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.
Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival screened the comedy-horror web series Dear Dark Lord, a production of alumnus Pat Cavanaugh ’14. The web series “chronicles a young woman’s dual struggles to: 1) Make it in the big city, and 2) Serve an unholy wretch known as ‘The Dark Lord.'”
The series is 8 episodes long and is aims to find “the humor and horror in searching for connection — and yourself — in early adulthood.”
Cavanaugh received his BA in English Writing and Political Science and is currently pursuing a MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage at Northwestern University’s Graduate School. His involvement and performance at improv theaters is where Dear Dark Lord began in discussion with collaborator Ryan T. Eakins.
For more information, check out the website Deardarklord.com
Alumna Veronica Watson ’14 spoke at the Citizen Scholar Lecture during Illinois Wesleyan’s 2018 Homecoming. Veronica is the Indiana Director of Patronicity, which is a civic crowdfunding and crowd granting platform. They bring together local citizens and sponsors to support community initiatives. Veronica was engaged with ARC as a student at IWU then went on to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA in New Orleans and Indianapolis.
Tuesday, April 3rd is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is
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 a very impressive 60 donors, let’s try for 65 this year! We contributed $1975. Our goal for this year is $2500! 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.
Help spread the word using #AllInForWesleyan and take advantage of our social media toolkit.
Bobby Nash-Castillo ’14 spoke for TEDxIWU about how to love where you live.
You can view it here.
Matt LaLonde ’14 spoke for TEDxIWU about how an idea he came up with as a student improved lives of community members.
You can watch his talk here.
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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.