Campus Weekly

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Oct. 7, 2013

Campus News


Homecoming 2013: It's a Class Act
Don't forget to register for Homecoming events Oct. 11-13. We're sharing tweets at #IWUHC13.


Vayo's Work to Headline Chicago Composers Orchestra Concert
"Wellspring," by Wesleyan's David Vayo, will headline the season's opening concert of the Chicago Composers Orchestra -- a group co-founded by Brian Baxter '07.


"Extraordinary Ordinary Men" Honored
Based on their commitment to service and efforts to improve the community, six Illinois Wesleyan students were recognized at the second annual Extraordinary Ordinary Men of the Year Awards.


Students Plan to Make a Difference with Alternative Fall Break Programs
Student volunteers will spend their upcoming break engaged in service, with Alternative Fall Break opportunities in the local community and in Chicago.


Internships More Important Than Ever: HR Exec Cummins '05
More than 50 employers came to Illinois Wesleyan for the annual Internship Fair, offering students opportunities to gain skills, experience, and explore career possibilities.

Ryan Beaupre

Homecoming 5K to Honor Ryan Beaupre '95
As part of Homecoming 2013, a 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 12 will benefit the Captain Ryan A. Beaupre Memorial Scholarship Fund.


• The Illinois Wesleyan men's lacrosse season doesn't start until Feb. 22, but the team has been practicing and will scrimmage at Augustana on Saturday, Oct. 19. Reported by WMBD/WYZZ TV.

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All week -- Student Homecoming Events (Find alumni events at

Monday, Oct. 7

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Documentary Second Viewing: "Hold Your Breath: A Journey Into Cross-Cultural Medicine"

Tuesday, Oct. 8

• 7 p.m., Shirk Center -- Volleyball vs. Carthage

• 8 p.m., McPherson Theatre -- Musical: A Class Act  -- Performances continue nightly through Saturday and conclude with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

• 11-11:30 a.m., Evelyn Chapel -- In Memoriam -- All are welcome for a special Chapel gathering during Homecoming Week to name, honor and remember IWU students, faculty and staff we've lost this past year.

• 12 p.m., CNS E101 -- Academic Skills Series: Manage Your Stress -- Students are invited to a series of programs to develop or strengthen academic skills. Free Papa John's pizza will be provided.

• 5 p.m., Neis Field -- Women's Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; the game will be live streamed.

• 5 p.m., CNS Atrium -- May Term 2014 Travel Course Fair -- Ten travel course leaders will be available to answer any questions students may have about their unique travel course offerings at this informational fair, sponsored by the Mellon Center.

• 7:30 p.m., Neis Field -- Men's Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; the game will be live streamed.

Thursday, Oct. 10

• 12:10 p.m., McLean County Museum of History (200 N. Main St., Bloomington) -- Lunch and Learn -- Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding will speak on "Sculpting Light and Sound."

• 12:15 p.m., Buck 108 -- "A Female Harry Potter? The Russian Reworking of the Hogwarts World" -- Isaac Funk Professor of German and Russian Marina Balina will talk about the Russian "re-write" of the Harry Potter books with a female protagonist, Tania Potter. Open to the campus community; sponsored by the Harry Potter Foreign Language Reading Group.

• 1 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle -- Peace Garden Campus Market -- The Peace Gardeners will sell freshly harvested organic produce grown by Wesleyan students and faculty.

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

Friday, Oct. 11

Through Sunday  -- Homecoming -- See all events at The Titan Games at 6:30 p.m. Friday will be live streamed from Tucci Stadium.

• 4 p.m., CNS C101 -- Natural Science Colloquium -- Speaker Erin Anderson from the National Cancer Institute will be hosted by Ram Mohan, Wendell and Loretta Hess Professor of Chemistry.

• 5-7 p.m., Evelyn Chapel basement -- National Coming Out Day Party -- Join IWU Pride Alliance for pizza, cupcakes, and coming out stories.

Saturday, Oct. 12

• 1 p.m., Practice Football Field -- Habitat for Humanity's Cow Pie Bingo

• 1:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium -- Football vs. North Park; the game will be live streamed.

