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Campus Weekly

July 9, 2018

Published biweekly in the summer months

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
NeuroscienceFour New Majors Added for 2018-19
In keeping with the increasingly diverse academic interests of students, Illinois Wesleyan will offer four new majors and seven new minors beginning this fall, in addition to more than 80 current majors, minors and programs.

Brooke SEA-PHAGES Engages First-Year Student Researchers
Illinois Wesleyan students have the opportunity to catch the "research bug" and ignite their passion for science while discovering and analyzing bacteriophages – and publishing their results nationally.

May Term May Term Courses Immerse Students in Unique Topics
Whether delving into the minds of primates in Gibraltar or gladiators from the Roman Empire, students broadened their perspectives by participating in a choice of 70 May Term courses.

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Titan Athletics
Tommy
  • Evan Mok-Lamme, a 2017 Illinois Wesleyan graduate, was selected to play on the Hong Kong Lacrosse Association (HKLA) team for the 2018 Men's World Lacrosse Championships July 12-21 in Netyana, Israel. As a 2015 IWU Freeman Asia intern at World Green Organization in Hong Kong, Mok-Lamme was able to meet Scott Browning, head coach of the HKLA, who later contacted Mok-Lamme to invite him to train and travel with the team.
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Titans In The News
The News-Gazette
 

The Lettermen, a musical trio featuring Robert Poynton ’80, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 
The Stark County News

English - Writing and International Studies major Payton Letko ’19 won the starring role in the Kewanee Community Theatre production of the musical The 23rd Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee via audition tape while she was studying abroad in Japan.

 
Daily Southtown

Jonathan Goble ’80 has been named interim president of Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Illinois.

Broadway World
 

Evan Kasprzak '10 was among Broadway veterans in the cast of the brand-new dance narrative, Alexa, staged at Inwood Art Works' Culture Hub in Manhattan.

 
The Grio

Celebrated actress Danai Gurira was influenced while growing up in Zimbabwe by the works of Martin Luther King Jr., whom her mother met while attending Illinois Wesleyan University.

 
The Pantagraph
Deanna Jent '84 is directing “Merry Wives of Windsor” at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
WGLT Radio
 

Isaac Simmons '20, a business and religion major, is a volunteer for the Veggie Oasis, taking leftover produce from Bloomington's weekly farmers market to families in need.

 
The Pantagraph

Starting this fall, Illinois Wesleyan will add four majors and seven minors to its more than 80 majors, minors and programs.

 
Prairie State Wire
Illinois Wesleyan University students rank among the best in the state in repaying student loans.
The Pantagraph
 

The Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan University is part of the “BN Advantage" strategy to advance growth and economic diversity in the community.

 
Accounting Today

Madelyn May ’19 was among 39 accounting students to earn a tuition and textbook scholarship from the Illinois CPA Society.

 
The Pantagraph

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Greg King discussed the various factors, along with students' test scores, that factor into admission decisions.

More Titans in the News
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Thursday, July 12
7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival - Faculty and Guest Artist Performance

 

Friday, July 13
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Summer First Look I – Hosted by Admissions, designed for students and families who are experiencing Illinois Wesleyan for the first time.

 

Saturday, July 14
3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival - Student Performance

 

Sunday, July 15
3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival  - Children's Concert

 

Monday, July 16
11 a.m., El Paso Golf Club, El Paso, Ill. – Wellness Golf Tournament – Open to IWU faculty/staff, alumni, retirees, students, spouses, family & friends. Today (July 9) is the last day to pre-register.

 

Tuesday, July 17
7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival - Faculty and Guest Artist Performance

 

Wednesday, July 18
7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival  - Student Performance

 

Saturday, July 21
3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival  - Student Performance

 

Sunday, July 22
3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival  - Faculty and Guest Artist Performance

More Events
Kudos
  • Soprano Dawn Upshaw '82 will perform at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Aug. 27, showcasing a program of Americana recently reviewed by the Washington Post.

  • George Jones ’77 will be presented the Texas Bandmasters Association Lifetime Administrator Achievement Award at the group’s annual convention and clinic in San Antonino, Texas, on July 26.

  • Dave Lawrence ’79 served as the second-base umpire in the 2018 Congressional Baseball Game on June 14 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

  • Singer-songwriter Genna Simon ’18 performed at Chicago's Uncommon Ground on July 1.
Announcements

HomecomingSave the Date!

Homecoming –
October 5-7, 2018

 

This year marks 100 years of Homecoming tradition at Illinois Wesleyan University.

 

Watch for details at www.iwu.edu/homecoming

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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 webedit@iwu.edu. See an archive of past editions.
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