Campus Weekly

news for & about the Illinois Wesleyan community

March 25, 2013


Four Students Named Weir Fellows
Four Illinois Wesleyan students have received fellowships supporting their work on collaborative efforts in the community.


Student's Veggie Bike Helps Peace Garden
The Veggie Bike was created by Alex Kim '12 to aid the IWU Peace Garden in promoting community connection and making produce accessible to more people.


Carlson '15 to Study at Oxford
Stephanie Carlson '15 has been selected to study at Pembroke College, Oxford University, next fall.


Monday, March 25

• 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 at Urbana-Champaign, will present "Piracy and Natural Disasters: Re-envisioning the Port City of Callao in the Age of the Enlightenment."

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Building Inclusive and Welcoming Campus Communities -- Students are invited to a session exploring diversity and inclusion with consultant Jamie Washington.

Tuesday, March 26

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Panel Discussion of Robert S. Eckley's Book -- Lincoln's Forgotten Friend Leonard Swett, the final book written by the late Illinois Wesleyan University President Robert S. Eckley, will be discussed by a panel of esteemed Abraham Lincoln scholars.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Documentary: America the Beautiful -- For Eating Disorder Awareness Week, join the Students Organizing Campus Awareness (SOCA) Peer Educators in viewing this documentary about body image in America and the nation's obsession with physical perfection. A discussion will follow.

• 7 p.m., CNS C102 -- Documentary: Breaking the Taboo -- Students for a Sensible Drug Policy will screen this documentary, which explores the UN-sanctioned war on drugs.

Wednesday, March 27

• 1 p.m., Horenberger Field -- Baseball vs. Beloit.

• 6 p.m., CNS C212 -- SAVVI Women's Speaker Series -- Lindsay Vahl of Illinois State University 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 -- Speaker: Dylan Scholinski -- Dylan Scholinski, a mental health and transgender activist, will share his experiences. This event is sponsored by the IWU Pride Alliance and SOCA Peer Educators, but is open to the entire campus.

• 7 p.m., Shaw 201 -- Documentary: Who Killed the Electric Car -- The Sustainability Educators will screen this documentary, which investigates the birth and death of the electric car in the mid 1990s as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

• 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Eating Disorder Awareness Week: A Panel Discussion -- Panelists will share their personal experiences living with and recovering from an eating disorder. Also, Dianne Feasley, registered dietician at Arnold Health Services, and Tim Bromley, coordinator of the Behavioral Health Adult Program at OSF Saint Francis, will share their expertise during a Q&A session.

• 7:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Inaugural Robert S. Eckley Lecture in Economics -- M.I.T. economist Daron Acemoglu, co-author of the New York Times best seller Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, will speak.

Thursday, March 28

• 5 p.m., Henning Room, Memorial Center -- SAVVI Women's Speaker Series -- Erica Thurman will speak on "Dreams Differed."

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series and German Film Series -- Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow will be presented by Associate Professor of German and Eastern European Studies Sonja Fritzsche.

• 7 p.m., Center Court, Hansen Student Center -- Bloomington Mayoral Debate -- The community is invited to a public debate featuring the 2013 candidates for Bloomington mayor, Tari Renner, John Hanson and Lex Green. Hosted by the IWU College Democrats, College Republicans, and political honor society Pi Sigma Alpha, moderators will be Brexton Isaacs '15, Zoe Gross '13 and Casey Plach '15.

Friday, March 29

• 5 p.m., Horenberger Field -- Baseball vs. Wheaton.

Monday, April 1

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org -- University Librarian Karen Schmidt,  Fine Arts Librarian and Professor Bob Delvin, Professor of English Dan Terkla, and Professor and Director of Greek and Roman Studies Nancy Sultan will discuss "Teaching with Image Collections."

Wednesday, April 10 -- Honors Day Convocation --
Professor of Physics Narendra Jaggi, winner of the 2013 Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, will give the address, "Reflecting Honor Through a Personal Prism."

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

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Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy & Scholarly Communication, edited by IWU Scholarly Communications Librarian and Associate Professor Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Hensley of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been published by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL.)

In addition to her work as co-editor, Stephanie contributed a chapter entitled "Scholarship & Advocacy at the UVa Scholars Lab."

ACRL, a division of the American Library Association, is a highly regarded professional press in the field of library and information science.

Kristen M. Roberts '12, Morgan A. Flahive '13, and Adjunct Professor James E. House published "Thermodynamics of Dissolution of Ferrocene in n-Octane, Methanol, and Acetonitrile" in Polyhedron, 2013, Vol. 53, p. 240-242.

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

Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Peeps dioramas on display at The Ames Library use the popular Easter candy to depict scenes from Greek or Roman myth and poetry.

WGLT Radio
The Normal Town Council appointed Wesleyan's Carlo Robustelli to the Children's Discovery Museum Foundation Board of Directors.

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Career Center

Employers on Campus This Week

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

Red Frog Events
Monday, March 25 (meet and greet 2:30-4 p.m., Henning Room, Memorial Center)

Career Center Programs

Crystal Ball Coffee House --
Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium.  What options are there with a liberal arts degree? Learn from people with careers in publishing, computer science, law, and student affairs.

Rust House

See a Campus
Photo Tour

Transforming Lives Campaign

Transforming Lives Campaign

$125 million
Progress: $107.8 million

Annual Donor Goal:
4,063 individual donors
Progress: 2,808