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Campus Weekly

May 22, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
InternsFreeman Asia Interns Set for Work Abroad
A record 34 Illinois Wesleyan students will intern at 14 sites in Asia, supported by a Freeman Foundation grant covering airfare, housing, a living allowance, and all internship placement and visa costs.
BrookeBiology Major Awarded Prestigious Research Fellowship
Brooke Koebele '19 has been awarded an undergraduate research fellowship from the American Society for Microbiology, with a stipend for full-time research mentored by an IWU faculty member, plus funds to travel and present her research next summer.
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Titan Athletics

  • Tommy For the second straight year, the Illinois Wesleyan softball team is headed to the NCAA Division III Softball Finals after winning in the Super-Regional in Lexington, Ky., on May 20.

  • Six women, including two national champions from last season, qualified to represent Illinois Wesleyan at the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held May 25-27 at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
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Titans In The News

Chicago Tribune

IC Catholic Prep in Elmhurst named Nikki Kanzia '01 as Assistant Principal, Director of Admissions and Student Life.
The Pantagraph

The Titan football team is preparing to face Waseda University in the Global Bowl Tokyo 2017 on June 4 at Amino Field in Chofu, Japan. This is the sixth foreign trip for the team since 1996; its first in Asia.

Bloomington Public Library (BPL) Podcast
University Librarian Karen Schmidt and Action Research Center Director Deborah Halperin discussed the West Bloomington Revitalization Project.
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  • Eric Gardner '89 won the 2017 Research Society for American Periodicals Book Prize for Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture. The prize is awarded to the best monographs on American periodicals published by an academic press in 2015 or 2016. The award will be formally presented at the American Literature Association Annual Conference this month. 

  • Lauren Pietruszka '09 is the new Director of Academic and Social Supports for the Golden Apple Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to inspire, develop and support teacher and school leader excellence in Illinois. As a 2005 Golden Apple Scholar, Pietruszka pursued secondary English education at IWU, obtained her Master of Arts in Teaching at National Louis University in 2010, and taught literacy and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) courses for six years in Chicago Public Schools. In her new role, she is responsible for supporting 600-plus undergraduate Golden Apple Scholars throughout the state as they earn their baccalaureate degrees and become teachers in Illinois schools-of-need.
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