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Sept. 10, 2018

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Campus News

Esports Game On: State-of-the-Art IWU Esports Arena Opens
President Eric Jensen cut the ribbon to officially open Illinois Wesleyan's state-of-the-art Esports Arena, offering a space for the Esports team and others on campus with similar interests to gather.

Amy Author Empowers IWU Students to be the Messengers of Change
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Amy Ellis Nutt urged students to fight ignorance – and prejudice – with knowledge and truth during her address at the President's Convocation.

Speakers Cybersecurity Authority and Agricultural Advocate to Present Stevenson Lectures
Former White House CIO Theresa Payton and international environmental activist Vandana Shiva will visit Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State Universities to speak on the changing workplace amid technology and the future of food, respectively.

Handshake Career Center Rolls Out Platform for Jobs and Internships
Hart Career Center has implemented Handshake, an online career services management system that gives students a one-stop source for job and internship resources. Alumni are invited to post job and internship opportunities.

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Titan Athletics
  • Illinois Wesleyan track and field athlete Amelia Glueck '18 has been selected as one of the final 30 honorees in contention for NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
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Titans In The News
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Illinois Wesleyan’s state-of-the-art Esports Arena was unveiled in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. Coverage also included WGLT Radio and broadcasts from WEEK/WHOI TV and WMBD TV.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Amy Ellis Nutt addressed students at the annual President’s Convocation. More coverage from The Pantagraph.


Illinois Wesleyan is among McLean County schools experiencing an increase in enrollment this fall.

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The Coalescence Theater Project produced "A Dying Breed," a play by Ianne Fields Stewart '15, in the Normal Theater.





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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.


Dallas Connection 
Sunday, Nov. 4
2-4 p.m.
Join fellow alumni, family and friends at the Dallas Connection, hosted by John Schilsky ’95 and Dr. Angela Schilsky at their home. Our guest speaker will be Jaime Peters, Assistant Professor of Accounting & Financial Services. 


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!


See the schedule and register here.

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In recent highlights, generations of Titans were represented at the National Triennial Conference of Delta Omicron in July. See more.

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  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding co-authored a new paper on the "Experimental Limits of Ghost Diffraction: Popper’s Thought Experiment,” published as an open access article in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.
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