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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!

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.

Apr 182018
 

Christopher Olson ’00 was hired to fly with United Airlines in March 2015.  He took his first flight lesson in 1997 and has been flying commercially since 2001. Chris resides in Evergreen Park, Illinois, and is based in Chicago/O’Hare on the Boeing 737. He is happily married to Stephanie Olson (Seale) ’01, with whom he has two children, Aaron and Julianne.

Below is a picture of Christopher after he was hired and his daughter, Julianne (then nine months old).

Below is an image of Christopher at the helm.

Apr 182018
 

Otis Carter ’00 serves as General Counsel for TriMark USA, the country’s largest provider of commercial food service equipment and supplies, based in South Attleboro, Massachusetts. He is currently obtaining his MBA at The Wharton School at UPenn while he and his wife, Molly, deal with the harsh realities of being hockey parents of three boys in hockey-mad New England.