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Special Olympics

Illinois Wesleyan Among Special Olympics "Heroes"
Illinois Wesleyan's athletes, coaches and administration embrace the University's long-standing relationship with Special Olympics Illinois, and were recognized among the agency's 2014 "Heroes."


McHugh '82 Directs Viral Video for "Older Ladies"
Theatre alumna and award-winning filmmaker Christine McHugh '82 directed a music video for longtime collaborator Donnalou Stevens, which has gone viral in its "Laugh-Out-Loud" celebration of "Older Ladies."


Chamberlin '14 Earns National Recognition at Classical Singer Competition
Nicole Chamberlin earned a graduate scholarship and a place in the Tyrolean Opera Program in Austria through her success in the national Classical Singer Competition.

French Horn

Illinois Wesleyan to Host Chamber Music Festival
Illinois Wesleyan will host the Illinois Chamber Music Festival and Camp in July, offering coaching and master classes for junior high through college-age musicians, and a 12-concert series featuring both students and faculty.


Kobrina '12 Embarks on Vegan Travel Adventure
Katya Kobrina '12 is sharing a six-month, 20-country travel adventure from London to South Africa to spread a positive message about veganism.


IWU Community Reading Madonnas of Echo Park
This year's Summer Reading Program selection will engage incoming students in discussing an award-winning novel about Mexican Americans, with themes related to diversity and social justice in a global society.


Parham '07 on Broadway in Tony Award-Winning Musical
Alumna Bryonha Parham is currently appearing in the Tony Award-winning musical After Midnight, and performed with her cast mates at the Tony Awards on June 8.


Seibring '14 Selected as Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow
New graduate Kathryn (Katy) Seibring '14 was selected for a highly competitive Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship.


Stevens Places Second in Brass Competition
Samantha Stevens '16 placed second in a recent tenor trombone soloist competition at the International Women's Brass Conference at Northern Kentucky University.


Outdoor Sculpture Walk Comes to Illinois Wesleyan Campus
Large-scale sculptures will be displayed throughout the next year at Illinois Wesleyan, bringing the work of renowned artists to central Illinois.