July 19, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Published biweekly during the summer
Campus News
Despite economic uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 95% of Illinois Wesleyan's Class of 2020 were employed or enrolled in graduate or professional programs within six months of graduation.
Illinois Wesleyan alumnus Peter Haas ’88 has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh.
The latest IWU Magazine is now online and coming soon to mailboxes, featuring a cover story on Burke Nihill ’00, president and CEO of the NFL's Titans, plus features on the campus leadership of Vickie Folse ’86 through the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recent reimagination of student radio station WESN.
Titan Athletics
Emmett Zima '21 of the Illinois Wesleyan football team was named Second Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Overall, IWU's all-time Academic All-American list now sits at 136, which is tied for 25th across NCAA Division I, II, and III.
Titans In The News
Dog Save The People
Associate Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong joined the podcast to discuss her lifelong study of dog cognition and the importance of a sense of smell for dogs.
Sports Illustrated
Described as "a perennial all-star" of sportswriting, Dave Kindred ’63 was highlighted in SI’s annual “Where are they now?” series.
Dhaka (Bangladesh) Tribune
President Joe Biden has chosen Peter Haas ’88 as his nominee for the next U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh.
The (Joliet) Herald-New
Attorney Robert Bodich ’93 was named president of the Will County Bar Association.
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan partnered with Marriott to house students for the 2020-21 school year, to accommodate additional single-room housing during COVID. Also featured by Atrium Hospitality.
(Mt. Pleasant, Mich.) Morning Sun
Carol (Gentry) Burns ’85 was named secretary of the Alma College Board of Trustees.
Upcoming
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. Please note that Homecoming Weekend is also ISU's Family Weekend. We recommend planning your stay and booking your hotel early (hotel blocks close around August 30)!
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.
Kudos
Class Newsletter Highlight
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, Meg McKeen ’00, founder and chief confidence builder for Adjunct Advisors, LLC, was recognized among Insurance Business America’s “2021 Elite Women.” With more than 20 years experience in the insurance industry, Meg launched Adjunct Advisors in 2018 to help those in insurance sales leverage their unique voices and find success.
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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