View as a web page
Illinois Wesleyan University

May 20, 2019

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Titan Athletics
Titan Illinois Wesleyan Claims 8th NCAA
National Team Championship

  • Titan athletics now boasts eight NCAA Division III national team championships, with a championship victory for the Titan men's golf team on Friday, May 17.

  • A ninth championship remains a possibility yet this spring, as the softball team returns to the final round of the NCAA Division III Softball Championships for its fourth straight season, after winning a pair of Super Regional elimination games against Carthage at IWU Softball Field on Saturday, May 18.
More Highlights
Campus News

Hawaii Students Immersed in Transcultural Healthcare in Hawaii
Students of all majors are spending May Term in Hawaii studying the historical, geographical, and cultural factors that impact health care and health care delivery on the islands – one of many unique courses offered this month on campus and beyond.

Payton Letko '19 Earns Technos International Prize
Senior Payton Letko won the Technos International Prize for her academic excellence and contributions to broadening international ties. She has made the most of opportunities at IWU, including a 2-week immersion in Japan her first year, a Freeman Asia internship, and a semester studying in Japan.

Muyi Yang '18 Awarded Rotary Peace Fellowship
Alum Jia "Muyi" Yang '18 was awarded a 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship by Rotary International to pursue a master's degree in peace and conflict studies at Uppsala University in Sweden. He credited faculty at Illinois Wesleyan who helped him navigate his past experiences.

SSC Sierra Student Coalition Talks Climate Change with Retirement Community
As both younger and older generations face mounting concerns surrounding climate change, students in Illinois Wesleyan's Sierra Student Coalition met with Westminster Village retirees to discuss the future of the planet.

Video Commencement Memories
This could be you! Student Dave O'Neil ’21 produced this video highlighting Commencement for the Class of 2019.

Congratulations, graduates!

More News
Titans In The News
(Peoria, Ill.) Journal Star

Alex Tosi ’10 made his Major League Baseball umpiring debut at a doubleheader between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers at Target Field in Minneapolis.

WGLT Radio

Bill Damaschke ’85 joined “Sound Ideas” to talk about his musical The Prom, recently nominated for seven Tony Awards.

LEO Weekly

Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary offered insight into women’s fascination with true crime.

More Titans in the News
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Flickr YouTube
Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, director of communications. To submit items of interest, email See an archive of past editions.
All images and content