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Campus Weekly

Aug. 28, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
Class of 2021Meet the IWU Class of 2021
Illinois Wesleyan welcomed approximately 420 new students in one of its most diverse entering classes for a week of Turning Titan orientation activities beginning Aug. 22.
eclipsePerera Leads Team of Current, Former Students To Observe Eclipse
Associate Professor of Physics Thushara Perera describes the experience of the total solar eclipse on a trip that included physics major Krystyna Lopez (see her photo at left).
DarcyGreder Wins Starkey Award for Service
Described as the embodiment of the Illinois Wesleyan mission, Associate Dean of Students Darcy Greder won the University's top honor for a staff member whose loyalty, enthusiasm and outstanding contributions have provided an invaluable service.
artworkWorks by CamRah, Khalili On View at Art Galleries in September
Exhibitions by a pair of collaborating artists will be on display in the Merwin Gallery and a year-in-Louisville sketchbook project will be in the Wakeley Gallery for one month, beginning Sept. 5.
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Titan Athletics


  • Titan athletic seasons kick off next weekend, with home matches including women's soccer, cross country and football.

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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.

Classes begin!

The fall semester starts today, Aug. 28.

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Titans In The News

Tech Crunch

Observable Networks, a company founded by Patrick Crowley '96 with an estimated value of $16 million, was acquired by Cisco.
The Pantagraph

More than 350 of approximately 415 first-year Illinois Wesleyan students spread across Bloomington-Normal on Friday doing volunteer work as part of Mission Day during Turning Titan orientation week.


Jill Runyon '19 spent her summer on a farm in the Philippines, among Illinois Wesleyan students performing internships in Asia.

Chicago Defender

Craig E. Lynch '92 is stepping into the role of interim president at Kennedy-King College, part of the City Colleges of Chicago.
WJBC Radio

Illinois Wesleyan astronomer Thushara Perera explained the solar eclipse and some simple ways to view it safely.




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In recent updates, Robert Fred Kern '67 was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award at the biennial meeting of The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Read more.

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  • Associate Professor and Information Literacy Librarian Chris Sweet was featured in an episode of the show Impossible Engineering on Discovery Science. The episode focuses on how Tesla cars are made, using hydraulic presses similar to those pioneered in the 1890s by a Chicago bicycle company called Western Wheel Works, which Sweet has researched as part of his scholarship on bicycle history.

  • David Vayo, the Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music, attended the world premiere performance of his Ceremony of Yearning  at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Taiwan on June 8.  Chen Shih-Cheng conducted the Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra.

  • Two Illinois Wesleyan alumni, Sarah (Sturtevant) Blabolil '03 and Kory Blumer '03, were both promoted to partner with Ernst & Young LLP.

  • Emily Schoerning '05 heads up the Science Booster Club program for the National Center for Science Education. The science outreach initiative is aimed at bringing the science behind climate change and evolution to regular citizens. 
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