April 19, 2021
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Campus News
Professor and Chair of English Joanne Diaz was named the 2022 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. At the virtual ceremony, the University honored 2021 Kemp Honoree, Professor of History Tom Lutze, and retiring members of the faculty.
Five students have been awarded stipends to conduct scholarly research or artistic activity this summer under the mentorship of a faculty member: Katie Fata '22, Joey Kiper '22, Jenna Ney '22, Anjali Patel '23 and Isabel Sperry ’22.
Titan Athletics
• The Illinois Wesleyan University tennis teams each notched wins in College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin competition on Sunday, April 18: the women's team at home against North Park and the men's team on the road against Elmhurst.
Titans In The News
Religion News Service
With unanimous certification, Isaac Simmons ’20 is the first openly gay man to be certified within the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and the first known drag queen certified in the United Methodist Church.
(Vestavia Hills, Ala.) Vestavia Voice
Karl Julian ’01 is a candidate for a spot on Vestavia Hills’ Board of Education.
Upcoming
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Submit the information using our online form; you can provide virtual event details in the description.
School of Music: Links have been posted throughout the semester for performances as they premiered: www.iwu.edu/music/events/.
Tuesday, April 20
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Shirk Center – Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for IWU Community – In cooperation with the McLean County Health Department, Illinois Wesleyan will host a Pfizer vaccine clinic available for all students, faculty and staff. New registrants can sign up here. Students who register will need to either be on campus, live locally, or commute to campus on May 11 for the second dose.

 

12:30 p.m., McPherson Beach – Diaz-Ferradans Poetry Reading – In honor of National Poetry Month, International Studies and World Languages, Literatures and Cultures will sponsor readings from Professor and Chair of English Joanne Diaz's poetry collection "La Ruta: Walter Benjamin's Last Passage" followed by Spanish translations by Professor of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradans.

 

4 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Men's Soccer vs. WashU (Exhibition)
Wednesday, April 21
LAST DAY OF CLASSES

4 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs. Augustana | Senior DayHome Team Student-Athlete Guests Only. Streaming video at www.iwusports.com/watch/

 

6 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs. Augustana | Senior DayHome Team Student-Athlete Guests Only. Streaming video at www.iwusports.com/watch/

 

7 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Women's Soccer vs. Millikin – Streaming video at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Thursday, April 22
Reading Day (NO CLASSES)

 

3 p.m., Bloomington, Ill. – Men's Tennis vs. Millikin

 

5-11 p.m., McPherson Beach Tent, Eckley Quadrangle – Film Festival: Student Work – Students in the Film Studies program have generated a considerable amount of film work over the semester. The School of Theatre Arts will host a viewing to share their communal work and give students a break from studies.
Friday, April 23
Final examinations begin
Saturday, April 24
TBA, Beadles-Morse Tennis Courts – Women's Tennis vs. Millikin 
Monday, April 26
Through Tuesday, April 27 – Final examinations 
Announcements
TIAA Webinars
Optional COVID-19 Testing
Signups for optional COVID-19 testing are available each week. This is open to students, faculty and staff only, with a cap of 20 participants. The signup deadline is each Tuesday at noon for testing that Wednesday: www.iwu.edu/updates/coronavirus/cases.html#opt-in
Kudos
Gianina (Taylor) Baker ’04 will present “Reframing Assessment in a Post-Pandemic World” at a virtual event hosted by Seton Hall University on May 12.
Colleagues
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