Campus Weekly

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Nov. 18, 2013

Campus News


Thanks to All Who Helped During Outage
The University escaped severe storm damage on Sunday, and extends thanks to Physical Plant, Sodexo, Student Affairs and other staff who pitched in as needed during the storm-related power outage.


50 Years Later: Alumni, Faculty Reflect on JFK Assassination
Alumni share memories of where they were on campus when the horrifying news broke, and faculty members reflect on Kennedy's legacy and the "Greek tragedy" of his death.


Kistner '15 Interning for Scottish Parliament
Michael Kistner '15 has a front-row seat to history, interning with the public health minister in Scotland as the country moves toward independence.


Theatre Alumni Honored at Jeff Awards
Wesleyan was well represented at the Jeff Equity Awards for Chicago Theatre, with honorees including Mariann Mayberry '87 and Alison Vesely '79, whose First Folio Company involves still more alumni.


Student Programming Crew Wins Honors
The programmers and crew with the Office of Student Activities won a Programming Organization of the Year award at the National Association for Campus Activities Mid America Regional Conference.


Students Visit Palace of Westminster
Miles Buckinghamshire, the Earl of Buckinghamshire and an honorary Illinois Wesleyan trustee, invited students studying in England to a reception at the Speaker's Apartments in the Palace of Westminster.


• The Illinois Wesleyan football Titans are back in the NCAA Division III playoffs for the third time in five seasons and for the fifth time overall. IWU earned at at-large bid and will host Wartburg at Tucci Stadium at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. For those far away, the game will be live streamed.

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Monday, Nov. 18

Class Registration for May Term

• 6 p.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Hildegard's Scivias: Art, Music, and Drama in a Program of Theological Understanding

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Annual Student Senate "Do Good" Speaker: Sean Forbes -- Sean Forbes is a hip-hop artist from Detroit, Mich., who is deaf. Forbes is on a mission to build a needed bridge between the music industry and deaf people.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

• 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Bone Marrow Donor Drive – A cheek swab that takes less than five minutes of your time will register you as a donor in the National Blood Bank. For more information, like us on Facebook at Delete Blood Cancer: Bone Marrow Donor Drive.

• 4 p.m., Anderson Auditorium (C101), CNS – Colloquium: Provost Jonathan Green – Green will present, "Broadly and Deeply: The Past, Present and Possible Future of Liberal Education." A reception will follow in the Atrium.

• 4:30 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Guest Speaker on American Literature in Translation in Russia – The Russian Program will host Dr. Ilya Kukulin, who will speak on "Pavel Ulitin (1918-1986): An Unknown Russian Avant-Garde Writer in the Context of American Literature." In conducting his research, Dr. Kukulin worked in KGB archives to restore the confiscated manuscripts by the author Pavel Ulitin, who was only rediscovered recently in Russia. He speaks to a long tradition of literary resistance to the political pressures of the Soviet time. Dr. Kukulin is assistant professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at the National Research University at the High School of Economics in Moscow.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "Tiny Times" (2013; China), presented by Professor of History Tom Lutze.

• 8 p.m., McPherson Theatre – Play: Hay FeverPerformances continue nightly through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

• 12 p.m., CNS E101 – Academic Skills Series: Maximizing Your Success on Finals – Students are invited to a series of programs to develop or strengthen academic skills. Free Papa John's pizza will be provided for lunch. 

• 12 p.m., CNS Atrium, Dugout, and Sodexo Stairs – Fundraising for Typhoon Haiyan Relief – Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society and the IWU Tinikling Dance Group will be collecting money in support of typhoon relief in the Philippines. Donation tables will be set up for collection from 12-1 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Details below.

• 4 p.m., Room 210, State Farm Hall – Philosophy Department Lecture: Dana Falkenberg – Dana Falkenberg, a visiting lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Practical Necessity and Agency."

• 4 p.m., Room 102, State Farm Hall – How ConvenientIT Information Session – Winners of the Zoellick Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship, How ConvenientIT, will introduce their student-run business, the open positions (internships and voluntary), and how it will benefit the IWU community. The business will launch in the spring, providing support services to non-profit organizations and small local businesses at an affordable rate. Students from any major or experience level are welcome; some non-technical positions are available.
The business is being launched by Josh Wiggs '15, Vanessa Macias '14 and Jared Casey '15, with assistance from the Action Research Center and Business Administration Department.

• 4 p.m., Room 206, State Farm Hall – 2014 London Program Information Session – Students are invited to come and learn more about the fall 2014 London Program with next year's director, Professor of Physics Linda French, and Study Abroad Advisor Jacquelyn LaMaire. Students will live in London for the fall semester, taking four IWU general education classes.

• 7 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Trans* Day of Remembrance – Join the IWU Pride Alliance in a candlelight vigil in memory of all those within the trans* community who have been victims of hate crimes.

Thursday, Nov. 21

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

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – English Colloquium: Speaker Kim Blaeser – English honor society Sigma Tau Delta will host award-winning poet, critic, essayist and fiction writer Kimberly Blaeser, an associate professor of Native American literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as a part of their MUSE Speaker Series. She will speak on "Cannons and Colonization: Native Poetries, Autonomy, Colonization, Nationalism, and Decolonization."

• 5:30 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Hunger Banquet

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Speaker Lorraine Warren – Lorraine Warren, the medium who inspired "The Amityville Horror" and "The Conjuring," will speak, sponsored by  Student Senate.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "The Motorcycle Diaries" (2004; Argentina/USA), presented by Professor of History Mike Weis.

