Oct. 4, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
The Petrick Idea Center, a new 50,000 square-foot facility on Illinois Wesleyan’s campus, will serve as a nerve center for interdisciplinary innovation, collaboration and creativity, announced at the President’s Homecoming Reception Friday evening.
Titans celebrated Homecoming weekend with a mix of in-person and virtual events. Streaming and virtual events will be viewable on-demand.
Titan Athletics
The Illinois Wesleyan football team blasted Elmhurst University 52-3 on Homecoming at Tucci Stadium.


The women's golf team finished runner-up at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Women's Golf Championship. Four Titans earned All-CCIW honors with top-10 finishes.
Titans In The News
As Illinois Wesleyan celebrated Homecoming weekend, Tim Keith '81 said the event gives alumni the opportunity to feel a part of the university, years after graduating.
The Pantagraph
New IWU Chaplain Walt Wiltschek aims to encourage and equip students for their personal faith journeys.
Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary grappled with tough questions in the ethical consumption of true crime.
The Roanoke (Virginia) Times
Assistant Professor of Accounting Michael McLaughlin co-authored an op-ed titled: "The cost of childhood poverty is high for us all."
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan opened its Center for Engaged Learning, which brings together academic support services and experiential learning.
The Pantagraph
Lindsay Caltagirone ’00 is vice president of Dry Goods stores, which is opening a location at The Shoppes at College Hills in Normal this fall.
Emeritus professor Mike Seeborg offered insight into the local job market and trends.
The (Joliet) Times Weekly
Juan Salgado ’91 was appointed by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker to the Future of Work Task Force.
Real estate attorney Amber Munday ’01 joined law firm Polsinelli as a shareholder in the firm’s Chicago office.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Jessica (Hinterlong) Schaeffer ’11 was recognized among "Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Executives in Marketing."
The Pantagraph
Christopher Stucky ’91 was a contestant on "Jeopardy!" on Sept. 22, finishing as the episode’s runner-up to record-setting contestant Matt Amodio.
  • Artwork by Oliver Lee Jackson ’58 is currently presented in a solo exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum. The free exhibition will run through Feb. 20, 2022. It features work spanning five decades of Oliver’s career. A 120-page catalog, featuring work from this exhibition and a 2019 exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is forthcoming.


  • On display in the Merwin Gallery at the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building through Dec. 3 – Art Exhibit: Boundaries – 16 local artists visually respond to interviews of children who were held at U.S. immigration facilities. Local artists include alumni Spencer Sauter '70 and Dustin Springer '13, along with IWU faculty Associate Professor of Art Connie Estep, Adjunct Assistant Professor Claire Hedden, Interim Director of the School of Art and Associate Professor of Art Julie Johnson, Assistant Professor of Art Joshua Lowe and Emeritus Professor of Art Kevin Strandberg. 


  • President of Carle BroMenn Medical Center and Carle Eureka Hospital Colleen Kannaday, who is an Illinois Wesleyan University trustee, received the Athena Leadership Award at the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Leaders of Distinction Award Ceremony, where Illinois Wesleyan staff members Kate Browne and John Twork also were recognized among "20 Under 40" honorees.
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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