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Campus Weekly

August 8, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Turning Titan

The Illinois Wesleyan University Orientation Services

Office is excited to offer these Turning Titan Next Steps. Visit our Orientation Checklist or the newly updated Schedule of Events.


If you have any questions, please contact Orientation Services at or (309) 556-3749. 

Sign Up For Mission Day!

Mission Day is an opportunity for incoming students to participate in events that encourage commitment to the Illinois Wesleyan mission – including community engagement, diversity, globalization, social justice and sustainability. Mission Day will take place on Friday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Register here!

Checklist Items

checklistSummer Reading Essay


The deadline for the Summer Reading Essay Contest has been extended to this Friday, Aug. 12. Find more info.


checklistHealth Insurance Waiver


Participation in the student insurance plan is required unless a waiver form is completed prior to Aug. 29. Learn more or access the waiver.

Orientation Services
Campus News
Irv and MarthaSummer Eckley Scholars Develop Research Skills
Five Illinois Wesleyan students who were selected as Eckley Scholars are tackling issues ranging from stroke rehabilitation to sexual violence on college campuses.
RioIllinois Wesleyan Student Volunteering at Olympics
Juntian Wei '19 is participating in the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a volunteer.
GretaFranklin to Direct Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Greta Franklin has been named director of Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, replacing Brandon Common, who was promoted to Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Life.
Jam SessionThis Summer at Wesleyan
See this summer in photos, and you'll see that Titans pursued their passions both here in Bloomington and far beyond the gates of campus.
More News
Titan Athletics
  • TommyThe women's outdoor track team was chosen as the Division III Scholar Team of the Year and also earned All-Academic Team honors for the 2015-16 NCAA Division III Track & Field seasons. Max Leonard '16 was named the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for NCAA Division III Outdoor Field, and Amelia Glueck '18 was named the Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.

  • Eight individuals and the men's basketball team have been recognized for academic achievement by The National Association of Basketball Coaches.
More Highlights

Merwin & Wakeley Galleries – Exhibit “Alpha and Omega” will be on display through Sept. 1.

More Events
Titans In The News
The (Louisville) Courier-Journal
"One of the most extensive and eloquent archives on the subject of Muhammad Ali is now in the possession of Illinois Wesleyan University," donated by 1963 alum and Hall of Fame sportswriter Dave Kindred.
Chicago Tribune
With a passion for the environment, Dominic Gambaiani '19 rescues and re-purposes everything he can from dumpster dives – including edibles.
(Decatur) Herald & Review

IWU accounting alumna Carrie Jassman '90 joined the Busey Wealth Management Team as a tax specialist.

The (Logan, Utah) Herald Journal
Illinois Wesleyan's Saundra DeAthos and her husband, Harold Meers, are enjoying time on the Utah Festival Opera stage this summer.
The Pantagraph
The St. Jude Telethon, broadcast from Illinois Wesleyan's Shirk Center and with IWU representatives answering calls, set a fundraising record.

More Titans in the News
  • Sharon Hahs '69 announced her plans to retire as president of Northeastern Illinois University after nearly a decade at the helm.
More Research & Creative Activity
Do You Love Your Bike Too Much to Keep it Outside?
You're in luck! There are a handful of spaces still available for the indoor bike storage space on the ground floor of Harriett House. Learn more and sign up here – but be quick, as keys are handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Welcome New Employees

Mary Frahm started Aug. 1 as the Assistant to the Athletic Director/Assistant Volleyball Coach, a grant-funded position.

Tommy Gilbert started Aug. 1 as the Assistant Swimming/Diving Coach, a new position.

Susan High started Aug. 1 as the Costume Shop Supervisor in the School of Theatre Arts, replacing Jeanne Oost.

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