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Illinois Wesleyan News Releases 2005

December 2005

Dec. 23

> Bolivia Election Sends Warning to U.S. Diplomacy, IWU Professor Says

Dec. 21

> Russian Ethnographer to Visit IWU as Scholars at Risk Speaker

Dec. 7

> Narnia Movie Taps Into Modern Quest for Meaning, Retired Professor Says
> Filmmaker Beauchamp to Address Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Dinner
> Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival Scheduled at IWU
> Pride Alliance Hosts Real World Speaker at IWU

Dec. 6

> IWU Student Speaks at Annual Copenhagen Thanksgiving Event
> Students Investigate Forensic Biology With New Class

Dec. 2

> Illinois Wesleyan to Celebrate Kwanzaa

November 2005

Nov. 30

> Christmas Choral Concert on Sunday
> All-University Christmas Chapel Service

Nov. 29

> Joint Advent Communion Service at IWU
> Contemporary Christian Music Service at Chapel Hour

Nov. 22

> Lab Theatre Presents Le Bourgeois Avant-Garde
> Illinois Wesleyan to Celebrate Hanukkah

Nov. 21

> IWU To Host Annual Student, Faculty Art Sale

Nov. 18

> IWU Adds Major in Greek and Roman Studies

Nov. 17

> Melissa Ferrick to Perform at Blue Moon Coffeehouse

Nov. 16

> Chamber Singers Concert Sunday in Evelyn Chapel
> Percussion Ensemble to Perform
> Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds Concert Thursday

Nov. 15

> IWU Poll Shows Local Residents Support Restaurant Smoking Ban

Nov. 11

> First-Year Student Composes Score for Shakespeare Production
> Sons of the Never Wrong to Perform at Blue Moon Coffeehouse
> Professor's Book Offers New Understanding of the Gospel of Thomas

Nov. 10

> Alum Donates Rare Book to The Ames Library

Nov. 8

> School of Music to Present Opera Semele
> Controversial Pastor to Address Student Senate AIDS Chapel
> Class of '99 Alum Directs Lighting for Measure for Measure

Nov. 7

> New Music Cafe Concert Sunday in Westbrook
> Toby Lightman, Pete Schmidt to Perform Saturday

Nov. 3

> Rhodes Family Donates Rembrandt Etchings to IWU
> Donated Rembrandt Etchings Illustrate Artist's Genius

Nov. 2

> Jazz Ensemble to Perform Fall Concert on Friday
> Shakespeare Comedy Measure for Measure to Take Mainstage at IWU

Nov. 1

> Moroccan Refugee Ali Bourequat to Speak at IWU’s Chapel Hour

October 2005

Oct. 31

> Civic Orchestra to Perform at Braden Auditorium
> Risk Manager in Residence to Discuss Disaster Preparedness

Oct. 28

> Marc Broussard Brings Soulful Music to Illinois Wesleyan
> Alum Todd French Featured in New York Times Article on Entrepreneurship

Oct. 27

> Career Center to Be Named for Craig C. Hart

Oct. 25

> Fall Choral Concert on Oct. 30
> Campus Sustainability Week Includes Talk on Wind Energy
> Students to Participate in "Make a Difference Day"
> Manneken Press, Weisenburger and Waterloo Exhibits at Galleries

Oct. 20

> Breaking Fast of Ramadan Observed at Illinois Wesleyan

Oct. 19

> New Leadership Positions Announced in Admissions Office
> IWU and ISU Students 'Take Back the Night'

Oct. 17

> Professor Co-Authors Book Examining Soviet Fairy Tales

Oct. 14

> MPAACT Theatre Group to Perform Blaxploitation: The Remix
> Comedian Kyle Grooms to Entertain at Hansen Student Center
> Mary Gauthier to Perform at Blue Moon Coffeehouse

Oct. 12

> Class of 2005 Graduate to Show Argentina Documentary to Campus
> Organist to Perform "Musica Poetica" at University Chapel Hour

