Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

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June 1, 2015

Campus News

pillarsStudents Named Mellon Scholars
Three rising seniors have been awarded Mellon Humanities Scholarships to conduct research with faculty members over the summer: Nicholas Berardelli, Lydia Hartlaub and Anna Lowenthal.

globeBorisova, Garcia Awarded Gilman Scholarships for Study Abroad
Boryana Borisova '17 will study in Russia and Ruby Garcia '17 will study in Chile with support from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

Dionysia From Tea to Trompe L'oeil, May Term Offers Immersive Experiences
From taking afternoon tea at London's Kensington Palace to staging an ancient Greek comedy, May Term is designed to push traditional classroom boundaries.

internship Illinois Wesleyan Receives Grant to Support Internship Opportunities
The Hart Career Center was awarded an Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program grant to support internships for Illinois students.


• Illinois Wesleyan multis/javelin/high jump coach Lisa Becharas was honored by her NCAA Division III peers as the Women's Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2015 outdoor track & field season, announced May 27 by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

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In recent posts, Katy Drechsel '95 relocated from Dallas to St. Louis and is now working as director, contracts management and negotiation and assistant corporate secretary for American Railcar Leasing, LLC.


* See campus facility hours for summer

Through 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 5: Main boilers will be shut down for maintenance. Bertholf Commons, the Coffee Shoppe and Dugout will be closed.

Limited power outages also are planned in campus buildings today (June 1) through Wednesday, June 3.

* Barring any problems with the scheduled outage this morning at the Hansen Student Center, Tommy's will be open for lunch.

See more information and the outage schedule.

Saturday, June 13

Experience IWU: Parent Orientation – Parents and guardians of the incoming class of Illinois Wesleyan University students are invited to campus to learn more about their students' upcoming transition to college.

 > Find more on the University's Events Calendar

Alumni Events

An Evening with Hubbard Street Dance
Date: June 11
Join us for a performance celebrating the works of Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo.

2015 Greater Champaign/Urbana Alumni Connection
Date: July 23
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join President Wilson, fellow alumni, friends and family at Jupiter's at the Crossing. Registration will open soon.

22nd Annual Titan Alumni Golf Outing
Date: Sept. 3
Time: 12 p.m.

Join us for the 22nd Annual Titan Alumni Golf Outing at Prairie Landing Golf Course. 12:00 p.m. shotgun start. Registration will open soon.

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Titans In The News

St. Louis Business Journal
Janel (Maitland) Patterson '92 created a social media site aimed at providing a safer experience for users of all ages. (Through IWU connections – especially Associate Professor of Business Administration Fred Hoyt – new graduate Arin Calamari '15 is now business development manager for the company.)

Patterson also was interviewed on KTRS Radio and KMOX Radio.

Eric O. Siebert '00 was appointed vice president of corporate strategy at Energy Recovery Inc.

Illinois Wesleyan students, led by Ojaswee Shrestha '18 from Nepal, raised funds for earthquake relief.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan named three new trustees: Deon Hornsby, Dr. Stephen Ondra and Jill York.

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• Paintings by Professor of Art Miles Bair will be displayed in the Duane Reed Gallery in St. Louis through July 3 as part of an exhibition, "Into the Woods."

• Associate Professor of Business Administration Fred Hoyt is participating in the Faculty Development in International Business Program in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana. Read his blog.

• Jenny Prochotsky '16 was featured in her former high school's student news publication, Libertyville High School's Drops of Ink, discussing her gap year participating in Mercyships, an independent ship organization that helps bring hospital services to underdeveloped countries.

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

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