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!
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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/.
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.)
Erik Heine ’98 is a full professor at Oklahoma City University. His first book, James Newton Howard’s “Signs”: A Film Score Guide, was published by Scarecrow Press in January 2016. He also presented at the Voicing the Soundtrack Conference, held in Austin in honor of David Neumeyer in April 2016. In May, Erik was appointed as Assistant Director of the Honors Program at Oklahoma City University. His son, Theodore Roland, was born on September 30, 2015.
Attorney Kimberly M. Large is the recipient of Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Western Region 2016 Outstanding Member Award. Kim was selected for this award based on her commitment to WLAM. She has been a member of WLAM since 2007. Kim was also President of WLAM Michigan, Western Region, from 2013 to 2014, and a board member from 2009 to 2015. Also taken into consideration for the award was Kim’s involvement in mentoring other lawyers, her outstanding legal service and her various charitable and professional activities. Kim specializes in civil litigation, with particular emphasis in the areas of trademark and employment law.
Click here to read more about Kim’s accomplishments.