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March 23, 2015

Campus News

Daniel Truesdale '15 to Discuss Organ Donation Incentives at National Ethics Symposium
Economics and political science double major Daniel Truesdale '15 was selected to present his study on the implications of incentives for organ donation at a national ethics symposium.

composition Three Students Compose One-Act Operas
Three contemporary one-act operas composed by music students Tim McDunn '16, Luke McLoughlin '15 and Sam Mullooly '16 will be performed March 28 and 29.


Junior Kirsten Slaughter finished fourth in the 50 freestyle as four Illinois Wesleyan women competed in the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships March 18-21 at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.

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In recent news from the Class of 2001, Kathryn (Tucker) Kmiecik, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, is co-founder of Postpartum Wellness Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.


Monday, March 23

12:10 a.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "May Term Report" – The May Term Advisory Committee (MTAC) is seeking feedback on the May Term Report that was shared at the end of fall semester. MTAC plans to bring recommendations regarding May Term to the April 6 General Faculty Meeting, and would like as much input as possible from colleagues as we think about the future of May Term. Presented by Associate Dean of Curricular and Faculty Development Lynda Duke, a brief overview of the report and draft recommendations will be discussed.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Religion Department Colloquium 2014-2015 – Zachary Braiterman, associate professor of religion at Syracuse University, will give the keynote remarks, "Image not Idol: Reconsidering Judaism and Art."

4 p.m., Room 202, State Farm Hall – Sociology Research Colloquium: "I'm Not That Person No More": Narratives of Personal Transformation in Women's Post-Incarceration Experiences – Presented by Cesraea Rumpf '01, assistant professor, Department of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University.

7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Cornell College – Live video at

Tuesday, March 24

7 p.m., C101, CNS – Nature Photographer Tom Ulrich (more information under GREENetwork at right)

Wednesday, March 25

(Through Friday, April 3)
Academic Advising for Fall 2015

11 a.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – Spirituality, Nursing & Wellness Workshop – Join IWU Interfaith for conversation and a healthy lunch to hear reflections from Assistant Professor of Nursing Amanda Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Nursing Wendy Kooken, and Multifaith Ambassador and nursing major Karen Matkovich '16 about spirituality and wellness. There will also be an opportunity to give your own reflection and to ask questions of the speakers.

12 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Maggie Renzi: The Art of Film Production – Bring your lunch and dine with film producer Maggie Renzi, and learn more about the art of producing films. (Part of a series of events made possible by a Re-Centering of the Humanities Grant sponsored by the Mellon Foundation along with support from the IWU Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, the Chaplain's Office, the Provost's Office, the History Department, the Philosophy Department, the 3D Series, the International Film Series, and The Ames Library.)

12 p.m., E101, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Podium Skills: Improving Your Presentations

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – John Sayles' Fiction: Public Reading from "A Moment in the Sun" and Discussion with John Sayles – Moderated by Associate Professor of English Mike Thuene. Followed at 5 p.m. by a reception for Sayles and Maggie Renzi outside of Beckman Auditorium.

Thursday, March 26

Raines4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Master Class with Broadway Legends Ron Raines and Don Pippin – Raines and Pippin will offer a master class for IWU music theatre students as they visit central Illinois for a March 27 performance at the Peoria Civic Center.

Amigo7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – John Sayles Film Festival: "Amigo" and Discussion with Sayles and Producer Maggie Renzi – Moderated by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Mark Criley.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series – "Osama" (2003, USA), presented by Associate Professor of English Alison Sainsbury.

Friday, March 27

4 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs. Greenville College

5 p.m., Park Street parking lot, east of The Ames Library – Night in a Car – Students will stage a homelessness simulation.

