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Oct. 8, 2018

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Nuziards Gene and Marilyn Nuziard Establish Eight-Figure Scholarship Endowment
Gene Nuziard '50 and his wife, Marilyn, have established an eight-figure endowment to support student scholarships at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Homecoming Homecoming Highlights
Titans marked a Century of Celebration by creating new memories at Illinois Wesleyan's 2018 Homecoming.

Veronica Torres Luna Shares Transformative Narrative at Benefactor Dinner
Veronica Torres Luna '19 will become the first in her family to earn a college degree, a transformative milestone made possible by financial support from generous donors.

Shannon Maloney '18 Named As Rotary Scholar
Shannon Maloney '18 has been awarded a $33,000 scholarship through Rotary International to help fund her studies at the University of Oxford.

Isaac Simmons '20 Honored with Community Leadership Award
Isaac Simmons '20 was one of nine young adults honored with the 2018 Why I See You Service Awards for their leadership skills and contributions to the broader community.

Zoe Bouras '18 Earns National Pi Sigma Alpha Recognition
Zoe Bouras '18, now a graduate student at the University of Oxford, is one of five recipients of the Howard Penniman Scholarship for Graduate Study.

Group Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter Receives State Farm Grant
Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University's Joint Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is one of 20 groups selected to receive a grant from State Farm.

Linda Zhang '18 Named Global Citizen Programme Scholar
Linda Zhang '18 is the recipient of a Ustinov College Scholarship from Durham University, where she is pursuing a master's degree in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding.

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Titan Athletics
  • The No. 18-ranked Illinois Wesleyan football team went to two overtime possessions to earn a win over Carthage College on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 6, at Tucci Stadium.
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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan announced an eight-figure endowment established by Gene ’50 and Marilyn Nuziard at Thursday’s annual Scholarship Benefactor Dinner. More coverage from WJBC.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan celebrated “100 Years of Homecoming” with back-to-college classes, music, theatre, campus tours and athletics events. More photo coverage from The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph
Eboo Patel, an interfaith activist, will speak Oct. 9 at Illinois State University’s Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. The event is co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan.
WGLT Radio

Illinois Wesleyan will be a partner in the inaugural Sixty Six Games Esports Tournament, to be held at Grossinger Motors Arena, Jan. 12-13, 2019. More coverage from The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan hosted sculptor and ceramist Del Harrow for a guest lecture on Thursday, ahead of a presentation from cartoonist Keith Knight tonight (Oct. 8) in Hansen Student Center.

(Washington, Ind.) Times Herald

Kate Tombaugh ’07 will present her acclaimed one-woman theatrical production, “It Just Takes One,” on Oct. 17 at the University of Southern Indiana Performance Center. More coverage from the (Evansville, Ind.) City-County Observer.

WGLT Radio

IWU adjunct instructor Grace Sheese’s artwork is currently featured in the Wakeley Gallery.

Windy City Times

Women & Children First bookstore hosted a book launch celebration for Charlene Carruthers '07, the founding national director of Black Youth Project 100.


Sarah Bockel '10, who is playing Carole King on the U.S. Tour of "Beautiful," performed a song from the musical on Dancing with the Stars.

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Monday, Oct. 8

Fall Open House – Prospective students and their families are invited to visit and discover the array of all that's possible at Illinois Wesleyan.

4 p.m., 205, CLA – IWU Pembroke Program Info Session – Students are invited to come and find out what incredible opportunities the IWU Pembroke Program has to offer. Sponsored by IWU Study Abroad.

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Keith Knight – Keith Knight is a rapper, social activist, father, educator and an accomplished, outspoken, and highly regarded cartoonist, whose work is infused with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics and racial topics. Hosted by the Men of Color Registered Student Organization.



Tuesday, Oct. 9

4 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Forum on Black Lives Matter – Led by Ky Ajayi, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science; sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Poet Jeff Worley - Poems on and About Animals – Jeff Worley's work has appeared in books and magazines across the U.S. and Canada for the past 35 years. Sponsored by the Animal Studies Scholars.

