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Skyhorse Skyhorse to Speak at President's Convocation
Brando Skyhorse, author of this year's summer reading selection, The Madonnas of Echo Park, will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Alumni to be Honored at Homecoming
As part of Homecoming 2014: Off the Charts, Illinois Wesleyan will recognize three Alumni Award winners on Oct. 18: Kyle Pfortmiller '92, Sean Parsons '01 and Kris Condon '84.

Hawker Hawker '62 Honored in Clinical Science
Charles Hawker '62 received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.

College Democrats IWU College Democrats Win National Chapter Award
The Illinois Wesleyan College Democrats were named the 2014 National Chapter of the Year at the College Democrats of America national convention in Atlanta, Ga.

Madz Wilds of Alaska Inspire Student Composer
Merging her music and environmental studies majors, Madz Negro '15 camped without electricity inside Denali National Park as part of a Composing in the Wilderness field course.

Chris Information Literacy at Illinois Wesleyan Receives National Award
The Ames Library has received an Information Literacy Best Practices Exemplary award from the Association of College and Research Libraries.



The Illinois Wesleyan women's cross country team placed first of five squads while the men's team was first among four teams at the Titan Opener, run at Normal's Maxwell Park on Friday, Aug. 29. 
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Honor Roll of Donors 2014

Every year, in the Transforming Lives Report of Giving Honor Roll of Donors, we thank more than 6,500 alumni and friends who make gifts of all sizes to Illinois Wesleyan. Gifts made before July 31 will be included in the fiscal 2014 Honor Roll.

To make sure your name is listed correctly and your gift is included with those of your peers, preview the Honor Roll listings at At the same time, you can also indicate whether you prefer to receive a printed or electronic copy of this year's Report of Giving. 

THANK YOU to those who have helped us transform lives again this year!

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In recent posts, a new psychological thriller written by T.J. Cimfel and David White, both class of 1996, is now in production. Their script previously won Best Horror Feature Screenplay at the 2011 Shriekfest and was on the 2012 Blood List of Hollywood's top unproduced horror screenplays.


Tuesday, Sept. 2

Through Oct. 2Art Gallery Exhibitions – Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – The Merwin Gallery: "The Clouds You Saw," Io Palmer, sculpture; The Wakeley Gallery: "Everything at Once," Lenny Gilmore, photography.
Regular gallery hours:
     Monday-Friday 12-4 p.m.,
     Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m.,
     Saturday & Sunday 1-4 p.m.

• 7 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. St. Mary's College.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall –
President's Convocation

* A Walls and Bridges theme event

11 a.m.-6 p.m., Nell Eckley Lounge, Memorial Center – Bake Sale for END7 – Creativity for Change will host a bake sale to benefit the organization END7.

11 a.m.-3 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – Pie a Kappa – This is a philanthropy event hosted by Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority; all proceeds will benefit their cause, "Reading is Key."

4 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. Knox

4 p.m., Room 218, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Lecture and Opening Reception in the Art Galleries – Artist and journalist Lenny Gilmore will present a lecture on his work and Wakeley Gallery exhibition, "Everything at Once." Over the last few years, the Chicago-based photographer's work has involved weaving intricate photo collages using hundreds of his original photographs in creating a combination of memories and moments of his life. Gilmore is the brother of Anne Gilmore '06.

His lecture will be followed at 5 p.m. by an opening reception for both exhibitions in the Galleries.

• 7 p.m., Center Court, Hansen Student Center – Fall and Spring Alternative Break Information Meeting – Students are invited to come and learn about three amazing Fall and Spring Break opportunities for local service and engagement with the Action Research Center, interfaith engagement and service in Chicago with Evelyn Chapel and IWU Interfaith, and Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge in the southern U.S. Hear from students and staff about past trips and get the details for this year's trips, including cost and application information.

Thursday, Sept. 4

6 p.m., Joyce Eichhom Ames School of Art Building Atrium – IWU F1RST Mixer – Incoming and current first generation college students will mingle with first generation faculty, staff and alumni in an effort to develop a support network of similar and successful individuals.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series – "Life is Beautiful," 1997, Italy, will be presented by Associate Professor of French & Italian Scott Sheridan. Due to copyright restrictions, this event is free and open to the IWU community only.

Friday, Sept. 5

3:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic I – IWU vs. Greenville College

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic I – IWUvs. Ohio Northern University – Live video at

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Comedian Matthew Broussard

Saturday, Sept. 6

9 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. North Park

10 a.m., Shirk Center – Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic I – IWU vs. Lake Forest

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium  – Football vs. Franklin – Live video at

1 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. Earlham

2 p.m., Shirk Center – Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic I – IWU vs. Calvin College

3 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. Lake Forest 

6:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. Wisconsin-Platteville

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Salt and Pepper Shaker – Students are invited to this annual dance/mixer to get to know new people from all different backgrounds as well as to deepen relationships with those you already know. Sponsored by the Black Student Union.

Sunday, Sept. 7

12-4:30 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Human Rights Workshop – What are human rights? How are they defined? And how can they be realized? Through this workshop, participants will better understand the human rights framework as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, strengthen a passion for human rights, and develop a network of peers and campus allies for addressing human rights issues locally and globally. Sessions will be led by faculty, staff, students and alumni whose topics include: health care, higher education, housing, immigration, indigeneity, slavery, torture and white privilege.

* A Walls and Bridges theme event

6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Student Senate Meeting

6:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. Alma – Live video at

Monday, Sept. 8

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: May Term Travel Course Pre-Planning presented by Associate Dean of Curricular and Faculty Development.

4 p.m., CNS C101 – Faculty Meeting


Robert S. Eckley Lecture in Economics – Speaker Don. L Coursey on "Vernon Smith, Economic Experiments, and the Visible Hand" – Sept. 10, 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center

> Find more on the Events Calendar

Sept. 2, 2014

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans in the News


David Adkins '83 was appointed president of Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc., where he has served as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

> More Titans in the News


• Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw participated in a panel discussion on using public opinion data in the classroom, and spoke on ways to teach students public opinion research strategies and quantitative methods, during the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, themed "Politics after the Digital Revolution," in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28-31.

• TimeLine Theatre, where Elizabeth K. Auman '91 is managing director, was nominated for multiple Jeff Awards.

Allyce Torres '13 stars as Gabriela in The Den Theatre (Chicago) production of References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

Alumni Events

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.

First Generation Mixer
Date: Sept. 4
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Incoming and current first generation college students will mingle with first generation faculty, staff and alumni in efforts to develop a support network of similar and successful individuals.

2014 Homecoming
Date: Oct. 17-19

2014 Captain Ryan A. Beaupre '95 Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk
Date: October 18, 2014

Atlanta Area Alumni Oktoberfest
Date: October 26, 2014
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Join your fellow Atlanta area Illinois Wesleyan alumni for an Oktoberfest dinner.

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