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June 22, 2020

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Distributed biweekly during summer months

Campus News

PillarsEckley Scholars Announced
Illinois Wesleyan announced the 2020 recipients of the Robert S. and Nell B. Eckley Scholars and Artists Program. Students selected for the fellowship include: Megan Baker '21, Bhavin "Bobby" Koirala '22, Yovana Milosevic '21, Hannah Ogunnubi '22, and Xiaohan "Erin" Yuan '22.

JennyLe '21 Investigates Growth Volatility in Developing Countries
Vietnam native Thao "Jenny" Le '21 is spending this summer researching the economic and political factors that are hindering developing countries – including Vietnam – from growing to high-income status.

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Assistant Professor of Sociology Todd Fuist described the distinction between protests and riots.

The (LaSalle, Ill.) News-Tribune

Author, actor and Peru, Illinois, native Frank Vlastnik '87 discussed his craft and latest projects in a livestream interview.

Oprah Magazine

Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Meghan Burke explained the problem of colorblind racism.

The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune

Brianna Dalton '24, salutatorian at New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School, will attend Illinois Wesleyan supported by a Posse scholarship. 





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Tuesday, June 23


7 p.m., Virtual – Titan Tuesday: Emergency Medicine in Detroit During COVID-19 with Dr. Dan DeWeert '11 – Sponsored by the Hart Career Center


Tuesday, June 30


7 p.m., Virtual – Titan Tuesday: ReligiosiTEA: Faith & Racial Justice – Sponsored by the Office of Multifaith Engagement

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Randall Fletcher '91 has been named Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Chief Learning Officer at Eastern Florida State College.


"Titans Supporting Titans" During All In for Wesleyan


All In for WesleyanAll In for Wesleyan –– a day of “Titans Supporting Titans” –– is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2020. All In for Wesleyan is an opportunity to support scholarships offering access and opportunity for underrepresented students, assisting students with unforeseen financial need through the Titan Student Emergency Fund, along with many other scholarship initiatives.

Unite with fellow Titans on June 24 to give, get engaged, and be social, in support of Illinois Wesleyan students. Visit to be a part of this special day.



Employee Pay Stubs Now on Banner Self-Service


For faculty and staff, the new online Employee Dashboard includes employee pay stubs, leave balances, and earnings history. This secure dashboard will also allow you to view and update your Direct Deposit information. Please note: access to your pay stub through this dashboard will replace the emailed version. You will no longer receive an email with your pay stub each pay day, but can access the information through this Dashboard.



Ames Library Catalog and MegaSearch Changes in June

In partnership with our colleagues across the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), the Ames Library will update our public-facing and internal library systems to provide a better user experience and more seamless discovery of our print and electronic materials. This new integrated library system will "go live" this Wednesday, June 24, and customizations will continue as needed.

For more information, please see the Ames Library Blog.

More information will be posted on the Ames Library website soon, including instructional videos. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Davis-Kahl at

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