April 18, 2022
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
The Illinois Wesleyan University community has an opportunity to set another fundraising record at this year’s All In for Wesleyan on Tuesday, April 19.
Ram Mohan, the Wendell and Loretta Hess Professor of Chemistry, has been named the 2023 recipient of Illinois Wesleyan’s Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, the University's top teaching honor. A reception is planned Thursday.
The Office of Student Involvement recognized several Illinois Wesleyan student leaders, organizations and advisors at the annual Do Well & Do Good Involvement Awards on April 4.
Leah Nillas and Mitzi Timan have been named 2022 recipients of the University's Leadership Award for Inclusive Excellence, recognizing faculty and staff members who have upheld the University’s values of advocacy, education and community building.
Titan Athletics
  • Seven Titans finished in the top 10 as the men's golf team won the Blueboy Invitational in Springfield on Saturday, wrapping up the team's final tournament of the regular season. The team will compete in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday-Saturday, April 29-30. 
Titans In The News
The Daily Herald
Britnee (Ruscitti) Kenyon '10 is a finalist for a 2022 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Metro UK
Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary explains some of the fascination with unsolved true crime cases.
A book from the IWU Digital Commons, “Pursuing the Ephemeral, Painting the Enduring: Alzheimer’s and the Artwork of William Utermohlen,” is cited in an article about the connection between art and memory.
NPR Illinois
President S. Georgia Nugent discussed trends in higher education in the wake of the announced closure of Lincoln College.
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Monday, April 18
Through April 20, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of art – 35th Annual Student Art Exhibition – The 35th annual BFA / BA Senior Art Exhibits and the Juried Student Art Exhibition represents all aspects of the art program: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, 3-D design, ceramics, sculpture and glass.
Tuesday, April 19
All In for Wesleyan – The theme for this year's day of giving is "Always A Titan." Events are planned all day to celebrate. The All In website will be live at midnight April 19: www.iwu.edu/all-in. Click here to give now.


7 p.m., Virtual – Marcus Dunlop '08 - Careers in Investment Banking and Hedge Funds – IWU alumnus Marcus Dunlop, Partner/Portfolio Manager with HG Vora in New York City, will present on his career path in investment banking and working at a hedge fund. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link.
Wednesday, April 20
Last Day of Classes


10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center, Myers Welcome Center – Career Center Walk-In Hours – Students are invited to stop by to take advantage of our career resources and spaces.


4 p.m., Lower Level, Evelyn Chapel – Interfaith Baccalaureate Service – An informal interfaith baccalaureate service will recognize seniors who have been involved in multicultural engagement work during their time at IWU. The hour will include readings, sharing, reflections from the seniors, presentation of interfaith stoles for commencement, and, of course, some good food and fellowship.


4 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs Millikin (Doubleheader) – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


6 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs Eureka - Rescheduled from April 19.
Thursday, April 21
Reading Day - No Classes


2-4:30 p.m., Atrium, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Kemp Award Reception – The campus community is invited to honor the winner of the 2023 Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, Ram Mohan.


7 p.m., The Writing Center | Tutoring Services 105b, The Ames Library – Study "Write" Almost All Night – This workshop is a chance to get walk-in support on your papers and to brush up on your study skills while scoring some snacks. Take the time to meet with a tutor or use the WCTS as a convenient study space as you prepare for your finals. We'll have writing center tutors and student success tutors on hand to help you prep papers, prepare for tests, practice presentations, and more! We'll also have lots of healthy and not-so-healthy snacks and coffee/tea! See the event flyer. Sponsored by the WCTS.
Friday, April 22
Final Examinations


12:30 p.m., Corner of Park and Beecher Streets – Commemorative Tree Planting Honoring Laurine Brown – Laurine Brown, Instructional Professor of Health/Environmental Studies and Environmental Studies Coordinator, retired this year. In tribute to her 22 years of service toward making IWU a more sustainable campus, the Environmental Studies Department, School of Nursing and the GREENetwork will plant a commemorative tree in her honor. The campus community is invited to join us for the dedication. If you have any questions, please contact Carl Teichman or Aaron Wilson.
Saturday, April 23
11 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs Wheaton


1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs Carroll – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


1 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs Carthage - Senior Day (Doubleheader) – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Sunday, April 24
10 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs Elmhurst


12 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs Whittier – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


1 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs North Park (Doubleheader) – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Monday, April 25
Through Tuesday, April 26 – Final Examinations


5:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Percussion Ensemble – Sponsored by the School of Music


7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Student Short Film Showcase – Students in FILM 330-Videography and THEA 483-Acting for the Camera will present six original short films.
  • The following students were recognized through the 2022 IWU Student Writing Awards:
Illinois Wesleyan University Department of English Prize for Short Fiction
Winner: Holly Brill '22, “Her"
Honorable Mentions: Hallie Litton '25, “The Terrors of Childhood” and Stephen Nickisch '25, “Inside the Mind of the Composer”
Illinois Wesleyan University Department of English Essay Prize
Winner: Nina DeBoni '23, “My Grievances with Math, As a Concept”
Honorable Mention: Farah Bassyouni '25, “Tahrir Square: The Story of a Childhood”
Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize
Winner: Farah Bassyouni '25
Honorable Mentions: Emile Ottinger '23 and Nina DeBoni '23

  • Deon Hornsby '97 is helping others navigate a way toward better racial understanding and diversity in the insurance industry. (Free account required to read article.)


  • Sara Ingram ’03 joined law firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States.
Pick Up Your Campus Mail Before April 29
Please remember to pick up your mail at the Titan Print & Mail Center before April 29. Email titanmail@iwu.edu or call (309) 556-3087 with any questions or if certain accommodations are needed. 
Hydration Stations on Campus
If you notice a Hydration Station on campus is not working properly, please submit a work order request to Physical Plant through Asset Essentials. Water lines in two stations recently froze and broke, causing damage. Your assistance in keeping an eye out for malfunctioning Hydration Stations is greatly appreciated.
Opt-In COVID Testing
Optional on-campus COVID-19 testing is open to students, faculty and staff. If you would like to participate, please sign up here. Testing is available Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Shirk Center. Unvaccinated students will test weekly automatically and do not need to sign up. Deadline for registration is 1 p.m. Monday before the testing date.
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