Aug. 23, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
As new Titans were welcomed to IWU at the New Student Convocation, Student Senate President Daniel Maisch '22 said, "When you all arrived on campus, you joined a community full of staff, faculty, alumni and students who are all here to guide and support you.”
In recognition of outstanding branding and marketing efforts, the Illinois Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan University earned the statewide SBDC Network Shining Star award.
Nora Espino is the 2021 recipient of the Max L. Starkey Service Award at Illinois Wesleyan in recognition of loyalty, enthusiasm and outstanding contributions.
Titan Athletics
Track and field athlete Ayana Blair is one of two College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Titans In The News
Illinois Wesleyan is among local colleges and universities reporting high vaccination levels among its students, faculty and staff. More coverage from WGLT-Radio and The Pantagraph.
Homeland Security Today
Emily Miller ’03 was announced as Sev1Tech’s president of mission solutions for the Department of Homeland Security business unit.
IWU Director of Financial Aid Scott Seibring ’85 offered advice for recent college graduates paying off student loans in the wake of recently extended student loan relief.
Jake Moran ’21 joined the faculty at Richards High School in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
The Pantagraph
Longtime IWU pitching coach Tim Siegworth ’77 recounted a game of catch with his father at the legendary Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa, site of the iconic movie of the same name and of a recent Major League Baseball game.
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Monday, August 23
First day of classes
Tuesday, August 24
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hansen Student Center – COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Open to all students, staff, faculty and eligible dependents: Illinois Wesleyan will host an on-campus vaccine clinic, offering both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. To schedule a vaccine appointment, register here.
Wednesday, August 25
7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs Olivet Nazarene (Scrimmage)
Thursday, August 26
4 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – RSO Fair – Registered Student Organizations on campus will come together to promote themselves and recruit new members. Students, this is your chance to get involved on campus!
Friday, August 27
Last day to add or drop a full semester and 1st 7 week class
Saturday, August 28
2 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball - Green-White Scrimmage
Monday, August 30
Through Oct. 7, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Art Exhibits
Merwin Gallery – Pattie Chalmers Imperfect Ramblings (ceramic sculpture);
Wakeley Gallery – Sculptural Print (A selection of artist’s books from IWU’s archives)


6 p.m., Room 218, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Stellaccio Lecture & Opening Reception for Art Exhibitions – Pattie Chalmers, whose Imperfect Ramblings (ceramic sculpture) is on display in the Merwin Gallery, will present the Stellaccio Lecture. The Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artists Fund was created by Cherie (Egbers) Stellaccio ’66, a longtime vocal instructor at the Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory, and her son, ceramic artist Anthony E. Stellaccio.


Instructional Professor and Writing Center Director Anna Scanlon has published two book chapters:
  • A co-authored chapter titled "Graduate Tutor Professional Development – and Collaborative Leadership – in an Undergraduate Writing Center" in Redefining Roles: The Professional, Faculty, and Graduate Consultant’s Guide to Writing Centers available through Project Muse.
  • A chapter titled "Starving for Beauty: On Anorexia and Mimetic Desire" in René Girard, Theology, and Pop Culture.



Nikki (Carnevale) Kanzia ’01 was named president of IC Catholic Prep.
Pride Alliance Gender Affirming Clothing Drive
Pride Alliance will host a Gender Affirming Clothing Drive on Thursday, Sept. 2 and Friday, Sept. 3 from 5-7 p.m. in the Nell Eckley Lounge (lounging area above the Coffee Shoppe). We will be accepting laundered clothing, excluding undergarments and socks. Accessories are also accepted.
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