News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Monday, Sept. 23
(Through Sept. 27) -- Humans vs. Zombies -- Beware! The Residence Hall Association is organizing a campus-wide game of tag, where humans are identified by wearing a bandanna on their arm and the zombies wear one on their leg.
(Through October 5) -- Library Exhibit Celebrating Banned Book Week -- An exhibit at The Ames Library will include a special Banned Book Week photo gallery of IWU community members holding their favorite challenged book.
• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Non-Org: The Writing Program & The Ames Library -- Faculty and library pairs will discuss their work on incorporating information literacy into their courses, for which they received grants from the Mellon Foundation.
• 4 p.m., State Farm Hall 206 -- London Program 2014 Information Session -- Students are invited to learn more about the fall 2014 London Program with next year's director, Professor of Physics Linda French, and Study Abroad Advisor Jacquelyn LaMaire.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series -- Bestselling author, journalist and commentator David Brooks will present the 29th address in the Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series.
Wednesday, Sept. 25-Thursday, Sept. 26
SophoMORE Week Events
• 12 p.m., CNS E101 -- Academic Skills Series: Study Smart and Read Efficiently -- Students are invited to develop or strengthen their academic skills. Free Papa John's pizza provided.
Thursday, Sept. 26
• 1-3 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle -- Peace Garden Campus Market -- The Peace Gardeners will sell freshly harvested organic produce grown by Wesleyan students and faculty. All members of the IWU community are invited to come support the Peace Garden and learn more about the Garden's involvement on campus and in the Bloomington-Normal community.
• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Hispanic Studies Speaker: "Trekking with Quixote in the 21st Century" -- Kathleen Regan of the University of Portland will speak about her film (in which Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies Carolyn Nadeau has a brief role) as part of the Byron S. Tucci Endowed Lecture Series.
• 4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel Basement -- ReligiosiTEA
• 4 p.m., CLA 146 -- Center for Engaged Citizenship Open House -- The campus community is invited to an Open House in the new Center for Engaged Citizenship (CEC). The CEC is home to the Action Research Center (ARC), the Student Resource and Volunteer Center, and the new Center for Human Rights & Social Justice. Light refreshments will be served.
Learn how this new collaborative effort will streamline community connections, grow our partnerships, and serve as a more effective resource for students, staff, faculty and community organizations. All are welcome.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Deborah Halperin at 309-825-6006.
• 5 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- International Studies Colloquium: "Europe and Its Future in the 21st Century" -- A talk by HRH Prince Georg von Habsburg will be introduced by Professor Peter I. Barta of University of Surrey.
• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series: "Pray The Devil Back To Hell" -- The documentary will be presented by University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger and the Chapel's Multifaith Ambassadors.
Friday, Sept. 27
(Through Sunday, Sept. 29) Family Weekend -- See the complete schedule
• 4 p.m., CNS C104 -- Natural Science Colloquium -- Justin Hepler (University of Illinois), psychology, will present "The Sequential Exposure Bias: A Harmful Information Search Strategy," hosted by Assistant Professor of Psychology Mandy Vicary.
• 6:30 & 8:30 p.m., Kemp Hall -- International Clue Night -- Kemp Hall will host a real-life game of Clue, where the audience has to guess who the murderer is.
The event will be hosted again at the same times on Saturday, Sept. 28.
• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Mat Franco will entertain as part of Family Weekend.
Saturday, Sept. 28
• 11 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts --
Women's Tennis vs. Wheaton
• 1 p.m., Tucci Stadium -- Football vs. Hope College -- The Titans' first home game will be live streamed.
• 7:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Faculty Recital: Vadim Mazo, Viola
• 9 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Kazual "DooWopHipPop" Quartet will entertain as part of Family Weekend.
Sunday, Sept. 29
• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Wind Ensemble Concert
> Find more IWU events on the Campus Calendar.
Don't see your event? Submit the information online.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
• 4 - 5 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Ace Your Interview -- Interviews can make or break you. Can you give behavioral examples of your strengths? Do you know what questions to ask? This presentation will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make every interview a great interview.
• Employer State Farm will be on campus for interviews.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
• Employers McGladrey, CliftonLarsonAllen, and Kimberly Clark will be on campus for interviews.
