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Montgomery Named Kemp Teaching Award Winner
Associate Professor of Political Science Kathleen Montgomery was named the 2015 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence at the annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday.
Illinois Wesleyan head baseball coach Dennis Martel got his 700th career coaching victory as the Titans downed Knox College at Horenberger Field on Tuesday, April 8. Also reported by The Pantagraph.
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Monday, April 14
• 12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: What's Behind the Protests in Venezuela?
• 6 p.m., Shirk Center – Tommy Awards – The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Titan Athletics will recognize athletes who have excelled in their respective arenas. Athletic and academic achievements will be honored. Dinner at 6 p.m., ceremony at 7 p.m.
• 6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Passover Dinner – Join IWU Hillel in learning about and celebrating the Jewish holiday, Passover. This fun and educational event is free and open to the entire campus.
• 7:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – IWU Jazz in Concert – The IWU Jazz Ensemble and IWU Jazz Lab will perform.
Tuesday, April 15
• 5 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Vegans, Vegetarians, Victorious! Food Taster – Vegans, Vegetarians, Victorious! is hosting a campus-wide free food event featuring several vegan and vegetarian dishes. This event is open to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike in a friendly, casual environment.
• 9:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Wesleyan Consort will perform.
Wednesday, April 16
• 3 p.m., Softball Field – Softball vs. Wis.-Whitewater (doubleheader). Live video will be at www.iwu.edu/livesports
• 4 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs. Millikin
Thursday, April 17
Deadline for May Term Break Key Requests – Last day for students to request a May Term break key from the Office of Residential Life at no charge. Request a key.
• 2 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Retirement Reception for Patrick McLane – The campus community is invited to a reception honoring Patrick McLane, who is retiring from Illinois Wesleyan after a 23-year career as Instructional Technologist.
• 4 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs. North Central
• 4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA
• 4 & 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Poetry Workshop & Reading – Poet Roger Reeves will conduct a poetry workshop at 4 p.m. and a reading at 7 p.m., joined by poets Garin Cycholl and William Allegrezza. All are welcome to the events, sponsored by Tributaries.
• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009, Sweden) will be presented by Visiting Assistant Professor of German Adam Woodis.
• 8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Student Composition
Friday, April 18
• 4 p.m., C102, CNS – Natural Science Colloquia Series – Richard Laugesen of the University of Illinois will present the Beling Lecture, hosted by Earl and Marian A. Beling Professor of Natural Sciences Tian-Xiao He.
• 5 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. North Central. Live video will be at www.iwu.edu/livesports
• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – IWU Drag Ball – Come out to Pride's annual Drag Ball, hosted by Ceduxion Carrington. A $5 suggested donation cover charge will be donated to a local LGBT organization.
• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Senior Recital: Kelly Lamorena, Trumpet
Saturday, April 19
• 11 a.m., Evelyn Chapel – Senior Recital: Kylin Wagner, Soprano
• 1 p.m., Softball Field – Softball vs. University Of Chicago (doubleheader)
• 1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Transylvania. Live video will be at www.iwu.edu/livesports
• 1 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Senior Recital: Akash Bhatia, Tenor
• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Senior Recital: Anna Wegener, Piano
• 5 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Senior Recital: Eric Sepúlveda, Baritone
• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Senior Recital: Conor Strejcek, Composition
• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Comedian Colin Jost – Head writer at Saturday Night Live and Weekend Update host Colin Jost will entertain. Free to IWU students with ID, sponsored by Student Senate.
Sunday, April 20
• 5 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Senior Recital: Nicole Chamberlin, Soprano
Monday, April 21
• 12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Course Cluster Planning Meeting – All faculty, staff and administrators interested in planning the theme for the 2014-15 course cluster are asked to attend this Non-Org. We will share ideas for how to connect to already-scheduled events and themes for the year. If you cannot make it to the meeting but are interested in joining the cluster or providing input, please contact Rebecca Gearhart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Meeting
• 5 p.m., Memorial Center – Concert: Brent & Co
Tuesday, April 15
• 4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Humanities Resume Workshop – Join the Hart Career Center for this workshop and discover how to create a resume that highlights your skills. Humanities majors and minors are welcome to attend, including English, French Studies, German Studies, Greek and Roman Studies, Hispanic Studies, Japanese Studies, philosophy, religion, Russian Studies and Women's Studies. Come to the workshop for resume reviews and tips.
Wednesday, April 16
• Employer McLean County Unit District #5 will be on campus for interviews.
Thursday, April 17
• Employer State Farm Insurance will be on campus for practice interviews.
Survey on Tobacco Use and Smoke-free Campus Policy
IWU nursing students conducting a public health project on behalf of the McLean County Health Department invite members of the campus community to take this survey about tobacco use on campus.
Interested in Gardening a Plot on Your Own Over the Summer?
