Feb 042019
 

Ianne Stewart ’15 performed a song called “Painting Now” by Alexander Sage Oyen as part of her friend Maybe Burke’s cabaret. The show was, according to Ianne, “shocking, funny, thoughtful, heartfelt, and deeply powerful.” To view the clip of Ianne performing, click here.

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Feb 012019
 

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!

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.

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 062018
 
Brittany Ambler ’15 will be performing A Mountain Holiday at the Mountain Rep Theatre from November 23 through December 24, 2018. Tickets can be purchased for the Christmas melodrama here. To view a short clip of Brittany on stage performing at the Mountain Rep Theatre, click here.
Best of luck, Brittany!
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Jul 312018
 

Hannah Bowen ’15 just completed her MSW at the Erikson Institute, a graduate school in child development and has been accepted for a prestigious fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center. Yale’s post-MSW Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Social Work provides advanced training for social workers who want to become leaders in the field. 

Here’s a link to an article written about Hannah’s experiences at the Erikson Institute and how she found out she was accepted for the Yale fellowship in the middle of class!
Congratulations, Hannah!
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Jun 182018
 
Ticket sales are live for the play written by Aaron Harris Woodstein ’15: “The Fires of Nero: Rise of a Dictator” at Stage 773 in Chicago. The play was inspired by a paper Aaron wrote in Dani Synder-Young’s Theatre History class where he argued that one of the prominent characters Seneca wrote a play protesting the despot at the time, Nero. Now Aaron is doing the same as author and lyricist. Two other IWU alumi  are working on the project –  Sam Mullooly ’16 as Composer and Luke McLoughlin ’15 as Music Director.
Join Aaron, Sam, and Luke August 30th through September 9th, 2018. You can find ticket sales and more information about the full production/premiere below:
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May 312018
 
Emily Potosky ’15 has been accepted into the Medical Dietetics program at Ohio State University and will begin her studies in August.
Congratulations, Emily!
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Apr 192018
 
Lisa Mishra ’15 was featured in a Brown Girl Magazine article in which she discussed her music and her identity as an artist. Mirshra collaborated with Jamila Woods on the theme song for the Emmy-nominated web series called “Brown Girls.”

“Mishra writes her thoughts out and composes music that is close to her heart. Her tunes are soulful, yet fun. She is in the process of developing a dream team at the moment and cannot wait to showcase her work in the rest of 2018. As a brown girl who is determined to make her footprint in the industry, both in America and India, she claims that external motivation is her key to success.

When asked about the barriers in the music industry, the young artist states that it is definitely harder as a female, that too, a South Asian one, to pave your path to success. Bollywood’s music industry, on the other hand, is a bit-less sexualized and more merit-based, she thinks. Nevertheless, Mishra is making her mark on YouTube and garnering respect worldwide for her unlimited talent.

Mishra tells brown girls to not think about the reward when are trying to achieve our goals. She truly demonstrates her motto as she mentions that she would like to create an album and she would be just happy that she has completed her first of many goals!”

 

 Here is a link to the the full interview, and here is a link to the theme song.
Congratulations, Lisa!
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