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Jan. 28, 2019

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Carl Teichman '80 Recognized as "Advocate of the Year" for Illinois Higher Ed
IWU Director of Government and Community Relations and Class of 1980 alumnus Carl Teichman was named "Federation 2018 Advocate of the Year" by the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities (FIICU).

logo School of Music Awarded Illinois Arts Council Grant
Illinois Wesleyan's School of Music earned a $14,700 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency to support the school's programs and music events on campus and in the Bloomington-Normal community.

Seal Illinois Wesleyan Announces Fall 2018 Dean's List
The Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year includes 729 students from 24 states and 17 countries.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan women's 4x100 freestyle relay team set a pool record swimming against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in a dual meet at Fort Natatorium on Saturday, Jan. 26.
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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.

Titans In The News
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Charlene Carruthers ’07 discussed “Social Justice and Gender” and MLK's legacy at Illinois Wesleyan’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Teach-In.


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Illinois Wesleyan hosted a three-day startup program for aspiring entrepreneurs, with a $3,000 prize awarded to the most compelling pitch.

WGLT Radio

In her new book, Colorblind Racism, Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Meghan Burke argues that disregarding race does not lead to racial equality.

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Traditions of the Lakota Medicine Wheel were presented at The Ames Library exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.”

Broadway World

The hit U.S. premiere of RADIO CULTURE, directed and translated by Amber Robinson '08, has been extended through March 3 at TUTA Theatre Chicago.

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George C. and Ella Beach Lewis Endowed Professor of Biology Given Harper discussed the increasing number of nesting eagles being seen in the area.

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Alumni Events

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.


Council for IWU Women Summit

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9

The Summit is open to council women, alumnae, faculty, staff and students.


Pride Summit 2019

Saturday, Feb. 9

2-6 p.m.

The Summit is open to students, alumni, faculty and staff.


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.   


Titans Roaring Soiree

Tuesday, Feb. 19

6-8 p.m.

Young alumni (graduates of the last decade) are invited to this exclusive one-of-a-kind event. It's sure to be the "cat's meow!" Space is limited; registration now open.


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.



Career Immersion Excursion: Chicago Alumni and Student Networking Event

Tuesday, March 12

6-8 p.m.

Save the date to meet our students in Chicago during the Career Immersion Excursion! Join us for a special Alumni and Student Networking Event. Registration opens early February.


Titan Connection - Florida

Sunday, March 24

3-5 p.m.

Our guest speaker will be Joey Kiper '22 and special guests President Eric and Elizabeth Jensen will be joining us. 

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In recent highlights, Julie Dunbar ’80 received the Zephyr Foundation’s Outstanding Industry Contributor Award. Read more.

Class Newsletters
  • Visiting Assistant Professor & Academic Success Coordinator Mark Halx authored an article titled, "Undergraduate Critical Thinking Development: Permitted, Prompted, or Pushed?" which will appear in the next issue of the Journal of General Education, Penn State Press, volume 66, issues 3-4.
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