Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Sept. 9, 2013


Monday, Sept. 9

• 4 p.m., Room 200, Hansen Student Center -- Free Skin Cancer Screenings -- Registration is required by calling the Community Cancer Center at 309-451-8500.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

• 9 a.m., International Office, CLA 322 -- One Big Day  -- All international students are asked to bring their I-20 form (for their F-1 visa) to the International Office to be signed.

• 4 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Panel: Should the United States Intervene in Syria? -- A panel discussion will feature IWU political science faculty Mike Weis, William Munro, Ky Ajayi and James Simeone.

• 7 p.m., Shirk Center -- Volleyball vs. University Of Chicago; the game will be live streamed.

Thursday, Sept. 12

• 12-6 p.m., Hansen Student Center, Center Court -- Blood Drive -- The American Red Cross and Tri-Beta biology honor society will host the first campus blood drive of the new school year.

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Taking the Road Less Traveled -- Hear about studying abroad from students who have been abroad, sponsored by the International Studies Development Studies Team.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series: "Life for a Child" -- The documentary film "Life for a Child," which follows children with type 1 diabetes in Nepal, will be presented by Assistant Professor of Nursing Noel Kerr.

Friday, Sept. 13

• 3 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts -- Women's Tennis vs.  Carthage

• 4 p.m., CNS C103 -- Natural Science Colloquium -- Thomas Wenzel, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry at Bates College, will present "The Use of NMR Spectroscopy for Chiral Differentiation," hosted by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Manori Perera.

• 9 p.m., Hansen Student Center, Center Court -- Salt and Pepper Shaker -- The Black Student Union (BSU) will host a dance/mixer for IWU students that aims to unite people through music. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, Sept. 14

• 9 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts -- Men's Tennis College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Fall Invitational

• 9 a.m., Ironwood Golf Course, Normal, Ill. -- Women's Golf Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic

• 9 a.m., CNS Dance Studio A -- SCDC Choreographer Auditions -- Do you have a passion for dance? Do you like to choreograph? Then join us for choreographer auditions and show us what you've got! All styles of dance are welcome. Please prepare 16 8-counts of choreography and be prepared to talk about the ideas and concepts of your piece. To sign up for a time, please contact Andrea Cain at or Annie Kehler at

• 11 a.m., Hansen Student Center -- RSO Leadership Workshop -- The Student Senate is sponsoring a leadership workshop for all RSO, Residential Life, Fraternity and Sorority Life and Senate leaders. At least one leader per RSO is expected to attend. This workshop aims to solve the questions you may have about funding, reserving spaces, university communications, community engagement, bringing a speaker or performer and more.
Please RSVP at Questions? Contact Student Senate President Brexton Isaacs at

• 1 p.m., Neis Field -- Women's Soccer vs. University Of Chicago; the game will be live streamed.

• 4, 7 & 10 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Movie: "Monsters University" -- Three showings are sponsored by Student Senate and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs.

Sunday, Sept. 15

• 9 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts -- Men's Tennis CCIW Fall Invitational

• 9 a.m., Ironwood Golf Course, Normal, Ill. -- Women's Golf Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic

• 2 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts -- Women's Tennis vs. Elmhurst

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

Hart Career Center Programs This Week

Tuesday, Sept. 10

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Get Cookin' on Your Internship & Job Search -- Don't get chopped! Learn the secret ingredients and recipe for success from seasoned "top chefs." A panel of HR professionals (from State Farm, Country Financial, The Baby Fold, Advocate Medical Center and Red Frog Events) will give tips for success to students on positive first impressions, resumes, job fairs, interviews and networking.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

• 4 p.m., Buck 202 -- Rockin' Resumes -- This workshop outlines how to write a great resume and explains what makes a resume stand out from the employer's perspective.

Thursday, Sept. 12

• 4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Internships 101 -- Join the Hart Career Center for a quick internship overview – learn what they are, where to look for them, how to apply to them, whether you can get credit for them – and more.

