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Dec. 9, 2019

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Campus News

McLeanMcLean County Scholarship Annual Guarantee Increases to $30,000
McLean County high school graduates admitted to Illinois Wesleyan are now guaranteed a total scholarship package of at least $30,000 per year, thanks to more than $1.1 million raised by the Illinois Wesleyan Associates, a group of local community and business leaders and IWU alumni.

KayleyRettberg '20 Honored as Student Laureate
Political science major Kayley Rettberg '20 has been named a 2019 Student Laureate by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. A leader in the classroom and community, she plans to attend law school upon graduation.

McLeanMedieval European Maps of the World Profiled in Faculty Book
The seven most significant English maps of the world from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries – known as mappae mundi – are the focus of a new book co-edited by Dan Terkla, Emeritus Professor of English at Illinois Wesleyan.


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Titan Athletics
  • Junior Rob Wuethrich of the Illinois Wesleyan men's golf team has been selected to compete in the prestigious Patriot All-America Invitational, Dec. 29-31 at The Wigwam in Litchfield, Arizona.
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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph

More than 100 students in over a dozen different courses shared research posters, oral presentations, and creative work around the subject of this year's annual intellectual theme at IWU, "Fact or Fiction."


Illinois Wesleyan has increased the minimum annual guarantee for recipients of the McLean County Scholarship to $30,000. More coverage from WGLT-RadioWJBC-Radio and The Pantagraph.

The (Edwardsville) Intelligencer

Madison County Associate Judge Ryan Jumper '00 spoke to the Student Athlete Leadership Team at Liberty Middle School in Edwardsville, taking them on a photo journey of his time as a student and athlete growing up in Edwardsville.

The (Tualatin, Ore.) Times

With related experience, passion, and a master's in public administration from Portland State University, Megan George '13 is the new assistant to the city manager of Tualatin, Oregon.


Anna Slevin '07 is building her conscious streetwear label ASc into a full range of ready-to wear, working with a small team of Chicago-area producers and fabric suppliers.

WMTW-TV (Maine)

Katherine Slevin '10 created the C. Love Cookie Project, donating 21% of her cookie sales to three nonprofits in Portland, Maine. (Along with Anna, just featured in Vogue, she is one of five Slevin siblings to attend IWU.)

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Independent

Works from Dennis Kleidon '66 were featured in a show at Scottsdale's Gallery Andrea.


Illinois Wesleyan hosted the McLean County Chamber of Commerce State of Bloomington-Normal event on Dec. 5, where government leaders discussed local topics.


Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary offered research to explain women's interest in true crime.

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Monday, Dec. 9

Reading Day (NO CLASSES)

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Stress-Free Zone – Come take a break from studying to spend time with therapy dogs and enjoy some de-stress give-aways! Sponsored by Counseling and Consultation Services.


12 and 2 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Study Break: Food & Crafts – All are welcome to stop by for some good food, holiday music and holiday craft and card making.

1 p.m., Room 022, State Farm Hall – TGOE: More Than One Way to be Titan Green; Sustainability on Campus – Come join the Environmental Studies senior seminar class for the premiere of their short film on how to be a sustainable IWU student. Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department.

4 p.m., Auditorium, Myers Welcome Center – IWU Freeman Asia Informational Session  – Thanks to the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, IWU will be able to support up to 40 students to do internships in Asia for up to two months in summer 2020. This opportunity is available to all students who are currently sophomores and juniors and who will return to the IWU campus for at least a semester following the internship. Come learn about funded internship opportunities in Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan or the Philippines, and listen to the experience of students who participated this past summer. Sponsored by the International Office and Hart Career Center.

6 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point – Live streaming video at


7 p.m., Multifaith Meditation Room (2nd Floor), Memorial Center – Self Care Meditation – Enjoy a relaxing time with stories, music, and meditation. Students from all spiritual, religious, and secular backgrounds are encouraged to join. The Multifaith Meditation Room, located up the stairs from Campus Safety and Young Main Lounge, is open any time for students seeking a quiet place to meditate, pray, or just relax in silence. Contact for more information. Sponsored by the Office of Multifaith Engagement.

10 p.m.-midnight, Bertholf Commons, Memorial Center – Finals Late Night Snacks – Sponsored by the Dean Of Students Office



Tuesday, Dec. 10

Through Friday, Dec. 13 – Final exams

10 p.m.-midnight, Bertholf Commons, Memorial Center – Finals Late Night Snacks – Sponsored by the Dean Of Students Office



Wednesday, Dec. 11


1 and 4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Study Break: Holiday TV & Snacks – Come stop by to enjoy some favorite holiday TV episodes!



Monday, Dec. 16

Four O'Clock Hours – Campus offices may close at 4 p.m. daily.



Thursday, Dec. 19

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Washington University - St. Louis – Live streaming video at



Monday, Dec. 23 through Wednesday, Jan. 1 – Winter Break
Campus offices will be closed, reopening Thursday, Jan. 2. Spring semester classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 8.



Thursday, Jan. 2 & Friday, Jan. 3

Four O'Clock Hours – Campus offices may close at 4 p.m.



Saturday, Jan. 4

2 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Millikin University – Live streaming video at

4 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Millikin University – Live streaming video at

More Events
  • Whitman College announced a five-year contract extension for President Kathleen Murray '79.

  • An art showcase, "Nigredo," by Greg Billingsley '94 is on display in a gallery at MacMurray College. 
In Sympathy
Campus Safety Officer Kevin Long passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24. Kevin served as Textbook Coordinator in IWU's Bookstore starting in August 2002, then transferred to Campus Safety in July 2019. See his obituary.
Welcome New Employees
Daniel Lotz started Nov. 25 as the Electrical Technician in the Physical Plant, replacing Jose Roig.
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