News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

 

Nov. 12, 2012

Upcoming

 Monday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- The International Studies Russian and East European Studies Team and Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures will screen the film,The Other Sky.

• Monday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Speaker Jaclyn Friedman will present "What You Really Really Want: How to Pursue a Real Sexuality in the Real World," followed by a Q & A, sponsored by the student organization Feminism: Equality Matters and the Student Senate Awareness Events Commission. 

• Monday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- The McLean County League of Women Voters will host "In Sickness and in Health: The Future of Healthcare Reform in America Program" with speaker Wendell Potter. 

 Monday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Titan Room, Memorial Center -- MALANA students are invited to an information session to learn about the Summer Enrichment Program, presented by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

 Monday-Saturday, Nov. 12-17, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m., McPherson Theatre -- The School of Theatre Arts will present 9 to 5 the musical.

 Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m., Eckley Lounge, Memorial Center -- A belly dance demonstration featuring Moroccan exchange student Imane Mansouri is part of activities celebrating International Education Week.

• Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- The International Studies Colloquium will feature Birgit Beumers of the University of Bristol, UK, on "A Hero of our Time? The Gastarbeiter in Recent Russian Cinema."

• Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m., CNS C102 -- The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will host a Safe Zone Level 1 Educational Session about how to be an ally to the LGBT community.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m., Faculty-Staff Lounge, Memorial Center -- A Flu Shot Clinic will be offered for faculty, staff, retirees and dependents as part of the IWU Benefits Fair. See more information about the Benefits Fair below.

• Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center -- The Nursing Career Fair will bring 28 health care providers to campus. See the list of employers attending.

• Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Professor of Political Science Tari Renner will speak about " Interpreting the 2012 Presidential Election" as part of a series of campus conversations, a forum to discuss ethical issues, personal intellectual journeys and aspects of our identity as a community. 

• Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Room 200, Hansen Student Center -- The film Smoke Signals, based on Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, will be featured as part of the Fuse Film Series from the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

• Thursday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr will present an Asian Studies Colloquium on paintings he collected while doing research in Vietnam.

• Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Student Senate will host the second annual IWU NEXT talk, modeled after the TED talks, featuring students and members of the faculty expressing different ideas.

• Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- The French Film Festival will feature The Artist.

• Friday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m., CNS C101 -- Matthew Davis, postdoctoral research scientist at the Field Museum, will present the Natural Science Colloquium, "Evolution and Diversification in Deep-Sea Teleost Lineages." 

• Friday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Elanor Taylor of Iowa State University will give a Philosophy Department Lecture.

• Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- The French Film Festival will feature The Princess of Montpensier, in French with English subtitles.

• Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- The Symphonic Winds will perform.

• Friday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Comedian Cristela Alonzo will entertain. 

• Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Hansen Student Center
Parking Lot -- IWU Wellness and the Ecology Action Center will host a MEGA Recycling Event

• Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- The French Film Festival will feature A Cat in Paris, in French with English subtitles.

• Saturday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- The Jazz Lab Band will perform.

• Sunday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- The French Film Festival will feature Tomboy, in French with English subtitles.

• Monday, Nov. 19, 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Assistant Professor of Music and Joseph Plazak and adjunct faculty member Joy Doran will discuss their Action Research Center associate grant, "The MusicShare Initiative," at the Faculty Non-Org.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


Announcements

Lane Closure

Due to water main work related to construction of The Gates, Empire Street will be reduced to one lane between Evans and McLean Street beginning today (Nov. 12) through Monday, Dec. 3.


IWU Benefits Fair
Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 15

Stop by the Davidson Room between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. both days to talk with benefit representatives from:
- Health Alliance
- Humana
- Principal
- Emeriti
- BPC (Benefits Planning Consultants)
- Wellness Coalition America
- Telephone companies offering discounts to IWU faculty and staff

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions: Contact TIAA-CREF at 1-800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment.

Flu Shot Clinic: Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Faculty-Staff Lounge, Memorial Center.

Also check your recent Benefits Fair mailing for a schedule of benefit presentations.


Campus News


Lincoln Scholar Eager for Spielberg's Movie

Lincoln Scholar Eager for Spielberg's Movie
In the midst of the buzz for the biopic Lincoln, Wesleyan's Robert C. Bray awaited which Lincoln would show up in the film. Bray's thoughts about Lincoln also were featured in asegment on CNN.

Chemistry Professor Authors Eighth Textbook

Chemistry Professor Authors Eighth Textbook
The newest edition of Inorganic Chemistry is the eighth textbook by adjunct faculty member James E. House, a prolific author and honored teacher.

Schofield '12 to Present Research in Cuba

Correction: Schofield '12 to Present Research in Cuba
Papers by Colin Schofield '12 and Erin Howes '12 were accepted for presentation at an international conference. However, Howes -- who is serving with AmeriCorps in Florida -- will be unable to make the trip.





Sports

• See Titan Athletics on Live Video by following the "watch" link when events are scheduled. Upcoming events include men's basketball vs. Coe at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 and vs. Loras at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, part of the Frontier Titan Tip-Off Classic.

> Find more highlights at www.iwusports.com


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GREENetwork

Documentary: Tapped

Monday, Nov. 12
7 p.m.
Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library

Did you know that in 2007, the U.S. bottled water industry consumed the equivalent of between 32 and 54 million barrels of oil? Come watch the documentary Tapped and learn more.

Health Bites

America Recycles Day
MEGA Recycling Event


Saturday, Nov. 17
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hansen Student Center
Parking Lot

Sponsored by IWU Wellness and the Ecology Action Center. More information.


Senior Seminar Survey: Textile Donating and Recycling on Campus

Take this survey for senior Jennifer Twiddy's research project regarding textiles and donations on campus.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.

Kudos

• The International Office announced winners of its Fall Photo Contest. Also see a gallery of past winners.

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



Titans In The News

CNN
With the biopic Lincoln hitting theatres, an OutFront segment described "Abe's Lessons for Obama," suggested by Wesleyan's Robert C. Bray.

Pantagraph

For the sixth year in a row, Illinois Wesleyan made Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of top 100 "best values" among private liberal arts colleges. 


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



Colleagues

Welcome New Employees

Four new employees started work on Monday, Nov. 5: 

• Brenna Brinkman, custodian, replacing Warren Beyer, who retired. 

• Sharla Brown-Ajayi, office coordinator II in MCLL/Hispanic Studies, replacing Gayle Sauer.

• Tammy Campbell, custodian, replacing Kathie Dyson, who retired.

• Tierra Fulwiley, custodian, replacing Alva Alvarado, who retired

In Sympathy


Harold P. Stephenson, professor of physics at Illinois Wesleyan from 1952-57 and professor emeritus at Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer, N.C.), died Nov. 3. Read an obituary 

• Professor Emerita Susan Anderson-Freed died Nov. 4.Read an obituary.

• Tricia Green Ohmart, adjunct instructor in music, died Nov. 3.Read an obituary.

Find current IWU job openings.


Transforming Lives Campaign


Goal: $125 million
Progress: $ 104.3 million 

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