• 8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Opera: Die FledermausPerformances continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a final performance at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Friday, Nov. 22

(Through Saturday) – Titan Weekend – Admissions will host prospective students to experience life as an Illinois Wesleyan student.

• 4 p.m., CNS C101 – Natural Science Colloquium – Fumie Sunahori, visiting assistant professor of chemistry at Rose-Hulman, will present "Matrix-Isolated Infrared Spectroscopy: Discovering New Molecules," hosted by Assistant Professor of Physics Bruno deHarak.

• 6 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Cornell; the game will be live streamed.

• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Undercover 23 student music competition.

Saturday, Nov. 23

• 12 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs. Wartburg; the game will be live streamed.

• 2 p.m., Phoenix Theatre (Underground near the Dugout), Memorial Center – Shringara Theatre Company: "The Veil Has Been Lifted" – The student-run theatre company will kick off its season with a cabaret-style production that touches on topics often faced within American society, with portrayals intended to challenge perspectives on discrimination of different sorts. Admission is free.

• 3 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Junior Recital: Natalie Howard, Soprano & Jacklyn Klimczak, Soprano

• 4 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Wis.-Stevens Point; the game will be live streamed.

Sunday, Nov. 24

• 3 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Cantus Novus Concert – The community is invited to a holiday choral concert by Cantus Novus, a community choir under the direction of Ronald J. Kiesewetter '89, with many IWU alumni, retired faculty and current students among its members. Donations will be taken at the door to support the ensemble.

• 6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Diwali Night

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Film: "Sleep Dealer" (2010, Mexico)

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

Hart Career Center Programs for Students

Wednesday, Nov. 20

• 4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Don't Blow Your Interview – Do skills + knowledge = an Internship? No! Strong Interview + skills + knowledge = an Internship! Come learn how to strengthen your interviewing skills.


Relief for the Haiyan Victims in the Philippines

With thousands dead and more than a million homeless in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, several student groups have joined with Professor of Sociology Teddy Amoloza to help raise funds for relief efforts. Coordinating with a U.S. organization that will direct funds to the NGO Gawad Kalinga (GK) in the Philippines, they have set a goal of $3,400 to build one house in the typhoon-ravaged area. Amoloza has been designated as the GK-IWU Team Coordinator, so checks made out to GK-USA can be sent to:
Teddy Amoloza
Coordinator, GK - IWU Team
39 Breckenwood Ct.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans In The News

Illinois Wesleyan students are raising money for those hit hard by the devastating typhoon in the Philippines.


With an eye on maintaining Wesleyan's 100 percent employment rate for nursing graduates, students networked with area hospitals at a career fair.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan honored veterans, including IWU alumnus George L. Fox, one of four military chaplains who died to save others during World War II.

> More Titans in the News


• Assistant Professor of Political Science Min-hyung Kim published a book chapter, with James A. Caporaso, entitled "The Maastricht Treaty at Twenty: A Greco-European Tragedy?" inThe Maastricht Treaty: Second Thoughts after 20 Years, eds. Thomas Christiansen and Simon Duke, Routledge 2013, pp. 85-105.

Also, Kim:

- Gave an invited talk entitled "The Lessons of European Integration and the Present and Future of East Asian Integration" at Catholic University of Korea on Oct. 29.

- Was invited to the Asia Economic Community Forum 2013 and presented a paper entitled "Integration Theory and ASEAN Integration" in Incheon, South Korea on Nov. 1.

- Kim's article, with James A. Caporaso, entitled "Revenge of State or Functionalism Fulfilled: the European Financial Crisis and Theories of Integration," was presented at the Conference on "The Crisis in the Eurozone: A New Step Forward in the European Integration Process?" held at The European Union Center, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Nov. 8-9.

• Visiting Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies James Courtad presented "Creating Spanish Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Life Imitating Art or Vice-versa?" as part of a panel, "Looking beneath the Surface: Art and Artifice in 19th and 20th Century European Literature," at the Midwest Modern Language Association annual convention, held Nov. 7-10 in Milwaukee.

Also at the convention:
- Associate Professor of French & Italian Scott Sheridan chaired a panel, "Aesthetes and Perverts: Decadence and the Artifice of Gender."

- Visiting Instructor of Educational Studies Pennie Gray presented, "It's Just a Suggestion: An Analysis of Peer Review Politeness Strategies in a Composition Classroom."

• Rachel Wimberly '15 and Tim Reardanz '15 have been named Acorn Equality Fund Scholars for their work and dedication to the LGBT+ community. The Acorn Equality Fund provides opportunities for scholarships and grants to LGBT persons, organizations and allies in Illinois' downstate counties.

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


Think Green

Composting Expands to the Dugout

In the 2012-13 academic year, IWU diverted 36.9 tons of food waste from going to landfills through its composting program.

Currently, food waste is collected from the Bertholf Commons, the Memorial Center kitchen, and all catering events.

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 20, IWU will expand its composting program to include post-consumer organic materials sold in the Dugout.

The expansion will place composting bins in trash areas of the Dugout, where post-consumer food waste and compostable plates and bowls are to be separated from recycling and trash items by consumers.

Please help IWU continue to make a difference by separating your compostables after eating in the Dugout!

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.

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Goal: $125 million
Progress: $118.5 million
Updated November 2013

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