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Which Came First Galleries to Display Collaborative Art
The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries will present exhibits, "Tales from the Home Front" and "Sentient/Avian," with an opening reception and artist's lecture on Oct. 8.

D Paul Former Prof Wins Six Events in State Meet
D. Paul Miller of Normal, Ill., a professor at Illinois Wesleyan from 1960 to 1982, captured six gold medals in his 95-99 age group in the Sept. 28 Illinois Senior Olympics in Springfield.


• Eight Illinois Wesleyan softball players were recognized by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) as NCAA Division III All-America Scholar Athletes for the 2014 season.

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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, Oct. 6

Through Nov. 6, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Art Gallery Exhibitions

Through Thursday, Oct. 9 at noon – Across campus, with the exception of safe zones – Humans vs. Zombies – Human players must remain vigilant and defend themselves with socks to avoid being tagged by a growing zombie horde.

12-12:50 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – TEXT Talks at Evelyn Chapel

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 – Contact Prof. Marina Balina ( to sign up. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Suehaila Amen6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Suehaila Amen: As Seen on TLC's "All American Muslim" – Suehaila Amen, an activist in the Arab and Muslim communities, will speak on the experiences of Muslim Americans. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 7

4 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. Ashford

• 4 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Iron Curtain Symposium: Faculty Panel

5 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Iron Curtain Symposium: - Concluding Remarks & Discussion

6:30 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Alternative Spring Break: Habitat for Humanity Informational Meeting – Come and learn about this year's Alternative Spring Break program, which will take students, faculty and staff somewhere in the southern U.S. (location will be announced Oct. 15) for a week of service and engagement with Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge program.

6:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Dual Language Education Summit – This summit is a community-wide event designed to learn about and gauge interest in local dual language education. The event is a joint effort, sponsored by the Illinois State University Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program, the Illinois Wesleyan University Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Conexiones Latinas de McLean County.

7 p.m., Buck 12, Buck Memorial Library – German Film Series: M-Eine Stadt sucht einen Morder/M-A City Searches for a Murderer (1931) – Come see the greatest detective thriller ever by the master Fritz Lang.

7 p.m., C101, CNS – Lecture: "Exploring the Nature of Illinois"

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8 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – 3D Series: "I Won't Stand For" – Presentations from the #IWUWontStandFor campaign sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Counseling and Consultation Services, and the Office of Residential Life.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

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

4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Lecture and Opening Reception for Art Exhibitions

5 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – May Term Travel Course Fair – Professors leading travel courses will be available to answer questions.

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

7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner – In honor of National Free Thought Month, the Secular Student Alliance is throwing a dinner in honor of The Flying Spaghetti Monster. Come be embraced by His Noodly Appendage while filling yourself with delicious carbohydrates! Full pirate regalia preferred but not required.

Thursday, Oct. 9

12-6 p.m.
, Hansen Student Center – SALSA Blood Drive

12:10 p.m., Bloomington Public Library, 205 E Olive St, Bloomington – Lunch and Learn: "Back to the Future? The Shape of Higher Education in the 21st Century" – Associate Provost Frank Boyd will present his take on Higher Education, the change in structure and function and how students learn (or not) learn after high school. His presentation will examine some of the factors that are driving this change and speculate on some future scenarios for higher education. Free and open to the public, the Lunch and Learn series is held in collaboration with Illinois Wesleyan University, McLean County Museum of History, Collaborative Solutions Institute and the Bloomington Public Library.

3:30 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. Millikin

4 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 11, Off Campus – Alternative Fall Break: Chicago – AFB Chicago will take students to one of the most vibrant cities in the world for three days of interfaith engagement and service.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Contemporary Percussion Duo to Perform Guest Recital

Friday, Oct. 10

Fall Break Day (NO CLASSES)

See Sodexo Food Service Hours for Fall Break

Sunday, Oct. 12

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – German Film Series: City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009) – The head of a Siemens factory in Nanking attempts to save civilians during the Japanese Occupation of the city during World War II.

Monday, Oct. 13

Faculty Open House for prospective students and families.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Philosophy/Psychology Talk – Jack Furlong of the Philosophy Department at Transylvania University will present "Reorienting the Question of What We Owe Nonhumans: Beyond Rights Talk Toward Capability Discourse."

> Find more on the Events Calendar.

Hart Career Center Programs For Students

Tuesday, Oct. 7

The PrivateBank will be on campus for interviews.

State Farm will be on campus for practice interviews.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

BKD will be on campus for interviews.

State Farm will be on campus for interviews.

Thursday, Oct. 9

MB Financial will be on campus for interviews.

Friday, Oct. 10

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. will be on campus for practice interviews.


Community Engagement Opportunity

YWCA Smart Sprouts is currently recruiting volunteer tutors for multiple sites in McLean County, including Kingsley Jr. High (seeking multiple tutors), Cedar Ridge Elementary (seeking multiple tutors), as well as six after-school sites in Bloomington. Tutoring happens Mondays-Thursdays, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. or sometime between 3-5 p.m. Tutors may work each week, or only a few times each semester, depending on volunteer availability. Smart Sprouts will cover the costs of required background and health screenings.

They are interested in education, mathematics, English, library science, psychology, Spanish and/or ESL students. If interested, please contact Sandra Lindberg, Smart Sprouts Coordinator, at 309-662-0461 ext. 291 or email

Sodexo Menu

See the NewsScoop for this week's specials.

Also see Food Service Hours for Fall Break

Remembering Jim McGowan

A bur oak has been planted on the Illinois Wesleyan campus near The Ames Library in memory of Emeritus Professor of English James D. McGowan, who died July 20.

As part of the English Department's Homecoming Reception, on Friday, Oct. 17 at 3:45 p.m., a plaque and the tree commemorating his presence will be dedicated. If you would like to attend this short ceremony, meet at the English House, 1101 N. Main St., at 3:30 p.m. and Anne McGowan will lead us to the McGowan Bur Oak.

Oct. 6, 2014

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Titans in the News

The Pantagraph
Jenny Prochotsky '16 developed the idea to glean produce from the Bloomington Farmers' Market and offer it in a "pop-up" produce stand for residents of Bloomington's west side.

WGLT Radio
Next month marks a quarter century since the Berlin Wall fell and Illinois Wesleyan is hosting a symposium on the changes that have come in that time. Also in The Pantagraph

Mental_Floss Magazine
A sonic tractor beam, whose discoverers include Patrick Dahl '12, was among winners of the 2014 Platypus Awards for "universe-defying" innovations.

> More Titans in the News


• Assistant Professor of Music Joseph Plazak will present a seminar on Nov. 12 at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, housed at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, on "The Size Code -­ Revisiting the Paralanguage of Music."

> 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

I Don't Know How to Compost!

Sustainability Educators for the Office of Residential Life developed this video to help demystify composting in the Dugout and single-stream recycling on campus.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Welcome New Employee

IWU welcomed Kera Storrs to campus at the end of August. She began Aug. 25 as the assistant costume shop supervisor in the School of Theatre Arts, replacing Ashley Diers.


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Get Your Titan Gear 

Under Armour apparel featuring a new Illinois Wesleyan logo is among the Titan paraphernalia available at



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