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 2:29 pm
Sep 212017
 

 Homecoming 2017 is right around the corner!

You can register now here

A few noteworthy events:

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

You can see the full schedule of Homecoming 2017 events here

 Posted by at 3:19 pm
Sep 192017
 

Naper Settlement, an outdoor history museum, is pleased to announce that Benjamin Nau ’03, an experienced professional in marketing and graphic design, has been named the museum’s new Director of Marketing.

In his new role, Nau will be responsible for developing and executing a marketing and communications strategy. He will help build, manage and integrate the organization’s brand in all aspects of marketing communications, including digital, print, social media and will raise the overall awareness of the organization.

“I am excited to help increase the digital footprint of Naper Settlement and take advantage of technology to help create new experiences,” said Nau. “My aim is to support the museum in its goal to serve the community by creating excellent marketing that increases awareness.”

Nau has two sons, ages 6 and 9, with his wife, Jennifer. In his free-time, Nau enjoys gardening, coaching his sons’ baseball teams and competing in triathlons, where he’s an Ironman finisher.

Read the full press release here:

Congratulations, Benjamin!
 Posted by at 12:53 pm
Aug 292017
 

Sarah (Slater-Sturtevant) Blabolil and Kory Blumer both of ’03 were both promoted to Partner at Ernst & Young LLP. Sarah is a member of the firm’s assurance practice, focusing on professional services, consumer products, and industrial products clients and Kory is a member of the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services practice, and focuses on Health sector clients.

Here are links for the press releases regarding the partnership promotions for both Sarah and Kory:

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/potmsearch/detail/submission/6433834

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/potmsearch/detail/submission/6433690/Kory_Blumer

Sarah Blabolil  Kory Blumer

Congratulations, Sarah and Kory!

 Posted by at 12:06 pm
Jun 302017
 
A 2003 graduate of the IWU B.A. Elementary Education program, Cara Spitzner, recently won the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching for her work in the 4th grade at Ogden Avenue School in LaGrange, Illinois. Here is the article:
Golden Apple is a non-profit organization that works to inspire, develop and support teacher and school leader excellence in Illinois, especially in schools-of-need. You can find more information here: http://www.goldenapple.org/. Her award ceremony was broadcast on WTTW Chicago/PBS: http://www.pbs.org/video/3000789574/
Congratulations, Cara!
 Posted by at 10:18 am