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Amanda Toney-Logan And Myrtis Sullivan, Amanda Toney-Logan '74, Myrtis Sullivan '74, Elissa Ledvort 2013 Jul 2014

Amanda Toney-Logan And Myrtis Sullivan, Amanda Toney-Logan '74, Myrtis Sullivan '74, Elissa Ledvort 2013

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The primary subject of this joint interview is the founding of the Iota Zeta Chapter of the national service fraternity Delta Sigma Theta. Logan served as first Vice President and Dean of Pledges. Logan and Sullivan also discuss the group's activities on campus and their thoughts on the reason the IWU chapter closed. The two friends also recount their recent efforts in getting the chapter restarted and tell stories about the connections they made in life because of their Iota Zeta friendships.

Other topics include dorm and social life, "short term" and the cost of tuition. They discuss IWU ...


Warren Johnson, Warren Johnson, Max Polisky 2013 Jun 2013

Warren Johnson, Warren Johnson, Max Polisky 2013

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Mr. Johnson retired from IWU after a 30 year career and most recently served in the position of Assistant Manager of Maintenance. In this interview he recounts his experiences before joining the IWU staff and relates some of the highlights he recalls from working on campus.


Anne Weston Mcgowan, Anne Mcgowan '76, Abigail Szunyogh 2014 May 2013

Anne Weston Mcgowan, Anne Mcgowan '76, Abigail Szunyogh 2014

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Anne Weston McGowan graduated with a BA in English in 1976. She moved to Bloomington-Normal when her husband James joined the English Department faculty in 1969. Anne is a former Board member of the community organization Ecology Action Center (founded in 1971 and called Operation Recycle). She remains active in that and other community organizations.


James Mcgowan, James Mcgowan, Elissa Ledvort 2013 May 2013

James Mcgowan, James Mcgowan, Elissa Ledvort 2013

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James McGowan, Professor of English Emeritus, joined IWU's faculty in 1969 and retired in 2000. He and Anne (Class of 1976) remain active in the community. Dr. McGowan read his original poem commemorating the inauguration of IWU's 15th President Richard F. Wilson may be found at http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/wilson_inauguration/15


Marsha Guenzler-Stevens, Marsha Guenzler-Stevens '78, Taylor Washington 2013 Apr 2013

Marsha Guenzler-Stevens, Marsha Guenzler-Stevens '78, Taylor Washington 2013

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Dr. Guenzler-Stevens discusses her family's history at IWU, her student activities, her continued contributions to IWU, and her path from Biology Major to her current role as Director of the student union at the University of Maryland.


Mary Ann And Robert Guenzler, Mary Ann Hagmeyer Guenzler '53, Robert Guenzler '53 And '56, Marsha Guenzler-Stevens '78 Apr 2013

Mary Ann And Robert Guenzler, Mary Ann Hagmeyer Guenzler '53, Robert Guenzler '53 And '56, Marsha Guenzler-Stevens '78

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Mary Ann (Hagmeyer) and Robert Guenzler are members of the Class of 1953. Robert also graduated with a Masters in Music Education in 1956. Their daughter Marsha (Class of 1978) conducted this interview.


Susan Anderson-Freed, Susan Anderson-Freed, Meg Miner Sep 2012

Susan Anderson-Freed, Susan Anderson-Freed, Meg Miner

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Dr. Susan Anderson-Freed began teaching in the Sociology Department at Illinois Wesleyan University in 1977. A few years later she was reappointed to a position in the Computer Science program where she remained until her departure in 2008.

Anderson-Freed left teaching due to the effects of cancer treatments she was receiving and died on November 4, 2012. A long-time knitting enthusiast, she used the time of her treatments to design patterns and published two books on the subjects. Proceeds from these volumes, which have already been translated into several languages, are designated for the Community Cancer Center, Normal, Illinois. Her ...


George Churukian, George A. Churukian, Meg Miner Aug 2012

George Churukian, George A. Churukian, Meg Miner

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Dr. Churukian joined IWU's faculty as Director of the Secondary Education program in 1976 and retired in 1993. He became active in the International Society for Teacher Education before retiring and has enjoyed a long post-career of activity with this and local community groups.


Mark L. Sheldon, Mark L. Sheldon '70, Meg Miner Aug 2012

Mark L. Sheldon, Mark L. Sheldon '70, Meg Miner

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Mark Sheldon, Class of 1970, who majored in Political Science reflects on his time at IWU and afterwards. Sheldon chaired the Alumni Association for five years and so served on the Board of Trustees. He continues his involvement with campus in a number of ways including by recruiting international students.


Wendell Hess, Wendell Wayne Hess, Meg Miner Dec 2011

Wendell Hess, Wendell Wayne Hess, Meg Miner

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Wendell Hess became a professor in the Chemistry Department at IWU in 1963 and also served as Provost and acting President before retiring in 1989. Remarks on his continuing service to his discipline and to the Bloomington-Normal community are also shared in this interview.


Maurice E. Zetterholm, Maurice E. Zetterholm '15, Lee Short '44, Jerry Bidle Feb 1971

Maurice E. Zetterholm, Maurice E. Zetterholm '15, Lee Short '44, Jerry Bidle

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Maurice E. Zetterholm, a Law graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in the Class of 1915, was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha and Pi Kappa Delta fraternities during his time here. He began studying Law at the University of Illinois in 1913, but decided to transfer to Wesleyan on the advice of his mentor, Illinois Supreme Court Justice C.C. Craig.

Side one of the original tape contains reflections on his personal history, education and business careers. On side two he discusses his military career. The two sides have been combined into one digital recording; the original may be ...