Friendly Competition Encourages Student Voter Engagement

Launched on National Voter Registration Day, Illinois Wesleyan is participating in The “BloNo Campus Voter Registration Challenge”. This friendly competition between Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois State University and Heartland Community College encourages students to be active citizens and register to vote.

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Nationally Recognized Esports Program Moves Into New Facility

Following two years of exponential growth and nationally recognized success, the Illinois Wesleyan University Esports Program has expanded into a newly transformed facility. Illinois Wesleyan consistently ranks among the best colleges for Esports in the nation.

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Ellen Furlong, IWU Associate Professor of Psychology, Provides Glimpse Inside the Canine Mind

Illinois Wesleyan University Associate Professor of Psychology, Ellen Furlong, discusses dogs’ ability to learn, their relationships with humans, their perceptions and more, in her new audiobook, “Decoding Dogs: Inside the Canine Mind”, produced by Audible.

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Richard Jenkins ’69 Reflects on Distinguished Acting Career

Richard Jenkins ’69 reflects on his career, upcoming films, and the assertion that he may be the most famous person in Rhode Island. Jenkins has appeared in more than eighty films, earning two Oscar nominations for “The Visitor” and “The Shape of Water”, and an Emmy win for “Olive Kitteridge”.

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Andy ’89 and Robyn Jones Honored for Dedication to Ridgeview Basketball Program

The Ridgeview junior high gymnasium has been named “Coach Jones’ Court” in honor of Andy ’89 and Robyn Jones’ dedication and service to the school and its basketball programs. The couple have nearly 60 years of coaching experience between them.

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