Lora Nickels ‘02 and Tom Tague ‘03 welcomed daughter Scarlett on September 30th.
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/.
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
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:
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:
Congratulations, Sarah and Kory!
Samantha (Janci) Buccini (’03) and John Buccini had a baby boy, Henry Lyndon Buccini, on June 26, 2017.
Cue the “aww’s”! 🙂
Congratulations on your tiny Titan!
Gretchen (Grabowski) ’03 married Matt Gudites on May 26, 2017 in Asheville, NC.
IWU Alums Stephanie Reinhart ’02 and Jennifer Wilson-Loving ’03 were in attendance.
Congratulations to the happy couple!