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Student Organization Fills Shoeboxes with Joy of Holiday Season

Student Organization Fills Shoeboxes with Joy of Holiday Season
Packing shoeboxes with gifts for children around the world, Illinois Wesleyan University's Circle K International (CKI) showed that it only takes a little bit of love - along with a few toys - to give back during the holiday season.

Student Earns $500 Grant for YWCA

Student Earns $500 Grant for YWCA
A $500 grant earned by Illinois Wesleyan University student Savanna Steck '18 will enable YWCA McLean County to serve healthier food to more than 330 children throughout the school year.

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Titans Are "All In For Wesleyan"
Titans around the world rallied on social media and celebrated everything that makes Illinois Wesleyan special, with 2,369 donors raising $719,338 in a one-day giving challenge.

State Farm Scholars Offer Thanks for Scholarships

State Farm Scholars Offer Thanks for Scholarships
Students who attend Illinois Wesleyan with scholarships funded by the State Farm Companies Foundation offered thanks, while representatives heard personal stories of the impact of their support.

Students “Thank a Giver” for Financial Support

Students “Thank a Giver” for Financial Support
Thank A Giver (TAG) Day, marking the symbolic point in the academic year when tuition dollars run out, gives the campus community an opportunity to celebrate Illinois Wesleyan ’s donors and their impact.

Seibring Named Vice President for Advancement

Seibring Named Vice President for Advancement
Steve Seibring '81, who has served Illinois Wesleyan in various advancement and leadership roles since 1991, has been named the University's Vice President for Advancement.

Scholarship Supports Students' Study Abroad

Scholarship Supports Students' Study Abroad
Thanks to a special scholarship fund at Illinois Wesleyan, students can fulfill their dreams of studying abroad.

Illinois Wesleyan Announces 20 New Scholarships

Illinois Wesleyan Announces 20 New Scholarships
Twenty newly created scholarships were announced and 140 benefactors were celebrated at the annual Benefactors Dinner, where donors are able to meet the students supported by their gifts.

School of Nursing Renovations Simulate Hospital Setting

School of Nursing Renovations Simulate Hospital Setting
A $2 million renovation has transformed the garden level of Stevenson Hall into health care settings like those you'd find in a major medical center or a primary care setting.

Student Wins IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Student Wins IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship
Tim Leiser '16 won a fellowship funded by IWU alumnus Marc Talluto '94 to develop an entrepreneurial idea and prepare to take the idea to market.

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Titans Show They're "All in for Wesleyan"
The Titan spirit was palpable both online and on campus for the University's annual one-day giving challenge, with 1,940 donors raising $539,882.

State Farm Celebrates Scholarship Recipients

State Farm Celebrates Scholarship Recipients
To honor the 100 Illinois Wesleyan students who received scholarships this year as State Farm Scholars, company representatives came to campus to meet with many of the recipients.

Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation Funds New Paid Internships

Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation Funds New Paid Internships

New paid internships at local nonprofits will be available to Illinois Wesleyan students, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation. 

Students Express Gratitude to Donors

Students Express Gratitude to Donors
Illinois Wesleyan students, faculty and staff grabbed pens and notecards to personally thank the donors whose gifts make an IWU education possible on "Thank a Giver" Day.

School of Nursing Announces 36 Hours of Giving Drive

School of Nursing Announces 36 Hours of Giving Drive
The School of Nursing will hold a 36-hour giving drive on Feb. 21-22, as part of its Redesigning The Future fundraising campaign to renovate Stevenson Hall.

Jodi Rowe Named To Lead New Office of Alumni Engagement

Jodi Rowe Named To Lead New Office of Alumni Engagement
Jodi Rowe, formerly executive director of annual giving and alumni affairs at Blackburn College, has been named assistant vice president of alumni engagement at Illinois Wesleyan.

Sports Information Office Named in Honor of Ed Alsene

Sports Information Office Named in Honor of Ed Alsene
The Sports Information Director's office at Illinois Wesleyan University has been named in honor of former director Ed Alsene, thanks to a generous anonymous donation by an IWU alumnus in Alsene's name.

