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Oct. 15, 2018

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Harvesting Help Students Band Together to Fight Hunger
Illinois Wesleyan’s interfaith student organization will help combat hunger ahead of the upcoming holiday season with its annual "Harvesting Help" service day.

Deborah Halperin Recognized for Community Leadership
Deborah Halperin, director of Illinois Wesleyan's Action Research Center, has been awarded the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award for her work in the Bloomington-Normal community.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan volleyball team scored their 10th consecutive win, defeating Augustana on Oct. 12.
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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph

Efforts to overturn wrongful convictions will be the focus of a panel discussion hosted by Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Hansen Student Center. 

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Deb Halperin, director of Illinois Wesleyan’s Action Research Center, won the Athena Award from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.

The Pantagraph
“Convo with the Curator,” featuring IWU student poets, will be held at the McLean County Arts Center on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Sioux City (Iowa) Journal
Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, appointed Timothy Daugherty ’91 as vice president of operations and strategic planning, with responsibility for business development and clinical services.
Naperville (Ill.) Sun

Among their five restaurant concepts in 14 locations, childhood friends Jason Akemann ’96 and Nate Hilding ’96 and classmate Chris Bisaillon '93 operate Old Town Pour House in Naperville.

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The football rivalry between Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State, which began in 1887, was chronicled in “A Page From Our Past.” 

eCampus News
Illinois Wesleyan combines traditional classroom learning with experiential, outside-the-classroom learning through its Signature Experiences program.




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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.


IWU vs. U of I

Friday, Nov. 2
7 p.m.

The Illinois Wesleyan men’s basketball team will face the University of Illinois in an exhibition game on Friday, Nov. 2 at U of I – you won’t want to miss this match up! Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. Purchase your tickets at U of I Athletics website or the Ticket Office.


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. 


Phoenix Connection

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019

12:30-3 p.m.

Join fellow alumni, family and friends for the Greater Phoenix/Tucson Area Connection at McCormick Ranch Golf Club.

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In recent highlights, Mary Sue (Knopp) Brewer ’65 retired after 29 years with the textile, merchandising and interiors department of the University of Georgia. Read more.

Class Newsletters
  • Singer/actor Lisa Nehrer performed Tell Me What You Think Of Me: A Monodrama in Twenty-Six Letters, a humorous musical composition by Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo, in two concerts presented by the Iowa Composers Forum. The first was at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Walter House in Quasqueton on Oct. 6, and the second at Montauk Historic Site in Clermont on Oct. 7.
Welcome New Employees

Ligeia "Gigi" Miller started Oct. 8 as a custodian in Gulick Hall.


Amy Jo Caulkins started today, Oct. 15, as Administrative Specialist IV - Associate Provost's Office, replacing Pat Neustel, who is retiring Oct. 26.

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