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Oct. 1, 2018

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Theatre IWU's Musical Theatre Program Receives National Ranking
Illinois Wesleyan's School of Theatre Arts has been recognized by OnStage Blog as seventh among "The Top 25 BFA Musical Theatre Programs for 2018-19."

Lisa All-American Lisa Cheng '19 Finds Global Opportunities for Success
All-American student-athlete, campus leader and international intern Lisa Cheng '19 illustrates the many opportunities available for Illinois Wesleyan students to achieve breakthrough success.

Tari and Eric Today is "Illinois Wesleyan Day" in Bloomington
In celebration of IWU's centennial Homecoming, City of Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner proclaimed Oct. 1 as "Illinois Wesleyan University Day." Illinois Wesleyan will host its 100th Homecoming Oct. 5-7.

Students International Students Find Their Home at IWU
The Illinois Wesleyan community has come together in several initiatives to help incoming international students feel welcome on campus.

Bekah Eckley Project Assists Spanish-Speaking Kidney Donors
Eckley scholar Bekah Nulty '19 translated web pages for the Living Kidney Donor Network into Spanish — combining her interests in Spanish and medicine with the goal of connecting donors and patients to life-saving resources.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan women's golf team won its fourth straight and 15th overall College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin championship on Saturday, Sept. 29, earning the conference's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship, to be held May 14-17 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.
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Titans In The News

Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State University’s joint Habitat for Humanity chapter received a $10,000 grant from State Farm. More coverage from Cities 92.9-FM.

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Dr. Kent Taulbee '72 received the Pioneer Hall of Fame Award from University High School during its homecoming activities.

The Pantagraph
Action Research Center Director Deborah Halperin is among nominees for the Athena Leadership Award from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.
(LaSalle) NewsTribune

Former IWU associate registrar Quintin Overocker

has found his way back to the Vermilion River – while directing admissions, records and transfer services at Illinois Valley Community College.

The Pantagraph

Isaac Simmons '20 was honored with a youth service award by the nonprofit organization For a Better Tomorrow.



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Alumni Events

IWU vs Wash U. Pre-Game Mixer

Saturday, Oct. 20

3:30-5:30 p.m.

The Titans will take on the Washington University Bears in their first conference game since Wash U. joined the CCIW. You’re invited to join us for a mixer where you can catch up with fellow alumni prior to the game.


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. 



It's Time to Celebrate!



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, Matt Cassady '06 accepted a new position with the Minnesota Historical Society as the Program Specialist for their brand-new Interpretive Programs Team. Read more.

Class Newsletters
  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabriel Spalding was an SPIE Visiting Lecturer featured at the CReO Regional Congress of Optics, held at the Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), in Baja California, Mexico, Sept. 27-28. His invited talk was entitled, "Tailoring Temporal Delays: holographic fields, imaging, & dexterous manipulation of the microworld."
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