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March 18, 2019

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

CIE group Students Delve Into Immersive Healthcare Trip
Illinois Wesleyan students participating in the annual Career Immersion Excursion networked with alumni in Chicago, who provided valuable insights into the complex and ever-changing world of healthcare.

Zoo Animal Studies Scholars Observe, Enrich Louisville Zoo Primates
A group of Illinois Wesleyan students spent Spring Break observing and enriching the lives of primates at the Louisville (Kentucky) Zoo, part of their First-Year Experience as Animal Studies Scholars.

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Student Advocates Defend Imprisoned Activist
Four Illinois Wesleyan students traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of an imprisoned Saudi Arabian professor during Scholars at Risk (SAR)'s third annual Student Advocacy Days, March 7-8.

justice Student Research Explores Human Rights and Changing Climates
Illinois Wesleyan's seventh annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Conference invited students from Illinois Wesleyan and neighboring institutions to present their research on human rights issues that have evolved given recent changes in environmental, political, social, cultural and religious climates.

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Titan Athletics
  • Among Titan teams traveling for Spring Break, the Illinois Wesleyan men's golf team finished in third place in the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, played at the Pine Lakes Golf Club.
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Titans In The News
Sierra Magazine

Assistant Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong, who directs IWU's Comparative Cognition Lab, discussed the evolving study of animal intelligence.


Olivia Ruff '19 talked about the impact of teachers who were honored during the event she helped to organize, hosted by Not In Our School Bloomington-Normal at IWU.

Madison-St. Clair Record

Attorney Matthew T. Glavin '01, previously the national director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for American Water, has joined the Cozen O'Connor law firm as counsel and principal of its Public Strategies Group.

The (Alton) Telegraph

Spencer Burbach ’21 discussed his Illinois Wesleyan experience, including a Spring Break tour of the United States and Canada with the Collegiate Choir.

Washington (DC) Blade

Anthony Michael Lopez ’08 is starring in Vanity Fair at the Shakespeare Theatre Company: Lansburgh Theatre in Washington, DC through March 31. 

The Pantagraph

As IWU's equipment manager, Tony Robbins ’83 makes sure all student-athletes have their equipment ready every day for practices and games.

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A few highlights from the University Events Calendar:



Wednesday, March 20

4 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Aurora University – Live streaming video at


7 p.m., Auditorium, Welcome Center – Trying To Live On The "Edge of Next":  How My Liberal Arts Education at IWU Prepared Me to Become a Teacher, Coach, Harvard Fellow and Global Citizen – John Camardella '03 teaches World Religion and serves as Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Prospect High School. He is also a fellow through Harvard University’s Religious Literacy Project. He will share his tips for success and discuss his thoughts on how a curious mind, combined with a desire to serve others, can help you thrive in a global society.

7 p.m., C101, CNS – Social Media for the Medical Professional – IWU Student Nurses' Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Theta Pi Chapter are hosting Dr. Sara Krzyzaniak, an emergency room physician for OSF Healthcare, to speak about "Social Media for the Medical Professional."


7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – A Reading by Porochista Khakpour – Porochista Khakpour, author of two novels and a memoir, will read from her work. She has received many honors for her work, including a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing, and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

7:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. DePauw University – Live streaming video at



Thursday, March 21

4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: Burial Practices, Death and Dying – What happens to our physical remains after we die? What are some common and some distinct practices that honor and celebrate life after it ends? Join the Multifaith Ambassador team for a discussion about burial practices in faith and cultural traditions, and how they express core beliefs about life and death.


6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D: Black Women in Social Movements: The Unsung Heroes – Alani Sweezey '19 will lead a presentation on the integral role black women have played in social justice movements and posit reasons why their successes have remained, for the most part, quiet. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as part of the Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series.



Friday, March 22


7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Lab + Combos

8 p.m. (also 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday), E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre – Musical: Violet



Saturday, March 23



Second Annual TEDxIWU Event, "Becoming Human," Set for March 23
Designed to highlight the innovative spirit of the campus and Bloomington-Normal community, TEDxIWU will bring together Illinois Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community members to share their best ideas.

6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – JAMNESTY: A Night to Fuse Art and Advocacy – The inaugural Jamnesty is a campus-wide concert seeking to showcase the extensive passions & talent present across our campus. Sponsored by IWU Interfaith, Amnesty and Peace Fellows.

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