Brian ’05 and Erin (Fleck) ’06 Lett welcomed Kaitlyn Ann Lett on July 25, 2017. Congratulations!
Laurie Diekhoff departed from IWU after 10 years at the Hart Career Center. She told her colleagues, “I spent 10 great years at the Career Center, enjoying my work, my colleagues, and the many relationships I have made on campus and in the community as a result of this position. Assisting students with their career development plans, helping employers fulfill their hiring needs, developing new programs, and contributing to the ongoing success of the Hart Career Center has been quite rewarding!”
Assistant Professor of Nursing Lydia Bertschi ’05 has been selected among 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders by the Illinois Nurses Foundation. Read more about it here!
Attention literature lovers! Our distinguished fellow ’05er, Jac Jemc, is out on a book tour and may be coming to your city.
You can read more about The Grip of It in this (glowing) Chicago Tribune review, and then check the schedule to see if Jac will be near you!
In response to the first executive order on immigration in January, alumna Vera (Leopold) Miller ’05 organized a card-writing campaign so every international student currently enrolled at IWU — all 161 of them — felt supported and encouraged. Miller, her husband David ’05 and several alumni friends gathered to write cards in her home (bottom, right), while nearly 20 other alums wrote from their residences. “The attention and support from this letter really assured me that I am warmly welcomed and appreciated here at IWU,” said Linh Le ’19, a native of Hanoi, Vietnam. “I feel connected to [writer Kat Garibaldi ’05] through her writing about her personal experiences with IWU and her aspirations, even though we have never met.”
Tomorrow is the big day! IWU’s annual “All in for Wesleyan” campaign is back, and there are some fantastic matching opportunities afoot.
More than a few of our former professors would take this opportunity to make a “turn on, tune in, drop out” joke here, but we’re all too young for that, right? 😉
Diane Wuthrich ’05 was featured in the Peoria Journal Star for her “musician’s life.” Diane started playing the viola in the sixth grade, and continues playing as a teacher and performer. You can read more about her journey here.
Today students, faculty, and staff across campus are celebrating donors and the impact they have on campus.
Thank A Giver Day marks the symbolic point during the year — about 70% of the way though — when tuition dollars run out and the University relies on the generosity of donors, the endowment, and external grants for the remainder of the year.
I couldn’t be more grateful to the donors who made my four years at IWU possible, and in that tradition, I am now honored to give to the next generation of Titans each year. Donor dollars helped to pay for those early 2000s Macs in Buck, soundproofing for the smelly basement practice rooms in Presser, and those lounges in Ames where I took many a nap. Share how your IWU experience was impacted by donors using #IWUThanks
Donor support allows IWU students to continue to have experiences that make being a Titan unique and transformative. To be among those celebrated today, make a gift at www.iwu.edu/give.
If you have already made a gift this year, thank you!