Illinois Wesleyan News for Students and Parents

Illinois Wesleyan University News for Students and Parents

Jan. 14, 2013


Students' Study Habits Prompt Changes at Ames
A study of how Illinois college students use academic libraries prompted changes at The Ames Library, coaching students to refine their digital searches -- and to seek librarians' help.


Alumni Make Their Mark on Chicago's Dining Scene
Three Illinois Wesleyan friends-turned-partners have combined hard work and an unbeatable formula for success in Chicago's competitive dining scene.

Ethics Bowl Team

Ethics Bowl Team to Compete at Nationals
Illinois Wesleyan's Ethics Bowl Team will enter the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Tournament in San Antonio, Texas in February.

Springwood's Book

Springwood's Book on Global Gun Culture Newly Relevant
In light of the current public debate on gun control, Anthropology Professor Charles F. Springwood's book examining the social, political and symbolic significance of guns is more relevant than ever.


Tuesday, Jan. 15

 4 p.m., CNS C101 -- Action Research Center -- Thomas Marlow, class of 2011, will speak on "Working for the National Park Service: A Post-Graduate Experience." Students are invited to come hear how this Environmental Studies and ARC alumnus turned a summer internship into a job with the U.S. Park Service.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center -- Women's basketball vs. North Central. Watch live video.

Thursday, Jan. 17

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Asian Studies Colloquium -- Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr and student participants will describe their experiences during the 2012 Technos International Week trip to Japan.

• 4-6 p.m., DugOut, Memorial Center -- Study Abroad Fair -- Students are invited to learn about study abroad options at IWU.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- The campus community is invited to see Oscar contender Beasts of the Southern Wild and participate in a discussion afterward. The film will be introduced by Associate Professor of French & Italian Scott Sheridan and Max Polisky '13, president of the IWU Film Society, a newly formed Registered Student Organization.

• 8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium -- Music and poetry recital -- A faculty recital will feature Professor R. Kent Cook on piano, performing with guest musicians on violin and oboe, and poetry recited by Associate Professor of English Mike Theune.

Friday, Jan. 18

 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Nelly's Echo, whose musical talents were featured on season three of NBC's "The Voice," will perform.

Saturday, Jan. 19

• 12 p.m., Shirk Center Indoor Track -- Track & Field will host the I55 Open.

• 12:45 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- As part of the annual Jazz Festival for high school and middle school ensembles, the IWU Jazz Ensemble will perform with guest artist Greg Gisbert.

1 p.m., Fort Natatorium -- Swimming & Diving vs. DePauw. Watch live video.

9 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- K-Pop Disco Night -- Oppa Gangnam Style, sponsored by the Korean Culture Club.

Monday, Jan. 21

The University will observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

• 1-4 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In

 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- The 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Gospel Festival

> Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

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• "The Polls -- Trends: American Public Opinion on Economic Inequality, Taxes, and Mobility: 1990–2011," coauthored by Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw and Laura Gaffey, class of 2012, was published in the September 2012 Public Opinion Quarterly. Their work was featured by Journalist's Resource, a project of the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center and the Carnegie-Knight Initiative that curates scholarly studies and reports.

• Professor of Educational Studies Irv Epstein has published the book chapter, "Childhood, Youth, and Globalization: Some Theoretical Perspectives with Reflections on China," in Education and Cultural Dialogue: A Tribute to Ruth Hayhoe, Karen Mundy and Qiang Zha, eds. New York: Palgrave: Macmillan, 2012, pp. 205-225.

• Associate Professor of Business Administration Fred Hoyt participated in a Faculty Development in International Business Program in Indonesia from Jan. 2-13, 2013. Read his blog.

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

Titans In The News

Library Journal INFOdocket
Changes at The Ames Librarywere prompted by a grant-funded study of student library use. 

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