Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan University News for Students and Parents

May 28, 2014

Turning Titan – Next Steps


Greetings to the Incoming Class of 2018! The Illinois Wesleyan University Orientation Services office is excited to begin our Orientation news updates: Turning Titan Next Steps!

From now until the New Student Orientation, we will bring you news, highlights from various departments and important action items from the Orientation Checklist. If you have any questions, please contact Orientation Services at or (309) 556-3749.

Roommate matching
. Round 1 notifications were sent to your @iwu email on May 28. More information, including deadlines for future rounds, can be found here.

Parent Orientation – Saturday, June 21. This optional one-day event for the parents and guardians of the incoming class includes opportunities to meet IWU faculty, staff, and orientation leaders. Register or learn more.

We are excited to help you Turn Titan!

Campus News


Construction on $6.5 Million Shirk Center Addition to Begin Soon
An expansion of the Shirk Center's fitness and athletic team space is being made possible by a gift from the Shirk family and the Shirk Family Foundation.

Rebecca Roesner

Roesner to Receive National Teaching Award
Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry Rebecca Roesner will receive Iota Sigma Pi's Centennial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Film Class

May Term Classes Offer World of Opportunities
From learning first-hand about the surging Chinese economy to connecting physics and ecology through the study of sound, May Term students spend an intensive month in courses on campus and around the world.


Salowitz Honored by College Sports Information Directors
Wesleyan's Stew Salowitz will be honored by CoSIDA for his 25 years publicizing Titan sports, including media relations for numerous NCAA championships held at IWU.


Three Alumni Named as University Trustees
Three alumni were named to Illinois Wesleyan's Board of Trustees and the current officers were re-elected to serve for the coming 2014-15 academic year.


Students Named to Spring 2014 Dean's List
Illinois Wesleyan has announced the spring semester Dean's List, which includes 879 students from 29 states and 10 countries.


• Illinois Wesleyan sophomore Nia Joiner (in the 100) and members of the 4x400 relay team earned All-American status with sixth place finishes at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 24, at Selby Stadium and George Gauthier Track in Delaware, Ohio, while junior Allie Boudreau earned All-American status with her fourth place finish in the heptathlon on Friday.

• Senior pitcher Molly McCready was named to the third team of the 2014 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III All-America softball squads.

> Find more highlights at


Continuing through July 25, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building Summer Art Exhibitions – Glass models of plant and animal life ("Lifeforms") and paintings by local artist Mary Jungels-Goodyear ("Layered Landscapes") are on display.

Friday, May 30

May Term Final Examinations

> Find more on the Events Calendar


• Information Literacy Librarian / Assistant Professor Chris Sweet and Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke co-presented "Starting From Scratch: Meaningful Integration of Information Literacy through Collaborative Course and Assignment Design" at the LOEX Library Instruction and Information Literacy Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., May 8-10.

• Associate Professor of Business Administration Fred Hoyt traveled to Argentina, Brazil and Chile this month as part of a Faculty and Professional Development in International Business Program to raise U.S. business professional and faculty awareness of the social, political, economic and business environments that exist in South America. The Mercosur program is offered by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Florida International University.

Read Hoyt's blog.

> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.

Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
The $6.5 million addition to the Shirk Center is being funded almost entirely through a gift from the Shirk family and the Shirk Family Foundation.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan is expecting an increase in minority and international students with its fall enrollment, President Richard F. Wilson reports.

(Dubuque, Iowa) Telegraph Herald
Evan Dolan '16 will perform in four productions this summer at Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, N.Y. (subscription required)

Waterloo Cedar Falls (Iowa) Courier
Waterloo native Adam Walleser '14 directed a student production of "F2M" during May Term at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Detroit Lakes (Minn.) Online

Pianist David Ferreira '63 will perform at Detroit Lakes' "Poetry & Jazz in the Park."

WGLT Radio
A fine arts reproduction of the first hand-lettered, hand-painted Bible in 500 years went on display at Evelyn Chapel.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette
Lauren Henry '14 begins an internship at the Modern Museum of Art in Manhattan on June 3.

The State Journal-Register
Newly minted doctor Christopher Miedema '10 will begin an emergency medicine residency at SIU School of Medicine.

Chicago Tribune - Trib Local
Piano teacher Rita Brown '63 has been named Foundation Fellow of the Music Teachers National Association.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Steve Brook '03 manages the River City Rascals minor league baseball team and teaches at Fort Zumwalt South H.S.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center has named Jacklynn Lesniak '86 as CNO and senior vice president of patient care services.

Actor Richard Jenkins '69 talked about his Illinois Wesleyan beginnings and how he selects his many movie roles.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan students reported to the City Council on their findings regarding the potential for a west Bloomington TIF district.

Illinois Wesleyan researchers are developing computer programs for dogs.

WGLT Radio
Wesleyan's Given Harper discussed the colorful, rare birds that are migrating across McLean County.

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