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July 7, 2020

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Distributed biweekly during summer months

Campus News

All In for Wesleyan

$1 Million Raised to Support Students During All in for Wesleyan
Illinois Wesleyan's eighth annual day of giving on June 24 saw 2,122 donors make 1,848 gifts to collectively raise a record-breaking total of $1,007,555.

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Titan Athletics
  • Head Men's and Swimming Coach Teresa Fish was elected to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Board of Directors.
  • Rob Wuethrich '21 and Jimmy Morton '22 of the Illinois Wesleyan University men's golf team were chosen to compete in the 120th Annual North and South Amateur Golf Championships at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina.


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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph

Greg King, IWU associate vice president for enrollment management, discussed help available for college students facing financial difficulties due to the pandemic.


Illinois Wesleyan raised over $1 million during its annual All In for Illinois Wesleyan day of giving. Also reported by The Pantagraph.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald

Rachel Carreras '12 performed on "Cabaret Games," an online competition among suburban theater groups.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette

Tonya Horn '01, president of Rogards Office Plus and a past Central Illinois Business 40 Under 40 honoree, was featured in a series spotlighting local leaders.

The Pantagraph

Supporters of the liberal arts gathered for a rally on the Eckley Quad. See followup reporting and more coverage from WGLT-Radio and WMBD-TV.



CultureMap Fort Worth

Soprano Megan Koch '17, Lesley Resident Artist with the Fort Worth Opera, performed in a July 4th concert which is available for streaming online.

The Pantagraph

Vickie Folse '86, professor and director of the School of Nursing and Caroline F. Rupert Chair of Nursing, anticipates a strengthened partnership in placing students for quality experiences as Carle Health acquires Advocate BroMenn.

The Pantagraph

BroMenn and Eureka hospital patient safety director Kristie Wolfe '95 attended a celebration of the acquisition of Advocate hospitals by Carle Health.


Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Tom Quinn was among Illinois Shakespeare Festival favorites invited to participate in an online presentation.


Retired professor Mike Seeborg offered insight into the economic impact of COVID-19.

The Pantagraph

Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan Karen Bussone discussed advertising strategies in the wake of COVID-19 closures.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan University announced plans to start and end its fall semester early to limit the spread of COVID-19. Also reported by WJBC-Radio.

PBS NewsHour

Charlene Carruthers '07 was interviewed for a report on "2 Views on the Future of American Policing."


Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary discussed the growth of the true crime genre in new platforms.



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Sunday, July 12


1 p.m., Virtual (Zoom) – Lavender Graduation Ceremony – The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a ceremony to honor Illinois Wesleyan's LGBTQIA 2020 graduates.

Campus Events

  • Wendell and Loretta Hess Professor of Chemistry Ram Mohan, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 1992, was featured in the UMBC Magazine for winning his second Fulbright Teacher-Scholar Grant, to teach Green Chemistry in India.

  • Shannon Zenk '95 has been named director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at the National Institutes of Health. A registered nurse and leading nurse researcher, Zenk is currently Nursing Collegiate Professor in the Department of Population Health Nursing Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing, and a fellow at the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy. She is expected to begin her new role as the NINR director in early fall.
  • Announcements

    July Camps on Campus


    Conference Services is welcoming the following events to campus this month. All groups will adhere to the current Phase 4 guidelines for camps and gatherings:


    July 6-24: A summer activity youth day camp will be using State Farm Hall on weekdays, with some special activities on the Quad and in the Hansen Center.


    July 8-9: The Bloomington Fire Department will perform an annual training drill in Munsell and Ferguson residence halls.


    July 9-17: A summer test preparation group will meet in the Memorial Center on weekdays.


    July 18: An ACT Test will be administered in the Center for Natural Sciences.



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    SchoolDude Update Coming Soon


    SchoolDude is updating to Asset Essentials. Physical Plant is excited to bring you all of the details very soon. Look for training details to be announced.

    Welcome New Employee

    Jerry Dotseth started June 1 as Network Administrator - Information Technology, replacing Christian Legaspi.

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