Campus Weekly

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April 22, 2013

Campus News

Four Professors Named to Endowed Professorships

Four Professors Named to Endowed Professorships
Four faculty members have been appointed to endowed professorships: Tian-Xiao He, Ram Mohan, William Munro and Michael B. Young.

Groves '11 Receives National Research Fellowship

Groves '11 Receives National Research Fellowship
Anna Groves '11, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in plant biology, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

Students Tell Local Immigrant Stories Through Films and Photos

Students Tell Local Immigrant Stories Through Films and Photos
Illinois Wesleyan anthropology students are telling the immigration stories of 12 local residents as part of an ethnography course that fosters collaboration.

Takushi '13 Named Technos Award Winner

Takushi '13 Named Technos Award Winner
Senior Sarah Takushi has been named the 2013 recipient of the Technos International Prize through the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust in Japan.

Liffiton Develops Free App for Teachers

Liffiton Develops Free App for Classrooms
There's now a free app that allows students to give instant, anonymous feedback to their teachers, thanks to Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mark Liffiton.

Sainsbury Honored With 2013 Dougan Award

Sainsbury Honored With Dougan Award
Associate Professor of English Alison Sainsbury has been named the 2013 recipient of the James D. Dougan Award for Contributions to Faculty Governance.

Burke Voted Professor of the Year

Burke Voted Professor of the Year
Illinois Wesleyan students have voted Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke as 2013 Professor of the Year.

Kannaday: Healthcare Industry Needs to Drive Change

Kannaday: Healthcare Industry Needs to Drive Change
Colleen Kannaday, president of Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, talked about the future of healthcare reform at the annual IWU Associates Luncheon.

Salgado '91 to Speak at Commencement 2013

Salgado '91 to Speak at Commencement
Juan Salgado, president and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino and a 1991 Illinois Wesleyan graduate, will give the address at Commencement on May 5.


Tuesday, April 23

Last Day of Classes

• 4 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center -- Senior Music Theatre Cabaret -- Come and join the senior music theatre majors for an early evening of songs to celebrate the last day of classes in the 2012-13 year. The concert will feature genres of music from Broadway to pop.

Wednesday, April 24

Reading Day (No Classes)

• 4 p.m., CLA, second floor reading room -- Retirement Reception -- The campus community is invited to a reception celebrating the retirement of Professor of History Paul Bushnell after 47 years at Illinois Wesleyan.

Thursday, April 25

Final Examinations continue through Tuesday, April 30.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- A student film festival will feature ethnographic films produced by students enrolled in the course Visual and Ethnographic Methods.

Friday, April 26

• 7 p.m., Horenberger Field -- Baseball vs. Carthage. Watch live video.

Saturday, April 27

• 12 p.m., Horenberger Field -- Baseball vs. Carthage (doubleheader).

• 1 p.m., IWU Softball Field -- Softball vs. Wheaton (doubleheader). Watch live video.

Monday, April 29

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org -- Mental Health Counselor Bob Rogers and Associate Dean of Student Affairs Darcy Greder will discuss the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey and the culture surrounding alcohol use at Illinois Wesleyan.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

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In Sympathy

Trustee Linda Tracy Wych '77, retired managing director at Deutsche Bank and former JP Morgan Chase executive, passed away on March 28. She is survived by her two children, David and Elayna '12. Read an obituary.

Titans In The News

Elmhurst Patch
With more than 62 percent of the vote, Kevin York '85 was re-elected to a second term as alderman for the 4th Ward in Elmhurst. Also reported by My Suburban Life (free site membership required).

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• School of Art alumna Rachel Xidis '96 received the Supportive Professional Staff Presidential Award for Excellence at Northern Illinois University. Xidis is assistant director in the Office of Web Communications at NIU.

• Isaac Funk Professor of German and Russian and Director of International Studies Marina Balina gave a presentation, "Carving a Model Citizen: Screen Adventures of Soviet Pinocchio," at a conference organized by the British Association of Slavic and East European Studies/ICCEES European Congress 2013: "Europe: Crisis and Renewal," April 5-8, 2013, at Cambridge, UK.

In addition, Balina was recently elected to the following appointments:
- The International Committee of the Children's Literature Association.
- The Editorial Board of two international journals:
1) AutobiografiЯ: Journal on Life Writing and the Representation of the Self in Russian Culture, Padova University Press, Italy
2) Children's Readings, an international journal on children's literature and culture, Ekaterinburg University Press, Russia.

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

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