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Campus Weekly
April 30, 2018
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
SeanO'Carroll '18 Wins Fulbright Award
Senior international business major Sean O'Carroll '18 has been selected to represent Illinois Wesleyan and the United States as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia next year.

Kirk Life Science Researcher and Entrepreneur to Speak at Commencement
Kirk Schroeder '84, the co-founder of two life science companies, will deliver Illinois Wesleyan's Commencement address on Sunday, May 6, as the University celebrates the graduating Class of 2018.

END CampaignStudents Contribute in Effort to End Neglected Tropical Diseases
Illinois Wesleyan students in a global health course campaigned to put an end to Neglected Tropical Diseases, which impact 1.5 billion people around the world.

MD GradSeniors Honored at Multicultural Graduation
"At the core of this ceremony is a sense of community building," Kalen Gray ’20 writes about the Multicultural Graduation celebrated on April 15, which honored 43 graduating seniors.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan men's lacrosse team and women's lacrosse team each earned regular season College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) championships and will advance to the CCIW Tournament. Both teams extended their winning steaks in competition on Saturday, April 28, and both will host the first round of their respective tournaments on Wednesday, May 2, at IWU.

  • The Titan softball team won the regular season title in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, their 15th overall regular season championship and the fourth in the last five years. The team will compete and host the first round of the CCIW conference tournament on Friday, May 4.
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Titans In The News
WJBC Radio

Kirk Schroeder '84, the co-founder of two life science companies, will deliver the keynote address at his alma mater during Illinois Wesleyan’s commencement on May 6.

The Pantagraph

As the Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan celebrates Small Business Week, it also marks more than a year of serving clients numbering beyond its initial goal – often with student involvement.

(Kankakee) Daily Journal

Dr. Cheryl Emmons '79 will receive the Lucille Thies Personal Achievement Award from the Manteno Historical Society.

Litigation Finance Journal

Paul Mysliwiec '04 has joined Burford Capital, a global finance and investment management firm focused on law, as corporate counsel.



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Alumni Events

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.


Greater Minneapolis Connection

Sunday, June 3

2-4 p.m.

Join fellow alumni and friends at Surly Brewing Company! President Eric Jensen and Elizabeth Jensen will join us.


Chicago Cubs Game

Saturday, June 9

11 a.m.

Join the Illinois Wesleyan Alumni Association for the Pirates @ Cubs game! Pre-game party and ticket pick-up at Trace bar prior to the game. 


Titan Athletics Golf Outing

Monday, June 25

12 p.m.

Join us for the 27th Annual Titan Athletics Golf Outing at El Paso Golf Club! 12 p.m. shotgun start with ribeye dinner around 4:30 p.m. Join us to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and celebrate Titan Athletics!

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In recent highlights, Otis Carter ’00 serves as General Counsel for TriMark USA, based in South Attleboro, Massachusetts. He is currently obtaining his MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, while he and his wife, Molly, "deal with the harsh realities of being hockey parents of three boys in hockey-mad New England."

Class Newsletters
  • Emil Ludy '61 is a player-coach for the Illinois Ice adult ice hockey team that competed at the 2018 USA Hockey Adult Men’s Recreational Nationals at Florida Hospital Centre Ice in Wesley Chapel, Florida, April 19-22. The Illinois Ice took second place in the 70+ Tier 2 Division.
  • Jim Rupp '80 is performing as Arvide Abernathy in the Altarena Playhouse (Alameda, California) production of “Guys and Dolls.”

  • Steve Schweer '06 has been named as the new head men's basketball coach at Illinois College.
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