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Feb. 22, 2021

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

CABCampus Activities Board Recognized for Outstanding Programming
The Campus Activities Board (CAB), a student-led organization committed to creating a vibrant campus life at IWU, won the Programming Organization of the Year Award for the Mid-America Region from the National Association of Campus Activities.

BillThe Prom, Produced by Damaschke '85, Nominated for Golden Globe
Netflix's The Prom, produced by Bill Damaschke '85, is nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Winners will be announced at the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28.

SealIllinois Wesleyan Announces Fall Dean's List
Illinois Wesleyan's Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year consisted of 771 students from 28 states and 15 countries.

SapientiaThis Week's Hot Topics
Illinois Wesleyan faculty and staff offer expertise on timely 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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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan softball team opened its season with a pair of wins over Illinois College on Feb. 18 at the Louisville Slugger Sports Dome in Peoria.

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Titans In The News

Rockford Register Star

Caitlin (Ludwig) Pusateri '08 was named executive vice president of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.


WGLT Radio

Associate Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong explained how presidential dogs may reduce stress levels in the White House.

Rockford Register Star

Eldridge "Skip" Gilbert, Jr. '67 is a candidate for Rockford's 5th Ward alderman seat.

(Norfolk, Va.) Daily Press

Frankie Faison '71 discussed his distinguished, decades-long career in theater, film and television.



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Class Newsletter Highlight

Keep up with the latest news and photos from your classmates! When you visit your Class Newsletter, you can subscribe via email by submitting your address under "subscribe to my posts."

In recent highlights, Dr. Leonidas A. Johnson '81 has written a book, Phenomenal Vision: Eyesight to Life Sight, also reviewed on The Magic Pen.

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Nominate Deserving Titans


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 next Monday, March 1. 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.

View past Webinar recordings

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This newsletter is an electronic publication of Illinois Wesleyan University's Communications Office, edited by Ann Aubry, director of communications, in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Engagement. To submit items of interest, email


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