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Campus Weekly
Dec. 4, 2017
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Grant$15,000 Scholarship Grant from the Consulado General de México Awarded to IWU
A scholarship grant to support students of Mexican origin or Mexican descent was awarded to Illinois Wesleyan – one of just three institutions of higher education and the only school outside of Chicagoland to receive funding from the Chicago consulate.
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Titan Athletics
  • The women's basketball team opened their College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin season with a home win over Carthage, while the men's basketball team broke a five-game season-opening win streak with a two-point loss to Carthage.
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Titans In The News
WGLT Radio

Professor of English Michael Theune has co-authored a new book, We Need to Talk: A New Method For Evaluating Poetry, proposing that poetry is best understood when shared, and readers' values are revealed and discussed.

Lake County News-Sun
Assistant Professor of Music William Hudson is the founder of LIBER: Ensemble for Early Music, which performs Dec. 10 in Grayslake.
Kane County Chronicle
Connor Speck, a 2017 School of Theatre Arts graduate, expresses his artistic ideas through theater clothing and costumes.
The Pantagraph
Wesleyan's Eric Gordon donned a hoop dress and wig for the role of Mother Ginger in this year's Twin Cities Ballet production of The Nutcracker.
WGLT Radio
A high resolution fine arts copy of a portion of St. John's Bible – the first hand-painted, hand-written Bible created since the invention of the printing press more than 500 years ago – will be on display at Illinois Wesleyan University throughout 2018.
(Mattoon) Journal-Gazette / Times-Courier
Senior biology major Brock Taylor of Mattoon was named a 2017 Student Laureate by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Also in The Pantagraph.
Univision Chicago
Illinois Wesleyan was among schools awarded scholarship grants from the Consulado General de México to support students of Mexican origin or Mexican descent (reported in Spanish).
The Pantagraph
Greg King, Illinois Wesleyan's associate vice president for enrollment management, shared advice for families embarking on the college search process.
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In recent posts, Dan Bucek ’03 was selected to serve as Cirque du Soleil’s sports medicine and chiropractic provider for their latest ice show, “Crystal,” while in Chicago. Read more.

Class Newsletters
  • Acclaimed organist Marilyn Keiser '63, Chancellor's Professor of Music at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, will perform in concert at First Presbyterian Church on Friday, Dec. 15. 

  • Kate Tombaugh '07 performed as a soloist in the Streator Community Messiah, presented Dec. 3 at St. Michael the Archangel Church.
Alumni Events

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.

'Tis the Season
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at the IWU Bookstore!


Stock up on gifts for your favorite Titan with the alumni discount at the IWU Bookstore.


This holiday season, the discount for alumni is doubled to 20 percent, either online or in the store. Use the coupon code "alumni" at checkout.

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