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Aug. 12, 2019

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Campus News

campus Princeton Review Recognizes Illinois Wesleyan Among Nation's Best
Illinois Wesleyan is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn a college degree, according to The Princeton Review's 2020 college guide, The Best 385 Colleges.

Bill The Prom – Produced by Damaschke '85 – Headed To Netflix
Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical The Prom, produced by Bill Damaschke '85, will be headed from the stage to the screen in 2020 – your Netflix screen, to be exact.

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Titan Athletics
TitanIllinois Wesleyan student-athletes have been honored recently for academic achievements:
  • The Illinois Wesleyan women's lacrosse team and two student-athletes have been recognized on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) 2019 Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Squads and Academic Honor Rolls.
  • The Illinois Wesleyan men's and women's track teams along with six individual women were honored as 2019 All-Academic Track & Field Teams & Individuals, announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) 
  • The men's basketball team was among those receiving Team Academic Excellence Awards for academic achievement by The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
  • Five individual men's basketball players were named to the 2018-19 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, recognizing collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
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Titans In The News

Illinois Wesleyan served as co-host to the annual St. Jude Telethon, which raised nearly $11 million for the children's research hospital.

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Bloomington residents can weigh in on the development of property jointly owned by the city of Bloomington and Illinois Wesleyan, adjacent to the city-owned former Mennonite Hospital and Electrolux site.

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Professor Irving Epstein has published a new book, Affect Theory and Comparative Education Discourse: Essays on Fear and Loathing in Response to Global Educational Policy and Practice.

The Pantagraph
A change to plans for a bike lane along Route 9 will reduce the number of impacted street parking spaces near Illinois Wesleyan. More coverage from WGLT Radio.




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Alumni Events

Titan Day at the Races 
Saturday, August 17

12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Join fellow alumni and friends for a fun day at the races at the Arlington International Racecourse! Enjoy lunch, drinks, and a great view from the Canopy Finish Line as you connect with fellow Titans and cheer on your favorite horse.

Indiana Mixer 
Tuesday, August 29

5-7 p.m.
Connect with alumni and friends at Blind Owl Brewery for happy hour. Appetizers will be provided.


24th Annual Titan Alumni and Friends Golf Outing  
Monday, September 9

Noon start; 5 p.m. dinner
Join us for the 24th Annual Titan Alumni Golf Outing at the Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, Illinois.

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In recent highlights, Marybeth (Mathison) Timmermann '93 is assistant editor of Diary of a Philosophy Student, Volume 2, 1928-29 by Simone de Beauvoir. Published in June 2019 by the University of Illinois Press, this volume is the latest in the Beauvoir Series, a 7-volume collection of the writings of Simone de Beauvoir. Timmermann has been involved as contributing translator or editor for 6 of the 7 volumes.

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