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Campus Weekly

May 30, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
GradIllinois Wesleyan Grads are Tops in Job Placement
Ninety-six percent of our Class of 2016 were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. These survey results for recent grads show a consistent trend with federal data, which places Illinois Wesleyan 10th overall in the nation for alumni job placement rates 10 years after graduating.
book coverNew Book Examines 'Dysfunctional Politics' of Affordable Care Act
A new book by Wesleyan's Greg Shaw brings new understanding to lawmakers' motivations in crafting health care legislation and provides suggestions on how to improve dialogue as our society continues to grapple with issues surrounding health care costs, quality and access.
BoryanaBorisova Receives Phi Beta Kappa Award
Boryana Borisova '17 won this year's Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts Scholar Award at Illinois Wesleyan, celebrating student research that engages, translates and bridges academic disciplines or crosses traditional boundaries.
lampIllinois Wesleyan Announces Spring 2017 Dean's List
The Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2016-17 academic year includes 743 students from 28 states and 15 countries.
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Titan Athletics

  • Tommy After advancing to the NCAA Division III Softball Championship round for the third time in program history, the Illinois Wesleyan softball team fell to No. 1-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College on May 27.
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See May Term Hours: The Ames Library, Shirk Center, Fort Natatorium, and Sodexo dining locations

Wednesday, May 31

4-5:30 p.m., Entry Level, The Ames Library – May Term Closing Ceremony

The campus community is invited to support students' work and enjoy refreshments as students share their May Term experiences in a variety of presentation formats.

Thursday, June 1

Last day of May Term classes

Friday, June 2

May Term final examinations

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Titans In The News


Illinois Wesleyan is among colleges across North America that are adding competitive video games to their sports rosters.
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“You want to achieve the level of success that has kind of been trademarked here at Illinois Wesleyan,” first-year softball coach Tiffany Prager said, after leading the team on its return to the College World Series.

Howell County (Mo.) News 
Kirsten Weingartner Weiss ’90, performing as part of the Queen City Quintet in Willow Springs, Mo., is the principal violist of the Springfield Symphony and the concertmaster of the Springfield Drury Civic Orchestra.
More Titans in the News
  • Cara Spitzner '03 received the prestigious 2017 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. The awards recognize and honor outstanding teachers for their role in building a stronger, better-educated society.

  • Ashley D. Schneider '19, Kaitlyn N. Souder '19, and James E. House, Scholar in Residence, published  "Constructing and Testing a Versatile Colorimeter" in The Chemical Educator, 2017, 22, 87-91.

Summer Conferences and Camps

As students leave for the summer, we welcome our summer camps and conferences to campus. During the month of June, the following groups will hold overnight sessions at Illinois Wesleyan:

  • June 9-10: A group of volunteers for the Special Olympics will be staying on campus for one night.
  • June 13-17: Shriners All-Star Football will be on campus for a camp held at the Shirk Center, and will have meals in the Memorial Center.
  • June 14-18: The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership conference will use the Memorial Center, the Quad (listen for cheers), the Hansen Student Center, CNS, and State Farm Hall.
  • June 18-24: Mario Pelusi, professor and director of the School of Music, will host students eager to learn more about composing music in his annual Sumer Music Composition Institute/Camp.
  • June 20-23: The National Dance Alliance will be using spaces in the Memorial Center to strengthen their talents for an end-of-camp performance.
  • June 24-25: Head Men's Basketball Coach Coach Ron Rose will host an overnight high school basketball tournament at the Shirk Center.
  • June 28-30: Head Men's Soccer Coach Kyle Schauls will host an elite group of high school players looking to better their skills for the college level.
If you have questions about these groups, please contact the Conference Services office at 309-556-3100 or There will be additional day camps held at the Shirk Center; please contact Shirk staff with any questions about those camps.

Boiler Shutdown and Power Outages

As a reminder, boilers will be shut down for annual maintenance between June 2-9. Limited power outages are also planned to accommodate maintenance on Monday and Tuesday, June 5-6. As a result, The Ames Library will be closed on June 5-6. See the full outage schedule.

Welcome New Employees

Andrew Kreiss '86 started May 22 as Director of Marketing, a new position due to reorganization in Admissions.


Katelyn Warner started May 22 as Assistant Director of the Small Business Development Center, a new grant-funded position.

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