New Name for Bloomington Street Reflects Titans’ Drive
September 29, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A portion of a Bloomington city street will now reflect the Illinois
Wesleyan spirit. Kelsey Street, from the Illinois Wesleyan Stadium at Wilder Field,
to Fell Avenue, is being renamed “Titan Drive.” The renaming of the street became
official this month.
“The name not only honors the students and alumni who contribute so much to the Bloomington
community, it also infers the great drive and initiative the University inspires,”
said Carl Teichman, the University’s director of government and community relations
who submitted the request to the Bloomington City Council this summer.
The request for the name change came from the University’s Homecoming Planning Committee.
“Titan Drive is just one example of how a working committee representing so many facets
of the University can help channel the excitement and creativity of an event,” said
Director of Alumni Relations Ann Harding, whose office oversees Homecoming on campus.
The original idea for renaming part of the street originated with the students, said
Illinois Wesleyan Homecoming Planning Committee member Ryan Johnson, who is also a
residential hall director at the University. “It’s fantastic how the students get
involved in Homecoming and make it a great event.”
Johnson added that student groups competing in Homecoming activities will have tables
set up along Titan Drive before the Homecoming football game scheduled for Saturday,
Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m. as the Titans take on Millikin University. For more information
on Homecoming events, visit the Titan Pride site.
Contact: Rachel Hatch, (309) 556-3960