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Campus Weekly
Enroll Now March 20, 2017
We hope you enjoy this edition of our campus newsletter, sharing important happenings at Illinois Wesleyan University and news about the Titan community.
Campus News
frogLehr's Team First to Name Amphibian After BBC's Attenborough
Associate Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr and his research partner have named their newly discovered frog species after the famed British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
EnsembleWind Ensemble Wins National Band Performance Competition
The Illinois Wesleyan Wind Ensemble has been selected as the national winner of The American Prize in Band Performance competition in the performing arts in the college/university division.
MeriFinancial Aid Makes Illinois Wesleyan Opportunities Possible
After a campus visit, Meri Brown switched her college search from big public schools to Illinois Wesleyan, believing better opportunities here make it a better value. She's found that, and more, to be true.
winnersCouncil for IWU Women Awards Four Scholarships
At the 2017 Council for IWU Women Summit, four scholarships were awarded to students who exhibit personal and professional passion, communication skills, empowerment and leadership.
CalderonFormer President of Mexico to Deliver Stevenson Lecture
Felipe Calderón, recognized for leading Mexico's economic recovery and providing international leadership in sustainable development, will speak on "Better Growth or Better Climate: Do We Need to Choose?" on March 23, as part of the Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series.
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Titan Athletics
  • Senior Meg Stanley became Illinois Wesleyan's first-ever national swimming champion when she won the 500 freestyle at the NCAA Division III Championships on March 15 in Shenandoah, Texas. She then finished third in the 1650 freestyle event on March 18.
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Titans In The News
(London) Daily Mail

new species of frog discovered in South America by Wesleyan's Edgar Lehr and his research partner is the first amphibian to be named after Sir David Attenborough. International coverage included, Science Daily, LiveScience, The Independent, The Sun, Express, derstandard (in German), The HinduNDTV and local WGLT Radio.


See up-to-date metrics on coverage of Lehr's study.

Chicago Tribune
Juan Salgado '91 was named the new chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago. Also in the Chicago Sun-Times and on WBEZ Radio.
Daily North Shore
In a "Sunday Breakfast" profile, the multi-faceted Wayne Messmer '72 says he lives "in the moment with eyes wide open.”
Chicago Tribune
Dana Smith '98 has been named superintendent of Flossmoor School District 161. Also reported in the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.
WGLT Radio
Political Science Professor Greg Shaw, who has written extensively on health care policy, weighed in on the GOP proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act.
The (Ottawa) Times
Amy Sipovic '08, a Streator High School social studies teacher, has been appointed to the Illinois Valley Community College board.
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