Toxicology 101: The Dose Makes the Poison Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:10-1:00pm State Farm Hall 102 Illinois Wesleyn University
Toxicologist Mike Peterson will be giving a guest lecture to interested students on
the field of toxicology, which will include an informal career discussion. Mr. Peterson
completed his graduate studies at Duke University with a Masters in Environmental
Management, specializing in Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment. He has been
working in the field of environmental health consulting for nearly 20 years, and primarily
practices in the product safety and occupational safety and health fields. Lunch
will be served, but RSVP required to Dr. Becky Roesner (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sponsored by the IWU Chemistry Department.
Environmental Studies Freeman Asia Interns Presentation Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:00-5:00 pm State Farm Hall 102 Illinois Wesleyan University
Returning ES Freeman Asia Interns will share their experiences from summer internships
in various parts of Asia. Please join us to learn more about the incredible internships
available to you through the IWU Freeman Asia program. The students will also be available
to answer any questions you have about the program, or how to apply. Sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program.
Annual Environmental Studies Picnic Sunday, September 17, 2017 4:30-6:30 pm Sugar Grove Nature Center
The Environmental Studies Program will host its annual picnic at the Sugar Grove Nature
Center. This is a great time to gather outdoors, meet new people, and enjoy some down
time with your ES faculty and fellow students. Basic staples of burgers and veggie
burgers, as well as drinks will be provided. Faculty and students are encouraged to
bring a potluck item to share. In years past, this has been an opportunity for a great feast. So
come and join in on the fun! Transportation will be provided from campus, if RSVP
in advance (departing 4p, returning 7p).
"The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors" Speaker: Dr. David Haskell Tuesday, October 3, 2017 7-8 p.m. Hansen Student Center Illinois Wesleyan University
David Haskell, an award-winning Professor of Biology and Guggenheim Fellow at Sewanee:
The University of the South, will discuss his recent (2017) publication "The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors." By meticulously observing and listening to trees around the world, Haskell reveals
how a remarkable biological network of interconnection
s among trees and all living organisms make life on earth possible.
Haskell has published many papers in prestigious scientific journals and he has received
numerous teaching awards, including the Carnegie-CASE Professor of the Year for Tennessee
in 2009. His 2012 book, The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing
Award. It won the 2013 Best Book Award from the National Academies, the National
Outdoor Book Award, and the Reed Environmental Writing Award.
The event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the IWU Biology Department with funding from the Beach Lewis fund,
IWU Environmental Studies Program, and JWP Audubon.
"Regulation and Human Health: An IWU Alum's Experience at the Environmental Protection
Agency" Alumni Talk: Joe Daniels '13 *Rescheduled to Monday, February 5th, 2018 - Details TBA
Joe Daniels '13, Risk Manager for the Office of Pesticide Programs in the US Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and Environmental Studies alum (International Environmental
Sustainability), is returning to campus to share his experiences working at the EPA.
Joe is also a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in Nicaragua for 27 months
post graduation from IWU. Please come hear from a recent graduate on his work with
the EPA. This event is free and open to all at IWU and the public. Sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program.
May Term 2018 Travel Course Info Session: "ENST 375 Vietnam Today: Addressing the Challenges of Sustainable Development" Instructors: Dr. Abigail Jahiel and Dr. Aaron Wilson Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:00am-noon State Farm Hall (SFH) 314 Illinois Wesleyan University
Come to this information session to learn about a new 2018 May Term travel course
to Vietnam, one of the world’s fastest growing industrializing economies! Experience
Vietnam’s vibrant culture, a blend of old and new, East and West, agrarian and consumer.
Learn about mounting impacts of climate change and other interconnected environment
and development issues affecting the Vietnamese people. Work with Vietnamese students
developing a research project to be pursued in the fall 2018 ES Senior Seminar. Prerequisites:
ES major or minors & permission of instructors. Sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program.
"Whooping Crane Conservation Efforts at the International Crane Foundation" Speaker: Lizzie Condon Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:00-8:00 pm Center for Natural Sciences (CNS) C101 Illinois Wesleyan University
Ms. Lizzie Condon, the Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator for the International Crane Foundation, will give a brief overview of the history of Whooping Crane populations and human efforts to bring this species back from the brink of extinction.
Her presentation will include an update on the Eastern Migratory Population reintroduction
project, which has gone through many changes in recent years. Ms. Condon will also
talk about the International Crane Foundation’s ongoing research efforts and how the International Crane Foundation applies scientific knowledge to provide working conservation solutions.Co-sponsored by the IWU Biology Department with funding from the Beach Lewis fund,
IWU Environmental Studies Program, and JWP Audubon. The event is free and open to the public. The CNS is located at 201 Beecher Street in Bloomington, and parking is available in the lot just north of the CNS.