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Campus Weekly

May 14, 2018

Published biweekly in the summer months

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News

Dick and Pat Wilson Atrium Dedicated in Honor of Former IWU President and First Lady
The Center for Natural Science Learning and Research (CNS) atrium has been named The Wilson Atrium in honor of former Illinois Wesleyan President Richard F. Wilson and his wife, former First Lady, Patricia L. Wilson.

gradsCommencement Memories
See a highlight video of Commencement, created by David O'Neil '21, or watch the ceremony (excluding the keynote remarks).
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Titan Athletics
  • With a historic win over Hamline University on Sunday, the women's lacrosse team advances in the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse championships, and will face Middlebury College in the third round on Saturday, May 19.
  • The Titan softball team won the NCAA regional final on Sunday and advances to the NCAA Division III Super Regional Round for the third straight year.
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Titans In The News

Illinois Wesleyan University professor Linda French spoke to Newsweek about recent astronomical proof of a carbon-rich asteroid, exiled from our inner solar system to the Kuiper Belt, beyond Neptune.  

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan’s Center for Natural Science Learning and Research atrium was named The Wilson Atrium, in honor of former University President Richard F. Wilson and his wife, Patricia L. Wilson.

The Pantagraph

Sports editor Randy Kindred profiled longtime IWU “emeritus assistant softball coach” Lyle Day.  

WGLT Radio

Illinois Wesleyan students will team up with Prairie Fire Theater to stage the original children’s opera Baobob, penned by alumna Nancy Steele Brokaw ’71 and directed by Rhys Lovell '87.





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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. 


Alumni Woodfire Pizza Cocktail Party

Saturday, June 16

4-6 p.m.

Please join us for this special event at the home of Cheryl Reinking '87. Enjoy homemade woodfire pizza and connect with fellow alumni, family, and friends!


Pride Alumni Community and International Alumni Network Chicago Connection

Saturday, June 16

6:30-9 p.m.
Join the Pride Alumni Community and the newly formed International Alumni Network at a Chicago Connection social, hosted at La Ciudad restaurant.


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, Kristopher K. Ford ’07, M.D., was named the John Stone Teacher of the Year at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Ford was a speaker for the Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds on May 8 on the topic: "Distrust of the American Healthcare System: A Brief Historical Account of the Abuse and Experimentation on African Americans."

Class Newsletters
  • Information Literacy Librarian / Associate Professor Chris Sweet published “Baby Bliss: World’s Heaviest Cyclist" in The Wheelman. Sweet’s article discusses how the heavyset Leonard “Baby” Bliss, a Bloomington, Illinois native, was able to make a living combining two Victorian passions: bicycling and sideshows.
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