March 1, 2022
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to an elegant evening to celebrate diversity at Illinois Wesleyan with jazz, hors d’oeuvres and dancing.
High school students will have the chance to demonstrate their math and physics knowledge to earn prizes, plus hear from a popular YouTube mathematician during a competition hosted by two IWU student clubs.
At a recent United Nations panel, first-year economics student Victoria Ballesteros-Gonzalez represented women in the field of science while giving a presentation about global disparities in water economics.
Titan Athletics
  • The Titan women's basketball team defeated top-seeded Millikin University in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Tournament Championship to claim their 10th CCIW Tournament title and earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.


  • The men's basketball team will return to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament as hosts of opening round play this weekend.
Video Highlight
Accounting major and first-generation student Emily Joos discusses her Illinois Wesleyan experience – and the job she already landed!
Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Zach Freeman '07 was named the next principal at Bloomington’s Washington Elementary School. He will replace fellow IWU alumnus Jeff Lockenvitz '84, who is retiring after 37 years in education.
The Pantagraph
Former IWU women's basketball standout and current Millikin Head Women’s Basketball Coach Olivia Lett '12 was named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Coach of the Year.
WGLT Radio
Illinois Wesleyan President S. Georgia Nugent appeared on WGLT's Sound Ideas and discussed the University's COVID protocols and budget trends.
 A few highlights from the University Events Calendar:
Thursday, March 3
4 p.m., Zoom – Asian Studies Colloquium – Guest speaker Joannah Peterson, Assistant Professor of Japan Studies at the University of Kentucky, will speak on "Emaki Fashion: The Language of Robes, Fans, and Hair in Pre-modern Japanese Picture Scrolls." Sponsored by Asian Studies, International & Global Studies Program and the Tanaka Foundation. See event flyer.
4 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs Dubuque – Streaming live at
Friday, March 4
7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – CAB Karaoke Night – Do IWU students got talent?! Join the Campus Activities Board and show off your music skills. Sing your heart out on stage or watch your friends perform. The karaoke night will be emceed by musical comedian Morgan Jay.


7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Vocal Art Songs by Women Composers – Sponsored by the School of Music.
Saturday, March 5
1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs Capital – Streaming live at
3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Schubert's Winterreise, performed by Boyd Mackus, baritone, & John Wustman, pianoAccomplished guest performers will be hosted by the School of Music.
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