Apr 172019
 

You did it, Titans! You were the key to our success. On April 11, 2,205 donors collectively raised $518,316. And thanks to the generosity of our pacesetter challenge donors, our grand total is $776,316 (and still counting!)

This video captures a few successes from #AllInforWesleyan.  Check out the social media activity and revisit iwu.edu/all-in to see how your gifts made a difference.

Apr 082019
 

Check out the All In Happy Hours taking place around the country. Show your Titan pride by spreading the word about All In for Wesleyan to your personal networks via social media, calls, texts, emails, etc.

You’ll have a great time while encouraging others to make an additional gift on All In and share stories about how IWU Unlocked Opportunities for each of us. Visit our webpage for more information and registration

Apr 022019
 

On April 11, alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of IWU show your pride and support by being All In for Wesleyan. During this 24-hour giving day, let’s unlock opportunities together – you are key to our success!

Be All In, All Day, make an additional gift at iwu.edu/all-in and spread the word on social media using#AllInforWesleyan. Check out our social media toolkit!

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!

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.

Jul 192018
 

Matt Mason ’16 was invited to compose a new piano piece for an international composition project called 250 Pieces for Beethoven in celebration of his 250th birthday. For the upcoming anniversary  2020, Bonn pianist Susanne Kessel invited composers from around the world to compose piano pieces which refer to Ludwig van Beethoven and his work. Since 2013, Susanne Kessel issues personal invitations to composers of new music, jazz and film music. The premieres of the piano pieces are being held in Beethoven’s birth city, Bonn, while further performances of selected pieces will be held in other cities as well. Radio recordings (WDR) and CD productions will accompany the project. All the pieces will be published by 2020 from EDITIONS MUSICA FERRUM and will be available for the international music world. Other composers include Academy Award winner Bruce Broughton, David Bowie’s Pianist Mike Garson, 3 time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and many others from all over the world.

Jul 102018
 
Allyce Carryn Torres ’13 and Alexa Fajardo Eldridge ’16 will be preforming 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  will run from June 30 to July 15, 2018 at Athenaeum Theatre, Studio One in  Chicago.
Allyce will be preforming 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 will be preforming 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 about Firefly Love and links to tickets.