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
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.
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.)
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!
Dr. Ryan Headley received his undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and his medical degree from the University of Iowa. He completed his surgical training at the University of Chicago where he was the executive chief resident. He has significant training in bariatric surgery since 2006. Dr. Headley is board certified through the American Board of Surgery and is an active member of the Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons. He is known by staff and patients alike for his straight-forward manner of speaking.
April has some news to share with you all!
I recently joined Macerich, an industry leading publically traded REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust), overseeing the Leasing of a dozen Super Regional shopping centers nationwide. My new position, Assistant Vice President of Leasing Development, will be relocating us to Dallas, TX. I’ve been involved in the publically traded shopping center industry leasing for 8 years, with 5 years of experience prior to that in Costa Mesa, CA, working Community Relations events for South Coast Plaza, a world renowned privately owned shopping center.
I’m thrilled for the new position. I’ll be moving to Dallas with my husband of 9.5 years and my two daughters, Lillian (9) and Hannah (7).
Congratulations to April and her family!
Sung Jin Hong ’97 is the Artistic Director and Conductor of One World’s first reality TV-inspired Operasode: Bachelor! The show will be hosted on December 22 at Holy Apostles Church in Manhattan. Operasodes Bachelor is the annual holiday benefit concert for the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is the largest soup kitchen in New York CIty.
Congratulations Sung Jin Hong!