Campus Updates for Illinois Wesleyan Alumni

May 2013 

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Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe that the tents are already set up on the Quad to celebrate Commencement this Sunday. You and I will welcome roughly 478 new members into the Alumni Association. When they come back for their first Homecoming, the class of 2013 will see a completed State Farm Hall, The Gates at Wesleyan, campus-wide wireless Internet and expanded broadband, and even a newly remodeled DugOut dining area. Lots of changes, yet lots of things that remain the same. Titan Pride.

Two weeks ago the Alumni Executive Board met on campus. Sundeep Mullangi ‘97 presided over his first Alumni Board meeting. The board approved two new at-large members, Rachel Paturi ’13 and George Freeman ’70. The full list of Alumni Board members can be found on along with past board minutes. 

On April 22, we lost Marsha Johnson Swanson ’32 in Bloomington. Marsha would want you to know that she was 103 and a HALF when she passed and an Alpha Gamma Delta to the end. Marsha’s husband Dave ’37 died in 1977 and was always a loyal Sigma Chi. Marsha had two requests concerning her final arrangements that I thought you would find interesting. She wanted six active Sigma Chi’s to be her pallbearers and she wanted Sweet Heart of Sigma Chi sung at her services. So, six current students escorted Marsha in to Kibler Brady Funeral Home and Kevin Brown ’89 sang her requested song.

It’s sad to get death notices in the Alumni Office. I don’t get many from an alum who is still wearing her AGD pin at 103 and a half.

Ann Harding


If you haven't yet done so, please take a few minutes to give your input on new logo apparel designs being considered by the Illinois Wesleyan University Bookstore as part of its fall merchandise order. And a big thank you to the fantastic number of Titans who have responded so far! 

To participate in the survey, follow this link:


After 47 years of teaching at Illinois Wesleyan, Professor of History Paul Bushnell announced he would retire at the end of this academic year. In addition to introducing generations of students to American history, Professor Bushnell was active in the early Civil Rights Movement.

To help celebrate his remarkable career, we invite alumni to share your favorite memories or describe the ways in which Prof. Bushnell has influenced your college or post-graduate lives. These memories will be presented to Paul and also forwarded to The Ames Library Special Collections archive. We've enjoyed comments from several of you on Facebook. You can also send your thoughts to


Illinois Wesleyan's baseball team lost to Division-I Illinois State in the annual Horenberger/Bass Classic at Duffy Bass Field on April 30. It was the 154th meeting all-time in the series, which was renamed to honor former coaches (the Titans' Jack Horenberger and Redbirds' Duffy Bass) in 2004.

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Springfield Connection 2013
Illini Country Club
6/6/2013 5:30 PM
Washington DC Alumni Connection 2013
Capitol Hill Club
6/18/2013 7:00 PM
Minneapolis-St. Paul Regional Alumni Connection
The home of Roger and Carol Sheldon '64 '65
6/28/2013 6:00 PM
Seattle Connection
Seattle: Specifics TBA
Peoria Alumni Connection
Country Club of Peoria
8/14/2013 5:30 PM

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Altorfer, Dave
Caywood, Brandy
Frevert, Cyril
Horn, Judith
LaBounty, William
Latman, Kevin
McVicker, Paul
Mullen, Shelly
Rickard, Judy
Shemezis, Derek
Sonntag, Taryn
Taylor, David
Zirbel, Craig
Zirbel, Maria

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