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Campus Weekly
Oct. 30, 2017
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
NateMitsubishi Funds Grant for Student Internships
Ten Illinois Wesleyan students will each receive $1,000 to support their work in paid internships with local nonprofit and social service agencies for the second consecutive year, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation.
JenkinsJenkins '69 to Appear in Upcoming LBJ; Shape of Water
Richard Jenkins '69 is already receiving Oscar buzz for his role in Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, due in theaters Dec. 1 – and he will appear as senator Richard Russell in a movie that is also drawing early Oscar predictions, LBJ, out this Friday, Nov. 3.
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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan men's and women's swimming and diving teams both got first place in the annual IWU Halloween Invitational, staged at Fort Natatorium on Saturday, Oct. 28.
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(Decatur) Herald & Review
Gianina Taylor Baker '04 will be honored as an outstanding alumnus by the Decatur Public Schools Foundation.
The Pantagraph
Faculty members Michael Weis and Greg Shaw discussed doubts that the release of new documents about the assassination of JFK will quell the public's preference for conspiracy theories.
(Wilmington, N.C.) Star News
Lisa Becharas, assistant cross country coach at Illinois Wesleyan, was the top women finisher in the Ironman 70.3 North Carolina triathlon.
Wall Street Journal
Chuck Ames, a 1950 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan who died on Sept. 22, thrived as a top executive of endangered industrial firms. (Subscription required)
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Alumni Events

Chicago Area Connection
Nov. 9
6-8 p.m.

Join fellow alumni, family and friends at Emmett's Brewing Company for the Chicago Area Connection! Welcome our guest speaker and new Provost and Dean of Faculty, Mark Brodl.


Rockford Connection

Nov. 30

5-7 p.m.

Join fellow alumni, family and friends for the Rockford Connection at Prairie Street Brewhouse in Rockford, Illinois. Special guest Tara Gerstner '01 will present on IWU entrepreneurial activities.


6th Annual Alumni/Titan First Chance Collegiate Track and Field Meet
Dec. 2
11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Come and support the current team, see “old” friends and coaches, and if you are feeling nostalgic, feel free to dust off the old spikes and compete!


Collegiate Choir December Tour

Dec. 15-19

Please join Professor of Music Scott Ferguson and the Illinois Wesleyan University Collegiate Choir for their December Choir Tour in St. Louis, Missouri; Springfield, Illinois; and the Chicago area.

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