We are sorry to share that Debbie has temporarily stepped down from as Class of 2013 alumni newsletter editor due to illness. We support Debbie as she focuses on her health at this time. The staff of the Office of Alumni Engagement will serve as the editor for 2013. More information about her illness can be found in this link she shared.
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.
Ted Delicath ’13 has a TEDxIWU video where Ted Delicath ’13 examines the human experiences of joy, loss, battling the ego, and ultimately choosing openness and positivity to reach your full potential. You can view it here.
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 2013 meet this Challenge. Click this link to donate https://www.iwu.edu/all-in You can also see how 2013 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.
More than 5,000 alumni showed their support by making a gift to IWU in fiscal year 2014!
And for the second year straight, Illinois Wesleyan alumni have grown our alumni giving percentage. We are now at 23%!
THANK YOU for doing your part to keep IWU strong.
One of the two Ethics Bowl teams at IWU was awarded second place in the regional conference, earning a bid to compete at the national competition. With the support of the Office of the Provost and Student Senate, the qualifying team will travel to Jacksonville, Fla. in February 2014 to compete at the National Ethics Bowl competition.Both IWU teams competed in the Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl in Chicago on November 23.
The qualifying team includes senior Ben White, junior Anh Dao, sophomore Steph McAtee and first-year students Brigitta Jakob and Jordan Staley. Seniors Jaret Kanarek, Jake Bates, Stephanie Fenty, Kent Larson and Jamal Smith constitute the other IWU team, which was a key element to the qualifying team’s success. First-year student Duc Nguyen has also helped with the team’s preparation.
Ben sent us an update: We tied one round, won one round, and lost one round. We tied Taylor I believe. I do not remember the names of the schools we won and lost to.