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tractor beam Acoustic Tractor Beam Named a Top 10 Physics Breakthrough
Creation of the first acoustic tractor beam by a team including Prof. Gabriel Spalding and alumnus Patrick Dahl '12 has been named among the top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2014.

Maggie Kendall '99 Wins Grant for Therapeutic Riding Facility
Maggie Kendall '99 is among winners of the Thank a Million Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge, for her dream of building Chicago's first therapeutic indoor riding facility.

Katie Music by Bregman '14 Selected for Documentary
Music composed by Katie Bregman '14 was selected for a new documentary on youth with incarcerated parents – combining her twin passions of music and social justice.

Megan Win '16 to Study Abroad at the Royal Danish Academy of Music
Megan Win '16, a music and psychology double major, will pursue both fields while studying in Denmark.

Teddy Amoloza Receives Distinguished Alumna Award
Professor of Sociology Teodora O. Amoloza received an alumni award for outstanding performance from the University of the Philippines College of Agriculture.

volunteer work University Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll
Illinois Wesleyan was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the University's fifth consecutive year to be honored.

Marc Campus Scenes Through the Years
Take a look at Illinois Wesleyan's campus with 18 years of images through the lens of University Photographer Marc Featherly, in a slide show created to honor his retirement.


Dylan Overstreet '15 is among men's basketball nominees for the 2015 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company Good Works Teams. Also reported by the Paxton Record.

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In recent posts, Derek Nunamaker '01 was accepted to Bradley University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


Monday, Dec. 15

4:00 Hours – Campus Offices will close at 4 p.m. daily until Dec. 23

6 p.m., Bloomington, Ill. – Women's Basketball vs. Lindenwood University-Belleville – Live video at

Tuesday, Dec. 16

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Loras – Live video at

Saturday, Dec. 20

3 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Rose-Hulman

Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 4

Campus Offices closed for Winter Break

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Orientation and registration of new students

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

First day of classes

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Wheaton – Live video at

> More on the Events Calendar


• Professor of Art Miles Bair is now exhibiting paintings at the Marshall Gallery of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona. The paintings will be on display in the main gallery throughout the holiday season.

• Assistant Professor of Political Science Min-hyung Kim's new article, "Integration Theory and ASEAN Integration," has been published by Pacific Focus, Vol. 29, No. 3 (December 2014), pp. 374-394.

Another article, entitled "Still a Regulatory State? The European Union and the Financial Crisis" (with James A. Caporaso, Warren N. Durrett, and Richard B. Wesley), has appeared in Journal of European Public Policy, published online first, 6 December 2014, currently accessible here.

• Associate Professor and Scholarly Communications Librarian Stephanie Davis-Kahl was the guest co-editor of the latest issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC), which focused on Library Publishing. JLSC is a quarterly peer-reviewed open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies focused on library-led digital projects, online publishing, and scholarly communication initiatives.

In addition, Davis-Kahl:

- Presented "Getting to Gobsmacked: Faculty, Students & Open Access" at the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter (ACRL/NY) 2014 Symposium, The Academic Librarian in the Open Access Future, on Dec. 5.

- Presented the ACRL webinar, "Celebrating Open Access Week: Scholarly Communication Initiatives in Academic Libraries" on Oct. 23.

> Find more scholarly activity at Digital Commons @ IWU.

Dec. 15, 2014

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Titans in the News

The creation of the first acoustic tractor beam by a team including Professor of Physics Gabriel Spalding and Patrick Dahl '12 was named one of the year's Top 10 Physics Breakthroughs by Physics World.
Also reported locally by WBBD/WYZZ TV.

The Pantagraph
Wesleyan's Teddy Amoloza discussed relief efforts to help communities in the Philippines hit by the recent Typhoon Hagupit.

WJBC Radio
Wesleyan's Action Research Center teamed up with State Farm Bank to issue $2,500 grants to nonprofit groups who complete self-audits. Also reported by The Pantagraph.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette
Karen Perry '85, who made a lasting impression as superintendent of the Oakwood school district, died on Dec. 5

> More Titans in the News

Alumni Events

Fan Bus to Titan Basketball Games
TommyInterested in attending the Titan basketball away games? There are a limited number of seats available on the Titan Fan Bus for the games listed here at $35 per person.

Southern California Basketball Gathering
Date: Dec. 29
Time: 5:30 p.m.

All alumni are welcome to join us at the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and also for Titans vs. Nazareth College at Cal Lutheran at 8 p.m.

Phoenix Connection 2015
Date: Jan. 25
Time: 12:30 p.m.

McCormick Ranch Golf Club. Registration will open in mid-December.



Think Green

Clean Water

Illinois Wesleyan students in the Environmental Studies course, War on Cancer: Does Environment Matter? prepared an informational video, War on Cancer: Drink Up, Drink Safe, with tips for fellow students.

Bicycles on Sound Ideas

WGLT will interview Senior Web Developer and Bike Committee Chair Michael Gorman '10 on Wednesday, Dec. 17, to talk about Illinois Wesleyan's recent Bicycle-Friendly University award and campus bike programs.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


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