View as a web page
Illinois Wesleyan University

Aug. 5, 2019

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Franklin Larey Named Director of the School of Music
Internationally recognized music scholar and renowned concert pianist Franklin Larey has been named director and professor of the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music.

Rachel Short '09 Identifies New Species of Rhinoceros
Biology alum Rachel Short '09 is the lead author on a project that identified a new species of rhinoceros, Teleoceras aepysoma, which roamed the Great Plains nearly 5 million years ago.

Juan Student's Local Bread Business on the Rise
With the help of an IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship, Juan Rios-Narciso '22 has launched Azteca Pan at the Bloomington Farmers' Market, where he sells his freshly baked bread.

More News
Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team will compete in a series of three exhibition games during a 10-day stay in Italy from Aug. 6-15.

  • Katie Gonzales, who has experience at the Division III and Division I levels of college sports, has been chosen as the new sports information director for Titan athletics, succeeding Stew Salowitz '76, who is retiring on Aug. 30 after nearly 31 years at Illinois Wesleyan.
More Highlights
Titans In The News
The (Oxfordshire, England) Henley Standard

Max Lewendel '03 is the new manager of the Kenton Theatre in the town of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England.

The Pantagraph

The Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team is bound for Italy for a 'whirlwind' of competition and sightseeing.

The (La Salle, Ill.) News Tribune

Former IWU student-athlete Ellen Renk '16 works in social media and hosts a podcast, but still loves to compete.

Crain's Chicago Business

Guggenheim Securities is stepping up its investment banking presence in Chicago, hiring two senior bankers – including Scott Stevens '96 – from the investment banking technology group of local heavyweight William Blair.

The Pantagraph

Wah Chook '22 was among the young leaders nominated for a Why I See You (YICU) Service Award by nonprofit For a Better Tomorrow.


The 100 Greatest Literary Characters, the latest book from R. Forrest Colwell Endowed Chair and Professor of English James Plath, highlights fictional characters who have made a lasting cultural impact.

The Pantagraph

Rob Wuethrich '21, a member of the Titan men's golf team, won the Bloomington-Normal Medal Play on Sunday.

The Pantagraph

Clarissa King '22 was one of seven candidates for McLean County Fair royalty.



More Titans in the News

Friday, Aug. 9
9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  – Summer First Look II – Prospective students and families are invited to visit Illinois Wesleyan to learn more about our exceptional programs and the supportive environment that prepares IWU students for success.



* See Academic Calendars for this coming year and through 2022-23.

More Events
  • IWU B. Charles & Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor Gabriel Spalding led a panel session at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) summer meeting in Provo, Utah, on curricular reform in physics. Spalding serves as Director-at-Large for the AAPT, which aims to advance physics teaching at all levels, from grade school to grad school, and beyond.
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Flickr YouTube

This newsletter is an electronic publication of Illinois Wesleyan University's Communications Office in conjunction with the Admissions Office. To unsubscribe, email

Illinois Wesleyan University
PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702
(309) 556-3031

All images and content