Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Sept. 3, 2013

Upcoming

Tuesday, Sept. 3

• 4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art  -- Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist's Talk -- An artist's talk at 4 p.m. will be followed by an opening reception at 5 p.m. for exhibits by Grace Sheese (ceramics) and Margaret Wright (photography).

• 7 p.m., Center Court, Hansen Student Center -- Alternative Break Informational Meeting -- Learn about Alternative Fall Break (Local Edition) on the West Side of Bloomington, Alternative Fall Break (Detroit Edition), Alternative Spring Break (Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge) and Alternative Spring Break (Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota).

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- "No!" (2012, Chile), directed by Pablo Larrain, will be presented by Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Daynali Flores-Rodriguez.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

• 9 a.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Q & A with Author Warren St. John

• 11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- President's Convocation -- Warren St. John, author of the 2013 Summer Reading Program selection, Outcasts United, will speak.

• 1:15 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center -- Book Signing with Author Warren St. John


Thursday, Sept. 5

• 4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel Basement -- ReligiosiTEA -- Every Thursday throughout the semester, all students, staff and faculty are invited for ReligiosiTEA, where lively, open conversation about timely topics is paired with good tea, coffee, baked goods and company. People of all faith and non-faith traditions are welcome, sponsored by Evelyn Chapel and the Multifaith Ambassador Program.

• 4 p.m., Dugout, Memorial Center -- Study Abroad Fair -- The International Office invites students to learn about the hundreds of international study options open to them.

• 6:30 p.m., CNS C102 -- Peace Corps Information Session -- Students are invited to hear about international volunteer opportunities from a former Peace Corps volunteer.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- "Nuovo Cinema Paradis" (1988, Italy), directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, will be presented by adjunct faculty member Lisa Drew.

Friday, Sept. 6

• 4 p.m., CNS C102 -- Natural Science Colloquium -- Andreas Velten, University of Wisconsin-Madison, physics, will speak on "Computational Optics - Composing Images Through Tissue at a Trillion Frames per Second, Around a Corner, and with Hyperspectral Resolution," hosted by Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding.

• 7 p.m., Shirk Center -- Volleyball vs. Eureka in the Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic I

• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Hip Hop Duo BEDROC

Saturday, Sept. 7

• 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.,Shirk Center -- Volleyball vs. Illinois College, then Bluffton, in the Barker Chevrolet Volleyball Classic I

• 12 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts -- Women's Tennis vs. Grinnell

• 7 p.m., Neis Field -- Men's Soccer vs. Simpson

• 7 & 10 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Movie Night: "Iron Man 3" -- Sponsored by Student Senate and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs.

Sunday, Sept. 8

• 4 p.m., Neis Field -- Men's Soccer -- vs. Central College

Monday, Sept. 9

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Non-Org: May Term Travel Courses -- Travel course leaders from previous May Terms will share their experiences.

• 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Meeting

• 4 p.m., Room 200, Hansen Student Center -- Free Skin Cancer Screenings -- Dr. Laura Randolph '92 will perform spot checks on areas of concern in a free screening sponsored by the campus chapter of Colleges Against Cancer and the Community Cancer Center. Registration is required by calling the Community Cancer Center at 309-451-8500.


HART CAREER CENTER PROGRAMS THIS WEEK

Wednesday, Sept. 4

• 3 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle -- Career Center Kick-off  -- The Hart Career Center will offer snacks and information.

Thursday, Sept. 5

• 6:30 p.m., CNS C102 -- Peace Corps Information Session -- Students are invited to hear about international volunteer opportunities from a former Peace Corps volunteer.


> Find more IWU events on the Campus Calendar. Don't see your event? Submit the information online.


Announcements

Now Reaching Current Students

Campus announcements & news are now being shared with all IWU students with a new edition of the Campus Weekly. Our intent is to keep students better informed about the good work of their classmates, faculty, staff and alumni, and to inform them about campus events and developments.

This new publication joins editions of the Campus Weekly shared with prospective students and their parents and with alumni and friends, to keep the Titan community connected.

Welcome Reception for New Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

Thursday, Sept. 5
8:30-9:30 a.m.
First floor lobby, Holmes Hall


Faculty and staff are invited to meet Eileen Galvez, our new assistant director of Multicultural Student Affairs. Light refreshments will be available.  

Display space Available at The Ames Library

Do you have a collection you'd like to share? Have you created a scholarly or artistic work? Are you involved with a campus group or sponsoring an event you want others to know about?

