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March 8, 2021

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Argus staffThe Argus Wins Illinois College Press Association Awards
Illinois Wesleyan's student-run newspaper, The Argus, earned 12 awards from the Illinois College Press Association, the paper's most wins in nearly two decades.

MonicaHall '90 Earns Illinois Nurse Educator Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Nursing Monica Hall '90 has been named a Nurse Educator Fellow by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, supporting her research on type 2 diabetes in the African American community.

12monthsin6words#12MonthsIn6Words Project Commemorates Anniversary of COVID-19 in McLean County
The IWU Action Research Center has partnered with various community organizations to develop #12MonthsIn6Words, a project to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.

BuckFaculty Promotions and Tenure Announced
Illinois Wesleyan's Board of Trustees recently approved recommendations for faculty tenure and promotions.

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Titan Athletics
  • The women's basketball team advanced to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Tournament Championship with a win at North Park University on March 6.
  • The men's basketball team defeated North Park University in the CCIW Quarterfinals and will host Elmhurst University in the Semifinals at the Shirk Center on Tuesday, March 9.
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Titans In The News

USA Today

Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw discussed the debate over expansions to the Affordable Care Act as part of the COVID-19 relief bill.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald

Charlotte Coats '17 has joined the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, where she will assist the clinic's domestic violence practice.

The Pantagraph

Sports writer and author Dave Kindred '63 will be featured in a segment on 60 Minutes, likely airing later this month.

WGLT Radio

Action Research Center Director Deborah Halperin discussed #12MonthsIn6Words, the collaborative community project to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the pandemic. Also from WJBC Radio.





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In recent highlights, Bret Swango '12 was awarded the Innovation Award in the Americas by his employer, Colliers, an international commercial real estate advisory firm. As the head of workforce analytics, Bret and his team are leveraging machine learning and the latest agile technology to transform data into insight and give tenants, investors, developers and landlords a competitive advantage in the location selection process.

Class Newsletters

Council for IWU Women Virtual Dialogue
Friday, March 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST
Special guest: President Georgia Nugent

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council for Women will be holding a Virtual Dialogue in lieu of the annual Summit. Join us for a discussion around positivity, empathy, equality, and words of hope.


Alumnae Leah Merrifield '78, Marsha Guenzler-Stevens '78, and Kathleen Rice '83 will lead our conversations through these relevant topics, moderated by Tara Snow '01. During this time, student recipients of the Council for Women (CFW) scholarships will also be announced.




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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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