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Campus Weekly
April 16, 2018
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Vicki and CarmelaFerradáns Named 2019 Kemp Award Winner
Praised for her connection with students, Professor of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradáns was named the 2019 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence at Illinois Wesleyan.

SamridhStudents to Showcase Work at Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
Illinois Wesleyan students across all years and majors will have the opportunity to share their individual projects at the 28th annual John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference on Saturday, April 21.
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Titan Athletics
  • Illinois Wesleyan seniors Jordan Hassan and Kyleigh Block were recognized as the school's College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Merle Chapman Leadership Award winners, for exemplifying the traits of loyalty, enthusiasm, leadership, sportsmanship, and a commitment to academic, athletic and personal excellence.
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IWU sophomore Carson Grey learned about the creative process while serving as assistant director of the School of Theatre Arts production of Xanadu, alongside faculty mentor Jean Kerr.

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University Librarian Karen Schmidt discussed how The Ames Library, like other academic libraries, has adapted to fit changing needs, yet "it's still about critical thinking, finding good resources and helping students become part of the scholarly conversation."

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In addressing the annual Honors Convocation, 2018 Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence winner Vicki Folse '86 said she now considers herself fortunate to have known poverty growing up, because it provided the catalyst to fulfill her goal of a better life.

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Theatre alum and prolific character actor Kevin Dunn '77 returned to campus to visit his former mentor, John Ficca, and to see the latest stage production.





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In recent highlights, Jason Mierek ’94 was promoted from Project Manager to Director of Operations for the Humanities Without Walls consortium, headquartered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Alumni Events

IWU vs. ISU Baseball Game and Alumni Connection

Tuesday, April 24

5 p.m.

Join us for this tradition of crosstown rivals that dates back to 1890! Come enjoy the pre-game social at 5 p.m. Game starts at 6 p.m.


Peoria Connection

Tuesday, May 15

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join fellow alumni and friends at the Country Club of Peoria! Guest speaker will be Mark Brodl, Provost and Dean of Faculty. Event hosted by Doug Stewart '73.


Entrepreneurship Society Networking Event

Wednesday, May 16

5-7 p.m.

Join the Illinois Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Society for a networking event at mHub in Chicago and meet current entrepreneurship students.

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