Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Sept. 30, 2013


Monday, Sept. 30

• 12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Non-Org: The State of Greek Life: Evaluating Fraternities and Sororities -- This Non-Org will present an overview of IWU fraternities and sororities, including strengths and opportunities for improvement. Presenters will be Vice President for Student Affairs Karla C. Carney-Hall and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Blake Bradley.

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Speaker: Ross Fraser '78, Feeding America -- Fraser, director of community relations at Feeding America, will speak as part of the Unraveling Inequality fall 2013 course cluster events.

• 7 p.m., State Farm Hall, Room 22 -- Film: "Woyzeck" -- The campus community is invited to a showing of the film "Woyzeck" (Germany, 1979, director Werner Herzog).

• 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Fashion for a Cause Auditions -- SAVVI (Sisters Actively Visualizing Vitality through Intellect) is conducting auditions for the Family Community Resource Center's upcoming Fashion for a Cause event, which will help raise awareness against domestic violence. Men and women are welcome to audition.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

• 12 a.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- Faculty Biennial Art Exhibition

• 4 p.m., State Farm Hall 210 -- Q&A on Environmental Jobs in the Public Sector -- Jennifer Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, will hold a question and answer session for students about environmental jobs in the public sector, sponsored by IWU Environmental Studies and John Wesley Powell Audubon.

• 4 p.m., Third Floor, CLA -- Study Abroad Application Deadline (for Spring 2014 Study Abroad) -- IWU application and all affiliated program materials are due by 4 p.m. to the International Office.

• 5 p.m., Evelyn Chapel basement -- English Department Colloquium -- Visiting Assistant Professor of English Molly Robey and Ignatzia Romack '14 will read from their work, sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.

• 8 p.m., Shirk Center -- Democrats vs. Republicans Dodgeball -- Join the IWU College Democrats and College Republicans as they duke it out for the fourth semester in a row. Anyone is welcome to play; wear blue for Dems, red for GOP, and purple for independent.

• 7 p.m., State Farm Hall, Room 22 -- Film: "1984" -- Join the German Club for the showing of the film "1984," (UK, 1984, directed by Michael Radford).

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Film: "Frankenstein" -- The campus community is invited to a showing of the 1994 film, "Frankenstein" (directed by Francis Ford Coppola).

• 7 p.m., CNS C101 -- Speaker: "Protecting the Illinois Environment through State Legislation" -- Jennifer Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, will discuss the results of the 2013 Illinois legislative session.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center -- Unraveling Inequality "Connecting with Community Partners" Lunch Workshop -- Attendees will learn what inequality means in Bloomington-Normal, what makes a good student-community partnership, and hear from IWU student - community partner pairs who have worked together on a variety of projects. A $300 grant will be awarded to the most popular initiative generated at the workshop. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Action Research Center, the Phi Beta Kappa Fellows Program, the Dean of Students Office, and the Unraveling Inequality course cluster. Attendance is limited to students who have already signed up.

• 12 p.m., CNS E101 -- Academic Skills Series: Take Effective Notes and Tests -- Students are invited to a series of programs designed to develop or strengthen academic skills. Free Papa John's pizza will be provided for lunch.

• 4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Banned Books Week Event: "Censorship for Religious Reasons: From the Bible to Harry Potter"

• 5 p.m., Neis Field -- Men's Soccer vs. Millikin

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

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

• 7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Alumna Shannon O'Rourke: "Working With Human Rights in Africa" -- Shannon O'Rourke '07 is education program manager with the Norwegian Refugee Council in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thursday, Oct. 3

• 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. All members of the IWU community are invited to come support the Peace Garden and learn more about the Garden's involvement on campus and in the Bloomington-Normal community.

• 4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- Opening Reception for the Faculty Biennial Art Exhibition

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

• 7 p.m., State Farm Hall, Room 22 -- Film: "Metropolis" -- Join the German Club for the showing of the film "Metropolis" (Germany, 1929, directed by Fritz Lang).

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series: "Hold Your Breath" will be presented by School of Nursing faculty members Wendy Kooken and Ann Eckhardt.

Friday, Oct. 4

• 9 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts -- Women's Tennis will host the CCIW Championships.

• 4 p.m., CNS C101 -- Natural Science Colloquium -- Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Robert Bode will present "Herbivore Biodiversity Varies in an Urban Archipelago," hosted by Associate Professor of Chemistry Brian Brennan.

• 4:30 p.m., Maxwell Park, Normal, Ill. -- Cross Country will host the Titan Invitational.

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

• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Nick Pike: Juggler/Acrobat/Comedian

Saturday, Oct. 5

• 9 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts -- Women's Tennis will host the CCIW Championships.

• 2 p.m., Neis Field -- Women's Soccer vs. Elmhurst (Pink Zone Game); the game will be live streamed.

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall  -- Trio Solari -- A chamber ensemble consisting of Chad Burrow on clarinet, Yung-Hsiang Wang on violin and Amy I-Lin Cheng on piano will perform.

Sunday, Oct. 6

• 4 p.m.
, Hansen Student Center -- Drug War's Assault on Justice -- Amnesty International will host a talk by Peter Guither of Illinois State University, sponsored by the Bloomington Normal Coalition for Peace & Justice and Common Action Free School.

