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Aug. 12, 2019

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campus Princeton Review Recognizes Illinois Wesleyan Among Nation's Best
Illinois Wesleyan is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn a college degree, according to The Princeton Review's 2020 college guide, The Best 385 Colleges.

Bill The Prom – Produced by Damaschke '85 – Headed To Netflix
Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical The Prom, produced by Bill Damaschke '85, will be headed from the stage to the screen in 2020 – your Netflix screen, to be exact.

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Titan Athletics
TitanIllinois Wesleyan student-athletes have been honored recently for academic achievements:
  • The Illinois Wesleyan women's lacrosse team and two student-athletes have been recognized on the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) 2019 Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Squads and Academic Honor Rolls.
  • The Illinois Wesleyan men's and women's track teams along with six individual women were honored as 2019 All-Academic Track & Field Teams & Individuals, announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) 
  • The men's basketball team was among those receiving Team Academic Excellence Awards for academic achievement by The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
  • Five individual men's basketball players were named to the 2018-19 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, recognizing collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
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Titans In The News

Illinois Wesleyan served as co-host to the annual St. Jude Telethon, which raised nearly $11 million for the children's research hospital.

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Bloomington residents can weigh in on the development of property jointly owned by the city of Bloomington and Illinois Wesleyan, adjacent to the city-owned former Mennonite Hospital and Electrolux site.

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Professor Irving Epstein has published a new book, Affect Theory and Comparative Education Discourse: Essays on Fear and Loathing in Response to Global Educational Policy and Practice.

The Pantagraph
A change to plans for a bike lane along Route 9 will reduce the number of impacted street parking spaces near Illinois Wesleyan. More coverage from WGLT Radio.




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* See summer hours for The Ames Library and Shirk Center and Fort Natatorium.


* Tommy's is open for lunch in the Hansen Student Center, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. through the summer.



Wednesday, Aug. 14


Through Monday, Aug. 19 – International Student Orientation



Saturday, Aug. 17

Through Monday, Aug. 19 – Engaging Diversity Student Orientation

Through Monday, Aug. 19 – IMPACT Student Orientation



Monday, Aug. 19

International Connections – International Connections is a pre-orientation program created specifically for the roommates of international students. This program engages students in conversations and growth to help support their individual success and enhance their roommate relationship.


COMING SOON: Turning Titan (New Student Orientation and Registration) – Tuesday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 25


* See Academic Calendars for this coming year and through 2022-23.

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  • IWU B. Charles & Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor Gabriel Spalding serves as Director-at-Large for the AAPT, whose Board of Directors has partnered with the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Public Policy Team to engage Congress in important discussions around Physics and STEM Education. Learn more.
Welcome New Employees

Angela Kuppersmith '10 started July 29 as the Assistant Director of the Small Business Development Center.


Anna Scanlon started Aug. 1 as the Writing Center Director.


Veronica Torres Luna '18 started Aug. 1 as the Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.


Alexis "Lexie" Bragg Chavey started Aug. 5 as a Digital & Graphic Designer in Marketing.

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