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January 2013

Monday, Jan. 21: MLK Gospel Festival
The 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Gospel Festival will bring gospel music to Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall.

Monday, Jan. 21: MLK Day Teach-In
Community representatives will join Wesleyan students in three panel discussions at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In, this year focusing on prison reform and human rights.

Sunday, Jan. 27: MLK Fellowship Dinner
Barry Scott, founder and producing artistic director of the American Negro Playwright Theatre at Tennessee State University, will speak.

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Watch Titan Athletics on Live Video
Follow the Titans at the Jan. 26 Track & Field Titan Open, plus men's and women's home basketball games throughout the semester.

bullet See our Campus Calendar for more upcoming events.

bullet Timelapse: 1 Year of New Classroom Building Construction

bullet Tombaugh '07 To Perform at Carnegie Hall

bullet Alumni Make Their Mark on Chicago's Dining Scene

bullet Students' Study Habits Prompt Changes at Ames


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Transforming Lives Campaign

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Progress: $106 million

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Titans In The News

National Geographic
An "On Assignment" video features Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr and his discovery of new species in the Pui Pui Protected Forest in Peru.

The Pantagraph
The cases of two Russian physicists have been taken up by students in IWU's Peace Fellows program, and their stories will be part of a teach-in on prison reform and human rights.

WGLT Radio
IWU President Richard F. Wilson discussed the open letter calling for gun control signed by university presidents across the country. Also reported in The Pantagraph.

WLFI TV (West Lafayette, Ind.)
Drawing on his background as a medical doctor, Indiana Rep. Tim Brown '78 (R-Crawfordsville) will be the next chairman of the state's Ways and Means Committee.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan and Beijing Union University have signed an agreement to exchange faculty members and collaborate on scholarly research.

Business Insider
Lumosity tested 60,000 college students to find out which schools have the smartest individuals -- and Illinois Wesleyan is on their lists (at #20 for memory and #71 overall).

The head of a billion-dollar software company argues that the skills necessary to succeed today are best fostered in a liberal arts environment.

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