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Kristen Buhrmann and Libby Haywood

Buhrmann, Haywood Honored by McLean County YWCA with "Women of Distinction" Awards

November 22, 2021 | By Kristen Buhrmann

IWU Web Content Specialist Kristen Buhrmann and Instructional Professor and General Biology Lab Coordinator Libby Haywood were presented with "Women of Distinction" awards by YWCA McLean...


Retired from FBI, Mason '80 Helps Fill School Bus Driver Shortage

November 17, 2021 | By Ann Aubry

After rising through the ranks at the FBI, then serving as a Fortune 500 executive until his retirement last year, Michael Mason ’80 is pitching in to combat a school bus driver shortage in his home community in Virginia. 

The Art of Bob Mackie book cover

Vlastnik '87 Co-Authors Book on Illustrious Fashion Designer Bob Mackie

November 15, 2021 | By Kristen Buhrmann

Frank Vlastnik ’87 is co-author of a new showcase of the life and work of the renowned designer to the stars, The Art of Bob Mackie, which includes a foreword by Carol Burnett and an afterword by Cher.

Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe

Gateway Students Discuss the Meaning of 'Home' with Bloomington Mayor Mboka Mwilambwe

November 10, 2021 | By Kristen Buhrmann

A sense of community and belonging can be both comforting and challenging to find as a first-year student on a college campus.

Boundaries artwork

Boundaries, Faculty Biennial Exhibits on Display

October 28, 2021 | By Kristen Buhrmann

An exhibit by local artists responding to the stories of children held at U.S. immigration facilities, Boundaries, is on display in the Merwin Gallery, and faculty artwork is on view in the Wakeley Gallery at the Ames School of Art.

Katie Fata

Fata '22 Determines the Works of Sylvia Plath to be 'Zany'

October 27, 2021 | By Kristen Buhrmann

In researching her 2021 Eckley Fellowship Project, “_Plath: Confronting the Tone Policing of Sylvia Plath,” Katie Fata ’22 found the aesthetic category of "zany" allows for nuance in describing Plath's themes of personal failures.

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Sperry '22 Continues Her Mother's Research

October 27, 2021 | By Kristen Buhrmann

Inspired by her mother, Isabel Sperry ’22 used ceramic sculpting and sociological theory to engage in her project Challenging...

Anjali Patel ’23

Patel '23 Researches Bird Eyes Using Antibody Staining Techniques

October 27, 2021 | By Kristen Buhrmann

Junior biology major and psychology minor Anjali Patel ’23 spent her summer researching blood vessel structures as part of her 2021 Eckley Fellowship project, “Investigating the Development of the Vascular System in Bird Eyes.”

Joey Kiper

Kiper '22 Pursues Career Objectives Through Eckley Research Project

October 27, 2021 | By Kristen Buhrmann

With a passion to aid the search for a cure for Alzheimer's, Joey Kiper ’22 conducted his summer research project, “Stimulating Membrane Repair in Neuroblastoma Cells


Illinois Wesleyan Achieves Record Number of Academic All-America Selections

October 22, 2021 | By Kristen Buhrmann

Illinois Wesleyan continued its rich tradition of Academic All-America success with a school-record number of selections during the 2020-21 academic year.