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Campus Weekly
Feb. 12, 2018
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News

ScholarshipMcLean County High School Grads Guaranteed $27,000 in Annual Scholarships
Students who graduate from a McLean County High School this spring and are admitted to attend Illinois Wesleyan University are now guaranteed no less than $27,000 in annual scholarships thanks to the McLean County Scholarship, made possible by the Illinois Wesleyan Associates. See a photo gallery.

MediaMedia coverage of the announcement included:

WJBC Radio

WGLT Radio

The Pantagraph



JeremyHamilton’s Jeremy McCarter to Speak at Founders’ Day Convocation
Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, will give the keynote speech at Illinois Wesleyan's Founders' Day Convocation on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
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Titan Athletics
  • Sophomore Amber Gauthier set a school record with her third place finish in the 3-meter diving competition at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin diving championships at IWU's Fort Natatorium on Saturday, Feb. 10.
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In Sympathy

PatPat Rosenbaum, administrative specialist in the Dean of Students Office, died on Feb. 2. Pat long served as the anchor of the Student Affairs Division, and would have celebrated 18 years with us this summer. She firmly but gently worked with our students and was beloved by many. A celebration of her life was held Feb. 9 at Evelyn Chapel. Read her obituary.

Nominate Deserving Titans

The IWU Alumni Association Nominating Committee needs your help compiling a list of alumni candidates for the Alumni Award categories below. Tell us about a Titan who has made a difference and deserves recognition.

Please nominate here before March 1, 2018!

Distinguished Alumnus/na Award 
This award is presented annually to an alumnus/na who has made a distinguished contribution to society, has achieved professional distinction, or has demonstrated civic leadership. 

Robert M. Montgomery Outstanding Young Alumnus/na Award 

Named for a 1968 alumnus and former IWU Alumni Director, this award recognizes young alumni for outstanding professional achievement, civic leadership, or both. Nominees for this award should be 2001-2015 graduates. 

Loyalty Award 
This award recognizes alumni who have benefited Illinois Wesleyan either through service to the University, strong financial support, or both. 

Nominate Now 

Winners will be announced at Homecoming (October 5-7, 2018). You can view previous award winners here

Titans In The News
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

Dave Kindred '63 won the PEN America ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing.

The Pantagraph

The co-author of the best-seller “Hamilton: The Revolution,” will be the keynote speaker at Illinois Wesleyan University's Founders' Day Convocation on Feb. 21.

The Pantagraph

Darcy L. Greder, associate dean of students and Title IX deputy coordinator, will participate in a panel discussion at Heartland Theatre Company's production of "For the Loyal," which is under artistic direction by Rhys Lovell '87.

Inside Indiana Business

Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. has promoted Carrie Jost '98 to vice president of communications.

Crain's Chicago Business

Ryan J. Vaughan '08, director and leader of the Chicago tax practice for Mazars USA LLP, discussed implications of the new tax law for businesses and business owners.

WGLT Radio

An exhibition of posters in the Merwin Gallery showcases the work of artists who are taking a stand for human rights by challenging gender inequality.

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In recent posts, Tara Gracer ’13 is now the National Water Resource Database Administrator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Natural Resource Program Center (NRPC) in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Class Newsletters
  • Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Meghan Burke was elected as the Illinois State Director for the Midwest Sociological Society.

  • Kris Kaneta '00, senior vice president at TeleTracking, discussed the company's award-winning patient flow solutions.
Alumni Events

Chicago Blackhawks
Saturday, Feb. 17
Join us as we cheer on the Blackhawks! Pre-game party & ticket pick up 5-6:30 p.m. at Park Tavern. Puck drop at 7:30pm.


School of Theatre Arts Senior Showcase

Monday, Feb. 19

6:30 p.m.

The Illinois Wesleyan School of Theatre Arts invites you to the Senior Showcase at Stage 773 in Chicago. Please bring friends and colleagues who are directors, artistic directors, managing directors and casting directors to see our talented seniors!


Naples Connection
Sunday, Feb. 25
3-5 p.m.

Join fellow alumni, family, and friends for the Greater Naples Area Connection at Audubon Country Club.


Council for IWU Women Summit

Friday-Saturday, March 2-3

Join us for the Council for IWU Women 2018 Summit! The Summit is open to council women, alumnae, faculty, staff and students. Registration now open!


Career Immersion Excursion: New York City Student Alumni Networking
Tuesday, March 13
6-8 p.m.

Join fellow IWU alumni and current students for a special networking event at Papillon Bistro & Bar in New York City.

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