Illinois Wesleyan News for Students and Parents

Illinois Wesleyan University News for Students and Parents

Feb. 4, 2013


Theune Creates "Voltage Poetry" Anthology
Expanding his work with poetic "turns," Wesleyan's Michael Theune is hosting a new kind of conversation about poetry online.


Chapel Embraces Diversity, Social Justice Mission
In her role as University Chaplain and head of the Student Volunteer and Resource Center at Evelyn Chapel, the Rev. Elyse Nelson Winger fosters the University's commitment to diversity and social justice.


Student Athletes Aim to "Give Kids a Sporting Chance"
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and IWU Athletic Department are conducting a drive to benefit community organizations, including "Free Little Libraries" for west side residents.


Builder, Alumnus Brady Elected to National Post
Bloomington-based builder Ed Brady '85 has been elected a vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.


Monday, Feb. 4

• 8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre -- The School of Theatre Arts presents Red Devils, also on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5-6.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- The opening reception for the 26th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will include an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

• 4 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center -- Privilege Walk -- Come take part in this eye-opening experience led by Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke. Discussion and refreshments afterward with Professor of Physics Jaggi.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

• 11 a.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Naming God: Celebrating African-American Women's Theology (A "First Wednesday" Chapel) -- The campus community is invited to come and hear the voices of Sojourner Truth, Alice Walker, Hagar the Egyptian and others as we reflect on what it means to name God out of our own experiences, traditions and lives.  

•  7:30 p.m., Shirk Center -- Men's basketball vs. North Park. Watch live video.

Thursday, Feb. 7

• 1 p.m. (webinar) -- Building an Outstanding Student Research Journal in the Institutional Repository -- Scholarly Communications Librarian Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Robert S. Eckley Distinguished Professor of Economics Michael Seeborg will talk about the intensive student work and faculty advising that goes into publishing the Undergraduate Economic Review. Their webinar will also address the benefits participation has brought to students and faculty, and the role of the Digital Commons repository in supporting and cultivating the highest quality in student scholarship. Register here.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- The International Film Series -- "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," will be presented by adjunct faculty member Ronald Stokes Schwartz.

7:30 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Conversations in the Dark -- This is an event designed to anonymously address questions of inclusion that IWU students may have. Students can ask their questions to a panel of various IWU administrators, faculty and staff in an intimate Q&A setting with cool glow sticks and great conversation.

Friday, Feb. 8

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Symphonic Winds and University Choir will perform.

• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Kenneth Paryo, aka Xclusive, will perform.

Saturday, Feb. 9

 7:45 a.m. -- Habitat Build -- Volunteers will meet at Hansen Student Center and drive to the Habitat for Humanity worksite.

• 11 a.m.
, Fort Natatorium -- College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Diving Championships.

• 8 p.m.,
Hansen Student Center -- Mardi Gras Masquerade Dance -- Celebrate the season with a night of fun at Hansen. There will be bead necklaces, music, dancing and mask decorating. Wear purple, gold, green or a wild costume.

Sunday, Feb. 10

5:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Lunar New Year Celebration -- The campus community is invited to join the Asian Pacific Student Association in celebrating the Year of the Snake. There will be free food, entertainment and activities to kick off the new year.

Monday, Feb. 11

• 4 p.m., CLA 205 -- Religion Department Colloquium -- Visiting Instructor in Religion Nawaraja Chaulagain will present "The Triumph of the Goddess: Royal Rituals and Maintenance of Kingship Powers in Nepal."

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

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Career Center

Employers on Campus This Week
The Hart Career Center will host the following employers this week:

• Integrity Technology Solutions, Practice Interviews (Monday, Feb. 4)
• Red Frog Events, Information Session (Monday, Feb. 4)
• Epic, Information Session (Thursday, Feb. 7)

Career Center Programs

• IWU/ISU Internship Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4-7 p.m., ISU Bone Student Center
• IWU/ISU Job Fair, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., ISU Bone Student Center


• "The Solubility of Ferrocene: An Experiment Involving Synthesis, Instrumental Analysis, and Physical Properties" was published in The Chemical Educator, 2013, Vol. 18, p. 18-20. Authors include students (now alumni) Kristen M. Roberts '12, Sarah E. Cotner '11 and Thomas C. Schultz '11, along with Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry Rebecca A. Roesner and adjunct faculty member James E. House.

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

Titans In The News

Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune caught up with Andrew Ziemnik '14, who plays basketball for Illinois Wesleyan.

The Pantagraph

Fellowship Dinner speaker Barry Scott told how the words and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. affected his life.

The Pantagraph
Breaking down barriers among academic disciplines is among the goals of an initiative at Illinois Wesleyan University funded by a three-year, $300,000 grant.

> More Titans in the News


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