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Campus Weekly

May 15, 2018

Published biweekly in the summer months

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News

Dick and Pat Wilson Atrium Dedicated in Honor of Former IWU President and First Lady
The Center for Natural Science Learning and Research (CNS) atrium has been named The Wilson Atrium in honor of former Illinois Wesleyan President Richard F. Wilson and his wife, former First Lady, Patricia L. Wilson.

gradsCommencement Memories
See a highlight video of Commencement, created by David O'Neil '21, or watch the ceremony (excluding the keynote remarks).
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Titan Athletics
  • With a historic win over Hamline University on Sunday, the women's lacrosse team advances in the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse championships, and will face Middlebury College in the third round on Saturday, May 19.
  • The Titan softball team won the NCAA regional final on Sunday and advances to the NCAA Division III Super Regional Round for the third straight year.
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Titans In The News

Illinois Wesleyan University professor Linda French spoke to Newsweek about recent astronomical proof of a carbon-rich asteroid, exiled from our inner solar system to the Kuiper Belt, beyond Neptune.  

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan’s Center for Natural Science Learning and Research atrium was named The Wilson Atrium, in honor of former University President Richard F. Wilson and his wife, Patricia L. Wilson.

The Pantagraph

Sports editor Randy Kindred profiled longtime IWU “emeritus assistant softball coach” Lyle Day.  

WGLT Radio

Illinois Wesleyan students will team up with Prairie Fire Theater to stage the original children’s opera Baobob, penned by alumna Nancy Steele Brokaw ’71 and directed by Rhys Lovell '87.





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See May Term hours for Sodexo, The Ames Library, and fitness facilities.



Through May 31, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Art Exhibits –  Artist Stephen Linksvayer's exhibit, “I gather the limbs of Osiris,” is featured in the Merwin Gallery. Handmade books by IWU students, created by the Blackstock Press and recently rediscovered in University collections, are in the Wakeley Gallery.



Monday, May 28


Memorial Day –  No Classes

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  • Information Literacy Librarian / Associate Professor Chris Sweet published “Baby Bliss: World’s Heaviest Cyclist" in The Wheelman. Sweet’s article discusses how the heavyset Leonard “Baby” Bliss, a Bloomington, Illinois native, was able to make a living combining two Victorian passions: bicycling and sideshows.
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