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Campus Weekly
Nov. 27, 2017
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Ania Student Designs Undergraduate Research Textbook Cover
Computer science and art double major Ania Bui '18 designed the cover for a new textbook, Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices, co-edited by Scholarly Communications Librarian Stephanie Davis-Kahl.
Will and BrockTaylor '18 Honored as 2017 Student Laureate
Illinois Wesleyan University biology major Brock Taylor '18 of Mattoon, Illinois, has been named a 2017 Student Laureate by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois.
Teddy Delicath '13 Wins Mitchell Scholarship
Ted Delicath '13 was selected among 12 winners of a prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship on the basis of academic distinction, leadership, and service. The award supports post-graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland.
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Titans In The News
(Franklin, Ind.) Daily Journal

* Note correction to Barbara's class year *

Journey of the Heart is a new exhibition with paintings by Barbara Thomas, Class of 1961, showcasing the ministry of missionary Carol Polley.

Publishers Weekly
Todd Stocke '93 discussed his vision as the senior vice president and editorial director at Sourcebooks.
The Pantagraph
President Eric Jensen discussed the "shortsightedness" of proposed tax reform provisions that could impact higher education.
The Pantagraph

Now out with a full-length album, the all-alumni band Red Scarves took shape after members took an IWU course devoted to the music of Bob Dylan.
WGLT Radio

President Eric Jensen said Illinois Wesleyan is taking a well-reasoned approach in response to declining enrollments, which are affecting higher education in Illinois and across the country.
The Pantagraph
Students were encouraged to practice gratitude in a "Positivity Poultry" event sponsored by the campus chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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In recent posts, Renee McGinnis ’84 will present her newest paintings in an exhibit entitled “Of Rust and Men" at ZG Gallery in Chicago, opening Friday, Jan. 5 and running through Feb. 24.

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  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding gave an invited talk at Miami University on Nov. 15, on various kinds of time reversals demonstrated in his experiments.

  • Eric Gordon, communications assistant/dispatch for IWU Campus Safety, will play Mother Ginger in the Twin Cities Ballet production of The Nutcracker at Braden Auditorium on Illinois State University's campus. Jim Plath, R. Forrest Colwell Endowed Chair and Professor of English, who serves on the board of the non-profit dance company, will also appear onstage as a "party parent."
    This lavish costumed ballet is one of Bloomington-Normal's longest running holiday traditions.
    Public performances this year will be at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. See details.
Alumni Events

Rockford Connection

Thursday, 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.


Farewell Fall Social with IWU Greater Champaign Alumni

Thursday, Nov. 30
7-9 p.m.

Join us for an IWU alumni social at Riggs Beer Company in Urbana.


6th Annual Alumni/Titan First Chance Collegiate Track and Field Meet
Saturday, 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!


Atlanta Connection
Sunday, Dec. 10
3-5 p.m.

Join fellow titans for the Atlanta Connection at Maggiano's Little Italy in Atlanta, Georgia! Our guest speaker is Dr. Joanne Diaz, Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department.


Collegiate Choir December Tour

Friday, Dec. 15 through Tuesday, Dec. 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.

Welcome New Employees

Krista Cardona '03 started Nov. 20 as Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement - Reunions.

Brian Richardson '09 started Nov. 20 as Assistant Director for Career Engagement.

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