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Campus Weekly

July 11, 2016 - Published biweekly in the summer

Look for the next edition on July 25

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Meaghan and NoelStudents Volunteering in Honduras Gain Cross-Cultural Insight
Biology and Hispanic Studies double major Meaghan Mormann '16 recounts her experiences with Global Brigades and its lifesaving work in Honduras.
Julia N Nursing Major Nykaza Interning at Mayo Clinic
Nursing major Julia Nykaza '17 is one of only 53 students selected to intern this summer at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Julia S Savich Wins Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awarded recent physics graduate Julia Savich '16 a $5,000 fellowship for graduate study.
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Titan Athletics
  • TommyPoint of Pride: Through June 2016, Illinois Wesleyan has had 121 student-athletes named Academic All-Americans, placing Titans in the top 25 among all colleges and universities, regardless of NCAA division, in the number of athletes so honored.
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Titans In The News
(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Actress Christina Moore '95 shared Hollywood survival tips from her path to a successful TV and movie career.
The Pantagraph

Artist Bekki (Hermann) Canine '97 returned to the Bloomington-Normal area to showcase her work at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival.

WGLT Radio
The 14th annual Illinois Chamber Music Festival returns to Illinois Wesleyan with concerts through July 30.
The Pantagraph
Rhys Lovell '87 teaches acting to participants in the Young Artists in Theatre camp at Illinois Wesleyan.


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Calling all Titans to Fill up the Tommymometer!

TommymometerThanks to our loyal donors, Illinois Wesleyan has increased the percentage of alumni donors for three straight years. In order to continue improving, we need your support year after year.

Why is alumni giving participation so important? Alumni giving indicates alumni satisfaction – as measured for college rankings, bond rating agencies and private foundation support – and sends a message to the world about the quality of an Illinois Wesleyan degree.

More than 5,000 alumni have made a gift to Illinois Wesleyan each of the last three years. In order to top 5,000 donors this year, IWU needs 1,000 more alumni donors before July 31. Help fill up the Tommymometer and keep Illinois Wesleyan University strong!

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Alumni Events

18th Annual Economic Outlook for McLean County
Date: July 26
Time: 7-8:30 a.m.
Join Ed Scharlau, Vice Chairman of Busey Bank and Kyle Ham, Chief Executive Officer of Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council, for the 18th Annual Economic Outlook for McLean County Breakfast.

2016 Greater Champaign/Urbana Connection
Date: July 28
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join fellow alumni, friends and family at Urbana Country Club to meet President Eric Jensen. Graciously hosted by Mark Ballard '83.

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.

Homecoming 2016 – Sept. 30-Oct.2


On Campus

Merwin & Wakeley Galleries – Exhibit “Alpha and Omega” will be on display through Sept. 1.

Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – The Illinois Chamber Music Festival will offer a series of public performances through July 30.

More Events
  • Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Scott Susong is among the opera faculty at a boot camp for singers at the Red River Lyric Opera in Wichita Falls, Texas.

  • Karoline Carstens '03 received the Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year Award for 2015-2016. 

  • Zoe Gross, class of 2013 political science major, and Melissa Seeborg, class of 2013 economics major, have both graduated from Washington University School of Law. Seeborg will join the firm Chapman & Cutler in Chicago, and Gross will join HeplerBroom in St. Louis.

  • Hispanic Studies and sociology double major Julie Lewis '16 was granted a position as Cultural Ambassador: North American Language and Culture Assistant with the Spanish Government's Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports for the 2016-2017 academic term. She will start on Oct. 1 in Valladolid, Spain. Lewis is the third Hispanic Studies student to receive this prestigious opportunity, joining previous winners Hannah Eby '15 and Mary Tackett '13.
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In recent posts, some School of Theatre Arts alumni reunited in Las Vegas: Scott Moreau ’01, who plays Johnny Cash in "Million Dollar Quartet," Las Vegas; Miranda Crispin ’00, artistic director at American Music Theatre Live!, Paris, France; Maggie Cornyn ’98, adjunct faculty, School of Theatre Arts, IWU; Ben Stephenson ’00, head carpenter, Cirque du Soleil, "Beatles’ Love," Las Vegas; Molly Cornyn ’06, production specialist, Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas.


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