April 18, 2022
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
The Illinois Wesleyan University community has an opportunity to set another fundraising record at this year’s All In for Wesleyan, a 24-hour campaign aimed at supporting current and future students in their goals to become IWU graduates. 
The Office of Student Involvement recognized outstanding Illinois Wesleyan student leaders, organizations and advisors for their efforts to make a difference.
With nominators including students, Leah Nillas and Mitzi Timan were named 2022 recipients of the University's Leadership Award for Inclusive Excellence, honoring faculty and staff members for their advocacy and community building. 
Titan Athletics
  • Seven Titans finished in the top 10 as the men's golf team won the Blueboy Invitational in Springfield on Saturday, wrapping up the team's final tournament of the regular season. The team will compete in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday-Saturday, April 29-30. 
Titans In The News
The Daily Herald
Britnee (Ruscitti) Kenyon '10 is a finalist for a 2022 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Metro UK
Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary explains some of the fascination with unsolved true crime cases.
A book from the IWU Digital Commons, “Pursuing the Ephemeral, Painting the Enduring: Alzheimer’s and the Artwork of William Utermohlen,” is cited in an article about the connection between art and memory.
A few highlights from the University Events Calendar:
Tuesday, April 19
7 p.m., Virtual – Marcus Dunlop '08 - Careers in Investment Banking and Hedge Funds – IWU alumnus Marcus Dunlop, Partner/Portfolio Manager with HG Vora in New York City, will present on his career path in investment banking and working at a hedge fund. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link.
Wednesday, April 20
Last Day of Classes


4 p.m., Lower Level, Evelyn Chapel – Interfaith Baccalaureate Service – An informal interfaith baccalaureate service will recognize seniors who have been involved in multicultural engagement work during their time at IWU. The hour will include readings, sharing, reflections from the seniors, presentation of interfaith stoles for commencement, and, of course, some good food and fellowship.


4 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs Millikin (Doubleheader) – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Thursday, April 21
Reading Day - No Classes
7 p.m., The Writing Center | Tutoring Services 105b, The Ames Library – Study "Write" Almost All Night – This workshop is a chance to get walk-in support on your papers and to brush up on your study skills while scoring some snacks. Take the time to meet with a tutor or use the WCTS as a convenient study space as you prepare for your finals. We'll have writing center tutors and student success tutors on hand to help you prep papers, prepare for tests, practice presentations, and more! We'll also have lots of healthy and not-so-healthy snacks and coffee/tea! See the event flyer. Sponsored by the WCTS.
Friday, April 22
Through Tuesday, April 26 – Final Examinations
Saturday, April 23
11 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs Wheaton


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


1 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs Carthage - Senior Day (Doubleheader) – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Monday, April 25
5:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Percussion Ensemble – Sponsored by the School of Music


7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Student Short Film Showcase – Students in FILM 330-Videography and THEA 483-Acting for the Camera will present six original short films.
  • The following students were recognized through the 2022 IWU Student Writing Awards:
Illinois Wesleyan University Department of English Prize for Short Fiction
Winner: Holly Brill '22, “Her"
Honorable Mentions: Hallie Litton '25, “The Terrors of Childhood” and Stephen Nickisch '25, “Inside the Mind of the Composer”
Illinois Wesleyan University Department of English Essay Prize
Winner: Nina DeBoni '23, “My Grievances with Math, As a Concept”
Honorable Mention: Farah Bassyouni '25, “Tahrir Square: The Story of a Childhood”
Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize
Winner: Farah Bassyouni '25
Honorable Mentions: Emile Ottinger '23 and Nina DeBoni '23
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