Nov 232017
 
Abby Reel ’04 is leading the efforts to continue the legacy of Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theater, which was demolished earlier this month, by raising a Barn III. You can read more about the program here, or by visiting their website.
If you’d like to make a donation to support their campaign, you can do so online or by mailing a check to the address below. All donors will receive an invitation to their VIP Grand Opening.
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Donating by mail? Checks should be payable to “The Barn III” and mailed to P.O. Box 310, Goodfield, IL 61742. Your contributions are appreciated!
Oct 242017
 

Jill Jackson ’04 of PricewaterhouseCoopers spoke at the Homecoming International Career Panel on Friday, 10/13. Jill started in Transaction Services with PwC US in Chicago in 2004, and spent 1.5 years with the PwC Singapore firm starting in August 2013.

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Oct 232017
 

Lavanga Wijekoon ’04 came to IWU as an international student from Sri Lanka. Now an attorney at an international law firm in Chicago, he advises and represents multinational employers. Recently, he has participated in negotiations for a business and human rights treaty at the United Nations. He also represents pro bono asylum seekers and “Dreamer” applicants. As a speaker for Homecoming 2017’s Back to College Classes, Lavanga shared his thoughts on how IWU – his friends, professors, and work-study at Saga – prepared him for his career, and how he met his wife-to-be on a May Term class. His presentation, entitled “From the SAGA Dishroom to International Law Firm: A Former International Student’s Reflections”, may be viewed below.

Congratulations, Lavanga!

From the SAGA Dishroom to International Law Firm: A Former International Student’s Reflections from IWU Video on Vimeo.

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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/.

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Sep 142017
 

Since a 2015 storm destroyed the Barn II Dinner Theater in Goodfield, IL, Abby Reel ’04 has been working to save it.

The antique structure had long been used by a theater troupe and was well-known in the community. After it sustained catastrophic damaged, locals and enthusiasts have been campaigning to rebuild the site.

The initiative is estimated to cost $100,000, which will provide updated facilities and accommodate nearly 40% more capacity. Materials from the original site will be integrated into the design as a nod to its rich history. The building, aptly named The Barn III, will expand its use to include community events and weddings.

To learn more about the plans, visit www.thebarnIII.com. To read the full article, click here.

Jul 192017
 

Help us encourage Titan Pride by sharing this message with your fellow Titans!

We’re excited to announce Titan socks are back for the second time ever! This year’s exclusive socks feature the Illinois Wesleyan spirit logo. You and your friends can get in on the fun with a minimum gift of $25 before the fiscal year ends on July 31, 2017.

Jul 192017
 

 

Mark your calendar!
October 13-15, 2017

Join us in celebrating Illinois Wesleyan Homecoming 2017 – Titans Around the World! We hope to see you back on campus to meet up with friends, participate in new and traditional activities, network, and much more!

Our complete Homecoming 2017 schedule and registration will be available in August at iwu.edu/homecoming. Please call 888-IWU-ALUM for questions and more information.

See you in October!