Campus Headlines - 2012

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Knaack Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Biology (pre-med) major and soccer player Lauren Knaack '12 is among 58 student-athletes nationwide to be awarded a postgraduate scholarship by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, based on academic and athletic performance.


Candlelight Vigil to Celebrate the Life of Brandon Landau
The Illinois Wesleyan community will come together Wednesday, March 7 at 10 p.m. for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Brandon Landau, the first-year student who lost his life on Sunday, March 4.  


Retired Professor Makes the Most of Advancing Years
Retired professor and Senior Olympic athlete D. Paul Miller reveals what keeps him going strong at 94, in the Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine.


NSF Funds Wesleyan Study of Social Exclusion
Gaining insights into the causes and impacts of social exclusion will be the goal of a three-year National Science Foundation-funded study conducted by two Illinois Wesleyan psychology professors and their students.

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Grider Named Scholar of the Year
Chemistry major Ronald Grider '12 has been named a 2012 Collegiate Scholar of the Year by the Illinois Heartland Section of the American Chemical Society.


Opera Singer Pfortmiller to Speak, Perform
Acclaimed baritone Kyle Pfortmiller '92 will visit campus to teach master classes, speak about his career - an upward climb from regional companies to The Met - and perform.


Faculty Awarded Tenure, Promotions
Illinois Wesleyan University's Board of Trustees has awarded tenure to two faculty members, and promotions in rank to two.


Campus Mourns Forrest Frank
Illinois Wesleyan University mourns the recent death of Dr. Forrest J. Frank, who was a member of the chemistry faculty for 34 years until his retirement in 1999.


Balogh '04 Competing on MLB Game Show
Former Titan baseball player Ryan Balogh '04 is representing the Chicago Cubs on a national game show, currently airing on the MLB Network.


Whalley '09 Honored for Gypsy Performance
Music Theatre alumna Katie Whalley '09 won a Craig Noel Award for Best Featured Performance in a Musical for her portrayal of Louise, later Gypsy Rose Lee, in "Gypsy: A Musical Fable."