Titans in the News
Feb. 18, 2024
Opera performer Jack Waddell '63 spoke on a panel at a Black History Month event at the McLean County Museum of History titled, "A Historical Account of African American Musicians and Safe Spaces in Bloomington."
Feb. 16, 2024
Director of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Amber Kujath '97 explained how IWU's pass rate for nursing students completing the national licensing exam improved by 20% from last year.
The State Journal-Register
Feb. 15, 2024
Preschool teacher Jennifer Ghesquiere Deaner '92 was unanimously approved to fill a vacant spot on the Sangamon County Board.
Feb. 14, 2024
The latest production by the IWU School of Theatre Arts, "The Wolves," serves as a coming-of-age story about a group of high school girls who share life experiences at weekly soccer practice.
Feb. 11, 2024
Michael Melick '02 is the board president of The Project XV Museum in El Paso, Illinois. The museum, which is still being developed, will tell the story of Illinois' first Black voter David Strother. It will be the state's first voting rights museum.
Feb. 10, 2024
The Black Student Union is hosting several events on campus in honor of Black History Month, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the 6th annual Unity Gala on March 2.
Feb. 6, 2024
Tim Kelly, who began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at IWU in 2008, was named as the new tight ends coach for the New York Giants.
Feb. 5, 2024
Brandon Grant '03 was selected to serve as lead pastor at Eastview Christian Church in Normal beginning July 1.
Jan. 26, 2024
Lyle Day, who served 20 years as a volunteer assistant softball coach at IWU, passed away on Jan. 18. Head softball coach Tiffany Prager and assistant coach Rachel Shipley recalled his kindness and support.
Jan. 25, 2024
Music education major Maia Hawksworth '26 attended the 2024 Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria. She shared her goals of becoming a choir teacher and theatre music director.
Jan. 24, 2024
Barbara Galindo will spend time as a scholar in residence at IWU from Feb 7-10, where she will deliver a community lecture, introduce a documentary film screening and lead a master class. She is currently an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Postdoctoral Fellow in Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jan. 23, 2024
Illinois Wesleyan is among 45 not-for-profit colleges and universities in Illinois receiving state equity funding for infrastructure projects from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. IWU will receive more than $5 million. Also reported by WJBC Radio and WEEK-TV.
Jan. 18, 2024
IWU baseball coach Dennis Martel has announced he will retire at the end of the 2024 season after 38 years with Titan athletics.
Jan. 15, 2024
Illinois Wesleyan hosted the 34th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival.
Jan. 12, 2024
Illinois Wesleyan Director of Financial Aid Scott Seibring '85 shared how his office is helping families navigate recent changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Also reported by WEEK TV.
Jan. 12, 2024
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech from his 1966 visit to Illinois Wesleyan will be played at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 on 89.1 FM WGLT. A transcription of the speech and audio is also available here.
Jan. 11, 2024
Director of the IWU jazz program Reginald Lewis performed in a recent series at downtown Bloomington's Jazz UpFront titled Straight Ahead Sundays.
Jan. 4, 2024
Illinois Wesleyan is among state employers implementing the Paid Leave for All Workers Act. IWU employees will receive an additional 40 hours of paid time off in addition to regular sick and vacation time through the new law.
Jan. 4, 2024
Illinois Wesleyan will host the 34th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival in Presser Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 15.