Feb 052018

Vice President of People Ops at Panera Bread and former triple major at Illinois Wesleyan University Jaynanne Calaway-Habeck ’99, said the key to achieving success in the workplace can be found within a liberal arts education. Habeck returned to her alma mater on Tuesday, Jan. 16 for the Hart Career Center Kickoff Event, to give students what she called “non-traditional advice” on how to achieve breakthrough career success.

Having held multiple positions in Panera including manager, director, and vice president of human resources, Habeck advised students that success in the workplace is not only achieved by showing people how much you know, but it is also about showing people how much you care. “No matter who you are, no matter what you’re doing, be real. Be yourself. Let people see who you really are, and that will grease the wheels for everything else,” Habeck said.

Read the full article about Jaynanne’s time at IWU, her recent achievements, and the advice she gave to students here.

Congratulations, Jaynanne!


 Posted by at 12:14 pm
Jan 222018

How well do you know Illinois Wesleyan University?
4. Eric
5. Stevenson
7. Powell
8. Sapientia
10. State
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13. Black
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2. Illinois
3. Memorial
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11. Female
14. Park

 Posted by at 12:54 pm
Dec 122017

The spirit of giving is all around us this holiday season, please consider giving the gift of bright futures to current and future Illinois Wesleyan University students. Your gifts provide opportunities and experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.

 Posted by at 10:52 am
Nov 282017

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday is #GivingTuesday, a global initiative to celebrate generosity and give back during the holiday season. Join the movement and help make bright futures possible for current Titans with a gift at www.iwu.edu/give today!

 Posted by at 2:59 pm
Nov 022017

Jeremie M. Davis ’99 has been appointed Executive Director of GreeneHouse Ministries, an organization based in Peoria, Il that exists to assist churches and individuals in the worship arts, specifically through music and theological training. They provide consulting services, worship leading teams, and individual musicians to churches. GreeneHouse Ministries also is the parent organization to GreeneHouse School of the Arts that teaches instrument and voice lessons, ensembles, and music theory to students young and old. Jeremie has been a featured soloist with the Peoria Pops Orchestra and has opened for and played with such artists as Jennie Lee Riddle, Micah Tyler, Audible Watercolor, 1,000 Generations, and Harold Greene.

Learn more about GreeneHouse Ministries here.

Congratulations, Jeremie!

 Posted by at 11:50 am
Oct 122017

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/.

 Posted by at 2:27 pm
Sep 272017

There is less than 1 month until Homecoming 2017! While counting down the days until we are all back on campus, let’s reminisce about the time spent at IWU. Would anyone like to share their favorite IWU memories? Comment below.

If you are still deciding on which events you want to attend during Homecoming, the International RSO Fair is highly recommended. It will be on Saturday (10/14) at the Hansen Student Center, Center Court from 11 am – 1 pm. Come learn more about our multicultural registered student organizations and enjoy activities and musical performances. A light lunch will be provided, so please register either online or by phone by 10/8! You can visit the Homecoming Facebook page or the International RSO Fair Facebook event for more information.

 Posted by at 3:39 pm
Sep 192017

 Homecoming 2017 is right around the corner!

You can register now here

A few noteworthy events:

  • “Club Tommy” Saturday, 6-9pm (Cost: $20) – Young Main Lounge in the Memorial Center
  • 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

You can see the full schedule of Homecoming 2017 events here

 Posted by at 3:39 pm
Aug 072017

Mundelein coach Ethan Karolczak ’99 has stepped into the administrative ranks to become athletic director at Larkin High School.

Click here for a link to the entire article.

 Posted by at 3:15 pm