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Feb. 8, 2021

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bookNew Faculty Book Tackles the Past and Present of American Healthcare
Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw takes on the behemoth question of how to pay for healthcare in the United States in a new book: Medicare and Medicaid: A Reference Handbook.

NexSTEMNexSTEM Scholars Present Research Virtually
STEM research continues amid the ongoing pandemic, as student researchers presented findings from their semester-long projects at the virtual 2020-21 Fall NexSTEM Research Symposium.

SapientiaThis Week's Hot Topics
Illinois Wesleyan faculty offer expertise on newsworthy topics. This week:

Faculty with expertise to share on timely subjects are welcome to contact John Twork, assistant director of communications, at

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In an opinion column, President S. Georgia Nugent suggests that the disruption of traditional college admissions due to the pandemic presents an opportunity for fresh thinking about the benefits of higher education.


WGLT Radio

Kathleen Nguyen '23 is among students working on a local urban ecology project that is part of the NexSTEM collaboration between IWU, ISU and Heartland.


Sydnie Wells '20 has a budding career in the outdoor sports TV industry, with regular appearances on programs on the Sportsman Channel and Outdoor Channel.

The Pantagraph

Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies and Chair of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Carolyn Nadeau will give a virtual presentation highlighting Mexican-American food and immigrant experiences in McLean County.

Sheridan Road

Dr. Michael A. Howard '93 was among "North Shore premier doctors" celebrated for serving communities on the front lines during the ongoing pandemic.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sey Ahn, Director of the IWU Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, was chosen as conductor of the Missouri All-State Orchestra and will provide a virtual session for the students, who will not meet to rehearse or perform this year due to the pandemic.

The Pantagraph

An American Legion remembrance of the "Four Chaplains," which included George Fox '32, was held at the McLean County Museum of History. 

WGLT Radio

Dave Kindred '63 spoke about lessons learned in his memoir, Leave Out The Tragic Parts: A Grandfather's Search for a Boy Lost to Addiction.



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In recent highlights, Marshall B Garrett '09 has a podcast: Now entering its second season, The Horned Moon Presents is a serialized Shakespeare play wrapped in a scripted Prairie Home Companion- style talk show. Marshall directs, co-hosts, and produces the podcast, which has also featured Russell Matthews '09. Read more.

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Nominate Deserving Titans


Nominations for the 2021 Alumni Awards are now open!


Every year, Illinois Wesleyan University recognizes the outstanding achievements of our alumni with the announcement of the Alumni Awards. Winners of the Distinguished Alumni Award, Robert M. Montgomery Outstanding Young Alumni Award, and Loyalty Award will be celebrated during Homecoming Weekend (Oct. 1-3, 2021) at the Best of Illinois Wesleyan Awards Ceremony.


We need your help compiling a list of alumni candidates. Please nominate before March 1, 2021. Learn more.


Council for IWU Women Summit

The 2021 Summit will be held virtually on March 12. More details to come.



Titan Talks: Webinar Series

features IWU alumni who are leaders in their field, faculty with insight on their research, and staff with updates on their respective areas. The Titan Talks: Webinar Series is a lifelong learning and engagement opportunity for the Illinois Wesleyan Community.


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