Aug. 2, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
During two sold-out sessions, the first-ever IWU Youth Esports and Leadership Camp provided kids with a chance to play popular games while building communication, leadership and teamwork skills.
Admissions will welcome prospective students and families to campus this Friday, Aug. 6, for our First Look Preview. As always, be sure to say hello to any guests you see on campus, and feel free to use our updated printable map if visitors need help navigating campus.
Titan Athletics
For the third year in a row, Illinois Wesleyan University Head Men's Golf Coach Jim Ott was named the NCAA Division III Dave Williams Coach of the Year. Ott led the Titans to their second straight NCAA Division III National Championship this year.
Titans In The News
Food Business News
Bruce Bennett ’93 was named president of the ingredients business segment of Benson Hill, Inc. 
Main Street Nashville
Nashville journalist and former longtime WSMV anchor Demetria Kalodimos '81 has been appointed communication professional-in-residence in Lipscomb University’s School of Communication.
The Silva (N.C.) Herald and Ruralite
Shana Bushyhead Condill '99 discussed the goals and challenges ahead in her new role as the executive director of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. More coverage from Smoky Mountain News and Cherokee One Feather.
The Pantagraph
Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan University Karen Bussone encourages entrepreneurs to look to restaurants for best practices in retail marketing. 
The Pantagraph
Ceasar Douglas '75 was a big presence at Illinois Wesleyan as an athlete, advocate and hero, as recalled by Deon Hornsby '97.
The Portland (Maine) Press Herald
Scott Moreau ’01, who has made a career of portraying Johnny Cash, will perform this month in Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash at Portland Stage.
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Tuesday, August 3
Friday, August 6
First Look Preview – Prospective students and families are invited to take a campus tour, learn valuable financial aid information, glimpse some of the 150+ extracurricular activities available to our students, and more.






  • Authors Ria Patel '22, Julia Chen '21, Julie Xu '21, Emily Erdmann '19, Zoephia Laughlin '20, and Assistant Professor of Biology Richard M. Alvey published "Complete Genome Sequence of the Anabaena Myophage Elbi" in Microbiology Resource Announcements (Vol. 10, No. 29), a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.


  • Authors: Ariel A. Bradley '23, Zoephia Laughlin '20, Saralexis Torres '22, and Associate Professor of Biology Loralyn M. Cozy published "Draft Genome Sequences of the Three Massilia Strains AB1, ST3, and ZL223" in Microbiology Resource Announcements (Vol. 10, No. 30), a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.



  • Ames Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding just completed his second-to-last board meeting as Director-at-Large of the American Association of Physics Teachers. His term still includes upcoming congressional visits, once offices reopen in Washington, D.C., and then runs through the end of the Winter Meeting, Jan. 8-11, 2022.


Caution: Upcoming Sidewalk Repairs
In the next few weeks we will have contractors on campus replacing/repairing sidewalks.


Please note that some entrances to buildings will be blocked off while work is being done and the concrete is drying.


Please be aware of where you are walking during this time.


Thank you and please excuse our messes.


– Physical Plant
Welcome New Employees
Janae Brown started July 1 as an Area Director for the Office of Residential Life.


Keith Kennedy started July 1 as Director of Esports.


Johnathon Shaw started July 1 as an Area Director for the Office of Residential Life.


Traci Muir started July 19 as the Administrative Specialist IV in the School of Music.
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