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Aug. 20, 2018

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Rosetta Rosetta Clay to Lead Office of Alumni Engagement
Rosetta Clay has been named assistant vice president of engagement at Illinois Wesleyan, and will lead initiatives for IWU alumni, parents and friends and The Wesleyan Fund.

Minji Eckley Scholar Crafts Songs of Healing
Music education major Minji Will '19 spent her summer studying the therapeutic value of jazz music, to culminate in the creation of an album featuring jazz standards related to emotional healing.

John Camardella '03 Pilots Harvard Religion Curriculum in the Classroom
Illinois Wesleyan alum John Camardella '03 is piloting an innovative approach to teaching high school religion courses as an education fellow for Harvard Divinity School.

Kenya Student, Faculty, Alumni Bring Aid to Kenyan Health Clinic
Annie Crumbaugh ’19 joined a faculty member and alumni for a week at the Lamu Center of Preventative Health in Kenya, where they provided free eye care to patients in need.

Circle K Student Group Raises $1,300 to Support Local Nonprofit
IWU's Circle K International chapter organized a fundraising trivia night to support local nonprofit Prairie State Legal Services, which provides elders and low income residents access to free legal aid.

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The Pantagraph

This year's first-year class at IWU may be the largest in at least five years, and is expected to be the most diverse, with more than 100 students of color.

The Pantagraph

Among local college and university efforts to emphasize practical experiences in curriculum is Illinois Wesleyan’s implementation of Signature Experiences.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State University's Collegiate Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will soon break ground on its 25th house.


Heart of Illinois ABC

Illinois Wesleyan welcomed its Esports team to campus as the team prepares for its first year of varsity competition. The team got its first glimpse at IWU’s Esports Arena on Saturday.

The Inquisitr

As Investigation Discovery launches a new true crime series, "Twisted Sisters," Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary was quoted on possible reasons for the popularity of true crime shows among women.

NBC Right Now

A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Ramin Fathi '06 has joined Southwest Skin Specialists, a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, in Phoenix, Arizona. More coverage from PRWeb.

Indianapolis Star

Former WRTV anchor Ken Nelson ’67 explains why he is answering a call to ministry at age 74, in his "so-called retirement."

WGLT Radio

Jazz studies director Glenn Wilson’s nonprofit “Further Jazz” has received grants to produce six concerts, each preceded by a jazz movie.

Daily Business Review

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Sara (Shannon) Alijewicz ’84, an attorney and former general magistrate in Palm Beach County, Florida, is a candidate for a Palm Beach County Court Judgeship.

DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Incoming music education major Dylan Propheter '22 won the 2018 Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship, awarded by the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

Chicago Tribune
Community Consolidated School District 181 in Clarendon Hills
hired Christopher Reid '95, currently a resource teacher for the district, as a pupil service administrator.
Chesterfield Observer

Trombonist Philip Jones '73 has spent a lifetime performing alongside musical legends, including Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison and Buddy Rich.

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Alumni Events

23rd Annual Titan Alumni Golf Outing

Tuesday, Sept. 11

12 p.m.

Join us for the 23rd Annual Titan Alumni Golf Outing at Mistwood Golf Club! 12 p.m. shotgun start, with dinner at 5 p.m.


Registration is Open!



Homecoming –
October 5-7, 2018

This year marks 100 years of Homecoming tradition at Illinois Wesleyan University. Join us as we celebrate a century of alumni and friends returning to campus, to share fond memories and make new ones!


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