Mar 052019
 

Laurie Gilbert Wood ’00 and her husband Andrew Wood welcomed baby girl Mary Rose Wood on October 27, 2018.

Congratulations to Laurie and her family!

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Feb 012019
 

Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. IWU celebrates each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kicks in for the remainder of the year.

Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!

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.

Nov 132018
 

Sharon Chung ’00 was elected to the McLean County Board, edging out Republican incumbent Ryan Scritchlow, 3,378 to 3,298.

In the Pantagraph article following the election, Chung said of the party’s success, “We’re really excited to have a dynamic slate of Democratic candidates. I know that I am really extremely proud of the campaign we ran across the county.”

Oct 162018
 

IWU grads Brian Smith ’00 and Gina (Schopp) Wither ’99 have worked at Steamboat Mountain School, a small, independent boarding school, for nineteen and twenty years, respectively. Brian is the Dean of Students and teaches Calculus 1 and 2. 

Brian and Gina recently took kids on a five-day canoeing trip on the Green River through Labyrinth Canyon for their annual Desert Week trip.

Sep 052018
 

Are you ready to join in on a milestone? Come see your classmates, take a couple classes, see a show, and, of course, see the Titans beat Carthage on Saturday afternoon!

Celebrate 100 years of IWU Homecoming with us on October 5 – 7.
See the schedule and register here.
May 162018
 

We are very sorry to inform you that Professor Elizabeth (Susie) Balser, faculty member in Biology for more than 20 years, passed away last month following an extended illness. Susie was recognized as an expert on the anatomy of echinoderms. Her passion for invertebrate animals inspired the creation of three new courses at IWU. Both as an instructor and as a research mentor, Susie challenged students to carefully study the natural world and make their own discoveries.

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.