Jul 092017

Click to enlarge photo. (left to right) Sarah Bordson (07), Charles Haugland (07), Michael Sicher (05), Sarah Ziebart Sicher (07), Julia VanderVeen (07), Loren Jones (07), Ryan Naimy (07, groom), Caleb Faille (groom), Jesse Gaffney (07), Bryonha Parham (07), Stephanie Grady (07), Carol Rose Durkin (07), Peter Durkin (07), Jonathan Cable (07)

Ryan Naimy ’07 married Caleb (Faille) Naimy on June 24, with many alumni friends in attendance. Congratulations on your wedding!

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.