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Jan. 27, 2020

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Campus News

NickiLewis '20 Earns Grant for McLean County YWCA
For her final project in Illinois Wesleyan's grant writing seminar, Nicki Lewis received more than a grade. The senior sociology major's proposal earned a $1,645 grant from Youth Engaged in Philanthropy for the YWCA of McLean County.

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Titan Athletics
  • A combination of 18 event wins, including a new school record by senior Amber Gauthier, fueled the men's and women's swimming and diving teams to surpass Millikin and North Central on seniors' night, Friday, Jan. 24.
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Titans In The News

The nationally ranked Illinois Wesleyan esports team joined competitors from around the country at the Sixty Six Games Expo at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.


Illinois Wesleyan's "Big Show" on Feb. 22 will feature the All-American Rejects, with opening act Jej Vinson.



Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary offered insight into public interest in true crime.


Kenny Tran '17 took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story at the new musical Maybe Happy Ending at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, where he is making his debut as Oliver.

The Vidette

Professor of English Kathleen O'Gorman presented a talk, "Children in Cages: Speaking of the Unspeakable," at Illinois State University.

The Pantagraph

Director of the Small Business Development Center Karen Bussone discussed the transition from pastime to business in her column. 

The Pantagraph

Emil Ludy '61 and his lifelong love of hockey were featured in Randy Kindred's weekly column.





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Alumni Events

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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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