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Sept. 30, 2019

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Campus News

Esports League of Legends Team Wins Trip to California for Title Match

By knocking off some of the top collegiate esports programs in the nation, the Illinois Wesleyan League of Legends team earned an all-expenses-paid trip to the University of California, Irvine to compete in the UCI Best Coast Invitational championship match.

WBRP Students Aid in WBRP Community Partnership
Grant proposals written by IWU Action Research Center students Michelle Roy '20 and Cole Churchill '20 served as an impetus for three new West Bloomington Revitalization Project (WBRP) community projects, which were recently unveiled.

Jeff Becker '01 Named One of Billboard Magazine's Top Music Lawyers
Jeff Becker, a 2001 Illinois Wesleyan alum, is one of Billboard Magazine's 2019 Top Music Lawyers for his commitment to providing comprehensive representation to musicians, producers, songwriters, publishers, record labels and other artists.

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Titan Athletics
  • Titans won their home opening football game against Augustana on Saturday, Sept. 28.
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Titans In The News

The Ames Library will unveil a collection of columns, notes, interview transcripts and memorabilia from Hall of Fame sports writer Dave Kindred '63 during Homecoming 2019.

(Peoria, Ill.) Journal Star

George Jones '77 will be one of the first two recipients of Pekin Community High School's Distinguished Alumni Award, celebrated during PCHS homecoming festivities.

The Hollywood Reporter

Producer Bill Damaschke '85 discussed the process of bringing Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge!" to the Broadway Stage.

Farm Journal's Pork

Zack Talbert '16, a third-year University of Illinois veterinary student, won the Morrison Swine Innovator Prize for his research and proposed new technology for the industry.

The (Marion, N.C.) McDowell News

The Sky Symphonic Band, under the direction of David Wilken '92, will stage a Halloween "Spooktacular" at White Horse Black Mountain on Oct. 31.

Religion & Politics

Illinois Wesleyan University has a new statement on religious accommodations, encouraging stakeholders to refrain from scheduling campus events on major religious holidays.

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Tuesday, Oct. 1

8:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Silent Rave – Silent Rave is a completely silent dance party with 3 different headphone channels catering towards separate music preferences. Come and celebrate your school spirit and let loose as you gather with a bunch of different students on campus! Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.



Wednesday, Oct. 2

10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center – Walk-In Wednesdays – Bring your resume or cover letter and have a Hart Career Center staff member review it. Have a quick question about Handshake? Need help preparing for an upcoming interview? We're here to help.

11 a.m., CNS-E103 – Pre-Health School Preparation – Planning to pursue medical school, dental school, or other healthcare professional programs? Join Pre-Health & Biology Career Advisor Michele Darnell for this informative presentation on how to prepare for the application process & ensure your success.

11 a.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Graduate School Preparation & Application – Thinking about graduate school applications can be overwhelming. Learn about the process, the deadlines, and how the Hart Career Center can help guide you through the application process.

12 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Academic Skills Series: Reading to Understand – The Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs collaborate each semester to present the Academic Skills Series, a series of programs designed to assist students in the development or strengthening of academic skills (in and out of the classroom) needed to be successful at IWU.

4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA - The Holocaust: Stories of Survival – Harry Heuman, IWU Class of '69 and founding member of the Florida Holocaust Museum, will join us to talk about his life and experiences. His parents were two of five members of his family to survive the Holocaust. He was born in one of the many Displaced Persons Camps in southern Germany after WWII. Heuman regularly speaks to young people about the Holocaust and Anti-Semitism.

6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Pizza Taste – Pizza from different local restaurants will be given out for students to try out and enjoy! Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall  – Goldberg Variations, John Orfe

7:30 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre, McPherson Hall – Play: King Charles III by Mike Bartlett



Thursday, Oct. 3

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D: Grace Talusan Reading and Workshop – The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Senate, and the English Department invite the campus community to a presentation by Grace Talusan, author of the memoir The Body Papers and winner of the 2017 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for Nonfiction.

5:30 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – 2019 Scholarship Benefactor Dinner – Student scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to have dinner with and personally thank their benefactors for supporting their education. This is a private event.

7:30 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre, McPherson Hall – Play: King Charles III by Mike Bartlett



Friday, Oct. 4

(Through Sunday, Oct. 6) –  Homecoming – Visit for the full schedule.

3 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. Elmhurst College

3 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Homecoming Career Panel: Journalism & Media – Join Titan alums whose work includes the Chicago Sun Times, NPR, National Geographic, NBC, and many others. From newspaper journalism to sports reporting, hear from alumni who will share their stories.

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Augustana College  – Live streaming video at

7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie St, Bloomington – Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre, McPherson Hall – Play: King Charles III by Mike Bartlett

9 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Comedian: Ian Lara – Join the Campus Activities Board and enjoy comedian Ian Lara during Homecoming weekend!



Saturday, Oct. 5



11 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. Wheaton College

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs. Carroll University – Live streaming video at

2-5 p.m., Peace Garden (Behind the Welcome Center, corner of University/Evans) – Peace Garden Harvest Fest – Come join us at the Peace Garden for our annual Harvest Fest! We will be pressing our apples that we grew in our orchard for cider, carving pumpkins, making pizza in our sun oven, and sowing seeds for our winter greens.

2 p.m., Merwin / Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Reception for Art Exhibits: Faculty Biennial & Dr. Timothy Garvey (Emeritus Professor) "Drawings"

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall  – Guest Recital: Carren Moham

7:30 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre, McPherson Hall – Play: King Charles III by Mike Bartlett



Sunday, Oct. 6



11 a.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Pride Alumni Community Brunch

1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall  – Larry Campbell Piano Dedication Recital Featuring Faculty and Guest Artists

2 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre, McPherson Hall – Play: King Charles III by Mike Bartlett


5:30-7 p.m.Sunday Suppers at Chaplain Elyse's House – Come and share a home-cooked meal at Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger's home, and participate in fun and meaningful conversations about faith and life. Please RSVP on the Interfaith Facebook group or by emailing

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  • Madelyn E. Dulin '19 and James E. House, Adjunct Professor and Scholar in Residence, have published "An Adsorption Experiment Utilizing Bentonite, a Green and Inexpensive Clay" in The Chemical Educator, 2019, 24, 114-117.  Dulin is currently attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford.

  • Maria Hanna '18, a second-year medical student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, is a contributing writer for in-Training, an online peer-reviewed publication for medical students described as the intellectual center for news, commentary, and the free expression of the medical student voice.

  • Monica Bullington '11 is among local "20 Under 40" honorees, recognized among young professionals who excel in their career, are passionate about their community and are making a mark in Central Illinois.

IWU Entrepreneurship Fellowship


Students: If you have a strong business idea, are a passionate innovator, entrepreneurially minded and interested in developing your business idea, then submit your proposal for the IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship for a chance to receive a $5,000 grant. The IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship will provide a student (or group of students) the opportunity to pursue their entrepreneurial passion under the supervision of a faculty member and guidance of a successful entrepreneur.


Fall semester deadline is Monday, Oct. 7.

Application available here. Submit to Holmes Hall Room 211 or

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