Feb 072019

IWU written over a green heartThank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. IWU celebrates each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kicks in for the remainder of the year.

Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!

Jan 122019

Megan Thoma ’05 was named a Top Inspiring Teacher in Rhode Island and honored with $10,000 from the National University System-Sanford Teacher Award. You can read more about the award here.

Congratulations, Megan! You have been an inspiring teacher to me and many others dating back to your time at IWU (and likely before).

Jan 122019

Jon Robinson ’05 will be speaking at the inaugural DevFest tech conference in St. Louis on January 26 at UMSL. You can read more about the event here

Jan 072019

Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics Robert (Bob) Leekley passed away on Tuesday, Jan.1. Prof. Leekley started teaching at Illinois Wesleyan in 1974, and from his first year to his 44th, his commitment to IWU and our students remained unchanged. His positive impact on generations of students and colleagues will not be forgotten. Read an obituary. A service will be held in the IWU Evelyn Chapel from 11-12 on Wednesday, January 9th.

Nov 192018

David Miller ’05 returned to IWU on 11-14-18 to represent his organization, Independence Plus, Inc. at the Nursing Career Fair. David is now the Director of Clinical Services for Home Health and Home Nursing of Independence Plus, Inc.

Nov 062018

Austin Smith ’05 published a book titled Flyover Country: Poems on March 2, 2018. Austin’s book challenges misconceptions about the Midwest and the “carelessness” of drone warfare.

You can read some of the excerpts of his book here. Congratulations, Austin!

Nov 012018

Jenilyn Roether ’05 will perform as part of a program hosted by the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra on November 4.

You can read more about Jenilyn’s big performance here.