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Ensemble and the Debut of New Vocal Jazz Ensemble, "Unlicensed Syncopation"

Saturday, March 28

11 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. Ashford University (Iowa)

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Carroll University – Live video at

1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Junior Recital: Anne-Marie Pasternock, soprano & Alyssa Gibson, soprano

3 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Junior Recital: Jeremy Gruner & Shaun Schaefer, trumpet

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Student-Composed One-Act Operas (Additional performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29)

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Comedian: Chloe Hilliard – Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

Sunday, March 29

1 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (doubleheader) 

1 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Elmhurst College – Live video at

5 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Annual International Carnival – Featuring foreign food, dance, music, an international fashion show and other performances by various culture-themed students and student organizations, sponsored by the International Society.

• 5 p.m., Choir Room, Presser Hall – PMA Charity Date Auction – Bid on a chance to go on a date with one of the gentlemen of Phi Mu Alpha. All proceeds go to charity.

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

Monday, March 30

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Thinking About Health Insurance Costs at IWU and Across the Nation – Presented by Chair and Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw and Assistant Professor of Business Administration Darryl Brown.

> Find more on the University's Events Calendar.

Hart Career Center Programs This Week

Monday, March 23

• Employers American Marketing and Publishing, LLC and First Midwest Bank will be on campus for interviews.

Thursday, March 26

• Employer Enterprise will be on campus for interviews.

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
A film festival will culminate with independent filmmaker John Sayles' visit to IWU's campus, along with his life partner and producer Maggie Renzi. Also reported on the blog, A Follow Spot.

The (Vandalia) Leader Union 
Keith Jensen '74 has become a shareholder and principal of the law firm of Burnside, Johnston, Connor & Jensen, P.C.

Broadway World
Ben Mulgrew '14 is appearing in the Columbia Stages production of Gilgamesh - a Musical Epic.

The Pantagraph
President Richard F. Wilson highlights ongoing community connections, which have been a priority during his tenure at Illinois Wesleyan and are part of the University's heritage.

Teutopolis Press
Illinois Wesleyan athletes brought the largest team to the Polar Plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics in February.

NBC Chicago
Schools like Illinois Wesleyan that ensure a high rate of measles immunization among students reach a "herd immunity" for the campus population.

The Pantagraph

Retired 11th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Elizabeth Robb '78 has been named to the state's Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

> More Titans in the News


• Professor and Chair of Educational Studies and Director of the Center for Human Rights
Irv Epstein's human rights column, "Youth Protest and Human Rights," appears in the March issue of The Volunteer, a magazine founded by the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

• Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Jean Kerr and Adjunct Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Paul Dennhardt presented a program on stage movement and fight choreography, including sword fights and weapon technique, hosted by the Atlanta Public Library.

•  Matt Hilding '00, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management divisional director, was the first winner in 2015 of the company's North America Living the Values Award. He was honored for being a pivotal force in creating and instituting training programs geared toward the development of sales teams. According to a company announcement, the employee recognition program highlights individuals who embody the bank's values, and Hilding "is known to be an excellent collaborator with colleagues and a trusted advisor to clients."

• Artistic collaboration between Mel Keiser '07 and Matt Martin '07 is featured in The Economy magazine.

• Hornist Jessica Pearce '09 has been accepted into the doctoral program of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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

Alumni Events

2015 Blackhawks Pregame Party
Date: March 27
Time: 5 p.m.

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.

Alumni Association Spring Meeting 2015
Date: April 10

2015 Peoria Alumni Connection
Date: May 6
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join President Richard F. Wilson for hors d'oeuvres at the Country Club of Peoria. Registration will open in April.

Back to College & Networking Happy Hour at Fruition Partners
Date: May 7
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Join us at Fruition Partners as IWU Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke speaks about her recent book, Race, Gender, and Class in the Tea Party: What the Movement Reflects about Mainstream Ideologies. Stay for a chance to network with fellow alumni. Registration will open in April.

2015 North Carolina Alumni Connection
Date: May 21
Time: 5-7 p.m.

Join us as we welcome President Wilson to Raleigh and connect with IWU alumni and friends. Registration will open in April.



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