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 today!

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Nov 022017

Hello! I am your new Newsletter Editor for the Class of 2000. I graduated from IWU with a degree in English (Writing Concentration), and my minor was in History. Since then, I have worked in corporate communications, and I am also employed as a freelance publishing consultant.

I look forward to hearing from everyone. I know all of us have had a wealth of experiences since Graduation Day, and this newsletter offers us a chance to share and reconnect. I encourage everyone to help keep this page up to date by providing news, stories, and photos.

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.”

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

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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.

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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

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Jul 062017

Michael Sorich ’00 was recently named a partner at Cavanagh Law Group in Chicago. He represents individuals injured in trucking, automobile, wrongful death and medical malpractice matters. Congratulations, Michael!

Jun 062017

Megan Sholar ’00 published her first book, Getting Paid While Taking Time: The Women’s Movement and the Development of Paid Family Leave Policies in the United States (Temple University Press). The book explores the reasons that the United States remains the only developed country in the world without paid family leave at the national level. During the 2016 presidential election, Megan also wrote about the candidates’ positions on paid leave in The Hill and The Washington Post. A political science major at IWU, she completed her PhD in political science and currently teaches at Loyola University Chicago.