April 26, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Illinois Wesleyan will celebrate graduates in the Class of 2021 on Sunday, May 2. Members of the Class of 2020 are also invited back to campus for an in-person ceremony.
Graduating senior Natalie Kuca has been awarded the 2021 Technos International Prize, which recognizes a student who has excelled academically and contributed to broadening international awareness and understanding.
As we recognize all our outstanding seniors, senior leaders were announced via video in five categories: Cultural Leadership, Intellectual Leadership, Service as a University Employee, Service to Community, and Campus Life Leadership.
Titan Athletics
  • Women's Golf claims 16th CCIW Championship as five Titans earn All-CCIW honors

 

  • Cassandra Jones '22 sets IWU's single-game goals record as women's lacrosse clinches a share of the CCIW Regular Season Championship

 

 

Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Growing interest in environmental studies among students at Illinois Wesleyan was highlighted in a story on Earth Day.
The (Champaign, Ill.) News-Gazette
Samira Kassem ’21 was among local college graduates invited to reflect on finishing their college experience during a pandemic.
WMBD-TV
Isaac Simmons ’20 is breaking barriers as a candidate for ministry within the United Methodist Church.
The (Champaign, Ill.) News-Gazette
Meghan (Henwood) Burgess ’15, a fifth-grade teacher at Champaign’s Holy Cross Elementary School, was featured as The News-Gazette’s “Teacher of the Week.”
The Pantagraph
A baseball lifer who died unexpectedly on April 21, Mike Brown ’92 touched countless lives through the game he loved.
Upcoming
Want your event listed on the University Events Calendar and Campus App?
Submit the information using our online form; you can provide virtual event details in the description.
School of Music: Links have been posted throughout the semester for performances as they premiered: www.iwu.edu/music/events/.
Monday, April 26
Through Tuesday, April 27 – Final examinations 
Tuesday, April 27
3 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs. North Central | Pride Game – Home Team Student-Athlete Guests Only. Streaming video at www.iwusports.com/watch/

 

4 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – Senior Picnic – We will celebrate all our outstanding seniors and Senior Leadership Awards will be presented.

 

5 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs. North Central | Pride Game Home Team Student-Athlete Guests Only. Streaming video at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Friday, April 30
Weibring Golf Club, 800 Gregory St., Normal – Men's Golf - CCIW Championship (Day 1)

 

4 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs. Millikin | Senior Day Home Team Student-Athlete Guests Only. Streaming video at www.iwusports.com/watch/

 

4 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Carroll | Senior Day Home Team Student-Athlete Guests Only. Streaming video at www.iwusports.com/watch/

 

6 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs. Millikin | Senior Day  Home Team Student-Athlete Guests Only. Streaming video at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Saturday, May 1
Weibring Golf Club, 800 Gregory St., Normal – Men's Golf - CCIW Championship (Day 2)

 

2 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Carroll – Home Team Student-Athlete Guests Only. Streaming video at www.iwusports.com/watch/

 

5 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Carroll – Home Team Student-Athlete Guests Only. Streaming video at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Sunday, May 2
Ceremonies at 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Commencement
Announcements
Treat your favorite Titan and celebrate graduation at the Titan Bookstore, open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during Commencement (this Sunday, May 2).

 

Shop in-store or online: www.iwu.edu/bookstore.

 

Congratulations, graduates!
Optional COVID-19 Testing
Signups for optional COVID-19 testing are available. This is open to students, faculty and staff only, with a cap of 20 participants. The signup deadline is Tuesday at noon: www.iwu.edu/updates/coronavirus/cases.html#opt-in
Kudos
The pivot to remote learning under COVID was a challenge met by the hard work of employees throughout IWU's campus. Staff in Information Technology Services were responsive to students, working to deploy 600 wi-fi access points in an "astounding" six weeks over the extended semester break. Their efforts were featured in a Juniper Networks case study.
Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, director of communications. To submit items of interest, email webedit@iwu.edu.
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