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Feb. 11, 2019

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Campus News

Nyant Vora '19 Pursuing Patent for In-Home Sleep Study Invention
Senior biology major Niyant Vora will graduate this May and enter medical school having already created something that could change the way sleep is studied. With faculty guidance, he created a polysomnogram device that he hopes to patent.

open house Changing Climates Research Showcased at Open House
From travels to Vietnam to studying the on-campus Pride Alliance, Illinois Wesleyan students conducted research projects relating to the University's 2018-19 intellectual theme "Changing Climates," and shared their work at The Ames Library.

Lisa Viral Video Becomes Career Launching Pad for Mishra '15
Alum Lisa Mishra bridges cultures in her music, which went from hobby to career after a viral mash-up reached millions. Taking initiative, taking the stage and taking creative risks were all things she learned during her time on Illinois Wesleyans' campus.

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Titan Athletics
  • Alec Marquardt '22 got second place in 1-meter diving and third place in the 3-meter event at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin diving championships, held at Illinois Wesleyan's Fort Natatorium on Saturday, Feb. 9.
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Titans In The News
Washington Post

Marti Lyons ’08 was nominated for a pair of Helen Hayes Awards, recognizing excellence in Washington area theatre.

Springfield (Ill.) Business Journal

Stephen Paul Antonacci ’90 was named president and CEO of Security Bank.

Williamson (Tenn.) Source

Trinity Elementary Principal Chris Schwartz '92 was selected to lead a new elementary school in Franklin, Tennessee.

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A few highlights from the University Events Calendar:


Tuesday, Feb. 12

12 p.m. and 4 p.m., both at CLA 205, CLA – IWU London Program Info Session Illinois Wesleyan's London Program allows students to live and study in London for a semester, taking IWU courses taught by British faculty. All are welcome to apply.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – 3D Film: "Blackkklansman" – IWU's Black Student Union and Jewish Student Association will collaborate to lead a discussion on the impacts of racism and anti-Semitism in our society, as seen in the featured movie and true story about Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer who successfully infiltrates his local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Part of the Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Thursday, Feb. 14


4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel –  ReligiosiTEA: What is "love": A Conversation with Assistant Professor of Sociology Courtney Irby – What is “love”? How do we show it? If movies, television, and books are to be believed, love is too ephemeral to be so easily defined. And yet, social expectations shape every aspect of relationships, from how people are expected to show love to when we consider it appropriate to fall in love. Come hear Assistant Professor of Sociology Courtney Irby discuss how American cultural understandings of love have changed over time and what this reveals about shifting gender norms. She'll also be discussing her own research studying love, sex, and relationships among conservative religious communities.


Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17


Human Rights Undergraduate Research Conference – Hosted by Illinois Wesleyan's Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, students from Illinois Wesleyan and neighboring liberal arts institutions will present their research on human rights issues that have evolved given recent changes in environmental, political, social, cultural and religious climates.


Saturday, Feb. 16

10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Admitted Student Day I  – Students who are admitted to Illinois Wesleyan University and their families are invited to participate in a unique opportunity to learn more about the many ways IWU will enhance their educational experience.

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