Campus Headlines - 2012

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30 Rock's Judah Friedlander Coming to Campus
Judah Friedlander will bring his comedy to the Shirk Center on Saturday, Nov. 10, with opening act comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates.


Alum's Strategies Apply to Politics, Products and People
Gretchen Grabowski's career has taken her from political campaigns to the inner workings of The Nielsen Company -- always relying on similar skill sets.

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Mortar Board Chapter Receives Silver Torch Award
Wesleyan's chapter of the Mortar Board honor society has been recognized for its dedication while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.

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Schultz' Book Finds Movie Men "Soured on the System"
Movies offer a cultural window on how middle-class American men are increasingly disaffected, as explored in a new book by Wesleyan's Robert Schultz.


Homecoming Highlights
Titan spirits were high despite the weather during Illinois Wesleyan's Homecoming.


Students Honored for Community Involvement
Based on their commitment to service, five Illinois Wesleyan students were recognized as "Extraordinary Ordinary Men."


Sweeney '01 Wins Bartholomew Award
Alison Sweeney '01 received the Bartholomew Award from the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, for distinguished contributions to the field.


Gateway Essay Winners Announced
Illinois Wesleyan's Writing Program has announced winners of its inaugural Best Gateway Essay contest, including first place honors to Casey Plach '15.

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Students Work to 'Wow' Employers at Internship Fair
More than 50 employers came to campus offering students valuable work experience in internships, which some described as "a 12-week job interview."


Students Campaign to "Take Back the Tap"
Students are leading a campaign to reduce the use of plastic water bottles on campus by offering refillable containers and hydration stations.