• 3 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- Reception for Alumni at the Faculty Biennial Art Exhibition -- Gallery hours will be extended (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) for Homecoming.

• 5 p.m., Neis Field -- Women's Soccer vs. Augustana

• 7:30 p.m., Neis Field -- Men's Soccer vs. Augustana

Sunday, Oct. 13

• 3 p.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Duo Tandem -- A faculty/guest artist guitar recital with adjunct faculty member Mark Anderson and Necati Emirzade, guitars, and featuring Associate Professor of Music Vadim Mazo, violin. This concert has been made possible, in part, by the Anna McGrosso Visiting Artist Fund.

Monday, Oct. 14

Faculty Open House -- Prospective students and families will be on campus.

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

Hart Career Center Programs for Students

Tuesday, Oct. 8

• 7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Rise to the Top Alumni Panel -- Wonder what it is like to rise to the top of a company? Find out what it takes and how to get started on your path to prestige. Don't miss this conversation with high-profile and influential IWU alumni.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

• 4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Big City Internships-- Are you hoping to intern in New York, Washington D.C., or Chicago? IWU is affiliated with programs in each of these cities. Stop by to learn more about the New York Media Experience Program through Marist College in New York, the Washington programs through American University and Georgetown in D.C., and the Chicago programs through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (Arts, Entrepreneurship and Urban Studies). These great programs combine classroom study with hands-on learning through internships.

• Employers Target Corporation, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and CliftonLarsonAllen will be on campus for internship interviews.

Thursday, Oct. 10

• Employer Amica Mutual Insurance Company will be on campus for practice interviews.

• Employer Deloitte Services LLP will be on campus for interviews and internship interviews.

Friday, Oct. 11

• 4 - 5 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Student / Alumni Marketing Career Panel: "What Fred Should Have Taught Me" -- Facilitated by Associate Professor of Business Administration Fred Hoyt. Students interested in a career in marketing can meet with a panel of marketing professionals who are willing to share their advice and connections.

• Employer KPMG LLP will be on campus for interviews and internship interviews.

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Titans In The News

Investor's Business Daily
Ralph Smedley, a 1903 IWU graduate, had far-reaching influence as the founder of Toastmasters International.

The Pantagraph
Seven-time NBA All-Star Jack Sikma '77 caught up with old friends during a visit to campus last week. Also hear him on WJBC Radio.

> More Titans in the News


• Assistant Professor and Information Literacy Librarian Chris Sweet has a chapter entitled, "Information Literacy and Service Learning: Creating Powerful Synergies" published in Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis. Edited by Lua Gregory and Shana Higgins, the volume is published by Library Juice Press.

• Earl H. and Marian A. Beling Professor of Natural Sciences Tian-Xiao He published: "Q--analogues of symbolic operators" (with Michael J. Dancs), Journal of Discrete Mathematics, 2013 (2013), Article ID 487546, 1-6.  

• Dr. Ryan Misek '07, a resident physician at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, reports that he will be featured on an episode of "Untold Stories of the ER" that will air on Discovery Fit & Health on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. C.D.T., and at the same time on TLC on Nov. 2.

• "The Girls," an exhibition of paintings by Chicago artist Renee McGinnis '84, will be on display at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago from Nov. 1-Dec. 31.

Catherine Bayles (Cate) '11, a recent graduate of Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, is education program coordinator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis.

• Chris Francis '13 published a review of Nathan Schneider's book, God In Proof, in Yes! magazine.

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


Think Green

Bikes at Illinois Wesleyan

You can now find information about the new bike share program, bike racks on campus and biking around Bloomington-Normal at

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Welcome New Employee

Karen Campbell
began Oct. 1 as the associate director of development for major gifts, a position created due to office reorganization following the retirement of Ben Rhodes.

Find current IWU job openings

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Get Your Titan Gear 

Under Armour apparel featuring a new Illinois Wesleyan logo is among the latest Titan paraphernalia now available at


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Goal: $125 million
Progress: $117.47 million
As of July 31, 2013

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