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Campus Weekly
May 23, 2016
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Mike Hennel’s Drive for Success Leads to Wall Street
Economics and financial services major Mike Hennel '16 secured an internship at Goldman Sachs, which yielded a job offer at the firm’s New York office as an investment management analyst.
Rachel Shaffer Wins Youth Engaged in Philanthropy Grant
Rachel Schaffer '16 received a grant for her initiative to teach grade schoolers about local food consumption and environmental stewardship.
Grant writingStudent Wins Grant Funding for 3D Health Models
Patients at the Community Health Care Clinic can now gain better understanding of their diagnoses, thanks to 3D health models from a Community Engagement Grant written by Stephanie Dizon '16.
Carolyn Nadeau's New Book Explains Why Food Matters
Wesleyan's Carolyn Nadeau explores the significance of food in the tale of Don Quixote, and hopes to give scholars and students alike a culinary perspective on questions of identities.
SealIllinois Wesleyan Announces Spring 2016 Dean's List
The Dean's List for the spring semester includes 763 students from 25 states and 15 countries.
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  • TommyThe Illinois Wesleyan softball team won the Super Regional and will advance to the final round of the NCAA championship in Salem, Va.
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In recent posts, Christine McHugh ’82 was recently elected President of New Mexico Women In Film, a chapter of Women In Film & Television International. Her award-winning short comedy film, "On The Nature Of Hotness,” and her 50-million-views viral video “Older Ladies” led her to this New Mexico-based outreach network committed to the professional development and achievement of women in the film and television community through mentorship, networking, education, and community.
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Titans In The News
Huffington Post
Drawn from the American Institute for Economic Research ranking of American cities where young college graduates will thrive, Bloomington also makes the list of 11 amazing cities for anyone.
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Maggie (Erlenbaugh) Nelson '01 started a Heart & Sole running club at the elementary school where she teaches, to inspire and motivate young girls.
The Pantagraph
Pamela Martoglio Smith '87, an analytical chemist and general manager for Analytical Chemistry Services - Solid State Chemical Information (SSCI), was named the 2016 Distinguished Alumna by the Normal Community High School Alumni Foundation.
The Pantagraph
Bob Grimes '78 is retiring after 15 highly successful years as Normal Community High School's softball coach.
More Titans in the News
  • Barbara J. Ford ’68 has been named an Illinois Library Luminary by the Illinois Library Association.

  • Music composition alum Jeremy Gruner '16 was recently interviewed on Slovenian broadcast network RTV-SLO concerning his interest in the music of Slovenian composer Alojz Ajdič.

  • Tariq Khan '93 was a featured speaker at the annual MBA Media and Entertainment Conference, hosted this year by New York University’s Stern School of Business. (See the Class of 1993 blog post.)

  • Attorney Kimberly M. Large '98 is the recipient of Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Western Region 2016 Outstanding Member Award.  
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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.


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.


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 23

8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre – Play: Body Awareness (Final performance)

Tuesday, May 24

7:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Collegiate Choir Chamber Ensemble Concert

Wednesday, May 25

10 a.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Vietnam Veteran Mike Boehm: "Hands in the Rice Paddy: 20 Years of Humanitarian Work in Vietnam"


4 p.m., Entry level, The Ames Library – May Term Closing Reception – To celebrate the completion of May Term and to provide a forum for sharing work accomplished in May, the Mellon Center will host the May Term 2016 Closing Reception. Students may share their work using posters, written materials, videos, music, etc.  Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, May 26

May Term Final Exams

Monday, May 30

Campus Offices closed for Memorial Day

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