Amelia Smith

Feb 062019
 

Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11. 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!

Oct 222018
 

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

Oct 212018
 

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.

Apr 012018
 

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 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.

Dec 112017
 
Chase M. Hundman ’14  has joined the Chicago firm, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC as of December 2017. Hundman concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. He began his career with Howard & Howard as a Summer Associate in 2016. Prior to joining as a full-time associate, he was a Judicial Extern for Judge Jon DeGuilio at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. There he drafted opinions and orders for the judge and attended court proceedings to advise on pertinent legal issues.
Mr. Hundman received his B.A., cum laude, from IWU and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2017. He is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois.
Congratulations,  Chase!
Aug 122017
 
After 10 years working at Illinois Wesleyan University at the Hart Career Center, Laurie Diekhoff is leaving her position.
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!”
Best wishes!
Jun 072017
 

With a ceremony in Miami, Xinran Ma ’14 and Peng Jin were married with several Illinois Wesleyan Univeristy alumni participating– Zongda Tu ’14, Jiacheng Zhang ’14, Yichen Shao ’15, Tiancong, Xuewen Zhou ’14.

Congratulations!

May 202017
 

Emily Shearer ’14 (left), Beth White ’11 (center)

Emily Shearer ’14 and Beth White ’11 met at the Háblame tables during their time at Illinois Wesleyan University. Both psychology majors later applied to Bradley University’s counseling program, enrolling in the Mental Health and School Counseling tracks.

Earlier this semester, both Emily and Beth passed the Counseling Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) with Distinction! This honor recognizes the top 5% of counseling students in the country.

Congratulations, ladies!

Beth White ’11 (left), Emily Shearer ’14 (right)