April 5, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
All In for Wesleyan is Thursday, April 8, 2021, and the challenge is on to make it another million dollar day. Titans everywhere are invited to show their IWU pride through a day of giving.
Evaluating factors that contribute to economic volatility in low and middle income countries, Thao "Jenny" Le '21 hopes to influence the focus of current literature surrounding growth of developing countries.
Music education major Lindsay Ring '21 is a finalist in a new international competition for musicians of all ages, after winning first place in the Young Adult category for Wind and Brass at the semifinal competition.
Titan Athletics
Men's Volleyball finished its inaugural season with a win over Millikin University at the Shirk Center
Women's Golf won the Carthage Spring Invitational, with four Titans finishing in the top-10 individually
Softball swept North Park with a breakout offensive performance
Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Monica (Cheek) Hall ’90 was one of three local nursing professors to earn a $10,000 Nurse Educator Fellowship awarded by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
The Athletic
Longtime Kansas City Royals broadcaster Denny Matthews ’66 returned to the broadcast booth after a year of calling games remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Subscription required)
The Pantagraph
Writing for a special section marking a year of the pandemic, President S. Georgia Nugent celebrated Illinois Wesleyan's resilience against many challenges.
The (Mattoon) Journal Gazette & Times-Courier
Dr. William Havlik ’76 retired from Hastings & Havlik Family Dentistry on April 1, after more than 41 years of service.
Pontiac Daily Leader
William Dwyer ’08 joined current and former members of the IWU Collegiate Choir to support the St. Joseph Church of Chenoa and St. Mary Church of Lexington at a joint Easter Vigil Mass.
Chicago Tribune
Sarah (Brown) Smith ’04 was named associate principal for curriculum and instruction at Andrew High School in Tinley Park.
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In recent highlights, Dr. Shuting “Susan” Zhong ’11 is the creator and co-producer of LIMITLESS, a docu series highlighting inspiring stories from women plastic surgeons who have broken the glass ceiling and risen to prominence within their field. Each woman tells her own story of resilience and fortitude, with invaluable advice for future women leaders in plastic surgery. Dr. Zhong is a plastic surgery resident at the University of North Carolina.
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