Kaelyn Riley ’09 finished her M.A. in English at UC Davis in 2011, and her M.F.A. in creative writing at Colorado State University in 2014. Since then, she has been living and working in Minneapolis as a senior editor for Experience Life, an award-winning health, and wellness magazine published by Life Time Fitness. She married her husband Ben in January 2018, and bought their first home together in South Minneapolis last fall.
Elizabeth (Sowatzke) Schlicht ’09 gave virtual practice interviews to students on March 12, 2021. Elizabeth majored in voice as a student at IWU’s School of Music. She was planning to continue studying music post-graduation, but decided to pursue other interests during her senior year. Elizabeth is currently the Executive Director of the Association Acumen in Milwaukee utilizing her skills in non-profit management and marketing. This was a great opportunity for music or marketing majors to explore career options and develop their interview skills! Thank you, Elizabeth!
Congratulations to Bridget (McFadden) Wicherek ’09 and her husband, Mark! They welcomed a new Tiny Titan, James Francis, on January 10, 2021. We wish you all the best!
Monday, February 8 is Thank-A-Giver Day at Illinois Wesleyan and we’re eager to celebrate generous Titans!
Thank-A-Giver (TAG) Day is the symbolic point during the academic year — about 70% of the way through — when tuition dollars are exhausted and Illinois Wesleyan relies on donor generosity to continue providing a world-class education and rewarding collegiate experiences.
Each and every year, every gift matters. Contributions benefit students and faculty, enhance academic excellence, and strengthen the IWU community.
Thank you to all who give back to move IWU forward.
Katie (Whalley) Banville ’09 along with her husband Bryan and daughter Juniper have gone from having chock-full 2020 calendars of creative work to spending virtually 24 hours a day of the past nine months quarantining at home.
With many planned shows and performance cancellations, Katie, a choreographer and stage director, said, “It was heartbreaking. We definitely went through a phase of loss and grief. It was like a domino effect. One show would get postponed, and then another and another.”
Read more on the Banville’s in Faces of the arts shutdown: Theater’s Bryan & Katie Banville: ‘We definitely went through a phase of loss’ from the San Diego Union Tribune.
Marshall B Garrett ’09 has started a podcast! Now entering its second season, The Horned Moon Presents is a serialized Shakespeare play (Season 1- Macbeth, Upcoming – Much Ado about Nothing) wrapped in a scripted Prairie Home Companion– style talk show. Marshall directs, co-hosts, and produces the podcast, which has also featured Russell Matthews ’09.
You can listen on the website, here.
On Apple Podcasts, here.
And on Google Podcasts, here.
Congratulations to Rebecca (Kiverts) Richter ’09 and Rich Richter, who were married on March 14, 2020!
Congratulations to Rebecca (Kiverts) Richter who gave birth to her newest Tiny Titan, Richard John Richter, on July 10th, 2020! We wish you all the best!
Congrats to Monica (Urban) and Jospeh Holmes ’09 who welcomed their newest Tiny Titan, Sydney Ann Holmes, on July 24th, 2020. Congratulations on the newest addition to your family!
Elizabeth, Schlicht, CAE, Executive Director at Association Acumen, has received the Young Professional award from the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives. The award honors a young profession who’s making a difference through contributions to WSAE and the association community. The award was presented virtually at the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation on October 27.