Sept. 27, 2021
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Campus News
Located on the first floor of The Ames Library, the newly launched Center for Engaged Learning is a central hub for key educational services supporting student engagement and success.
Titans will gather for Homecoming online and on campus for a selection of outdoor in-person and virtual events. Outdoor student events will include the Titan Dancefest, TGOE Fest/Annual Pizza Taste, and a concert by recording artist Conor Clemmons.
Titan Athletics
The Illinois Wesleyan women's golf team cruised to victory at the Dechert Classic in Decatur, and next will host the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championship.
Titans In The News
CBS News
Produced by Bill Damaschke '85, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” dominated the pandemic-delayed Tony Awards with 10 awards, including Best Musical. 
U.S. News & World Report
International Admissions Counselor Tie Sun '17 discussed how international students can benefit from attending small-town colleges.
The New Yorker
The oldest surviving original owner of a Neutra house at age 102, Thelma Lager Huebsch '41 shared memories of working with the famed architect in designing her home.
Day 6 (CBC Radio)
Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary discussed the online frenzy around the Gabby Petito case.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Jessica (Hinterlong) Schaeffer ’11 was recognized among "Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Executives in Marketing."
Illinois Wesleyan University’s Language School for Kids hosted a language & cultural festival on the campus quad.
The Pantagraph
Director of the Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan University Karen Bussone wrote about the importance of video in her monthly column.
The Pantagraph
Former IWU assistant football coach Dean Bartges, who died Sept. 21, was remembered as an “old school” coach who was also kind and caring.
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Monday, Sept. 27
4-7 p.m., Virtual – IWU Career/Internship Fair Register on Handshake! This annual career/internship fair hosted by the Hart Career Center is free for all IWU students to attend. If you are looking for internships, full-time employment, or just trying to get your foot in the door, this event will help you explore companies of interest.
Tuesday, Sept. 28
5 p.m., The WC|TS (room 105b, to the right of the circulation desk), The Ames Library – Reading to Understand: Reaching Towards Reading Comprehension – This workshop is designed to help students beat distractions to focus on the content and meaning of what you read to better grasp author claims, class assignments, and course discussions. Please preregister by emailing so we can be respectful of social distancing measures. A recording of this event will be available approximately one week after. Please email the above address to request a copy. Sponsored by the Writing Center | Tutoring Services.


7 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs MonmouthStreaming live at
Wednesday, Sept. 29
10 a.m. - 12 and 1-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center (Welcome Center, 2nd floor) – Walk-In Wednesday


11:30 a.m. – Exploring Healthcare Careers: Dr. Becky Canter '88, Dental – For more information, email Michele Darnell, Pre-Health & Biology Career Advisor, at


4-6 p.m., The Ames Library – Center for Engaged Learning Celebration
4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – IWU Interfaith – The Office of Multifaith Engagement will host a weekly meeting that features Interfaith dialogue. All are welcome, and we feature many different voices from campus.


4 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – A Celebration of Latino Cultures – The Office of Diversity and Inclusion welcomes faculty member Rocio Morales for an interactive presentation on the richness and diversity of Hispanic culture.


6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Plush n' Stuff – Students are invited to join the Campus Activities Board and build your own stuffed animal to kick off Homecoming week (masks & physical distance enforced). Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.


7 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs ElmhurstStreaming live at
Thursday, Sept. 30


Through Saturday, Oct. 2, Ironwood Golf Course, Normal – Women's Golf - College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championship – The Titans will host the three-day league tournament.


5 p.m., IDEA Center - Maker Space next to the Coffee Shoppe, Memorial Center – Get Started Entrepreneurial Event – This special monthly event will be a great opportunity for students to learn how to pitch a business for "seed" funding. Your elevator pitch of 2 minutes could result in $500 to grow your business! The winners will be announced via an audience vote (think Shark Tank with American Idol) so the more friends you bring, the more likely you are to win. Free food, raffle prizes, games and activities will be provided for all participants. Contact Gavin Leach at for details.


6 p.m., Room 022, State Farm Hall – Theatre Event Screening, "A Mexican Trilogy: Hope" – The School of Theatre Arts presents The Latino Theatre Company screening of Evelina Fernandez's play "Hope," which is part of Fernández's series, "A Mexican Trilogy." All three plays center around the Garcias, a Mexican-American family. The trilogy deals in part with transcultural and intergenerational conflict as the Garcia family navigates the shifting political, social, and cultural moments of the mid-20th century. Although the series is not a musical, the plays include songs and music from the popular American songbook as sung by the characters. It is an exciting, moving, and compelling theatrical experience.


6 p.m., The WC|TS (Room 105b to the right of the circulation desk), The Ames Library – ELLW: English Language Learners Welcome – This workshop is designed specifically for those students who speak English as an additional language. In this workshop, we'll cover the different ways the Writing Center can offer specific support and guidance to IWU's ELL student population. We'll also have time for a meet and greet with some of our tutors and a chance to answer any questions you might have. Please preregister by emailing so we can be respectful of social distancing measures. Sponsored by the Writing Center | Tutoring Services.


7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series - Temblores (Tremors) – Introduced by students in Spanish 102 and 201.


7 p.m., Eckley Quad (Kemp Commencement Plaza in front of State Farm Hall) – Titan Dance Fest & Hansen 100th Time Capsule Unveiling – Registered Student Organizations along with Greek Life organizations will battle for the title of dance fest champion at this high-energy event! We will also be showing the contents of the 100th year of the Hansen Time Capsule. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement.
Friday, Oct. 1


3:30 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs Wheaton


5 p.m., Eckley Quad – TGOE Fest & Pizza Taste Off The Campus Activities Board is thrilled to bring back the annual pizza taste off – students are invited to come sample local/chain restaurants from here in town. The event will feature remarks and performances by the Titan cheerleaders, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and crowning of Homecoming royalty.


8 p.m., Eckley Quad (Kemp Commencement Plaza in front of State Farm Hall) – Singer Conor Clemmons – A Nashville-based country artist who you may recognize from NBC's The Voice, Clemmons' show is well rounded with great features from all genres and some incredible mashups. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
Saturday, Oct. 2



10 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs Elmhurst


1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs Elmhurst – Streaming live at
Sunday, Oct. 3


1 p.m., Livestream from Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – School of Music: Homecoming Faculty Showcase


1 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs Concordia-WisconsinStreaming live at


6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Student Senate General Assembly – All General Assembly meetings are open to the entire student body.
Monday, Oct. 4
9 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – IWU Lyrical Graffiti Open Mic – Students are invited to perform poetry, music, comedy, and whatever else they want to perform.
Matthew S. Schuldt '99 was named to the Tuck MBA Council for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.


Amber Munday '01 has joined Boston-based law firm Polsinelli's National Real Estate Practice as a shareholder in its Chicago office.
COVID-19 On-Campus Testing
Please use this form to register if you would like to participate in on-campus surveillance testing on Wednesdays (11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shirk Center). Deadline for registration is 1 p.m. Monday before the testing date.


We encourage testing by any student, staff or faculty members – including those who are fully vaccinated – who have concerns about their virus exposure or who have even the mildest of physical symptoms.
Congratulations to Associate Dean of Students Kevin Carey '13, who married Kari Murphy on Sept. 21, 2021. The couple reside in Normal. We're happy to add an honorary Titan into the fold!
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