The American Scholar
James Plath, R. Forrest Colwell Endowed Chair and Professor of English and co-author of the book, The 100 Greatest Literary Characters, wrote about 10 runners up.
The (Edwardsville) Intelligencer
Madison County Associate Judge Ryan Jumper '00 spoke to the Student Athlete Leadership Team at Liberty Middle School in Edwardsville, taking them on a photo journey of his time as a student and athlete growing up in Edwardsville.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette
Chad Wills '96 still organizes Farmer City's annual Christmas Parade, a role he first took on when he was a senior at IWU.
Atlantic (Iowa) News Telegraph
Dr. Emily Chang '96 has begun practicing at Atlantic Medical Center.
Kirksville (Mo.) Daily Express
Jim Barnett '82 directs the Senior Songsters of Kirksville, Missouri, who are set to begin their Christmas concert tour.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music John Orfe performed a piano prelude prior to the Morton Community Chorus and Orchestra's performance of Messiah on Nov. 24.
Katherine Slevin '10 created the C. Love Cookie Project, donating 21% of her cookie sales to three nonprofits in Portland, Maine.
The (Warren, Pa.) Times Observer
Thirty-seventh Judicial District Judge Maureen (Flynn) Skerda '82 spoke at the November meeting of the Warren County (Pennsylvania) Well Armed Woman chapter.
Wall Street Journal
Laura Orvidas '95, CEO at onXmaps, Inc. and a former vice president at Amazon, is among several Amazon former employees who have gone on to become CEOs.
IWU alumni Jason Akemann '96, Nate Hilding '96 and Chris Bisaillon '93 operate Bottleneck Management, whose restaurant locations include the new City Works Eatery and Pour House in Schaumburg.