Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Oct. 21, 2013


Monday, Oct. 21 

Through Wednesday, Oct. 23,
Memorial Center Dugout and various campus locations -- Silent Witness Exhibit -- The campus community is invited to pause and reflect on incidents of domestic and intimate partner violence that occur on our campus, within our local community and beyond. The Illinois Silent Witness Display will appear in locations across campus and share the true stories of women, children and men who have experienced neglect, abuse and death at the hands of a spouse, a partner or a parent.

Please take a moment to read these moving stories. Be aware of the signs of violence. Be present in the lives of friends and others. Ask questions. Provide resources and support. IWU Counseling and Consultation Services provides safe and confidential counseling for students. The Neville House provides local resources and support to women and children experiencing family violence and can be reached at (309) 827-7070. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a national support and crisis resource available at

• 12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Non-Org: Open Access, Social Justice and Information Literacy -- Scholarly Communications Librarian/Associate Professor Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Information Literacy Librarian/Assistant Professor Chris Sweet will give a presentation about the connections between open access, information literacy and social justice, and how these play out in the classroom, on campus, statewide and nationally. This presentation and discussion kicks off activities recognizing Open Access Week, a global event.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

• 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Memorial Center Dugout -- Equal Pay Bake Sale -- Sponsored by Feminism:Equality Matters for the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, baked goods will be sold in a salary comparison to the white man's dollar:
- White men pay $1.00
- White women pay $0.81
- African American men pay $0.76
- African American women pay $0.68
- Hispanic men/Latinos pay $0.67
- Hispanic women/Latinas pay $0.59
- Asian American men pay $1.20
- Asian American women pay $0.88
- Subtract $0.10 if you identify as LGTBQ

• 7 p.m., State Farm Hall 022 -- Film: "The Awakening of Spring" (2008, directed by Arthur Allan Seildelman) -- Open to the campus as part of the German Film Series.

7 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center -- Lyrical Graffiti -- Anis Mojgani, two-time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, will perform.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Through Friday, Nov. 1 -- Academic Advising for Spring 2014 and May Term

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

• 12:15-2:15 p.m., Memorial Center Dugout -- Alcohol Awareness Week (also known as Red Ribbon Week) -- Join peer educators for giveaways, candy, beer goggles to try, root beer floats and more. Help bring awareness across campus about issues surrounding alcohol use, responsible drinking patterns, alcohol facts and being safe if you use alcohol. Come get a ribbon and show your support. (Also in the Dugout at the same time on Thursday.)
• 7 p.m., Shirk Center -- Volleyball vs. Wheaton; the game will be live streamed.

8 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Dispelling Myths: LGBTQ+ Community -- Can an LGBTQ+ person be religious? What about an LGBTQ+ couple raising children? Join us as we debunk some myths about the LGBTQ+ community. Some IWU students along with Christopher Horvath, a faculty member from Illinois State University, will speak.

Thursday, Oct. 24

• 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.,  Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art, Room 218 -- Artist Talk: Michelle-Renee Perkins

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

• 4 p.m., State Farm Hall Case Study Room (Room 102) -- Open Access Week: Open Forum with Nick Shockey -- Shockey is a well-known speaker on open access and author rights, and has built the Right to Research Coalition into a global network of undergraduate and graduate open access advocates.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series: "The Way" -- Presented by Visiting Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Jim Courtad.

Friday, Oct. 25

• 4 p.m., CNS C101 -- Natural Science Colloquium -- Paul Garris of Illinois State University will present, "Revisiting Amphetamine Action on the Brain: An Old Drug With a New Mechanism," hosted by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Melinda Baur.

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Singer-Songwriter Logan Mize

• 7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East St., Bloomington) -- Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra Concert

Saturday, Oct. 26

• 1 p.m., Tucci Stadium -- Football vs. Wheaton; the game will be live streamed.

• 1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Student Composition Concert

• 3 p.m., Neis Field -- Women's Soccer vs. Carthage (Senior Day)

• 5:30 p.m., Neis Field -- Men's Soccer vs. Carthage (Senior Day)

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Jazz Ensemble Halloween Concert

• 9 p.m., Shirk Center -- 3OH!3 and The Summer Set -- Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; show begins at 9 p.m. Admission is free for students and faculty/staff with an IWU ID. (You will need your ID to be swiped at the concert.) Everyone is allowed three guests each at $20 per person.

Sunday, Oct. 27

• 3 p.m., Wesleyan United Methodist Church (502 E. Front St., Bloomington, Ill.) -- Fall Choral Concert

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Film: Silent Star -- (East Germany, 1959, directed by Kurt Maetzig) a biography of Hildegard von Bingen will be screened as part of the German Film Series.

Monday, Oct. 28

• 12:10 p.m., State Farm Hall, Room 108 -- Non-Org: The City Internship Program and the Teagle Grant -- Political Science Professors Tari Renner and Jim Simeone and Action Research Center Coordinator Deborah Halperin will discuss the City Internship program, which features IWU students interning with the City of Bloomington, attending City Council meetings, and organizing a weekly seminar. This program was initiated in 2012 and subsequently awarded a Teagle Grant.

• 5 p.m., State Farm Hall -- State Farm Hall Dedication -- Details below.

• 7 p.m., CNS C101 -- Chemistry Department Seminar -- Dr. Ronald Zuckermann of the Biological Nanostructure Facility at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will present, "Folding Information-rich Non-natural Polymers into Protein-mimetic Materials."

• 7 p.m., State Farm Hall, Case Study Room (Room 102) -- Zoellick Fellowship Finalist Presentations -- Each of three finalists for the Zoellick Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship will have 7-10 minutes to explain their business idea, the community need they address, how the business is sustainable, and demonstrate their product/service to the "ARC Tank" panel of judges. One finalist will be selected to receive the $1,500 fellowship to start their business.

