Campus Weekly

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April 29, 2013

Campus News

Alumni Who Study Abroad Continue Global Pursuits

Alumni Who Study Abroad Continue Global Pursuits
As reported in the spring IWU Magazine, half of IWU students study abroad, and many are inspired to continue living, studying and working overseas after graduation.


Titans Clinch 24th Conference Title
Illinois Wesleyan's baseball team won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin regular season title and will host the 2013 CCIW Tournament on May 9-11.

Undergraduate Research Shines at Illinois Wesleyan Conference

Undergraduate Research Shines at John Wesley Powell Conference
A record number of students showcased scholarly and creative work from a variety of disciplines, reflecting the key roles of research and student-faculty collaboration at Illinois Wesleyan.

Employees Honored for Years of Service

Employees Honored for Years of Service
Illinois Wesleyan University honored employees who are retiring and those celebrating milestone anniversaries.


• Professor of English James Plath edited a volume of essays on short story writer Raymond Carver. Critical Insights: Raymond Carver is part of the Critical Insights series published by Salem Press. Plath also contributed two essays, "On Raymond Carver," on Carver's career and influence, and a contextual essay, "The Carver Triangle: Lost in an Edward Hopper World."

• Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Dani Snyder-Young has been selected to be a theatre critic by the HowlRound journal as part of its NewCrit initiative.

• Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding gave an invited talk at a meeting of the Optical Society of America on the big island in Hawaii. His talk was entitled, "Tailoring Acoustic Beam Momentum and Angular Momentum."

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


Monday, April 29

Final Examinations continue through Tuesday, April 30.

• 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. In addition, they will explain a Social Norms poster campaign used to address perceptions surrounding alcohol use on campus.

Tuesday, April 30

• 12 a.m., The Ames Library (entry level) -- Paper and Book Art Exhibit -- An exhibit by Chicago artist Don Widmer will be on display through May 31.

Wednesday, May 1

• 10 a.m.  -- Senior Volunteer Day -- Seniors, who started their time at IWU with volunteer activities through Turning Titan: New Student Orientation, will have the opportunity to mark their next transition with a final day of service before graduation.

• 5:30 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle -- Senior Picnic -- The Class of 2013 will enjoy dinner on the Quad as part of Senior Weekactivities.

Friday, May 3

• 7:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Hypnotist Frederick Winters will entertain.

Saturday, May 4

• 8 p.m., Young Main Lounge and Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center -- Senior Night of Talent -- Students, friends, family, faculty and staff are invited to join together for a night of informal entertainment from the graduating class. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, May 5

• 1 p.m., Kemp Commencement Plaza (rain location: Shirk Center) -- Commencement 2013 -- Juan Salgado '91, president and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino, will give the address at the Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2013.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

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Titans In The News

Toronto Star
Practicing civil disobedience, Sandra Steingraber '81 was jailed for her protest of fracking in New York. She discussed her stance with Bill Moyers.

The Pantagraph
John Baines '98 will be the next head basketball coach at Elmhurst College.

The Pantagraph
Aspiring museum curator Kate Scott '13 has helped unpuzzle the mystery of a collection of arrowheads found in a basement at Illinois Wesleyan.

Chicago Sun-Times
Described as a "perennial D-III baseball power," Illinois Wesleyan aims to win another title this year.

The Pantagraph
Notable in local scouting lore, the area's first Eagle Scout was blind IWU student Albert Barnhard, class of 1924.

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