Connections Spanning Continents

Iowa Wesleyan has been welcoming international students since 1891, when Keyroku Miazaki traveled all the way from Tokyo, Japan, to pursue a higher education at our university. That unprecedented occasion started a legacy responsible for affecting great change both far and near. We watched Clement Isong ’54, who, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Iowa…

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Expedition 50/51 International Team of Astronauts complete successful launch to the International Space Station.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 is a great day in international history.  It also marks an important and historic day at Iowa Wesleyan University. Commander Peggy Whitson ’81, and her crew Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency, and Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency are headed to complete Expedition 50/51. This marks Commander Whitson’s…

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Four Tigers Receive UMAC All-Conference Honors

Raul Alvarezresized Jeremy Gomez Darryl Smith Andy Terrell Rodriguez The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference released their 2016 Football All-Conference awards yesterday.   This season, Iowa Wesleyan had two more players than last year receive honors with four members earning All-Conference.  IW had players recognized on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The Tigers…

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Tiger Success in Classroom Leads to SLIAC All-Academic Honors

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has released their Fall All-Academic Team honors for 2016.  There were a total of 181 student-athletes from the ten SLIAC schools who earned All-Academic Team honors, which was an increase from last year’s total.  Iowa Wesleyan had 13 student-athletes receive the award this season. In order to receive SLIAC…

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The Education Division at Iowa Wesleyan University touts re-accreditation and ninth-semester program for student-teaching opportunities

The Teacher Education Program at Iowa Wesleyan University recently enjoyed what many universities would consider to be a perfect year.  Following the May 2016 graduation, every Education graduate was employed by the fall 2016 semester.  And in August, the Teacher Education Program received a well-deserved re-accreditation from the Iowa State Board of Education. This is…

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Pair of Tigers Earn All-Conference Awards

The 2016 SLIAC volleyball All-Conference awards were announced today.  The awards ranged from first through third team honors, the All-Sportsmanship team, Newcomer of the Year, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Player of the Year, and Team Sportsmanship honors. Iowa Wesleyan had two members receive recognition for their play this season. Cierra…

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Tiger Football Shuts out Martin Luther on Senior Day

The Iowa Wesleyan football team hosted Martin Luther College this afternoon for their final home game of the season. The Tigers recognized their senior student-athletes prior to the start of the game, and were hoping to make their last game at home a victory.  Iowa Wesleyan used 586 total yards of offense to cruise to…

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Tigers Drop Two in Opening Day of Pumpkin Bash Tournament

The Iowa Wesleyan volleyball team traveled to Rock Island, Illinois this afternoon to take part in day one of the Pumpkin Bash Tournament which was hosted by Augustana College.  The Tigers took on fellow SLIAC opponent, Webster University in the first game of the afternoon. After a break, they faced Simpson College for their final…

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Step Afrika! Performing at Iowa Wesleyan October 27

Step Afrika!, a professional percussive dance company will perform on stage in Iowa Wesleyan University’s Chapel on October 27th at 7 pm.  Percussive dance is when a dancers entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and handclaps. The performance of this internationally known…

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Chadwick Library Transformation

Chadwick Library Undergoes Dramatic Transformation

The Iowa Wesleyan University J. Raymond Chadwick Library has experienced great changes, thanks to a lot of teamwork and a generous bequest from long-time friend and IW alumnus Don Young ’50. The whirlwind renovation began in May of 2016 and was completed by the start of the fall semester—a spectacular feat when one considers everything…

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