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Oct. 19, 2015

Campus News

chocolate New Chapter in Rich, Dark History of Chocolate
Approaching Halloween's season of indulgence, Wesleyan's William Munro, who teaches "The Social History of a Candy Bar," has good news for those who love a particular chocolate treat.

Peace GardenStudents Learn Sustainable Food Practices in University Peace Garden
The half-acre Peace Garden just north of campus is a place where students in health, environmental studies, social justice, sustainability and other courses put their knowledge into practice. 

P Willy Tribute to P Willy
The campus will gather for a retirement send-off for Dick and Pat Wilson on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 3:30-5 p.m. in Joslin Atrium. We cherish the memories posted by students and alumni on social media over the years.


• The Illinois Wesleyan softball team was No. 6 among all Division III schools in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top 10 Academic Team rankings for the 2014-15 school year.

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In recent posts, Clare (Goebel) Morello ’10 is an RN in a neonatal intensive care unit in Chicago and is pursuing her doctorate at the University of Illinois at Chicago to become a neonatal nurse practitioner.

Alumni Events

Durham, North Carolina Social
Date: Nov. 12
Time: 5-8 p.m.

Join us as we connect with IWU alumni and friends from North Carolina. Registration for this event will open Oct. 20.

Chicago Luncheon
Date: Nov. 19
Join fellow Chicago IWU alumni for a lunch speaker. Stay tuned for details.

Rockford Holiday Party
Date: Dec. 2, 2015
Join alumni, family and friends for the Rockford Area Alumni Connection. ​​Save the date.

Atlanta Holiday Party
Date: Dec.13
Join alumni, family and friends for the Atlanta Area Holiday Party. Stay tuned for more details.


Monday, Oct. 19

11 a.m., Room 103, Stevenson Hall – Lecture: "Introduction to Clinical Ethics Principles" – (For sophomore nursing students in N214: Nursing and Society.) Presented by Dr. Karen Gervais, director of the Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics & visiting professor of philosophy at Saint Olaf College. This event and the 4 p.m. lectures today and Wednesday are part of a series of events offered in connection with the upcoming Wakeley Gallery exhibit "Pursuing the Ephemeral, Painting the Enduring: Alzheimer's and the Artwork of William Utermohlen," made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information, contact Dr. Noel Kerr at ext. 3672 or

12 p.m., Pillsbury Room, Memorial Center – Text Talks – A weekly gathering led by the University Chaplain for any students interested in reflection on and dialogue with interesting, inspiring, difficult, and/or demanding biblical texts.

4 p.m., Lecture Hall (Room 218), Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Lecture: "Dementia: Imaging, Imagining and Preparing" – Presented by Dr. Karen Gervais, director of the Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics & visiting professor of philosophy at Saint Olaf College.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

3:30-5 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Wilson Campus Reception – The campus community is invited to a farewell reception for Dick and Pat Wilson. There will be remarks at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Through Friday, Oct. 30
Academic Advising for Spring 2016 and May Term

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (also Thursday, Oct. 22), Memorial Center – Alcohol Awareness Week 2015 – Help us bring awareness across campus about issues surrounding alcohol use, responsible drinking patterns, alcohol facts and being safe if you use alcohol. Try the beer goggles, take a ride in the "Cash Cab," learn what it means to "pour a drink." Come get a ribbon, some candy and other give-aways to show your support. Sponsored by Counseling and Consultation Services and Students Organizing Campus Awareness (SOCA).

11 a.m., 205, CLA – Pembroke Programme at Oxford University Informational Session – As a student of sophomore class standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7, you are eligible to apply for the prestigious Pembroke Visiting Student Programme at Oxford University. If admitted to that program, you would spend your junior year studying at Oxford, one of the world's most prestigious institutions of higher education. Come to an information session sponsored by the International Office.

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

3 p.m., Eckley Quad, near Joslin Atrium – IWU Peace Garden Market – (Weather permitting) Selling a variety of fresh produce from the IWU Peace Garden.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – The Ides Series - Screening the Battle of Actium: Civil War, Erotic Tragedy and the Birth of an Empire – Presented by Monica Cyrino, professor of classics at University of New Mexico. To historians, the story of Antony & Cleopatra is much more than a love story: These lovers teamed up against Antony's rival, Octavian, the future Roman emperor Augustus, in the great Battle of Actium fought in 31 BC. In this presentation, Prof. Cyrino will analyze several themes used by filmmakers to represent the battle as the momentous "turning point of history" that gave birth to the Roman Empire. Sponsored by Greek and Roman Studies; a "Nation(s) Divided?" theme event.

4 p.m., Lecture Hall (Room 218), Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Lecture: "Clinical Ethics: Analysis of Challenging Cases" – (Open to nursing, pre-med, pre-physical therapy, pre-dental and psychology students, sponsored by the IWU Student Nurses Association & Sigma Theta Tau International/Theta Pi Chapter.) Presented by speaker Dr. Karen Gervais, director of the Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics & visiting professor of philosophy at Saint Olaf College.

5 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Women's Soccer vs. Millikin UniversityLive video at

Wendy Lee 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Film Screening and Discussion with the Director: Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey – Director and writer Wendy J.N. Lee will visit campus to discuss her award-winning documentary.

7:30 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Men's Soccer vs. Millikin University – Live video at

Thursday, Oct. 22

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Alternative Spring Break: Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge Info Meeting – Come and learn about the March 2016 Alternative Spring Break trip with Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge. This year, we will travel to West Virginia, in the heart of Appalachia, and work with the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Franklin, W.V. At this meeting, students will share stories from past trips and share detailed information about this year's opportunities. Please email trip coordinator and Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger at if you have questions.

