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Illinois Wesleyan University News for Students and Parents

April 8, 2013

BroMenn's Kannaday to Speak at Associates Luncheon

BroMenn's Kannaday to Speak at Associates Luncheon
Colleen Kannaday, president of Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, will address the Illinois Wesleyan Associates on Wednesday, April 17.

Illinois Wesleyan Announces New Minor in Jazz Studies

Illinois Wesleyan Announces New Minor in Jazz Studies
Beginning in the fall of 2013, Illinois Wesleyan University's School of Music will offer a new minor in Jazz Studies.

Nursing Students Study Abroad through Unique Program

Nursing Students Study Abroad through Unique Program
Seven Illinois Wesleyan nursing majors are participating in a rare opportunity -- spending a semester abroad while still fulfilling their nursing program requirements.


Monday, April 8

• 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Slam Poetry: Open Mic and Sierra Demulder -- A student open mic will be followed by a performance by two-time National Poetry Slam champion Sierra Demulder, sponsored by Lyrical Graffiti.

 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Film: Pushing the Elephant -- Renegades for Peace will host this documentary screening, followed by a discussion.

Tuesday, April 9

Through April 23
, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- BFA/BA Senior Art Exhibitions

• 8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- "All Ears" Faculty and Guest Recital -- Professor of Music David Vayo and William Koehler of Illinois State University will perform.

• 8 p.m., McPherson Theatre -- Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert. Performances will continue nightly through Saturday, April 13, and conclude with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 14.

Wednesday, April 10

Day of Silence -- IWU Pride Alliance is sponsoring a Day of Silence to help raise awareness about LGBT+ identities. The event will culminate in a Night of Noise to speak out about experiences during the day.

• 11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Honors Convocation -- Professor of Physics Narendra Jaggi, winner of the 2013 Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, will give the address, "Refracting Honor Through a Personal Prism." 

Following the convocation, the campus community is invited to a dedication of the new Commencement Plaza at State Farm Hall.

• 4 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Sowing Struggle: Urban & Rural Social Movements in Tlaxcala, México -- Luz Rivera Martínez, co-founder and lead organizer of Consejo Nacional Urbano Campesino, will speak. This event is co-sponsored by IWU Peace Fellows and Renegades for Peace.

Thursday, April 11

• 12:10-12:40 p.m., McLean County Museum of History (200 N. Main St., Bloomington) -- Lunch and Learn -- Associate Professor of Biology William Jaeckle will present, "Feeding by the unseen: How small aquatic invertebrate animals exploit different sources of food."

• 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Philosophy Department Colloquium -- John MacFarlane, professor of philosophy at University of California, Berkeley will present  "The Rationality of Relativism."

• 6 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center -- MALANA Recognition Dinner -- The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will celebrate graduating seniors of various ethnicities, religious backgrounds and gender who have a GPA of 3.0 and higher. In addition, 2012 Summer Enrichment Program participants will be recognized and the following awards will be presented:
Impact Award (for students, faculty and staff), Student Organization Adviser of the Year and Outstanding Community Service Program.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- The Seagull's Laughter (2001; Iceland/ Germany/ UK) will be presented by adjunct faculty member Stokes Schwartz.

• 8 p.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Chamber Singers Concert

Friday, April 12

Through Saturday, April 13
-- A Peace Fellows Workshop will bring together students and faculty from Macalester, Beloit and Luther Colleges and IWU to discuss post-conflict, immigration and other human rights issues as they relate to Cameroon, Iraq, China, Russia and the United States.

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Student Composition Concert

Saturday, April 13

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Shirk Center -- Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo --
Personal health and environmentally sustainable living will be promoted by exhibitors, informative sessions, entertainment and workshops.

Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- A Night of Country and Pop Music -- Student Senate will present musicians Chris Wallace and Canaan Smith. Admission is free.

Sunday, April 14

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Symphonic Winds Concert

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- German Film Series: Run, Lola, Run (directed by Tom Tykwer, 1998).
Due to copyright restrictions, this event is free and open to the IWU community only.

Monday, April 15

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org -- Assistant Professor of Chemistry Manori Perera will present "Chemical Reactions in Space," an introduction to astrochemistry via her latest research.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

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Career Center

The Hart Career Center will host the following programs this week:

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium -- Crystal Ball Coffeehouse - Social Justice

A meet and greet reception will be followed at 7:30 p.m. by a panel discussion featuring alumni with career experience in social justice:

Katie Coleman '03: English major and environmental studies minor at IWU, who now works as a communications associate at the Environmental Law and Policy Center.
Bessie Crum '04: Hispanic Studies major who taught English in Myanmar.
Tristan Gunn '04: philosophy major who works as an immigration attorney at Tapia-Ruano and Gunn P.C.
Todd Zoelick '00: history and political science major who works in the U.S. Department of Education as a regional representative.

Thursday, April 11
, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Welcome Center --Patrick Palmer '87 will talk about careers in advertising.

Palmer, who was a history major at IWU, is currently a partner at VSA Partners in Chicago. He began his career in account planning at Rubin Postaer and Associates in Santa Monica as the strategic leader for the Honda automobiles account. He has also worked at prestigious advertising agencies such as Cramer-Krasselt, Euro RSCG Tatham and Leo Burnett.


Tung Nguyen '15 placed 49th in the 73rd annual Putnam Competition, held on December 1, 2012.

The Putnam is a national mathematics competition known for its difficulty. This year there were 4,277 undergraduate contestants from 578 institutions across North America. The median score among all contestants was 0 out of 120 possible points; the high score was 100. With a score of 50, Tung placed with an Honorable Mention. 

Anna Groves, a 2011 Environmental Studies graduate who is in her first year of a doctoral program in plant ecology at Michigan State, has received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. According to the NSF website, in 2013 the foundation received 13,000 applications and made 2,000 awards.

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

Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Former Fightin' Titan Ken Anderson '58 is now fighting a terminal lung disease with the same tenacity he brought to the football field.

WJBC Radio
Dylan Madden '13, working as an intern for the Environmental Studies program, was awarded a $456.98 grant from the McLean County Wellness Coalition for the IWU Peace Garden. Also reported by
The Pantagraph.

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