Illinois Wesleyan is very sorry to inform you that Professor Elizabeth (Susie) Balser, faculty member in Biology for more than 20 years, passed away last month following an extended illness. Susie was recognized as an expert on the anatomy of echinoderms. Her passion for invertebrate animals inspired the creation of three new courses at IWU. Both as an instructor and as a research mentor, Susie challenged students to carefully study the natural world and make their own discoveries.
Tuesday, April 3rd is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is
Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special. Last year, our class had an impressive 43 donors, let’s try for 50 this year! We contributed $2985. Our goal this year is $3500! Think of the impact this can make for IWU students and their families!
Click here to learn more and to donate on Tuesday, April 3rd.
Help spread the word using #AllInForWesleyan and take advantage of our social media toolkit.
Katie Salo (’06) served on the 2018 Randolph Caldecott Award committee. The winner this year is Matthew Cordell for his book Wolf in the Snow. The committee chose four honor books as well. They are: Big Cat, little cat by Elisha Cooper, Crown illustrated by Gordon C. James and written by Derrick Barnes, A Different Pond illustrated by Thi Bui and written by Bao Phi, and Grand Canyon by Jason Chin. The awards will be given in June at the American Library Assocation’s Annual conference.
Details on the award/ award winner, and a link to more about the award and the selection process can be found here.
Congratulations to Katie on this awesome achievement!
Check out the full article from Forbes.com here.
We are sorry to announce that Damon Banks ’06 passed away on February 20, 2018. You can view his obituary here.
Daniel Bland ’07 and Jennifer (Byrne) Bland ’06 welcomed their daughter, Bella Eileen Bland, on January 17th, 2018 at 4:43am. She was 8 pounds, 20 inches. Congratulations, Daniel and Jennifer, on your newest Tiny Titan!
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Kevin ’06 and Marcie Daken welcomed their second daughter, Emma Grace, in March 2017. Congratulations to the Daken family!
The spirit of giving is all around us this holiday season, please consider giving the gift of bright futures to current and future Illinois Wesleyan University students. Your gifts provide opportunities and experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.