News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


Oct. 8, 2012


Monday, Oct. 8 -- Admissions will host an open house.

• Monday-Saturday, Oct. 8-13 -- Students are embracing the Homecoming theme with a week of events to broadcast their titan pride.

Monday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m., CLA 105 -- University Chaplain Elyse Nelson-Winger will present "Syrophoenician Women Speak: Christian Feminist Theology for the 21st Century" at the Religion Department Colloquium.

Monday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- The Student Senate's Annual "Do-Good" Speaker will be Tim King, the founder of Urban Prep Academy in Chicago.

Monday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., CNS C101 -- The film "All My Girls" will open the German Fall Film Series.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Sociologist Ursula Schroeter, vice-chair of Germany's Association of Democratic Women, will speak on "Socialist Patriarchy? East German Policy on Women."

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m., Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building -- A lecture by artist Ryan Bair will be followed by an opening reception for painting exhibits by Bair and his father, Professor and Director of the School of Art Miles Bair.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., CNS C101 -- The film If the Earth Weren't Round will be shown, followed by a Q & A with filmmaker Iris Gusner and sociologist Ursula Schroeter, as part of the German Fall Film Series.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center -- The May Term Travel Course Fair will showcase opportunities for May Term 2013.

 Thursday, Oct. 11, 4 p.m., Room 111, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building -- Professor of Art Kevin Strandberg will speak and give a demonstration on "Western Artist - Non-Western Inspiration: Emulating Stylistic Aspects of Japanese Woodblock Prints in Fused Glass," sponsored by the International Studies Asian Studies Team.

 Thursday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m., CNS C101 -- Peter Bronski, coordinator of the Sustainable Communities Program for Audubon International, will speak on "Using Mother Nature's 'Ecosystem Services' and Environmental Best Management Practices to Protect Water Quality."

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 12-14 -- Titans young and old will "Broadcast Titan Pride" at Homecoming.

• Friday, Oct. 12
, 7:30 p.m.,  Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East St., Bloomington) -- The Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra will perform a Homecoming Concert

• Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- The Second City comedy troupe will bring its "Laugh Out Loud Tour" to campus.

• Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Multicultural House -- A Homecoming Multigate will feature food and games before the football game.

• Monday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Mike Vasta '07, Ph.D. candidate in ancient history at Indiana University, will speak on "O Tempora, O Mores! Re-Examining Roman Decline in Post 9/11 America" as part of the Ides Lecture and Performance Series sponsored by Greek and Roman Studies.

Find more events on the new Campus Calendar.


Book Artists on Campus Today

California-based traveling book artists Peter and Donna Thomas will be on campus today (Monday, Oct. 8) during the noon hour, in the parking lot by The Ames Library (on the corner of Park and Empire streets).

Anyone is welcome to stop by to see their work, which includes handmade paper and bindings, text created through calligraphy and letterpress and illustrative artwork.

Fall Health Screenings

Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30-9 a.m.
Henning Room, Memorial Center

Employees of Illinois Wesleyan who are participants in the health insurance plan are eligible for screenings of cholesterol, blood lipids, metabolic panel, iron and PSA.

Reserve a space by calling Wellness at ext. 3334 no later than Friday, Oct. 12. More information.

Campus News

Students Work to 'Wow' Employers at Internship Fair

Students Work to 'Wow' Employers at Internship Fair
More than 50 employers came to campus offering students valuable work experience in internships.

Lessen Receives Nurse Educator Fellowship

Lessen Receives Nurse Educator Fellowship
Wesleyan's Brenda Lessen was awarded a State of Illinois Nurse Educator Fellowship from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.


• The women's golf team won its 11th straight College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship and Rose Kelly '13 was the individual medalist in tourney play Oct. 4-6 at Meadowbrook Country Club in Racine, Wis.

• See Titan Athletics on Live Video by following the "watch" link when games are scheduled. Upcoming games include:
- Homecoming Titan Games at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct.12
- Football vs. Carthage at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

> Find highlights at



Green Cleaning

Assistant Manager of Custodial Services and GREENetwork member Dale Conover reports a number of sustainability practices used by the Physical Plant in the selection of custodial supplies, equipment and procedures. Examples include:

- As equipment is replaced, Green Seal approved products are chosen. Machines for cleaning floors in the Shirk Center use less water and chemicals, and the restroom cleaning system is Green Seal approved.

- Cleaning products used on campus are Green Seal approved, including floor cleaner, glass cleaner and hand cleaner. Peroxy is used for carpet and floor cleaning.

- Exterior and interior matting at building entrances traps dirt and reduces the need for cleaning, and the cycles for stripping hard floors are extended by scrubbing and recoating. 

- Paper products, including hand towels and toilet tissue, are 100 percent recycled product, with 45 percent post-consumer product for the latter.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


• Director of Alumni Relations Ann Harding has been nominated by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce for the 2012 ATHENA Leadership Award. This award recognizes outstanding individuals in our community defined as role models who inspire and encourage the empowerment of women leaders.

• Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke was recently nominated to the Editorial Board of The Sociological Quarterly, one of the top peer-reviewed journals in the field. Her term will begin in January 2013.

• An article by Associate Professor and Scholarly Communications Librarian Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Assistant Professor and University Archivist Meg Miner, titled "Collecting Campus Culture: Collaborations and Collisions," was published in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, an open-access peer-reviewed journal.

Their article explores the confluence of how our institutional repository, Digital Commons, can and should reflect our campus culture.

• Associate Professor and Director of Collections and Technical Services Marcia Thomas authored research in Proceedings of The Charleston Conference, published by Purdue University.

Her work, "Getting to the Heart of the Matter: What Faculty Tell Us about How our Collections Support Student Learning," was selected for presentation at the Charleston Library Conference in November 2011 through a blind peer-review process.

• Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo was a guest composer on Sept. 23-24 at the University of Wisconsin/Whitewater. He performed his composition, We Will for voice and piano, violist Michael Hall played Vayo's Flower Thought, and Vayo joined Hall onstage for an improvisation.

Vayo also took part in a panel discussion on artistic collaboration.

On Sept. 28, the Wisconsin-based ensemble Sinister Resonance performed Vayo's Entelechy as part of the New Music Festival at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The group is currently recording this composition for commercial release.

> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.

Titans In The News

National Geographic Explorers Journal
A brief feature, "Edgar Lehr: Where No Biologist Has Gone Before," describes Lehr's research in the the Pui Pui Protected Forest in Peru.

Library Journal
Matt LaLonde '14 is launching a Tool Library for the Bloomington community.

Chicago Tribune
Quarterback Rob Gallik '14 is leading the Titan football team to a strong start.

WJBC Radio
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Brian Brennan secured a $285,000 grant for an undergraduate class to study treatments for sickle-cell disease.

> See more media reports about Illinois Wesleyan and its students, faculty, staff and alumni.


Welcome New Employee

Sean Hunter has started work as network administrator in Information Technology Services.

Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $ 103 million

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