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June 22, 2020

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Distributed biweekly during summer months

Campus News

PillarsEckley Scholars Announced
Illinois Wesleyan announced the 2020 recipients of the Robert S. and Nell B. Eckley Scholars and Artists Program. Students selected for the fellowship include: Megan Baker '21, Bhavin "Bobby" Koirala '22, Yovana Milosevic '21, Hannah Ogunnubi '22, and Xiaohan "Erin" Yuan '22.

JennyLe '21 Investigates Growth Volatility in Developing Countries
Vietnam native Thao "Jenny" Le '21 is spending this summer researching the economic and political factors that are hindering developing countries – including Vietnam – from growing to high-income status.

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Assistant Professor of Sociology Todd Fuist described the distinction between protests and riots.

The (LaSalle, Ill.) News-Tribune

Author, actor and Peru, Illinois, native Frank Vlastnik '87 discussed his craft and latest projects in a livestream interview.

Oprah Magazine

Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Meghan Burke explained the problem of colorblind racism.

The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune

Brianna Dalton '24, salutatorian at New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School, will attend Illinois Wesleyan supported by a Posse scholarship. 





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Tuesday, June 23


7 p.m., Virtual – Titan Tuesday: Emergency Medicine in Detroit During COVID-19 with Dr. Dan DeWeert '11 – Sponsored by the Hart Career Center


Tuesday, June 30


7 p.m., Virtual – Titan Tuesday: ReligiosiTEA: Faith & Racial Justice – Sponsored by the Office of Multifaith Engagement

Campus Events

Randall Fletcher '91 has been named Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Chief Learning Officer at Eastern Florida State College.


Ames Library Catalog and MegaSearch Changes in June

In partnership with our colleagues across the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), the Ames Library will update our public-facing and internal library systems to provide a better user experience and more seamless discovery of our print and electronic materials. This new integrated library system will "go live" this Wednesday, June 24, and customizations will continue as needed.

For more information, please see the Ames Library Blog.

More information will be posted on the Ames Library website soon, including instructional videos. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Davis-Kahl at

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