Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Published biweekly during the summer –
Look for the next edition the week of July 27

July 13, 2015

Campus News

Aspiration Quadrangle Dedicated in Honor of Egbers Family
The redeveloped quadrangle north of State Farm Hall, which includes a stainless steel water sculpture entitled Aspiration, has been named Egbers Quadrangle.

Pluto IWU Astronomer Eager for Probe's Flyby of Pluto
Wesleyan's Linda French, whose research explores similar questions as the New Horizons space probe, is eager for its new observations of Pluto.

Bob Geraty Named Interim Dean of Admissions
Bob Geraty, a Class of 1998 graduate with more than 17 years of admissions experience with Illinois Wesleyan, has been appointed interim dean of admissions.

Brendan Pre-Med Student Studying Alligators
As a marine biomedicine and environmental sciences intern at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston this summer, Brendan Finnell '16 is determining the levels of PFCs in American alligator populations.

Madz Student Combines Ecology, Music Interests in Coral Reef Research
Music and ecology double major Madz Negro '16 conducted research on the soundscape of coral reefs during her study abroad in Panama.

Brigitta Jakob '17 Interning at International Business Network
For economics major Brigitta Jakob '17, the opportunity to meet major figures in the field of international trade is a highlight of her summer internship at the American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce in New York.


Sports

• Go, Titan fans! According to the NCAA, the Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team was sixth in average attendance among all Division III schools for the 2014-15 season.

• For their performances in the classroom as well as the pool, four Illinois Wesleyan women's swimmers were among those achieving Scholar All-American honors, as selected by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America: juniors Lauren Dineen-Griffin and Kirsten Slaughter and sophomores Baylee Hoecker and Meg Stanley.

• For the third straight season, Amy Seter '16 was named as an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.

> Find more highlights at www.iwusports.com.




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Alumni Events




Chicago Young Alumni Connection
Date: July 18
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Join Chicago Young Alumni from 2000-2015 as we reconnect at Old Town Pour House in Chicago.

Springfield Area Connection 2015
Date: July 21
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join President Wilson and Illinois Wesleyan alumni, family and friends for cocktails and hors d'oeurvres at the Illini Country Club in Springfield, Illinois.

2015 Greater Champaign/Urbana Alumni Connection
Date: July 23
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join President Wilson, fellow alumni, friends and family at Jupiter's at the Crossing.

Minority Alumni Picnic 2015
Date: Aug. 2
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Join alumni, family and friends as we welcome Chicago area current and incoming first-year students. Registration will open soon.

22nd Annual Titan Alumni Golf Outing
Date: Sept.3
Time: 12 p.m.

Join us for the 22nd Annual Titan Alumni Golf Outing at Prairie Landing Golf Course. 12 p.m. shotgun start.





Upcoming

Ongoing: A variety of summer camps for youth are offered on the IWU campus.


 Through Aug. 27 – Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Summer Art Exhibits – The newly named director of Illinois Wesleyan's Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Ian T. Carey, is one of the artists exhibiting work in the galleries.
Carey's "Hoodwinked" is on view in the Merwin Gallery, while Neil Cole's photographs, "Scenes from Seoul and Kyoto," are in the Wakeley Gallery.
Summer gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 12-3 p.m.


Tuesday, July 14

• 3:30-6 p.m.,
Shirk Center parking lot (south end) – Peace Garden Farm Stand  Illinois Wesleyan's Peace Garden will sell fresh, organic, locally grown produce in the Shirk Center parking lot (corner of Fell and Emerson) every Tuesday from 3:30-6 p.m. or until produce runs out. As the summer heats up, the garden will be providing more and more options for purchase. If you have questions about what's available, contact Kahri Jung '16 (kjung@iwu.edu) or Rachel Shaffer '17 (rshaffer@iwu.edu) and they can let you know. Thank you for your support!


Wednesday, July 15

8:30-10 p.m., Fairview Aquatic Center, 800 N. Main St., Normal – IWU Family Night at Fairview Aquatic Center – The Fairview Family Aquatic Center will be closed to the general public at this time, so only IWU families will get to enjoy the facilities together. Admission for IWU faculty, staff, and their immediate families is free. No outside food or drink is permitted, but the concession stand will be open as a service to IWU families.


Thursday, July 16

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Concert


Friday, July 17


Admissions Preview Day – Prospective students and families have the opportunity to meet with members of the IWU staff, tour the campus, and learn about financial aid and student life.


