Monday, April 22
• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org: Course Clustering 2013-14: What Is It & Why Should I Join In? -- A small group of faculty from a variety of disciplines have been involved over the past two years with the What We Eat: Why it Matters (2011-12) and the Making Human Rights Real (2012-13) course clusters, and some plan to continue clustering around the broad theme of human rights and social justice next year.
Tuesday, April 23
Last Day of Classes
• 4 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center -- Senior Music Theatre Cabaret -- Come and join the Senior Music Theatre Majors for an early evening of songs to celebrate the last day of classes in the 2012-2013 year. The concert will feature all different genres of music from Broadway to Pop.
Wednesday, April 24
Reading Day (No Classes)
• 4 p.m., CLA, second floor reading room -- Retirement Reception -- The campus community is invited to a reception celebrating the retirement of Professor of History Paul Bushnell after 47 years at Illinois Wesleyan.
Thursday, April 25
Final Examinations continue through Tuesday, April 30.
• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- A student film festival will feature ethnographic films produced by students enrolled in the course, Visual and Ethnographic Methods.
Monday, April 29
• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org -- Mental Health Counselor Bob Rogers and Associate Dean of Student Affairs Darcy Greder will discuss the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey and the culture surrounding alcohol use at Illinois Wesleyan. In addition, they will explain a Social Norms poster campaign being used to address perceptions surrounding alcohol use on campus.
Find more events on the Campus Calendar.
DugOut Remodeling and May Term Food Service Hours
In partnership with Sodexo, the DugOut will be remodeled this summer to improve healthy dining options, quality and service to students, faculty and staff.
Construction work will begin on May 6, impacting May Term food service in the DugOut and the Coffee Shoppe in the Memorial Center.
To provide quality dining options during May Term, we will provide the following in the Hansen Student Center:
• Hattie's will maintain normal hours Monday-Friday (7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.) and as needed for special events on the weekends.
• Tommy's will expand hours to 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Dinner Hosts Sought for New International Students
From International Student/Scholar Advisor Reenie Bradley:
The International Office is expecting a large number of new international students for the fall term. Each year at about this time, we start looking for people who might be interested in hosting new students in their home for dinner.
We are looking for individuals, families, partners, couples or friends who would like to host a "Welcome Dinner" on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Volunteers would host one or two students in their home (one time only): pick up the students at 5 p.m. for dinner; follow with a walk through your neighborhood, a drive around town, or ice cream at your favorite place; and return the student to campus at about 8 p.m.
We have done this for a number of years and have found that a simple home dinner is truly memorable for our students. Some of our regular hosts enjoy having a small group of students and due to the large number we are expecting, I welcome your inquiry if you'd like to take on a few extras.
Also, if you could host a student who chooses a vegetarian diet, please let me know.
I realize that most personal calendars are not yet set. If this dinner opportunity interests you, please contact me and I will put your name on the "interested" list and we will check with you early in August to see if Aug. 18 is still a good date for you.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions: ext. 3190 or email@example.com.
Salgado '91 to Speak at Commencement
Juan Salgado, president and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino and a 1991 Illinois Wesleyan graduate, will give the address at Commencement on May 5.
Sainsbury Honored With Dougan Award
Associate Professor of English Alison Sainsbury has been named the 2013 recipient of the James D. Dougan Award for Contributions to Faculty Governance.
• Seniors Melissa Gardner and Danny Kenny are Illinois Wesleyan's winners of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin's Merle Chapman Leadership Award.
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• Isaac Funk Professor of German and Russian and Director of International Studies Marina Balina presented at a conference organized by the British Association of Slavic and East European Studies/ICCEES European Congress 2013: "Europe: Crisis and Renewal," April 5-8, 2013, at Cambridge, UK. Her presentation was titled "Carving a Model Citizen: Screen Adventures of Soviet Pinocchio."
Balina also was recently elected to the following appointments:
- The International Committee of the Children's Literature Association.
- The Editorial Board of two international journals:
1) AutobiografiЯ, an international journal on Life Writing and the Representation of the Self in Russian Culture, Padova University Press, Italy
2) Children's Readings - an international journal on children's literature and culture, Ekaterinburg University Press, Russia.
• School of Art alumna Rachel Xidis '96 received the Supportive Professional Staff Presidential Award for Excellence at Northern Illinois University. Xidis is assistant director in the Office of Web Communications at NIU.
> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.
Titans In The News
With more than 62 percent of the vote, Kevin York '85 was re-elected to a second term as alderman for the 4th Ward in Elmhurst. Also reported by My Suburban Life (free site membership required).
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Battery Recycling Available On Campus
Batteries can be recycled on campus at residence hall desks or the Information Technology Services House.
Additionally, ITS will accept old cell phones and ink cartridges. University departments can have these items sent to ITS for disposal.
> Visit the GREENetwork blog.
To make it convenient to dispose of both prescription and over-the-counter drugs properly, Illinois Wesleyan continues to offer a secure drop box for drug disposal, located in the entry of the Security building at 110 E. Graham St. The drop-box site is open 24/7.
> Find current IWU job openings.
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