Cabinet Update 9.28.2017

September 28, 2017   Higher Learning Commission Changes Date for Site Visit The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has had unexpected difficulty securing peer reviewers for a number of institutional site visits, to include ours in November.  Therefore, HLC has requested our consent to move our decennial site visit from November 6 and 7, 2017, to…

Cabinet Update 9.22.2017

September 22, 2017 President Titus and IW Trustee Christie Vilsack Speak on Regional Education at Burlington Forum President Titus and IW Trustee Christie Vilsack met with representatives from several educational institutions in Burlington in a show of support for regional education.  Burlington teachers, students, and administrators were in attendance as well as President Michael Ash from…

Cabinet Update 9.14.2017

September 14, 2017 IW Attends Press Conference at Johnson Space Center NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson ’81 returned to Earth on September 2 from a record-breaking mission to the International Space Station.  She holds the U.S. record for cumulative time in space with 665 days in orbit during three long-duration missions.  She originally was scheduled to…

Cabinet Update 9.6.2017

Cabinet Update 9.6.2017 Harry & Virginia Murray Foundation Awards Grant Iowa Wesleyan continues to advance its Strategic Plan, Wesleyan 2020 – Igniting Our Passions, with creative funding programs. Goal Number Six, Academic Enhancement, states that the University will “Strengthen natural science programs, technologies, facilities and equipment….”. In support of this initiative, the University was awarded…

Cabinet Update 8.30.2017

Cabinet Update 8.30.2017 Opening Convocation and “Rock Around the Campus” Launch the 2017-18 Academic Year The official launch of the academic year occurred on Thursday, August 24.  The Opening Convocation featured prayers for the start of the school year, a fabulous performance by the University choir led by Choir Director Blair Buffington, and President Titus delivered…

Cabinet Update 8.23.2017

Cabinet Update 8.23.2017 Board of Trustees Retreat – August 8 The Iowa Wesleyan University Board of Trustees held a Board Retreat on August 8 in the Social Hall.   The main purpose of the retreat was to begin the implementation of the new governance structure and their leadership in fiduciary, strategic and generative roles.   In addition,…

Cabinet Update 6.20.2017

Cabinet Update 6.20.2017 IW Volunteers Needed for Iowa State Fair Iowa Wesleyan University will once again host a booth at the Iowa State Fair on August 10-20, 2017.   Our participation in this significant event is very important to the overall visibility of the University.  The booth is a partnership with Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance,…

Cabinet Update 5.24.2017

May 24, 2017 IW Attends HLC Persistence and Completion Academy Team members of the Iowa Wesleyan University Persistence and Completion Council attended the Higher Learning Commission Persistence and Completion Academy Midpoint Roundtable on May 17– May 19 in Chicago, Illinois.  The three-day event gave the team time to review, refocus and recharge its efforts to…

Cabinet Update 5.18.2017

May 18, 2017 Board of Trustees Annual Meeting The Iowa Wesleyan University Board of Trustees held its Annual Board Meeting on May 5, 2017. Items addressed at the meeting included but were not limited to, an update on the HLC Decennial Visit, approval of the FY18 Preliminary Budget, approval of the amended By-laws and Board…

Cabinet Update 4.27.2017

April 27, 2017 Dr. Peggy Whitson ’81 Sets Space Record NASA has announced that our own Dr. Peggy Whitson ’81, Commander of the International Space Station, has broken the record for most accumulated time in space.  Dr. Whitson also holds the record for the most spacewalks conducted by a female astronaut. On Monday, April 24,…