Saturday, July 18

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Student Concert


Sunday, July 19

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Concert


Monday, July 20

Wellness Golf Tournament – Open to IWU faculty/staff, students, spouses, family and friends; any level golfer can play. The deadline to register was extended through July 13.


Tuesday, July 21

10:30 a.m.-noon, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Hansen Student Center – Welcome Reception for New Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Alanna Hill

(Tuesdays throughout the summer)
• 3:30-6 p.m.,
Shirk Center parking lot (south end) – Peace Garden Farm Stand

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Student Concert


Thursday, July 23

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Concert


Friday, July 24

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Student Concert


Saturday, July 25


3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Children's Concert


Sunday, July 26

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Concert


> Find more on the University's Events Calendar




Kudos

Natalie Weimer '16 is conducting summer research in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing through the Institute for the Strategic Enhancement of Educational Diversity (iSEED). She is reviewing client-centered therapy under the guidance of a nursing faculty member.

SarahSarah Lewis '07 graduated summa cum laude and as salutatorian with an engineering degree from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (Pictured left, shaking the hand of Sen. Elizabeth Warren after her graduation.) She will work on nuclear submarines in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Prior to enrolling at the academy, she received a commission with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps as an ensign and sailed as a third mate on their research vessels.

• Edenfall, a debut fiction novella by Janna Y. Strain '13, will be released this week by Ceti Publishing. Ceti Publishing is an independent publishing project established by fellow IWU alum Chris Francis '13, assisted by Tia Sprengel '14.

Strain notes the initial drafts of the story were written for an upper-level fiction class with Visiting Assistant Professor of English Brandi Reissenweber, who encouraged its development further than the classroom. It is available at www.cetipublishing.com/edenfall.

Ceti will also release The Street Flattener by Patrick Cavanaugh '14 this fall.


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

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In Sympathy

William White, University Chaplain from 1963-1996, died on June 28. Read an obituary.





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Titans In The News

Crain's Chicago Business
Trissa Babrowski '98 is a vascular surgeon spearheading a campaign to reduce amputations through preventative care at University of Chicago Medicine. (Free digital subscription may be required.)

The Kansas City Star
Living her dream of a Broadway career, Lisa Karlin '05 is visiting her native state this summer in the cast of a national tour company's production of "Pippin."

Springfield Business Journal
Erika Holst '01 and Karen Carlson '97 were named among the region's 40 Under 40 outstanding young professionals.

Chicago Tribune 
Hayley Rice '04 is co-directing "A Winter's Tale" at Oak Brook's First Folio Theatre with her mother and fellow IWU alumna, First Folio Artistic Director Alison Vesely '79. (Free digital subscription may be required.)

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Jennifer Oswald '15 will talk about her experiences at Good Hope School in Tanzania through A Broader View Volunteers.

Chicago Tribune
Wesleyan's Michael Weis will talk about Beatlemania and the cultural revolution of the 1960s at the Ella Johnson Library in Hampshire. (Free digital subscription may be required.)

The (Ottawa) Times
Jazz pianist and composer Sean Parsons '01, assistant professor of jazz studies and music theory at Ohio University, will present a jazz master class and a benefit concert. Also in the LaSalle News-Tribune.

The Pantagraph
"Aspiration" is the name of a water feature in the newly dedicated Egbers Quadrangle at Illinois Wesleyan – and our wish for students: to have aspirations to reach as high as they can.

Bolingbrook Patch
K9 handler Jason O'Hara '05 is a 9-year veteran of the Bolingbrook Police Department.


> More Titans in the News




Colleagues

Welcome New Employees

Grant Bailey
began June 29 as a custodian in the Physical Plant, replacing Bryan Moore.

Nickos Gray
began June 22 as a custodian in the Physical Plant, replacing Ranardo Harries, who retired.

Carolyn Hanks began today (July 13) as accounts payable specialist in the Business Office, replacing Pam Randol.

Alanna Hill
began July 6 as the director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, replacing Blake Bradley.

Sarah Roberts began today (July 13) as office coordinator II in Multi Programs, replacing Christine Horner, who became the operations coordinator for Educational Studies on June 15, replacing Moreena Tiede.

Lorraine Sczrpia began June 22 as a custodian in the Physical Plant, replacing Larry Claycomb, who retired.


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