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Sept. 9, 2019

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Jack Sikma '77 Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
Jack Sikma, who graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in 1977 and went on to be a seven-time NBA all-star, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 6.

Madeline Bollinger '20 Earns National Education Honor
Senior secondary education and mathematics major Madeline Bollinger '20 has been selected from a national pool of candidates to receive the Linda and Vincent McGrath Scholarship for undergraduate students of education from Kappa Delta Pi.

Oliver Oliver Lee Jackson '58 Featured at The National Gallery of Art
The work of distinguished painter, printmaker and sculptor Oliver Lee Jackson '58 is showcased at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., through Sept. 15.

Georgia Nugent Addresses Quest for Truth at President's Convocation
Interim President Georgia Nugent addressed the complexities of "Fact or Fiction" – the university's 2019-20 intellectual theme – during the President's Convocation on Sept. 4.

Seal Presidential Search Committee Named
The process of identifying the 20th president of Illinois Wesleyan University is moving forward with the naming of a 12-member search committee that includes members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and a student.

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Titan Athletics
  • Junior Rob Wuethrich tied for the individual title as the No. 1 Illinois Wesleyan men's golf team won the Tim Kopka Memorial Tournament at Randall Oaks Golf Club on Sept. 7. All six Titans finished in the top-20 as IWU won the tournament for third straight year.
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Titans In The News

Ryan Smith '06 has been appointed Vice President of Product and Engineering by Grabango, the leading provider of checkout-free shopping technology.

WGLT Radio

Illinois Wesleyan announced its 12-member presidential search committee. More coverage from WJBC.

The Pantagraph

Interim President Georgia Nugent encouraged students to search for truth in providing the keynote address at the annual President's Convocation.

Chicago Sun-Times

Jack Sikma '77  officially entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 6. Coverage included The Seattle Times, Washington Post (Associated Press) and The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph

Karen Bussone, the director of the Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan, wrote about opportunities in small business entrepreneurship for veterans.



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Alumni Events

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.


IWU Homecoming 
October 4 - 6
You can view the complete schedule and register for events.


Titan Mix and Learn – Northern California 
Saturday, November 2
3 - 6 p.m.

Join Illinois Wesleyan University alumni for a tour and hands-on activity at The Crucible in West Oakland, California.


Titan Mixer - St. Louis
Wednesday, November 13
5 - 8 p.m.

Join Illinois Wesleyan University alumni and friends and relive the nostalgia of your childhood at Up-Down Arcade Bar in St. Louis.

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In recent highlights, Dr. William Farrar '71 will become the permanent CEO of The Ohio State University Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, pending approval by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees.

Class Newsletters
  • J. E. House, Adjunct Professor and Scholar in Residence, is the Series Editor for Developments in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, a series of research volumes being published by Elsevier Science. The third volume in the series, Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Single Molecules, has been published with Professor Carey Johnson of the University of Kansas as the volume editor. 
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This newsletter is an electronic publication of Illinois Wesleyan University's Communications Office, edited by Ann Aubry, director of communications, in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Engagement. To submit items of interest, email


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