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Campus Weekly
May 2, 2016
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Grad Illinois Wesleyan Celebrates Class of 2016
Illinois Wesleyan University celebrated more than 420 graduates in the Class of 2016 during Commencement ceremonies on May 1. Watch the ceremony video, read remarks, or enjoy the Titan pride on social media.
April April in Photos at Illinois Wesleyan
Whether through research presentations, art show openings, senior recitals, athletic competitions or awards ceremonies, students had a lot to accomplish and to celebrate at IWU in April – while Mother Nature gave us beautiful blooms just as finals kicked in, reminding us to breathe.
Eric and Deb Illinois Wesleyan Celebrates Retirees, Employee Anniversaries
The University honored retirees and employees celebrating milestone anniversaries at its annual recognition celebration.
Chuck Springwood Named Anthropology Association's President Elect

Professor of Anthropology Chuck Springwood has been elected to serve as president elect of the Central States Anthropology Society.

iPhoneStudents Demonstrate "Swift" Development of Mobile Games
Students in a software development course designed games for iPhones, drawing on Apple's programming language Swift.

Matthew and AlejandraAccounting Students Earn Top Honors at International DECA Competition
For the second year in a row, Alejandra Salinas '16 and Matthew Braden '16 received top honors at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference.
Meghan and CarolynCollege Panhellenic Honors Jarvis as Professor of the Year
Illinois Wesleyan's College Panhellenic has named Professor of Nursing Carolyn Jarvis as Professor of the Year, an award honoring the University's talented and inspirational faculty and their impact in the lives of Panhellenic women.
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Titan Athletics

  • TommyIn only its third season as a varsity sport at the school, the Illinois Wesleyan men's lacrosse team has claimed a share of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship and will host a CCIW tourney semifinal game on Wednesday, May 4.

  • The men's golf team won its fifth straight College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship on April 30 at Prairie Landing Golf Course in West Chicago, Ill.

  • With a win at North Central on April 28, the Illinois Wesleyan softball team captured the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin regular season championship for the third straight year and for the 17th time overall. The Titans will host the CCIW postseason tournament on May 5-6 at IWU softball field.

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Alumni Events

Pirates vs. Cubs
Date: May 14
Join fellow Titans at Wrigley Field to cheer on the Cubs vs. Pirates! Pre-game at nearby Trace. Go Cubs!

Peoria Alumni Connection
Date: May 25
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join area alumni for hors d'oeuvres at Mt. Hawley Country Club with special guest, President Eric Jensen.


St. Louis Alumni Connection
Date: June 8
Time: 6 p.m.

Join fellow Titans at Old Warson Country Club to meet President Jensen. Thanks to Tom Zook '85 for hosting!


Washington DC Alumni Connection
Date: June 22
Save the date for our next Washington DC Alumni Connection, when we will welcome President Eric Jensen to meet our DC alumni.


Greater Minneapolis Area Alumni Connection
Date: June 26
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Join us at Surly Brewing Company to connect with fellow Titans. 4:30-6:30pm. Registration to open in mid-May. 


Annual Picnic: Minority Alumni Network (The Network)
Date: Aug. 7
Join alumni, family and friends as we welcome Chicago area current and incoming first-year students. 

Monday, May 2

7 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. DePauw University

Tuesday, May 3

9 a.m.-1 p.m., 201 & 206, State Farm Hall – Student Engagement Workshop – Sponsored by the Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETAL), Mellon Center and “Engaging Tomorrow’s Students” Mellon Foundation Grant.


4 p.m., IWU Softball Field  – Softball vs. University of Chicago (Doubleheader) – Live streaming video at


6 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Monmouth College

Wednesday, May 4

May Term Classes Begin


Through May 27 – Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – May Term Art Exhibitions – Works by celebrated Chicago artist Richard Hull and Bloomington painter and mixed-media artist Susan Emmerson will be on view.

Thursday, May 5

IWU Softball Field – CCIW Softball Championships (Day 1)


4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Artist's Lecture, Gallery Walk and Opening Reception – A lecture at 4 p.m. by Chicago artist Richard Hull will be followed by a Wakeley Gallery Walk presented by mixed-media artist Susan Emmerson at 5 p.m.

Friday, May 6

IWU Softball Field – CCIW Softball Championships (Day 2)

Saturday, May 7

1 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Wheaton College (Doubleheader) – Live streaming video at

Monday, May 9

Summer hours begin. University offices will close at 4 p.m. business days through Friday, Aug. 19.

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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Julie Lewis '16 organized a "Bench Blitz" and won a grant to build benches for West Side bus stops, after hearing residents voice concern about a lack of seating.
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan graduates celebrated "the end of one journey and the beginning of a new one" at Sunday's commencement.
The Pantagraph
Renowned opera singer John Waddell '63 paid tribute to former high school teacher Mary Selk, who encouraged him throughout his college career at Illinois Wesleyan and beyond.
More Titans in the News
  • Mezzosoprano Margaret Fox '04 is a member of the Madison Bach Musicians, who performed a concert hosted by the Ashland Chamber Music Society.

  • Attorney Thomas E. Howard '02 has been reappointed to serve as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Mental Health Law Section Council. He has also been appointed to the Standing Committee On Judicial Evaluations - Outside Cook County and the Commercial Banking, Collections & Bankruptcy Law Section Council.

  • Miranda Miranda (Utzinger) Karban '08 received her Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Iowa, successfully defending her dissertation, "The Ontogeny of Occipital Bone Convexity in a Longitudinal Sample of Extant Humans," which explores cranial growth and development patterns in modern humans and Neanderthals. This fall she will start a position as assistant professor of biology at Illinois College.

  • A composition by Eric Malmquist '07 will be premiered on May 13 by the Chicago Composers Orchestra, which was co-founded by fellow Illinois Wesleyan alum Brian Baxter '07.

  • David Szwed '98 was named principal of Mead Junior High School in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
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