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Campus Weekly

June 25, 2018

Published biweekly in the summer months

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
GoogleStudents Network With Chicago Business Leaders
Students enrolled in Illinois Wesleyan's May Term "Seminar in Management" stepped outside the classroom and into the offices of big-name companies during a three-day trip to Chicago.

Unity Threads Entrepreneurial Fellowship Winners Create Unity Threads
United by their civic-minded entrepreneurial talents, three Illinois Wesleyan students are developing an online specialty clothing store which caters to the needs of children with disabilities.

Boryana Borisova '17 Earns Two Department of State Grants
On track to become a U.S. diplomat, alumna Boryana Borisova ’17 was selected to receive a Critical Language Scholarship and the 2018 National Security Education Program Boren Fellowship, supporting extensive Russian language study.

Ryan Kaplan Touts Economic Impact of IWU Athletics
Ryan Kaplan '18 combined his knowledge of finance with his experience as a student-athlete to reveal the multi-million dollar economic impact of IWU's Department of Athletics.

FellowsInaugural Group of Humanities Fellows Share First-Year Experiences
The first First-Year Humanities Fellows at Illinois Wesleyan, who will be followed by several First-Year Experiences cohorts this fall, reflected on what they gained from the program as they delivered final presentations.
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Titan Athletics
  • Amelia Glueck '18 has been elected to the first team of the Division III Women's Track and Field Google Cloud Academic All America® Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Glueck's selection brings the total to 128 for Illinois Wesleyan Academic All-Americans ® since the program began in 1970.
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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan hosted the 20th annual Economic Outlook for McLean County seminar. More coverage from WGLT.

WJBC Radio

Recent graduate and All-American golfer Conner O’Neil ’18 talked about his round of golf with former NFL quarterback Tony Romo in the Wisconsin State Amateur Match Play Tournament.

Chicago Tribune

Speaking to business and civic leaders during a City Club lunch, City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado '91 described the college system's pledge to provide at least half of its students with work-based learning opportunities.

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In Sympathy
Dick Whitlock, former Vice President for University Advancement, passed away June 12, 2018. He served Illinois Wesleyan for 28 years before his retirement in 2005. Read his obituary.
Welcome New Employee
Sam Rosenberg '17 will begin July 2 as an Area Director for the Office of Residential Life. Before graduating Illinois Wesleyan with a degree in psychology, he worked a desk aide in Gulick Hall, he was a first-year resident advisor in Ferguson Hall, and was a student worker for ORL . He earned his master's degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Alumni Events

St. Louis Happy Hour
Thursday, Aug. 2
5-8 p.m.
Join fellow alumni from the St. Louis Regional Club for a fun happy hour at Cafe Napoli! Appetizers and drinks will be provided.


Network Summer Picnic
Sunday, Aug. 5
2-4 p.m.
Join fellow alumni, family, and friends at the annual Network Summer Picnic! Graciously hosted by Network committee member Dave Darling '79 and Genie Darling at their home.


DC Alumni Event: Dave the Musical
Thursday, Aug. 9
8 p.m.
Join us for the world premiere of Dave and support our very own alum, Bryonha Marie Parham '07! Limited number of tickets available.

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In recent highlights, Michele Thornton ’96 completed her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago in December of 2017. She has accepted a new position as Assistant Professor in the School of Business at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Class Newsletters
  • Emeritus Illinois Wesleyan Trustee Robert Evans ’62, founder of FMG Financial Services in Worcester, Massachusetts, was presented the 2018 Community Leadership Award by the Wachusett (Mass.) Area Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s annual dinner on June 5.
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Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, director of communications. To submit items of interest, email


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