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Campus Weekly

April 24, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
Lizzy and KyliAlum's Advice Helps Student Land Dream Internship in D.C.
When environmental studies major Lizzy Hawk '17 contacted Kyli Wagner '14 for some career advice, their connection lead to her dream internship with Wagner as her supervisor.
KyleStudent Wins Grant to Support Nonprofit
Nursing student Kyle Serafico '17 won a $500 mini-grant to help patients at a local clinic, many of whom are Spanish-speaking, stick with their medication regimens.
ArtworkStudent Artwork Honored at Juried Exhibition
More than a dozen students were honored for their artwork during the 39th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and the BFA/BA Senior Arts Exhibits at Illinois Wesleyan.
FrankBoyd Named Vice President of Academic Affairs at Guilford College
Frank Boyd, Illinois Wesleyan's Associate Provost and Title IX Coordinator, has been named Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean of Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.
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Titan Athletics
  • Jeff McDonald has been named the new defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Illinois Wesleyan football team.
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Tuesday, April 25

Last day of classes

12 p.m., Meditation Garden, directly behind Evelyn Chapel – The "Green Rule" Tree Dedication at the Multifaith Meditation Garden – The campus community is invited to join the Multifaith Ambassadors as they plant a new tree in IWU's Multifaith Meditation Garden in celebration of Earth Day, multifaith diversity, and environmental sustainability. Engraved stones with teachings from the many faith and secular traditions on our campus will be placed around the new Paw Paw tree, inspired by the interfaith "Green Rule." A brief dedication ceremony will be followed by a free lunch at the garden. Sponsored by Evelyn Chapel and the Multifaith Ambassador Program.

3-8 p.m., Shirk Center – Womens Health Night 2017 – Olympic Gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee will be the keynote speaker at this community event, sponsored by The Illinois Heart and Lung Foundation.


4-5:30 p.m., Eckley Quad in front of State Farm Hall – The Hungry Games: Casting Away Hunger – The community is invited to help the Health 280: Perspectives in Global Health class raise $1,000 to support fish pond programs for hungry families through World Vision. The class campaign, called “Casting Away Hunger,” seeks to raise enough for 3 community fish ponds. For $315 World Vision supplies a community with a fully stocked pond and fishing supplies, intended to help reduce hunger and boost the community's economy.
Come for some pre-finals fun on the Quad with The Hungry Games: egg races, bobbing for apples, cookie face, and donut fun with a $2 minimum donation to play. Winners will receive extra chances to win a raffle for gift cards from Firehouse Pizza and more. This event is open to the public. Donate at this event, or weekdays through April 25 in the IWU Dugout from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and CNS Atrium 1-3 p.m; on Reading Day, April 26, from 1-6 p.m. at The Ames Library; or donate online.

6 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Augustana College – Live streaming video at

Wednesday, April 26

Reading Day (NO CLASSES)

7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Elmhurst College

Live streaming video at

Thursday, April 27

Through May 2  – Final examinations

Friday, April 28

6:30 p.m., Evergreen Racquet Club, 3203 E. Washington St., Bloomington – Men's Tennis vs. Elmhurst College

Saturday, April 29

8 a.m., Ewing Park 1, 1420 Towanda Ave., Bloomington – Spring Migration Walk with Given Harper – Join IWU Wellness as Professor Given Harper leads a bird watching walk in Ewing Park. We'll meet in the parking lot of Ewing Park, off of Towanda Avenue. The walk will last approximately 2 hours. Bring your binoculars and get ready to enjoy the great outdoors without leaving town. If you would like to attend, please register by calling 556-3334 or emailing

12 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Millikin University (doubleheader)

1 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Wheaton College (doubleheader) – Live streaming video at


More Events
  • Students who have earned academic and activity honors were recognized during the Honors Day Convocation on April 12. See the Convocation program for the students earning honors.
Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Lisa Cheng '19 was one of the leaders of a March for Science in Uptown Normal, where Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State University professors and students sought to raise awareness about ethical research practices in scientific communities.
The Pantagraph
Wesleyan's Michael Gorman '10 discussed "pop-up" bike lanes planned in the east Bloomington neighborhood of Founders Grove as an innovative way to gather public feedback about whether to add permanent bike lanes there.
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Welcome Prospective Titans

If you see these potential Titans on campus this week, give them a warm hello! The following students are scheduled to visit:


Monday, April 24 – Kathryn Jefferson, psychology; Sarah Mapes, education - secondary; Robert Piechota, computer science; and Jack Stewart, accounting.

Tuesday, April 25 – Makayla Dixon, biology; Steven Harroun; Chloe Hepker, Spanish; Quiana Keeton, pre-law; Lauryn Lellos, nursing, psychology; and Parnelle Miller, music performance.

Friday, April 28 – Olivia Jacobs, anthropology; and Casie Swanson, undecided.

Saturday, April 29 – Lilia Garcia, environmental studies; Max Gerber, computer science; Kennedy Luster, nursing; Genesis Sarmiento, undecided; and Jessica Timpe, education - elementary.

In Sympathy

Ken Browning, who served Illinois Wesleyan as Vice President for Business and Finance from 1981 to 2004, died on April 17. Read an obituary.

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