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Jan. 13, 2020

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

BeckyRoesner Named Associate Provost
Praised for her "gentle pragmatism" and honored for her teaching excellence, Rebecca Roesner, chair and professor of chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan, has been named associate provost.

JimPublisher, Editor to Speak at Founders' Day Convocation
Jim Kirk, the publisher and executive editor of Crain's Chicago Business, will present the keynote address titled "The Future of Journalism in the Fake News Era" at the Founders' Day Convocation on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Tera and TatumSeniors Wilson and Zsorey to Serve in Peace Corps
Tera Wilson '20 and Tatum Zsorey '20 love traveling and helping others. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan this May, they will follow their shared passion as members of the Peace Corps.

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Titan Athletics
  • A total of 67 Illinois Wesleyan student-athletes were chosen as recipients of College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Academic All-Conference honors from the 2019 fall season.
  • Today (Jan. 13) is the 50th anniversary of an IWU Basketball milestone. See more about it from IWU's Tate Archives & Special Collections.
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Titans In The News
Hoopeston (Ill.) Chronicle

Dr. Kristina Dakis '11 brings energy and enthusiasm for family medicine to her role at Gibson Area Hospital and the Paxton Clinic.

The Pantagraph

Longtime head baseball coach Dennis Martel earned the American Baseball Coaches Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.


The Pantagraph

Former Titan volleyball standout Tyler Brown '19 has joined IWU's volleyball coaching staff.

WGLT Radio

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Jessie Dixon-Montgomery spoke about Cuban celebrations of Christmas and Epiphany –  long banned under Communist rule –  at a local celebration.





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Alumni Events

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Titan Mixer - Arizona
Network with young alumni (graduates of the last 15 years)
Thursday, January 23  |  5 - 7 p.m.
The Harp Pub - Mesa, Arizona


Presidential Welcome Tour - Arizona
Sunday, January 26  |  12:30 - 3 p.m.
McCormick Ranch Golf Club - Scottsdale, Arizona



Jack Sikma Hall of Fame Celebration
Saturday, February 1, 2020  |  6 - 8 p.m. 
Hansen Student Center, Center Court


School of Theatre Arts (SoTA) Senior Showcase
Monday, February 3, 2020  |  6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Stage 773 - Chicago, Illinois 


IWU Council for Women Summit
Friday, February 21 - Saturday, February 22  | Time TBD
Illinois Wesleyan University - Bloomington


Co-Choir Pre-Tour
Saturday, February 29  |  7:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church - LaGrange, Illinois





Co-Choir Pre-Tour
Tuesday, March 3  |  7:30 p.m.
Asbury United Methodist - Kankakee, Illinois


Presidential Welcome Tour - Florida 
Sunday, March 8, 2020 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Stonebridge Country Club - Naples, Florida


Career Immersion Excursion Student and Alumni Networking Event
Tuesday, March 10  
AT&T Stadium - Arlington, Texas  |  4:30 - 6 p.m.
Texas Live! 
|  6 - 8:30 p.m.


Pride Alumni Community Student and Alumni Panel  
Thursday, March 26 |  8 - 10 p.m.
Illinois Wesleyan University - Memorial Center, Turfler Room 





Presidential Welcome Tour - Chicago 
Sunday, April 26, 2020 | 3 - 5 p.m.
The Metropolitan - Chicago

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In recent highlights, Karla Barry '69 successfully defended her dissertation and received her Ph.D. in Organizations, Learning, Performance and Change from Colorado State University. Read more.

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  • An essay by Issac Funk Endowed Professor of Religion Robert Erlewine, "Samuel Hirsch, Hegel, and the Legacy of Ethical Monotheism," has been published in the Harvard Theological Review.
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