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Aug. 10, 2020

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What Will Campus Look Like This Fall?
We're excited to welcome new students to campus this week and returning students for the start of classes next week! This short video shows what can be expected for the fall semester.

Commencement programIllinois Wesleyan Announces Candidates for Graduation 2020
Illinois Wesleyan University honored 388 candidates for graduation on Aug. 2, during the University's first-ever virtual Commencement ceremony. Congrats to all our new alumni!

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Titan Athletics


  • Illinois Wesleyan Assistant Softball Coach Nikki Miller has been elevated to full-time as part of a NCAA Division III diversity grant awarded to IWU. The grant provides funding to member institutions committed to enhancing ethnic minority and gender representation in athletics administration and assistant coaching positions. Through the grant, Miller will receive professional development opportunities via the NCAA.
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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Former players gathered to celebrate Ralph Sackett '60, a dedicated coach who provided them a blueprint for life after high school.
Washington Post

A recording of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from his 1966 speech at Illinois Wesleyan was played through a loudspeaker during a protest in Portland, Oregon.


Anna Scanlon, director of the IWU writing center and an avid researcher of chlorosis, discussed the once commonly diagnosed ailment, which was "seen as a women's disease."

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Monday, Aug. 10


(Ends today) IMPACT and International Student Orientation



Tuesday, Aug. 11

Through Sunday, August 16 – Turning Titan: New Student Orientation


Friday, Aug. 14


9-10 a.m., Zoom Faculty-Staff Fall Opening Meeting – This year's Max L. Starkey Award winner will be announced, and President Georgia Nugent will offer an opening message and a brief fiscal year-end update. Department offices may close for this hour so all faculty and staff have the opportunity to attend, as we kick off the 2020-21 academic year.


Monday, Aug. 17

First Day of Classes

Campus Events

TIAA Live Webinars


TIAA live webinars are open to IWU employees and available for registration:


The August webinar line-up includes these topics:


Social Security for Married Couples

Married couples can take advantage of strategies that may help to increase lifetime Social Security benefits. You can learn the basics about spousal benefits, understand the many variables involved in claiming strategies and how married couples can boost their benefits by coordinating the timing of their claims.

Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. (CT)


2020 Investment Outlook – Post Coronavirus Recovery

Join us for a special webinar during which Robert C. Doll, Nuveen Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist, discusses how the coronavirus health crisis has affected the investment landscape and economic recovery.

Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. (CT)


Money at Work 2: Sharpening Investment Skills

Learn about expanding your portfolio to maximize potential growth while minimizing risk— scenarios and alternative investing vehicles to help manage more complex finances.

Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. (CT)


Retiring in the New Normal

We all know how important it is to save for retirement. This presentation brings all of the risks to light so you have a better understanding of what you may be facing and what you can do about it, especially in this new environment.

Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. (CT)


Financial Housekeeping for Now and Later

For many, the current health crisis has resulted in unique financial challenges. From dealing with reduced income to trying to figure out what to do with money you usually spend on gas or a vacation, this webinar will explore ways to help deal with a new personal financial landscape.

Thursday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. (CT)


W2W: Postcards from the future

Fewer years in the workforce. Longer lifespans. Women saving for retirement face unique challenges. You can learn what it takes to overcome these challenges and help make your retirement dreams come true on schedule.

Thursday, August 13 at 2 p.m. (CT)



IWU Federal Credit Union - Annual Meeting

Come for the business reports! Stay for the door prizes!


Date:            Today, (Aug. 10)

Time:           12:00 Noon

Where:         Google Meet -

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This year's annual meeting will be a little different. It's in August rather than April and we'll "meet" online via Google Meet. Unfortunately, we can't provide the usual inexpensive lunch. But we'll still provide the rousing year-end review of the credit union's performance and give away 10 door prizes valued at $10 each.


This is a great opportunity to start returning our lives to normal. We look forward to seeing our regular friends and plenty of newcomers, as well!


  • Associate Professor of Chemistry Manori Perera was honored as an Emerging Leader by Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society during its virtual National Leadership Conference, Aug. 7-9. The award honors alumni who have exemplified the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.
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