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March 8, 2021

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Campus News

Argus staffThe Argus Wins Illinois College Press Association Awards
Illinois Wesleyan's student-run newspaper, The Argus, earned 12 awards from the Illinois College Press Association, the paper's most wins in nearly two decades.

MonicaHall '90 Earns Illinois Nurse Educator Fellowship
Assistant Professor of Nursing Monica Hall '90 has been named a Nurse Educator Fellow by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, supporting her research on type 2 diabetes in the African American community.

12monthsin6words#12MonthsIn6Words Project Commemorates Anniversary of COVID-19 in McLean County
The IWU Action Research Center has partnered with various community organizations to develop #12MonthsIn6Words, a project to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the pandemic.

BuckFaculty Promotions and Tenure Announced
Illinois Wesleyan's Board of Trustees recently approved recommendations for faculty tenure and promotions.

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Titan Athletics
  • The women's basketball team advanced to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Tournament Championship with a win at North Park University on March 6.
  • The men's basketball team defeated North Park University in the CCIW Quarterfinals and will host Elmhurst University in the Semifinals at the Shirk Center on Tuesday, March 9.
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Titans In The News

USA Today

Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw discussed the debate over expansions to the Affordable Care Act as part of the COVID-19 relief bill.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald

Charlotte Coats '17 has joined the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic, where she will assist the clinic's domestic violence practice.

The Pantagraph

Sports writer and author Dave Kindred '63 will be featured in a segment on 60 Minutes, likely airing later this month.

WGLT Radio

Action Research Center Director Deborah Halperin discussed #12MonthsIn6Words, the collaborative community project to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the pandemic. Also from WJBC Radio.





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


Links will be posted throughout the semester for School of Music performances as they premiere:



Monday, March 8

6 p.m., ZoomCrafting Stronger Papers: Academic Skills Series Drop-in Call – Join the Action Research Center for the Academic Skills Series drop-in call on Monday evenings. Each week, we'll chat about a different skill for your study tool kit. Before you log on, watch the short, pre-recorded video on the weekly topic at


6-8 p.m., Zoom Tarot Card Reading – Want to know your future? Join the Campus Activities Board for a psychic tarot card reading.



Tuesday, March 9

6 p.m., Zoom Room (email for link and password) – Personal Statements for PreHealth: Getting Started – Part 1 of 3 (You do not have to attend all 3 workshops): This Writing Center workshop will introduce the steps to start your personal statement in career fields related to health, and key points of the genre. Examples of successful statements will be shared and discussed.


7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Elmhurst - CCIW Semifinals – Streaming video at



Wednesday, March 10

4 p.m., Zoom and State Farm Hall – Amnesty International Human Rights Event  – Four different organizations will present information about human rights related to their cause: Immigration Project (virtually only), Black Student Union (hybrid), Pride Alliance (hybrid), FEM (hybrid), and Sierra Student Coalition (hybrid).  
The event will be one hour, consisting of two information sessions, a 10-minute intermission, and a 10-minute closing discussion. Attendees can decide which two groups they would like to attend in-person or virtually. This event's purpose is for students to walk away knowing more about ways they can help bring social justice to the world. Sign up for the event here.

7 p.m., Virtual – Sports Career Panel – Are you interested in pursuing a career in sports? This sports career panel will give insight for students interested in working in the sports industry. Our versatile alumni panelists have worked with the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Fire, and more.
Sign up at for the Zoom link. This event is co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan's new SportsBiz Club and the Hart Career Center.
Tim Smith '17 – Creative Coordinator for Paragon Marketing Group (previously worked for the Chicago Bulls)
Laura Bonds '16 – Outreach Manager for the U.S. Center for SafeSport
Kayla Roan '08 – Manager of Client Services for the Chicago Blackhawks
Clint Warren '05 – Professor of Sports Management at University of Minnesota
Laura Warren, JD '98 – General Counsel for Chicago Fire

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Millikin - No Spectators Allowed



Thursday, March 11

4 p.m., Virtual – 3D Series: Women's History Month - Reproductive Rights – Sponsored by Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Friday, March 12

Through March 14, Streaming on demand – School of Theatre Arts Presents: Stage Door – What was it like to share a New York boarding house filled with young, aspiring actresses in 1936? Hopefuls and has-beens, some talented and some not-so-much, dream of brilliant, fulfilling careers in show business. Join SOTA for this enduring, surprisingly contemporary love-letter to live theatre in America. 
Streaming all day March 12, 13 and 14 via This performance includes closed captioning.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Virtual – Council for IWU Women Summit

2 p.m., Virtual – Practice Interviews - Elizabeth Schlicht '09 – Elizabeth Schlicht majored in voice as a student at IWU's School of Music. She was planning to continue studying music post-graduation, but decided to pursue other interests during her senior year. Elizabeth is currently the Executive Director of the Association Acumen in Milwaukee utilizing her skills in non-profit management and marketing. This is a great opportunity for music or marketing majors to explore career options and develop their interview skills! To sign up, login to Handshake using your IWU credentials, submit your resume, and choose a timeslot!



Saturday, March 13

10:30 a.m., Bloomington, Ill. – Women's Tennis vs. Transylvania

11:30 a.m., Shirk Center Indoor Track – Women's Track and Field - CCIW Elite Invitational – Streaming video at

1 p.m., 3rd floor CLA – Passport Acceptance Fair

2 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Wartburg – Streaming video at

2 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. UW-River Falls – Streaming video at

2:30 p.m., Bloomington, Ill. – Men's Tennis vs. Transylvania

4 p.m., Shirk Center Indoor Track – Men's Track and Field - CCIW Elite Invitational – Streaming video at



Sunday, March 14

12 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Wartburg – Streaming video at

2 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Transylvania

Streaming video at

6 p.m., Virtual – Student Senate General Assembly Meeting

Campus Events

Optional COVID-19 Testing


Signups for optional COVID-19 testing are available each week. This is open to students, faculty and staff only, with a cap of 20 participants. The signup deadline is each Tuesday at noon for testing that Wednesday. Links for all signups throughout the semester are posted at

Welcome New Employees

Indea Powe started Feb. 1 as a Staff Counselor in Counseling & Consultation Services.


Richard Williams started Feb. 15 as a Database Administrator in Information Technology Services.

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