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Feb. 25, 2019

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mushrooms Entrepreneurial Fellowship Winners Grow Gourmet Mushroom Business
Computer science major Bryant Finkler '20 and business administration major Nick Showalter '20, who are growing a gourmet mushroom business in central Illinois, were awarded a $5,000 grant to help develop their business idea as winners of the IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship.

Corey State Farm Scholars Celebrated at Annual Luncheon
Corey Schieler '97, an IWU graduate in his 22nd year as an investment professional at State Farm, spoke to student scholarship recipients about the company's significant investment in their education during Illinois Wesleyan's annual State Farm Scholars Luncheon.

Ben and Fred Sestak '19 Named Outstanding Marketing Student
Benjamin Sestak '19 was named Illinois Wesleyan's Outstanding Marketing Student Award at the 58th annual American Marketing Association student conference in St. Louis.

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Titan Athletics
  • For the second straight season and the eighth time overall, the Illinois Wesleyan women's basketball team won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin postseason tournament and receives the league's automatic bid into the NCAA tournament, after a win at Wheaton College on Saturday, Feb. 23.
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Science News

Biophysicist Alison Sweeney ’01 explained how pollen gets its stunning diversity of shapes.

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With a donation of more than $20,000 to Special Olympics Illinois, Illinois Wesleyan athletes raised the most of any group participating in the Bloomington Polar Plunge. More coverage from WHOI and WEEK TV.

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Ted Nichelson ’93 performed on the same bill as Tom Hanks recently … though not how you might suspect, Bill Flick reports.

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Illinois Wesleyan's School of Theatre Arts presented a visually stunning production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

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Titan basketball starter Doug Wallen ’21 helped his sister Lexi, who plays volleyball at Illinois State, get ready to play college basketball as well.

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IWU's Touch of Class was among nine collegiate a cappella groups competing in the Great Lakes Quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella on Feb. 23 at Illinois State University.

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A few highlights from the University Events Calendar:

Through April 24, Wakeley Gallery, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Art Exhibit - Dong Kyu Kim


Wednesday, Feb. 27

12-1 p.m., IDEA Center, Memorial Center – Workshop on 3D Printing – All students, faculty and staff are invited to BYO lunch and learn about 3D Printing in the IDEA Center.


Thursday, Feb. 28


4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: What is a Cult? – What makes a new understanding or interpretations of existing traditions dangerous? Beneficial? Are all new religious movements cults? Come and discuss these provocative questions with Multifaith Ambassador Paula Amat Norman and other members of IWU Interfaith.

6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D: Human Genetics and Diversity – Provost Mark Brodl will lead a seminar on how the study of genetics has impacted, informed and mis-informed our understandings of race and identity. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as part of the Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series.

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Changing the Body Image Climate – Guest speaker Carolyn Becker, psychology professor at Trinity University, will discuss how to free ourselves from destructive appearance ideals: what not to do in changing the body image climate. Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, IWU Body Project, Counseling and Consultation Services, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Live and Mental Health Immersion Semester.


Saturday, March 2


7 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – 2nd Annual Unity Gala


Monday, March 4

7 p.m., CNS C101, CNS – "Containing Climate Change" with Dr. Rick Duke – An expert on climate science and policy, Duke will present "Containing Climate Change: Restoring U.S. Leadership Domestically and Diplomatically." Duke worked at the White House under the Obama administration, where he helped craft and implement the Climate Action Plan; he supported negotiations on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change; and he has worked on many other domestic efforts to lower carbon emissions and promote clean energy use. He currently works for Gigaton Strategies LLC in Washington, D.C., advising philanthropies and international advocacy groups on low carbon strategies.


7 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Jae Nichelle – The Campus Activities Board and Women of Color RSO will kick off Women of Color week with a performance by spoken word poet Jae Nichelle.

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