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Sept. 23, 2019

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Wah Chook '22 Honored for Community Service and Leadership

Nursing major Wah Chook '22 is the recipient of a Why I See You (YICU) Service Award, presented by For a Better Tomorrow, in recognition of her community service and leadership in McLean County.

Munib Mafazy '02 to Receive Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award
Munib Said Mafazy '02 will be honored with the Illinois Wesleyan School of Nursing's 2019 "Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Nursing" during Homecoming festivities.

Mike Faculty Book Analyzes 'Negative Capability'
The phenomenon of "negative capability" is examined in a new book edited by Professor of English and University Writing Program Director Michael Theune.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan women's soccer team defeated the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Sept. 22, en route to its third straight victory.
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Titans In The News
(Champaign, Ill.) News-Gazette

IWU Archivist & Special Collections Librarian and Associate Professor Meg Miner, who served during the Persian Gulf War as a U.S. Air Force mechanic, was featured in The News-Gazette's "Those Who Served" series.


Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Greg King offered insight on how Illinois Wesleyan and other schools are meeting enrollment challenges.

The Pantagraph

Ed Rust Jr. '72, Erin Anderson '07 and Jean (Sullivan) Baird '80 will be recipients of Illinois Wesleyan alumni awards, presented Oct. 4 as part of Homecoming festivities.


Jordan Baker '21 announced his intent to run for a seat on the McLean County Board, currently held by IWU Assistant Vice President for Advancement Carlo Robustelli, who announced he would not seek reelection. More coverage from WJBC-RadioThe Pantagraph and WGLT Radio.

The Pantagraph

50-year-old time capsule located at the Mark Evans Observatory will be opened at IWU's 2019 Homecoming.

The Pantagraph

A campus gateway outside of Presser Hall will be named in honor of Carol (Pedigo) Phoenix '67 and her family at Homecoming.

The Pantagraph

Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Hanna Mesouani is among "20 Under 40" honorees, recognizing young professionals who excel in their career, are passionate about their community and are making a mark in Central Illinois.

Madison-St. Clair Record

Carlina Tapia-Ruano '77 was among those named to a Northern District screening committee by Illinois senators, to help evaluate candidates for Federal District Court Judge.



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Alumni Events

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, Edie (Hook) Yakutis '84 retired after twenty-three years from the Microsoft Corporation in 2018. She is in her second year (of five) as a rabbinic student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Read more.

Class Newsletters
  • Scientific & Academic Publishing (SAP) has published an article, Student Character Development: Relationships, Resources, and Considerations, by Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning and Evaluation Michael Thompson and Ben and Susan Rhodes Professor of Peace and Social Justice, Chair of Educational Studies, and Director of the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice Irv Epstein.
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