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Campus Weekly

Dec. 5, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
NovemberNovember at Illinois Wesleyan
In November, we tried to be good to each other, even when we disagreed. Students traveled more than 900 miles to personally deliver coats and food; we congratulated student leaders, award-winning student-athletes and long-suffering sports allegiances. We invite you to take a look at our month in photos.
DomTitan 'Green' Takes on New Meaning Through Student's Sustainability Efforts
A sophomore double majoring in environmental studies and theatre arts, Dominic Gambaiani's dramatic flair puts a creative twist on living sustainably.
CrystalVoice Students Advance to National Competition
Based on their performances in regional competition, seven Illinois Wesleyan students advanced to semi-finals and two others are eligible to compete in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2017 national student auditions.
WritingAnnual Gateway Essay Contest Winners Announced
Rebecca Anderson '19 won Illinois Wesleyan's 2015-16 contest for her essay, "I, the unreliable, Rigoberta Menchu." Abigail Kauerauf ’19 and Madeline Gibson ’19 were also honored for their essays.
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Titan Athletics
  • TommySenior Meg Stanley won two events as the Titan men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed in the A3 Carthage Classic in Kenosha, Wis., on Saturday, Dec. 3.
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In recent posts, Burke Nihill ’00 was named General Counsel of the Tennessee Titans in Nashville. His wife, Holly and children, Emma, Jack and Chase are loving their new city but still root for the Chicago Cubs from far away.

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Alumni Events

32nd Annual Phoenix Connection
Date: Jan. 29
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Save the date for the 32nd Annual Phoenix Connection.


2017 Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Feb. 18
Join us as we cheer on the Stanley Cup Champions! Pre-game at Park Tavern with free parking and transportation to the game. Just a few tickets left so act fast!  


Naples Connection

Date: Feb. 26
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Save the date for the Naples Connection for alumni and friends. 


2017 Council for IWU Women Summit
Date: March 3-March 4
Save the date for the 2017 Council for Women Summit. The Summit is open to council women, alumnae, faculty, staff and students.


2017 Collegiate Choir Tour
Date: March 5-18
Join Dr. J. Scott Ferguson and the Collegiate Choir for a performance in an area near you.


Northern California Connection 
Date: March 12
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Save the date for the Northern California Alumni Connection. Professor of History Mike Weis will be our guest speaker.


Career Immersion Excursion: Washington DC Student Alumni Networking
Date: March 13
Time: 6-8 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE: Join us from 6-8 p.m. to network with current students in the Career Immersion Excursion at The Capitol Club, 300 First Street S. E., Washington, D.C.

Monday, Dec. 5

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 6

7-11 p.m., The Ames Library – Anti-Procrastination Project – Outreach Librarian/Professor Sue Anderson and the Writing Center staff will be in The Ames Library to support students in completing projects/papers/videos etc. 

Starting a paper and don’t know where to begin? Anderson can talk you through the research process and help you find just the right articles. Writing Center tutors and Joel Haefner will be on hand to review drafts of papers. Poster printing on demand will be available from 7-10 p.m.

Two massage therapists will be available from 7-9 p.m. to relieve stress; sign-up sheets are on the door of Room 139 for 10-minute slots. 

We want to help students finish the semester projects due before finals. Come to Ames to GET IT DONE! Snacks and de-stress fun will also be in the mix. 

Wednesday, Dec. 7

11 a.m., The Ames Library – Course Cluster Closing Symposium

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. North Park University – Live streaming video at

Thursday, Dec. 8

4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: IWU's Weekly Interfaith Dialogue

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: Departures – (2008, Japan) Presented by Assistant Professor of German, Russian and Asian Languages Jeremy Sather.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Student Composition Concert – Sponsored by the School of Music.

Friday, Dec. 9

Last day of classes

4-6 p.m., Acacia (Adams Hall), North Main Street, Bloomington – Acacia Holiday Party – Faculty and staff are invited.

Saturday, Dec. 10

7 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – AcaChristmas – Take a break from studying for finals and celebrate the holidays with Illinois Wesleyan University's a cappella groups: Touch of Class, Silence Interrupted, and Suspended!

Monday, Dec. 12

Reading Day (NO CLASSES)

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Titans In The News
Chicago Sun Times
Alison Vesely '79, co-founder of Oak Brook's First Folio Theatre, died on Nov. 25. Also remembered in Broadway World and the Daily Herald.
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times
Brittany Ambler ’15 is performing in A Show Palace Christmas Spectacular through Dec. 25 in Hudson, Fla.
The Pantagraph
James Plath, student newspaper advisor and R. Forrest Colwell Endowed Chair and Professor of English, discussed the rise of "fake" news on the Internet.
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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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