• Friday-Monday, August 17-20 -- International Student Orientation will help international students acclimate to their new surroundings before joining other new students for Turning Titan: New Student Orientation.
• Saturday-Monday, August 18-20 -- MALANA Orientation offers Multiracial, African-American, Latino-American, Asian- American, and Native American students the opportunity to gain tools and resources to assist their success.
• Saturday-Monday, August 18-20 -- The Engaging Diversity Program welcomes interested white students from the incoming class for discussion and activities to help them understand and meaningfully engage diversity while at Illinois Wesleyan.
The Office of Communications has launched a new Campus Calendar to inform the campus community and visitors about University events.
If you would like your IWU event listed on this public calendar, please submit your information online or send event details to email@example.com.
Event locations and resources still must be reserved through R25, but information can be transferred from R25 to the new public calendar: When requesting your event location in R25, select the resource "publicity" so that the Office of Communications is notified.
IWU Summertime Service Opportunities
The Student Volunteer and Resource Center and Action Research Center offer a weekly digest of one-time and ongoing opportunities for faculty, staff and students to get involved and get to know the people of Bloomington-Normal.
• The Illinois Wesleyan men's soccer team is playing four exhibition games during an eight-day stay in San Jose, Costa Rica, through Tuesday, Aug. 14.
> Find more highlights at www.iwusports.com
Titans In The News
The first Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists at Illinois Wesleyan are pursuing projects as different as the students themselves.
Dawn Upshaw '82 is among five "superb artists" to be honored with the 2012 Opera News Awards for invaluable contributions to the art form.
"Good Samaritan" Eliazar Mendiola '98 buys school backpacks filled with supplies for local children.
A new Peace Garden at Illinois Wesleyan will bring fresh produce to Bloomington-Normal.
IWU Swim Coach Teresa Fish is starting a new swim club for ages 7-19, dubbed the Funky Fish Swim Club.
Chris Bisaillon '93 said his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame was flattering and humbling.
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Artwork by Renee McGinnis '84 is part of an exhibition, "So Real," featuring painters who exploit realism.
Southwest Elementary School teacher Ariana Wilkey '11 has taken on the role of coaching the Maplettes dance squad.
> See all recent Illinois Wesleyan mentions from The Pantagraph.
> See more media reports about Illinois Wesleyan and its students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Cyclists can select "show bike racks" on the campus map to find bike rack locations on campus, including a new rack installed this summer outside The Ames Library.
Visitors also can select "parking for electric vehicles" on the map to find the EV charging stations, located at the Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center.
> Visit the GREENetwork blog.
• Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding chaired the recent Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, which received rave reviews.
Although the intended enrollment cap was 150 participants, attendance swelled to about 192. The conference included 66 small-group, hands-on 40-minute workshops, 67 posters (with equipment), 10 invited speakers, 10 breakout discussion sessions, four panels, and very few breaks.
• Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr co-authored two papers describing new species of frogs, which have been cataloged by AmphibiaWeb:
- With Edgar Padial, J. M., J. C. Chaparro, S. Castroviejo-Fisher, J. M. Guayasamin, A. J. Delgado, M. Vaira, M. Teixeira, Jr., R. Aguayo & I. De la Riva (2012). A revision of species diversity in the Neotropical genus Oreobates (Anura: Strabomantidae), with the description of three new species from the Amazonian slopes of the Andes and the proposal of candidate species. American Museum Novitates 3752: 1–55.
- With Catenazzi, A., R. Von May, G. Gagliardi-Urrutia &J. M. Guayasamin (2012). A new, high-elevation glassfrog (Anura: Centrolenidae) from Manu National Park, southern Peru. Zootaxa 3388: 56–68.
• The Illinois Wesleyan chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was awarded the Outstanding Chapter Newsletter Award by the AAUP's Assembly of State Conferences. See past issues of the chapter newsletter.
• Hispanic Studies majors, 2012 graduates Erin Howes and Colin Schofield, authored papers that were accepted for oral presentation at an international conference in Cuba. The conference, XIII Simposio Internacional de Comunicación Social (13th International Symposium on Social Communication), will take place at the Center for Applied Linguistics on Jan. 21-25, 2013.
- Erin Howe's paper is titled: "El movimiento Sólo Inglés y el futuro lingüístico del español en los Estados Unidos" (The English Only Movement and the linguistic future of Spanish in the U.S.) This paper is based on research Howe conducted in courses in Hispanic Studies and Educational Studies.
- Colin Schofield's paper is titled: "Etnología del éxito académico: los tres lados" (Ethnology of academic success: three sides). This paper was a result of research carried out during Schofield's study abroad experience with SIT Chile.
> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.
Welcome new employees:
- Amber Carter began July 16 as a residence hall director, replacing Alexandra Cameron.
- Louis (Pete) Kroutil began July 20 as a part-time security officer, replacing Dan Gentry.
> Find current IWU job openings.
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