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April 8, 2019

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Sikma Jack Sikma '77 Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
Jack Sikma, who graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in 1977 and went on to be a seven-time NBA All-Star, has been selected for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Alysia Annual Undergraduate Research Conference to Showcase Student Work
Illinois Wesleyan University students across all years, disciplines and research interests will present their long-term research and creative projects at the John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference.

Brandon and Amanda Hopkins and Common Earn Inclusive Excellence Awards
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs Brandon Common and Assistant Professor of Nursing Amanda Hopkins received the President's Award for Inclusive Excellence, recognizing their contributions to diversity and inclusion.

All In Titans are All In For Wesleyan This Thursday!
Titans share why they're #AllInForWesleyan. On Thursday, April 11, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of IWU will show their pride and support – unlocking opportunities for students during a 24-hour day of giving.

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Titan Athletics
  • Head Men's Soccer Coach Kyle Schauls offers a recap of the team's Spring Break trip to Spain, which included competing in friendly games and watching professional soccer matches, plus plentiful sightseeing.
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Titans In The News

Jack Sikma ’77 was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. More coverage from The PantagraphWJBC Radio, Seattle Times, (Milwaukee) Journal Sentinel, (Kankakee, Ill.) Daily Journal, and

Huffington Post
Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary discussed public interest in true crime as it relates to scams, and how to prevent and survive crimes.
WGLT Radio

A professor of English at Heartland Community College, Cathy Gilbert '05 is co-curator of an exhibit, "Typo(etry): Poems, Images and Typewriters."

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Highlights from the University Events Calendar:



Through April 24, Merwin Gallery, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – 32nd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and Senior Art Exhibit



Wednesday, April 10

Through Friday, April 12, Eckley Quad, other locations throughout campus – Arts Slam – A campus takeover in celebration of the arts at Illinois Wesleyan will feature three days of fun and spontaneous events across campus from the School of Art, School of Music and School of Theatre Arts.

7 p.m., C101, CNS – Kelsey Hample '10: “From IWU to FU: The Development of a Female Economist" – Kelsey Hample ’10, who is Robert E. Hughes Assistant Professor of Economics at Furman University, will give the Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics honor society) lecture in economics.

7:30 p.m. (through April 14), McPherson Theatre – Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert

10 p.m., Hansen Student Center – All In for Wesleyan Kickoff – Students are invited to help kick off All In For Wesleyan with a pep rally featuring free pizza, free All In For Wesleyan T-shirts, a balloon drop, the Titan Band and more!



Thursday, April 11


11 a.m.-8 p.m., Memorial Center –  All In For Wesleyan Student Activities

  • 11 a.m.: Trivia (Nell Eckley Lounge)
  • 12 p.m.: Minute to Win It (Dugout)
  • 1 p.m.: Button Making, in Collaboration with the Arts Slam (Nell Eckley Lounge)
  • 6 p.m.: Karaoke with Ice Cream Bar (Nell Eckley Lounge)



Friday, April 12

7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie St., Bloomington – Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra



Saturday, April 13

Ironwood Golf Course, Normal – Women's Golf - Kathy Niepagen Spring Fling

12:15 p.m., IWU Softball Field – IWU Softball Tournament – Live streaming video at

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Elmhurst College - Seniors' Day – Live streaming video at

3 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs. Augustana College

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symphonic Winds

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Undercover – IWU's live music competition will be judged by a panel comprised of faculty, staff, and President Eric Jensen. The winner will receive a prize valued up to $250. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.



Sunday, April 14

3 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington – Spring Choral Concert


7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – CKI Trivia Night – IWU Circle K will host their annual Trivia Night. Come have fun with friends, win prizes, and eat good food!

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