Former IWU staff member Reenie Bradley and her husband established a donation allowing local public libraries to circulate family passes to the Miller Park Zoo. Also in The Pantagraph.
Retired IWU Librarian Karen Schmidt will receive the adult Martin Luther King Award at the 44th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Luncheon, sponsored by the Bloomington Human Relations Commission.
(Lake Forest) Lake Forester
Lisa Leali '99, currently chief education officer at Kenilworth School District 38, was named Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65's next superintendent.
The Oak Park and River Forest High School community mourned the loss of former teacher and administrator Jason Dennis '99, who died Dec. 18.
Beyond Pedagogy, a juried exhibition at Prairie State College's Christopher Art Gallery, features work by art faculty from Illinois colleges and universities, including IWU Assistant Professor of Art Joshua Lowe.
Illinois Wesleyan hosted a disaster preparedness workshop, including lessons learned from a devastating tornado that struck Washington, Illinois, in 2013. More coverage from WGLT-Radio and WJBC-Radio.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Todd Fuist offered commentary on the gender imbalance in music, in an in-depth report also featuring vocalist and former IWU Technology Trainer Kate Browne.
A new book co-edited by Dan Terkla, IWU emeritus professor of English, focuses on the seven most significant English maps of the world from the 12th and 13th centuries.
Effingham Daily News
Kameron Roberts '23 played the role of conductor in an interactive Polar Express event that benefited CASA of Effingham County.
Finance & Commerce
Shaye Mandle '93, the president and CEO of Medical Alley Association, was a panelist in a discussion on the anticipated technological and economic renaissance in Rochester, Minnesota.