March 8, 2022
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Anyone interested in broadening their education or deepening their connection with Illinois Wesleyan is invited to enroll in 2022 Summer Term courses.
Susanna Widicus Weaver '00 says her time at IWU taught her how to handle research challenges and grow into a confident scientist, but also inspired her desire to mentor undergraduates in her current role as professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Revolving around the annual Illinois Wesleyan academic theme, host Joe Viola '22 interviews students, staff, and faculty from around campus. These conversations encompass personal opinions regarding the theme, its meaning, and the current world we live in. Also on Spotify.
Titan Athletics
  • The Titans advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament and will host sectional play this weekend, March 11-12.


  • The women's basketball team ended its season in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament with a loss to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Titans In The News
Chicago Tribune
Ian Coulter-Buford '12 is among the cast of Hadestown, which opened Wednesday at Chicago's CIBC Theatre.
The Pantagraph
Local university professors, including IWU's William Munro, offered insight into the war in Ukraine.
WGLT Radio
President S. Georgia Nugent provided an update on the Petrick Idea Center, for which a conceptual design has been completed.
WGLT Radio
A strong stock market helped grow Illinois Wesleyan's endowment in 2021.
Peter Haas '88, the new U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh, has arrived in Dhaka, the country's capital city.
WGLT Radio
Exhibits at Illinois Wesleyan's Wakeley and Merwin Galleries celebrate the fullness of Blackness and explore the theme of Afro-futurism. More on Sound Ideas.
 A few highlights from the University Events Calendar:
Tuesday, March 8
4 p.m., C102, CNS – Panel Discussion on Ukraine – Current and former professors will discuss the situation in Ukraine and its possible implications for regional stability, security, and human rights. An open discussion will follow the speaker presentations. Organized by the political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha and the International Studies honor society Phi Beta Delta.
7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Sit Down with Student Senate: Perseverance – The Sit Down will feature three different speakers focusing on topics surrounding sustainability, social justice, and mental health: Henry Brockman on Farming during Global Warming; Tyrin Sykes '25 on Persevering through Injustices in College; and Graeme Phillips on Body Dysphoria & Mental Health.
Wednesday, March 9
7 p.m., ZoomLeadership Series: Samantha Ramirez-Herrera - "Live. Create. Inspire" – Part of the Spring 2022 Leadership Speaker Series, "Authentically Leading through Identity," presented by the Office of Student Involvement. Ramirez-Herrera is a Mexican-born DREAMer and an all-around doer. 


7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Solideo Quartet (String Quartet) Recital
Thursday, March 10
4 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs Aurora – Streaming live at
5 p.m., Zoom – Let's Get Personal (Statements) – Do you have to write a personal statement for a future career in medicine (doctor, PA, OT, PT, advanced practice nurse, Ph.D.)? This workshop is designed to help you polish up your statement and avoid common pitfalls. Sponsored by the Writing Center | Tutoring Services.
Friday, March 11
7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Wheaton - NCAA Sectional – Streaming live at
Saturday, March 12
7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball NCAA Sectional Final – Streaming live at
Spring Break – March 12-20
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