From IWU Magazine, Winter 2008-09

New events and more participation put the sizzle into Homecoming.


The Saturday morning pancake Breakfast on the Quad helped kick off a day packed with events and festivities.
This pair of future Titans helped their parents cheer on the team at the football game.

The Blanks, a vocal group featured on the TV show “Scrubs,”recruited students into their act during the Titanium Pep Rally.

Seniors Lavon Robinson  and Laura Murray  were selected by their classmates as this year’s Homecoming King and Queen.
Actor Richard Jenkins ‘69 took audience questions after a special screening of his acclaimed film The Visitor at the Hansen Student Center.
Dick Read ‘44 was among the excited football fans who watched the Titans take on Carthage College.

Helen (Geneva) Harbison ‘47 accepted a Silver Bowl Award from President Richard F. Wilson on behalf of her class, which had the greatest level of participation in donating to the Annual Fund.

Stuart Hines ‘67 sampled the chocolate fountain at a reception that followed the Saturday night reunion dinners.
Tim Koch ‘84 directed Collegiate Choir alumni at the Homecoming Chapel.
Muneerah Maalik ‘00, co-chair of the Minority Alumni Network, led a mentoring session that paired alumni with current students.

Greeted by University President Richard F. Wilson and his wife, Pat, Ellen Myers (left) attended the opening of the new Welcome Center, named after her late husband, Minor Myers, jr., who served as Illinois Wesleyan’s president from 1989 until his death in 2003. Sons Minor Myers III and Joffre also attended the ceremony.

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