Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Aug. 26, 2013


Monday, Aug. 26

First day of classes

Thursday, Aug. 29

4 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle (rain location: Hansen Student Center) -- RSO Fair -- Students will have the opportunity to learn about registered student organizations that interest them.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Guest Recital -- Mother-daughter pair Christine '73 and Mary Kefferstan will perform a two-piano recital.

Friday, Aug. 30

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

5:30 p.m., Maxwell Park -- Cross Country Titan Opener

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

Saturday, Aug. 31

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

Sunday, Sept. 1

1 p.m., Neis Field -- Women's Soccer vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering

Monday, Sept. 2

Labor Day (no classes)

Tuesday, Sept. 3

4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art  -- Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist's Talk -- An artist's talk at 4 p.m. will be followed by an opening reception at 5 p.m.

7 p.m., Center Court, Hansen Student Center -- Alternative Break Informational Meeting -- Students are invited to learn about Alternative Fall Break (Local Edition) on the West Side of Bloomington, Alternative Fall Break (Detroit Edition), Alternative Spring Break (Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge) and Alternative Spring Break (Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota).

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


First-Year Record

Photos of students, including the newly enrolled Class of 2017, are posted in the Student Photo Gallery. A Faculty/Staff Photo Gallery is also online. (Both are viewable on-campus only.)


• Maria Gonzalez '08 is the first-place winner in "The Illustrator Elite" Hand Drawn Competition. Her work is featured in the August 2013 edition of PRINT magazine, a premier design publication.

Gonzalez said, "As a college student, I interned at several advertising agencies in the creative department. This enhanced my love for design. I was fascinated by the idea of using design to tell a story."

• Scott Moreau '01 is currently touring as Johnny Cash in the Tony Award-winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet.

Kayode Karunwi '05, a Ph.D. student at Clemson University, discussed the 15th International Conference on MacroMolecular Complexes in this video clip from WYFF TV in Greenville, S.C.

• Did you know? Award-winning journalist Allison Keyes, who has been reporting with the NPR national desk since 2005, is a 1985 IWU alumna.

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

Campus News

Warren St John

Author of Outcasts United to Speak at President's Convocation
Warren St. John, journalist and acclaimed author of the summer reading selection Outcasts United, will speak at the President's Convocation on Sept. 4.


Garcia Receives Starkey Service Award
Angel Garcia, custodian in the Shirk Center, won the 2013 Starkey Award for extraordinary service to Illinois Wesleyan.


University Welcomes New Faculty, Staff
Illinois Wesleyan welcomes 22 new faculty and 31 staff members for the 2013-14 academic school year.


Plath Edits Book of Essays on Raymond Carver
Short story master Raymond Carver is the subject of a new volume of essays edited by Professor of English James Plath.


Students Complete Human Rights Internships at Prestigious NGOs
Cathy Geehan '14 and Amanda Watts '14 interned this summer at human rights organizations through the University's new Center for Human Rights and Social Justice.


Class of 2017 Urged to 'Explore Broadly, Dig Deeply'
Illinois Wesleyan welcomed 571 new students to campus at the New Student Convocation, where they were urged to leave their comfort zone "and accept the challenge of the liberal arts."

Brexton Isaacs

IWU Student Senate President Takes National Office
Brexton Isaacs '15 was elected to the National Executive Board of College Democrats during the group's conference on Capitol Hill earlier this month.


• The new men's lacrosse team will scrimmage against Augustana on Oct. 19. Their season will begin in February.

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All In For Wesleyan:

alumni and friends of the University went "All In for Wesleyan" on July 17, raising $480,000 in the one-day giving challenge.

Among those donors:

• 74 members of the Class of 2013 gave on July 17 as brand-new graduates (62 of whom had already given to their senior class gift this spring)
• 37 current students made gifts on July 17
(Neither 2013 graduates nor students were directly asked to participate.)

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Titans In The News

Southtown Star
On Sept. 1, the Andrew Weishar Foundation will hold Weishfest 2013, a fundraiser and celebration in honor of the former Titan.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald

Julie Bayer '98 embraces two very different sides of performing -- as a classically trained opera singer, or an edgy actress at the Chicago Fringe Festival.

The Pantagraph
IWU President Richard F. Wilson discussed President Barack Obama's plan to address college affordability.

WJBC Radio
This semester, Illinois Wesleyan welcomes 571 students from 27 states and 17 different countries.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan is welcoming each of its new international students to campus with handmade owls.
Professor of English James Plath, who heads the John Updike Society, discussed renovations to Updike's childhood home near Reading, Pa.

Wayne Messmer '72 was featured last month on the Chicago Sports Media Watch blog.

> More Titans in the News


Think Green

Single-Stream Recycling Comes to IWU

This summer, IWU changed recycling contractors and can now offer single-stream recycling on campus. You no longer need to separate paper and containers; all recyclable materials may be placed into one bin.

In public areas, you can place plastic, glass, aluminum, and paper into the bins marked "Single Stream."

See a list of acceptable containers and paper items.

In your office, you can still use the paper boxes previously used "for paper only"  for all recyclable materials. If you would like a new recycling container for your office, please contact Dale Conover in Physical Plant (

If you have any questions or comments about the program, please feel free to contact Carl Teichman (

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Health Bites

Free Skin Cancer Screening

Monday, Sept. 9
4-6 p.m.
Room 200
Hansen Student Center

Colleges Against Cancer and the Community Cancer Center are sponsoring a free skin cancer screening on campus. Dr. Laura Randolph '92 will perform spot checks on areas of concern.

Registration is required by calling the Community Cancer Center at 309-451-8500.


Welcome New Employees

Learn about the New Faces, New Places on campus in 2013, welcomed at Friday's faculty-staff breakfast.

Amy Burk began Aug. 21 as office coordinator II in the School of Art, replacing Marlene Ortman, who retired.

Kimberly Stabosz '09 began Aug. 19 as Admissions Counselor - Texas Regional Representative, filling a position due to office restructuring following Paul Schley's retirement.

New Role for Seibring

Steve Seibring '81 is taking on a new role in the Advancement Office as associate vice president for gift planning. He will direct all aspects of the IWU planned giving program, and continue to oversee the major gifts program.

Find campus job openings.


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Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, assistant director for electronic communications. To submit items of interest, email