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March 4, 2013


Civil War Gave Democracy "Moral Grandeur"
Founders' Day speaker Allen C. Guelzo contends that the chief goal of emancipation was a return to democracy and revolt against the aristocratic habits promoted by slavery.


Smith Wins Gateway Pro Golf Event
Shane Smith '12 won a playoff to claim the championship of the Gateway Pro Tour "Tournament 5," held in Rio Verde, Ariz., from Feb. 26-28.


Monday, March 4

• 12-1 p.m., Auditorium, Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center -- Cross-cultural Interactions in Professional Settings -- The campus community is invited to join a fun discussion on how to interact with others who are different from you -- in class, on your team, at an internship and at your work place.

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org -- The John Wesley Powell Research Conference Committee will hold a roundtable discussion on updated policies and procedures for this year's conference.

• 8-10 p.m.
, C101 CNS -- Be a Stand Up Comedian for a Night -- Colleges Against Cancer invites students to try out for Stand Up Against Cancer.

Tuesday, March 5

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- German Film Series: Alles auf Zucker (Go For Zucker) -- Due to copyright restrictions, this event is free and open to the IWU community only.

Wednesday, March 6

• 11 a.m.
, Evelyn Chapel -- First Wednesdays Chapel: "A World of Problems and Their Not Necessarily Adequate Solutions: The Cases of Buddhism and Its East Asian Relatives" -- All are welcome for a time of learning and reflection as Assistant Professor of Religion Tao Jin speaks about East Asian religions and their approaches to the questions in their cultures. A free lunch with Prof. Jin will follow at 11:45 a.m. at Evelyn Chapel, hosted by the Chapel and IWU Interfaith.

• 4:30 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Documentary Screening: Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 -- Student organization Renegades for Peace will present this award-winning documentary that displays the story of the African-American community 1967-1975, the people, the society and the style that fueled a change.

Thursday, March 7

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Women's Studies Presentation -- Jayita Sengupta, Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Faculty at Stanford University, will speak on "Translating Gender: Music, Myth, and Desire in India."

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- The Last Train (2002, Argentina/Spain/Uruguay) will be presented by Visiting Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies James Courtad.

Friday, March 8

Spring Break begins at 5 p.m.

Monday, March 11

Campus Offices will be closed for a staff holiday.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

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Titans In The News

Crain's Chicago Business
The parent company of Blue Cross & Blue Shield hired Stephen Ondra '80 as its top clinical executive, effective April 1.

The Pantagraph
Lincoln scholar Allen C. Guelzo spoke about the legacy of the Civil War at Founders' Day Convocation.

Career Center

Employers on Campus This Week

The Hart Career Center will host the following employers this week:

- COUNTRY Financial (Monday, March 4, internship interviews)

- The Baby Fold (Monday, March 4, practice interviews)

Campus Programs

Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium,
"Post Graduate Financial Planning" presented by Paul Nolte '84


• Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies Carolyn Nadeau published "Moscatel morisco: The Role of Win in the Formation of Morisco Identity," Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 90 (2013): 153-65.

> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.

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