Campus Weekly

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July 21, 2014

Campus News


Computer Science Major Interns at Google
Alan Russian '15 is spending his summer in Los Angeles in a highly coveted internship with Google.


Fritzsche's New Book Looks at World Science Fiction Films
Wesleyan's Sonja Fritzsche has published a book examining world science fiction -- from the dinosaur myth that became Godzilla to Brazilian sci-fi comedy.


Networking With IWU Alumni Boosts Job Opportunities for Grads
Thanks to networking with other alumni, several Illinois Wesleyan graduates have found positions through connections at The Horton Group in the Chicago area.



Anderson Honored Among NCAA Elite 89
Senior Nick Anderson finished fourth in NCAA Elite 89 Fan Favorite voting, a program recognizing student-athletes from Final Four championships with high academic achievement.


Five Titans Earn Preseason All-America Notice
Five Illinois Wesleyan seniors have been chosen as members of the 26th annual USA College Football Pre-Season Division III All-American teams.

Gabe Aprati '15 tied for eighth in the 84th Illinois State Amateur Championship at Catigny Golf. Read a feature in the Southtown Star.

Kyle Schauls has been named the new men's head soccer coach at Illinois Wesleyan, replacing Ryan Lakin.

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In recent posts, actor Wayne Temple, Class of 1998, guest starred on an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on the Fox network. 


> 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.

Wednesday, July 23

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

Thursday, July 24

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Performance featuring Glinka Trio Pathetique and the Reinecke Piano Quintet

Friday, July 25

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

Saturday, July 26

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Final Student/Faculty Joint Concert

> Find more on the Events Calendar


Faculty & Staff

• A poster presentation by Associate Professor and University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian Meg Miner has been accepted by the 2014 Society of American Archivists' Research Forum Committee. This poster is one of a series of formal presentations and workshops being undertaken this year by members of DigitalPOWRR, or Preserving (digital) Objects with Restricted Resources, a three-year federally funded project of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Miner's other activities this year to disseminate the outcome from this grant include a presentation to the National Archives Conference for Fraternities and Sororities, as well as sessions with Chicago-area theological archivists, members of the Midwest Archives Conference, and participants at Digital Frontiers 2014.


• Franny Krieger '15 studied abroad in Morocco this spring through a program that focuses on journalism and new media (SIT Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media). As part of the program, students work with experienced journalists at Round Earth Media to produce feature stories. Krieger's was published on

• English writing major Michael Wettengel '15 self-published a fantasy novel, Garamoush, via Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing service. He published his book through Amazon after attending a campus colloquium this spring about various methods of independent publishing, presented by paranormal mystery author Terri Reid.


Linda Bollivar '88 has been named the new program director for the Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP).

• The University of Illinois Springfield has hired Paul Kabbes '10 as its associate athletic director for external operations.

• United States Marine Band Cornet and Trumpet Soloist Staff Sergeant Amy McCabe '01 will be the Guest Soloist for the 2014 National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain Summer Course.

Andrew C. Porter '89 has joined the Schiff Hardin LLP Chicago office as a partner in the White Collar Crime and Corporate Compliance Group. Porter previously served as assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago.

Wendy Mann Woith '82, an associate professor in the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, has been selected by the American Academy of Nursing to join the newest class of fellows.

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

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Titans In The News

China Daily
International business major Steve Losos '15 attended the first ever U.S.-China Student Summit in Beijing this summer.

The Pantagraph
The annual Lincoln's Festival will again feature a cavalry encampment on The Ames Library lawn.

Rantoul Press
Caitlin Eskew '12 was hired to teach at Ludlow Grade School.

Lake Forester
Business administration major Adam LaVitola '17 launched a conservation-minded prep clothing line with clients across the country.

The Pantagraph
Incoming student Rebekah Ehresman was named The Pantagraph Female Athlete of the Year; she also was valedictorian of her class and active in her community.

(Chicago) Trib Local
Erica Werner '16 is appearing in the College of Lake County summer musical, "Young Frankenstein."

WGLT Radio
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Lisa Nelson discussed the Illinois Chamber Music Festival hosted at Illinois Wesleyan.

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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.

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