Campus Weekly

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March 18, 2013


Inaugural Robert S. Eckley Lecture in Economics
MIT economist Daron Acemoglu, bestselling author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, will speak on Wednesday, March 27.

Eckley Book

Panel to Discuss Eckley's Book, Lincoln's Forgotten Friend Leonard Swett
The final book written by the late IWU President Robert S. Eckley will be discussed by a panel of esteemed Lincoln scholars on Tuesday, March 26.


Clemens '13 Wins National Title in 800M
Tara Clemens '13 became a national champion with a first-place finish in the 800-meter run at the 2013 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.


Monday, March 18

• 5 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Women's Speaker Series -- Dr. Ui-Jeen Yu will speak as part of the 2013 Women's Speaker Series, sponsored by Sisters Actively Visualizing Vitality through Intellect (SAVVI).

7 p.m., CNS C101 -- Nature Photography with Tom Ulrich -- Renowned nature photographer Tom Ulrich will give a presentation including the nature of Alaska, Africa and Glacier National Park, with a special feature on bird migration in south Texas.

 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- The Chopsticks-Fork Principle -- Cathy Bao Bean, author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle: A Memoir and Manual, will speak, sponsored by the Asian Pacific Student Association.

Tuesday, March 19

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- German Film Series -- Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) will be screened.

• 8 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church (502 E. Front St., Bloomington) -- Home Tour Concert -- The Collegiate Choir will perform.

Wednesday, March 20

• 11 a.m.
, Bates & Merwin Reading Room, The Ames Library -- Third Wednesday Conversation -- "The Accidental Academic - An Unexpected Path" will be presented by Professor of Art Sherilyn McElroy.

• 12 p.m., CNS E101 -- Academic Skills Series -- Students are invited to join the Academic Advising Center for free Papa John's pizza and some strategies for your academic success. This week's topic is "The Ames Library -- Secret Skills to Give You an Edge."

• 12 p.m., The Underground, Memorial Center -- Voices from the Underground -- Stories and poems will be recited to celebrate International Poetry Day.

• 7 p.m., CLA 105 -- Documentary Screening: Umbrella -- Renegades for Peace will host a screening of Umbrella, featuring stories about rural China in an increasingly urbanized economy.

Thursday, March 21

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Studies Colloquium -- Jamal Nassar of California State University, San Bernadino, will present, "The Palestinian Diaspora and the Prospects for Peace in the Middle East."

• 4 p.m., CLA 205 -- Sociology & Anthropology Colloquium -- "Freedom's Stock: Political Consumerism, Transnational Blackness and The Black Star Line" will be presented by Nicole Brown, Ph.D. candidate, University of Illinois.

• 4 p.m., CLA 105 -- Lost Boys of Sudan -- Lost Boy Peter Magai Bul and Lost Girl Rania Claire will share their childhood experiences as refugees and current initiatives to help fellow Sudanese in the U.S. and in the Republic of South Sudan.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- God Grew Tired of Us will be presented by Chair of Sociology/Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart. Q & A with Lost Boy Peter Magai Bul and Lost Girl Rania Claire will follow.

Friday, March 22

(Through Saturday) -- Council for IWU Women 2013 Summit -- Alumnae will come to campus to share their experiences, skills and knowledge with current students, along with women faculty and staff. See the complete summit schedule at

• 8 p.m.
, Hansen Student Center -- Undercover 22 -- Student bands will compete, hosted by the music-driven comedy duo Dakaboom.

Saturday, March 23

• 3 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Family Movie Day -- Faculty, staff and their families are invited to join Wellness and Student Activities for a viewing of The Hobbit on the big screen. There will be free popcorn and you are encouraged to bring your own snacks.

• 7:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Wesleyan Consort -- The student-organized Wesleyan Consort ensemble will present a historically informed performance of Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval music.

Sunday, March 24

• 5:30-7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- I-Carnival -- International Society of IWU will host its annual festival showcasing talented Illinois Wesleyan students from around the world.

Monday, March 25

• 12 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center -- #HereAtIWU Initiative: Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion -- IWU faculty and staff are invited to a session exploring diversity and inclusion with Dr. Jamie Washington. A session for students, "Building Inclusive and Welcoming Campus Communities," will be offered at 7 p.m. at Hansen Student Center.

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org -- Associate Professor of Music Vadim Mazo and visiting guest artists from the Czech Republic will share details about the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival.

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Studies Colloquium -- Mariselle Meléndez, professor of colonial Spanish American literatures and cultures and Conrad Humanities Scholar at the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, will present "Piracy and Natural Disasters: Re-envisioning the Port City of Callao in the Age of the Enlightenment."

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

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Emily Bailey '14, who is studying abroad this semester in Dublin, was selected as a student blogger for IES Abroad. Read her blog.

Matt LaLonde '14 and Action Research Center Coordinator Deborah Halperin were interviewed at the West Bloomington Revitalization Project's Tool Library in an "Around Town With Jack" video segment.

• Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning and Evaluation Michael Thompson and Professor of Educational Studies Irving Epstein published "Examining Student Character Development within the Liberal Arts" in Education, V. 3 (January 2013).

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

Titans In The News

• Winston-Salem Journal
A solo exhibit by Don Green '64 is on display at the Artworks Gallery in Winston-Salem, N.C.

• American Organist Magazine
The American Guild of Organists will celebrate the lifetime achievements of Marilyn Keiser '63 with a recital and gala benefit on April 5.

> More Titans in the News

Career Center

Employers on Campus This Week

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

First Midwest Bank
Tuesday, March 19 (full-time Interviews)

Career Center Programs

IWU / ISU Mid- America Educators Job Fair --
Tuesday, March 19, Bone Student Center on the campus of Illinois State University.
IWU students can attend from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with no fee.  

Practice Interviews / IWU Council for Women 2013 Summit
Friday, March 22, 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. 
Practice interviews will be available for women students in any major, with specific interviews also available in the non-profit and education fields.

Rust House

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Transforming Lives Campaign

Transforming Lives Campaign

$125 million
Progress: $107.8 million

Annual Donor Goal:
4,063 individual donors
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