• 6:30 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Interviewing Success -- This conversation-style session will focus on some tips for success – and pitfalls to avoid – in the interview and job search process. Join current professionals from State Farm for this advice-filled session:
- Lauren Seidner '11, finance supervisor
- Dane Conaway, finance supervisor
- Vance Sawyer, finance analyst
- Audrey Hahn, senior financial auditor

Friday, Sept. 13

• 1:30-3 p.m., Hart Career Center -- Resume Drop-in Blast -- Stop by the Hart Career Center for a quick resume review before attending upcoming internship and job fairs.

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


• Heather Olt '96 and Dellany Towne Peace, her partner in the Web series 2 Hopeful Spinsters, were featured entrepreneurs on the website Single-Minded Women.

• Jessica Beringer '15 is keeping a blog during her study abroad in Seville, Spain.

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

Campus News


NSF Funds Study of Cosmic Dust
Assistant Professor of Physics Thushara Perera will study the properties of cosmic dust through a National Science Foundation grant, which will support instruments and student research assistants.


Mohan Invested as Hess Professor of Chemistry
Ram Mohan was formally invested as the Wendell and Loretta Hess Professor of Chemistry during the annual President's Convocation on Sept. 4.


Students Experience Real World on AMC's The Pitch
Three IWU students were part of AMC's The Pitch during internships at Bee-line Communications, owned by Stacey (Jones) McClenathan '92. Their episode airs Thursday, Sept. 12 at 10 p.m. Central.


The volleyball team is on a five-game winning streak, improving to 6-1 this season after wins over Illinois College and Bluffton in the Barker Classic I at the Shirk Center on Saturday, Sept. 7.

> Find highlights at

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Author Warren St. John told students to take risks and reach out to different kinds of people in his remarks at Illinois Wesleyan's President's Convocation.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Kirk Players Jon Leslie Lynn '75 and Paddy Lynn '78 will perform "Love Letters" at the Outdoor Theatre of Loyola.

> More Titans in the News


Apply for An AlternativeBreak

Want to use your fall or spring breaks to make a difference and learn about service? There are currently two Alternative Fall Break opportunities available, as well as two Alternative Spring Break opportunities.

Find applications here.

Fall applications are due Sept. 20 and spring applications are due Oct. 15.

Learn About External Funding Opportunities

Tuesday, Sept. 10
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cartwright Room, Memorial Center

Interested in searching for external funding? Don't know where to start? IWU is a subscriber to InfoEd Global's SPIN grant search database, giving faculty, staff and students access to over 40,000 funding opportunities.

SPIN allows for filtering and personalization of funding searches for grants, fellowships and stipends. Come learn about SPIN and set up your own account with Shireen Schrock of the IWU Grants Office.

Give Your Feedback About Campus Communication

The Engagement & Communications Strategic Planning Subcommittee is interested in feedback from faculty, staff and students about communication on the IWU campus. Please complete this online survey before Friday, Sept. 13.
The survey has 8 questions and should take no more than 10 minutes.

Phishing/Hacking Attempts

Information Technology Services is receiving reports from Google concerning compromised email accounts (due to weak passwords that have been hacked), as well as reports of phishing schemes being received via email within the campus community.

Strong, secure passwords are very important. Use the password strength indicator as a guide at to create and set a secure password.

- Know that Information Technology Services will never request your username and password combination via email for any reason (many phishing schemes falsely claim your email quota has been reached and your email account will be shut down if you do not respond with your username and password).

- Disregard or mark as spam any email phishing schemes that request your username, password, or personal information.

- Always keep your username and password private and secure and do not share your NetID/Password combination with anyone.

If you do happen to reply to a phishing scheme, or feel your account has een compromised, it is important to secure your account by changing your password immediately.

To change your IWU password:
Go to and follow the password change instructions.

If you need additional assistance, please call the Information Technology Services Help Desk at 309-556-3900, email, or use the online support request form at

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All In For Wesleyan:

2,500 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,

302 alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents and current students were making their first gift ever to IWU.

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