Fall 2017 Speakers and Events



September 2017 

Toxicology 101: The Dose Makes the Poison
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 
State Farm Hall 102
Illinois Wesleyn University 

Toxicologist Mike Perterson will be giving a guest lectuure 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 safey and health fields.  Lunch will be served, but RSVP required to Dr. Becky Roesner (rroesner@iwu.edu). 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 Wesleyn 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). 


October 2017 

Speaker: David Haskell 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time and location: TBA

David Haskell, a British-born American biologist and professor of biology at Sewanee: The University of the South, is scheduled to speak. Haskell's latest publication is entitled, The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors (2017).


November 2017 

"Whooping Crane Conservation Efforts at the International Crane Foundation" 
Thursday, November 3, 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.  This presentation is co-sponsored by the IWU Biology Department with funding from the Beach Lewis fund, and JWP Audubon. The CNS is located at 201 Beecher Street in Bloomington, and parking is available in the lot just north of the CNS.


December 2017




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