Feb 062019

Thank-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 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.

Oct 182018

Back to College Class: Walking through Walls: What the Electron Taught Me About Success from IWU Video on Vimeo.

Debo Olaosebikan, 2018 Robert M. Montgomery Outstanding Young Alumnus award winner, gave a Back to College Class at Homecoming 2018 titled “Walking Through Walls: What the Electron Taught Me About Success.” In this class, Debo shared his story of growing up in Nigeria, studying physics and mathematics at IWU and building technology companies in Silicon Valley. Through the lens of counter intuitive physics concepts and formative experiences at IWU, Debo discussed the importance of running towards barriers and other broadly applicable lessons for making progress on things we deeply care about.

Oct 012018

On August 16, 2018, Matt Cassady accepted a new position with the Minnesota Historical Society as the Program Specialist for their brand-new Interpretive Programs Team. Matt’s new responsibilities include leading institution-wide initiatives and projects around historic interpretation, educational program development, staff training, and communications for the Society’s 26 historic sites and museums. Working with the other members of the team, Matt will also develop strategies to create and foster partnerships with community groups and leaders, organizations, businesses, educational organizations to further the mission of the Minnesota Historical Society.

Map of the different sites and museums that are a part of the MNHS network