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Jan. 14, 2019

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Naomi Expert on Climate Change, Scientific Consensus to Speak on Founders' Day

An internationally renowned geologist, science historian and author, Dr. Naomi Oreskes will present the keynote address, "Why Should We Trust Science?" at the University's annual Founders' Day Convocation.

Skyhawk Student Writers Inspired by Stories of Local Veterans
To craft a work of fiction requires an in-depth understanding of others' realities, as Illinois Wesleyan students learned during a unique partnership with local veterans.

Abroad Gilman Scholarship Supports Study Abroad Opportunities

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has awarded a study abroad scholarship to nursing major Ely Cortez '21 to study in Spain.

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The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali, a debut novel by Sabina Khan ’97, has appeared on several lists of anticipated reads, including Seventeen Magazine's best young adult reads of the year.

(Chicago) Beverly Review

Steven Messina ’03 has been named the executive director of advancement at Chicago’s Marist High School.

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Author and science historian Naomi Oreskes will discuss why science should be trusted at Illinois Wesleyan’s Founders' Day Convocation.

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A drum ceremony marked the opening of The Ames Library’s exhibit “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.”

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Illinois Wesleyan's Esports team competed in SixtySix Games, the biggest Esports event in Bloomington-Normal’s history, held over the weekend at Grossinger Motors Arena. More coverage from WGLT.

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A group of Thomas Metcalf School alumni, including Stew Salowitz ’76, gathered for an impromptu 50-year reunion as former Division I basketball coach Jim Crews returned to Metcalf Friday. 

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Alumni Events

Titan Young Alumni Connection - Arizona

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

5-7 p.m.

Join fellow alumni, family and friends at the Titan Young Alumni Connection - Arizona!


Titan Connection - Arizona

Sunday, Jan. 27

12:30-3 p.m.

Join fellow alumni, family and friends at the Titan Connection - Arizona! Our featured speaker will be Professor Carolyn Nadeau, and special guests President Eric Jensen and Elizabeth Jensen will be in attendance.


School of Theatre Arts Class of 2019 Senior Showcase

Monday, Feb. 4

Registration is now open for the School of Theatre Arts Class of 2019 Senior Showcase.


Titan Connection - Florida

Sunday, March 24

Join fellow alumni, family and friends at the Titan Connection - Florida hosted by Cathy Carswell '65 at the Audubon Country Club in Naples. Special guests President Eric Jensen and Elizabeth Jensen will be in attendance. Guest speaker to be announced soon. Registration opening soon.


Council for IWU Women Summit

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9

Save the Date for the Council for IWU Women 2019 Summit. The Summit is open to council women, alumnae, faculty, staff and students.


Pride Summit 2019

Saturday, Feb. 9

2-6 p.m.

Save the Date for the Pride Summit 2019. The Summit is open to students, alumni, faculty and staff. Registration opening soon.


Secret Swanky Soiree...

Tuesday, Feb. 19

6-8 p.m.

Young Alumni: Save the date for a Secret Swanky Soiree...[password required]. Details coming soon. It's sure to be the "cat's meow!"


Milwaukee Pre-Game Social

Saturday, Feb. 16

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Join fellow alumni for a pre-game social at Cafe Bavaria before the Titans take on the Pioneers at Carroll University. The women's game starts at 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at 4 p.m.   


Collegiate Choir Tour 2019

March 2 to March 19

Don't miss the Collegiate Choir on their Spring Tour! Listen to them at various stops including Springfield, Kankakee, Darien and Bloomington, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Skaneateles, New York; State College, Pennsylvania; Toledo, Ohio and Canada.

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In recent highlights, Megan Thoma '05 has been named the top inspiring teacher in Rhode Island, recipient of the National University System-Sanford Teacher Award.

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Nominate Deserving Titans
The IWU Alumni Association Nominating Committee needs your help compiling a list of alumni candidates for the Distinguished Alumnus/na Award, Robert M. Montgomery Outstanding Young Alumnus/na Award, and Loyalty Award. Tell us about a Titan who has made a difference and deserves recognition. Please nominate before March 1, 2019. Winners will be honored at Homecoming 2019.
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