News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Wednesday, Jan. 29
• 12 p.m., E101 CNS – Academic Skills Series: Manage Your Time – Students are invited to a series of programs to develop or strengthen academic skills. Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.
• 7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Millikin. Live video at www.iwu.edu/livesports
• 8 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Dispelling Myths: Religious Minorities – The campus community is invited to a discussion hosted by ORL multicultural educators, exploring how being a religious minority affects students' experiences on campus.
Thursday, Jan. 30
• 4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA – All members of the campus community are invited to come to Evelyn Chapel for late afternoon coffee, cookies, conversation and questions about life and faith with students from various religious and non-religious traditions.
• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Asian Studies Colloquium – Students are invited to hear from 2013 participants in Technos International Week and learn about this opportunity for first-year and sophomore students to travel cost-free to Japan.
• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series – Open Your Eyes (1997, Spain, directed by Alejandro Amenabar) will be presented by Visiting Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies James Courtad.
Saturday, Feb. 1
• 10 a.m., Shirk Center – Track and Field Titan Open Meet
• 1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse (scrimmage) vs. University of Illinois Club Team
• 5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. North Park. Live video at www.iwu.edu/livesports
• 7 p.m., Shirk Center –Men's Basketball vs. North Park. Live video at www.iwu.edu/livesports
• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Concert: Seabird
Sunday, Feb. 2
• 5:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Super Bowl Party hosted by the Office of Student Activities.
Monday, Feb. 3
• 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Meeting
> Find more IWU events on the Campus Calendar.
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Tuesday, January 28
• Employer State Farm will be on campus for practice interviews.
Thursday, January 30
• How Convenient IT will be conducting internship interviews.
Friday, January 31
• 10 a.m. -5 p.m., North Central College, Naperville – CareerFest is a
Job and Internship Fair with other small colleges across Illinois. Network with over 75 employers and 30 school districts in one location. (Pre-registration was required by Jan. 24.)
• Employer State Farm will be on campus for practice interviews.
Reminder: Strategic Plan Input
As part of the IWU2020 strategic planning process, the Communications and Engagement Work Group welcomes input from the campus community on goals and strategies related to our University's internal and external communications programs.
We invite you to read and comment on the Communications and Engagement report. Please submit feedback by Monday, Feb. 3.
See this week's menu for the Faculty-Staff Lounge, which should also be posted by 10 a.m. Mondays on Sodexo's website, Twitter account @IWUDining1 and Facebook page. Menus are subject to change.
Help at Your Fingertips 24/7
Sometimes problems seem worst late at night. If you or one of your family members is facing a significant personal problem, call the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for assistance any time 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-252-4555. The phone lines are staffed both day and night by experienced counselors with a master's or Ph.D. degree. If a referral to a specialized service or resource is needed, there is a provider network with over 25,000 counselors available. Some of the most common issues our counselors deal with are:
- Mental and behavioral health issues
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Loss and grief
- Family violence and domestic abuse
- Separation or divorce
- Stress management
- Childcare issues
For those who would prefer to go the self-help route, there is an extensive online portal with thousands of articles, tools, calculators, resources and links to other resources at www.theeap.com. Get help for virtually any problem 24/7.
English As a Second Language Service
A new English As a Second Language (ESL) Service seeks to support the University's international students and their academic and professional needs by providing ESL instruction and help with academic writing, reading and speaking.
Our primary goal is to enhance the learning experience of international students and support the University's community. If you have any questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Teodora Nikolova at email@example.com or call (309) 556-1208. We are located in CLA 326.
Upshaw '82 Wins Fifth Grammy
Soprano Dawn Upshaw '82 has won her fifth Grammy, claiming this year's award for Best Classical Vocal Solo for her performance on Winter Morning Walks.
Lacrosse Teams Taking Shape
The IWU men's lacrosse team will have its first scrimmage home game on Saturday, Feb. 1, against the University of Illinois Club Team, and its first regular season home game on March 29 at Tucci Stadium.
The Illinois Wesleyan men's and women's track and field teams finished third and second, respectively, at the I-55 Triangular Invitational, hosted by the Titans on Jan. 25 at the Shirk Center Indoor Track.
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Titans In The News
Retired Illinois Wesleyan professor and poet James McGowan discussed his 50-year career as a writer, scholar, translator and tireless promoter of poetry.
Elizabeth Megli '01 was unanimously elected as an equity partner to the law firm of Livingston Barger, located in Bloomington and Champaign.
My Suburban Life
Nicholas Reinhart '11 wrote a musical that premiered at the Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park, featuring three fellow alumni in the cast: Kyle Blair '09, Erika Lecaj '11 and Elizabeth Schwarzrock '10.
Madison-St. Clair Record
Blake Law Group in Belleville announced that attorney Lauren A. Gearhart '09 has joined the firm as an associate.
The annual Gospel Festival held at Illinois Wesleyan celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
> More Titans in the News
• Assistant Professor of the School of Nursing Noel Kerr was selected to receive a Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) grant from the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Sponsored by the Nursing Organizations Alliance, the NIWI program is held for three days each year in Washington, D.C., and strives to identify how nurses can be involved and influence policy at the local and national level.
• Adam Benovic '14 is now an NFL contributing writer on football.com, focusing on the Chicago Bears.
• Natalie Cummings '10 won District and Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and advances to Semi-Finals on March 23.
• Meg Galus '00, executive pastry chef at Park Hyatt Chicago and NoMI restaurant in Chicago, is appearing on the third season of the Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition, a web series.
• Jacklynn Lesniak '86 has been named chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern).
• Dr. Ann Stroink '76 has been named medical director of neurosurgery for Advocate Health Care. In this role, Stroink will provide leadership for neurosurgical activities across the Advocate system.
• A review by Diego Baez '07 on Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's book, Autobiography of a Corpse, was published in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.
Indoor Bike Storage
Do you have a bike on campus? Wish you could shield it from the elements? You're in luck! The Harriett bike storage room is about to open to students for the first time. Only about 14 bikes are expected to fit in the space, and there will be a lottery if more people are interested. For more information and to sign up, visit the Bike Committee's website.
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Overcoming Overeating Mindfully with Missy Smock, Wellness Director
Tuesdays, Jan. 28 - Feb. 18
(Dates have been changed)
Location: Tommy's Private Dining Room on all dates except Feb. 4, which will be in the Hansen Student Center second floor conference room
Before you resolve to get back on the dieting rollercoaster, please consider attending one or more of these sessions focused on the importance of eating mindfully.
Topics to be discussed over the four weeks include hunger, desire, fullness and satisfaction, emotional hunger, and breaking habitual patterns of overeating.
If you are interested in attending, please contact ext. 3549 or firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register.
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