Illinois Wesleyan to Welcome Class of 2017
Aug. 1, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Illinois Wesleyan University will welcome
the Class of 2017, through the “Turning Titan: New Student Orientation.” The program,
designed to introduce new students to the academic, residential and social aspects
of college life, will conclude on Sunday, Aug. 25, with a movie night at the Hansen
Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington).
A key event will be the New Student Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 6:15-7:30
pm, in the Westbrook Auditorium, in Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington). The
keynote speaker at the convocation will be Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry
During orientation, students along with faculty and staff, will engage in a critical
discussion on this year’s selection for IWU’s Summer Reading Program, Warren St. John’s
Outcasts United: an American Town, A Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a
Difference. The book is about a soccer team, formed entirely of refugee children, and the woman
who not only coached them, but also helped them build a new life in the United States.
St. John is scheduled to speak at the President’s Convocation on Wednesday, Sept.
4, 2013 at 11 a.m., as it is customary to invite the author of the summer reading
selections to speak at the President’s Convocation.
Orientation activities, combined with entertainment, will also include, first year
advisory meetings, campus tours, informational sessions with department chairs, residence
hall mural paintings and Karaoke night. Hypnotist Fredrick Winkles, popular with past
IWU students, will be back to entertain. See the complete schedule.
For additional information about Turning Titan Orientation, contact the Office of
Orientation Services at (309) 556-3749 or visit www.iwu.edu/orientation.
Contact: Mallika Kavadi’15 (309) 556-3181, email@example.com