Cabinet Update 11.17.2017

November 17, 2017 IW Celebrates International Education Week International Education Week (IEW), November 13-17, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of their efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a…

Cabinet Update 11.8.2017

November 8, 2017 Iowa Wesleyan Hosts HireATiger Career Expo On Thursday, November 2, Iowa Wesleyan University hosted the HireATiger Career Expo in the Social Hall. This event was designed for students to engage with local and regional employers and discover career opportunities in their field. Attendees included 24 recruiters from 17 organizations and 51 IW…

Cabinet Update 11.1.2017

November 1, 2017 Iowa Wesleyan’s 175th Celebration Year Culminates With An Unforgettable Night! An event 175 years in the making, the Purple & White Ball held on October 21 was a celebration of epic proportion! The event provided guests with an unforgettable evening that featured a high touch, first-class experience. Throughout the evening many IW…

Cabinet Update 10.18.2017

October 18, 2017 Derek Zander Assumes Role as IW’s Full-Time Athletic Director Derek Zander has been named the full-time Athletic Director for Iowa Wesleyan University.  Zander spent the last four months as Interim Athletic Director.  During this time, he successfully led the completion of the Howe aesthetics projects, fundraised for new scoreboards and sound system…

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,…