Nicolette Varan

Oct 042018

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!
Oct 042018

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!

Oct 042018

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.

Apr 022018

We’re counting on you to make this the biggest year yet! Tomorrow, join Titans from around the world in giving back to help move Illinois Wesleyan forward. Make your gift at and help spread the word by using our social media toolkit and #AllInforWesleyan.

Tuesday, April 3rd is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is Think Bigger!
Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special.  Last year, our class had an impressive 47 donors, let’s try for 55 this year!  We contributed $2276. Our goal for this year is $2700! Think of the impact this can make for IWU students and their families!

Click here to learn more and to donate on Tuesday, April 3rd.

Sep 282017

There is less than 1 month until Homecoming 2017!

While counting down the days until we are all back on campus, let’s reminisce about the time we spent at IWU. My fondest memories from IWU are taking karate, being a part of the volleyball and water polo teams, and the friendships I’ve made and kept (shout out to my bestie, Matt Tannenbaum)! 

Would anyone like to share their favorite IWU memories? Comment below!

If you are still deciding on which events you want to attend during Homecoming, the International RSO Fair is highly recommended. It will be on Saturday (10/14) at the Hansen Student Center, Center Court from 11 am – 1 pm. Come learn more about our multicultural registered student organizations and enjoy activities and musical performances. A light lunch will be provided, so please register either online or by phone by 10/8!

You can visit the Homecoming Facebook page or the International RSO Fair Facebook event for more information.