Campus Weekly

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Jan. 7, 2014

Campus News


Campus Reopens Tuesday; Classes Start Wednesday
Offices are open Tuesday and classes will begin as scheduled on Wednesday. With severely cold temperatures in the region, people should take precautions.


Annual Gospel Festival to Celebrate MLK
Gospel choirs will celebrate with music at the 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Gospel Festival on Monday, Jan. 20.


Streblo '15 Launches Mom's Drive to Help Women in Need
Inspired by her internship experience at Bloomington's Crisis Nursery, Lauren Streblo '15 created a way to make life a little easier for women whose families are in crisis.


The men's and women's basketball teams each scored decisive wins in their College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin openers on Saturday, Jan. 4.

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Tuesday, Jan. 7

Orientation and registration of new students

Wednesday, Jan. 8

First day of classes

• 7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's basketball vs. Augustana. Live video will be at

Thursday, Jan. 9

• 12:10 p.m., McLean County Museum of History (200 N. Main St., Bloomington) – Lunch and Learn – Chair and Professor of Physics Linda French will speak on "Asteroids: Rogues and Rosetta Stones."

• 4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA – All members of the IWU campus community are invited for authentic, challenging, respectful conversation about a variety of issues and themes from a diversity of faith and non-faith perspectives. Each week's theme is posted on the Evelyn Chapel Facebook page, or you can request to join the IWU Interfaith Facebook group for ongoing updates. 

• 4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Opening Reception for Art Exhibits – A lecture at 4 p.m. will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m. for works by David Jones, Marilyn Propp and Wayne Bertola.

Friday, Jan. 10

• 8:30 a.m., Ames Art Building – Reception for Susan Bassi and Molly Munson-Dryer – The President's Office invites faculty and staff to a reception for Susan Bassi and Molly Munson-Dryer; Susan is retiring from IWU and Molly has joined the office as the new executive assistant to the president. 

• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Comedians Omid Singh and Calise Hawkins

Sunday, Jan. 12

• 5 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Dinner

Monday, Jan. 13

• 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Meeting

> Find more IWU events on the Campus Calendar. Don't see your event? Submit the information online.


• Scholarly Communications Librarian/Associate Professor Stephanie Davis-Kahl was among the first graduating class of a Scholarly Publishing Certification Course: A Training Program for Library-Led Publishing Initiatives offered by bepress (formerly Berkeley Electronic Press).

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

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Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Professor Emeritus Paul Bushnell is among the Normal Human Relations Commission nominees for its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. awards.

Jim Wasem '57 will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

WGLT Radio
Provost Jonathan Green discussed the debut of one of his compositions at Carnegie Hall. Also reported by WMBD/WYZZ TV.

The Pantagraph
International students united for food and fellowship during the winter break.

The Courier News
Don '79 and Maile Edmonson are community leaders in Hampshire, Ill., where they run an award-winning business.

Rockford Register Star
Philip Nicolosi '81 has been selected as an associate judge in the 17th Judicial Circuit of Illinois. Also reported by WIFR TV.

Style Weekly
Richard Jenkins '69 credits John Ficca, then head of theatre, for helping him get involved in acting while at Illinois Wesleyan.

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