7 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall, Illinois State University, 351 S. School St., Normal – Interfaith Leader Eboo Patel – Eboo Patel, a leading national interfaith activist and former speaker at Illinois Wesleyan’s Founder’s Day Convocation, will return to Bloomington-Normal to deliver a talk co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University.



Wednesday, Oct. 10

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center, Welcome Center – Hart Career Center Walk-In Wednesday – Bring your resume (electronic or paper) and have Hart Career Center staff review it, ask a quick question about Handshake or get help setting up your profile. (Closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m.)

11 a.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Forum - Diversity Progress Report  – Each year, the University reviews our progress on key campus initiatives outlined in the University’s strategic plan regarding diversity and inclusion. The University Council on Diversity produces an annual Diversity Progress Report that outlines our institutional goals, successes and work areas. The campus community is invited to review this report and help us continue to make strategic progress on these critical institutional goals. This forum is a repeat session from a Sept. 20 discussion.

12 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium, Welcome Center – Career Immersion Excursion Information Session #1 – The next Career Immersion Excursion will be heading to Chicago during Spring Break to meet with alumni who are in the healthcare industry. Sponsored by the Hart Career Center.



Thursday, Oct. 11

4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA - IWU's Weekly Interfaith Dialogue

6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D Series - Race and Reconciliation in South Africa – The Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series is a campus-wide collaboration to have engaging and thought-provoking dialogue. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: Bend It Like Beckham – Presented by Professor of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, Chair of German, & Asian Languages, and Director of International Studies Scott Sheridan.



Friday, Oct. 12

12 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium, Welcome Center – For Your Future Fridays: What's New at IWU – Hosted by the Hart Career Center.

7:30 p.m., Ewing Cultural Center, 48 Sunset Road, Bloomington – Wind Ensemble at Ewing Manor

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Sip n' Paint – Come to relieve some stress by creating the next masterpiece or by joking around with some friends. The Campus Activities Board is hosting a sip n' paint complete with mocktails! All materials are provided and this event is free and open to the student body.



Saturday, Oct. 13

9 a.m., Evelyn Chapel – Harvesting Help: An Interfaith Service Day – Join members of IWU Interfaith and other campus RSOs for a half-day of community service, interfaith engagement, and fun! This year, we will volunteer at the Midwest Food Bank and other locations in Bloomington, and will host a panel of speakers who will talk about the power of civic interfaith leadership for social justice and community development. Sponsored by IWU Interfaith and Evelyn Chapel.

11 a.m., Parking lot, Shirk Center – Heartland CC Tailgate – Illinois Wesleyan welcomes Heartland Community College faculty, staff and students for a free, fun opportunity to meet the Illinois Wesleyan community. BBQ pork, hamburgers, soda and water will be served. All Heartland faculty, staff and students are invited at no cost.

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs. Elmhurst College – Live streaming video at

2 p.m., Kappa Delta House – Shamrock! – Kappa Delta will host a Backyard BBQ to raise awareness and funds for the Baby Fold and Prevent Child Abuse America. The event will include a pulled pork dinner, DJ, family-friendly activities, games, and a brown bag raffle. Tickets are $10 at the door.



Sunday, Oct. 14

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symphonic Winds & Jazz Combos

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  • The Chemical Educator, a peer-reviewed journal that deals with all aspects of education in chemistry, has launched a new section that will include articles designated as "Chemistry by Invitation." James E. House, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry and Scholar in Residence, has been appointed as Series Editor for the new section. The goal is to provide a collection of timely and authoritative reviews that will be written by specialists in the respective fields.

  • Steve Vogel '68 will speak as part of the Lunch and Learn Series at the McLean County Museum of History. He will present "The Hendricks case: Thirty-five years later" at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Fifer Courtroom (2nd floor).

  • Robert W. Stach '67, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Michigan-Flint, recently penned the fourth book in his science fiction series. Titles in the series are Saving the Human Race, The Ice Age Comet, The Andromeda Galaxy and Beyond, and Time to Travel Again in Space. 
Welcome New Employees

Claire Quist '18 started Oct. 1 and Emily Shankar '16 started Oct. 8, both as Admissions Counselors. They replace Melissa Ramirez '14 and John Fegan '17.

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