Oct. 5

> Risk Management Program Receives Grant to Support Adjunct Professor

Oct. 4

> Chapel to Host Faculty Concert of African-American Songs
> The Ames Library to Display Work of Bible Scholars

September 2005

Sept. 30

> Pianist Ksenia Nosikova to Perform at Westbrook

Sept. 29

> Illinois Wesleyan Swim Coach Named to Kenyon Athletic Hall of Fame
> Gospel and Jazz Concert to Benefit Hurricane Katrina Victims
> Organic Food Introduced at IWU Food Service
> Folk Singer to Perform "Songs of Mark Twain's America"
> Mary Robinson to Present Stevenson Memorial Lecture in April 2006

Sept. 28

> Yom Kippur to be Observed at University Chapel Hour

Sept. 27

> Alumni Homecoming Events Planned, Alums to be Honored
> Students Celebrate Homecoming With Theme "When in Rome"
> School of Nursing Alumna to be Honored During Homecoming

Sept. 26

> Fiji Island Philanthropic Event To Benefit American Red Cross

Sept. 23

> Comparison Between Iraq and Vietnam Misleading, Says IWU Historian
> Research by IWU Junior Supports Middle East Women's Rights
> Civic Orchestra Concert to Feature Alumnus Todd French

Sept. 22

> English Honor Societies Host MUSE Literature Conference

Sept. 21

> Beginning of Ramadan to be Observed at Chapel Hour
> Music Students to Perform Fall Semester Recitals

Sept. 20

> Illinois Wesleyan Names Martin W. Smith Vice President for Advancement
> Mary Shelley Critic to Discuss Frankenstein
> New Musical Urinetown to be Performed at McPherson Theatre
> Illinois Wesleyan, Illinois State Host Visiting Author Sherman Alexie
> Titan Film Series Presents Visiting Author's Film, Smoke Signals
> Merwin and Wakeley Galleries Host Faculty Biennial and Paul McMullan

Sept. 19

> Illinois Wesleyan Launches Campaign to Fund New Welcome Center

Sept. 18

> Illinois Wesleyan Alumnus Directs Mental Health Unit for Katrina Evacuees

Sept. 16

> Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds To Perform Joint Concert
> Sigma Pi Fraternity to Host Cancer Benefit

Sept. 15

> Speaker to Offer Shamanic Journey at University Chapel Hour

Sept. 14

> Illinois Wesleyan Professor Publishes First Biography of Peter Cartwright

Sept. 13

> Activities Planned to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at IWU

Sept. 12

> Illinois Wesleyan New Home for Former Tulane Student
> Public Health Specialist Points to Mental Health Issues Caused by Hurricane Katrina
> Anti-Hazing Advocate to Speak at IWU

Sept. 10

> Major Portion of Myers Book Collection To Be Auctioned at Illinois Wesleyan

Sept. 9

> Task Force Established to Examine Health, Welfare of Student Athletes
> Fall Family Weekend Scheduled for Sept. 23-25
> Chaplain to Address Fall Family Weekend Service

Sept. 8

> Carrie Newcomer Returns to Blue Moon Coffeehouse
> Rock Concert Part of Fall Family Weekend on Sept. 23
> Faculty Saxophone, Piano Recital on Sept. 25

Sept. 7

> Edward O. Wilson Offers Sobering, Optimistic Assessment of Natural World
> IWU Shirk Center to Host Blood Drive for Community ShareFest
> Rev. Larry Pickens to Address Sept. 21 Chapel Hour

Sept. 6

> Senior Interns With International Justice Mission in Washington, D.C.
> Theatre Arts Major Interns with New York Opera

Sept. 5

> Roberts' Nomination as Chief Justice Shrewd Move, Says IWU Political Scientist

Sept. 2

> Emeritus Theatre Professor Publishes Book on Filmmaker Pakula
> Physics Major Named Top Student at Nuclear Science Summer School
> Titan Film Series to Present Batman Begins on Sept. 16

Sept. 1

> Campus Begins Hurricane Relief Efforts, Limited Places for Displaced Students
> Mr. and Mrs. Smith Movie to be Shown at IWU

