Mar 272017

Matt Maxwell ’07 has been named principle of both Grant Park High School and Middle School. He previously served for four years as an assistant principle at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School, where he also worked for six years before that as a social studies teacher. Read more about Matt’s new position in the Daily Journal.

Mar 062017

Contemporary art songs will be highlighted on Illinois Wesleyan’s March 9 New Music Cafe concert. IWU alumna soprano Kate Tombaugh ’07, who has a growing national career, will perform song cycles by the concert’s two guest composers, Steven Weimer of Murray State University (who is also Ms. Tombaugh’s husband) and David Maki of Northern Illinois University. Guest pianist Ashlee Mack will join Maki for three of his pieces for two pianos, and School of Music Director Mario Pelusi will conduct a student chamber ensemble in Weimer’s Blue Partition.  

The program also includes Libby Larsen’s Cowboy Songs performed by student soprano Emily Brink, an aria from Mark Adamo’s Little Women sung by Bob Mangialardi of the voice faculty, and the premiere of my Aura for synthesizer. Pianists Eva Ferguson and Nancy Pounds will perform with the evening’s vocalists. The concert is at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall, and is free and open to the public.

Feb 202017

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.

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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 If you have already made a gift this year, thank you!