield Public Schools..

Jan 302014


Sung Jin Hong’s opera  Breaking Bad — Ozymandias (2014) had its world premiere performances on January 26 and 27, 2014 to soldout, standing room only audiences. The forty-five minute opera is for vocal soloists and large symphony orchestra with guitar and saxophone.  Many audience members who attended the world premiere are requesting for repeat performances. We have even received requests from people suggesting he write music based on The Walking Dead… Game of Thrones… and even House of Cards. The details of the five-movement opera are discussed here.   To read an amazing review click here.
Breaking Bad Hong 1997Photographer credits: Jaka Vinšek.
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