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Jan. 19, 2015

Campus News

Aaron Woodstein '15 Pens, Produces Play
Theatre design and technology major Aaron Harris Woodstein '15 has gone from playwright to producer to stage his autobiographical play Turn That Thing Around.

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King at IWU Teach-In on Voting Rights and Social Justice
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In will examine voting rights, including a debate between College Republicans and College Democrats on a voter ID law for Illinois.

Praise Dancers Gospel Fest to Honor King's Legacy
Illinois Wesleyan will host the 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival.



The Illinois Wesleyan men's and women's track teams claimed seven first place finishes in the IWU Invitational, held at the Shirk Center on Jan. 17.

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In recent posts from the class of 2010, Christopher M. Unger has joined Mountain West Business Law, P.C. as an associate attorney.


Monday, Jan. 19

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Formal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning" – Assistant Professors of Mathematics Andrew Shallue and Dan Roberts will discuss the definitions, similarities, and differences of Formal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.

1-4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In on Voting Rights and Social Justice

4-9 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival

Tuesday, Jan. 20

12 and 6 p.m., E103, CNS – Alpha Phi Omega Informational Meeting – Come learn about Alpha Phi Omega, Illinois Wesleyan's National Service Fraternity. There will be free pizza for all who come.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library  – Lecture: "From Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address to the March on Washington" – Part of the Perspectives on Civil Rights and Race Lecture Series sponsored by the Political Science Department, this lecture will be presented by Vernon Burton, professor of history, sociology and computer science at Clemson University. These lectures are made possible through grants provided by the Betty Ritchie-Birrer '47 and Ivan Birrer Endowment Fund, the Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

4 p.m., 122, State Farm Hall – Safe Zone Workshop – The IWU Safe Zone Program creates an opportunity for Illinois Wesleyan community members to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on campus. The workshop explores lesbian, gay and bisexual identity, culture, gender, gender identity and the experiences of transgender people.

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – SWEAT – Come to Hansen dressed ready to SWEAT. Beatrice Koka '16 and Fitness Instructor Sarah Rundle will lead a cardio and core fitness class open to all IWU students, faculty and staff, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

7 p.m., Steps of Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – "Je suis Charlie" Vigil – The community is invited to join French and Francophone Studies in honoring the victims of the tragic attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

6 p.m., 103, State Farm Hall – Cross Cultural Connections Meeting – Come to have fun and learn about the variety of culture and diversity on campus, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

6 p.m., Meet in the Atrium, CNS – Alpha Phi Omega's Baking to End Spina Bifida – Come join the brothers of APO service fraternity during our Rush Week to bake with us to end Spina Bifida.

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Augustana  – Live video will be at

Thursday, Jan. 22

6 p.m., 201, State Farm Hall – Alpha Phi Omega's Game Night – Come join the brothers of Alpha Phi Omega during our Rush Week to play games and learn more about the wonderful service fraternity of APO.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series – "Man of Iron" (1981, Poland) will be presented by Associate Professor of Political Science Kathleen Montgomery.

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7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D Series: Dispelling Myths, Mars and Venus: Inertia and Gender Roles

8 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Concert: Composers from IWU's Past

Friday, Jan. 23

7:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Student Choreographed Dance Concert – SCDC is a student directed, choreographed, and produced dance concert held every year at IWU. Also Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)

Saturday, Jan. 24

Jazz Festival – Featuring guest trombonist Marshall Gilkes, with a free public concert at 12:45 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall.

10 a.m., Shirk Center Indoor Track – Track and Field - I-55 Triangular 

Sunday, Jan. 25

5 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Dinner – Presentation: Celebrating 25 Years of Keeping Dr. King's Dream Alive, co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan and the United Community Gospel Singers of Bloomington-Normal.

Monday, Jan. 26

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-org: "What's a Wiki?" – Presented by Assistant Professor of Music Joseph Plazak.

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Hart Career Center Programs This Week

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, (Jan. 19, 21 and 23)
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dugout, Memorial Center – Hart Career Center's One Stop Shop – Stop by the table in the Dugout to learn more about the Hart Career Center, ask questions, make appointments, get your Titan CareerLink set up, and more.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Career Fair Success – Planning to attend the upcoming job and internship fairs? Join us to learn what you can expect, how you should prepare and how to make the most of your limited time with employers.

Thursday, Jan. 22

4 p.m., Ames 129 – Rockin' Resumes – Create a resume that employers will notice. This workshop outlines how to write a great resume and explains what makes a resume stand out from the employer's perspective.

•Employer COUNTRY Financial will be on campus for practice interviews.

Friday, Jan. 23

4 p.m., Hart Career Center – Deadline for CareerFest Registration – Register at the Hart Career Center and upload your resume to

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Titans In The News

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Professor of Physics Linda French discussed Comet Lovejoy, which has been putting on a nice show for skywatchers.

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A music teacher who later entered seminary, Matthew Schneider '02 will be the new pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Greencastle.

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Daniel Maurer '12 is program assistant/mentoring coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois through AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). He invites IWU faculty and staff to participate in a Poverty Simulation that Big Brothers Big Sisters will host at Union Park in Bloomington on Thursday, Jan. 29. Get more information or sign up.

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

Alumni Events

Fan Bus to Titan Basketball Games

TommyInterested in attending the Titan basketball away games? There are a limited number of seats available on the Titan Fan Bus for the games listed here at $35 per person.

Phoenix Connection 2015
Date: Jan. 25
Time: 12:30 p.m.

McCormick Ranch Golf Club. Registration will open in mid-December.

Where in the World is Frank Sparrow?
Date: Feb. 22
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Join us for this quirky play that weaves a stark urban reality with the mythic underworld. After the production will be a reception and meet and greet with the cast and director, Dani Synder-Young. This production is suitable for ages 13+. More information and registration will be available soon.

Moment by Moment: IWU School of Theatre Arts Senior Showcase 2015
Date: March 2
The Illinois Wesleyan School of Theatre Arts invites you to the IWU Senior Showcase at Stage 773 in Chicago. Please bring friends and colleagues who are directors, artistic directors, managing directors and casting directors.

The Greater Naples Connection 2015
Date: March 8
Time: 4-6 p.m.

Join Illinois Wesleyan alumni, family and friends for a reception at the home of Jerry '77 and Wendie Smith in Naples, Florida. Registration will open in February.


Think Green

Environmentally Friendly Snow and Ice Removal

The salt products used for ice and snow removal on campus property are coated with a corn-based product. This increases the residual effectiveness of the product, resulting in a reduced need to reapply and, therefore, less product use. Salt is bought in bulk, resulting in the reduction of packaging waste to be disposed of, and a smaller environmental footprint.

Read more campus efforts in the Report on Sustainability at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Visit the GREENetwork blog.

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