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Campus Weekly
Nov. 6, 2017
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
LilyChang '18 Hopes Research Can Help Refugees Assimilate
Inspired by her firsthand experience with refugees while studying abroad in Germany last year, senior Hsin-Jou (Lily) Chang '18 delved into the puzzle of economic assimilation, supported by the Mark A. Israel ’91 Endowed Summer Research Fund in Economics.
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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan women's soccer team will be making its fifth consecutive and 10th overall appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament when the Titans take on Centre College on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Kerscher Stadium in Ada, Ohio.

  • The Illinois Wesleyan volleyball team was chosen as an at-large entry for the 2017 NCAA Division III championships and will host an eight-team regional at the Shirk Center this Thursday through Saturday.
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Titans In The News
U.S. News & World Report
Distinguished Nursing Alumna Cheryl Reinking '87, chief nursing officer at El Camino Hospital in Silicon Valley, discussed the hospital's use of artificial intelligence to anticipate risks to patients.
The mother-daughter team of coach and player, Kim Nelson-Brown and Tyler Brown '19, have helped the Titans to a record-breaking volleyball season.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Deborah Rosenthal '73 will retire at the end of this year as Curator of Exhibits and Collections at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay.
WGLT Radio
Elisabeth Condon with the International Crane Foundation discussed conservation efforts prior to speaking Nov. 2 at Illinois Wesleyan.
Robert Feder Blog
Chris Fusco '94, managing editor and award-winning investigative reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, has been promoted to editor-in-chief.
Hyde Park Herald
Juan Salgado '91, chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, has been added to the Obama Foundation’s Board of Directors.
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In recent posts, Tove (Bichel) Thomas ’70 was elected as the Kappa Delta Sorority National Vice President-Alumnae over the summer. See more.

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  • Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr published about a new species of Andes frog from Peru in ZooKeys with open access: with von May, R., Moravec, J. & J.C. Cusi (2017): A new species of Phrynopus (Amphibia, Anura, Craugastoridae) from upper montane forests and high Andean grasslands of the Pui Pui Protected Forest in central Peru. ZooKeys 713: 131–157.

  • Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies Carolyn Nadeau will explore “Constructions of Taste in Francisco Martínez Montiño’s 1611 Cookbook” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Illinois State University as part of the the International Seminar Series.

  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding gave a talk on Oct. 28 at the University of Minnesota, about three distinct kinds of time reversals that have been experimentally observed in his research.

  • Adam Kramer '96, band director at Fort Worth (Texas) Independent School District’s Southwest High School and Wedgwood Middle School, has been selected as the 2017-18 Bayard H. Friedman Chair for Teaching Excellence in Performing Arts.


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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