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May 11, 2020

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Distributed biweekly during summer months

Campus News

TatumZsorey '20 Awarded Technos International Prize
Illinois Wesleyan graduating senior Tatum Zsorey '20 has been awarded the 2020 Technos International Prize in recognition of her academic excellence and her great contributions to broadening global awareness and understanding.

Alternative Spring Break volunteersStudents Support Families in Need During Alternative Spring Break
Embodying the spirit of philanthropy, a group of Illinois Wesleyan students opted for an Alternative Spring Break trip by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Avery County, North Carolina.

MarinaDanish Author's Influence on Russian Culture Explored in New Book
Professor Emerita of Russian Studies Marina Balina is co-editor of a new book, Hans Christian Andersen in Russia, published by the University Press of Southern Denmark.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan University Athletic Department has canceled all summer sports camps through June 28 out of precaution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Titans In The News
ABC7 (Chicago)

Jessica Schaeffer '11, Senior Director with LaSalle Network, discussed employment opportunities and tips for job hunting during the pandemic in two recent segments.


Director of the Hart Career Center Warren Kistner '83 offered insight into what the job market might look like for graduating seniors.

The Pantagraph

Although a chance to repeat as champions was out of their control, Illinois Wesleyan golfers are grateful for their national title last year.

CUIndependent (University of Colorado Boulder)

Chris Woodley '20 described how the IWU School of Theatre Arts adapted during remote instruction.

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Submit the information using our online form; you can provide virtual event details in the description.


Find more activities and suggestions for ways to be connected and engaged from the Office of Student Involvement.



Tuesday, May 12


2 p.m., (Virtual) – Charlas con cafecito: May Term Edition – Students are invited to join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for Charlas con cafecito (conversations and coffee) every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for the month of May. Check your email for the link and password.



Titan Talks: Webinar Series

From the Office of Alumni Engagement


COVID-19 and the Limits of Federal Crisis Management
Thursday, May 14  |  12 - 1 p.m. CDT
Presenter: Dr. David Priess '93
Chief Operating Officer, Lawfare Institute
Writer and speaker on the presidency, intelligence, and national security
Former CIA Intelligence Officer


Learn more and view past Webinar recordings

Campus Events

Memorial Center Hours Change


With the conclusion of food service operations last week, the Memorial Center is no longer open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily. If needing Campus Safety, please call them (309-556-1111) to be admitted through the south (Gulick-side) entrance of the Memorial Center. If looking to reach Titan Print and Mail, you may use the covered walkways by Pfeiffer Hall or Ferguson Hall to enter the Courtyard.



Digital Exhibit: IWU Responses to COVID-19


As life across the world and at IWU's campus changed dramatically this spring, University Archivist Meg Miner sent an open call to the IWU community to share reflections on their lives in this pandemic era. An exhibit with contributions from 15 students is now available. Miner also added content from IWU's web pages and made a personal contribution to the exhibit as a way of breaking the ice. Additions to this collection are welcome, and anyone who wants to keep their reflections offline may still participate. Visit the project description or contact for details.



Bookstore Sale 

Clearance Sale at IWU Bookstore


The IWU Bookstore has reduced prices to clear out their inventory of memorabilia and make room for new merchandise. Visit for some great online bargains while supplies last.

  • Students of B. Charles & Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabriel Spalding provided early feedback for a forthcoming documentary by former IWU videographer Amy Young, The State of the Unit, about the redefinition of the kilogram.
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