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Campus Weekly

Aug. 21, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
SEP gradsSEP: Deciding Who You Will Be
Selected Illinois Wesleyan students completed a Summer Enrichment Program this summer, remaining on campus for workshops, speakers, service projects, and an internship at a local business or non-profit organization.
Jelani CobbAuthor on Complexity of Race to Speak at President's Convocation
Award-winning author Jelani Cobb will give remarks in connection with the University's Summer Reading Program and its annual theme, The Evolution of Revolution, at Illinois Wesleyan's President's Convocation on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
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Titan Athletics


  • Two veteran tennis instructors who are members of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association have been added to the Illinois Wesleyan University coaching staff: Matt Runyan and Greg Lumb.

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Alumni Events


Homecoming 2017

Oct. 13-15

Join us for Homecoming 2017 - Celebrating Titans Around the World with a focus on alumni living and working abroad, international studies majors, study abroad, and international impact of Titans.



Pre-Orientation & Turning Titan

As Pre-Orientation programs wrap up today, the full Class of 2021 arrives tomorrow, Aug. 22, for a week of Turning Titan: New Student Orientation events.


Classes begin Monday, Aug. 28.

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Titans In The News

Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Bulletin

Mark Brodl joined Illinois Wesleyan as provost and dean of faculty this summer.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A 90-minute opera penned by Sam Mullooly '16 while he was a student at Illinois Wesleyan was staged for production at the Pius Black Box Theater in Milwaukee.

The Great Concavity (Podcast)

Wesleyan's James Plath discussed the life and legacy of David Foster Wallace during a live taping at the fourth annual DFW conference at Illinois State University.

The (DeKalb) MidWeek

DeKalb Municipal Band will present “A Star Gazing Event” concert featuring soprano Karen Manley-Kahler '91.
Neighbors Magazines


Benjamin Nau '03 has been named director of marketing at Naper Settlement, an outdoor history museum in Naperville, Illinois. 

Rye Brook (N.Y.) Hamlet Hub

An exhibit by Emily Stedman '69, titled "A Place to Remember," will be on view in the Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont (N.Y.) Public Library Sept. 6-29.

(Des Plaines) Journal & Topics


Reggie Lara '09, a Glenbrook South High School social studies teacher, has been named the school's new boys soccer coach
WGLT Radio

Not for the first time, Wesleyan's Edgar Lehr has discovered three new species of frog on a mountain high in the Andes.




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In recent updates, Annie Tillmann ’12 is one of 50 people recently selected by the American Library Association (ALA) to participate in its 2017 class of Emerging Leaders program. Read more.

Class Newsletters

  • Nathaniel P. Murphy '13 has been awarded a National Research Service Award of $200,000 over five years from the National Institutes of Health, to support his research project, "Defining Novel Mechanisms Underlying Human Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy." Murphy is completing a Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) at The Ohio State University. Murphy did undergraduate research in chemistry with professors Ram Mohan and James House while a student at IWU.

  • Assistant Professor of Biology Loralyn Cozy gave a talk Aug. 8 at the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting at the University of Wisconsin. The talk was entitled "Regulation of cell division during terminal differentiation."

  • Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr published, with D. Rodríguez: Two new species of Andes Frogs (Craugastoridae: Phrynopus) from the Cordillera de Carpish in central Peru. pp. 327-338, in Salamandra (German Journal of Herpatology).

  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding chaired, along with Kishan Dholakia of the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), the largest conference in their field, Optical Trapping & Optical Micromanipulation, Aug. 6-10 in San Diego. As part of the larger meeting on Optics & Photonics, professors Spalding and Dholakia presented their own research, on "Rotational dynamics and heating of trapped nanovaterite particles,” and oversaw 126 other research presentations. A few were highlighted by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, on its website.
Welcome New Employees

Robert Fulton started Aug. 15 as Stage Electrician in the School of Theatre Arts, replacing Ryan High.


Lee Waldrep started Aug. 17 as Assistant Director for Career Engagement in the Career Center, replacing Abby Reel. Abby Reel and Becky Mentzer are filling the Associate Director for Career Development position, replacing Laurie Diekhoff, who retired.

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