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March 2, 2015

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Nadeau Awarded Prestigious FellowshipNadeau Awarded Prestigious Fellowship
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a highly competitive fellowship to Wesleyan's Carolyn Nadeau for the translation and critical analysis of a 17th-century Spanish cookbook.

Alumna Director Soaring in Chicago's Robust Theatre SceneAlumna Director Soaring in Chicago's Robust Theatre Scene
Illinois Wesleyan theatre alumna Marti Lyons '08 has been named the 2014-2015 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.



- For the fifth time in school history, the Illinois Wesleyan women's team won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin indoor track championships, concluded on Saturday, Feb. 28, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

- The Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team came up short in its bid for an NCAA automatic berth, losing at Augustana in the title game of the 2015 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin postseason tournament on Saturday, Feb. 28. The Titans await the selection committee decision for their postseason fate, with the championship announcement set for 11:30 a.m. today (Monday, March 2).

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In recent posts, Jon Mladic ’05 was the recipient of the 2014 National College Learning Center Association award for Innovative Use of Technology. He is the Associate Dean of Learning Services at Rasmussen College.


Monday, March 2

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "The Paper Trail: Facts and Figures of Paper Consumption at IWU," presented by Associate Professor of Economics Diego Mendez-Carbajo.

4 p.m., Davidson Room – Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, March 3

4 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Wartburg College – Live video at

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Indians Writing Latin: Native Americans and Classical Learning in Colonial New England – Craig Williams, professor of Classics at University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, will present a lecture on Native Americans and Latin, sponsored by Greek and Roman Studies.

4 p.m., Room 102, State Farm Hall – Lecture: "Racial Categories/Racial Politics" – Part of the Perspectives on Civil Rights and Race Lecture Series sponsored by the Political Science Department, this lecture will be presented by Victoria Hattam, professor of political science, New School for Social Research.

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Alumni Recital: Erin Moll '08, Soprano

Wednesday, March 4

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Memorial Center – Relay For Life Kick-Off – Colleges Against Cancer will kick off its fundraising campaign. There will be half-off registration for Relay For Life and a free Luminaria bag to the first 15 participants to register.

12 p.m., E101, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Manage Your Stress Before it Manages You

7-8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – 3rd Annual SOCA Wellness Fair – Students Organizing Campus Awareness (SOCA) will partner with the Fraternity & Sorority Programming Board to promote wellness for college students. The event will feature booths such as Alcohol Education/Alcohol Screenings, Sexual Education, Self-Defense, Hazing Prevention, Spiritual Wellness, Consent is Sexy, Come Home Safe, Body Image, and Health Services. Zumba Instructor Teri Smith-Hanson will be there from 7:15-7:45 p.m. to lead Zumba for anyone who would like to participate. In addition, there will be FREE FOOD! 
Attendees who turn in completed wellness fair tour cards will be entered into a drawing for one of four $30 gift cards, and one $80 gift card.

Thursday, March 5

4 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Jacob Appel Reading – Author Jacob Appel will read from his fiction, sponsored by the English Department. He is the author of six literary works, including the novel The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up and the story collection Scouting for the Reaper.

7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D Series: Self-Censorship and Implications for Diversity, presented by University Librarian Karen Schmidt and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – New Music Cafe featuring the premieres of music composed by alumni Brian Baxter '07, Matthew Harder '96 and Ben Hjertmann '07.

Friday, March 6 through Saturday, March 14
Collegiate Choir Tour. A home concert will follow on March 17.

Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 15 – Spring Break

Sunday, March 8 through Sunday, March 15
Alternative Spring Break – Volunteers will travel to Chavies, Kentucky for a week of service with the Appalachia Service Project.

Monday, March 9

* Campus offices will be closed for a staff holiday.

See Spring Break hours for the Shirk Center and Fort Natatorium.

Monday, March 16

First floor, The Ames Library – Exhibit: History and Politics in East German Comics: 1914-1989 – “Atze and Mosaik,” an exhibit by Thomas Kramer with an English translation by IWU German students, will be on display until May.

