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Campus Weekly

July 25, 2016 - Published biweekly in the summer

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
VeenaStudents Interning Across the Globe this Summer
From California's Silicon Valley to a hospital in Kenya, nearly 200 Illinois Wesleyan students are interning this summer in locations around the globe.
DaveHall of Famer Kindred Donates 50 Years of Sportswriting to Illinois Wesleyan
National Hall of Fame sportswriter and IWU alumnus Dave Kindred has donated a wealth of materials documenting his career as a sportswriter to the University's Tate Archives and Special Collections.
InternsFreeman Asia Interns Blog About Experiences
From wealth disparities to a refugee crisis to gaining empathy for the marginalized -- by being tall and blond -- Illinois Wesleyan students share what they've learned while interning throughout Asia this summer.
Fiona Illinois Wesleyan Students Selected for NSF Research Internships
Physics students Fiona Breyer ’17 and Zhenghao (Andy) Ding ’17 are gaining valuable experience this summer as recipients of nationally competitive National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates internships.
Alsene familyAlsene, Longtime IWU Sports Information Director, Passes Away
Ed Alsene, who earned national Hall of Fame honors as the director of publicity and sports information at Illinois Wesleyan University from 1965 to 1988, died on July 17.
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Titan Athletics
  • TommyTom Lyons '19 played on the Ireland Under 19 national lacrosse team in the World Championships, held July 7-16 in British Columbia, Canada.

  • A total of 177 Illinois Wesleyan student-athletes have been named to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin academic all-conference teams and six student-athletes earned Jack Swartz Academic All-Conference honors.
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Supporting IWU
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In Sympathy

Trustee emeritus Flora Harris Armstrong '43 died July 21. Read an obituary.

Welcome New Employee

Greta Franklin started July 11 as Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, replacing Brandon Common, who became Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Campus Life when Matthew Damschroder left IWU.

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


Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Hall of Fame sportswriter Dave Kindred is donating a substantial portion of his writing collection to his alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan University. Also reported by WGLT and WJBC Radio.
WJBC Radio

Retired Illinois Wesleyan Sports Information Director Ed Alsene, who died July 17, was remembered for his professionalism, and in The Pantagraph, as "a wonderful man of wit and wisdom."

WGLT Radio
In honor of his 12th season performing at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Wesleyan's Tom Quinn shared 12 secrets about the outdoor theatre.
Connect Faith
With a new Multifaith Meditation Room and an event series titled “3D: Diversity, Dialogue and Dignity,” Illinois Wesleyan is among college campuses increasing their focus on interfaith relations.
Bangor (Maine) Daily News

Music theatre major Kamilah Lay ’19 was selected as an outstanding performing arts student and awarded an inaugural scholarship from a fund honoring Chicago-area actor Bernie G. Yvon.

Chicago Tribune
Titan Eliud Gonzalez '12 shared a memory of NBA star Dwyane Wade, who attended the same high school where Gonzalez was later the starting point guard.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Scott Moreau '01, appearing as Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet, credits fellow alum Ben Stephenson '00 as "monumentally important" in rethinking The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil.
WGLT Radio

A retrospective exhibition that covers 45 years of work by artist Glen C. Davies is on display in the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries at Illinois Wesleyan.

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In recent posts, Erik Heine ’98 was appointed Assistant Director of the Honors Program at Oklahoma City University, where he is a professor of music theory. His first book, James Newton Howard’s “Signs”: A Film Score Guide, was published by Scarecrow Press in January 2016. Read more.


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* See summer hours for The Ames Library, Shirk Center and campus dining. *

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.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

2 p.m., Hart Career Center (2nd floor, Welcome Center) – Retirement Reception for Suzanne Noonan – Suzanne Noonan, career technology and recruitment specialist at the Hart Career Center, will be retiring on Aug. 5 after 17 years at Illinois Wesleyan. The campus community is invited to a reception in her honor.

Friday, Aug. 5

Summer Preview Day – Prospective students and families are invited to learn more about Illinois Wesleyan, tour the campus, find out about upcoming changes in the financial aid process, speak with representatives from various campus offices, and more.

Camps and Conferences on Campus

Conference Services summer season is coming to a close. We'd like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the Illinois Wesleyan campus community for being welcoming hosts to our visitors this summer! The final camps left to visit our campus are:

  • July 10-30: Chamber Music continues to be in Presser Hall.
  • July 24-29: Hoop Mountain basketball camp will be using the Shirk Center.
  • July 27-29: Women's Lacrosse will be in the Shirk Center.
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Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, assistant director for electronic communications. To submit items of interest, email


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