Campus Weekly

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July 7, 2014

Campus News

Special Olympics

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


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.


McHugh '82 Directs Viral Video
Theatre alumna and award-winning filmmaker Christine McHugh '82 directed a music video that has gone viral in its celebration of "Older Ladies." Read more from McHugh.


Amy Seter '15 was named as an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

Patrick Freeman is the new women's golf coach and Mitch Turnbull will take over as men's tennis coach at Illinois Wesleyan University this fall. Freeman takes over for Kathy Niepagen while Turnbull will replace Jason VanHeuklon.

• Tucci Stadium will host the 40th Annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on Saturday, July 12.

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Remaining to Reach Goal:
363 more alumni donors
As of July 7, 2014
Deadline: July 31, 2014

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In recent posts, Don Ester, Class of 1980, was initiated as a National Arts Associate by the Iota Chi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota for his distinguished contributions to the arts.


> See Summer Facility Hours for The Ames Library, the Shirk Center, Fort Natatorium and campus dining.

Continuing through July 25
in the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building Summer Art Exhibitions – Glass models of plant and animal life ("Lifeforms") and paintings by local artist Mary Jungels-Goodyear ("Layered Landscapes") are on display.

Summer gallery hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. each Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Thursday, July 10

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Performance – featuring Jacob Gade Tango Jalousie for Violin and Piano, Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major and Mozart E-flat Major Piano Quartet.

• 8:30-10:30 p.m.,
Fairview Family Aquatic Center, (801 N. Main St., Normal)IWU Night at Fairview, Volleyball & Bags Tournaments – Faculty and staff are invited. The volleyball & bags teams will consist of four people each. If you would like to participate you can (1) create your own team of four or (2) let us know and we will put you on a team. Please email your interest in volleyball or bags, including the members of your team if you have one, to Colin Stewart at

Saturday, July 12

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Student Performance

Tuesday, July 15

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Student Performance

Wednesday, July 16

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Performance – featuring Hummel Piano Quintet, Fanny Mendelssohn Piano Trio and Riley Cancion Desierto for Violin & Guita.

Friday, July 18

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Student Performance

Saturday, July 19

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Children's Concert

Sunday, July 20

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Performance – featuring Strauss Piano Quartet, Vladigerov Song for Violin and Piano, Thuille Sextet for Piano and Woodwind Quintet.

> Find more on the Events Calendar


• Assistant Professor of Music Adriana Ponce presented "Musicology: Redrawing Research Boundaries, Widening Teaching Gaps" at the 2014 Teaching Music History Conference (Roosevelt University, June 13-14).

Bob Berg '65 received the John Rakolta Jr. Leadership in Race Relations Award at New Detroit's 16th annual "Closing the Gap" awards event. Berg was honored for his courageous servant leadership role in race relations and public affairs during critical moments in Detroit's history.

John Thorne '69 was recognized with the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award at the North Central College commencement ceremony.

> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.

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Titans In The News

Windy City Media Group
Johnny Begale '09, who founded the non-profit Equality America, will be among 30 Under 30 Award winners.

The Pantagraph
Six large-scale sculptures circling the Eckley Quadrangle will be on display until next year.

The (Joliet) Times Weekly
Todd Koehl '82 has been named superintendent of the Troy School District, with schools in Joliet and Shorewood.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan student athletes, Associate Athletic Director Mike Wagner and Assistant to the Athletic Director Kristen Duncan were among the 2014 Hero Award recipients recognized by Special Olympics Illinois.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan hosted the 23rd annual Minority Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony. See photos.

WKAR Public Media
Wesleyan's Joerg Tiede discussed the AAUP's stance against university partnerships with China in Confucius Institutes.

The (Lincoln) Courier
Award-winning sportswriter Dave Kindred '63 traces his roots to Atlanta, Ill.

College Lifestyles
Talented artist Leeya Jackson '13 describes her choice to attend Illinois Wesleyan.

> More Titans in the News

Alumni Events

Seattle Connection
Date: July 27
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Join us for the Greater Seattle/Tacoma Area Alumni Summer Social at the Seattle Art Museum. Guest speaker will be Professor of Physics Narendra Jaggi.

Minority Alumni Network Picnic
Date: Aug. 3
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Join us as we share stories and welcome current and incoming students to the Minority Alumni Network (Hazel Crest, Ill.)

Denver Regional Connection 2014
Date: August 16
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Join Denver area alumni, family and friends for a reception at the home of Sara '01 and John Froelich. Registration will open in June.

Welcome Dinner Hosting Opportunity
Date: Aug. 17
Would you like to host a "Welcome Dinner" for international students? Learn more.

Summer Reading Program
Dates: Aug. 20 & Sept. 3
Join the students, faculty and staff in the Summer Reading Program. Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse is the selected book. Volunteer to facilitate reading groups in August and come to hear the author speak at the President's Convocation in September.

21st Annual IWU Titan Alumni Golf Outing

Date: Aug. 28
Time: 1 p.m.

Join us for the 21st Annual Titan Alumni Golf Outing at Prairie Landing Golf Club.

President's Convocation
Date: Sept. 3
Time: 11 a.m.

Brando Skyhorse, author of the Summer Reading Program selection The Madonnas of Echo Park, will give the keynote address.


Welcome New Employee

Kaitlin Ballard
began June 23 as a new Residence Director for the Office of Residential Life, replacing Ann Romei.

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