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Campus Weekly

August 13, 2018

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News

Dollars IWU Tops State of Illinois in Graduate Earning Analysis
An IWU education pays dividends, as shown in a data analysis which calculated "Small Colleges with the Highest Earning Graduates by State" and ranked IWU No. 1 in Illinois.

Bill Damaschke '85 Leads Skydance Media Animation
As president of Animation and Family Entertainment at Skydance Media, Bill Damaschke '85 is leading creative teams in crafting animated feature films.

IME Scholars Students Honored with Consulado General de México Scholarship
Five IWU students will receive financial support for the 2018-19 academic year through a $25,000 scholarship awarded by the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) Scholarship Program.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team will play an exhibition game against Division I University of Illinois on Friday, Nov. 2, at Champaign's State Farm Center.
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Titans In The News

Assistant Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong, who directs the "IWU Dog Scientists," offered expert advice on pet ownership and evaluating the best and worst cities for pet lovers.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Dwight Kerlin '88 was named as the new boys’ soccer coach at Metro-East Lutheran High School in Edwardsville.

The Pantagraph

Vice President of Student Affairs Karla Carney-Hall shared safety tips for young people heading to college.

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Wednesday, Aug. 15
2 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Diversity Action Planning Workshop
As part of the President’s Leadership Initiative on Inclusive Excellence, each campus department (academic and administrative) will develop a diversity action plan to assist our positive momentum in creating an inclusive campus community. This workshop is for anyone interested, and is designed specifically to assist departmental leaders as they develop their action plan. A repeat of this workshop will be offered on Sept. 19 at 11 a.m., also in the Davidson Room.


Thursday, Aug. 16
Through Aug. 20 – International Student Orientation

5 p.m., Merwin Gallery, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Artist Reception - Dick Folse '85 – The gallery will host an artist reception for Dick Folse ’85, Director of Grants and Foundation Relations, whose exhibit of large oil paintings, "Barcelona: vistas desde las montañas hasta el mar," is on display through Aug. 25.


Saturday, Aug. 18


Through Aug. 20 – MALANA Student Orientation and Engaging Diversity Student Orientation


Monday, Aug. 20
3 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. Illinois College (Scrimmage)

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Faculty and Staff Breakfast

Friday, Aug. 24
8 a.m.

Joslin Atrium and Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center


Faculty and staff are invited to kick off the 2018-19 academic year. A full breakfast buffet will be offered at 8 a.m. in the Joslin Atrium and Young Main Lounge of the Memorial Center. Remember to RSVP by this Friday, Aug. 17, or 556-3540, so that we can make sure we have the right amount of food.


At 8:30, President Eric R. Jensen will highlight our progress over the past year on important priorities and discuss our goals for the coming year. The Max L. Starkey Award winner will also be announced.


We will conclude the breakfast around 9:30 a.m., as the All-Campus Fall Conference is scheduled to begin at 9:45. This year we invite all faculty and staff to stay and listen to visiting guest speaker Jean M. Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University. Twenge studies today’s rising generation of teens and young adults, a group she calls iGen. Born after 1995, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. She will work with IWU faculty and staff to help us explore the implications of her work for providing each IWU student a transformative educational experience.


Department offices may close so all faculty and staff have the opportunity to attend. We ask that you keep your office open if you do not attend. Also, we invite you to observe our first TGOF (Titan Green on Friday) by wearing your IWU apparel.

Titan Carnival for IWU Families

Saturday, Aug. 25

6:30-8 p.m.
Hansen Student Center


Faculty, staff, alumni and their families are invited to the Titan Carnival, featuring face painting & henna, laser tag, exotic petting zoo, carnival food, mechanical bull, gladiator joust, castle moonbounce, footdarts, adult trikes, slam dunk, spider climb giant slide ... and more!

Holiday Schedule Now Online

Instead of distributing holiday schedule cards to faculty and staff, the 2018 - 2019 schedule of employee holidays is now available online.

Welcome New Employees

Rosetta Clay started Aug. 8 as Assistant Vice President for Engagement in a reorganization of the Advancement and Alumni Engagement Office.


Susan Smeeton started Aug. 13 as Administrative Specialist III - Languages, replacing Elise Henricks.

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