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August 2012

Headlines & Happenings


Join us for Homecoming Oct. 12-14
We're "Broadcasting Titan Pride" at this year's Homecoming, with Family Fun on the Quad, great music, great laughs, Titan football vs. Carthage, and much more!

Advice to New Students: 'Embrace Challenge and Change'

Advice to New Students: 'Embrace Challenge and Change'
Alumni and current students connecting on social media shared their advice for the class of 2016, who arrive Aug. 21 for Turning Titan: New Student Orientation.

Kent '13 a Semi-Finalist for College Entrepreneur of the Year

Kent '13 a Semi-Finalist for College Entrepreneur of the Year
Logan Kent '13 was selected among the top 10 semi-finalists in Entrepreneur Magazine's college entrepreneur contest.

Team Haiti

Hoops for Haiti collects basketballs, athletic shoes and funds in an effort to "bring a message of Hope and Love through Basketball" -- a mission for which Mark '95 and Sarah Aubry moved their family to Haiti.

bullet See our new Campus Calendar for upcoming events.

bullet Fetcho '79 Photographs London Olympics

bullet Munro Explores Promise, Pitfalls of Agricultural Biotechnology

bullet Wesleyan Celebrates the Liberal Arts Advantage

Tommy Titan

Honors Convocation

Campus Scenes

IWU Magazine

Gabe Spalding


Sounds &

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Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $98 million

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Titans In The News

Dreamworks Chief Creative Officer Bill Damashcke '85 describes what it takes to make a successful film and keep sequels and spin-offs fresh.

The Pantagraph
The first Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists at Illinois Wesleyan are pursuing projects as different as the students themselves.

Bain & Company
Illinois Wesleyan is among the top 20 percent of U.S. colleges and universities rated as financially sound.

The State Journal-Register
Former Miss Illinois Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky '10 is now in her second year at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Broadway World
Dawn Upshaw '82 is among five "superb artists" to be honored with the 2012 Opera News Awards for invaluable contributions to the art form.

The Pantagraph
"Good Samaritan" Eliazar Mendiola '98 buys school backpacks filled with supplies for local children.

WJBC Radio
This year's Habitat House to be built by the Illinois State-Illinois Wesleyan chapter will be a LEED home (meeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards).

The Pantagraph
IWU Swim Coach Teresa Fish launched a new swim club for ages 7-19, dubbed the Funky Fish Swim Club.

(Northwest Indiana) Times
Artwork by Renee McGinnis '84 is part of an exhibition, "So Real."

Geneseo Republic
Southwest Elementary School teacher Ariana Wilkey '11 has taken on the role of coaching the Maplettes dance squad.

WJBC Radio
Chris Bisaillon '93 said his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame was flattering and humbling. Also reported by The Pantagraph.

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