May 24, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Published biweekly during the summer
Campus News
The first-ever Youth Esports and Leadership Camp, hosted by the Illinois Wesleyan Esports Program, will take place during two summer sessions, June 7-11 and July 12-16.
The 19th annual Illinois Chamber Music Festival for junior high, high school and college-aged string, piano, woodwind and harp players will take place July 11-25, with in-person and virtual sessions available.
Children from pre-K to fifth grade have the opportunity to learn French and Spanish language and culture this summer through the Language School for Kids.
Titan Athletics
  • A historic season for the Illinois Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team wrapped in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament, with a loss to No. 2 Salisbury University on May 22.


  • Six Titans will represent the Illinois Wesleyan University track and field programs at the 2021 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Greensboro, N.C., May 27-29.


  • Keri Sanchez was named IWU's new Head Women's Soccer Coach.


Titans In The News
USA Today - Golfweek
The Illinois Wesleyan men’s golf team successfully defended its national title, winning back-to-back NCAA Championships. More coverage from The Pantagraph.
Insurance Business
Jenise Klein '06 has been promoted at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty to the role of North America regional head of property.
Green Africa Airways, a startup airline founded by Babawande Afolabi ’10, has taken delivery of its second airplane.
The Arizona Republic
Torri “T.J.” Newman ’06 used her experience as a flight attendant as inspiration for a novel that helped her secure seven-figure book and movie deals.
WGLT Radio
Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw offered insight into the McLean County Board’s redistricting aims and process.
(Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald
Gary Johnson ’75 penned a memoir detailing his legal career, Luck is a Talent: The True Story of a Trial Lawyer's Experience Defending an Innocent Man Charged with Murder.
WGLT Radio
Bloomington business attorney Danielle (Blomarz) Kays '01 offered legal perspective on employers’ ability to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Pantagraph
IWU President Georgia Nugent applauded the naming of Terri Goss Kinzy as Illinois State University’s first female president.
WGLT Radio
Retired professor Michael Seeborg discussed the economic impact of declining birth rates during the pandemic.
We are looking forward to welcoming our alumni, parents, and friends back to campus for an in-person celebration this fall – it is our full intention to once again provide the traditional Homecoming experience. We will follow any COVID-19 protocols recommended at that time by state health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control to ensure the health and safety of our campus community and the greater Bloomington-Normal area.
Learn more about Homecomingreunions, and planning your stay.
Looking for a way to connect with fellow Titans? Join a Regional Alumni Chapter in your area! Alumni, parents, and friends alike can join these volunteer-led Chapters to find, network, and socialize with other Titans. Learn more and find a Regional Alumni Chapter near you.
Our latest Titan Talk, An Evening with Bill Damaschke '85, is available for viewing on demand. The webinar was hosted and moderated by Hannah Dhue ’15, TV Mastering Manager at Walt Disney Studios, and presented by the Office of Alumni Engagement in partnership with the IWU Pride Alumni Community and School of Theatre Arts.
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, Jason Chambers '93 was sworn in as a Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, covering Ford, Livingston, Logan, McLean and Woodford Counties. Read more.
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.
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