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Illinois Wesleyan University

February 2019

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Campus News

Abroad Gilman Scholarship Supports Study Abroad Opportunities

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has awarded a study abroad scholarship to Illinois Wesleyan nursing major Ely Cortez '21 to study in Spain.

Team Ethics Bowl Team Qualifies for Nationals
For the fourth time in the past six years, Illinois Wesleyan's Ethics Bowl team qualified for Nationals at the Upper Midwest Regional competition, finishing among the top four teams amid contenders that included Carleton College, DePauw University and Northwestern University.

KimStudents Share Freeman Asia Internship Experiences
Learning through immersive internships at 16 sites across Asia, a record 36 IWU Freeman Asia interns shared their life-changing experiences during an October poster presentation.

Shannon Maloney '18 Named As Rotary Scholar
Saying "IWU encouraged me to pursue my dreams and gave me the tools necessary to move forward," Shannon Maloney '18 has been awarded a $33,000 scholarship through Rotary International to help fund her studies at the University of Oxford.

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Titans In The News
NBC News

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali, a debut novel by Sabina Khan ’97, has appeared on several lists of anticipated reads, including Seventeen Magazine's best young adult reads of the year.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan hosted a three-day startup program for aspiring entrepreneurs, with a $3,000 prize awarded to the most compelling pitch.

GQ Magazine

Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary discussed her research on women's interest in true crime stories, and Netflix's You.

Aurora Beacon News

Linnea (Erickson) Windel ’85, the president and chief executive officer of VNA Health Care, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in recognition of her leadership.

Broadway World

The hit U.S. premiere of RADIO CULTURE, directed and translated by Amber Robinson '08, has been extended through March 3 at TUTA Theatre Chicago.

The State Journal-Register

Previously a partner in a Springfield law firm, Colleen (Schuster) Lawless '05 was named Associate Judge in the 7th Circuit.

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Campus Events

A few highlights from the University Events Calendar:


Wednesday, Feb. 6


10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center, Welcome Center – Hart Career Center Walk-In Wednesday – Bring your resume and have Hart Career Center staff review it, ask a quick question about Handshake, our career services management system, or get help setting up your profile.

6 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Breaking Stigma Trivia – Students are invited for a game of Kahoot centered around mental illness, as a way to spread awareness and break up the stigma of talking about mental health. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and the campus chapter of NAMI.

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Millikin University – Live streaming video at



Friday, Feb. 8


Through Saturday, Feb. 9 Council for IWU Women Summit: Navigating Change – Women students, alumnae, faculty and staff are welcome to join the Council for IWU Women as they share time, talent and resources to support the personal and professional development of the women of IWU. She Speaks, powered by PechaKucha, will feature women sharing their stories at 6 p.m. at Hansen Student Center.

12 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium, Welcome Center – FYFF-Job Search Strategies – You have the resume, but how do you find the job? Students are invited to come to the Welcome Center Auditorium for lunch and some great advice, as part of the For Your Future Fridays series from the Hart Career Center.

Saturday, Feb. 9

4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – TitanThon – The student-run TitanThon celebrates student fundraising efforts and the work done at the Children's Hospital of Illinois with family stories and an event full of fun activities.

5 & 7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's and Men's Basketball vs. Elmhurst College - Seniors' Night – Live streaming video at



Sunday, Feb. 10


5:30 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Lunar New Year Celebration – Enjoy an Asian dinner while watching a variety of Asian cultural performances to mark the Year of the Pig. Sponsored by the Chinese Culture and Communications Club, Japanese Language and Culture Club, Korean Culture Club and Cypher Dance Team.

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