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April 22, 2019

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Campus News

Steinway Frevert Gift Enables All-Steinway School Designation
Thanks to a $3.5 million gift from the C.B. Frevert Family Trust, Illinois Wesleyan will become one of 153 universities in the world to earn distinction as an All-Steinway School, enabling students in the School of Music to learn on instruments of the highest quality.

JWPRC Students Shine at Research Conference
Students from all years, disciplines and academic interests presented research projects, artwork and music at Illinois Wesleyan's 30th annual John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference.
VIDEO: Showcasing Research Led by Undergraduates

Yemen Students Campaign to 'Rescue Yemen from Famine'
For the 13th year, students enrolled in "Perspectives In Global Health" are raising awareness and proposing solutions for today's most troubling global health issues. This year's focus is on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Macey Students Establish Donation Program for Local Homeless Shelters
Rather than letting leftover student meal swipes go to waste at the end of the semester, Macey Grant '20 and Lakshmi Jayam '22 organized a meal swipe donation program to benefit Bloomington's Salvation Army and Home Sweet Home Ministries.

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Titan Athletics
  • In her third season at IWU, Head Softball Coach Tiffany Prager got her 100th career win as the Titans took both ends of a doubleheader at North Park University at Holmgren Field in Chicago on April 19. The team then won 2 more on April 20 against Elmhurst at the IWU Softball Field.
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It's Finals Week – Stay calm and pet a miniature horse! (or a dog)

Some selected highlights from the University Events Calendar:


Tuesday, April 23

Last Day of Classes  


11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., The Ames Library Plaza, The Ames Library – Miniature Therapy Horses at The Ames Library



Wednesday, April 24


Reading Day (NO CLASSES)

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Eckley Quad (rain location: Hansen Student Center) – De-stress With Dogs

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Screeble Ur Gooblin: Trek to the Center of Whatever - A Poetry Shindig – Featuring stand-up poetry by students in ENGL 301 - Special Topics in Creative Writing.


11 p.m.-2 a.m. (also Thursday, April 25), Dugout, Memorial Center – PB&J Extravaganza – Students are invited to come on over and make their own PB&J sammies, get some coffee, tea or cocoa, grab some fresh fruit and get a kindly word as they complete finals and finish the last projects of the semester.



Thursday, April 25

Through Tuesday, April 30 – Final Examinations


7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Crazy Big F***ing Cats: POEMS! – Featuring poetry by students in ENGL 202 - Writing Poetry.



Friday, April 26

6 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Elmhurst College – Live streaming video at



Saturday, April 27

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

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