The IWU Peace Garden is conducting a survey to assess the needs and demand for individual or shared garden plots to be provided to IWU community members.
They are seeking to know of any individuals or campus groups that would be interested, and of their expectations. Please follow this link to participate in the survey.
Tap into WaterAid
Students from Health 280: Perspectives in International Health are sponsoring an event to raise money and awareness to bring safe water and sanitation to millions of people in need through the organization WaterAid. To donate and learn more about WaterAid, visit their tables in the Dugout from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or the CNS Atrium from 1-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, April 14-17; in the Dugout from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or the State Farm Hall Lobby from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, April 18 and Monday-Tuesday, April 21-22; or in The Ames Library from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23.
Reminder: Updates to Wilder Guest House
Updates to the furnishings,
linens and paint have been completed at Wilder Guest House. In addition, credit cards for payment will be accepted through the IWU Bookstore portal for increased convenience.
Because the current nightly rate does not cover the costs of the guest house operations, and in order to provide some budget for ongoing upgrades and renewal, the nightly rate will increase. Starting Aug. 1, the new nightly rate for Wilder guest rooms will be $40.
More information about the guest house and its policies can be found at www.iwu.edu/guesthouse/.
If you have questions about this change, contact Matthew Damschroder (email@example.com).
See this week's menu for the Faculty-Staff Lounge, which should also be posted by 10 a.m. Mondays on Sodexo's website. Menus are subject to change.
Titans In The News
IWU's maestro Steven Eggleston is retiring after 35 noteworthy years.
State Farm CEO Ed Rust Jr., a 1972 IWU graduate, dispelled rumors that the company will move jobs away from Bloomington during his remarks to the Illinois Wesleyan Associates on Thursday.
The (Lakewood, Wash.) Suburban Times
Andrew Rex '77, professor of physics at University of Puget Sound, has published a new book, Commonly Asked Questions in Physics.
Andrew Schneider '03, a performance / interactive-electronics artist in New York City, will receive the 2014 Tom Murrin Performance Award.
Steve Yoder '62 has joined University of Houston men's basketball staff as director of operations.
Iowa State Daily
Kristin Stewart '03 has been touring with the musical Beauty and the Beast since August 2013.
(Australia) Radio National
The creative mind behind films like Shrek, Bill Damaschke '85 is in Australia with Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg for the opening of their exhibition in Melbourne.
Academy-award nominated Richard Jenkins and his wife, director/choreographer Sharon Jenkins, both 1969 IWU graduates, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement award by Trinity Rep in Providence, R.I.
The Bloomington School District received a grant supporting its Lunch Buddy program with Illinois Wesleyan's track and cross-country teams.
> More Titans in the News
• In recent activity, Assistant Professor of Music Joseph Plazak:
– Published a book chapter entitled "Listener-senders, musical irony, and the most 'disliked' YouTube videos" in K.L. Turner's This is the Sound of Irony (Ashgate Publishing).
– Presented two papers on "transforming sound into sight" via MAX/MSP and DMX lighting at the Association for Technology in Music Instruction Conference, Boston, Mass., and the National Association of Music Merchants: CMS Next Generation Program, Anaheim, Calif.
– Delivered two alumni talks at William Rainey Harper College and at Elmhurst College.
– Presented two papers at the national conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, one on
electro-acoustic music perception and another on extra-musical information.
– Co-presented two poster presentations at the national conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, one with Caitlyn Trevor '14 on multi-modal music perception, and another with Akash Bhatia '14 on irregular meter preferences.
– Was elected as co-chair and faculty advisor for the College Music Society's National Student Advisory committee.
• Assistant Professor of Music Adriana Ponce presented the following:
– "A History of (Dis)encounters: Musicology and Nineteenth-Century Form" at the conference "History Theory and Analysis: Interactions, Conflicts, Resolutions." This is a joint conference of the Dutch-Flemish Society of Music Theory, the Royal Society of Music History of the Netherlands, and the Royal Society of Music History of Belgium - Royal Conservatory of the Hague (Feb. 28 - March 1).
– "Memory, Trace and Expressiveness in Chopin's Nocturnes" at the spring meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society at Boston Conservatory (March 8).
• Three Illinois Wesleyan students were elected to the executive board of the College Democrats of Illinois, which hosted its annual State Convention at Illinois Wesleyan on April 5. Brexton Isaacs '15 was elected president, Annie Kehler '15, communications director, and Alan Russian '15, technology director.
• At its spring benefit on April 5, "A Salute to Chicago Star Jim Harms," Light Opera Works honored actor Jim Harms '67 for his long career in theater, including his many roles in Light Opera Works' performances over the years.
> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.
The Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo drew crowds to the Shirk Center to explore the themes of Living Well & Living Green and Creating Healthy Communities.
> Visit the GREENetwork blog.
Welcome New Employee
Ed Horn began April 9 as a part-time security officer, replacing Pete Kroutil.
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