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Campus Weekly

June 13, 2016 - Published biweekly in the summer months

Look for the next edition on June 27

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
consulate Philippine Consul General Welcomes Students Awarded Freeman Internships
Fourteen Illinois Wesleyan students heading to Asia this month were welcomed to meet with Philippine Consul General Generoso D.G. Calonge in Chicago.
Thomas Students Selected for Scholarships from Panhellenic Foundation
Thomas Bravos '17 and Christina Fitsalos '19 have been selected to receive competitive scholarships from the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation.
Tina Fleres ’16 Prepared for Rigors of Medical School
New graduate Tina Fleres is confident her time at Illinois Wesleyan has prepared her well as she enters the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine in San Antonio.
Kylie Stamm Joins Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Kylie Stamm has been named assistant director of diversity and inclusion at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Selena Greising Selected for Teaching Internship in Japan
Theatre arts major Selena Greising, class of 2016, is one of only two people selected for a post-graduate teaching internship at Technos College in Tokyo.
KaitlynAron, O'Brien Awarded Luis Leal Scholarships
Rachel Aron '16 and Kaitlyn O'Brien'19 will receive scholarships to carry out Hispanic Studies research off campus.
Molly May in Photos
From national championships to world traveling to immersing themselves in an earlier time, Illinois Wesleyan students made the most of May.
More News
Titan Athletics
  • TommyAfter leading his team to the NCAA Division III national outdoor championship, Illinois Wesleyan's Chris Schumacher was named as the Women's Coach of the Year for the third time by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

  • Illinois Wesleyan University finished No. 18 (of 323 ranked schools) in the 2015-16 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
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* See summer hours for The Ames Library, Shirk Center and campus dining. *
Saturday, June 18

1 p.m., Merwin & Wakeley Galleries – Opening Reception and Gallery Talk“Alpha and Omega,” a retrospective exhibit spanning the 45-year career of Urbana-based artist Glen C. Davies, will open with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m.

Davies will present a talk at 2 p.m. in the galleries.

Summer gallery hours are Friday through Monday, 12 noon to 3 p. m. 

Wednesday, June 22

2-3:30 p.m., Dugout, Memorial Center – Ice Cream Social – Hosted by the Recognition Committee for IWU faculty and staff.

Monday, June 27

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony – Illinois Wesleyan University and the Bloomington/Normal Neighbor-to-Neighbor Educational Activity Club will host the 25th Annual Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony honoring local minority honor-roll students from 5th grade through high school.

Summer Camps and Conferences

Summer camps and conferences season is in full swing! 

You might have noticed on June 7-12: The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Camp was in CNS, the Memorial Student Center, the Hansen Student Center, and enjoying our quad.

During the next two weeks Illinois Wesleyan is welcoming the following groups to campus:

  • June 12-18: SPLICE will be in CNS and the Ames Library.
  • June 12-18: Summer Music Composition will be in Presser Hall.
  • June 14-18: Shriners All-Star Football will be in Shirk and in the Memorial Student Center.
  • June 19-23: RART Math Conference will be using CNS and the Ames Library.
  • June 19-21: Midwest Linemen’s Camp will be using the Shirk Center.
  • June 21-24: The National Dance Alliance will be practicing in our Memorial Student Center.
  • June 20-30: Young Scholars Theatre Camp will be using Shaw Hall, the Hansen Student Center, and McPherson Theatre.
  • June 25-26: Titan Shootout will be using the Shirk Center.

More Events
Titans In The News
WGLT Radio
Sportswriter Dave Kindred '63, who was known by Muhammad Ali as "Louisville," shared memories of Ali's life. Also on WJBC Radio.
The Pantagraph
Students in April Schultz' May Term history class used role-playing to learn about the period they were studying, taking on the personas of labor activists and suffragists.
WGLT Radio
President Eric Jensen reflected on his first school year at Illinois Wesleyan, having found it's the wonderful place he thought it was.
Chicago Tribune
Susan Okuno-Jones '86 has been appointed Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Illinois Wesleyan students who will serve internships in various communities in the Philippines paid a courtesy call on Consul General Generoso D.G. Calonge.
Nashville Post
Heather Corum Powell '01 has been named chief executive officer of the Nashville-based Tennessee Kidney Foundation.
Chicago Tribune
James Bishopp '80 has been named Vice President of Information Technology at OSM Worldwide, a leading provider of domestic and international parcel delivery solutions.
WGLT Radio
Wesleyan political scientist Kathleen Montgomery sees similarities between presidential candidate Donald Trump's right wing populism and rhetoric used in such movements in Europe.
My Suburban Life
Robert Dieter '91, now a cardiologist, helped to re-establish a scholarship in honor of a former high school classmate.
(Alton, Ill.) AdVantage News
Shane Smith '13 is continuing his quest to forge a prosperous pro golf career, competing on various tours including the Asian Developmental Tour, the Gateway Tour and the Dakota Tour.
The Catholic Post
IWU Graphic Designer Paul McNamara was interviewed for the Post's "Meet a Reader" segment (page 8).
Pastelle Magazine
After walking from campus to discover Bloomington's Downtown, Lily Chang '18, an international business major, independently contacted the Downtown Bloomington Association office and created an internship proposal.
More Titans in the News
More Research & Creative Activity
Do You Bike to Work?

Over the next few weeks, Security will be collecting bikes around campus that they believe have been abandoned. If you find a tag hanging from your handlebars, visit and enter the info from your handlebar tag to let them know that your bike is still loved.

As long as you claim your bike before Monday, June 27, you should be all set! Bikes that are not claimed by then will be removed and held at the Security Office until at least Sept. 15 before being donated. You can read the complete abandoned bike policy on the website or contact Bike Committee Chair Michael Gorman '10 at or ext. 3262 if you have any questions or concerns. 

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Welcome New Employees

Kylie Stamm started June 1 as the Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, replacing Aric Faulkner.

Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, assistant director for electronic communications. To submit items of interest, email See an archive of past editions.
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