• Monday, Sept. 17, 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Chair and Associate Professor of Economics Diego Mendez-Carbajo will present the Faculty Non-Org, "Salary Inversion in the Public University System in Illinois."
• Monday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Students who have studied abroad in developing countries will present "Taking the Road Less Traveled," sponsored by the Development Studies Team of the International Studies Program.
• Monday, Sept. 17, 4 & 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Volunteer training sessions will be offered in connection with the upcoming registration event for the Deferred Action Status for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Interested members of the IWU community are invited to register online for one of the training sessions.
• Monday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m., CNS C101 -- Traci Barkley, water resources scientist for Prairie Rivers Network, will present "Bridging Science and Policy to Advocate for Healthy River Systems."
• Tuesday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- The Symposium of Contemporary Music concert will feature compositions by Chinary Ung of the University of California, San Diego. Ung's wife, violist Susan Ung, will perform.
• Wednesday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m., Room 258, Presser Hall -- Composer Adam Greene will give a lecture, "Still Life After Death: Transcendent Spiritualism in the Music of Chinary Ung," as part of the Symposium of Contemporary Music.
• Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., Room 200, Hansen Student Center -- The FUSE Film Series, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, will feature "La Mission."
• Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- The International Film Series will feature "Always: Sunset on Third Avenue."
• Friday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m., CNS C101 -- Assistant Professor of Mathematics Andrew Shallue will present "Constructing Large Numbers with Cheap Computers" at the Faculty Colloquium.
• Friday & Saturday, Sept. 21 & 22, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Shirk Center --The Immigration Project will host a DACA registration event.
• Saturday, Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m., CNS E101 -- Eric Gaze, who directs the Quantitative Literacy Project at Bowdoin College, will lead a Writing Program workshop, "Teaching Writing with Numbers."
• Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Acclaimed pianist and 2012 Commencement speaker Awadagin Pratt will return to campus to perform a benefit concert.
• Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Comedian Michael Yo will entertain.
• Sunday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Adjunct faculty member Keith Zimmerman, saxophone and Professor of Music William West, piano will perform a faculty recital marking Zimmerman's 60 years playing saxophone.
COMING SOON -- Illinois Wesleyan will host Family Weekend on Sept. 28-30.
Find more events on the new Events Calendar.
Donors Needed for Blood Drive
Illinois Wesleyan's Tri Beta biological honor society is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 12-6 p.m. in Hansen Student Center. Email Marlena Szewczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or sign up in CNS during lunch hours this week.
Bus Trip to Cubs vs. Cardinals Game at Wrigley
Whether you're planning to cheer for the Cardinals or the Cubs, hop aboard a chartered bus to Wrigley on Sunday, Sept. 23 to join 200 Chicago-area alumni, family and friends for this storied rivalry -- courtesy of the Alumni Office.
Tickets are $60 each and include your ticket to the game, a round-trip bus ticket and lunch at alumni-owned Trace in Wrigleyville. Click here to purchase tickets.
The bus will depart the Shirk Center parking lot at 8 a.m. and arrive at Trace at 11 a.m., where you will pick up your game tickets and have lunch prior to the start of the game at 1:20 p.m. Load the bus at Trace immediately following the game for the return trip to Bloomington.
International Office News
The fall International Office Newsletter is now online.
• Nine varsity squads were involved in competition over the weekend. See all the results at www.iwusports.com
Cardboard Collected on Move-In Day
As students moved onto campus last month, 4.5 bales of collapsed cardboard boxes were collected.
The Office of Residential Life organized the collection as part of campus sustainability efforts and to benefit the homeless in our community served by Home Sweet Home Ministries, which will resell the material.
> Visit the GREENetwork blog.
• Professor of Nursing Emeritus Donna Hartweg and Chair and Professor of Hispanic Studies Christina Isabelli co-published "Being physically active: Perceptions of recent Mexican immigrant women on the Arizona-Mexico border," with M. McEwen and R. Piper, in the journal Hispanic Health Care International(2012), 10(3), 127-136.
In addition, Isabelli co-authored a government report on the Census 2010 efforts enumerating linguistically isolated households in Hispanic communities, with Pan, Y., & Lubkemann, S. (2012). Observing census enumeration of non-English-speaking households in 2010 Census: Spanish report. Research and Methodology Directorate, Center for Survey Measurement Research Report Series (Survey Methodology #2012-06). U.S. Census Bureau.
• School of Art alumnus Camm Rowland '03 is among The Art Directors' Club Young Guns winners, one of the most prestigious awards given to creatives. He is an executive creative director at Digital Kitchen in Chicago.
> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.
Titans In The News
Bestselling author Rebecca Skloot discussed medical ethics at the President's Convocation.
Faculty and students will delve into the secrets of asteroids and molecules, thanks to two National Science Foundation grants totaling more than $500,000.
> See more media reports about Illinois Wesleyan and its students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Welcome New Employees
• Dawn Rena Robinson started Sept. 11 as the senior office coordinator/certified medical assistant (CMA) in Health Services, replacing Christy Gentry.
• John Helbling, who worked in the heat plant for 13 years before retiring in 2006, died Sept. 7. His wife, IWU retiree Judy Archer, survives in Florida. Read an obituary.
> Find current IWU job openings.
Goal: $125 million
Progress: $ 103 million