Oct 122017

Homecoming is only a few days away! Are you planning to attend? Below are important details that will help you make the most out of your weekend back in Bloomington.

Class of 2012 Reunion
On Friday night, from 4:00-5:30 p.m., there will be a reception at President Jensen’s house that will include beer, wine, and hors-d’oeuvres for those celebrating class reunion years. Then, we’ll meet at Flinger’s (1503 E. Vernon Ave.) at 8:00 p.m. for pizza, beer and socializing.

On Saturday, the kickoff for the homecoming football game is at 1:00 p.m. Our class will meet in the Shirk parking lot for a 5 Year Reunion Tailgate. Hot dogs and chips will be provided, but please BYOB and a dish to share, if you can!

Later that night, we’ll all meet at Club Tommy in the Young Main Lounge. $20 = unlimited beer, wine, hors-d’oeuvres, a photo booth and DJ. Afterwards, we’ll head to Fat Jacks for more chances to socialize and reconnect!

More information can be found on the Class of 2012 Facebook page.

Honoring Our Alumni
As IWU celebrates Titans Around the World at Homecoming this weekend, we will also honor our alumni who served worldwide as veterans and first-responders, including Captain Ryan A. Beaupre ’95. We will remember Ryan and all veterans and first-responders who have given their lives in the service of others and our country. Presenting the colors will be American Legion Color Guard Post 635 Normal and Post 56 from Bloomington. The ceremony will take place this Saturday, October 14th at 12:45 p.m., prior to the Homecoming Football game at Tucci Stadium and will include the National Anthem sung by Wayne Messmer ’72.  Classmates and friends can view the ceremony on streaming video live at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/iwu/.

We hope to see you back on campus this weekend!

Sep 172017

Homecoming is quickly approaching! See below for the latest Class of 2012 reunion information and stay tuned for updates as they become available.

October 13
President’s Reception  |  President’s House  |  4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Flinger’s Pizza Pub | 1503 E. Vernon, Bloomington | 8:00 PM

October 14 
Football Game Tailgate  |  Shirk Center Parking Lot  |  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Club Tommy  |  Memorial Center, Young Main Lounge  |  6:00 PM
Fat Jacks | 511 N. Main, Bloomington | Following Club Tommy

Stay in touch by joining our Class Facebook Group for news and updates regarding reunion information. We also encourage you to use this page to post photos and memories of your time at IWU. The Homecoming schedule and event registration are available on the IWU homecoming page.

If you are interested in booking your hotel stay, room blocks are available at these locations on a first come, first serve basis. Book your room soon!

Sep 062017

Erin Howes ’12 and Kevin Seske ’12 were married on July 7, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

Wesleyan alumni in attendance included Vicki Levin ’10, Alex Long ’12, Stephie (Swope) Predmore ’11, Derrick Rohl ’12, Tim Brinkmann ’14, Sarah Zahorak ’12, Christopher Hammer ’12, and Jon Moos ’13.

Congratulations, Erin and Kevin!

Sep 062017
After graduating Illinois Wesleyan with a BA in Political Science and a minor in English, Bryan Wellner ’12 then earned his Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School in May 2015. While at The John Marshall Law School, Bryan was on the Dean’s List and actively participated in the trial advocacy program. He also coached a team in John Marshall’s annual 1L Intrascholastic trial advocacy competition, and his team won 1st place out of more than 20 teams.

While in law school, Bryan worked as a 711 Intern at the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office representing the State in misdemeanor cases for trials and hearings. At the State’s Attorney’s Office, he first chaired three misdemeanor jury trials and received guilty verdicts in each trial. Additionally, he represented the State in several bench trials and DUI Summary Suspension hearings.

Bryan is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Will County Bar Association. He concentrates his practice in traffic and civil litigation and employment law. He is an associate attorney at Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC.

Congratulations on all your recent successes, Bryan!
Aug 282017

Homecoming registration is now open!

Join us in celebrating Illinois Wesleyan Homecoming 2017 – Titans Around the World! Let us know you’re coming by registering here. You can also view the homecoming schedule of events at iwu.edu/homecoming.

Stay up to date on IWU Homecoming information by liking the Homecoming Facebook Page. Please feel free to share an IWU memory (and pictures!) in relation to your personal international experience, and/or a memory specific to study abroad, international students and alumni, or the theme Titans Around the World on our page. Remember to use the hashtags #IWU_HC17 and #IWU_AroundTheWorld.

If you are interested in booking your hotel stay, room blocks are available at these locations on a first come, first serve basis. Book early! 

Aug 152017

Laurie Diekhoff departed from IWU after 10 years at the Hart Career Center. She told her colleagues, “I spent 10 great years at the Career Center, enjoying my work, my colleagues, and the many relationships I have made on campus and in the community as a result of this position. Assisting students with their career development plans, helping employers fulfill their hiring needs, developing new programs, and contributing to the ongoing success of the Hart Career Center has been quite rewarding!”

Aug 152017
Annie Tillmann ’12 is one of 50 people recently selected by the The American Library Association (ALA) to participate in its 2017 class of Emerging Leaders Program. The program is “designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.” Learn more about the 2017 ALA Emerging Leaders Program.
Jul 232017

Jen Jameson ’12 married John Holzhauser on June 10, 2017. Several Illinois Wesleyan alums and Sigma Kappa sisters were there to celebrate.

Pictured above: Jenna Jameson, Dan Jameson, Kathleen Jameson, Sally Allhands, Jessica Allhands, Brad Jameson, Hanni Sha, Johnny Simonelli, Samantha Hogan, Renee Schade, Brittany Goldman, Daniella Shin, AJ Rossi, Cheryl Cochrane, Terry Swanlund, Sue Swanlund, and Caitlin Kaulas (not pictured Beth Grinter).

Pictured above: Jenna Jameson, Kathleen Jameson, Sally Allhands, Jessica Allhands, Renee Schade, Hanni Sha, Brittany Goldman, Samantha Hogan, Daniella Shin, Cheryl Cochrane, and Sue Swanlund.

Congratulations, Jen and John!