Jan 242021

Dave Varel ’05 authored “The Professoriate Needs Pedigree Diversity,” which was published by the American Association of University Professors in its Academe Blog on November 9, 2020.

Varel’s second book, The Scholar and the Struggle: Lawrence Reddick’s Crusade for Black History and Black Power, will be published by UNC Press in December.

Congratulations, Dave!

May 272020

Jac Jemc ‘05 published a second collection of stories called False Bingo in October of 2019. In the collection of 20 stories, sinister forces work their way into everyday life. False Bingo is widely available. To read more about Jac’s work, click here.

Congratulations, Jac!

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Apr 282020

In December 2019, Patty received a Master of Library Science degree with a Certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials from Queens College.

This month, Patty started as Archivist at StoryCorps, an organization whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

Maybe you’ve heard StoryCorps stories during NPR’s Morning Edition on Fridays?

Apr 082020

Ways to Support Fellow Titans
    1. To share a word of support for your classmates at this time, submit a post to your class newsletter by emailing your editor or if your class does not have an editor, send your post to classnews@iwu.edu.
    2. You can provide support to the Titan Student Emergency Fund. This fund will provide relief to students with needs such as housing, travel, moving and storage, transportation and vehicle repair, and technology needs related to remote learning.
    3. If you have expertise or a career opportunity that you can share with students, please connect with a Hart Career Center staff member for a phone or video appointment through a Handshake account here. You can also post job and internship opportunities on the site. View FAQs here.
    4. University Archives & Special Collections wants to hear your experiences and reflections to keep a historical record of the impact of the pandemic on the Illinois Wesleyan community, you can learn more here.
    5. Assist the IWU Admissions team in student recruitment efforts. Our alumni are the best and most qualified to meet with prospective students to share your IWU experience. Sign up here: Titan Alumni Ambassadors.
    6. You can see more ideas here.
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Feb 072020

Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is Monday, February 10. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank 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 we rely on support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants.  

If you would like to be celebrated as a donor today, you can make a gift at iwu.edu/give

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Jan 222020

Satish Lohani ‘05 and his wife, Pratima, welcomed their second child, Prisha Lohani, in November 5, 2019. Congratulations to the whole family!

Photo of baby girl dressed in red long-sleeved dress with headband

Jan 112020

I, Maggie Bertram, your very own newsletter editor, married my long-time partner, Rachel Krausman, on September 21, 2019. Megan (Adams) Folkerts ’05, Katie (Forristall) Hermann ’05 and Katie’s two eldest daughters stood by my side.

Rach is Senior Director of 2-1-1 at United Way Worldwide, I am Team Lead, Learning & Development at HubSpot, and we live in the greater Boston, MA area.

Maggie and Rachel's wedding party

Jan 112020

Lauren Jensen (’05) and Charles Tanner Hughes (’05) married on November 11, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Katie (Jurgens) Bishop (’05) served as Matron of Honor. After several years of practicing and working along the Gulf Coast, Lauren and Tanner moved to Chicago this past fall.

Tanner is a Urologist with UroPartners and Lauren serves as a library consultant following time in academia.