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Oct. 8, 2018

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Nuziards Gene and Marilyn Nuziard Establish Eight-Figure Scholarship Endowment
Gene Nuziard '50 and his wife, Marilyn, have established an eight-figure endowment to support student scholarships at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Homecoming Homecoming Highlights
Titans marked a Century of Celebration by creating new memories at Illinois Wesleyan's 2018 Homecoming.

Veronica Torres Luna Shares Transformative Narrative at Benefactor Dinner
Veronica Torres Luna '19 will become the first in her family to earn a college degree, a transformative milestone made possible by financial support from generous donors.

Shannon Maloney '18 Named As Rotary Scholar
Shannon Maloney '18 has been awarded a $33,000 scholarship through Rotary International to help fund her studies at the University of Oxford.

Isaac Simmons '20 Honored with Community Leadership Award
Isaac Simmons '20 was one of nine young adults honored with the 2018 Why I See You Service Awards for their leadership skills and contributions to the broader community.

Zoe Bouras '18 Earns National Pi Sigma Alpha Recognition
Zoe Bouras '18, now a graduate student at the University of Oxford, is one of five recipients of the Howard Penniman Scholarship for Graduate Study.

Group Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter Receives State Farm Grant
Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University's Joint Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is one of 20 groups selected to receive a grant from State Farm.

Linda Zhang '18 Named Global Citizen Programme Scholar
Linda Zhang '18 is the recipient of a Ustinov College Scholarship from Durham University, where she is pursuing a master's degree in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding.

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Titan Athletics
  • The No. 18-ranked Illinois Wesleyan football team went to two overtime possessions to earn a win over Carthage College on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 6, at Tucci Stadium.
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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan announced an eight-figure endowment established by Gene ’50 and Marilyn Nuziard at Thursday’s annual Scholarship Benefactor Dinner. More coverage from WJBC.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan celebrated “100 Years of Homecoming” with back-to-college classes, music, theatre, campus tours and athletics events. More photo coverage from The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph
Eboo Patel, an interfaith activist, will speak Oct. 9 at Illinois State University’s Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. The event is co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan.
WGLT Radio

Illinois Wesleyan will be a partner in the inaugural Sixty Six Games Esports Tournament, to be held at Grossinger Motors Arena, Jan. 12-13, 2019. More coverage from The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan hosted sculptor and ceramist Del Harrow for a guest lecture on Thursday, ahead of a presentation from cartoonist Keith Knight tonight (Oct. 8) in Hansen Student Center.

(Washington, Ind.) Times Herald

Kate Tombaugh ’07 will present her acclaimed one-woman theatrical production, “It Just Takes One,” on Oct. 17 at the University of Southern Indiana Performance Center. More coverage from the (Evansville, Ind.) City-County Observer.

WGLT Radio

IWU adjunct instructor Grace Sheese’s artwork is currently featured in the Wakeley Gallery.

Windy City Times

Women & Children First bookstore hosted a book launch celebration for Charlene Carruthers '07, the founding national director of Black Youth Project 100.


Sarah Bockel '10, who is playing Carole King on the U.S. Tour of "Beautiful," performed a song from the musical on Dancing with the Stars.

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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. 

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In recent highlights, Steven Hopp ’87 recently opened PianoWorks Gallery & Clocks in Midtown, Texas, where he is a Registered Piano Technician.

Class Newsletters
  • The Chemical Educator, a peer-reviewed journal that deals with all aspects of education in chemistry, has launched a new section that will include articles designated as "Chemistry by Invitation." James E. House, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry and Scholar in Residence, has been appointed as Series Editor for the new section. The goal is to provide a collection of timely and authoritative reviews that will be written by specialists in the respective fields.

  • Steve Vogel '68 will speak as part of the Lunch and Learn Series at the McLean County Museum of History. He will present "The Hendricks case: Thirty-five years later" at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Fifer Courtroom (2nd floor).

  • Robert W. Stach '67, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Michigan-Flint, recently penned the fourth book in his science fiction series. Titles in the series are Saving the Human Race, The Ice Age Comet, The Andromeda Galaxy and Beyond, and Time to Travel Again in Space. 
Welcome New Employees

Claire Quist '18 started Oct. 1 and Emily Shankar '16 started Oct. 8, both as Admissions Counselors. They replace Melissa Ramirez '14 and John Fegan '17.

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