• 6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Student Senate General Assembly Meeting

Monday, Oct. 7

• 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Meeting

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

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

Hart Career Center Programs for Students

Sept. 30

• 2-4 p.m., Hart Career Center -- Resume Drop-in Blast -- Stop in for a quick resume review before attending upcoming internship and job fairs.

Oct. 1

• 4:30-6:30 p.m., Main Lounge, Memorial Center -- IWU Internship Fair -- Find out what great opportunities for internships exist for IWU students at our only on-campus event for all majors. Practice networking, make valuable connections and learn about community resources.

Employer Red Frog Events will be on campus for practice interviews.

Oct. 2

• 4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Real World Ready: Senior Seminar -- Many employers look for spring graduates in early fall. Waiting until spring semester to start your networking and job search activities can leave you behind. This seminar will inform you of each aspect of the search process so you're on top of your game.

Employer The Horton Group will be on campus for internship and full-time interviews.

Oct. 3

• Employer WM Putnam will be on campus for practice interviews.

Employer Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP will be on campus for full-time and internship interviews.


Tips for Bike Theft Prevention

Illinois Wesleyan has experienced five reported bike thefts so far this fall semester. Here are some tips to help prevent theft:

- Always lock your bike's frame and wheels with a high-quality, modern U-lock.
- Remove all detachable items such as lights, bags and quick release parts, and take them with you.
- Lock to a firmly affixed bike rack.
- Record your bike's serial number. Take a photo of you and your bike. Keep a receipt for the bike. All will help identify your bike.
- Always lock your bike, even if you're just leaving for a moment.
Buy the most expensive lock you can afford. U-locks are stronger, and better ones come with theft warranties.

Help Support Habitat for Humanity With Cow Pie Bingo

Illinois Wesleyan's chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host their second annual Cow Pie Bingo event during the Homecoming football game this year, from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. There will be a bounce house, face painting, henna tattoos, food and music. Students, staff, alumni and families are welcome. Admission to the event is free.

Even if you do not attend the event, you can support this organization by purchasing a bingo ticket for $3, or two for $5, at Also, tickets will be sold weekdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in CNS and the Dugout, and before the Homecoming game. No limit per person. All funds go toward the local Habitat for Humanity.

Each ticket reserves you one randomly assigned square on the Cow Pie Bingo grid. If the cow "pies" on your square, you win $300 instantly. The eight surrounding squares will also win donated prizes from local businesses. The cows will be released during the varsity football half-time break.

Campus News


Snyder-Young's Book Examines Social Change Through Theatre
Theatre of Good Intentions: Challenges and Hopes for Theatre and Social Change by Wesleyan's Dani Snyder-Young examines what theatre can -- and cannot -- affect.


Ruther '14 Interning with Chicago Bears
Pete Ruther '14 is still pinching himself over working as an Events and Entertainment intern for the Bears -- and says, "I'm going to keep these credentials forever."

Banned Books

"Warning: You Must Be Able to Think for Yourself to Read These Books"
Illinois Wesleyan is celebrating Banned Books Week, culminating with a talk and theatre presentations on "Censorship for Religious Reasons: From the Bible to Harry Potter."


Miller '73 to Receive School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award
Joanne M. Miller '73 will be honored with the annual School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award during Homecoming festivities on Oct. 12.

Dugout Logo

Sodexo Offers a Fresh, New Dugout Experience
Popular campus dining location the Dugout has undergone a total renovation and menu expansion for the new school year.


• A policy regarding tailgating at Illinois Wesleyan football games has been formulated.

> Find highlights at

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans In The News

DNAinfo Chicago
Ray Thompson '99 forged an inspirational connection with White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd.

The Pantagraph
Journalist David Brooks offered his opinion on the country's political future during the Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture.

WGLT Radio
Prior to speaking at Illinois Wesleyan, Arun Gandhi was among the subjects on "Sound Ideas," discussing his grandfather's message of nonviolence.

The Pantagraph
Jim Shirk, Illinois Wesleyan trustee and president of Beer Nuts Inc., joined his family in celebrating the company's 60-year anniversary.

(Sherman, Texas) Herald Democrat
Jessica Hunter Pearce '09 plays assistant principal horn with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and will debut with the orchestra on Oct. 11 in Bloomington. She is also the principal horn of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra.

> More Titans in the News


• Chair and Professor of Physics Linda French has published:

1) "A Troop of Trojans:  Photometry of 24 Jovian Trojan Asteroids," with Daniel La Rocca ('13), R. D. Stephens, D. R. Coley, L. H. Wasserman, and F. Vilas, in the Minor Planet Bulletin, volume 40, #4, 198-203. 

2) "Lightcurve for (152756) 1999JV3," by R.D. Stephens and L. M. French, Minor Planet Bulletin, 40, #4, 196.

• The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913 by attorney Sigmund Livingston -- who graduated that year from the former Illinois Wesleyan Law School -- is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

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


Think Green

Bike Share

A new bike share program launched Friday allows members of the campus community to check out one of four bikes at the front desk at the Hansen Student Center.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Health Bites

America Recycles Day: Mega Recycling Event

Saturday, Nov. 16
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hansen Student Center
parking lot

IWU Wellness and the Ecology Action Center are again teaming up to offer a one-day opportunity for residents to recycle items beyond "the usual."

More information.


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