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Campus Weekly

Oct. 2, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

EntrepreneursStudents Invited to Apply for IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Students with an idea for a business they'd like to launch could win a $5,000 grant through the IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship, with the next round of proposals due Oct. 9.

BrunoDeHarak Earns $150,000 NSF Research Grant
A three-year, $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will enable Illinois Wesleyan's Bruno deHarak to lead several IWU students in researching electron scattering.

CallumFletcher Joins IWU as Esports Head Coach

Callum Fletcher is Illinois Wesleyan's first Esports head coach, charged with launching a team in the growing collegiate sport of competitive online video gaming.

WayneReminder: School of Theatre Arts to Present Dancing at Lughnasa
Brian Friel's haunting Dancing at Lughnasa will open the mainstage theatre season with performances Oct. 3-8 at the Jerome Mirza Theatre at McPherson Hall.
Titan Athletics


  • The Titan football team upset No. 4-ranked Wheaton on Saturday, Sept. 30, in its first win at Wheaton since 2000.

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Titans In The News

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The Red Scarves, the now Chicago-based pop-rock quintet who formed at Illinois Wesleyan, credit their jazz and classical music studies at IWU as central to creating their catchy, and at times complex, pop songs.
The (Lincoln) Courier

Braden Tanner ’20 is among Lincoln Community High School alumni performing at a benefit concert for its music and theater program.

The Pantagraph

Former Illinois Wesleyan professor D. Paul Miller, the lone competitor in the 100-over age division, brought home six gold medals from the Illinois Senior Olympics at Springfield.

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Looking for Campus Events?

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On Monday, Oct. 9, at the Fall Open House I, we will welcome prospective students and families to visit, tour the campus, interact with faculty and current students, and learn more about what it's like to live, study and play here.


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Hart Career Center

Monday, Oct. 2

3:30-6 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center

IWU Job Internship and Volunteer Experience Fair – J.I.V.E.
Find out what great opportunities exist for IWU students at our ONLY on-campus event for ALL majors. Employers will be available to talk about jobs, internships and volunteer experiences. Practice networking, make valuable connections, and learn about community resources. You won’t want to miss this great event. 


Tuesday, Oct. 3

4-7 p.m., Redbird Arena

ISU Fall Career Fair

Thursday, Oct. 5

5-8 p.m., University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago

Idealist Graduate School Fair
Idealist will host this fair. Learn about admissions requirements and application deadlines for graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship and more. Free and open to the public.  Registration in advance is suggested.


Friday, Oct. 6

12-1 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium

Info Session on Career Immersion Excursion 2018 to New York City

What are you doing for Spring Break 2018? The Hart Career Center would like to invite you to explore our Career Immersion Excursion, a trip to a different city with a different career focus each year during Spring Break. If you have an interest in the field of financial services or economics, come learn more about this opportunity to travel to New York and network with alumni and top officials in those fields!


Career Center

Say Hello to Our Titan Talkers



Over the next few weeks, student callers will be reaching out to you to hear more about your child's Illinois Wesleyan experience and to let you know about a unique opportunity to make a difference for students who qualify for Parent Fund grants. Our students will also provide you with updates on campus life, upcoming events, and ways you can stay connected to Illinois Wesleyan. They look forward to talking to you soon!

"The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

Tuesday, Oct. 3

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center

David Haskell, an award-winning author and professor of biology and Guggenheim Fellow at Sewanee: The University of the South, will talk about his recently published book, The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors. His presentation will describe how trees and all living organisms are inextricably linked together through biological networks. By meticulously observing and listening to trees around the world, Haskell demonstrates how such interconnections make life on Earth as we know it possible.

This event is co-sponsored by the IWU Biology Department with funding from the Beach Lewis fund, IWU Environmental Studies Program, and John Wesley Powell Audubon. It is free and open to the public.

2018 May Term Travel Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 4
4-5:30 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center

Meet the professors and get valuable information about the May Term Travel Courses for 2018. All IWU students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Mellon Center.


See this week's dining specials in the Sodexo News Scoop.

In Sympathy

B. Charles (Chuck) Ames '50 died on Sept. 22 at age 92 at his home in Cleveland. Read an obituary or read a tribute from President Eric Jensen.

Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, director of communications. To submit items of interest, email See an archive of past editions.
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