Sept. 18, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 9-11 with the theme #TGOE Titan Green Over Everything Homecoming of Champions. The social media label #TGOE has become a popular hashtag among IWU students to express pride in the University. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to use the hashtags #TGOE and #IWUHC15 in their social media posts during the weekend to show off their school spirit.
Special entertainment for the weekend will include performances by the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra and America’s Got Talent finalists The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team on Friday, Oct. 9. The School of Theatre Arts will also stage performances of Blown Youth Oct. 9-11.
Some of Saturday’s events include the Capt. Ryan Beaupre ’95 Memorial 5K Run/Walk, a tour of the more than 1,200 trees gracing the campus grounds, and the annual Alumni Awards Lunch, which will feature this year’s honored alumni Stephanie Whyte ’91, Korey Coon ’00 and Jim Mullins ’03.
Events on Oct. 11 include the Pride Alumni Community’s 11 a.m. brunch which will also include celebration of the 25th anniversary of GLOW (Gays and Lesbians of Wesleyan). The School of Music will showcase their new Steinway concert grand piano, made possible by an alumni gift, at a 1 p.m. dedication concert featuring performances by faculty members R. Kent Cook and Ilia Radoslavov.
A complete list of Homecoming activities is available at www.titanpride.org/homecoming15.
By Emily Phelps ’19