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Campus Weekly

May 8, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
GradsIllinois Wesleyan Celebrates Class of 2017
Illinois Wesleyan University celebrated more than 400 graduates in the Class of 2017 during Commencement exercises on May 7. See a Commencement Photo Gallery and #IWUclassof2017 on Social Media.
seniorsClass of 2017 Ready for Life After Graduating
Seniors shared who inspired them and what transformed them most while at IWU, why they feel so confident about what's next -- and why the most unexpected experiences will be what they remember forever.
MarkBrodl Named Provost at Illinois Wesleyan
Mark Brodl, currently Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs: Budget and Research at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, has been named the next provost of Illinois Wesleyan University.
puppetsStudents Stage Cinderella as Puppet Theatre
Students created puppets, their clothes, the theatre and scenery for a remarkable production of Cinderella -- while another class scored and recorded the soundtrack.
camel trekPhoto Contest Celebrates 'Emotional Power' of Study Abroad
Illinois Wesleyan's semiannual study abroad photo contest is an opportunity to see the wider world through the eyes of our students -- with its challenge, magic and discovery.
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Titan Athletics
TommyFour Titan teams won conference championships over the weekend and will advance to NCAA Division III championships:
  • The women's lacrosse team claimed its first College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Tournament championship and their first automatic qualifying bid into the NCAA Division III championships.
  • After winning the CCIW Tournament championship, the men's lacrosse team won its first-ever bid into the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
  • The softball team won its 12th CCIW tournament championship and the league's automatic bid into next week's NCAA Division III tournament. 
  • Junior Conner O'Neil was the tournament medalist as the Illinois Wesleyan men's golf team won its sixth straight College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship.
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In recent updates, Dr. Erik Messamore ’85 has accepted a position as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University and has been appointed as Medical Director of the university’s Best Practices for Schizophrenia Center.

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Alumni Events

2017 Entrepreneurship Society Networking Event

May 17
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Join the Illinois Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Society for a networking event at CannonDesign in Chicago and meet current entrepreneurship students!


2017 Greater Raleigh-Durham Connection
May 18
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join fellow alumni, family, and friends for the Greater Raleigh-Durham Connection at Bridge Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. Registration now open.


Chicago Cubs Game
June 3

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Join the Illinois Wesleyan Alumni Association for a pre-game gathering and the Cardinals @ Cubs game. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. Please call our office if you would like to be put on a waitlist.


Pride Alumni Community Chicago Connection

June 10

6:30-8 p.m.

Join the Pride Alumni Community and friends at their Chicago Connection social, hosted at La Ciudad restaurant.


Southern California Connection

July 16

Save the date for our Southern California Alumni Connection in Los Angeles. More details to come!


Seattle Connection

July 23

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Illinois Wesleyan is coming to Seattle! Save the date for our Seattle Alumni Connection at The Center for Wooden Boats. More details coming soon!


2017 Minority Alumni Network Picnic

Aug. 6

2-4 p.m.
Save the date! Join fellow alumni, family, and friends for the annual Minority Alumni Network Picnic in Matteson, Illinois, hosted by Ken and Muneerah Maalik Rogers '00. Registration will open May 1. The Network is celebrating 25 years – join us!

Monday, May 8

Summer hours begin – campus offices close at 4 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 18

Wednesday, May 10

May Term Classes Begin

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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
More than 400 seniors celebrated their graduation on Sunday with the advice, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
The Pantagraph
Mark Brodl, associate vice president for academic affairs for budget and research at Trinity University in San Antonio, will become Illinois Wesleyan's provost in July.
The Pantagraph
A group of Illinois Wesleyan seniors ended their school year the same way they started it: in a day of service to the community.
WGLT Radio
Sara Caligiuri ’18 is performing in a touring children's opera written by Nancy Steele Brokaw '71, produced by Prairie Fire Theater in cooperation with the IWU School of Music.
The Pantagraph

Gina Mandros, formerly Easterseals' community president, has been named director of advancement operations at Illinois Wesleyan.
The Pantagraph
Renovations underway at the Shirk Center will bring more comfortable seating to the arena and other improvements.
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Welcome New Employees

Patricia Brent started May 1 as the Associate Director for Advancement - Major Gifts, replacing April Bridges.


Carlo Robustelli returned to IWU May 1 as the Director for Advancement - Major Gifts/Associates, replacing Karen Campbell.


Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, director of communications. To submit items of interest, email


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