Illinois Wesleyan Students Rank in Top 10 at International Conference
IWU students put their skills and knowledge to the test in competitions judged by business and industry professionals at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference.
Four New Graduates to Teach in Japan
Four new Illinois Wesleyan graduates have won competitive positions to teach in Japan starting this fall, one at Technos College in Tokyo and three with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program.
Isabelli Awarded Grant to Teach in Madrid
Wesleyan's Christina Isabelli won an IES Abroad grant to teach a summer course in Madrid. Her six-week course in Spanish will examine how social organization and behavior influenced language change.
Nursing Simulation Expert Earns Certification
Becky Altic, who works in the School of Nursing's new simulation center, received designation as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
President Wilson Gives Commencement Address at Alma Mater
Illinois Wesleyan President Richard F. Wilson presented the commencement address May 9 at his alma mater, Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia.
Wagner Named Athletic Director at Illinois Wesleyan
Longtime associate athletic director Mike Wagner has been named to succeed retiring athletic director Dennie Bridges.
• The Illinois Wesleyan men's golf team will play in its ninth consecutive NCAA Division III championships, being held May 12-15 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina.
• Senior Dan Truesdale and junior Matthew Mardis have been elected to the Capital One Academic All-District® 7 baseball team and will be on the ballot for the Capital One Academic All-America® Team.
> Find more highlights at www.iwusports.com.
** See campus facility hours for May Term, including The Ames Library, Shirk Center and Sodexo **
Monday, May 11
• Summer Hours Begin – Campus Offices will close at 4 p.m. daily through Aug. 14.
• Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Art Gallery Exhibitions – Works by Thomas Berenz and Carolina Rodriguez will be displayed through May 29.
Wednesday, May 13
• 10 a.m.-12 p.m., IWU Peace Garden, just north of the athletic fields – Volunteer in the IWU Peace Garden – Sign up if you're looking to volunteer.
Thursday, May 14
• 12:10 p.m., Fifer Courtroom, McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington – Lunch and Learn: Chris Sweet on the History of Cycling in Illinois
• 4-6 p.m., IWU Peace Garden, just north of the athletic fields – IWU Interfaith Project at the Peace Garden – Bring a friend and join us for an afternoon of good ol' digging in the dirt followed by pizza! All participants who volunteer for the entire two hours will receive a free IWU Interfaith T-shirt.
Tuesday, May 19, 3 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – IDES Lecture: "Religion in Ancient Mediterranean Comedy" – Erin Moodie, assistant professor in the Languages and Cultures Department at Purdue University, will present "Religion in Ancient Mediterranean Comedy: Character, Context, and Content." This talk will provide a broad introduction to the religious contexts of Greek and Roman comedy, as well as the comic genres' depiction of deities and religious practices. From the Dionysia festival in Athens to Jupiter's deus ex machina in Plautus' Amphitryon, religion is central to ancient comedy, providing structure, atmosphere, and significance to events on and off the stage. Sponsored by Greek and Roman Studies.
> Find more on the University's Events Calendar
We hope you enjoy this edition of our campus newsletter, sharing important happenings at Illinois Wesleyan University and news about the Titan community.
Titans In The News
The (Champaign) News-Gazette
New graduate Nathan Douglas says a semester abroad in Barcelona was life-changing, and he's returning to Spain this summer on scholarship for a month-long study abroad program.
Titan coaches say they are eager to work with Mike Wagner as Illinois Wesleyan's new athletic director.
The (Galesburg) Register-Mail
Among winners of the 2015 Creative Writing Awards at Illinois Wesleyan, Olivia Anderson won the Kay Nelson Memorial Essay Prize for her essay "Blood Tide."
Tim '15 and Sean Coonan '17, who came to Bloomington-Normal from Europe, have kept their brotherly bonds strong at Illinois Wesleyan.
(DeKalb, Illinois) Daily Chronicle
Bill Braksick '88 was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
History Professor Mike Weis discussed the potential impact of normalized trade relations with Cuba.
Assistant Professor of Music Adriana Ponce, who spent five years teaching Palestinian youth in the West Bank, said a locally posted sign about Palestinians was racist. Also in The Pantagraph.
New Illinois Wesleyan graduates discussed their future plans.
Among community outreach projects earning grants, a local elementary school hosts Illinois Wesleyan students to serve as role models for fourth-graders.
> More Titans in the News
• Alice Arnold '75, professor of art education at East Carolina University, was named one of 10 Women of Distinction by the ECU Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women. The honor recognizes women who demonstrate outstanding leadership, mentoring, and commitment to diversity, empowerment, equality, equity and/or social justice. The awards are made every other year.
• Cliff Nellis '97, founder and executive director of Lawndale Christian Legal Center, spoke at The University of Chicago Law School about his experience working with youth involved in the criminal justice system.