IWU Magazine Wins Award
November 10, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The University's flagship publication, Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine, was awarded the top prize (Gold Medal) for "Best Alumni/Institution Magazine" in
this year's CASE District Five awards. IWU Magazine was chosen best in its division of schools with a full-time enrollment between 1,001
and 2,999 students.
CASE (the Council for Advancement and Support of Education) is the professional organization
for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications,
and development. CASE's District Five (the Great Lakes District) encompasses Illinois,
Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin and includes 400-plus member institutions.
IWU Magazine is produced by the University Communications Office - led by Matt Kurz, vice president
for Public Relations - and is distributed quarterly to 23,000 alumni, friends, parents,
faculty, students, and staff of the University. Staff involved in the Magazine's daily
operation include Tim Obermiller, editor, and Gary Schwartz, graphics designer. University
photographer Marc Featherly also regularly contributes photos to the Magazine.
Over the years, many Illinois Wesleyan students have served as editorial assistants
for IWU Magazine; most recently, senior Sarah Zeller and junior Amelia Benner. Alumni are also frequent
contributors. In the past year, the Magazine has published stories written by Nancy
Steele Brokaw '71, Mac McCormick '04, and Anna Deters '05, as well as current student
Rebecca Welzenbach '07.
"IWU Magazine is the product of many individual's efforts," said Obermiller, "and so is this award.
It was really gratifying to know that our news about this great university and its
alumni is making a favorable impression, not only among our campus constituents but
in the eyes of the CASE judges who chose us for this honor."
Contact: Sherry Wallace, (309) 556-3181