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November 2012


Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 27-30: Traveling Exhibit Explores Afghanistan
The traveling mural exhibit, "Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan," will be on display in the Hansen Student Center.

Lincoln Scholar Eager for Spielberg's Movie

Lincoln Scholar Anticipates Spielberg's Movie
In the midst of the buzz for the biopic Lincoln, Wesleyan's Robert C. Bray discussed the portrayal of man or myth.

Illinois Wesleyan Among Kiplinger's Best Values

IWU Among Kiplinger's Best Values
Illinois Wesleyan moved up to 54th in this year's Kiplinger's Personal Finance listing of the nation's best values among private liberal arts colleges, a listing that measures both academic quality and affordability.

Tommy the Titan

Frontier Titan Tip-Off Tournament
The women's basketball team will host a tournament at the Shirk Center on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25. IWU's Saturday game (at either 1 or 3 p.m. for the consolation or championship) will be live streamed.

bullet See our Campus Calendar for more upcoming events.

bullet Jent's Play Opens to Rave Reviews in New York

bullet Tillman's Self-Designed Major Leads to Prestigious Internship

bullet Students Spend Summer as Museum Interns

bullet Iannucci Named Men's Lacrosse Coach


Honors Convocation

Campus Scenes

IWU Magazine

Gabe Spalding

Construction Webcam

Sounds &




Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $104.3 million

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Titans In The News

With the biopic Lincoln hitting theatres on the heels of the presidential election, an OutFront segment described "Abe's Lessons for Obama," suggested by R. Forrest Colwell Professor of American Literature Robert C. Bray.

Bray later gave his take on Spielberg's Lincoln to WMBD TV and The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph
For the sixth year in a row, Illinois Wesleyan made Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of top 100 "best values" among private liberal arts colleges.

New York Observer
The Off Broadway play Falling, written by Deanna Jent '84, received a radiant review. Also in the New York Post and Daily News.

WJBC Radio
Political science students surveyed Bloomington residents in advance of the election, and found the population split almost evenly among those identifying as Republican, Democratic or independent.

The New York Times
Hispanic Studies faculty member Arturo García Osorio described the Day of the Dead rituals practiced in Mexico.

The Pearland (Texas) Journal
Kent Sollenberger '75 was selected as the juror for a Pearland Arts League juried art exhibition.

Liberal arts graduates earn well above the median income, excel in their careers and find great satisfaction in them.


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