Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Oct. 14, 2013

Campus News


Homecoming 2013 Memories
Seniors Zach Reed and Marjorie Miller were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. View Homecoming photo highlights from the link above, or see Titans' pictures and tweets at #IWUHC13.

All In

"All In For Wesleyan" Video
Watch a video, originally scheduled to be shown during Homecoming, highlighting our successful one-day challenge in July. See how the day unfolded to raise $480,000 for student scholarships and financial aid.


See Homecoming's "All About Oscar" Class
A "Back to College" class with Tariq Khan '93, prominent Academy Awards pundit, is viewable on demand.

Kristin Stewart

National Tour Brings Stewart '03 to Bloomington
Kristin Stewart '03 is performing in the national tour of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," coming to Bloomington -- while another alumna, Kate Tombaugh '07, is premiering her one-woman show here.


• Illinois Wesleyan football coach Norm Eash was poised to become the Titans' all-time leader in coaching wins, as reported by The Pantagraph.

> Find highlights at


• Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding has been awarded the 2014 Jonathan Reichert and Barbara Wolff-Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction from the American Physical Society and a 2013 Homer L. Dodge citation for Distinguished Service to the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

• Chair of Sociology/Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart was awarded a fellowship from the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Association to help fund the building of a malaria-screening lab under the leadership of her organization, the Lamu Center of Preventative Health (LCPH).

• In a trio of Illinois Wesleyan connections, Christina Kucan '07, communications specialist with the Fort Worth Opera, sent news about the works selected for the Frontiers showcase at the 2014 Fort Worth Opera Festival. The selections include Fertile Ground, by composer David Vayo, Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music, and librettist Nancy Steele Brokaw '71.

• University Librarian Karen Schmidt was among the nominees for the McLean County Chamber of Commerce's Athena Leadership Award.

• Project Analyst Michael Gorman '10 was among the "computer whizzes" donating their talents and working overnight for a good cause while in Buffalo, N.Y. for the HighEdWeb Annual Conference. The Hackathon was reported by WIVB TV (with footage including Gorman at 0:34).

Andy Matznick '97 has been named creative director at Prisma, a Phoenix-based marketing firm.

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


Monday, Oct. 14

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

Wednesday, Oct. 16

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

• 12 p.m., Nell Eckley Lounge, Memorial Center -- May Term 2014 Travel Course Fair -- For students interested in enrolling in a travel course, professors leading travel courses will be available to answer questions. Applications for travel courses are due to the Mellon Center, CLA 3rd floor by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The 2014 May Term Catalog is available online.

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Ides Lecture and Performance Series -- Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Jesse Weiner will present, "Argonauts in America or The Worst Epic Poem Ever Composed?"
• 6:30 p.m., CNS 101 -- Accounting Professionals Roundtable  -- The Accounting Society and the Business Administration Department will host various speakers from accounting and finance-related fields, who will speak about their careers and how they achieved success.

• 7 p.m., Neis Field -- Women's Soccer vs. Depauw; the game will be live streamed.

Thursday, Oct. 17

• 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.

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

Friday, Oct. 18

Fall Break Day (No Classes)

Alternative Fall Break Programs will be under way.

Sunday, Oct. 20

• 5 p.m., State Farm Hall, Room 22 -- IWU F1RST Meeting -- First-generation college students, and students interested in mentoring local high school juniors and seniors who will be first-generation college students, are invited.

• 6 p.m., Hansen Student Center, Room 200 -- Student Senate General Assembly Meeting

Monday, Oct. 21 

Through Wednesday, Oct. 23,
Memorial Center Dugout and various campus locations -- Silent Witness Exhibit -- In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Silent Witness exhibit will be brought to the IWU campus by the Division of Student Affairs and SOCA Peer Educators.

> Find more IWU events on the Campus Calendar.

Hart Career Center Programs for Students

Monday, Oct. 14

• Employer Caterpillar, Inc. will be on campus for interviews and internship interviews.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

• Employer BKD will be on campus for interviews and internship interviews.

• Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University will be on campus at an information table at the foot of Saga steps in the Memorial Center from 12-2 p.m. Come learn about the graduate clinical programs and the admissions process.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

• 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bone Student Center, Illinois State University -- Central Illinois Graduate School Fair -- This event is hosted by ISU. IWU students are welcome to attend.

• 1-5 p.m., Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Ill. -- UIUC Graduate School Fair -- This event is hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. IWU students are welcome to attend.

Thursday, Oct. 17

• 3-7 p.m., UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt, Chicago -- UIC Graduate School Fair -- This event is hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago. IWU students are welcome to attend.

• Employer Country Financial will be on campus for internship interviews.

Friday, Oct. 18

• Employer MB Financial Bank will be on campus for interviews.

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans In The News

Sung Jin Hong '97, composer and conductor of One World Symphony, is writing an opera inspired by AMC's "Breaking Bad" and Shelley's sonnet, "Ozymandias."

The 11th annual Ryan Beaupre '95 5K Race at Homecoming honored the fallen Illinois Wesleyan alum.

The Pantagraph
Alumni at Homecoming, and those who couldn't make it back to campus, could follow the action on Twitter.

The Pantagraph
The city of Bloomington is considering bike lane markings to better connect the Constitution Trail, downtown and Illinois Wesleyan. Also on WGLT Radio.

Financial Times

As mayor of Bloomington, Professor of Political Science Tari Renner weighed in on the impact of the government shutdown.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan professors are delivering Lunch and Learn sessions at the McLean County Museum of History.

> More Titans in the News


Welcome New Employees

Ashley Keck
began Oct. 7 as cheerleading coach, replacing Carley Redman.

Jeffrey Miller started Oct. 7 as electrician - Physical Plant, replacing Bob Dillon, who retired.

Stephen Ogan started Oct. 7 as assistant manager of maintenance services - Physical Plant, replacing Warren Johnson, who retired.

Elizabeth Vales started Oct. 7 as residence hall director - ORL, replacing Bryce Williams.

Find 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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