Aug. 30, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
For the second straight year, Illinois Wesleyan's job placement ranks No. 1 in Illinois and No. 7 in the U.S., according to Zippia's 2021 "Best Colleges for Getting a Job" list, based on Department of Education College Scorecard data.
Members of the University and local community are invited to participate in the 2021 McLean County Heart Walk on Sunday, Sept. 26, organized by the American Heart Association and held on Illinois Wesleyan's campus for the first time.
Titan Athletics
The No. 1 ranked Illinois Wesleyan University men's golf team toppled Millikin University in the Battle for Rt. 51 Match Play on Aug. 29. 
Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan welcomed students back to campus last week, as students shared hopes of returning to a new kind of normal.
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan Instructional Technologist Kate Browne and Assistant Director of Communications John Twork were among those recognized in The Pantagraph’s annual 20 Under 40 program.
The Pantagraph
Vickie Folse '86, Director of the School of Nursing and Executive Director of Counseling and Health Services at IWU, discussed the current shortage of healthcare workers.
(Quincy) Herald-Whig
Brooke Trantor ’11 is the co-writer of Oh, Baby!, a comedic short film making the rounds on the film festival circuit.
Iroquois County Times-Republic
Jody (Meents) Munsterman ’82 has retired after 39 years of teaching, including the past 34 years at Crescent City Grade School.
(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Nikki (Canevale) Kanzia ’01 was named president of IC Catholic Prep.
(Jacksonville) Journal-Courier
Brian Gillespie ’02 and his wife Amy are co-chairs of the Prairieland United Way’s 2021 fundraising campaign.
The Pantagraph
Brian Ehresman has joined the coaching staff of the IWU women’s basketball team, taking the place of his sister Rebekah Ehresman Mounce '18.
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Monday, Aug. 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.
Wednesday, Sept. 1
11:10 a.m., Zoom – Faculty Meeting 


3 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs Simpson – Streaming live at


4-6 p.m., IDEA Center – Maker Space Workshop – Free event, open to all students, faculty and staff; 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. 3-D printers, Sewing Machines, Laser Cutters, Embroidery Equipment, Vinyl Printing and so much more... Come check us out and let’s create something!


5:45 p.m., Maxwell Park, Normal – Men's & Women's Cross Country - Titan Opener 


7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs Illinois College – Streaming live at


7:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs WashU – Streaming live at
Thursday, Sept. 2
11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Also Friday, Sept. 3), Dugout, Memorial Center – CAB Cookies – Students are invited to come grab some cookies to celebrate the Campus Activities Board (CAB) in the Memorial Center during lunch.


5-7 p.m. (Also Friday, Sept. 3), Nell Eckley Lounge, Memorial Center – Pride Alliance Gender Affirming Clothing Drive – Pride Alliance will be accepting laundered clothing, excluding undergarments and socks. Accessories are also accepted.  


6 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Speaker Khalid Yaya Long presents "AN ARCHITECT OF BLACK FEMINIST THEATRE: Glenda Dickerson, Transnational Feminism, and The Kitchen Prayer Series" – Dr. Long will examine the work of Black Feminist iconic theatre director, folklorist, adaptor, writer, choreographer, actor, black theatre organizer, and educator Glenda Dickerson, and will put Dickerson's work in context to Black Feminist theory. This free public lecture is sponsored by the School of Theatre Arts.
Friday, Sept. 3
7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Art & Ice Cream – Kick off the long weekend with ice cream sundaes and different art projects in the Hansen Student Center! Paint by number, coloring books, and other fun projects will be available.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement.
Saturday, Sept. 4
1:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs Franklin – Streaming live at
Monday, Sept. 6
Labor Day – NO CLASSES
Esther Franco-Payne '96 joined the Public Welfare Foundation as vice president of programs. She previously served as executive director of Cabrini Green Legal Aid. In this new role, she will engage in grant-making at the national level and continue to advance transformative justice in support of youth and adults impacted by the criminal legal system.


Dave Kindred '63 is among the featured interviews in Muhammad Ali, a new four-part documentary directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, which will air on PBS Sept.19-22.
First-Year Record
The Class of 2025 directory, featuring student ID photos from Campus Safety, is online at All current class years can be accessed.
In Sympathy
Please join us in extending condolences to Jerry Olson, Professor of Accounting, whose mother passed away on Aug. 18. Services were conducted on Aug. 21 and her obituary is online.
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