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July 10, 2018

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Turning Titan


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Checklist Items


Some upcoming reminders from the Orientation Checklist:


Summer ReadingSummer Reading

Be sure to join your classmates and the Titan community in reading Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt for the 2018 Summer Reading Program. Be ready to discuss the book during orientation activities and beyond.


Orientation Services
Campus News
NeuroscienceFour New Majors Added for 2018-19
In keeping with the increasingly diverse academic interests of students, Illinois Wesleyan will offer four new majors and seven new minors beginning this fall, in addition to more than 80 current majors, minors and programs.

Brooke SEA-PHAGES Engages First-Year Student Researchers
Illinois Wesleyan students have the opportunity to catch the "research bug" and ignite their passion for science while discovering and analyzing bacteriophages – and publishing their results nationally.

May Term May Term Courses Immerse Students in Unique Topics
Whether delving into the minds of primates in Gibraltar or gladiators from the Roman Empire, students broadened their perspectives by participating in a choice of 70 May Term courses.

SeanO'Carroll '18 Wins Fulbright Award
Senior international business major Sean O'Carroll '18 has been selected to represent Illinois Wesleyan and the United States as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia next year.
More News
Titan Athletics
  • Evan Mok-Lamme, a 2017 Illinois Wesleyan graduate, was selected to play on the Hong Kong Lacrosse Association (HKLA) team for the 2018 Men's World Lacrosse Championships July 12-21 in Netyana, Israel. As a 2015 IWU Freeman Asia intern at World Green Organization in Hong Kong, Mok-Lamme was able to meet Scott Browning, head coach of the HKLA, who later contacted Mok-Lamme to invite him to train and travel with the team.
More Highlights
Titans In The News
Broadway World

So You Think You Can Dance alum Evan Kasprzak '10 was among Broadway veterans in the cast of the brand-new dance narrative, Alexa, staged at Inwood Art Works' Culture Hub in Manhattan.

The Stark County News

English - Writing and International Studies major Payton Letko ’19 won the starring role in the Kewanee Community Theatre production of the musical The 23rd Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee via audition tape while she was studying abroad in Japan.

WGLT Radio

Isaac Simmons '20, a business and religion major, volunteers for the Veggie Oasis, taking leftover produce from Bloomington's weekly farmers market to families in need.

The News Gazette

The Lettermen, a musical trio featuring Robert Poynton ’80, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Grio

Celebrated actress Danai Gurira was influenced while growing up in Zimbabwe by the works of Martin Luther King Jr., whom her mother met while attending Illinois Wesleyan University.

Washington Post
A program of Americana performed by soprano Dawn Upshaw '82 will also be featured at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park on Aug. 27.
Business Insider

Chris Haran '05 is joining Midwest Real Estate Data as its Chief Technology Officer, previously serving as Vice President of Field Operations for real estate franchise Coldwell Banker.

Daily Southtown

Jonathan Goble ’80 has been named interim president of Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Illinois.

Accounting Today
Madelyn May ’19 was among 39 accounting students to earn a tuition and textbook scholarship from the Illinois CPA Society.
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