August 2005

August 31

> Campus Memorial Service Honors Doug Schmied '06
> Changes in Home Computers Mean Fewer Problems for College Network
> Dean of Human Rights Agency to Address Chapel Hour
> Exhibitions to Kick Off School Year at Merwin, Wakeley Galleries

August 30

> Comedian Dan Ahdoot to Perform at Hansen Student Center
> Movie Crash to be Shown at IWU

August 29

> E. O. Wilson to Present President's Convocation at Illinois Wesleyan

August 26

> First-Year Students Volunteer to Connect With Community
> Illinois Wesleyan President Cites Progress on Diversity Goals
> Illinois Wesleyan Welcomes New Faculty

August 24

> Illinois Wesleyan Mourns the Loss of Football Co-Captain
> Details on the Class of 2009

August 23

> Class of 2009 Told Liberal Arts Invaluable in a Complex World

August 19

> IWU Welcomes New Students with First-Year Convocation
> Willy Porter Returns to Blue Moon Coffeehouse

August 18

> Frankenstein Summer Reading Gives Monster Start to First-Year Students

August 12

> Chapel Service Offers Encouragement to New Students

August 4

> Risk Management Students Win Scholarships, Awards

August 2

> Roommate Matching System Eases Transition to College

July 2005

July 29

> For College Students, Overpacking is in the Eye of the Beholder

July 26

> African Americans Traveling to Africa Face Double Culture Shock, Professor Says

July 22


> Moorman Named Director of Counseling at IWU
> Illinois Wesleyan Announces New Appointments at Arnold Health Services
> Kaeding Joins IWU as Assistant Director of Residential Life

July 21


> Students Conduct Summer Research

July 14

> IWU Chemistry Students to Work Magic at Harry Potter Release

July 8

> Abortion Debate Central to Supreme Court Nomination, Says IWU Political Scientist
> Online Tree Map Showcases Illinois Wesleyan's Campus Trees
> Biology Major Joins Professors in Marine Research Off California Coast

July 1

> Justice O'Connor Resignation Will Cause 'High Drama,' Says IWU Political Scientist

June 2005

June 17

> Illinois Wesleyan Shares Teagle Foundation Grant for Assessment
> Chamber Music Festival Presents Student, Faculty Concerts

June 13

> New Program Targets Potential Accountants

June 7

> Historical Linen Textiles on Display at Merwin and Wakeley Galleries

June 6

> Illinois Wesleyan Sociologist Named Executive Director of ASIANetwork

June 2

> Illinois Wesleyan Graphic Design Class Creates Brand for Convention Bureau

June 1

> Watergate Remains a Missed Opportunity for Government Reform, Says IWU Historian
> Professor Receives Cottrell College Science Award
> Admissions, Alumni Offices Present College Inside and Out Program

May 2005

May 23

> May Term Course Examines Accounting Fraud

May 18

> Illinois Wesleyan Economics Students Publish 13th Editon of Park Place Economist
> Illinois Wesleyan Student Organizes Statewide Anti-Tobacco Organization
> Career Center Director Publishes Article on Behavior-Based Interviewing
> History Major Wins Trip to New York Conference

May 17

> Illinois Wesleyan Elects New Board Officers, Two New Trustees

May 13

> Blue Moon Coffeehouse To Host A Night of Political Songwriters

May 12

> Workshop to Help College Teachers Address Issues of Nuclear War

May 10

> Cavins Named Vice President For Student Affairs and Dean of Students at IWU
> Illinois Wesleyan Adds Environmental Studies Major
> IWU Names 147 Students to First-Year Honor Society

May 6

> Chicago's Second City Comedy Troupe to Entertain at Memorial Center
> Students Inducted into Sociology Honorary Society at IWU

May 5

> Director of Health Services Retires After Three Decades at IWU

May 3

> Three Exhibitions on Display in Merwin and Wakeley Galleries
> Laboratory Theatre to Present The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

