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Wall Symposium to Examine Life After Fall of Iron Curtain
Illinois Wesleyan will host a symposium examining 25 years of human experience after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Food Pantry From Farm to Food Pantry: Prochotsky '16 Launches Pop-Up Produce Stands
Jenny Prochotsky '16 has organized a gleaning project to distribute free fresh produce at pop-up produce stands in west Bloomington's food desert.

Ben Composer Hjertmann '07 Awarded 2014 Barlow Commission
Ben Hjertmann '07 has received the Barlow Prize – a major honor in the composition world – to compose a major new work for saxophone quartet

Patricia Stockert '76 to be Named Distinguished Nursing Alumna
Nursing alumna Patricia Stockert '76, president of the Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in Peoria, will be honored during Homecoming festivities.

Lexi Baltes '14 a Finalist for NCAA Woman of Year Honor
Lexi Baltes '14 is one of nine finalists honored by the NCAA for achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.



• The 2014 Illinois Wesleyan softball team had the second highest team grade-point average in Division III and was honored as being an All-Academic Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

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In recent posts, Derrick L. Tillman-Kelly '09 completed his doctoral candidacy exams in the higher education and student affairs program at The Ohio State University. Last month, he started a new position as Special Assistant to the Director in the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) at Ohio State.

Homecoming Homecoming Festivities
Will be "Off the Charts"

Special events during Homecoming Oct. 17-19 will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the School of Music.

There's still time to register! A full listing of events is available in the Homecoming 2014 brochure.


Monday, Sept. 29

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Sacred Space Needs and Religious Diversity on IWU's Campus – Learn about – and participate in – ongoing sacred space conversations and needs for our increasingly religiously diverse campus community as well as an upcoming religious and spiritual climate campus survey. Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger and Multifaith Ambassador Lisa Mishra '15 will convene.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

4 p.m., 103, State Farm Hall – People's Climate March

7 p.m., 012, Buck Memorial Library – German Film Series: Die freudlose Gasse/Joyless Street (1925) – In this classic film with Greta Garbo and Asta Nielsen, two women try to better themselves in post-war Vienna. Sponsored by German, Russian and Asian Languages

8 p.m., McPherson Theatre – Play: "A Lie of the Mind"Performances continue nightly through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

12-2 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle, near the Dugout – Student Market – The IWU Peace Garden will sell fresh produce.

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Volleyball vs. Carthage – Live video at

8 p.m., 222, State Farm Hall – Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) First Meeting – Be your own boss. Come join IWU's new CEO chapter and learn about the world of entrepreneurship. We will be kicking off the year with a showing of Shark Tank and discussion of upcoming planned events & trips. Open to all students of majors.

Thursday, Oct. 2

8 a.m., Hansen Student Center – Bone Marrow Donor Drive – A cheek swab that takes less than five minutes of your time will register you as a donor in the National Blood Bank. YOU could be the one matching donor to save a patient's life! For more information, like us on Facebook at Delete Blood Cancer: Bone Marrow Donor Drive.

9 a.m., Crestwicke Country Club, 15671 E. 910 N. Road, Bloomington – Women's Golf vs CCIW Championships (Day 1)

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series – "Cesar Chavez," (2014, USA/Mexico), will be presented by Eileen Galvez, assistant director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Part of the 3D Series

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Ensemble & Symphonic Winds Concert

Friday, Oct. 3

9 a.m., Crestwicke Country Club, 15671 E. 910 N. Road, Bloomington – Women's Golf vs CCIW Championships (Day 2)

4 p.m., C101, CNS – Natural Science Colloquium – Louis Shapiro of Howard University Department of Mathematics will present "Drawing pictures, Generating functions and Ordered trees," hosted by Earl H. and Marian A. Beling Professor of Natural Sciences Tian-Xiao He and part of the Earl H. and Marian A. Beling Lectures.

4-6 p.m., IWU Peace Garden – Peace Garden's Annual Harvest Festival – Enjoy local, organic and sustainable food and live entertainment, followed by a bonfire.

7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts – Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra – The orchestra will open its 30th season with a new music director, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Lev Ivanov.

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – The Well Reds

Saturday, Oct. 4

9 a.m., Crestwicke Country Club, 15671 E. 910 N. Road, Bloomington – Women's Golf vs CCIW Championships (Day 3)

6 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs. Carthage – Live video at

7 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – "Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love" – A storytelling performance featuring Wazina Zondon (part of the Outlist cast) and Terna Tilley-Gyado captures stories and experiences of being at the intersections of Islam and queerness and its relationship to family, lovers, one's sense of self and relationship with faith. The show will be accompanied by a talkback with interested audience members to discuss some of the performance's themes, and how community members everywhere can support loving and engaging faith spaces for all people. Co-sponsored by Evelyn Chapel, IWU Pride Alliance, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, State Farm PRIDE and PFLAG Bloomington-Normal.

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – El Baile – Join the Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA) for a night of fun and dancing! The event includes a SALSA dance performance, reading of a poem, a song performance, review of basic dance steps, and a large dance floor to dance the night away!

Sunday, Oct. 5

1 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Iron Curtain Symposium: Opening Address – HRH Prince Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen will present "Remembering the Past and Envisioning the Future: A European Perspective on the Fall of the Iron Curtain," followed at 1:45 by a question and answer session.

2:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Iron Curtain Symposium: Featured Speaker Panel followed by a discussion at 3:30.

4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Iron Curtain Symposium: Public Reception

6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Student Senate Meeting

Monday, Oct. 6

Through Nov. 6, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Art Gallery Exhibitions – The Merwin Gallery: Nikki Vahle and Rick Schneider, prints and glass sculpture; The Wakeley Gallery: Kathryn Whipple, painting.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 12-4 p.m.,
Tuesday evening 7-9 p.m.,
Saturday & Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Through Thursday, Oct. 9 at noon – Across campus, with the exception of safe zones – Humans vs. Zombies – Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) is an annual game of tag played at Illinois Wesleyan University and at schools, camps, neighborhoods, libraries and conventions around the world. Human players must remain vigilant and defend themselves with socks to avoid being tagged by a growing zombie horde.

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: The European Crisis - Part of the Iron Curtain Symposium.

4 p.m., Davidson Room – Faculty Meeting

4-5 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Iron Curtain Symposium: Mini-Workshop on Human Rights – Are you interested in learning about human rights from an interdisciplinary perspective? Sign up for the mini-workshop to be conducted by Dr. Darina Malova of Comenius University (Bratislava, Slovakia). Contact Prof. Marina Balina ( to sign up. Pre-registration is encouraged.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series Iron Curtain Symposium – "Everything is Illuminated" (2005, USA).

> Find more on the Events Calendar

Hart Career Center Programs For Students

Monday, Sept. 29

4-6 p.m., Main Lounge, Memorial Center – IWU Internship Fair – Find out what great opportunities for internships exist for IWU students at our only on-campus event for all majors! Practice networking, make valuable connections, and learn about community resources. You won't want to miss this great event.

Bass, Solomon & Dowell, LLP will be on campus for interviews.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

The Horton Group will be on campus for internship interviews. Please apply through Titan CareerLink and plan to visit with the employer at the IWU Internship Fair on Monday, Sept. 29. The employer will sign up applicants for next-day interviews.

The Alzheimer's Association will be on campus for practice interviews.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

11 a.m.-12 noon, E104, CNS – Pre-Health 101 Seminar – If you are planning on a career in health, this is the seminar you do not want to miss.

Deloitte Services will be on campus for interviews.

1-5 p.m., Activities & Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign – UIUC Graduate School Fair – This event is open to all students and the public. Admission is free for students and there is no pre-registration required to attend.

Thursday, Oct. 2

7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Allstate Apex Information Session

11 a.m.-1 p.m., foot of Sodexo steps, Memorial Center – Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University Stop by the information table to gather and learn more information on graduate school.

Kimberly-Clark will be on campus for interviews.

CliftonLarsonAllen will be on campus for interviews.

3-7 p.m., UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt, Chicago – UIC Graduate School Fair This event is open to all students and the public. Admission is free for students. Please register in advance.

Friday, Oct. 3

KPMG will be on campus for interviews.

State Farm will be on campus for practice interviews.

Sept. 29, 2014

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans in the News

WJBC Radio
Former and forever Titan Glen Newton '56, who died Sept. 23, was remembered as a "gentle giant." Also see an obituary from The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph

President Richard F. Wilson said an increasing number of students are coming to college who want to engage in the community.

The New York Times
Out of more than 16,000 applicants, Katie Heaney '09 is among the writers selected for the Amtrak Residency program.

(Belleville) News-Democrat
Ceramic artist Laura Hohn '05 has a pottery business, New Spin on Tradition, and a studio at The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Mo.

> More Titans in the News


• Associate Professor of Religion Robert Erlewine will give a talk today (Monday, Sept. 29) at Rice University entitled, "Tolerant Muslims and Inquisitorial Christians: Franz Rosenzweig and the Terrors of Divine Love in Modern Jewish Thought" for the Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance. Learn more.

> Find more scholarly activity at Digital Commons @ IWU.

Alumni Events

2014 Homecoming
Date: Oct. 17-19

2014 Captain Ryan A. Beaupre '95 Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk
Date: Oct.18

Register now. Guarantee a cool, camo dry-fit shirt for yourself if you register by Sept. 20.

Atlanta Area Alumni Oktoberfest
Date: Oct. 26
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Join your fellow Atlanta area Illinois Wesleyan alumni for an Oktoberfest dinner.

Rockford Area Alumni Connection

Date: Dec. 4
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Join your fellow Rockford Titans with a beer tasting at Rockford Brewing Company in the Prairie Street Brewhouse. Registration will open in late October.

Atlanta Area Holiday Party
Date: Dec.14
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Please join us for a holiday buffet and drinks at the home of Sandra (Futhey) '77 and Louis Rice.


Think Green

People's Climate March

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m.
103, State Farm Hall

Join Professor of History Tom Lutze and local high school students Nate Jahiel and Christian Prenzler, who just returned from the People's Climate March in NYC, the largest climate march in history — 400,000 strong! They will share their first-hand experiences, share photos and videos, have discussion about the political significance of this march, and compare the People's Climate March to other massive demonstrations since the 1960s.

Sponsored by the Sierra Student Coalition, Environmental Studies, and the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice.

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