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Campus Weekly
Dec. 11, 2017
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
RichardJenkins '69 Nominated for Golden Globe
School of Theatre Arts alum Richard Jenkins '69 has been nominated for both a Golden Globe and Critics' Choice award as best supporting actor for his role in “The Shape of Water.” The Globes are often seen as predictors of Oscar nominations, to be announced next month.
SavannaStudent Earns $500 Grant for YWCA
Making a difference in the local community while learning to write an effective proposal in Illinois Wesleyan's Grant Writing course, Savanna Steck '18 earned a $500 grant for YWCA McLean County, which will enable the agency to serve healthier food to more than 330 children throughout the school year.
HerbGetz Scholarship Makes College Dreams a Reality
Grateful for the scholarship support that enabled them to attend Illinois Wesleyan, class of 1977 alumni Herb and Susan Getz created a scholarship for similar students today. "We’ve been very fortunate – largely because of our Illinois Wesleyan education – to have the resources to give back,” Herb Getz said.
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Titan Athletics
  • Senior Conner O'Neil has become the first player from Illinois Wesleyan selected to play in the Patriot All-America Invitational golf event Dec. 29-31 at the Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield Park, Arizona. A field of 80 elite collegiate golfers have been chosen to compete on The Wigwam's famed Gold Course. In cooperation with the Folds of Honor Foundation, each golfer playing in the Patriot All-America represents a fallen soldier by carrying a golf bag with the name and branch of service of a fallen or injured military member.
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Titans In The News
(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald

Sammi Grant '12 is a professional dialect coach, and worked with the cast of "Billy Elliot the Musical" playing this month at Chicago's Porchlight Music Theatre.

The Pantagraph
John Ficca, retired head of IWU's School of Theatre Arts, staged a reading of his autobiographical play, "Safe Like the Sparrow Hawk," at Heartland Theatre.
CBS Chicago

Sarah Bockel '10 is leading the national tour of “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical,” taking on the iconic role in the story of King's life.

The Pantagraph

The Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan University, which opened in March, has exceeded its initial goals and is already serving 105 clients in McLean County.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Al Black '79 is among successful IWU basketball players who can attest to the influence of former Prospect coach Ron Ashley, whom they honored at a reunion.


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Alumni Events

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.


Phoenix Connection

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

12:30-3 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE! Join fellow alumni, family, and friends for the Greater Phoenix/Tucson Area Connection at McCormick Ranch Golf Club.

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In recent posts, Ian Coulter-Buford ’12 will be starring as Tap Brother in the Broadway tour of "After Midnight" on the Norwegian Escape, directed/choreographed by TONY Award Winner Warren Carlyle, through Feb. 2018.

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