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Aug. 19, 2019

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Lydia Bertschi '05 Continues Cardiovascular Research through Nurse Educator Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Nursing Lydia Bertschi '05 is continuing to research cardiovascular disease in Haiti as the recipient of a 2019 Nurse Educator Fellowship.

Titans New Students Arrive for Orientation
This week we welcome the Class of 2023 to campus for Turning Titan Orientation, with a full schedule of activities through Sunday, Aug. 25. We're excited to bring these newest members into our phenomenal community of Titans!

Boryana Borisova '17 Serves as Library of Congress Junior Fellow
Boryana Borisova '17 experienced the integrated analog and digital collections and services of the world's largest, all-inclusive library while serving as a junior fellow with the Library of Congress this summer.

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Titan Athletics
  • The fall sports season gets underway with scrimmages for men's and women's soccer and volleyball this week.
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Professor of English Kathleen O'Gorman spent part of her summer interviewing children held at U.S. immigration facilities on behalf of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law.  

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Students returning to Illinois Wesleyan's campus will notice facility improvements made over the summer months.

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Illinois Wesleyan football players returned to campus and a renovated football locker room.

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Tips for small business hiring were included in a column by Karen Bussone, director of the Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan.

The Pantagraph

Construction of the 26th Habitat Collegiate House, a joint project between Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan students, began this month.  

WXEF Radio, Effingham

Grant Wolfe '21, along with his Illinois Wesleyan basketball teammates, took a 10-day trip to Italy that included a series of exhibition games.

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Alumni Events

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, Frankie Faison '71 stars as Ron in the NBCUniversal drama "The Village," which premiered March 19 in prime time. Faison is a veteran actor of stage and screen, with over 100 credits to his name.

Class Newsletters
  • The SPIE Optics + Photonics meeting is the largest international, multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology meeting in North America,consisting of 70 independent conferences along with a significant trade show. Once again, IWU B. Charles & Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor Gabriel Spalding chaired the largest of these conferences, which highlighted Nobel Prize winning work, including a special session recognizing Nobel Prize winner and SPIE Fellow Arthur Ashkin. Spalding has served for 16 years on the Optics + Photonics Technical Organizing Committee for Nanoscience + Engineering.
In Sympathy
Emeritus trustee John Stutzman '54 died on Aug. 9 at age 91. With his wife Erma, who survives, he established the Peace Fellows Program at Illinois Wesleyan. Read an obituary.
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