Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Sept. 23, 2013

Campus News

Social Entrepreneurship

Zoellick '00 Funds Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship
Todd Zoellick '00 has donated funds to allow the Action Research Center to offer the Zoellick Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship to IWU students.


Tombaugh '07 Premieres One-Woman Show
Kate Tombaugh '07 will premiere her one-woman show, "It Just Takes One," in Bloomington next month.

Washington Monthly

Illinois Wesleyan Makes Two Washington Monthly Top 50 Rankings
Illinois Wesleyan moved up to No. 47 in Washington Monthly's ranking of national liberal arts colleges, and was among the new "Best Bang for the Buck Rankings."


Juniors Beringer, Sharp Awarded New Study Abroad Scholarships
The Betty Ritchie-Birrer Endowed Study Abroad Fund has provided funds for two new Study Abroad Scholarships, one of three endowed gifts that Ritchie-Birrer has established for IWU students this year.


Campus Converts to Single-Stream Recycling
Students, staff and faculty worked together to carry out a shift to single-stream recycling, which will simplify recycling on campus.


The Illinois Wesleyan women's cross country team finished second (of 12) and the men's team placed fourth (of 14) at the 2013 Wheaton Gil Dodds Cross Country Meet on Saturday, Sept. 21.

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Monday, Sept. 23

(Through Sept. 27) -- Humans vs. Zombies -- Beware! The Residence Hall Association is organizing a campus-wide game of tag, where humans are identified by wearing a bandanna on their arm and the zombies wear one on their leg.

(Through October 5) -- Library Exhibit Celebrating Banned Book Week -- An exhibit at The Ames Library will include a special Banned Book Week photo gallery of IWU community members holding their favorite challenged book.

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Non-Org: The Writing Program & The Ames Library -- Faculty and library pairs will discuss their work on incorporating information literacy into their courses, for which they received grants from the Mellon Foundation.

• 4 p.m., State Farm Hall 206 -- London Program 2014 Information Session -- Students are invited to learn more about the fall 2014 London Program with next year's director, Professor of Physics Linda French, and Study Abroad Advisor Jacquelyn LaMaire.

Tuesday, Sept. 24


• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series -- Bestselling author, journalist and commentator David Brooks will present the 29th address in the Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series.

Wednesday, Sept. 25-Thursday, Sept. 26

SophoMORE Week Events

• 12 p.m., CNS E101 -- Academic Skills Series: Study Smart and Read Efficiently -- Students are invited to develop or strengthen their academic skills. Free Papa John's pizza provided.

Thursday, Sept. 26

1-3 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle -- Peace Garden Campus Market -- The Peace Gardeners will sell freshly harvested organic produce grown by Wesleyan students and faculty. All members of the IWU community are invited to come support the Peace Garden and learn more about the Garden's involvement on campus and in the Bloomington-Normal community.

 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Hispanic Studies Speaker: "Trekking with Quixote in the 21st Century" -- Kathleen Regan of the University of Portland will speak about her film (in which Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies Carolyn Nadeau has a brief role) as part of the Byron S. Tucci Endowed Lecture Series.

• 4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel Basement -- ReligiosiTEA

• 4 p.m., CLA 146 -- Center for Engaged Citizenship Open House -- The campus community is invited to an Open House in the new Center for Engaged Citizenship (CEC). The CEC is home to the Action Research Center (ARC), the Student Resource and Volunteer Center, and the new Center for Human Rights & Social Justice. Light refreshments will be served.

Learn how this new collaborative effort will streamline community connections, grow our partnerships, and serve as a more effective resource for students, staff, faculty and community organizations. All are welcome.

Questions? Email or call Deborah Halperin at 309-825-6006.

5 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- International Studies Colloquium: "Europe and Its Future in the 21st Century" -- A talk by Prince Georg von Habsbur-Lothringen of Hungary will be introduced by Peter I. Barta of the University of Surrey.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series: "Pray The Devil Back To Hell" -- The documentary will be presented by University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger and the Chapel's Multifaith Ambassadors.

