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April 13, 2020

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Meghan and AdrianeBurke and Powell Earn Inclusive Excellence Leadership Awards
Meghan Burke and Adriane Powell have been named 2020 recipients of the third annual Illinois Wesleyan University Inclusive Excellence Leadership Award.

quad bellUniversity Celebrates Employee Anniversaries, Retirements
Illinois Wesleyan University honored retirees and celebrated employees with milestone anniversaries, virtually, during Employee Appreciation Week.

CommencementClass of 2020 Commencement Planned for August
Illinois Wesleyan plans to celebrate the Class of 2020 during a traditional outdoor Commencement ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Kemp Commencement Plaza in front of State Farm Hall.

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Titan Athletics
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  • Illinois Wesleyan University athletics remembered "True Titan" Jason Jones, a 1991 IWU alumnus who lost his life in a plane crash on April 7, 2015.
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Lindsay Bullington '17, a trauma intensive care unit nurse, sees similarities between her medical staff and the volleyball team she played for at IWU, as they lean on each other during this challenging time.

 
WGLT-Radio

In an IWU Webinar, Mark Denzler '93, president and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers Association, discussed the pandemic response led by the Illinois Essential Equipment Task Force, which he co-chairs.

 
WMBD-TV

students at Illinois Wesleyan University will take summer courses online, and dean of admissions Greg King says students have been handling the changes to virtual classrooms well.

The Pantagraph

Wealth management adviser James R. Brown '77 was honored for his work with the Million Dollar Round Table.

 
WJBC-Radio

While many universities have decided to hold a virtual commencement due to COVID-19, Illinois Wesleyan plans to the traditional outdoor ceremony on Aug. 2.

 
Heart of Illinois ABC-TV

IWU Director of Esports Callum Fletcher discussed the impact of COVID-19 stay at home orders on competitive online gaming.

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Submit the information using our online form; you can provide virtual event details in the description.

 

Find more activities and suggestions for ways to be connected and engaged from the Office of Student Involvement.

 

Monday, April 13

 

5 p.m. – Shelf Care Mondays – Iron Chef Monday – #OMEShelfCare is the Office of Multifaith Engagement's way of expressing the assortment of tools we each possess to get through tough moments. We invite you to disconnect on Monday evenings, even just for a few minutes, and lean into a restorative activity. We have suggestions for you, but do what feels right for you. Afterwards, please share a photo, video, or short reflection about your experience on social media using the #OMEShelfCare hashtag. We look forward to seeing where your practices take you!

 

Tuesday, April 14

 

12 p.m., ZoomMarvel Trivia  – Join the Campus Activities Board for some Marvel-themed trivia! The top 5 winners at the end of our session will get a prize!

 

2 p.m., (Virtual) – Charlas con Cafecito – The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting weekly "Conversations and Coffee" to play games, chat and go on virtual museum tours together; open to all students.

 

6:30 p.m., Google MeetFire it Up! 10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Net Worth In Your 20's – RSVP: tinyurl.com/iwufinancetips – A real-life crash course into what college students can be thinking about to get started well financially as they leave college. Presenter Kevin Kuebler, CPA, CFP, will also share information on how this pandemic has impacted the economy and your personal finances as you navigate the job market. Kuebler has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, accounting systems consulting, and financial planning services.

 

Wednesday, April 15

 

4 p.m., Zoom – ReligiosiTEA (Virtual): Spirituality of Japanese Gardens w/ Cynthia Haruyama – Bring a mug of tea or a snack, find a comfy spot to sit down, and join your interfaith friends for virtual ReligiosiTEA gatherings! ReligiosiTEA is a weekly program hosted by IWU Interfaith and the Office of Multifaith Engagement, exploring diverse topics related to religion, spirituality, and interfaith cooperation. IWU community members from all worldviews and faith backgrounds are welcome!

 

 

 

Thursday, April 16

 

8 p.m., Zoom – CommunityCare Thursdays – Join Multifaith Ambassador Amanda Wesche for a casual hangout with Kahoots, conversation, and a space where people can just be together and get some social interaction (virtually of course).

 

Sunday, April 19


6 p.m. (Virtual)  – Student Senate General Assembly Meeting

 

Monday, April 20


4 p.m. (Virtual) – Faculty Meeting

 

5 p.m. – Shelf Care Mondays – Enneagram of Personality – #OMEShelfCare is the Office of Multifaith Engagement's way of expressing the assortment of tools we each possess to get through tough moments. We invite you to disconnect on Monday evenings, even just for a few minutes, and lean into a restorative activity. We have suggestions for you, but do what feels right for you. Afterwards, please share a photo, video, or short reflection about your experience on social media using the #OMEShelfCare hashtag. We look forward to seeing where your practices take you!

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Be Alert for Phishing Emails

 

We have seen an increase in the number of phishing emails received by members of the campus community in the last few weeks. Please be sure to always verify the source of an email before responding, particularly if it seems odd or out of place. A number of the emails received have been from email addresses that are designed to appear valid at first glance, but are not official IWU emails (such as ttitaniwu@gmail.com). Please exercise caution when receiving unsolicited emails. For more information, please refer to this tip sheet on what to watch out for. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IWU IT team at help.iwu.edu.

 

 

Reminder about 2019 Flexible Spending Account Submission Deadline

 

If you still have a balance in your 2019 Flexible Spending account, please note the upcoming deadline.

 

April 30, 2020 – Deadline for BPC to receive your requests for reimbursement

 

You can verify your balance by logging on to your account at www.bpcinc.com or by contacting BPC at 1-800-355-2350. All Flex reimbursement requests should be submitted directly to BPC. Requests can be submitted by mail, online through the BPC website or by using the BPC phone app.

 

This reimbursement form can be found on the HR website.

 

 

Understanding Medicare Webinar


If you are within 10 years of retirement you might benefit from an upcoming webinar entitled, "Understanding Medicare" presented by TIAA and Aetna on April 16. Please see the flier.

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