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 1998 meet this Challenge.  Click this link to donate  You can also see how 1998 is doing in the challenge.


You can see All In on campus by clicking here.

Jan 222015

1998 Jack BakerWe extend our thanks to Jack Baker for serving as the 1998 Class Newsletter Editor.  We appreciate all you do for IWU!  Jack is stepping down.  The alumni office is currently searching for a new editor for 1998.

Jan 312014

Martin Kulak has been nominated to receive the Teacher of the Year Award for 2013-2014 from the Illinois Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Kulak teaches at James B. Conant High School in Hoffman Estates and is the leader of the District 211 Physics Teacher Professional Learning Team. He has worked with a group of colleagues who created a featured application on the iTunes Store, Step2Step Physics: Mechanics, which now has close to 3,000 downloads.

In addition, a member of his team created a Physics iBook on iTunes U that includes Kulak’s notes and lectures, which learners all over the world can download for free. Currently, there are more than 60,000 subscribers to the course.

The ISAAPT Award winner will be announced in March and will be presented during the fall meeting of the Section.

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Nov 132013

Meg Rincker published an op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor about the election in Pakistan. Previously a visiting instructor at IWU, Rincker is now assistant professor of political science at Purdue University Calumet.  She presented her book, What Wome Want: Global Decentraliztion and Democratization, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.  Her book uses interviews with women’s organization leaders in the United Kingdom, Poland, and Pakistan to show that women have diverse policy priorities in these countries.