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Fortune Alumni Behind Two of Fortune's Fastest Growing Inner City Companies
Of the "100 Fastest Growing Inner City Companies in America," the #1 and #8 companies are founded and run by IWU alumni -- Fruition Partners by Marc Talluto '94 and Gorilla Group by Brian Grady '95.

Bikes Illinois Wesleyan Named a Bicycle Friendly University
Bicycling initiatives at Illinois Wesleyan have been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists – whose support will continue to bolster campus efforts.

Winners Homecoming Remarks, Back to College Classes Now Online
This year's alumni award winners gave heartfelt tributes at the Homecoming luncheon. Their remarks, and the 2014 Back to College Classes, are on the University's YouTube channel.

Rose Rose Wins "People's Choice" in May Term 2014 Photo Contest
A photo by Emily Brown '17 was among the winning photographs for 2014. Travel course applications for May Term 2015 (London, Bulgaria or Louisville, Ky.) are due by Wednesday, Oct. 29.


The Illinois Wesleyan women's swimming and diving team finished first (of four) and the men's team was second (of three) at the season-opening IWU Halloween Invitational, held at Fort Natatorium on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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As the Transforming Lives Campaign comes to a close, the final campaign total will be announced to the Board of Trustees tonight, Monday, Oct. 27.

Watch for an email from President Richard F. Wilson tomorrow sharing the news and a video with alumni and friends.

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In recent posts, Sarah Hayes '96 has landed the lead role in Bells Are Ringing, the upcoming Porchlight Revisits… production at Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago. The Porchlight Revisits… series raises the curtain on "forgotten" Broadway musicals.


Monday, Oct. 27

Through Friday, Oct. 31 – Academic Advising for Spring 2015 and May Term

 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4-6 p.m., DugOut, Memorial Center – Amnesty International Petition Drive – Come and sign a petition to amend Algerian and Tunisian laws that allow the rapists of young girls to evade their full punishment by marrying the underage girls they have raped. This type of campaign has helped Morocco appeal a law similar to the ones in Algeria and Tunisia. Become part of the next step. IWU Amnesty International also will be in the DugOut on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. 

12 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – TEXT Talks at Evelyn Chapel

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Undocumented, Unafraid, & Unapologetic: Fighting for Immigrant Rights with Dignity in Chicago and Beyond with Antonio Gutierrez of Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, Chicago and Mexico Solidarity Network

7:30 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. Washington University in St. Louis

Tuesday, Oct. 28

7 p.m., C101, CNS – The Story Behind Pollination – Join local beekeeper Tom Pankonen as he shares his knowledge of beekeeping and the great importance that pollinators play in our world. Sponsored by Sierra Student Coalition and Environmental Studies Department.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

12-2 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle, near the DugOut – Student Market – The IWU Peace Garden will sell fresh produce.

6 p.m., 103, State Farm Hall – Public Relations Workshop by Alumna Kristin Fields '12

7 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. Aurora
Live video at

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Volleyball vs. Millikin

Thursday, Oct. 30

11 a.m., Eckley Quadrangle – Picture A Cure – Colleges Against Cancer will host a "Picture A Cure" photo booth on the Quad. Pictures will be printed on the spot for $2 each and donations are welcome. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

3 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Travel While Abroad: A Savvy Student's Guide – Planning to study abroad? Interested in travel? Don't know where to start? We'll discuss all the elements of a trip, including choosing a destination, getting there, affordable lodging, how to find activities, and keeping it all on a student budget. This informational meeting is designed and presented by a returned study abroad-er for students who are looking to travel internationally or domestically and want to learn more.

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Workshop: Working with Rubrics and Student Learning Goals

4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: A Program of Evelyn Chapel in cooperation with IWU Interfaith

5:30 p.m., Pfeiffer Hall and Munsell Hall – Trick or Treat in the Halls – Kids of all ages are invited to come to campus for trick or treating throughout two of our residence halls: Pfeiffer Hall and Munsell Hall. Come join us for an extra night of candy collecting that is indoors, warm, dry, early and safe. Pfeiffer Hall also will have some fun Halloween-themed activities in the lounge, like Pin the Broom on the Witch and more. Stop by both or either of the two buildings.

3D logo7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – 3D Series: Do We Still Need the Voting Rights Act? – Professor of History Mike Weis will speak, giving both a historical context for the Voting Rights Act of 1964 and a look at recent efforts and actions to limit provisions and access.

Friday, Oct. 31

3:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Volleyball vs. Illinois College – Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic III. Live video at

4 p.m., C101, CNS – Natural Science Colloquium – Jonathan Webster, Bates College, will present "Searching for Small, Strong Pseudoprimes," hosted by Assistant Professor of Mathematics Andrew Shallue.

