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Campus Weekly

May 30, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
GradIllinois Wesleyan Grads are Tops in Job Placement
Ninety-six percent of our Class of 2016 were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. These survey results for recent grads show a consistent trend with federal data, which places Illinois Wesleyan 10th overall in the nation for alumni job placement rates 10 years after graduating.
book coverNew Book Examines 'Dysfunctional Politics' of Affordable Care Act
A new book by Wesleyan's Greg Shaw brings new understanding to lawmakers' motivations in crafting health care legislation and provides suggestions on how to improve dialogue as our society continues to grapple with issues surrounding health care costs, quality and access.
BoryanaBorisova Receives Phi Beta Kappa Award
Boryana Borisova '17 won this year's Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts Scholar Award at Illinois Wesleyan, celebrating student research that engages, translates and bridges academic disciplines or crosses traditional boundaries.
lampIllinois Wesleyan Announces Spring 2017 Dean's List
The Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year includes 743 students from 28 states and 15 countries.
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Titan Athletics

  • Tommy After advancing to the NCAA Division III Softball Championship round for the third time in program history, the Illinois Wesleyan softball team fell to No. 1-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College on May 27.
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In recent updates, Melissa Bailey ’75 joins the new cast of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks 2017 in a part written especially for her after an initial interview taping. The first of 18 episodes in a return of the cult classic aired on Showtime May 21.

Class Newsletters
  • Cara Spitzner '03 received the prestigious 2017 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. The awards recognize and honor outstanding teachers for their role in building a stronger, better-educated society.

  • Ashley D. Schneider '19, Kaitlyn N. Souder '19, and James E. House, Scholar in Residence, published  "Constructing and Testing a Versatile Colorimeter" in The Chemical Educator, 2017, 22, 87-91.
Titans In The News


Illinois Wesleyan is among colleges across North America that are adding competitive video games to their sports rosters.
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“You want to achieve the level of success that has kind of been trademarked here at Illinois Wesleyan,” first-year softball coach Tiffany Prager said, after leading the team on its return to the College World Series.

Howell County (Mo.) News 
Kirsten Weingartner Weiss ’90, performing as part of the Queen City Quintet in Willow Springs, Mo., is the principal violist of the Springfield Symphony and the concertmaster of the Springfield Drury Civic Orchestra.
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Can You Take a Moment ... And Then Share it With Us?

The college experience is defined by certain moments: a class or professor who helped set you on your path, meeting that special someone, overcoming a hard challenge, or receiving recognition for a major achievement. Or perhaps it was just gazing at a glowing sunset above the Eckley Quadrangle and realizing what a special time of your life this was. The IWU Magazine invites alumni to share a special or defining moment of your IWU experience. Accompanying photos are appreciated as well. Some will be selected for the magazine's print version, and all accepted entries will be posted online.

Send your moments to or to

IWU Magazine
PO Box 2900
Bloomington IL 61702

Alumni Events

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. The Network is celebrating 25 years – join us!

Wednesday, May 31

4-5:30 p.m., Entry Level, The Ames Library – May Term Closing Ceremony

The campus community is invited to support students' work and enjoy refreshments as students share their May Term experiences in a variety of presentation formats.

Thursday, June 1

Last day of May Term classes

Friday, June 2

May Term final examinations

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Welcome New Employees

Andrew Kreiss '86 started May 22 as Director of Marketing, a new position due to reorganization in Admissions.


Katelyn Warner started May 22 as Assistant Director of the Small Business Development Center, a new grant-funded position.

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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