• Monday, Oct. 22, 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Professor of Political Science William Munro, Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke, and International Office Director Stacey Shimizu will present details on their summer IES seminars at the Faculty Non-Org.
• Monday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m., CLA 205 -- Jill Wightman of Bradley University will present the Religion Department Colloquium, "Healing the Nation: Pentecostal Conversion and Social Change in Bolivia."
• Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Sexual misconduct prevention training will be offered. (As part of a requirement of our insurance consortium, faculty and staff must attend a training session at least once every two years.)
• Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Sexual misconduct prevention training sessions will be offered.
• Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Room 200, Hansen Student Center -- The Fuse Film Series, presented by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, will feature Pariah.
• Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center -- Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA) will host a bilingual blood drive in association with the American Red Cross of the Heartland. Assistance will be provided in Spanish; all are welcome.
• Thursday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m., Merwin Art Gallery -- Poet Virginia Bell will present a poetry reading.
• Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center -- The 10th Annual Hispanic Heritage Banquet will feature a menu of Chilean foods. Adjunct faculty member Cecilia Sánchez will play songs by Chilean artist Violeta Parra, and students and faculty will read two Odes by Pablo Neruda. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
• Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- The International Film Series will present Always Sunset on Third Avenue - 2, the second in a continuing story of a tight-knit community on Third Street, Tokyo, 14 years after World War II.
• Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 25-27, 8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre -- The School of Theatre Arts will present The Memory of Water.
• Friday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 28, 7:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Adjunct faculty member Lisa Nelson will present a two-part concert, "Bulgarian Viola Music: Pedagogical & Concert Repertoire."
• Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- The School of Music will host a guest recital by Neal Corwell.
• Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-4 p.m.,
Shirk Center -- Faculty and staff and their families are invited to a fun-filled Saturday of Halloween activities for kids, featuring a kids' costume contest, a bounce house, crafts, games and other hands-on activities. The Community Halloween Fair is free for children ages 1-14; adults are asked to donate one canned food item per admission.
For more information, contact Raven Stubbs '13 at email@example.com.
• Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- The Jazz Ensemble will perform its annual Halloween Concert.
• Sunday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church (313 North East St., Bloomington) -- The School of Music will present its Fall Choral Concert.
• Monday, Oct. 29, 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Isaac Funk Professor of German and Russian and Director of International Studies Marina Balina, Chair of Sociology/Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart and Associate Professor of Political Science Kathleen Montgomery will present the Faculty Non-Org, "Pussy Riot Against Vladimir Putin: Victory in Defeat."
• Monday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., CNS C101 -- Dr. David Haskell, avian ecologist at Sewanee: the University of the South, will speak about "The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature."
• Through Nov. 4 -- A series of events will celebrate African Culture Week.
Find more events on the Campus Calendar.
Reminder: Honorary Degree Nominations
Faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to nominate candidates for honorary degrees. Nominations should be submitted
by Monday, Oct. 29. More information.
Faculty/Staff Night Out
On Friday, Nov. 9 from 6-10 p.m., Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity will offer a night of free babysitting. Faculty and staff can have a night to themselves and drop off their little ones at Hansen Student Center, Room 200, to enjoy pizza, games and movies.
If you are interested, please respond to this survey by Friday, Nov. 2.
Please note: This will be a first-come, first-served event with a maximum of 15 children.
For additional information, contact Alex Lopez '13 at firstname.lastname@example.org
• See Titan Athletics on Live Video by following the "watch" link when games are scheduled. Upcoming games include:
- Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., men's soccer vs. North Park
- Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., women's soccer vs. North Park
- Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., volleyball vs. University of Dallas
Find highlights at www.iwusports.com
New Textile Drop-Off
Wellness is now providing a convenient, continuous way to move out the clothes and textile clutter in your closet.
Home Sweet Home Ministries (HSHM) is providing a collection bin just outside of the Wellness Office at Shirk Center.
You can now drop off unwanted clothing, textiles and shoes. These items will go back to HSHM and be sorted.
Usable items will be sold in the Mission Mart, and items past their useful life will be recycled into new textiles and goods. All the proceeds from these efforts go to assist the homeless members of our community.
If you have any questions, please contact Wellness at ext. 3334 or email@example.com
Additionally, if you have winter coats or winter wear to give away, APO will be collecting these items for the Salvation Army during the week of Oct. 22-26. Drop-offs will be in the CNS atrium, in Hansen Student Center and at the Memorial Center front desk.
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• Professor and Director of Greek and Roman Studies Nancy Sultan participated in a four-week National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on Roman Comedy in Performance last summer. Videos of scenes from the comedies, performed in English and Latin, have been posted on YouTube by the institute coordinators and have reached 2,000 views worldwide.
One of the Latin versions can be viewed on the IWU Greek and Roman Studies (GRS) website.
The scenes were prepared for use by educators and directors. Sultan noted that their wider popularity demonstrates the continuing appeal of these comedies -- even, or especially, in Latin.
In the spring, GRS will stage a reading of the comedy featured on their website (Plautus' Pseudolus, on which "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" is based) as part of a re-enactment of a Roman festival, the Megalensia (which honors the goddess Cybele, the "Magna Mater").
> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.
Titans In The News
Matt Raftery '95, Renaissance man of Chicago theater, shares some career advice.
Wesleyan's Spanish and Latino Student Association is helping the Red Cross reach out to Hispanic blood donors.
Friends and family honored Andrew Weishar, a former Titan football player who died of cancer.
> See more media reports about Illinois Wesleyan and its students, faculty, staff and alumni.
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