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Sept. 9, 2019

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Campus News

Madeline Bollinger '20 Earns National Education Honor
Senior secondary education and mathematics major Madeline Bollinger '20 has been selected from a national pool of candidates to receive the Linda and Vincent McGrath Scholarship for undergraduate students of education from Kappa Delta Pi.

Oliver Oliver Lee Jackson '58 Featured at The National Gallery of Art
The work of distinguished painter, printmaker and sculptor Oliver Lee Jackson '58 is showcased at The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., through Sept. 15.

Georgia Nugent Addresses Quest for Truth at President's Convocation
Interim President Georgia Nugent addressed the complexities of "Fact or Fiction" – the university's 2019-20 intellectual theme – during the President's Convocation on Sept. 4.

Seal Presidential Search Committee Named
The process of identifying the 20th president of Illinois Wesleyan University is moving forward with the naming of a 12-member search committee that includes members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and a student.

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Titan Athletics
  • Jack Sikma '77 was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 6.

  • Junior Rob Wuethrich tied for the individual title as the No. 1 Illinois Wesleyan men's golf team won the Tim Kopka Memorial Tournament at Randall Oaks Golf Club on Sept. 7. All six Titans finished in the top-20 as IWU won the tournament for third straight year.
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Titans In The News

Ryan Smith '06 has been appointed Vice President of Product and Engineering by Grabango, the leading provider of checkout-free shopping technology.

WGLT Radio

Illinois Wesleyan announced its 12-member presidential search committee. More coverage from WJBC.

The Pantagraph

Interim President Georgia Nugent encouraged students to search for truth in providing the keynote address at the annual President's Convocation.

Chicago Sun-Times

Jack Sikma '77  officially entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 6. Coverage included The Seattle Times, Washington Post (Associated Press) and The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph

Karen Bussone, the director of the Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan, wrote about opportunities in small business entrepreneurship for veterans.



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Monday, Sept. 9

12 p.m., Room 210, State Farm Hall IDEA Center Strategic Planning Work Group Listening Session –  This Listening Session will be a chance to gather faculty feedback and suggestions on how to build a stronger culture of innovation on campus utilizing spaces like the IDEA Center.



Tuesday, Sept. 10

7 p.m., Neis Field  – Men's Soccer vs. Washington University in St. Louis – Live streaming video at



Wednesday, Sept. 11

10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center – Walk-In Wednesdays – Bring your resume or cover letter and have a Hart Career Center staff member review it. Have a quick question about Handshake? Need help preparing for an upcoming interview? We're here to help.

11 a.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Course Cluster Kick Off – Faculty and students participating in courses related to the annual intellectual theme, Fact or Fiction, will kick off the new academic year.

11 a.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Career Fair Success Workshop – Sponsored by the Hart Career Center.

4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: IWU's Weekly Interfaith Dialogue – ReligiosiTEA is a weekly gathering that celebrates religious and worldview diversity, builds up interfaith literacy, engages important topics ranging from faith practices to politics, and fosters interfaith dialogue and community on our campus.  All are welcome for tea, coffee, treats and great discussion! Weekly topics are posted each week at

Sponsored by the Office of Multifaith Engagement and IWU Interfaith RSO.

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. University of Chicago – Live streaming video at



Thursday, Sept. 12

6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D: Bystander Intervention – Counseling and Consultation Services will lead a workshop on bystander intervention that applies a social justice lens to responding to incidents of interpersonal unrest. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.



Friday, Sept. 13

11 a.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – FYFF: Resume & Cover Letter Workshop – Part of the Hart Career Center's "For Your Future Friday" series. Create a resume (and cover letter) that employers will notice. Planning to search for internships or conduct a job search this year? Learn what employers want to see on your resume & what things to avoid.

4 p.m., Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Poetry Reading by Award-Winning Poet Brenda Cárdenas – Cárdenas will read from her latest book of poetry.



Saturday, Sept. 14

9 a.m., Ironwood Golf Course, Normal, Ill. – Women's Golf - Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic (day 1)

2 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – Bubbles on the Quad – Students who follow CAB on social media platforms can enjoy some delicious bubble tea. There will also be bubble soccer out for anyone to play with. Brought to you by the Campus Activities Board.



Sunday, Sept. 15

9 a.m.,Ironwood Golf Course, Normal, Ill. – Women's Golf - Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic (day 2)



Monday, Sept. 16

10 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center – Extra Resume Help – Need your resume reviewed before the upcoming Career Fair? Join local professionals to sharpen your resume.

4 p.m., 102 (Case Study Room), State Farm Hall – Taking the Road Less Traveled - Student Stories of Studying Abroad – Come learn about opportunities to study in developing countries. Students who have studied in developing countries will share their experience and thoughts. Sponsored by the International Office.

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  • J. E. House, Adjunct Professor and Scholar in Residence, is the Series Editor for Developments in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, a series of research volumes being published by Elsevier Science. The third volume in the series, Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Single Molecules, has been published with Professor Carey Johnson of the University of Kansas as the volume editor. 
Welcome New Employee

Kristen Buhrmann started Sept. 3 as the Web Content Specialist in the Office of Communications, replacing Robert (Trey) Frank III '14.
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