Friday, Sept. 27

(Through Sunday, Sept. 29) Family Weekend -- See the complete schedule

• 4 p.m., CNS C104 -- Natural Science Colloquium -- Justin Hepler (University of Illinois), psychology, will present "The Sequential Exposure Bias: A Harmful Information Search Strategy," hosted by Assistant Professor of Psychology Mandy Vicary.

• 6:30 & 8:30 p.m., Kemp Hall -- International Clue Night -- Kemp Hall will host a real-life game of Clue, where the audience has to guess who the murderer is. The event will be hosted again at the same times on Saturday, Sept. 28.

• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Mat Franco will entertain as part of Family Weekend.

Saturday, Sept. 28

• 11 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts -- Women's Tennis vs. Wheaton

• 1 p.m., Tucci Stadium -- Football vs. Hope College -- The Titans' first home game will be live streamed.

• 7:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Faculty Recital: Vadim Mazo, Viola

• 9 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Kazual "DooWopHipPop" Quartet will entertain as part of Family Weekend.

Sunday, Sept. 29

• 3 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East St., Bloomington) -- Wind Ensemble Concert

> Find more IWU events on the Campus Calendar. Don't see your event? Submit the information online.

Hart Career Center Programs for Students

Tuesday, Sept. 24

• 4 - 5 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Ace Your Interview -- Interviews can make or break you. Can you give behavioral examples of your strengths? Do you know what questions to ask? This presentation will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make every interview a great interview.

• Employer State Farm will be on campus for interviews.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

• Employers McGladrey, CliftonLarsonAllen, and Kimberly Clark will be on campus for interviews.

Thursday, Sept. 26

• 4 - 5 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Graduate School Essentials -- Applying to grad schools can be a part-time job. Learn how to find good programs, what tests to take and when, solicit good recommendation letters, and write descriptive, articulate and strong personal statements.

• 4 p.m., SF Hall 022 -- ACM Chicago Program -- Interested in spending a semester in Chicago? Learn more about this program IWU has approved for student participation in the fall and spring semesters. Find more information.

• Employer Growmark will be on campus for practice interviews.

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mark Liffiton created a computer application that allows teachers to gauge students' comprehension.

The Pantagraph
New York Times columnist David Brooks will speak about today's polarized society as part of the Stevenson Lecture Series at IWU.

WJBC Radio
Illinois Wesleyan is taking advantage of single-stream recycling. Also reported by WGLT Radio.

The Pantagraph

Washington Monthly's ranking of schools where you get the "best bang for your buck" placed Illinois Wesleyan in the top 20 percent of liberal arts colleges.

(Aurora) Beacon-News
State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego), a 1980 alum, officially announced his run for state treasurer.

> More Titans in the News


• Visiting Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies James Courtad published "Nota preliminar" Adagio con fugas y ciertos afectos: Mis mejores cuentos. Lourdes Vázquez. Editorial Verbum, 2013.

• Alison Sweeney '01 was featured in a video podcast discussing iridescence in squids.

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

Tommy Titan

New IWU Apparel

New Under Armour apparel featuring a new Illinois Wesleyan logo is now available at


In Sympathy

Professor Emerita of Economics Margaret Chapman, who joined the University in 1977 and taught for over 31 years, died on Sept. 18. Read an obituary.

Community Engagement Opportunity

To promote community engagement, the Action Research Center (ARC) will feature one opportunity in each edition of Campus Weekly. This week's opportunity is the YWCA McLean County's Smart Sprouts program. They are looking for math and reading mentors for K-5 students, 2-4 hours a week. Contact Colleen Steinberg at (309) 662-0461 or

For more ways to get involved, please stop by CLA 146 any time Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., visit or email


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Progress: $117.47 million
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