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Oct. 21 2019

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

KathleenEnglish Professor's Mission to Document, Improve Lives of Incarcerated Migrant Children Profiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education
Professor of English Kathleen O'Gorman worked along with a team of lawyers and interpreters interviewing migrant children in government custody to document the conditions of their detention.

esportsEsports Program Adds Four Teams for 2020-21

Illinois Wesleyan's nationally recognized esports program is adding four teams for the 2020-21 academic year: Hearthstone, Overwatch, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. The expansion will increase Illinois Wesleyan's esports program to six teams, including League of Legends and Fortnite.

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Titan Athletics
  • After the men's golf team wrapped up the fall portion of its schedule with its fourth tournament win of the year at the Golfweek NCAA Division III Fall Preview, the Titans moved back into the number one spot in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll.
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Titans In The News

Bryonha Parham '07 performed in the ensemble of The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!, filmed for TV in front of a live theater audience.


Professor Kathleen O'Gorman shared her experience as a caseworker for the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, working with children in detention facilities at the U.S. Border.

The Pantagraph

A plaque recognizing the late Thelma Breen '27 for her years of service was dedicated at Bloomington Public Library.


Photos, articles and artifacts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s two visits to Illinois Wesleyan are preserved in The Ames Library.





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Alumni 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 Connection - Chicago Region

Wednesday, November 6

6 - 8 p.m.

Emmett's Brewing Company - Downers Grove

"Decoding Dogs and Entertaining Elephants" – Have you ever wondered what dogs are thinking? Or, why animals act the way they do in general? Associate Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong will share her research from the IWU Dog Scientists Lab, where she and IWU students study, hypothesize, and explore animal behavior. You'll want to hear their discoveries!


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.


Save the Date: Titan Connection - Arizona

Sunday, January 26, 2020

12:30 - 3 p.m.

McCormick Ranch Golf Club - Scottsdale, Arizona

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In recent highlights, the Chicago Composers Orchestra will premiere a piece for soprano and full orchestra, written by composer Eric Malmquist '07, with Ariana Strahl '07 as the featured soloist, on Oct. 26. The Chicago Composers Orchestra was founded by Brian Baxter '07, now executive director of the Quad Cities Symphony, and is celebrating its 10th season.

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