May 1

> Commencement: Dr. Gregory Poland Exhorts Class of 2005 to Have Courage

April 2005

April 24

> New Book by Illinois Wesleyan Professor Examines Resiliency Among African American Girls

April 22

> Provost and Dean of Faculty Janet McNew Announces Plan to Step Down in 2006

April 21

> Illinois Wesleyan Students to Spend Year at Pembroke College in Oxford
> Student Writes, Directs Play for Senior Honors Project

April 19

> IWU and ISU Chapters of Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate 10th House
> Student Wins Science Fiction Award Honorable Mention
> IWU to Host Seder/Passover Dinner on April 21
> David Fryer Receives Nelson Mandela Principle & Action Award
> Memorial Service to Honor David Nott

April 18

> Illinois Rep. Tom Cross to Speak at Associates Luncheon
> Hansen Student Center Wins Architecture Award
> Student Wins Internship in Denmark

April 14

> Dr. Gregory Poland of Mayo Clinic To Address Illinois Wesleyan Commencement
> Amy Buenning Wins Technos International Prize
> Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society to Induct New Members

April 13

> Mary Ann Bushman Named Winner of 2006 Pantagraph Award for Teaching Excellence
> Faculty and Staff Inducted Into International Honor Society
> Vance Gilbert Returns to Blue Moon Coffeehouse

April 12

> IWU Choirs to Present Spring Choral Concert on April 17
> Symphonic Winds Concert on April 14
> Student Choreographed Dance Concert on April 18-19

April 11

> Funk Foundation Gift Re-Establishes University's First Professorship

April 8

> Scholars Present Papers at English Language and Literature Conference
> Wind Ensemble to Perform World War II Tribute

April 6

> John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference on April 16
> Civic Orchestra to Present Annual Concerto-Aria Concert
> Ninth Annual Wellness Fair on April 21

April 5

> Habitat Students Stage Sleepover on IWU's Quad
> Religion and Politics Discussion at April 6 Chapel Hour
> Senior Artwork on Display in Merwin and Wakeley Galleries

April 4

> Professor Studying Black Female Entrepreneurs
> Ingram Hill and Michael Tolcher to Perform at IWU April 15
> John Gorka to Perform at Blue Moon Coffeehouse

April 1

> Dr. Gregory Poland to Deliver Commencement Address
> Christopher Prendergast to Address Honors Convocation
> Illinois Wesleyan to Host 6th Annual Cello Camp
> Chamber Music Camp and Festival at IWU

March 2005

March 31

> Warren Johnson Wins Max L. Starkey Award at Illinois Wesleyan
> Richard F. Wilson To Be Inaugurated as Illinois Wesleyan's President

March 30

> A Bold Stroke For a Wife to Take Mainstage at IWU
> Chaplain Groh to Lecture in Memory of Archaeologist Dan Urman

March 29

> Students Spend Spring Break Working for Habitat for Humanity

March 28

> Hunger Banquet to Support Tsunami Relief

March 25

> Illinois Wesleyan to Host 2nd Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
> Multimedia Presentation Explores the Psychology of Gender

March 22

> Suicide Awareness Speaker to Address IWU Students April 5

March 18

> Faculty Member to Bicycle Across America as Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
> Timothy Mooney to Perform One-Man Show, Moliére Than Thou

March 16

> University Chapel Hour to Celebrate Hindu "Puja"
> Students to Be Honored as Distinguished Business Seniors

March 14

> Hispanic Studies to Present Student Colloquium

March 11

> Circle K to Host Tourette Syndrome Benefit Concert

March 10

> Collegiate Choir To Perform Tour Home Concert on March 22

March 7

> Indian Scholar to Address India and Democracy
> Nursing Students to Offer Breathalyzer Screenings at Downtown Bar

March 4

> Panel Discussion "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like" on March 9

March 1

> Art Exhibits to Open at Merwin and Wakeley Galleries
> Annual Classical Music Chapel Hour March 9
> Faculty to Premiere Compositions at New Music Cafe

