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April 15, 2013

Campus News

Scott and Tari

Renner, Black Elected in Bloomington
Political Science Professor Tari Renner was elected mayor of Bloomington, and 2010 graduate Scott Black was elected to the Bloomington City Council. More from WGLT Radio.


What is Disgust? Book by Kelly '97 Offers New Answers
Daniel Kelly '97 discusses the character and evolution of disgust in his book, Yuck! The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust.


Kuhns '13 Raises Awareness about Hazing
Jordan Kuhns '13 was a runner up in the National Hazing Prevention Week CAMPUSPEAK poster contest.


Roesner Named Kemp Award Winner
Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry Rebecca Roesner was named the winner of the annual teaching award at Honors Day Convocation. Watch a video of the convocation's keynote remarks.


Illinois Wesleyan Dedicates Kemp Commencement Plaza
The plaza in front of State Farm Hall, to be the site of Commencement each spring, has been named the Glenn '22 and Rozanne Parker Kemp '27 Commencement Plaza.


Monday, April 15

• 7 p.m., Shirk Center Arena -- Tommy Awards 2013 -- The second annual State Farm Tommy Awards will recognize student athletes for their athletic, academic and philanthropic contributions to IWU. State Farm donates funding to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to organize and host the event. The awards night will be live streamed.

• 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Jeopardy: IWU Multiculturalism -- The Multicultural Educators are sponsoring a Jeopardy game night, inviting students to come and test their knowledge of multiculturalism, with a chance to win $50 in prizes.

Tuesday, April 16

• 12 a.m.  -- TOMS One Day Without Shoes -- IWU Creativity for Change will join students from across the country in this awareness-raising event.

• 7:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Jazz Combo Concert

Wednesday, April 17

• 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle -- Clothesline Project -- In conjunction with the local Stepping Stones program, Feminism: Equality Matters will exhibit messages created by survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence about how violence has affected them.

• 11 a.m., Young Lounge and Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center -- Making Human Rights Real Closing Workshop -- Participants in the "Making Human Rights Real" liberal arts cluster of courses will join in discussion. 

• 12 p.m., CNS E101 -- Academic Skills Series: Maximizing your Success on Finals -- Students are invited to come and learn strategies for academic success. Free Papa John's pizza will be provided, sponsored by the Academic Advising Center.

• 12 p.m., Shirk Center Performance Arena -- Associates Luncheon -- Colleen Kannaday, president of Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Bloomington and Advocate Eureka Hospital in Eureka, will address the Illinois Wesleyan Associates. (Open to IWU Associates by reservation.)

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Exploring Environmental Internships -- Student panelists will discuss their experiences applying for and interning in the Bloomington-Normal community.

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Faculty Recital -- Adjunct School of Music faculty members Anne Dervin and Momoko Gresham will perform.

Thursday, April 18

• 7:30 a.m., Atrium, CNS -- Ask An Atheist Day -- Join the IWU Atheists, Agnostics, and Non-Religious students organization to get questions answered and learn more about secularism at IWU.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series (also part of the German Film Series) -- Transfer, (2010, Germany) will be presented by Associate Professor of German and Eastern European Studies Sonja Fritzsche.

7 p.m., CNS C101 -- Franchising and McDonald's -- the IWU chapter of the American Marketing Association will host Bob Dobski, owner of local McDonald's restaurants, to share his experience with franchising and the fast-food restaurant industry.

• 8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Jazz Lab Band Concert

Friday, April 19

• 4 p.m., CNS C101 -- Natural Science Colloquium -- Sean Hightower of the University of North Dakota Department of Chemistry will present "Converting Solar Energy to Combustible Fuel: Proceeding Past the 2-Electron Reduction Stage with Carbon Dioxide."

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

Saturday, April 20

• 9 a.m. -- John Wesley Powell Research Conference

• 11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Percussion Ensemble

• 1 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- Reception and Awards Ceremony for BFA/BA Senior Exhibitions

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Saxophone Quintet and Quartet

• 3 p.m., Henning Room, Memorial Center -- China and Civil Society -- Consultant Guorui Su will speak on "Progress and Challenges of China's Third Sector: An NGO Management Consultant's Perspective," sponsored by the Political Science Department.

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Gamelan Ensemble

Sunday, April 21

• 1 p.m., Horenberger Field -- Baseball vs. Augustana. Watch live video.

• 3 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church (313 N. East St., Bloomington) -- Spring Choral Concert

Monday, April 22

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org: Course Clustering 2013-14: What Is It & Why Should I Join In? -- A small group of faculty from a variety of disciplines have been involved over the past two years with the What We Eat: Why it Matters (2011-12) and the Making Human Rights Real (2012-13) course clusters, and some plan to continue clustering around the broad theme of human rights and social justice next year.

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Career Center

The Hart Career Center will host the following employers on campus this week:

William Blair & Company, LLC Wednesday, April 17 -- practice interviews with students interested in the financial services industry.

Career Center Programs

An Introduction to Investment Banking -- Wednesday, April 17, 4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium

Alumnus Scott Stevens '96, managing director of investment banking at William Blair & Company, LLC, will present an overview of investment banking and the role of the investment banking analyst.


• Jeff Morriss, a 1973 physics graduate, is among scientists and engineers nominated for the European Inventor Award 2013 for their contributions to technological, social and economic progress. Morriss was part of a team that developed Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology, described as "one of the most important advances in computing since the silicon chip."

• Alumna and Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua, Maggie Byrne '11 ran a Fuego y Agua ultramarathon in Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua, with fellow Peace Corps volunteers. Described as "extreme endurance events with a philanthropic twist," Fuego y Agua strives to bring responsible ecotourism to Isla de Ometepe.

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

Titans In The News

Inside Indiana Business
Larry Stimpert '80 has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs at DePauw University.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald

Marti Lyons '08 discussed her work with the Sideshow Theatre Company and the Chicago theatre scene.

Chicago Tribune
Mel Keiser '07 has her first solo exhibition in a Chicago art gallery, with artwork featured at the Schneider Gallery.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
While at her marketing job in Palatine, Kari Irwin '09 reunited with a former co-star from a popular television sitcom in India.

USA Today
Marty Blake, the NBA scout whose credits include spotting Jack Sikma '77 at Illinois Wesleyan, was remembered at his death for proving the value of scouting.

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