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April 15, 2019

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Campus News

Grads New Survey Shows IWU Graduate Success
Nearly 97% of Illinois Wesleyan's class of 2018 were employed or in graduate/professional school programs within six months of graduating, based on data obtained by the Hart Career Center following guidelines from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

All In Titans "Unlock Opportunities" During All In For Wesleyan
Illinois Wesleyan's seventh annual day of giving saw 2,205 donors make 2,578 gifts to collectively raise $518,316, plus $258,000 from pacesetter challenge donors, for a grand total of $776,316. VIDEO: Titans say Thank You!

Timothy and Carmela Rettich Named 2020 Kemp Award Winner
Professor of Chemistry Timothy Rettich was named the 2020 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence at Illinois Wesleyan's Honors Convocation, where 2019 recipient Carmela Ferradáns gave the address.

Symposium group Student Takes Second Place at Physics Research Symposium
Four Illinois Wesleyan physics students presented their research at the Illinois Section of American Association of Physics Teachers Student Research Symposium, with second place honors awarded to mathematics and physics double major Minzhao (Henryken) Liu '21.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Titan men's golf team won the 12-team Indiana Small College Championships, concluded on Sunday, April 14 at the Donald Ross Course at French Lick, Indiana.
  • Seniors Grainne Kelly and Brady Rose were recognized as Illinois Wesleyan's College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Merle Chapman Leadership Award winners.
  • Assistant volleyball coach Mary Frahm was chosen for inclusion in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) 2019 Thirty Under 30 Awards.
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Titans In The News

Netflix announced it will adapt the Broadway musical The Prom, co-produced by Bill Damaschke ’85, into a feature-length movie.

WGLT Radio
Bloom Community School students teamed up with Assistant Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong and her students to research primates at the Louisville Zoo.
The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan University far exceeded its $400,000 goal for its “All In for Wesleyan” fundraising day on April 11. IWU Pride Alumni participation was featured in the Illinois Eagle.

(Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald

Twenty-five years after he nearly lost his voice — and his life — after being shot outside a West Chicago restaurant, Wayne Messmer ’72 sang the national anthem at the Chicago Cubs home opener.

The Pantagraph

The inaugural “Arts Slam,” organized by faculty and students from the schools of art, music and theatre, featured a series of events to bring arts to public spaces on campus.

The Pantagraph

The number of college students seeking help for mental health issues is increasing at area universities, and Illinois Wesleyan is among those offering a variety of stress-relieving activities and workshops to promote positive mental health.

Golf Digest

Longtime sportswriter Dave Kindred ’63 covered his 52nd Masters over the weekend, though he still laments the one he missed in 1986.

The Pantagraph

Members of the Illinois Wesleyan community gathered at the English House on campus to celebrate memories of the building, which is scheduled for closure.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan University students presented their research projects at the John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference, which featured documentary filmmaker Renèe Scheltema as keynote speaker.

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Monday, April 15


7:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Environmental Activist and Feminist to Deliver Stevenson Address – International environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate and feminist Vandana Shiva will speak on “The Future of Food” as part of the Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series.




Tuesday, April 16

3 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Wheaton College – Live streaming video at

5:30 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Wheaton College – Live streaming video at

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Ensemble & vocal group Unlicensed Syncopation to Perform with Guest Drummer



Wednesday, April 17

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., The Ames Library – Course Cluster Open House – Students enrolled in classes related to the annual intellectual theme will give presentations on their work.

11 a.m.-2 p.m., CNS Atrium – College Diabetes Network Health Screening Fair – Get Screened! The College Diabetes Network, IWU School of Nursing, Arnold Health Services, & NAMI will be providing free testing for diabetes, anemia and hypertension for IWU students, faculty, & staff.

FREE chair massages, snacks, prizes, and information will be available.

For more information, please contact Associate Professor of Nursing Noël Kerr, or x3672.

4 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. University of Dubuque – Live streaming video at

4 p.m., 210, State Farm Hall – “A Use Case Dilemma for Autonomous Weapon Systems” – Guest Speaker Amelia von Gemmingen '15 – Amelia von Gemmingen, IWU class of 2015, will speak about the use of autonomous weapon systems (AWS) in the theatre of war. Using AWS in different environments requires greater or lesser burdens of justification and sometimes subverts many of the purposes for which they were designed. Sponsored by the Policy and Ethics Partners First-Year Experience and the Philosophy Department.

4 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – SafeZone – Free & open to the IWU community. Join us to learn more about the LGBQA TGNC community and receive your SafeZone certification. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. University of Chicago – Live streaming video at

7-8:15 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Mental Health Immersion Semester Open House – The campus community is invited to come hear about IWU's first-ever Mental Health Immersion Semester (MHIS). MHIS students will describe their academic & experiential activities, such as leading a series of Stress Reduction Workshops, networking with alumni, and visiting mental health treatment sites. Sponsored by the Psychology Department.



Thursday, April 18

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Student Composition Concert



Friday, April 19

3 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Millikin University – Live streaming video at

5:30 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Millikin University – Live streaming video at


6 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Touch of Class Spring Concert – IWU's premier all-female a capella group will perform their spring concert, featuring many different soloists, some catchy tunes, and just a touch of class.



Saturday, April 20

12 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Elmhurst College – Live streaming video at

2 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Elmhurst College – Live streaming video at

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  • Assistant Professor of Business Administration David Wallace participated in a panel at the inaugural Southern Colorado Ethics Summit at Western Colorado University on the topic of “Ethics in the Outdoor Industry.”

  • Madeline Gutierrez '22 recently won the title of Miss Lake County. With a major in nursing and minor in women's and gender studies, she has been promoting a platform, “Let’s Speak! Girl Power in Speech.” She strives to empower girls by teaching the value of public speaking and how this skill can lead to leadership roles and new opportunities.
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