Thursday, Sept. 26
• 4 - 5 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Graduate School Essentials -- Applying to grad schools can be a part-time job. Learn how to find good programs, what tests to take and when, solicit good recommendation letters, and write descriptive, articulate and strong personal statements.
• 4 p.m., SF Hall 022 -- ACM Chicago Program -- Interested in spending a semester in Chicago? Learn more about this program IWU has approved for student participation in the fall and spring semesters. Find more information.
• Employer Growmark will be on campus for practice interviews.
A big "thank you" to the campus community from Physical Plant for using SchoolDude to record your work order requests online. If you haven't used SchoolDude yet, you will find it on MyIWU under "My Resources," or you can navigate directly to www.iwu.edu/physicalplant.
The campus is using the system and it is going well, but there have been a couple of issues that we would like to clarify:
Once you have entered a work order, you can check on the progress of that work order by going to SchoolDude and selecting the "My Requests" tab. This will allow you to see your current work orders and their progress. Please do not enter another work order to check on the first work order.
Also, you still need to use R25 for reserving resources (tables, chairs, sound systems, etc.) Do not put in a request for resources through SchoolDude. We will receive your reservations through R25 and then Physical Plant will create the work order for the event.
As always, if you have any questions about SchoolDude, please call Physical Plant at ext. 3066.
Thanks for using SchoolDude, and remember the password is "helpmenow."
Community Engagement Opportunity
To promote community engagement, the Action Research Center (ARC) will feature one opportunity in each edition of Campus Weekly. This week's opportunity is the YWCA McLean County's Smart Sprouts program. They are looking for math and reading mentors for K-5 students, 2-4 hours a week. Contact Colleen Steinberg at (309) 662-0461 or email@example.com.
For more ways to get involved, please stop by CLA 146 any time Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., visit www.iwu.edu/action or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under Armour apparel featuring a new Illinois Wesleyan logo is now available at the bookstore and online at theiwubookstore.com.
Save the Date -- IWU Benefits Fair
Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 21
Hansen Center Court
Benefit Representatives will be available for consultations from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. both days.
* Health Alliance
* BPC (Benefits Planning Consultants)
* Rogy's Learning Place (child-care facility)
* Telephone companies offering discounts to IWU faculty and staff
TIAA-CREF will be available for Individual Counseling Sessions
Flu Shot Clinic: Thursday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Watch for announcements regarding a schedule of benefit presentations by BPC, Emeriti and TIAA-CREF.
The Illinois Wesleyan women's cross country team finished second (of 12) and the men's team placed fourth (of 14) at the 2013 Wheaton Gil Dodds Cross Country Meet on Saturday, Sept. 21.
> Find highlights at
Titans In The News
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mark Liffiton created a computer application that allows teachers to gauge students' comprehension.
New York Times columnist David Brooks will speak about today's polarized society as part of the Stevenson Lecture Series at IWU.
Illinois Wesleyan is taking advantage of single-stream recycling. Also reported by WGLT Radio.
Washington Monthly's ranking of schools where you get the "best bang for your buck" placed Illinois Wesleyan in the top 20 percent of liberal arts colleges.
State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego), a 1980 alum, officially announced his run for state treasurer.
> More Titans in the News
• Visiting Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies James Courtad published "Nota preliminar" Adagio con fugas y ciertos afectos: Mis mejores cuentos. Lourdes Vázquez. Editorial Verbum, 2013.
• Alison Sweeney '01 was featured in a CreatureCast.org video podcast discussing iridescence in squids.
> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.
McLean County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, Oct. 5,
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
100 N. Mitsubishi Motorway, Normal
McLean County residents have the opportunity for safe disposal of their Household Hazardous Wastes.
> Visit the GREENetwork blog.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Henning Room, Memorial Center
Ergonomics 101 will teach you how to create "neutral posture" with regard to your keyboard, monitor, chair and surrounding work environment. Neutral posture allows you to minimize muscular fatigue and decreases risk of injury. Take away some simple ideas on how to create a user-friendly workspace that has the potential to be pain free.
To reserve a space, please contact Wellness at ext. 3334 or email@example.com.
Professor Emerita of Economics Margaret Chapman, who joined the University in 1977 and taught for over 31 years, died on Sept. 18. Read an obituary.
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