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Campus Weekly
May 16, 2016
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Campus News
Interns Students to Intern in Asia, Thanks to Freeman Foundation Grant
More than two dozen Illinois Wesleyan students will intern in Asia starting in June, a second and expanded opportunity made possible by a grant from the Freeman Foundation.
Jazmyne Kellogg's Passion Leads to Campus Leadership
From her first day at Illinois Wesleyan, Jazmyne Kellogg '16 found the passion that led to her chosen major, experiences studying abroad, and a host of leadership roles on campus.
LightsPhysics Experiments Take Images 'Back in Time'
An international team of physicists including Illinois Wesleyan's Gabe Spalding and Joseph Richards ’16 has shown waves of light can seem to travel back in time.
Ram Mohan to Conduct Green Chemistry Workshops in Asia
Wesleyan's Ram Mohan will help spread awareness of the importance of green chemistry at several workshops in Asia this summer.
posterStudent's Design Selected to Promote Chicago Event
A poster created by Linh Chi (Ania) Bui '18 for a graphic design class at Illinois Wesleyan is being used to promote the World Naked Bike Ride: Chicago in June.

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Titan Athletics

  • TommyThe Illinois Wesleyan softball team won the 2016 NCAA Regional with a victory over DePauw University on May 15 at IWU Softball Field. The No. 18-nationally ranked Titans get their second regional title in the last three years and will play at Luther College in the NCAA Super Regional round of 16 on May 20-21 in Decorah, Iowa.
  • Senior Danielle Ellis was chosen as the winner of the Division III Kim Moore Spirit Award and Patrick Freeman was named the Division III Golf Pride Central Region Coach of the Year by the Women's Golf Coaches Association at the WGCA Awards Banquet held in Houston, Texas.

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In recent posts, Russell Seaton '69 is preparing for the role of James Jerome Hill (the railroad magnate) in a presentation of three one-act plays celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the creation of Deschutes County, Oregon. “The Faces of the Deschutes” will appear at various venues throughout Central Oregon in May. Read more.
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Titans In The News
Broadway World
Hayley Rice '04 is directing an all-female production of Shakespeare's Henry V as part of the Babes With Blades Theatre Company.
The Pantagraph
Charlene Carruthers '07, returning to campus as keynote speaker at a summit on “colorblind racism,” said she got her start in activism while at Illinois Wesleyan.
(DeKalb) Daily Chronicle
Artist Dorothea Bilder '62, professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University, will exhibit a series of dry pigment pastels titled “My Thoughts” at The Art Box in DeKalb through June 9.
The Jewish Link
An exhibit by Emily Stedman '69, “The World in Watercolor,” will be presented by Gallery 18 through May in Bronx, N.Y.
More Titans in the News
  • Associate Professor of Business Administration Fred Hoyt is participating in the 10th Annual Faculty Development in International Business-Africa program in South Africa and Namibia through May 23. Read his blog.

  • Carolyn Nadeau, the Bryon S. Tucci Endowed Professor of Hispanic Studies, published “A Gastronomic Map of Don Quixote Part 2” in eHumanista/Cervantes, 4 (2015): 140-158 and gave the keynote address “Treating Sensory Ailments in the Age of Andreas Vesalius,” for the Altman Symposium at Miami University, 2016.

  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabriel Spalding gave an invited presentation about his national study of instructional lab offerings at 500 physics degree-granting institutions, and also co-led a panel discussion about supporting authentic undergraduate research, on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., as part of a symposium organized by the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, entitled “Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice."

  • Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo was artist-in-residence at Hill House in Mancelona, Mich. from May 3-16. During his residency, Vayo composed the first movement of a collaboration with poet Amit Majmudar and vocalist James Martin '92. The work will be premiered in December 2017 in Jackson, Miss., as part of activities surrounding the opening of the nation's first federally funded civil rights museum.

  • Brock Klein '07 was selected as one of "30 under 35" award winners for 2016 among members of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) trade association by The Electrical Distributor Magazine. He will be recognized in the July issue of tED Magazine.
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Alumni Events

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.


North Carolina Alumni: Join Titans in Doing Good!
Date: June 4
Time: 9:45 a.m.

Join North Carolina alumni for a community project at Goodwill Community Farm and lunch at Tra'Li Irish Pub.


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. Registration will open soon.


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 will 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. 

* See May Term Hours for The Ames Library, Shirk Center and campus dining.
Wednesday, May 18

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Improv Techniques for Your Classroom – Faculty are invited to this educational and fun workshop presented by Colin Stewart, director of Student Activities and Leadership Programs. The skills developed when engaging in improv exercises parallel the skills that educators try to develop in our students, such as creativity, problem-solving and adaptation. You will leave this workshop with a number of different improv exercises that you can use in your classes. Stewart's Ph.D. dissertation explores how improv comedy impacts learning, social skills, and identity development. He has presented improv workshops at local, national, and international conferences and is a published author on the topic of improvisation.

Sunday, May 22

8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre – Play: Body Awareness (performances continue nightly through Tuesday, May 24.)

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