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July 2017

We hope you enjoy this edition of our campus newsletter, sharing news for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community.

Turning Titan

OrientationIllinois Wesleyan's Office of Orientation Services offers these Turning Titan Next Steps. For more information, visit our Orientation Checklist.


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

Checklist Items

As you get ready to turn Titan, here are items to check off your list this month:

Summer Reading

Summer ReadingDon't forget to purchase and read the 2017 Summer Reading Program Selection Between the World and Me by Ta­‐Nehisi Coates. To prepare for small-group discussions on Wednesday, Aug. 23, during Turning Titan: New Student Orientation, be sure to reflect on the reading and discussion questions about this provocative book.

Orientation Services
Campus News
LaurenceFreeman Asia Interns Share Experiences in Blogs, Images
"I know that I am in the midst of a life-changing experience," senior Laurence Henderson wrote after his first days in the Philippines, as one of 34 Illinois Wesleyan students interning throughout Asia with their expenses covered by a grant.
AmeliaStudent Athletes Bring IWU's Academic All-Americans Tally to 125
With the selections last month of Meg Stanley, Eric Rydell and Amelia Glueck to Academic All-American teams, Illinois Wesleyan has reached 125 student-athletes achieving this honor since the program began – in the top 25 among U.S. colleges and universities across all NCAA divisions.
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Titan Athletics

  • TommyIllinois Wesleyan graduate Jack Sikma '77, a seven-time National Basketball Association all-star, was one of 12 people chosen as 2017 inductees for the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame. See stories from The Pantagraph and WJBC Radio.
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Titans In The News

Chicago Tribune


Incoming Illinois Wesleyan student Carolay Alvarado won the AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch 2017 Dare to Dream: Get Educated! Scholarship.

Publishers Weekly

Todd Stocke '93, vice president and editorial director of Sourcebooks, discussed the success of their Jabberwocky imprint, through which Sourcebooks became the 16th largest children’s publisher in the U.S.

Chicago Tribune

Teacher and coach John Camardella '03 helped draft guidelines for the National Council for the Social Studies on teaching about world religions as part of the social studies curriculum.

Crystal Lake Patch
Ken Hommowun '09 was named the new assistant principal at North Elementary School in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Chicago Tribune

Brittany Childs '12 received her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2016, and has joined the West Suburban Veterinary Associates as an associate veterinarian.

The Pantagraph
A "Sea Gal" for the Seattle Seahawks who also works for a division of Blue Shield, Jessica Scharf '13 gave tribute to the influence of an internship manager while she was enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan.
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