Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics Robert (Bob) Leekley passed away on Tuesday, Jan.1. Prof. Leekley started teaching at Illinois Wesleyan in 1974, and from his first year to his 44th, his commitment to IWU and our students remained unchanged. His positive impact on generations of students and colleagues will not be forgotten. Read an obituary. A service will be held in the IWU Evelyn Chapel from 11-12 on Wednesday, January 9th.
Sarah Bockel ’10, who is playing Carole King on the U.S. Tour of “Beautiful,” performed a song from the musical on Dancing with the Stars on October 1st!
Sarah, your performance was amazing! Congratulations on your success!
Sara Ghadiri ’10 expanded protections for survivors of domestic abuse and stalking by revising current laws requiring that legal name changes be locally publicized. Senate Bill 2330 was signed into law on Aug. 10 and will go into effect Jan. 1, 2019.
You can read the full article here.
Sara, your leadership is admired by your 2010 IWU class!
BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical premiered at Hollywood Pantages from September 12th – 30th featuring Sarah Bockel ’10 as Carole King .
BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.
Please join me in congratulating Sarah on her event!
Kathleen (Conway) Tietz and Brad Tietz, both class of 2010, welcomed a new addition,
Austin Bradley Tietz, on Friday, August 10, 2018!
Please join me in congratulating Kathleen and Brad!
In Summer 2018, Amanda Pacholik ’10 studied what it takes to save species in the wild and engaged with local partners developing and testing site-specific methods of community engagement to sustain ecological and social health in Hawaii. Amanda, a science teacher at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, lives in Oak Park, IL and is a graduate student in Miami University’s Advanced Inquiry Program.
Read about the global field course in Hawaii here.
Jeff Wessel ’10 and Ashley Wessel ’09 welcomed Mason Stuart Wessel on July 28, 2018
Joseph Cicinelli ’10 and his wife, Lisa (Male) Cicinelli ’11, welcomed Tiny Titan, Nicholas Paul Cicinelli, on March 24, 2018.