April 15, 2024

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Sheahon Zenger Named 21st President of Illinois Wesleyan University

Sheahon J. Zenger, previously the interim president at the University of New Haven, has been named the 21st president of Illinois Wesleyan University, effective July 1.

Record-Breaking $2.7 Million Raised During All In for Wesleyan

A record-breaking $2,779,070 was raised by thousands of Titan supporters who gave green to benefit the University during All In for Wesleyan on April 9. 

View the 2024 Spring Edition of the IWU Magazine

In this issue, see how IWU's legal minds like Ryan Jumper ’00 are shaping the judiciary in the state of Illinois and beyond; how Dave Rossi ’07 went from punk rocker to a lawyer creating the newest recording hub of Central Illinois; and read about the tradition of Titan scholar athletes and our 150 Academic All-Americans. 

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Titan Athletics

The women's tennis team advanced to the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Tournament after defeating Elmhurst University 9-0 on Sunday, April 14, at home. The Titans will host the CCIW Tournament Quarterfinals at Evergreen Racquet Club Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27. 

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Sheahon J. Zenger was introduced as the next president at Illinois Wesleyan University during an all-campus event on April 10. Also reported by The Pantagraph, WEEK TV, WMBD TV, WJBC.

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The production and performance of the School of Theatre's "The Scarlet Pimpernel" was described as a swashbuckling action-adventure musical that highlights the talent at IWU.

Wellness Corner

The last two weeks of yoga for the semester continue, with classes on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the Shirk Center Niepagen South Classroom with Kim Hayes, owner of Blooming Life Yoga.


"Life is too short for constant stress. The only person you can control is you. So, count your blessings, value the people who love you, make the most of each day and let go of the stress." - Kristin Butler


Food Resources for Students

This is the time of year when students may experience some food insecurity due to low meal plan balances or money for the semester running out. Also, the spring meal plan ends on Tuesday, April 30 (lunch) and the May Term plans begins Tuesday, May 8 (dinner). 


There is a program called Swipe Out Hunger where students may be eligible for meal assistance through Sodexo Campus Dining. Students have access to the Titan Pantry Project, located in the Hansen Student Center, where they can obtain canned foods, snacks, quick meals, and hygiene products. Students also can receive food assistance through the School Street Pantry, a college student centered community-based food pantry. Food is distributed to college students on Friday between 4-6 p.m. The Titan Student Emergency Fund, a grant for up to $500, is available to assist high-need students with unforeseen expenses that would make staying in school difficult.


For a list of other community resources or for more information about food resources, feel free to contact the Dean of Students Office at [dstudent@iwu.edu] or 309-556-3111.


STEAM Olympics


Illinois Wesleyan is partnering with For A Better Tomorrow to present Bloomington-Normal's first STEAM Olympics April 19-20. Students in elementary, junior high and high school will engage in fun activities and competitions including 3D printing, capture the flag and coding, with prizes awarded for top performers. Limited spots are available! Register now at tinyurl.com/fbt-steam. Questions may be sent to [contactus@forbettertomorrow.org]


Prakrit Jena '05 is the co-founder and CTO at Lime Therapeutics, a biotech startup using lipid-targeting therapeutics for people with cancer and metabolic diseases. The company recently received funding from ZAKA VC.


Andrew Rex '77, a professor of physics at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, published a new book titled "Finn's Thermal Physics."

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Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Julia Perez, assistant director of communications. To submit items of interest, email [webedit@iwu.edu].