Oct. 11, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Moulin Rouge!, executive produced by Illinois Wesleyan alumnus Bill Damaschke ’85, earned 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, at the 74th Annual Tony Awards ceremony on Sept. 26.
Building leaders who “engage the power of diverse perspectives” is central to the mission of the Multicultural Leadership Institute, now managed by Matt Drat ’84 and Samira Kassem ’21.
Titan Athletics
The men's golf team won the Wabash Invitational in a team playoff on Oct. 5.
Titans In The News
WGLT Radio
Illinois Wesleyan announced plans to build The Petrick Idea Center. More coverage from WHOI-TV, WEEK-TV, The Pantagraph, Cities 92.9 and ISU TV-10.
WGLT Radio
COVID-19 cases have dropped on Illinois Wesleyan’s campus, where 96% of students are vaccinated and nearly a month has passed since the last reported student coronavirus case.
(Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald
Artwork from John Rakow ’98 was featured in “Signals and Codes,” an installation included in the Terrain Biennial international public art festival.
APN News
Jessica Smith ’17 joined Peak Therapy & Sports Performance’s Pembroke (Mass.) clinic, where she will develop a specialized rehabilitation program for dancers.
Toni Tortorella ’21 shared lessons learned during her personal cancer journey, and the full-circle moment of becoming a registered nurse in the same operating room where she had been treated.
Odessa (Texas) American
Internationally acclaimed soprano Kirsten (Arnold) Chambers ’97 will perform "A Life Made in Music: The Love Story of Kirsten and Keith Chambers," conducted by her husband, at the Yucca Theatre in Midland, Texas.


  • Artwork by Instructional Professor and Gallery Director Carmen Lozar was featured in the fall 2021 edition of Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly. Titled "The Fabulist," the article is summarized: "Mining the expressive power of flameworking, Carmen Lozar renders poignant allegorical scenes that speak to contemporary concerns with the authority of timeless fables."
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