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March 25, 2019

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Habitat Students Volunteer in Louisiana During Alternative Spring Break
Embodying the spirit of philanthropy and exploration, some Illinois Wesleyan students spent their Spring Break together volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Mandeville, Louisiana.

Linda Zhang '18 Named Global Citizen Programme Scholar
Crediting the abilities she gained through involvement in various activities at Illinois Wesleyan, Linda Zhang '18 is ready to take initiative in Participation & Leadership, expected as recipient of a Ustinov College Scholarship from Durham University in England.

Nuziards Gene, Marilyn Nuziard Establish Eight-Figure Scholarship Endowment
Noting that his Illinois Wesleyan education served him well as he rose through the ranks in his successful career, Gene Nuziard ’50 and his wife Marilyn will provide the gift of an IWU education to future students – fulfilling his motto, "Learn. Earn. Return."

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Titan Athletics
  • With its third straight win, defeating Albion College on Sunday, March 24, the Illinois Wesleyan women's lacrosse team is 8-2 this spring.
  • The men's lacrosse team won against Hope College on Saturday, March 23, improving to 6-1 for the season.
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Titans In The News
The (Carbondale, Ill.) Southern

Illinois Wesleyan political science students will take part in the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University-Carbon-dale, among the bright young people being asked to envision the future of their state.

The Pantagraph

After an executive order on “improving free inquiry” was issued by President Donald Trump, IWU President Eric Jensen said Illinois Wesleyan continues to foster free speech and diversity.

(Charleston, Ill.) Daily Eastern News

Kate Tombaugh ’07 performed “It Just Takes One,” a one-woman musical that she also wrote and produced, at Eastern Illinois University’s Doudna Fine Arts Center. 

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A few highlights from the University Events Calendar:



Wednesday, March 27


11 a.m., 205, CLA – Study Abroad 101 Workshop  – At the Study Abroad 101 Beginner Workshop, students can learn about the new study abroad online application process; different types of programs; timelines and important deadlines; scholarships and funding –

and have an opportunity to talk to a study abroad advisor and peer ambassadors (students who studied abroad).

7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium, Welcome Center – Financial Literacy with Financial Advisor Kevin Kuebler – A real-life crash course into what college students can be thinking about to get started well financially as they leave college, sponsored by the Hart Career Center.



Thursday, March 28


foodThrough Friday, March 29 – International Food Symposium – Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State are collaborating to host the symposium, “Thought for Food in the Luso-Hispanic Transatlantic,” aimed to celebrate and examine the complex cultural, social, environmental, political, and economic interconnections that define food’s position within these regions.

4 p.m., Room 102, State Farm Hall – “Mind Playing Tricks on Me: Representations of Combat Trauma in Greek Tragedy and Hip-Hop" – Dr. Jesse Weiner, Assistant Professor of Classics at Hamilton College, will present the March IDES lecture, sponsored by Greek and Roman Studies.

6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D: Not in Our Town – Visiting Assistant Professor Sarah Lindenbaum will speak on the impact of art on social justice movements.
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as part of the Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series.


8 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – English 301 Poetry Reading - Please Skip Me: Vasectomania 2 (i.e., Electric Bugaloo III, or Poems That Don’t Rhyme) - A Poetry Soirée – Featuring poets: Davida Boron '20, Yovana Milosevic '21, Tuxford Turner '19, Crystal Valadez '20, Jon Recchia '20, Joey Pasternak '20, Maya Manzonelli '21, Brandon Chopp '19, Johnny Whitfield '20, Nathan Vartivarian '20, Kelsey Browning '20, Minji Will '19 and Alex Machon '21.



Friday, March 29


ChrisThrough Saturday, March 30 – Interfaith Summit Aims for 'Common Ground' – Illinois Wesleyan’s 2019 Interfaith Summit will feature Chris Stedman, author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious, as keynote speaker and workshop leader. Interactive workshops will also be led by IWU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Saturday, March 30

12 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. North Central College (doubleheader) – Live streaming video at

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Opera – A program of opera scenes, including selections from Mark Adamo’s Little Women and Life Within the Current by S. V. Villano ‘20.

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