Apr 142021

Erika (Rozinek) Holst ’01 curated Fashioning Illinois: 1820-1900, an exhibition that examines the experience of making, wearing, and caring for women’s clothing in the 19th century. This exhibition ran from July, 2020 – July 2021 at the Illinois State Museum’s Springfield facility and will run from August 3, 2020 to January 18, 2021 at the Illinois State Museum’s Lockport facility. Holst is the Curator of History at the Illinois State Museum.

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Apr 062021

Cozen O’Connor promoted 15 attorneys to member recently, among them Matthew Glavin ’01. Matthew  helps clients navigate the complex legislative and regulatory landscape in Illinois. His background in politics, government, and managing in-house government affairs operations for large corporations, allows him to bring unique value to his clients. Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Glavin served as the national director of government affairsfor American Water, overseeing legislative and regulatory policy in 47 states for the largest privately owned water utility in the country.

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Feb 052021

Monday, February 8 is Thank-A-Giver Day at Illinois Wesleyan and we’re eager to celebrate generous Titans!

Thank-A-Giver (TAG) Day is the symbolic point during the academic year — about 70% of the way through — when tuition dollars are exhausted and Illinois Wesleyan relies on donor generosity to continue providing a world-class education and rewarding collegiate experiences.

Each and every year, every gift matters. Contributions benefit students and faculty, enhance academic excellence, and strengthen the IWU community.

Thank you to all who give back to move IWU forward.

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Jan 222021

Amy McCabe ’01 performed at the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C., as a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Gunnery Sergeant McCabe is a trumpeter/cornetist who has been a member of the band since 2006. Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” she was a featured soloist in the Tony and Emmy Award winning musical Blast!, and a member of MusiCorps, a music education and advocacy program designed to promote music awareness, appreciation and training in Chicago Public Schools.

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Jan 182021

Todd McCannon was recognized in The (Champaign) News-Gazette for using his artistic skills to creatively engage students when instruction went remote, creating chalkboard murals for his Zoom background.

You can read the article on The (Champaign) News-Gazette here.

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Jan 132021

Hello IWU family!
I thought I would pass on some updates as it has been a while since I have shared anything.

It’s been an exciting year professionally!  I continue to work for Mayo Clinic, where I have been since graduation from the IWU School of Nursing in 2001.  In April 2020, I was named the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Nurse Practitioner Program Primary Care Preceptor of the Year.   In keeping with my commitment to advancing Nurse Practitioner Education, I was also promoted to Assistant Program Director for the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Nurse Practitioner Program, supporting primary care and women’s health in October 2020.

I truly believe that my interest in nursing education was sparked during my time at IWU; surrounded by so many brilliant and passionate nurse educators definitely rubbed off!

Kindest regards,


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