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.
Karl Pierburg ’98 was named the Vice President of technology, data, and analytics by AMB Sports and Entertainment. Karl will lead all day-to-day technology and analytic operations across the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United of Major League Soccer, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Read more about Karl’s accomplishment here.
Can you believe it’s been 20 years since we graduated from IWU? We invite you back to campus this October 5-7th for Reunion Weekend where we will celebrate the class of 1998. Join us for special 20th reunion activities on Friday afternoon, a special reunion tailgate on Saturday and our reunion celebration on Saturday evening. A full schedule of reunion activities can be found here and on our Facebook page.
As part of our 20th reunion, we’re also encouraging everyone to give back to the University that gave so much to each of us. We hope you will join me in giving a gift to IWU in honor of our reunion. To make a gift, simply click here.
See you in October! Go Titans!
20th Reunion Celebration
Saturday October 6th 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
236 E. Front Street, Bloomington
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.
Three guest composers and four alumni performers graced the Westbrook stage during Illinois Wesleyan’s New Music Cafe concert on Thursday, March 8. IWU’s own Kyle Shaw, Bloomington native Edward Breitweiser, and Will Pearson, a U of I doctoral composer who has taught recently at IWU, are the composers. The alumni, all of whom have careers as college professors, preformed contemporary art songs. They were soprano Jamie-Rose (Guarrine) Knapp ’00, who taught at IWU several years ago; her husband, cellist Karl Knapp ’00; bass-baritone Seth Keeton ’98; and pianist Robert Elfline ’97. Rounding out the program was a performance of Three Songs by Northern Illinois University professor emeritus Jan Bach, performed by IWU professors Ingrid Kammin and Andrew Voelker.
Tuesday, April 3rd is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is
Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special. Last year, our class had an impressive 16 donors, and we contributed $2,710. Let’s think bigger and surpass last year’s donors and dollars contributed! Think of the impact this can make for IWU students and their families!
Click here to learn more and to donate on Tuesday, April 3rd.
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