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Campus Weekly

May 15, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
ConnorSimmons Awarded Luis Leal Scholarship
Hispanic Studies and sociology double major Connor Simmons '19 is receiving a scholarship to conduct research on human rights and social movements next spring in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Titan Athletics

  • CoachFor the second straight year and the fourth time in program history, the Illinois Wesleyan softball team has won the NCAA Regional title and will play in a best-of-three Super Regional this weekend. (At right: Team members celebrated by dousing Head Coach Tiffany Prager.)

  • TommySwimming national champion Meg Stanley '17 has been elected to the Academic All-District 7 ® Division III Women's At-Large team and will be on the ballot for the Academic All-America® Team. Jillian Runyon '19 was elected to the Academic All-District 7 ® Division III softball team and will be on the ballot for the Academic All-America® Team.

    First-, second-, and third-team All-America honorees will be elected later this month.

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See May Term Hours: The Ames Library, Shirk Center and Fort Natatorium, and Sodexo dining locations

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Titans In The News

The (Champaign) News-Gazette

For St. Joseph native and new IWU grad Eric Rydell, unexpected experiences in undergraduate research and study abroad while at Illinois Wesleyan have helped reshape his worldview and career plans.
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Sue Seibring '82, featured in the cover story of the May 2017 edition, leads an army who "would follow her anywhere" as manager of volunteer services at Advocate BroMenn Hospital.

Using College Scorecard information, the career advice website lists Illinois Wesleyan as the No. 2 college in the U.S. (No. 1 in Illinois) for psychology majors in terms of post-graduation employment.
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  • Associate Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr coauthored the publication, "A new species of semiarboreal toad of the Rhinella festae group (Anura, Bufonidae) from the Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru" with Juan C. Cusi, Jiří Moravec, and Václav Gvoždík, published in the journal ZooKeys (open access).

  • Amy L. Farrell '98, a strategist in energy, environmental and regulatory policy, has been named senior vice president for government and public affairs at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

  • Christopher Phillips '81 won the Tom Watson Brown Book Award from the Civil War Historians and the Watson-Brown Foundation for his book, The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border, which was published in 2016 by Oxford University Press.


See this week's specials and May Term dining hours in the Sodexo News Scoop.

Welcome New Employees

Paul Cope started May 11 as a groundskeeper - Physical Plant, replacing Dan Dietsch, who transferred to the Carpenter/Building Mechanic - Physical Plant position on March 13, replacing Jacob Brennan.

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