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Campus Weekly
April 30, 2018
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Campus News
SeanO'Carroll '18 Wins Fulbright Award
Senior international business major Sean O'Carroll '18 has been selected to represent Illinois Wesleyan and the United States as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia next year.

Kirk Life Science Researcher and Entrepreneur to Speak at Commencement
Kirk Schroeder '84, the co-founder of two life science companies, will deliver Illinois Wesleyan's Commencement address on Sunday, May 6, as the University celebrates the graduating Class of 2018.

END CampaignStudents Contribute in Effort to End Neglected Tropical Diseases
Illinois Wesleyan students in a global health course campaigned to put an end to Neglected Tropical Diseases, which impact 1.5 billion people around the world.

MD GradSeniors Honored at Multicultural Graduation
"At the core of this ceremony is a sense of community building," Kalen Gray ’20 writes about the Multicultural Graduation celebrated on April 15, which honored 43 graduating seniors.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan men's lacrosse team and women's lacrosse team each earned regular season College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) championships and will advance to the CCIW Tournament. Both teams extended their winning steaks in competition on Saturday, April 28, and both will host the first round of their respective tournaments on Wednesday, May 2, at IWU.

  • The Titan softball team won the regular season title in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, their 15th overall regular season championship and the fourth in the last five years. The team will compete and host the first round of the CCIW conference tournament on Friday, May 4.
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Titans In The News
WJBC Radio

Kirk Schroeder '84, the co-founder of two life science companies, will deliver the keynote address at his alma mater during Illinois Wesleyan’s commencement on May 6.

The Pantagraph

As the Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan celebrates Small Business Week, it also marks more than a year of serving clients numbering beyond its initial goal – often with student involvement.

(Kankakee) Daily Journal

Dr. Cheryl Emmons '79 will receive the Lucille Thies Personal Achievement Award from the Manteno Historical Society.

Litigation Finance Journal

Paul Mysliwiec '04 has joined Burford Capital, a global finance and investment management firm focused on law, as corporate counsel.



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Monday, April 30

(Through Tuesday, May 1) – Final examinations


(Through Friday, May 4) – Small Business Week – A series of events will be sponsored by the Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan University.


11 a.m., The Ames Library – An Introduction to The Saint John's Bible



Tuesday, May 1

4:30 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. North Central College – The suspended second game from April 10 will resume.

6 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. North Central College –  Live streaming video at



Wednesday, May 2

9 a.m., Hansen Student Center – Diversity Information Forum – Faculty and staff are invited to hear and discuss updates on University diversity initiatives.

1 p.m., 202, State Farm Hall – Senior Week - How to Real Life: Community –The Senior Committee will host this life lesson session on skills needed for graduates going out into the real world. Action Research Center Director Deborah Halperin will present "How to Assimilate into Your New Community," discussing the best ways to get involved socially and actively in any new communities that seniors may be heading to after IWU.


2 p.m., 202, State Farm Hall – Senior Week - How to Real Life: Insurance – The Senior Committee will host this life lesson session on skills needed for graduates going out into the real world. Assistant Professor of Accounting & Finance Jamie Peters will present "Insurance: What You Need to Know," discussing what kind of insurance new graduates will need to get and how to best obtain that insurance to keep themselves financially secure.


3:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse CCIW Championships Semifinal – Live streaming video at

5:30 p.m., Joslin Atrium and Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Senior Dinner – The Class of 2018 is invited to enjoy a free dinner, a champagne toast and some remarks from fellow classmates and Warren Kistner, director of the Hart Career Center and recipient of the "Class of 2018 Most Influential Staff Member" award. (Registration via email invitation for seniors only.)


7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse CCIW Championships Semifinal – Live streaming video at



Thursday, May 3


6:20 p.m., Pick up/drop off location: Hansen Student Center – Senior Movie Night – Seniors are invited to a free screening of Avengers: Infinity War at Starplex Theater. Transportation will be provided. Pick-up will be at 6:20 p.m. at Hansen and students will be returned there as well. Free tickets will be available for pick up starting Wednesday, May 2 at noon in the Dugout and at the Senior Dinner. Tickets will also be available Thursday, May 3 at noon in the Dugout and at 6 p.m. at Hansen prior to departure. Tickets are first come, first served and will be available to underclassmen beginning on Thursday. Sponsored by the Senior Class Committee and the Office of Student Activities.



Friday, May 4


2 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball CCIW Championships – Live streaming video at

5 p.m., Home of President and Elizabeth Jensen – Senior Week - President's Donor Reception – President and Elizabeth Jensen will host a private reception for any seniors who have donated to the class gift. The reception will have complimentary hor d'oeuvres and beverages, and first dog Calvin will be in attendance. Seniors who donate by the May 3rd deadline will be invited. The recommended gift amount is the class year -- $20.18 -- but gifts of all sizes are encouraged and appreciated. Gifts can be made online (credit/debit) or in person (cash or check) at the Advancement Office, located on the second floor of Holmes Hall.

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Senior Week - Hypnotist Frederick Winters – Hypnotist Frederick Winters, who performed during Titan Orientation week when the Class of 2018 arrived on campus, will return to close out their time at Illinois Wesleyan. Doors open at 7:40 p.m.


Saturday, May 5


4 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Senior Titan Carnival – Seniors are invited to relive the fun of Titan Carnival from Titan Orientation week! Invite the family to join and enjoy the fun games, food, photo booth, bingo with prizes and more.



Sunday, May 6


1 p.m. – COMMENCEMENT 2018

More Events
  • Emil Ludy '61 is a player-coach for the Illinois Ice adult ice hockey team that competed at the 2018 USA Hockey Adult Men’s Recreational Nationals at Florida Hospital Centre Ice in Wesley Chapel, Florida, April 19-22. The Illinois Ice took second place in the 70+ Tier 2 Division.
  • Jim Rupp '80 is performing as Arvide Abernathy in the Altarena Playhouse (Alameda, California) production of “Guys and Dolls.”

  • Steve Schweer '06 has been named as the new head men's basketball coach at Illinois College.
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