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May 20, 2013


Tuesday, May 21

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series on Women's Issues: "Honey & Ashes" --  Poster (pdf).

Thursday, May 23

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series on Women's Issues: "Persepolis" --  Poster (pdf).

• 8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre -- Play: The Breach -- Directed by Raven Stubbs '13, performances continue nightly through Saturday, May 25.

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Holiday
-- No classes; offices closed.

Tuesday, May 28

• 10 a.m., Hansen Student Center -- Tunnel of Oppression -- This interactive experience highlights the contemporary issues of oppression, privilege, and power. Poster (pdf).

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series on Women's Issues: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" -- Poster (pdf).

Find May Term hours for campus facilities.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


• Chair of Sociology/Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart and Erick Henderson '12 published "Observations on Eye Care in Lamu, Kenya: Overlooked Needs and Proposed Interventions" in the Journal of Global Health (Spring 2013, Volume 3, Issue 1), page 36.

Christine McHugh '82 directed her first film short, set to premiere at the Festival de Cannes Court Métrage this month. Her film, "On The Nature of Hotness," also was nominated for Best Comedy Short at the New York International Film Festival, where it will compete in June.

The film examines sex appeal from the social and spiritual to the biological and scientific, exploring what makes a person attractive in the modern age. McHugh lives in Santa Fe, Calif., and works as a performance coach on clients' spoken memoir presentations.

• Internationally renowned operatic bass-baritone William Powers '64 offered nine performances of "Zaccaria" in Verdi's Nabucco in Barcelona and Paris throughout April. Powers, who gave a well-received alumni recital at Illinois Wesleyan last October, performed the title role of Donizetti's Don Pasquale with the Wichita Grand Opera in Kansas last weekend. Powers debuted this role at IWU as a student 53 years ago.

• Christopher A. Baron '95 published Timaeus of Tauromenium and Hellenistic Historiography (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Baron is assistant professor of classics at the University of Notre Dame. (Baron's class year was omitted from last week's Campus Weekly.)

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


Crafters Wanted for International Student Project

From International Student/Scholar Advisor Reenie Bradley

Calling all crafters! We're looking for students, staff, faculty and campus friends to join us tonight (Monday, May 20) at 7 p.m. in the CNS atrium. We are making a 'surprise' craft for the new international students.

We are expecting a record number of new students from around the world and thought it might be nice if they arrived to find a surprise in their room. Come to the atrium in CNS at 7 p.m. and bring scissors, please, if you have some. No special talents needed.

For more information, contact ext. 3190 or

Campus News


Tunnel of Oppression Seeks to Raise Awareness
An interactive Tunnel of Oppression -- including a Hall of Enlightenment -- will incorporate student work, seeking to raise awareness about social bias and what individuals can do to create change.


Nguyen '15 Places in Prestigious Math Competition
Tung Nguyen '15, a mathematics and economics double major, earned an Honorable Mention in the prestigious William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.


Olt '93 to Direct Musical at Senior Repertory of Ohio
April Olt '93 will direct the musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" for the Senior Repertory of Ohio (SRO) Theatre Company in Columbus.


A total of eight athletes will represent Illinois Wesleyan in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 23-25 in LaCrosse, Wis.

> Find highlights at

Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Sara Hoffee '03, who teaches in Illinois Wesleyan's Piano Preparatory Department, is an advocate for commuting by bike.

> More Titans in the News


Think Green

Bike the Trail

Want to explore Bloomington-Normal's Constitution Trail? A mobile-friendly version of the trail map is available (created by IWU Project Analyst Michael Gorman '10).

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Health Bites

Walking Poker

Wednesday, May 29
Any time between 12-1 p.m. Shirk Indoor Track

Take a break with Walking Poker and discover the joy of moving! As added incentive, there will be raffle prizes throughout the walk.

More information.


In Sympathy

Professor Emeritus Jerry Stone died on May 14. Stone joined IWU in 1964; he served as Director of the Humanities Division and Coordinator of Liberal Studies, and was honored with the first appointment to the McFee Professorship in Religion in 1985. He received the University's teaching excellence award in 1970 and was named Student Senate Teacher of the Year in 1992.

After retiring in 1992, Stone continued in an adjunct position for several years and remained a valued member of the IWU community.

Read an obituary.

Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $113.87 million

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