Alumni News


Transforming Lives Campaign Reaches Endowed Professorship Milestone
A gift from Sally A. Firestone '69 established the 10th endowed professorship in the Transforming Lives fundraising campaign, bringing the total to 20 with a matching gift from Chuck '50 and Jay Ames'49.


Breaking Bad - Ozymandias Premieres in New York
Sun Jin Hong '97 composed a "a heart-breaking work of staggering ingenuity," as performed by his One World Symphony -- or New York's "hippest orchestra."


Upshaw '82 Wins Fifth Grammy
Soprano Dawn Upshaw '82 has won her fifth Grammy, claiming this year's award for Best Classical Vocal Solo for her performance on Winter Morning Walks.


Exploring Theatre's Potential for Social Change
Launching a new theatre company, alumni and students creatively worked side-by-side with IWU faculty to create an indelible portrayal of the struggles of America's working poor.


Williams '10 Wins Ulysses International Art Competition
Travis Williams '10 received international recognition from the Modernist Versions Project for a drawing that reconstructs Joyce's Ulysses as it corresponds to organs of the human body.


Gonzalez '08 Works Graphic Magic
Maria Gonzalez '08 draws attention as a top-shelf illustrator and art director, including award-winning designs inspired by her mother's home in Mexico.