April 5, 2022
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Campus News
Creative endeavors and research projects by Illinois Wesleyan University students will be showcased during the annual John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference.
Illinois Wesleyan University's online repository for student work, faculty scholarship and campus history is approaching 5 million downloads.
The Titan New Venture Challenge allows students to vie for $5,000 in kick-start funding. Winners will also work with an entrepreneurial mentor and a faculty supporter.
Titan Athletics
  • Titans saw 64 student-athletes named to the Dave Wrath Academic All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin team for the winter season, and seniors Matthew Leritz and Ellen Gilbert were recognized as IWU's Jack Swartz awardees.
Titans In The News
(Boca Raton, Fla.) Boca Magazine
Dr. Jennifer (Gilliam) Foster '03 was recognized in Boca Magazine's "Top Doctors 2022" series.
Illinois Wesleyan is offering resources for Lincoln College students wanting to continue their education in the wake of Lincoln College's closure. More coverage from The Pantagraph.
Big Rapids (Mich.) Pioneer
Ric Underhile '90 is director of Artworks, a nonprofit serving the creative community in Mecosta County, Michigan.
A few highlights from the University Events Calendar:
Tuesday, April 5
Earth Week – Students are organizing a variety of events to celebrate Earth Week. See flyers for details: Earth Week 2022; Events from Student Senate


Through April 20, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of art – 35th Annual Student Art Exhibition – The 35th annual BFA / BA Senior Art Exhibits and the Juried Student Art Exhibition represents all aspects of the art program: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, 3-D design, ceramics, sculpture and glass.


12-1 p.m., Vinyard Room, Memorial Center – Film Screening - My Garden of a Thousand Bees – This film is provided free to affiliates of Bee Campus USA organizations.
Wednesday, April 6
12-1 p.m., Hansen Student Center – DIY Air Plants – To welcome spring, students are invited to build their own air plant terrarium. You can swing by, grab a kit, and become closer to nature and the environment; sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.


4 p.m., Lower level, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA - Interfaith Poetry – Sponsored by the Office of Multifaith Engagement, ReligiosiTEA is a weekly gathering that celebrates religious and worldview diversity, builds up interfaith literacy, engages important topics ranging from faith practices to politics, and fosters interfaith dialogue and community on our campus. All are welcome for tea, coffee, treats and great discussion.


7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Never a Tumbleweed: Mike Mason '80 – Michael Mason '80 has held leadership roles in the U.S. Marine Corps, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and in the private sector. He will discuss the need to continue evolving throughout your life and how to do so in a very practical way.


7:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs North Central – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


7:30 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre, McPherson Hall – School of Theatre Arts presents: Airline Highway – Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Michelle Gibbs makes her IWU directorial debut with this production, LIVE in the Jerome Mirza Theatre April 6-10.
Thursday, April 7
12-1 p.m., Zoom – Titan Talks Webinar: "The State of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Illinois Wesleyan" – Presented by Associate Dean of Students Kevin Carey '13, joined by student panelists Mya Morales '22, College Panhellenic President, and Clayton Anderson '23, Interfraternity Council President. Dean of Students Karla Carney-Hall will act as moderator.


4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Claudia Rankine - Discussion, Q & A and Poetry


7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series - Motorcycle Diaries – Introduced by Adjunct Assistant Professor of History Douglas Cutter.
Friday, April 8
5 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs Wheaton – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra - Concerto Aria
Saturday, April 9
Ironwood Golf Course, 1901 N. Towanda Ave., Normal – Women's Golf - Kathy Niepagen Spring Fling 


1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs Augustana – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


5 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Student Composition Concert


5 p.m., Hansen Student Center parking lot – Carnival Day – Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, there will be carnival rides, a fun slide, an inflatable course, carnival foods, and food trucks all for free!


7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Wind Ensemble
Sunday, April 10
1 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs Carthage


3 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie St., Bloomington – Spring Choral Concert


3 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Multicultural Senior Celebration – The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host this annual event celebrating the achievements and the upcoming graduation of our students of color.


6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Student Senate General Assembly – All General Assembly meetings are open to the entire student body.
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