View as a web page
Illinois Wesleyan University

Oct. 12, 2020

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News

Award winnersAlumni Award Winners Honored During Homecoming
Dr. Raymond "Pete" Davis '80, Sara T. Ghadiri '11 and Gilbert "Gil" Dorsey '62 – recipients of the 2020 Illinois Wesleyan University Alumni Awards – were honored during a video presentation as part of Illinois Wesleyan's Virtual Homecoming.

RamonaCheek '81 Honored with Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award
Ramona Cheek '81 is the School of Nursing's 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Nursing. Cheek also presented "Female, Black, and Fat ...the Challenges and Joys of Navigating through Life with Labels" during the Virtual Homecoming award presentation. 

HomecomingWatch: Virtual Homecoming Videos
Did you miss any of the events from Virtual Homecoming week? Visit the Alumni Association YouTube Channel to watch the archived events, including Back to College Classes, the Titan Pep Band, Class of 1970 celebration, a tour of Tate Archives & Special Collections at The Ames Library, and much more.
You can also see highlights from social media.

More News
Titan Athletics


  • Emma Thorman '24 cruised to her first collegiate individual title as the women's golf team closed out its fall season with a win at the ONU Fall Intercollegiate on Saturday, Oct. 10.
  • Jimmy Morton '22 also took home medalist honors as the men's golf team swept the top two team spots — and the top six spots individually — at the ONU Fall Intercollegiate.
More Highlights
Titans In The News
The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan welcomed the Class of 1970 — virtually — for their 50th class reunion as part of Homecoming festivities. More coverage from WGLT Radio.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan announced alumni award winners Dr. Raymond "Pete" Davis '80, Sara T. Ghadiri '11 and Gilbert "Gil" Dorsey '62 during its Virtual Homecoming week.

Global Banking & Finance Review

Property and casualty insurer The Hartford appointed Bob Gulino '97 as head of the Central Division for the company's middle and large commercial insurance business.

Spartan Newsroom

A study by Illinois Wesleyan researchers warns of the danger of lead in venison from shotgun-harvested deer.

The Lily

For 2020 graduate Eva Nautiyal, the pandemic has increased the challenge of finding employment to support an H-1B visa. (Washington Post subscription required, or read a pdf.)



More Titans in the News

Want your event listed on the University Events Calendar and Campus App?

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



Monday, Oct. 12

Virtual Fall Open House I – Prospective students and families are invited to virtually visit Illinois Wesleyan: Virtually meet faculty and current students, explore a major, and take a virtual campus tour.



Tuesday, Oct. 13


4 p.m., Virtual – Grad School Crash Course Series: Applying for Grad School: Overview of the Application Process – This workshop is presented by the Hart Career Center's new career advisor, Lisa DeWeert. Please register for the event in Handshake. This presentation will be held virtually on Zoom.


4:30-6 p.m., Virtual – Health and Environment Virtual Workshop – This student-led workshop will explore the impact of environmental issues on the health of the planet, including humans and other species. Connecting directly to the annual theme, "Health, Healing & Humanity," the workshop will feature interactive breakout sessions in which participants will consider case studies that illustrate contemporary environmental health challenges and discuss possible solutions and steps forward. RSVP here. Registration is required – Zoom login and participation details will be emailed. Event is free and open to all in the IWU community. Sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, School of Nursing and Sierra Student Coalition.



Wednesday, Oct. 14

12 p.m., Zoom – Understanding Faculty Expectations (Academic Skills Series)Register here. Students are invited to join the Action Research Center for the Academic Skills Series every Wednesday. Our Student Success Tutors will cover a different topic each week. You can see the full schedule, topics, and recordings of past sessions here:


7 p.m., Virtual – Enneagram and Relationships Workshop – The Office of Student Involvement will host Enneagram Ashton for a virtual workshop about the Enneagram and how it impacts our relationships. Ashton is an author, Enneagram coach, and curator of the popular @enneagramashton Instagram account. Register here.

7:30 p.m., State Farm Hall 206  – The Mind-Body Connection: How Our Body Image Affects Our Mental Health – How often do you talk about your body or how you look? Are the comments ever negative? Is health possible at every size of a body? Or, can only thin or muscular people be healthy? Join us for a discussion about these issues and a new way to think about your body image. Sponsored by NAMI and The Body Project, this event complements the annual theme, Health, Healing, & Humanity.



Thursday, Oct. 15

6 p.m., Eckley Quad outside State Farm Hall – Yoga on the Quad – Take the time to slow down to do yoga and enjoy some fresh air. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

Campus Events
  • David Priess ' 93 wrote in the Washington Post about how presidents throughout history have attempted to deceive the public about their illnesses.

Optional COVID-19 Testing


If you are interested in participating in the optional COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, Oct. 14, you may sign up here. This is open to students, faculty and staff with a cap of 40 participants. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Oct. 13 at noon.



Submit Your Diversity Action Plan Progress Reports 

REMINDER: Please submit your progress on departmental Diversity Action Plans using this very simple form by Nov. 1. Thanks in advance for your work to advance campus inclusion.



Tributaries Fall Submissions Due Oct. 16


All current IWU students are welcome to submit poems, prose, short stories, art, or photography to be considered for publication in the campus literary magazine. See this page for submission guidelines. Send submissions to

Welcome New Employee

Lauren Warnecke started Sept. 21 as Recruitment Coordinator in the School of Theatre Arts, replacing Max Johnson.

Stay Connected

Subscribe to the Staff Forum (staforum) or Faculty Forum (facforum) listservs.

See campus job openings
IWU app Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Flickr YouTube
Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, director of communications. To submit items of interest, email See an archive of past editions.
All images and content