Nov 192019

Thank you to Xingchen “Stella” Wang ’17 for offering a brief beginners workshop on November 11th on the significance of names in China and why it’s important and respectful to honor students’ names, with the opportunity to practice basic Chinese names.

Nov 042019

Andrew Kauerauf ’17 recently graduated from the University of Washington with a Master of Arts degree in Museology. His thesis was entitled Understanding Modern History Museum Smartphone Mobile Guides and Apps.

Oct 222019

Upon completing her Master of Science in Sociology degree at Illinois State University in August of 2019, Raelynn Parmely ’17 accepted a position at the Illinois Farm Bureau, where she will be the new Environmental Program Manager.

Congrats Raelynn!

May 292019

Congrats to Boyana Borisova ’17 who has recently been selected as a Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress. The application alone for this opportunity is once in a lifetime and Borisova is very excited to have been awarded this position. Borisova would like to thank IWU for giving her the foundation for this position and her professors for the education they provided.

“The Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program will enable me to experience the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world’s largest, all-inclusive library. The focus of the program is to increase access to special, legal and copyright collections, and to promote awareness and appreciation of the Library’s services to researchers including Congressional members, scholars, students, teachers, and the general public. 

As a Junior Fellow, I will work to add catalog records to the Voyager ILS to the Russian Cyrillic Priority 4 Collection which consists of 600 Russian books published between 1880 and 1940.” -Boryana Borisova ’17

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 to see how your gifts made a difference.

Apr 052019

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 012019

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 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.