Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan University News for Students and Parents

July 8, 2013

Turning Titan – Next Steps


Housing Placements

The Office of Residential Life will be working this week to make roommate assignments and room placements. With this in mind, we invited alumni to share on Facebook about their roommate experiences.

Parent Orientation

To all the families who attended our Parent Orientation on June 22, a big thank you -- and don't forget to complete our program survey. Materials from the event are now available on our Parent Orientation handout page.

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Follow Orientation Services on Twitter @IWUOrientation or #TurningTitan13, or find us on Facebook. If you have any questions, please contact or (309) 556-3749. We are happy to help you Turn Titan!

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Academic, Housing or Meal Plan Accommodations

Students with needs for support services, academic accommodations, or special housing or dining needs should file requests through the Disability Services Office. Students can learn more about available housing accommodations on the ORL website. Please download the appropriate forms and submit them to your physician before you arrive on campus.

Housing Application

Whether you plan to live in a residence hall or commute from home, make sure you have completed your housing application and My Student Body essentials courses. Room assignments will be posted in MyHousing on Friday, July 12.


The Registrar's Office has sent an email to all students with information about class registration for fall. Complete the Pre-Registration Form for confirmation of your major and Gateway course preferences by Friday, July 19.

New Student Survey

This week, all incoming students will receive an email with a link to a national survey about incoming college students. Illinois Wesleyan students who complete the survey by the Aug. 2 deadline will be entered in a drawing to win an Apple iPad mini.

Summer Reading


The Summer Reading program is an opportunity for new students to engage with faculty, staff, current students and alumni. Outcasts United is the story of a refugee soccer team, a remarkable woman, and a small southern town turned upside down by refugee resettlement.

Make sure to buy your book now and have it read before you arrive on campus.

Campus News


Biodiversity in the Balance
Illinois Wesleyan biologist Edgar Lehr explores the world's most remote habitats in search of new species of frogs and lizards that may be on the verge of vanishing.


Kindred '08 Savors Blackhawks Championship
Kayla Kindred '08 is savoring her role as Senior Executive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator for the Chicago Blackhawks -- and the team's recent Stanley Cup win.

Jesse White

White Speaks in Celebration of Minority Students' Academic Achievements
Secretary of State Jesse White delivered the keynote address at the Minority Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony at Illinois Wesleyan.


Clemens '13 Named Academic All-American
Tara Clemens '13 has been elected to the second team of the Capital One Academic All-American women's track & field/cross country squads, becoming Wesleyan's 115th Academic All-American athlete.


• Recent graduates Brittany Levens and Rebecca Candra and Amy Seter '15 have been chosen as All-American Scholars for 2012-13 by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.


Sunday, July 14

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Illinois Chamber Music Festival -- A faculty/guest artist performance will feature the Klughardt Trio for oboe, viola and piano.

Guest and student performances continue this week at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, and 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

Wednesday, July 17

• 2 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Ice Cream Social -- The Faculty and Staff Recognition Committee invites all employees to an Ice Cream Social. (Sugar-free ice cream will be available.)

Monday, July 22

• 11 a.m., El Paso Golf Club -- 19th Annual IWU Wellness Golf Tournament -- Open to IWU faculty, staff, students, spouses, family and friends.

> Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

> A variety of organizations will be our guests on campus this summer. See a schedule.

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Titans In The News

The Paris Blog
Miranda Crispin '00 teaches at the American Conservatory L'Ecole Koenig in Paris, and is starring in "The Last Five Years" at L'Auguste Theatre.

WJBC Radio

McLean County shows an improving economy, explained by Busey Bank Vice Chairman Ed Scharlau during an event at Illinois Wesleyan. Also reported by WGLT Radio, WMBD TV and The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph
The 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry will camp on The Ames Library lawn during a commemoration of the150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 20-21.

> More Titans in the News


•  Isaac Funk Professor of German and Russian and Director of International Studies Marina Balina was an invited speaker at the conference "Space of Memory: Auto/biographical Genres in Russian Culture and the European Context" at the University of Padova, Italy. She gave a talk on post-Soviet childhood memoirs.

Balina also:

- Gave a lecture at the University of Hamburg, Germany, entitled "Zwischen Identität und Selbstdarstellung: Jüdische Kindheit in der post-sowjetischen Literatur."

- Presented a paper entitled "Playing History with Post-Soviet Children: Russia's National History as a Game of Image and Text" at the 40th Annual Children's Literature Association Conference at the University of Southern Mississippi.

• Karen Zander '70, principal and co-owner of The Center for Case Management, will be the keynote speaker at a Care Management workshop on July 10 at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.

• Scott E. Huch '86 recently completed a four-year stint on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association-National Capital Area Chapter in Washington, D.C., including nearly three years as the vice-chair of operations for the chapter. With a $12 million annual budget, the National Capital Area is among the five largest chapters in the network.

Huch also chaired the CEO Search Committee in 2011 by conducting a nationwide search that attracted nearly 150 applicants. In addition, he served for three years as the chapter's representative to the National Delegate Assembly.

• Countertenor Peter Thoresen '03 was named in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's list of the top 10 classical concerts in Pittsburgh in 2011. Thoresen appeared as Julia Child in Lee Hoiby's musical homage, Bon Appétit! with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, to rave reviews.

•  Mary (Hartwig) Winn '43 was named a 2013 Woman of Achievement by the Clinton, Iowa YWCA in the Civic/Community category.

Winn was a music teacher at Jefferson Elementary for 26 years and since has volunteered at Jefferson and Eagle Heights Elementary in Clinton, Iowa, for 29 years, focusing on enrichment subjects requested by the teaching staff.

"This 91 year-old exudes giving, enthusiasm, resourcefulness, creativeness, love of teaching, love of music, love of family and friends, love of life," a nominator wrote.

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

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