February 2005

February 27

>Winners of 2005 Student Juried Art Show Announced

February 25

> Public Health Official to Discuss "Managing the Risk of Bioterrorism"
> Senior Named Outstanding Marketing Student

February 24

> Martyn Joseph to Perform at Blue Moon Coffeehouse

February 23

> Illinois Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble Performs in Concert
> Wind Ensemble Presents Spring Concert
> IWU Addresses Domestic Violence

February 22

> "The African American Religious Journey" at University Chapel Hour
> Gender Issues Week Chapel to Address Native American Spirituality, Feminism

February 21

> Assistant Dean of Students Honored by National Organization
> Former Executive Director of Human Rights Campaign to Speak March 3

February 19

> Acting Students Perform Across the Curriculum

February 15

> Chicago's Plasticene Physical Theatre Company Coming to IWU
> Singer/Songwriter Catie Curtis To Perform at Blue Moon Coffeehouse
> Chicago to Take Mainstage at McPherson Theatre Feb. 22-27
> Hip-Hop Performance Piece to be Featured at Soul Food Dinner

February 11

> Sociology Professor Publishes New Novel
> Tommy's New Music Series Presents: The Color Channel

February 10

> Illinois Wesleyan Announces Faculty Tenure, Promotion
> Faculty Chamber Ensemble in Concert Feb. 13

February 9

> Founders' Day Speaker Says Time and Necessity Will Change the Middle East

February 8

> Sophomore Addresses Forest Service Centennial Congress
> Student Wins Diversity Essay Contest
> 18th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at Merwin, Wakeley Galleries

February 7

> Study Points to Keys for Language Development in Study Abroad Programs
> Chinese New Year Celebration at IWU Feb. 13
> German Exchange Student Creates "Education on the Go"

February 4

> Pianist R. Kent Cook To Premiere Commissioned Work
> "Claiming My African-American Links to Judaism" at University Chapel Hour

February 3

> P.D.Q. Bach-The Vegas Years: Peter Schickele and the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra

January 2005

January 31

> Super Bowl Advertising Needs to Be More Than Entertaining, Says IWU Professor
> Bryant Named Controller at Illinois Wesleyan
> String Winter Concert on Feb. 5
> All University Ash Wednesday Service Feb. 9

January 28

> Comedian Demetri Martin at Funny Bone Comedy Club

January 27

> Africa Poses Weak Link in War on Terror, IWU Professor Says
> "A Festival of Spirituals" at University Chapel Hour Feb. 2

January 25

> Ambassador Edward S. Walker Jr. to Present Founders' Day Address
> Lab Theatre Goes Farther West
> University Chapel Hour Presents "Rebel Yell"
> Glass Roll-Up Demonstration Jan. 28

January 24

> Panel: Reconceptualizing Transnational Identity

January 21

> Illinois Wesleyan Biologists Return from Antarctica Voyage with Specimens
> Illinois Wesleyan University Senior Spends Summer as FBI Insider

January 19

> Older Adults at Risk for Gambling Problems, Nursing Professor Says

January 18

> Blue Moon Coffeehouse to Host Anne Heaton Jan. 29

January 17

> Vince Mendoza Featured Guest at Symposium of Contemporary Music

January 14

> Chapel Hour: "What We Saw When the Waters Parted: Civil Rights and the Christian Churches"

January 13

> Live Band Karaoke at the Hansen Student Center Jan. 28

January 12

> Professor William West on Traverso Jan. 16: Flute Makers and Composers

January 11

> Jeffrey A. Frick Named Acting Registrar at Illinois Wesleyan
> Nicole Brown-Davis Appointed Interim Director of Multicultural Affairs
> University Hymn Sing at Jan. 12 University Chapel Hour

January 8

> Illinois Wesleyan Senior First-Hand Observer of Tsunami Devastation

January 7

> Detroit Judge to Address Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Dinner
> 15th Annual National Holiday Gospel Festival Scheduled Jan. 17

January 5

> Alt-Pop Quartet "The Argument" At Hansen Student Center Jan. 14

January 3

> Judith Hanna To Perform Double Bass Recital Jan. 16

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