Jun 112020
 

Thank you to Dr. Derrick Tillman-Kelly ’09, who gave the Titan Talk “How We Got Here: Racism + Higher Education” on June 10 about higher education, racism, and where we can go from here. 

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Jun 022020
 

Caly Meyers-Mixa ‘09 serves as Wellness House’s human resources and volunteer manager. Wellness House is a nonprofit in Hinsdale, Illinois, providing free programming for people impacted by cancer. On Thursday, June 4th, Wellness House will be hosting a virtual presentation. Guest speaker Sanda Steingraber ’81 will speak about her life’s work investigating the links between human health, cancer and environmental toxins. Sandra is a biologist, author and cancer survivor herself.
You are all invited to join the virtual presentation on June 4 at 6:30 p.m. (CST) using this link. 

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May 192020
 

Congratulations to Aimee and Jeremy St. John on the newest addition to their family! Their son Foster James St. John was born on May 5, 2020.

We wish you and your family all the best, Aimee!

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Apr 102020
 

Here are ways to virtually engage with IWU and fellow Titans:

  • Performances from IWU alumni, students and faculty
    Contact us at iwualum@iwu.edu if you have a virtual performance to share. Follow the School of Theatre Arts Facebook page for posts about performances by students and alumni.
  • Back to College Classes
    Check out videos of previous classes featuring alumni.
  • Take part in Titan Talks: Webinar Series
    We are excited to launch this series featuring alumni, faculty and staff.
  • Start a Titan Group
    Have you been wanting to start a book club? Let us know at iwualum@iwu.edu and we can help connect you to other interested alumni.
  • IWU Social Media
    Follow Illinois Wesleyan University Alumni Association social media for the latest updates and announcements – FacebookTwitterLinkedIn.
  • Virtual Titan Connections
    We miss connecting with Titans in person, but we would love to see photos or videos from your virtual connections. Show your Titan pride and tag IWU Alumni Association (@IWU_AlumniAssoc) on Twitter and (@illinoiswesleyanalumni) on Facebook. You can also post in your Regional Alumni Chapter’s Facebook group, reunion group, or affinity group.
  • Titan Challenges
    Challenge your fellow Titans to a virtual 5K or fitness challenge. Be sure to wear your favorite Titan gear and share a photo on social media or you can send it to iwualum@iwu.edu.
 Posted by at 8:58 pm
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.
 Posted by at 5:34 pm
Mar 312020
 

Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Gierhart ‘09 and his wife Alesha on the birth of the newest addition to their family! Ramona Sue Gierhart was born March 13, 2020 at 4:17 am, Ramona was 7 lbs and 2.5 oz and 19 in. long.

Best wishes to the Gierhart family!

 

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Feb 252020
 

This month, Dr. Aaron Gierhart ’09 successfully defended his dissertation on digital pedagogy of elementary teachers and earned his EdD. He will graduate in May and begin his new job as an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education at Columbus State University in August.

Congratulations to you, Dr. Gierhart!

 Posted by at 10:02 pm
Feb 192020
 

Congratulations to Claire Sheehan ’09, who won a Jodie Harrison Lifetime Achievement Award for her performance in basketball. She earned the Daily Herald’s All-Area Honorary Captain honors in 2004 and 2005, and was named to the IBCA All-State Team in 2005. Read more about her accomplishment here.

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