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Campus Weekly
Oct. 16, 2017
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
HomecomingTitans From Around the World Return Home
View photos and social media highlights from our Homecoming weekend!
HeidiLuu '19 Awarded National Scholarship
Trang "Heidi" Luu '19, an accounting and economics double major bound for a January internship with PwC in Chicago, was selected as an inaugural recipient of the national Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship.
IsaiahRecord Crowd Celebrates Life-Changing Scholarships
A record 268 people attended the Illinois Wesleyan Scholarship Benefactor Dinner where 97 students joined 146 benefactors to celebrate 301 scholarships - including 10 new scholarships - awarded to 339 recipients.
StaceyShimizu Earns IES Abroad Volunteer of the Year Honor
Stacey Shimizu, director of Illinois Wesleyan's International Office, has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad).
More News
Titan Athletics
  • The No. 11-ranked Illinois Wesleyan football team posted its second shutout of the season in a 30-0 decision over Carroll in the Homecoming game at Tucci Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Titans improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.
More Highlights
Titans In The News
WJBC Radio
Wayne Messmer '72, known as the “Voice of Wrigley Field,” returned for Illinois Wesleyan's Homecoming and was honored as the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus. Also reported by WGLT Radio and The Pantagraph.
The Paper of Wabash (Ind.)
Jonathan Cable '07 joined the cast of the “Jersey Boys” on national tour this August, performing in Wabash on Oct. 19.
The (DeKalb) Midweek
Elizabeth Lanza '07, a second-year graduate student studying speech language pathology at Northern Illinois University, is planning to use music to help stroke survivors improve their communication skills.
Naperville Sun
Mezzo soprano Kate Tombaugh '07 will perform with the New Philharmonic Orchestra presenting "The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber" at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.
More Titans in the News

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Monday, Oct. 16
12 p.m.,  Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Students with Disabilities and Accommodations – The number of students with disabilities attending college continues to rise nationally and at IWU. Chandra Shipley, Director of Academic Advising and Coordinator of Disability Services, will provide a snapshot of IWU's population of students with disabilities. In addition, she will review the process to obtain accommodations, the accommodations which support these students (in and outside of the classroom), ways that students with disabilities struggle in the college setting, and tips for supporting students with disabilities.


Tuesday, Oct. 17
7 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. Millikin University – Live streaming video at


Wednesday, Oct. 18
7:30 a.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty/Staff Health Screening & Flu Shots – (Health Screening: 7:30-9 a.m.; Flu Shots: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)

The health screening will include a fasting blood draw to test for cholesterol/lipid levels, a full metabolic panel including blood sugar, and an optional PSA test for men. Flu shots will also be an option. These services are available to anyone participating in the Illinois Wesleyan health insurance plan. If you would like to participate in the screening, you will need to reserve a space by calling the Wellness Office at 556-3334 or emailing, no later than today (Monday, Oct. 16).

12 p.m., E101, CNS  – Academic Skills Series - Advising 101: Meeting Your Graduation Requirements – The Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs collaborate each semester to present a series of programs designed to assist students in the development and/or strengthening of academic skills (in and out of the classroom) needed to be successful at IWU. Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

3 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Poli-Talks - Title IX: Time to Respond – Dean of Students Karla Carney-Hall and Associate Dean of Students Darcy L. Greder will lead a discussion in the Poli-Talks series, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – A New Kind of Old: Reimagining Historic Sites for the 21st CenturyMatthew Cassady '06, Program Development Specialist with the Minnesota Historical Society and IWU history alumnus, will speak, sponsored by the History Department.

7 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Women's Soccer vs. Millikin University – Live streaming video at

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Wheaton College – Live streaming video at


Thursday, Oct. 19

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Posse Information Session – Faculty and staff are invited to learn more about the Posse Foundation and opportunities to serve as a faculty mentor. You'll have an opportunity to meet staff from Posse New Orleans, learn more about this leadership program including the Posse Plus Retreat, and get information about how you can be involved. Sponsored by Student Affairs.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library –  International Film Series: Post Mortem –  Presented by Professor of History Mike Weis.


Friday, Oct. 20
Fall Break Day (No Classes)


Saturday, Oct. 21
1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs. Carthage College – Live streaming video at

4 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Women's Soccer vs. Carthage College – Live streaming video at

6:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. Carthage College – Live streaming video at

Monday, Oct. 23
12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: ePortfolios as Signature Work – Presented by Professor of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradans.

4 p.m., 205, CLA – Fall 2017 Anthropology Research Colloquium - "Singing Knowledge: Music, Dance, and Culture in Skyros, Greece" – Angela Glaros, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Eastern Illinois University, will speak. Free pizza to follow.

More Events
Hart Career Center

Monday, Oct. 16
Caterpillar recruiters will be on campus for interviews.

Wednesday, Oct. 18
COUNTRY recruiters will be on campus for interviews.

Thursday, Oct. 19
UIC Graduate & Professional Fair
3-7 p.m., University of Illinois, Chicago
Located at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, this event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

Career Center
IWU Benefits Fair

Save the Date - IWU Benefits Fair

Wednesday, Nov. 1 and Thursday, Nov. 2

Hansen Center Court


Benefit representatives will be available for consultations with faculty and staff from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. both days:

  • EIIA
  • BCBS-IL (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois) - Medical Insurance
  • Principal - Dental Insurance
  • BPC (Benefit Planning Consultants) - Flex and Notional Accounts

Watch for more information about the fair, including a schedule of benefit presentations.

In Sympathy
There will be a memorial gathering to commemorate former School of Music faculty member John McGrosso at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 in Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall. McGrosso, who taught at Illinois Wesleyan from 1958-89, died on Feb. 3, 2017. Read an obituary.
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