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Reading the Numbers: Data from the Writing Program Assessment Effort," presented by Associate Professor of Economics Diego Mendez-Carbajo.

> Find more on the University's Events Calendar.

Hart Career Center Programs This Week

Thursday, March 5

• 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., ISU, Bone Student Center – Illinois State University Education Career Fair – IWU students may attend from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with no fee.


Oral Histories of IWU

The Oral Histories collection at Digital Commons @ IWU includes an interview with Patrick McLane, who worked in Information Technology Services starting in 1991 and retired in 2014.

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Titans In The News

Springfield Business Journal
Nursing alumna Allison Paul '03 is the new executive director of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) St. John's Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services.

Bureau County Republican

Hall High School in Spring Valley will name its new auditorium in honor of Robert Manahan '52, who worked to rebuild the school's chorus and theater programs.

The Pantagraph
The $6.5 million Shirk Center expansion project is “right on schedule,” targeted for completion next year.

(Mattoon) Journal Gazette & Times Courier
Tom Monken '92 was named the new head football coach at Casey-Westfield High School.

WGLT Radio
Issues of free speech and hate speech were among the topics addressed at the undergraduate Human Rights Workshop at Illinois Wesleyan.

The Pantagraph
The nation urgently needs more people like Illinois Wesleyan Assistant Professor of Nursing Amanda Hopkins: highly trained nurses with a passion for teaching the next generation.

WGLT Radio
Researchers at Illinois Wesleyan, including economist Diego Mendez-Carbajo, say the Route 66 visitors center under construction in Bloomington will provide significant spinoff benefits.

The Pantagraph
Holocaust survivor and maker of "pretty pictures" Anita Lobel showed her tenacity in her Founders Day remarks at Illinois Wesleyan.

Illinois Wesleyan named the court at the Shirk Center after longtime coach and athletic director Dennie Bridges. Also in The Pantagraph and Peoria Journal-Star.

> More Titans in the News


• On The Society Pages Roundtables, Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke discussed the future influence of the Tea Party.

• Chair and Professor of German and Eastern European Studies Sonja Fritzsche presented Dreams of 'Cosmic Culture' in the Silent Star on Feb. 20 at the Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES) Institute for German Cultural Studies Spring Colloquium in Ithaca, New York.

Amy Baugh '97, president and founder of Milestones Project Management, Inc., recently published the book, Stakeholder Engagement: The Game Changer for Program Management (CRC Press).

Steve Brook '03 is entering his sixth season as manager of the River City Rascals, an independent baseball team in O'Fallon, Missouri, that has seen success under his leadership.

• According to the English Department blog, alumna Katie Sill ’13 is teaching in China and having adventures all over Asia in her spare time. Check out her travel blog.

David Wilken '92 is musical director of the Land of the Sky Symphonic Band, which performed March 1 at White Horse Black Mountain, North Carolina. He is currently an instructor of music at Western Carolina University and music director and lead trombonist of the Asheville Jazz Orchestra.

Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas '76, executive 2nd vice president of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), discussed her work on behalf of her alma mater in a NFPW profile.

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

Alumni Events

2015 Collegiate Choir Tour
Date: March 6-12
Join Dr. J. Scott Ferguson and the Collegiate Choir for a performance in an area near you.

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.

Washington, D.C. Regional Alumni Event
Date: March 10
Please join us to hear the 2015 IWU Collegiate Chior perform.

2015 Collegiate Choir Concert and Oak Park Reception
Date: March 14

Join us as we welcome Dr. J. Scott Ferguson, conductor, and the Collegiate Choir for a performance in Oak Park, Illinois, on their 2015 Tour. Reception immediately following the concert. All are welcome to attend.

Knicks vs. Bulls
Date: March 28
The Illinois Wesleyan Alumni Association invites you to see the Knicks take on the Bulls. Only $60 for motorcoach transportation from the Shirk Center, games and prizes, and your ticket to see the game.

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