April 26, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Illinois Wesleyan will celebrate graduates in the Class of 2021 on Sunday, May 2. Members of the Class of 2020 are also invited back to campus for an in-person ceremony.
Graduating senior Natalie Kuca has been awarded the 2021 Technos International Prize, which recognizes a student who has excelled academically and contributed to broadening international awareness and understanding.
As we recognize all our outstanding seniors, senior leaders were announced via video in five categories: Cultural Leadership, Intellectual Leadership, Service as a University Employee, Service to Community, and Campus Life Leadership.
Titan Athletics
  • Women's Golf claims 16th CCIW Championship as five Titans earn All-CCIW honors


  • Cassandra Jones '22 sets IWU's single-game goals record as women's lacrosse clinches a share of the CCIW Regular Season Championship



Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Growing interest in environmental studies among students at Illinois Wesleyan was highlighted in a story on Earth Day.
The (Champaign, Ill.) News-Gazette
Samira Kassem ’21 was among local college graduates invited to reflect on finishing their college experience during a pandemic.
Isaac Simmons ’20 is breaking barriers as a candidate for ministry within the United Methodist Church.
The (Champaign, Ill.) News-Gazette
Meghan (Henwood) Burgess ’15, a fifth-grade teacher at Champaign’s Holy Cross Elementary School, was featured as The News-Gazette’s “Teacher of the Week.”
The Pantagraph
A baseball lifer who died unexpectedly on April 21, Mike Brown ’92 touched countless lives through the game he loved.

Homecoming October 1-3, 2021


Homecoming is October 1-3, 2021! We are looking forward to welcoming our alumni, parents, and friends back to campus for an in-person celebration this fall – it is our full intention to once again provide the traditional Homecoming experience. We will follow any COVID-19 protocols recommended at that time by state health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control to ensure the health and safety of our campus community and the greater Bloomington-Normal area.


Learn more about Homecoming, reunions, and planning your stay.

Looking for a way to connect with fellow Titans? Join a Regional Alumni Chapter in your area! Alumni, parents, and friends alike can join these volunteer-led Chapters to find, network, and socialize with other Titans. Learn more and find a Regional Alumni Chapter near you.
Treat your favorite Titan and celebrate graduation at the Titan Bookstore, open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during Commencement (this Sunday, May 2).


Shop in-store or online: www.iwu.edu/bookstore.


Congratulations, graduates!
The pivot to remote learning under COVID was a challenge met by the hard work of employees throughout IWU's campus. Staff in Information Technology Services were responsive to students, working to deploy 600 wi-fi access points in an "astounding" six weeks over the extended semester break. Their efforts were featured in a Juniper Networks case study.
Keep up with the latest news and photos from your classmates! When you visit your Class Newsletter, you can subscribe via email by submitting your address under "subscribe to my posts." 
In recent highlights, Steve Watts '71 was awarded the Thomas B. Herring Community Service Award by the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce for "volunteer activities exemplifying the true meaning of service to others and a willingness to do so without recognition and publicity." Watts retired from the practice of law in 2018. He currently serves as chairman of the Knox County Mental Health (708) Board.
This newsletter is an electronic publication of Illinois Wesleyan University's Communications Office, edited by Ann Aubry, director of communications, in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Engagement.
Visit iwu.edu/alumni to stay updated on the latest alumni news, events, and engagement 
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