Feb 042019

Raven Stubbs ’13 will present A day late and a dollar short a workshop series and ethnodramaturgical project exploring the role of class within contemporary Black life and community, from January 10 – March 16.
You can read more about it here

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Feb 042019

Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11, 2019. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support Illinois Wesleyan.

IWU celebrates each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kicks in for the remainder of the year.

Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!

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Feb 042019

Michelle Brand ’13 graduated in November 2018 from the Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice (MENP) program at Depaul University, earning a Master of Science in nursing.

Michelle successfully passed boards in January 2019, allowing her to qualify to become a registered nurse.

Congratulations, Michelle!

Michelle Brand ’13, pictured next to her thesis project for Master of Science in nursing, titled ‘The Effects of Music Therapy on Executive Functioning and Emotions of Stroke Patients.’

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Jan 072019

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.

Dec 032018

Nicole Schneider ’13 returned to IWU on 11-14-18 to represent her organization, UnityPoint Health, at the Nursing Career Fair.

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Dec 032018
Joe Musso ’13 was featured on the STAA 30 under 30 sports broadcasterezs. 2018 30 Under 30 was compiled by STAA owner Jon Chelesnik with input from sportscasters, agents, sports radio and TV industry executives and social media. You can read more about it here
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Dec 032018

Cameron Blossom ’13 co-founded a hat company called Storied Hats that makes great looking hats from quality materials, without logos, with values.  You can view their website here.

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Nov 302018

Dare Olaitan ’13 is the Nollywood director of the year and has recently come out with his second movie project, “Knock Out Blessing” His first film, “Ojukokoro”, was a success, being nominated for several awards and was screened at some film festivals. You can read more about Dare‘s work here.

Congratulations, Dare!

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Jul 312018
Allyce Carryn Torres ’13 and Alexa Fajardo Eldridge ’16 preformed in Firefly Love at Something Marvelous, a magical realism theater festival based in Chicago.
Something Marvelous cultivates new works of magical realism and curates a reflective dialogue with the community to examine, broaden, and embolden the genre. Our work uses theatricality to awaken imagination and inspire empathy for new perspectives.

Firefly Love by Alejandro Ricaño and translated by Héctor Garza ran from June 30 through July 15, 2018 at Athenaeum Theatre, Studio One in Chicago.
Allyce preformed as Lola in Firefly Love and is an Actor, Teaching Artist, and Activist originally from San Diego. Recent credits include WHAT OF THE NIGHT at Stage Left & Cor, THE BOTTLE TREE at Stage Left, FEFU & HER FRIENDS at Halcyon Theatre, and INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH at 16th Street Theatre. Her credits at Something Marvelous include DON’T LOOK and REFERENCES TO SALVADOR DALÍ MAKE ME HOT. She is the Managing Director of Windy City Performs, the Company Manager of Something Marvelous, and an ensemble member at Stage Left.
Alexa preformed as Lola in Firefly Love on July 6th and 8th. She  is a Cuban American actor and Improvisor new to the Windy City and loving every minute! Alexa just finished a year long Acting Apprenticeship at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, FL where she performed in Stephen Spotswood’s Rolling World Premiere of DOUBLEWIDE as Lorelai, and you can find her now at The Second City as a student in their prestigious conservatory program!
Click here for more information.
Congratulations, Allyce!
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