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

Hart Career Center Programs for Students

Monday, Oct. 21

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

Tuesday, Oct. 22

• 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ashton Place, Willowbrook, Ill. -- Fall Interview Day -- Students must have applied and been invited to interview with participating organizations; 19 of our students have been selected to interview, with some securing multiple interviews.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

• Employer Country Financial will be on campus for interviews.

• 7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Allstate Apex Information Session -- APEX is a case-based competition in which teams of three to four students are challenged with analyzing a relevant Allstate business issue. Attend this session if you are interested in participating in this six-week competition and finding out if a career in finance is right for you.

Thursday, Oct. 24

• Employers The PrivateBank (with Tom Carlson '08) and Ernst & Young (with Tom Lawrence '80) will be on campus for interviews.

• Employer State Farm will be on campus for interviews for the State Farm Community Partnership Program Internship with the IWU Action Research Center. (Also on Friday, Oct. 25.)


Dedication of State Farm Hall

The official dedication of State Farm Hall is set for Monday, Oct. 28 as part of the IWU Board of Trustees fall meetings. 

A reception and tours of the building are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Special guests for this event include many of the donors who provided support for the project as part of the Transforming Lives Campaign.

Speakers at a 5:45 p.m. ceremony will include President Richard F. Wilson, Board Chair George Vinyard '71 and State Farm Chairman and CEO Edward B. Rust, Jr. '72.  A recognition dinner for trustees and donors will follow the ceremony.

The campus community is welcome to attend the reception and dedication ceremony in State Farm Hall.

Titan Leadership Program

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs is excited invite you to participate in the Titan Leadership Program. TLP is an opportunity for sophomore and junior students to receive in-depth leadership training. Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to:– Attend the Leadership Retreat
– Participate in the Leadership Challenge
– Expand their leadership practices
– Attend ongoing leadership training sessions
– Have monthly meetings with "Leadership Mentors," IWU faculty, students & staff

To apply, go to or e-mail if you have any questions.

Campus News


Wesleyan Makes Kiplinger's Best Value Listing for 7th Consecutive Year
Kiplinger's Personal Finance calls Illinois Wesleyan the 60th best value among the nation's private liberal arts colleges in its annual rankings.


Observatory Designated Official Site
After precise observations of asteroids by students under Professor Linda French -- Kyle Connour '15, Chelsea Davitt '14 and Daniel LaRocca '13 -- the Mark Evans Observatory is an official observing site.


Vayo Composes Piece Inspired by Nature
Wesleyan's David Vayo composed "Winter Into Spring" amid the mountains of Wyoming, while an artist in residence during his sabbatical semester.


Jones '77 Honored for Service in Music Education
George Jones '77 was named Texas' Music Administrator of the Year in 2012, and Garland, Texas, has been named Best Community for Music Education under his direction four years running.


The Illinois Wesleyan men's and women's cross country teams nabbed top-20 spots in the Brooks Invitational against more than 550 runners and several nationally-ranked teams on Oct. 19 at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne, Wis.

> Find highlights at

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans In The News

WJBC Radio
Illinois Wesleyan was ranked a best value by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Also reported by The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph
Recent figures show Illinois Wesleyan continues to have graduation rates well above the national average.

WJBC Radio
Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding discussed Clinton Davisson, Bloomington's only Nobel Prize winner -- to whom Spalding's own research is indebted.

Ryan Beaupre '95, a Marine killed in the line of duty, was honored during the annual Homecoming 5K race named in his honor.

During Homecoming, Illinois Wesleyan's Habitat for Humanity chapter staged a cow pie bingo fundraiser, raising $1,416.

Norm Eash became the all-time win leader in Illinois Wesleyan football coaching history as the Titans defeated North Park during Homecoming. Also in The Pantagraph.

> More Titans in the News


• Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mark Liffiton was awarded an "AWS in Education Research Grant" for $5,000 in credit on the Amazon Web Services platform. The grant can be used to effectively "rent" computing resources from Amazon to run Liffiton's computational experiments.

• Earl H. and Marian A. Beling Professor of Natural Sciences Tian-Xiao He published "Impulse response sequences and construction of number sequence identities." Journal of Integer Sequences, 16 (2013), Article 13.8.2, 1-23. 

• Wellspring,
 by Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo, was performed in Chicago's St. James Cathedral on Oct. 12 by the Chicago Composers Orchestra. The orchestra was co-founded by Brian Baxter '07, who also serves as its co-artistic director.

Demetria Kalodimos '81 was featured on This American Life, discussing her documentary, Indelible: The Case Against Jeffrey Womack.

• Ingrid Burrichter '07, stewardship manager for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, now serves as a Wicker Park Choral Singers board member. The Wicker Park Choral Singers have Wesleyan roots, including founder Mark Tomasino '06.

• Reminder: Dr. Ryan Misek '07, a resident physician at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, is expected to appear on an episode of "Untold Stories of the ER" that will air on Discovery Fit & Health on Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. C.D.T., and at the same time on TLC on Nov. 2.

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


Think Green

City Approves Bike Lanes

The Bloomington City Council unanimously approved bicycle connections between Illinois Wesleyan University, the downtown and the Constitution Trail, as reported by WEEK TV, The Pantagraph, and  WGLT Radio.

Read a thank you to the City Council from IWU Project Analyst Michael Gorman '10, chair of the IWU Bicycle Committee.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Welcome New Employee

Wyatt Heatherington Tilka
started Oct. 14 as assistant technical director/scene shop supervisor in the School of Theatre Arts, a new position due to department restructuring.

> Find campus job openings


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Goal: $125 million
Progress: $118.3 million
Updated October 2013

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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