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.
The spirit of giving is all around us this holiday season, please consider giving the gift of bright futures to current and future Illinois Wesleyan University students. Your gifts provide opportunities and experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.
April 5, 2017 is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is Tune In for All In! Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special.
Visit https://www.iwu.edu/all-in/ to learn more and donate.
Donate today! Go Titans!
Today is All In for Wesleyan at IWU. Dr. Randy Reed ’73 has offered to give $500 for each class year with 30 donors today, and an additional $500 for each class with 60 donors. Seriously – every dollar counts! Help the class of 2010 meet this Challenge. Click this link to donate https://www.iwu.edu/all-in You can also see how 2010 is doing in the challenge.
You can see All In on campus by clicking here.
IWU Young Alumni Families – Bring your kids to…
“All Free” Family Fun on the Eckley Quad
Saturday, October 10
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Register Here for Homecoming
This event is promised to be fun for current and future Titans, alike, with activities for the whole family available! Join the IWU Cheerleaders and Tommy Titan under the Big Top on the quad with activities ranging from face painting and a balloon artist to Titan Spirit Dogs and IWU History under the museum tent. Rain or shine, the fun will go on!
Homecoming 2015 – #TGOE (Titan Green Over Everything)
February 16th is Thank A Giver Day — a day when the Illinois Wesleyan campus community celebrates the generosity of our supporters. We celebrate Thank A Giver Day on February 16th because at this point we’re 70% of the way through the school year. Since tuition covers 70% of the total cost of an IWU education, it’s a fitting time to draw attention to the fact that outside support from alumni and friends of the University plays a key role in delivering the kind of educational experience we expect from our alma mater.
Last year, over 8,000 people made gifts to Illinois Wesleyan University and, regardless of the size, each and every one played a role in keeping Illinois Wesleyan strong. If you would like to take a moment to make your annual gift, we invite you to do so at iwu.edu/give.
TangleKnot Theatre in Chicago presented Joan Holden’s Nickel and Dimed as its inaugural production July 19 through Aug. 11.
TangleKnot’s Artistic Director Dani Snyder-Young is assistant professor of theatre arts and head of the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts program at Illinois Wesleyan. She also directed Nickel and Dimed, with alumna Britnee Ruscitti ’10 who served as assistant director. Curtis Trout, director of the School of Theatre Arts, was the production’s scenic designer. Alumnus Tristan Meredith ’12 was lighting designer, and Celeste V. Kelley ’13 designed Nickel’s costumes. Antonio Gracias ’12 was the production’s sound designer. Current student Sarah Menke ’15 received an Eckley Summer Scholar fellowship to serve as assistant stage manager and audience development and outreach associate. The project was funded in part by an Illinois Wesleyan Artistic and Scholarly Development grant to Snyder-Young and Trout.