4 p.m., Basement / Fellowship Area, Evelyn Chapel  – ReligiosiTEA with Special Guest Wendy Lee, Director of "Pad Yatra" – Join IWU's Multifaith Ambassadors and special campus guest Wendy Lee in a discussion about ecological compassion and the power of interfaith work to effect change and work toward environmental justice. All questions, convictions, and perspectives are welcome!

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – 3D: Opal Tometi, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder to Speak

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Alumni Recital: Max Briggs '12, Tuba – This event is made possible, in part, by the Anna McGrosso Visiting Artist Fund.

Friday, Oct. 23

6 p.m., Harriett Hall Kitchen – Challah Baking with IWU Hillel – Come make, eat, and learn about the traditional Jewish bread called challah. The event is free and open to anyone - bring your friends! Email Jennifer Altman at with any questions.

7 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Delta Omicron's Jazz Night Under the Stars – Join IWU's co-ed professional music fraternity for a night of jazz music, accapella groups, swing dancing, food, drinks, and more. Tickets are $5 each. Questions can be directed to

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Comedian Geoff Keith – Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

10:30 p.m., The Underground, Memorial Center – JM7* Improv Show – Hey there ghouls, ghosts, and scantily clad animals! Come get your spook on with some of the craziest and dare we say most terrifyingly HILARIOUS people you know, and get a head start on celebrating the spookiest holiday of the year! #AwesomeAutumnalAdventures

Saturday, Oct. 24

10 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Piano Weekend - Masterclass with Guest Artist Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski

1 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Women's Soccer vs. Elmhurst College – Live video at

3:30 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Men's Soccer vs. Elmhurst College – Live video at

5 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Piano Weekend - Guest Artist Recital

MKTO9 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington – MKTO Concert – The Red Scarves, an indie/folk group of Illinois Wesleyan students and alumni, will open for MKTO in a concert sponsored by Student Senate.

Sunday, Oct. 25

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sigma Kappa House, 1011 N. East St., Bloomington – Sigma Kappa Pancake Breakfast – Entrance costs $5 for all you can eat pancakes, cooked and served by the Sigma Kappa ladies. As always, it's Bring Your Own Bacon and we'll cook it for ya! All money goes toward the Ultra Violet Campaign for Sigma Kappa Foundation. If you cannot attend the event but wish to make a donation, please contact Rhainy Damm at or Siobhan Geraghty at

3 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington – Fall Choral Concert

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

Monday, Oct. 26

12 p.m., Pillsbury Room, Memorial Center – Text Talks

12:15 p.m., Hansen Student Center – African Culture Week: "The Public Memory of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade" – Presented by Tony Adezde of the Department of History at Illinois State University. This event is part of African Culture Week sponsored by the African Studies Team, African Students Association, Latin American Studies, Western European Studies, Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA), International Studies and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

> Find more on the University's Events Calendar.

Hart Career Center Programs For Students

Tuesday, Oct. 20

•  7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Alumni Speaker Series: International Students – International students are invited to meet alumni who attended IWU as international students and discover their secrets to success and maybe even learn from their mistakes. Join us for this Alumni Speaker Series and network with some IWU alums.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

•  11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Career Immersion Excursion Spring Break Info Session – Come to either the 11 a.m. session or the 4 p.m. session and learn about this new Spring Break career trip to visit Chicago employers and network with successful alumni. This exciting opportunity is available to sophomore and junior IWU students interested in the fields of entrepreneurship, marketing or communications.

• The Horton Group will be on campus for internship interviews.

Friday, Oct. 23

•  12 p.m., Hart Career Center – Networking & LinkedIn - For Your Future Friday Series – Think you don’t know how to network, or even what it really means? Think again. Join us to learn about LinkedIn and how to use it in your internship and job search. Pizza served.

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Titans In The News

Runner's World

Stephanie Reinhart '02 married Mark Jockel during the Chicago Marathon. Extensive media coverage also included BuzzFeed, WGN Radio, and TODAY.

The New Lenox Patriot

Dr. Christopher Udovich '93 was named vice president and chief medical officer of Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

WKPT-TV (Kingsport, Tenn.)
Elizabeth “Liz” Lewis '01 has been named the first assistant director of the East Tennessee State University Innovation Lab.

The Pantagraph
Many students used their fall break day off from classes as an opportunity to give back to the community.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Justin Anthony '10 founded EPIC Youth, a program that uses competitive basketball to reach and teach minors to develop their potential.

WJBC Radio
Associate Professor of Economics Diego Mendez-Carbajo is part of a bookmobile committee formed by the Bloomington Public Library. 

The Pantagraph
IWU Athletic Equipment Manager Tony Robbins '83, who survived a heart attack last fall, had an emotional day watching the Titans win as his son played for their rival Millikin.

> More Titans in the News


• Roger Rasmussen ’44 recounted stories of his early years in Los Alamos as part of the U.S. Army’s Special Engineering Detachment for the Manhattan Project, as reported by the Los Alamos (N.M) Monitor.

•  Phill Wilson '77, who is president and chief executive officer of the Black AIDS Institute, will be the keynote speaker at the Dec. 1 World AIDS Day Breakfast in Seattle, the largest benefit of its kind in the Northwest.

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


Welcome New Employees

Anna Bromaghim ’07
started Oct. 12 as administrative assistant for Campus Events & Conference Services, a new position.

Kaylee Frank ’13 started Oct. 12 as office coordinator II for Financial Aid. She replaces Monica Wong, who became Student Employment Program coordinator on Feb. 16, replacing Cindy Eilts.

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