Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan University News for Students and Parents

May 6, 2013

Campus News

Happy grads

Illinois Wesleyan Celebrates Class of 2013
New graduates became the first to receive their diplomas on the new Kemp Commencement Plaza at State Farm Hall. See photos.


Seniors Win Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts Scholar Award
Sarah Carlson '13 and Maria Klingele '13 received the inaugural Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts Scholar Award, celebrating student research.


Students Develop "Water for Wellness" Campaign
Millions of people around the globe lack access to clean water, and students in the Perspectives in International Health class are addressing this human rights issue.


Snyder-Young Selected as Theatre Critic
Dani Snyder-Young, assistant professor of theatre arts, will be a theatre critic for the HowlRound journal as part of its NewCrit initiative.


Wednesday, May 8

May Term classes begin.

• 11:45 a.m., Bertholf Commons, Memorial Center -- Opening May Term Event -- Provost Jonathan Green will speak.

Thursday, May 9

• 12:10 p.m., McLean County Museum of History (200 N. Main St., Bloomington) -- Lunch and Learn -- Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies Carolyn Nadeau will present "Transatlantic Exchanges: The Rise of the Spanish Restaurant in the United States."

• 5 p.m., Jack Horenberger Field -- CCIW Baseball Tournament -- Games continue through Saturday, May 11. Watch live video at

• 4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- Gallery Talk and Opening Reception for Art Exhibition -- Exhibits by Brent Cole and Dane Sorenson will be on display. 

• 4 p.m., CLA 305 -- Study Abroad Exchange Programs Information Session -- Students are invited to learn more about studying abroad with one of IWU's overseas exchange partners: Al Akhawayn University in Morocco, Keio University in Tokyo or Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- International Film Series on Women's Issues: Vanaja

Friday, May 10

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Indian Classical Dance Demonstration  -- Uma Kallakuri, Indian Classical Dance guru, will perform a demonstration concert with live musical accompaniment.

Saturday, May 11

• 8 a.m., CNS Atrium -- Seminar to Discuss the Creation of a Center for Human Rights and Social Justice -- Members of the campus community are invited to discuss the ways a proposed Center can support our University mission, goals for the Center and logistical questions involved in its future operations.

• 9 a.m., Memorial Center -- Poverty Simulation -- An interactive workshop, "Step Into Poverty," will enable participants to view poverty from different angles and discuss the potential for change within our community. Sign up here.

Additionally, volunteer opportunities are available in the community on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.
Learn more.

Monday, May 13

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Student Panel: Immigration -- Presented by Amanda Knezovich '13, Melissa Seeborg '13, Laura Hones '13 and Sylvia Rusin '13.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

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Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
The tool-lending library founded by Matt LaLonde '14 has received a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant.

WJBC Radio

Dan Kelly '97, author of a new book on disgust, says we must fight the instinct to dehumanize behavior, objects and even people we find disgusting.

WGLT Radio
Don Widmer, who handcrafts books as art, is exhibiting at The Ames Library for the next month.

Moyers & Company
After serving 10 days of her 15-day sentence for civil disobedience (trespassing) during a protest against fracking, activist Sandra Steingraber '81 was released from jail.

WJBC Radio
Wesleyan's Mark Liffiton has created a new app that's intended to help teachers better connect with students.

> More Titans in the News


• The School of Music's Summer Music Program (the Illinois Chamber Music Festival and Cello Camp) has received $1,500 from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation to provide student scholarships.

This funding is provided by the foundation's Mirza Fund for Arts and Culture (the late Jerome Mirza was a 1960 Illinois Wesleyan alumnus), the Illinois Prairie Arts and Culture Endowed Fund, and the Hilfinger Endowed Fund for the Performing Arts.

Congratulations to Lisa Nelson, executive director of the Summer Music Program and Nina Gordon, the program's music director.

• The Rader Family Farms, owned by IWU Groundsman Adam Rader and his family, received the Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce earlier this year.

George Jones '77, lauded director of fine arts at the Garland (Texas) Independent School District and longtime leader of the Richardson Community Band, was honored with a community concert.

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

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