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April 29, 2019

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Pembroke Three Students Accepted to Oxford's Pembroke Program
Three Illinois Wesleyan students – Samira Kassem '21, Thao "Jenny" Le '21, and Rachel McCarthy '21 – have been accepted to spend their junior year studying at Pembroke College, University of Oxford in England.

Vietnam May Term Course Takes Students to Vietnam
Students got a firsthand look at environmental issues across the globe, conducting research with counterparts in Vietnam, then returning to campus to continue collaborative projects engaged in real-world problem solving.

Ondra Healthcare Policy Expert to Speak at Commencement
Dr. Stephen L. Ondra '80, a former military surgeon and leading healthcare policy expert, will deliver Illinois Wesleyan's Commencement address as the University celebrates graduates in the Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 5.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan softball team clinched its 16th College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) softball title in program history by winning games over Carroll on Sunday, April 28, at IWU Softball Field.

  • With a Seniors' Day win over the University of Dubuque at Tucci Stadium on Saturday, April 27, the women's lacrosse team has now won two CCIW regular season titles in the five-year history of the program.

  • The men's lacrosse team secured the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin regular season title with a win over Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Saturday, April 27 – the team's third-straight CCIW title.
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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan has earned designation as an “All-Steinway School,” thanks to a gift from the C.B. Frevert Family Trust that will allow for the purchase and maintenance of Steinway & Sons pianos. More coverage from WGLT Radio and TV-10.


Illinois Wesleyan students relieved some stress on the eve of final exams with the help of miniature horses at The Ames Library.

Indianapolis Star

Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary suggests possible motives for amateur crime investigations.

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Some selected highlights from the University Events Calendar:


Monday, April 29 - Tuesday, April 30


Final examinations



Wednesday, May 1


4 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Augustana - CCIW Championships Semifinal – Live streaming video at

5:30 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Senior Dinner – The Office of Alumni Engagement will celebrate our newest alumni in the class of 2019!

7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Carroll University - CCIW Championships Semifinal – Live streaming video at



Friday, May 3

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Epiphany Farms Restaurant, 220 E. Front St., Bloomington – Lavender Graduation – A celebration that recognizes graduating LGBQA TGNC students' contributions to IWU and the queer community, as well as the significant people in their lives who have helped them achieve their goals. There is no cost to attendees.

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



Saturday, May 5

1 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle (rain location: Shirk Activity Center) COMMENCEMENT


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