Illinois Wesleyan University is celebrating the inauguration of its new president, Eric Jensen this weekend.
Dr. Kent Cook, Co-Chair of the Inauguration Committee explained, “Inaugurations are fairly rare and when they happen you want to have a big celebration. It’s a time for the university to look to the past and look to the future, and then I guess experience the present.”
Events kicked off Thursday with a guest speaker and continued Friday as six notable alumni came back to speak. They included Emmy award winner Kevin Dunn and Hall of Fame sportswriter Dave Kindred.
The celebration will continue through Saturday with the investiture ceremony at 2 p.m.