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Campus Weekly
Feb. 19, 2018
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News

MLK bustAmes Library Additions Highlight Social Justice
Two new additions to The Ames Library collection were unveiled in a dedication in conjunction with Black History Month: a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr., donated by renowned sculptors Jeffrey and Anna Koh Varilla, and a first edition of A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade written in 1807.

ScholarsUniversity, Students Celebrate State Farm Scholarship Support
Many of the 100 students currently attending Illinois Wesleyan University with scholarship support from the State Farm Companies Foundation were able to meet and thank their benefactors on Feb. 14.
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Titan Athletics
  • Illinois Wesleyan men's and women's basketball teams both claimed a share of their respective College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin regular season conference titles, each with wins over Carthage College on Saturday, Feb. 17 in Kenosha, Wis.
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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph

An editorial praises the "creative thinking" at Illinois Wesleyan behind the new McLean County Scholarships and suggests the idea be extended to other schools to keep students in Illinois and locally involved.

WGLT Radio

Local nonprofit organization Books to Benefit found a new home for a rare, historical text from the 19th century at Illinois Wesleyan, because of the university's social justice library collection.

The Pantagraph

On the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s first visit to Illinois Wesleyan, the university unveiled a bust of the civil rights leader in the rotunda of The Ames Library, along with an 1807 abolitionist book.


"Legendary sportswriter" David Kindred '63 returns home to his roots to cover high school girls' basketball.


Sarah Bockel '10 plays singer/songwriter Carole King in the Broadway touring musical "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical," appearing at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids.

The Pantagraph

Students from Korea described their excitement at their home country hosting the Winter Olympics.

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In recent posts, Edie (Hook) Yakutis ’84 has retired from Microsoft after 22 years in various management positions. She has been accepted to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as a rabbinical student in their five-year educational program.

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  • Professor Emeritus Jared A. Brown was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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

Alumni Events

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.


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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