Mirza Foundation Makes $2.5 Million Gift to IWU Theatre Program

Mirza Foundation Makes $2.5 Million Gift to IWU Theatre Program
The theatre in Illinois Wesleyan's McPherson Hall has been named the Jerome Mirza Theatre in recognition of a $2.5 million gift to the School of Theatre Arts from the Jerome Mirza Foundation.

Jarvis Makes Leadership Gift to School of Nursing Campaign

Jarvis Makes Leadership Gift to School of Nursing Campaign

Thanks to a leadership gift by nursing professor Carolyn Jarvis and support from the entire faculty and staff of the School of Nursing, a $2.2 million Redesigning the Future campaign will be used to reconfigure classrooms and laboratory spaces.

24 New Scholarships Announced

24 New Scholarships Announced
Nearly 200 scholarship benefactors and their student recipients came together at the 19th annual Scholarship Benefactors Dinner to celebrate the establishment of 24 new named scholarships.

25 New Scholarships Established
At the 2011 Scholarship Benefactors and Awards Recipients Dinner, Illinois Wesleyan announced 25 new scholarships named in honor of the donors who made them possible.

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New Look for Ames School of Art
A gift from Chuck '50 and Jay Ames '49 is providing renovations and a new entry for the Ames School of Art.

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Harrington Endows Professorship 
Emeritus Professor Robert Harrington is establishing a new endowed professorship.

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Armstrong Named Goodwill Ambassador 
Flora Harris Armstrong '43 has been tapped to be Goodwill Ambassador for the Transforming Lives campaign.

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Gift Supports New Building
A substantial gift from Kent '62 and Sue Wallace of Dallas will support the planned Main Classroom Building.

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Gifts Announced at Homecoming
Major gifts announced at Homecoming 2010 included more than $1 million given by Howard and Sharon Linton Fricke '60.

16 New Scholarships Announced
Sixteen new scholarships were celebrated at the 2010 Scholarship Benefactors and Awards Recipients Dinner.

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New Endowment Funds Support School of Nursing
Two new endowment funds will support Illinois Wesleyan's School of Nursing.

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Tucci Gift Establishes New Endowed Professorship
In a lasting tribute to the professors who transformed his life, Byron Tucci '66 has established a new endowed professorship.

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Gifts of All Sizes Make an Impact
Wesleyan Fund giving by alumni such as Amanda Watson '01 and Ross Straseske '06 will be a key to the campaign's success.

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Transforming Lives Campaign Announced
Illinois Wesleyan kicked off its $125-million Transforming Lives campaign and announced that $73 million has been pledged so far.

Chuck and Jay Ames

Chuck '50 & Jay Ames '49 Make $25,000,000 Endowment Gift
The Ames' gift, the largest in University history, will go to the endowment and be used primarily to name endowed faculty.

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Herbert & Susan Getz '77
$250,000 Scholarship Fund

The Getz Scholarship Fund will help keep the Wesleyan promise alive for students who need financial assistance.

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John '82 & Joann Horton
$250,000 Wesleyan Fund Gift 

Donations to the Wesleyan Fund, an annual giving program, provide financial assistance to students and support for key campus programs.

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Roger & Stevie Joslin
$1,000,000 Building Addition

With this gift, the Memorial Center will be expanded with additional meeting, reception and banquet space with views overlooking the main quadrangle.

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Shirk Family
Endowment Gift

The Shirk Center, an important asset to the campus and community, will maintain its bright future with this gift from the Shirk family.

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Coyner '54 & Donna Smith
$250,000 Scholarship Fund 

The Smith Scholars Fund will provide merit scholarships to students with high academic potential.

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Vinyard-Shepelak Family
$500,000 Wesleyan Fund Gift

Gifts to the Wesleyan Fund help support a wide range of programs and activities, ranging from student financial aid to campus life activities.

 


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