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Halloween Party – Cross-Cultural Connections (CCC) will host a Halloween Party that is open to the campus community. Pumpkin pie and caramel apples (that you make yourself) will be free to all who come. There will be trick or treating, a photo booth and a costume contest. Anyone who comes can decorate a free (mini) pumpkin.

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Volleyball vs. Central College – Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic III

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Ensemble Halloween Concert with a superhero theme and costume contest

Saturday, Nov. 1

10 a.m., Shirk Center – Volleyball vs. Concordia University – Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic III

1 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. North Central – Live video at

1 p.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving vs. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

2 p.m., Shirk Center – Volleyball vs. Wisconsin Lutheran College – Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic III

3:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. North Central (Seniors' Day) – Live video at

Sunday, Nov. 2

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – German Film Series: Theresienstadt: Der Fuhrer schenkt den Juden eine Stadt/Terezin - The Fuhrer Gives Jews a City (1944) – Hitler commissioned this film with the idea of demonstrating to the Red Cross and the world that his concentration camps were humane. Sponsored by German, Russian and Asian Languages.

Monday, Nov. 3

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Presented by the Illinois Wesleyan Chapter of the American Association of University Professors

4 p.m., Davidson Room – Faculty Meeting

> Find more on the Events Calendar.

Hart Career Center Programs For Students

Tuesday, October 28

• 12:30-3 p.m.
, ISU Bone Student Center – ISU Nursing and Health Professionals Fair – For more information:

• 4 p.m.,
Welcome Center Auditorium – Alumni Speaker Series: Preparing for Today's Competitive Job MarketMichael Mason, 1980 IWU alumnus and current trustee, has a wealth of knowledge to share. Currently chief security officer at Verizon and former FBI executive assistant director, Mason will speak on considering your future in the job market, embracing your own drivers, how to narrow your scope, separate yourself from the herd, avoid mistakes in interviews & resumes, and general tips to success. Join us for this special program jointly presented by the Hart Career Center and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

• 7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Alumni Speaker Series: Humanities Panel – Tired of people asking, "What are you going to do with a degree in.......?" So were many students who have gone before you! Five alumni will return to campus to talk about how they explored their options both during and after college at IWU, sought experience, and marketed their skills and experiences as humanities graduates to successfully find their way in the professional world. Don't miss this! Get your questions answered, learn more about your options, and NETWORK!

Panelists include:

Clinton Warren '05, history & philosophy
sports management, higher education

Maria Duda '11, Greek & Roman Studies
member engagement, innovate healthcare group

Sarah Julian '09, English, Women's Studies & Hispanic Studies
communication analyst, corporate level

Daniel Rossi '09, philosophy
evaluation & innovation specialist, non-profit

Sarah Fenty '14, English Writing & philosophy
marketing, organic farming business

Allstate will be on campus for internship interviews.

Oct. 27, 2014

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Titans in the News

The Pantagraph
Students drove a "Corona Cab" around campus Thursday, decked out to attract attention as part of an alcohol awareness campaign.

The League of American Bicyclists honored Illinois Wesleyan as a bicycle friendly university.

Woodford Times
Wesleyan's Timothy Pitchford was featured with the Brass Band of Central Illinois at a "Brass in the Autumn" event.

> More Titans in the News


• Professor of Art Miles Bair has paintings now featured in an ongoing exhibition entitled The Future of the Landscape at Melissa Morgan Fine Art Gallery in Palm Desert, Calif. In this exhibition, artists will re-explore the subject of landscape and, in many cases, re-invent it.

> Find more scholarly activity at Digital Commons @ IWU.


Alumni Events

Atlanta Area Alumni Oktoberfest
Date: Oct. 26
Time: 5-7 p.m.

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

Rockford Area Alumni Connection

Date: Dec. 4
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Join your fellow Rockford Titans with a beer tasting at Rockford Brewing Company in the Prairie Street Brewhouse. Rockford-area student Brexton Isaacs '15 and Chair and Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw will be our speakers.

Alumni Track and Field Meet
Date: Dec. 6
Time: 12 p.m.

Come and support the current team, see "old" friends and coaches, and feel free to dust off the old spikes and compete! At the conclusion of the meet (around 4:30 p.m.) we will have a pizza social in the Shirk Center classrooms followed by another social TBA off campus.

Atlanta Area Holiday Party
Date: Dec.14
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Please join us for a holiday buffet and drinks at the home of Sandra (Futhey) '77 and Louis Rice.


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