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April 15, 2019

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Grads Newest Grads Employed at High Rate
Nearly 97% of Illinois Wesleyan's class of 2018 were employed or in graduate/professional school programs within six months of graduating, based on data obtained by the Hart Career Center following guidelines from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

All In Titans "Unlock Opportunities" During All In For Wesleyan
Illinois Wesleyan's seventh annual day of giving saw 2,205 donors make 2,578 gifts to collectively raise $518,316, plus $258,000 from pacesetter challenge donors, for a grand total of $776,316. VIDEO: Titans say Thank You!

Symposium group Student Takes Second Place at Physics Research Symposium
Four Illinois Wesleyan physics students presented their research at the Illinois Section of American Association of Physics Teachers Student Research Symposium, with second place honors awarded to mathematics and physics double major Minzhao (Henryken) Liu '21.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Titan men's golf team won the 12-team Indiana Small College Championships, concluded on Sunday, April 14 at the Donald Ross Course at French Lick, Indiana.
  • Seniors Grainne Kelly and Brady Rose were recognized as Illinois Wesleyan's College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Merle Chapman Leadership Award winners.
  • Assistant volleyball coach Mary Frahm was chosen for inclusion in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) 2019 Thirty Under 30 Awards.
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Titans In The News

Netflix announced it will adapt the Broadway musical The Prom, co-produced by Bill Damaschke ’85, into a feature-length movie.

WGLT Radio
Bloom Community School students teamed up with Assistant Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong and her students to research primates at the Louisville Zoo.
The Pantagraph

The inaugural “Arts Slam,” organized by faculty and students from the schools of art, music and theatre, featured a series of events to bring arts to public spaces on campus.

(Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald

Twenty-five years after he nearly lost his voice — and his life — after being shot outside a West Chicago restaurant, Wayne Messmer ’72 sang the national anthem at the Chicago Cubs home opener.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan far exceeded its $400,000 goal for its “All In for Wesleyan” fundraising day on April 11. Participation by IWU Pride Alumni was featured in the Illinois Eagle.

Golf Digest

As longtime sportswriter Dave Kindred ’63 covered his 52nd Masters, author John Feinstein noted "Dave can write well and passionately about anything" – but nothing better than golf.

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Check out some highlights from the University Events Calendar:



Tuesday, April 16

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Ensemble & Vocal Jazz to Perform with Guest Drummer



Wednesday, April 17

11 a.m., The Ames Library – Course Cluster Open House – Students enrolled in classes related to the annual intellectual theme will give presentations on their work.

4 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. University of Dubuque – Live streaming video at

4 p.m., 210, State Farm Hall – “A Use Case Dilemma for Autonomous Weapon Systems” – Guest Speaker Amelia von Gemmingen, IWU class of 2015, will speak about the use of autonomous weapon systems (AWS) in the theatre of war. Sponsored by the Policy and Ethics Partners First-Year Experience and the Philosophy Department.

7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. University of Chicago – Live streaming video at

Friday, April 19

3 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Millikin University (doubleheader) – Live streaming video at


6 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Touch of Class Spring Concert – IWU's premier all-female a capella group will perform their spring concert, featuring many different soloists, some catchy tunes, and just a touch of class.



Saturday, April 20

12 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Elmhurst College (doubleheader) – Live streaming video at


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Shout Out
  • Madeline Gutierrez '22 recently won the title of Miss Lake County. With a major in nursing and minor in women's and gender studies, she has been promoting a platform, “Let’s Speak! Girl Power in Speech.” She strives to empower girls by teaching the value of public speaking and how this skill can lead to leadership roles and new opportunities.
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