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Nov. 9, 2020

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EvanHutson '24 Carries Father's Titan Legacy
With support from the Illinois Wesleyan Associates who fund the McLean County Scholarship Guarantee, first-year biology major Evan Hutson '24 is following in his father's footsteps as an Illinois Wesleyan student.

SealNew Illinois Wesleyan Trustees Named, Officers Elected
Four new members – Jack Dickens '86, Ron Greene, Hussain Hasan '91 and Kimberly Sterling '92 – have been named to the Illinois Wesleyan University Board of Trustees.

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Titans In The News
Wisconsin State Journal

Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw said the U.S. is entering a period of "strategic obstructionism," with each party working to prevent the other from getting credit for accomplishing its goals.

The Pantagraph

Titan athletics has taken a measured approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, as described by Athletic Director Mike Wagner.

The Tufts Daily

Former University chaplain and associate dean Elyse Nelson Winger is the new  chaplain at Tufts University.

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Wednesday, Nov. 11


10:50 a.m., flagpole on the Quad – Veterans Day Celebration – The campus community is invited for a brief ceremony to honor all veterans. (Rain location: Evelyn Chapel)

12 p.m., Zoom – Finishing the Semester Strong and Survival Tips for Finals (Academic Skills Series)Register here. Students are invited to join the Action Research Center for the Academic Skills Series every Wednesday. Our Student Success Tutors cover a different topic each week. You can see the full schedule, topics, and recordings of past sessions here:

4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel or Virtual – Black Lives Matter CandleLight Vigil – Join Amnesty International, Office of Multifaith Engagement, and Pride Alliance for a BLM candlelight vigil to honor the Black lives lost due to police violence, and to honor a few notable Black people who have passed this year as well. Sign up here. The Zoom link will be provided closer to the event after you sign up.



Friday, Nov. 13

Class Registration for May Term

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Fall Choral Concert – Sponsored by the School of Music.



Saturday, Nov. 14

Virtual Fall Open House II – Prospective students are invited to learn about our exceptional academic programs, meet their future professors, get a taste of the vibrant campus life, and take a virtual tour of our beautiful 80-acre campus and facilities.

6 p.m., Turfler and Vinyard Rooms, Memorial Center – De-Stress Painting – Students are invited to decompress and take a break with some painting and relaxing music, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.



Monday, Nov. 16

Last Day of Classes!

Class Registration for Summer

Campus Events
  • Among his scholarly activities in 2020, Earl and Marian A. Beling Professor of Natural Sciences Tian-Xiao He co-authored or authored the following eight journal publications:
  1. "Half Riordan array sequences," Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 604 (2020), 236-264.
  2. "A-sequences, Z-sequence, and B-sequences of Riordan matrices," Discrete Mathematics, 343 (2020), no. 3, 111718, 18 pp.
  3. "Recursive sequences and Girard-Waring identities with applications in sequence transformation," (with Peter J.-S. Shiue, Nie, Zihan Nie, and Minghao Chen), Electronic Research Archive, 28 (2020), no. 2, 1049-1062.
  4. "Computation of Fermat's Pseudoprimes," (with P. J.-S. Shiue and Y. Chang), Journal of Discrete Mathematical Sciences & Cryptography, Published online: 13 Feb 2020.
  5. "A note on Eulerian numbers and Toeplitz matrices," (with Peter J.-S. Shiue), Special Matrices, 8 (2020), 123-130.
  6. "Palindromes and pseudo-involution multiplication," (with Louis Shapiro), Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 593 (2020), 1-17.
  7. "Generalized Schröder matrices arising from enumeration of lattice paths," (with L. Yang and S.-L. Yang), Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal, 70(145) (2020), no. 2, 411-433.
  8. "On the applications of the Girard-Waring identities," (with Peter J.-S. Shiue), Journal of Computational Analysis and Applications, 28 (2020), no. 4, 698-708.

    In addition, He delivered a talk titled "Expression and Computation of Generalization of Stirling Numbers and Stirling Functions," at the Discrete Mathematics Seminar, Department of Mathematics, Illinois State University, March 5, 2020.



COVID-19 Testing


If students want to test for COVID-19 before heading home, we recommend signing up for the Nov. 11 optional testing on campus. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Nov. 10 at noon. Results will be returned on Nov. 12, and then you should be very careful about potential exposure before leaving campus



Reminder: Spring Student Return Application Due Next Monday


All students must complete the Spring 2021 Student Return application in MyHousing by Monday, Nov. 16 (whether you currently live on or off campus). This will inform the University how you will be taking classes next semester and whether you will be living on campus, allowing us to plan for spring course delivery and housing needs.

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