April 11, 2022
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Illinois Wesleyan is one of five universities in the country to be recognized as an Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Employer, showing exemplary technical and safety practices for theatre and entertainment programs.
Nurman Noor, Class of 2008 alumnus and a general practitioner in Tasmania, baked his way to a top spot in the latest season of The Great Australian Bake Off.
Highlighting sustainability efforts on campus, Illinois Wesleyan student groups are hosting Earth Week events through Sunday, April 17.
Titan Athletics
  • Sophomore Lexi Onsrud picked up her third win of the season and the Illinois Wesleyan University women's golf team topped a strong field to take home the Kathy Niepagen Spring Fling team title.
Titans In The News
The top five finishers in the Celebrating High School Innovators Competition were offered annual scholarships if they apply and are admitted into Illinois Wesleyan. Also reported by The Pantagraph.
Illinois Wesleyan is offering support to students currently enrolled at Lincoln College, which recently announced plans to close at the end of this academic year. More coverage from The Pantagraph.
WGLT Radio
In the wake of Lincoln College's announced closure, Illinois Wesleyan President S. Georgia Nugent offered a bigger-picture view on higher education on "Sound Ideas."
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan students kicked off Earth Week with a cleanup of the Illinois Central Branch of the Constitution Trail.
Shaw Local
Nathan Knuffman '98, the senior associate vice chancellor for finance and operations for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, will be inducted into the (Streator, Illinois) Woodland Education Foundation's Hall of Fame.
The Pantagraph
Members of the Bloomington-Normal community, including Alessia Girardin '22, are supporting the organization Building Hope in Kids – Uganda.
The Maneater
Rachel (Palencia) Harper '94, associate director of the Honors College and coordinator of the Honors Humanities Sequence at Missouri University, was recognized as one of "five women making a difference at MU."
(Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald
Kate Tombaugh '07 was a guest artist of the New Philharmonic in its season finale performances in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Ladue (Mo.) News
Honeymoon Chocolates, the business founded by Cam '18 and Haley (Lower) Loyet '17, has opened a retail space in Clayton, Missouri.
A few highlights from the University Events Calendar:
Wednesday, April 13
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center, Myers Welcome Center – Career Center Walk-In Hours – Students are invited to stop by to take advantage of our career resources and spaces.


4 p.m., Lower level, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA - Special Guest David Radcliff: Global Justice – David Radcliff of the New Community Project will speak, sponsored by the Office of Multifaith Engagement.


5 p.m., Niepagen Southeast Classroom, Shirk Center – Yoga in Spanish - Cuerpo y Mente – Dedicate time to your body and mind while practicing Spanish. All levels of language skills and physical abilities are welcomed. Give yourself time to breathe, flow, and leave empowered and energized! Sponsored by the Language Resource Center.


7 p.m.ZoomRyan Mellske '99 - Law School Prep Workshop – Ryan Mellske '99, founder of Flex Arbitri and Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law, will give a virtual presentation entitled, "Law School 101: What Makes Candidates Stand Out."


8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Ensemble/ Combo Concert
Thursday, April 14


7:30 p.m., Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center, Illinois State University – Land Ethics Evolving: Conservation in a Time of Rapid Social and Environmental Change – This event, which is co-sponsored by IWU and the Illinois State University Horticulture Center, is free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 16
11 a.m., Tucci Stadium  – Lacrosse vs North Central – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


11 a.m., Normal, Illinois – Track and Field at Illinois State 


1 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs Carroll - (Doubleheader) Mental Health Awareness Game – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


6 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Cypher Dance Team Spring Showcase – The livestream will be held via Cypher's YouTube channel.
For updates or questions check out Cypher's Instagram page.
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