The Ames Library Exhibit Team invites any group on campus to contact us about using display space in the library. There are several exhibit spaces in the library to promote student work, class projects, guest speakers, organizations, events, achievements or any topic of interest you'd like to share with the campus community.

If your group is interested in scheduling a display, please contact Meg Miner at mminer@iwu.edu or ext. 1538.



Kudos

• Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr was featured in a book entitled A Life for Reptiles and Amphibians. Volume 1. A collection of 55 interviews on "How to become a Herpetologist."

• 
Earl and Marian A. Beling Professor of Natural Sciences Tian-Xiao He has published:
- "Expression and computation of generalized Stirling numbers." Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, 86 (2013), 239-268.
- "On the construction of number sequence identities.'' (with W.-S. Chou) Journal of Concrete and Applicable Mathematics, 11 (2013), No. 4, 277-291.

Marcus Duval '14 set a record for the swimming portion of the 2013 Ironman Louisville competition, held on Aug. 24 in Louisville, Ky.

Duval was joined by other Titans completing the Ironman, including Assistant Director of the Wesleyan Fund Van Miller '04 (aka "IronVan") and alumni Brian Rawlins '01, Matthew Melick '03 and Gena (Rawlins) Melick '05. Competitors swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran a marathon. See the results.

If you're aware of other Titans who competed, let us know at webedit@iwu.edu.

• 
Kirsten Slaughter '16, selected by the Common Ground Food Co-op to receive support as its 2012 Sustainable Food Scholar, described what she's learned about the American food system and its impact on the environment in her classes at Illinois Wesleyan.

• Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas '76 received the 2013 national Communicator of Achievement award at the 76th annual National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) conference on Aug. 23. This is the highest honor bestowed by NFPW upon members who have distinguished themselves within and beyond their profession. The recipient, chosen from nominees selected by state affiliates, is recognized for exceptional achievement in the communications field, service to NFPW and to the community. 

She also was elected NFPW second vice president at the conference, and took home second place honors for a short story in the professional communications contest.


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




Campus News

Eileen

Galvez Joins Wesleyan in Multicultural Affairs
Eileen Galvez has been named Illinois Wesleyan's assistant director of Multicultural Student Affairs.

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Alumna Explores the Art of Found Object Costuming
Taylar (Kuzniar) Klouda '07 joins the trend of Found Object Costuming, creating green-friendly designs from common household items.



Sports

> Find highlights at www.iwusports.com.


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Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan opened its new State Farm Hall classroom building as the fall semester began.

Parade Magazine

Robert Moses, who was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at Illinois Wesleyan's 2013 Commencement, was among civil rights leaders interviewed on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic March on Washington.


> More Titans in the News




GREENetwork


Think Green


Join GREENetwork

The GREENetwork is a volunteer group of students, staff and faculty who meet regularly to discuss the status of sustainability on our campus, celebrate the improvements that are being made, and look for new ways to increase efforts across the University.

All are invited to take part. Our first meeting of the semester will be 12-1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9 in the Titan Room, Memorial Center. Join us or email cteich@iwu.edu to receive future meeting notices.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.




Wellness

Health Bites


Wellness Workshop: Keeping A Healthy Gut to Fight Cancer

Tuesday, Sept. 10,
12 p.m.
Davidson Room, Memorial Center


Faculty and staff are invited to join registered dietitian/ nutritionist Mary Kay Holloway from the Community Cancer Center as she discusses the latest research on pre- and probiotics for healthy digestion, which can affect your cancer risk.

Please feel free to bring a lunch and bring a friend.

To register for this session, please contact Wellness at 556-3334 or wellness@iwu.edu



Colleagues

Welcome New Employees

Amy Burk
began Aug. 21 as the office coordinator II in the
School of Art, replacing Marlene Ortman, who retired.

Aaron White began Aug. 26 as residence director in the Office of Residential Life, replacing Ann Romei.

Ann Romei became area director in ORL, replacing Doug Meyer.

Doug Meyer became the new assistant director of residential life for housing operations, replacing Tera Lippert, who left IWU.



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Campaign

All In For Wesleyan:

2,500 alumni and friends of the University went "All In for Wesleyan" on July 17, raising $480,000 in the one-day giving challenge.

Among those donors:
• More than 1,000 (including 845 alumni) had already given during the fiscal year – doubling down to support the next generation of students. 

• 302 alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents and current students went "all in" on that day to make their first gift ever to IWU.


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