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Campus Weekly
March 21, 2016
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EricIllinois Wesleyan to Celebrate Inauguration of Eric R. Jensen
A number of events Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2 will celebrate the inauguration theme "The Liberal Arts in the 21st Century: Spotlight on Collaborative Engagement," including "Do Good" speaker MacArthur Fellow Juan Salgado' 91 and an alumni showcase.
Matthew Juniata College Names IWU's Damschroder Vice President for Student Life
Longtime Illinois Wesleyan student affairs administrator Matthew Damschroder has been named vice president for student life and dean of students at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa., effective June 1.
Ania PhotosLocal Arts Competition Features Student Winners
Four Illinois Wesleyan students have received awards in the McLean County Arts Center 89th Annual Amateur Art Competition.
ArgusStudent Newspaper Wins Two Editorial Awards
The Argus received two awards for editorials at the recent Illinois College Press Association Convention in Chicago.
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Titan Athletics

Tommy• Senior Nia Joiner set a new Division III record in the 60 meter dash as the IWU women's team got a second place national finish in the 2016 NCAA Division III National Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 11-12.

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In recent posts, Doug Smith ’91 has been named vice president and commercial relationship manager at the Bank of Tampa.
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Titans In The News

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“Youarenowhere,” which has begun an encore run in New York, was one of the most talked-about shows of the 2015 Coil festival and has toured successfully since, establishing Andrew Schneider '03 "as a significant artist in his own right."
Doug Gibbs '92 has joined City National Rochdale, a subsidiary of City National Bank, as a senior credit analyst on its new high-yield municipal bond team.
Crested Butte (Colo.) News

Melanie Hall '02 has fulfilled her childhood passion for music and theatre while gaining a passion for the wilderness -- and pursuing both in Alaska and Colorado.

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Former CIA officer David Priess '93 sheds light on the daily briefings received by U.S. presidents for a half century. Also on WJBC Radio.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan students staged a 12-hour dance marathon, raising more than $7,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria.
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  • An essay by Associate Professor of Religion Robert Erlewine, "Isolation and the Law: Germanism and Judaism in Hermann Cohen's Reading of Moses Mendelssohn," has been published in Moses Mendelssohn: Enlightenment, Religion, Politics, Nationalism, eds. Michah Gottlieb and Charles H. Manekin (Bethesda, MD: University of Maryland Press) 2015, pp. 295-319.

  • Associate Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr published a photographic field guide of amphibians of the Yanachaga Chemillén National Park in Peru:
    Angulo, A., von May, R., Icochea, J., Chaparro, J. C., Hedges, B., Lehr, E., López, D. G., Lundberg, M. & Moravec. J. (2016). Anfibios del bosque de nubes del Parque Nacional Yanachaga Chemillén y su zona de amortiguamiento, Peru. Field guides 738: 1–4. The Field Museum, Chicago, USA. Open access online.

  • A book by Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies Carolyn Nadeau, Food Matters: Alonso Quijano's Diet and the Discourse of Food in Early Modern Spain, has been released by the University of Toronto Press.

  • Illinois Wesleyan Trustee and 1964 alumnus Bill Roberts has been appointed a commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission. Roberts is a managing partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
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Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo

The Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo, sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University Wellness and the Ecology Action Center, will be Saturday, April 9 at the Shirk Center.

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Alumni Events

Horenberger Bass Classic-Alumni Connection and Baseball
Date: April 20
Time: 5 p.m.

Join us for this tradition of crosstown rivals that dates back to 1890. Alumni Connection begins at 5 p.m.; game starts at 6 p.m.


Peoria Alumni Connection
Date: May 25
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join area alumni for hors d'oeuvres at Mt. Hawley Country Club with special guest, President Eric Jensen. Registration will open in April.


Washington DC Alumni Connection
Date: June 22
Save the date for our next Washington DC Alumni Connection, when we will welcome President Eric Jensen to meet our DC alumni. Stay tuned for time and place.

Hart Career Center
Friday, March 25

12 p.m., Hart Career Center – Seniors OCRAP Club Continued: For Your Future Friday Series – Seniors, are you still job hunting? Do you need to start job hunting? Now is the time to Optimize your Career Resilience And Persistence skills. Join Warren Kistner as he leads the second session of the OCRAP club. Pizza served.

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Monday, March 21

12:10 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Non-org: "A Quick Primer on Parliamentary Procedure" – Presented by Associate Professor of Mathematics Andrew Shallue.

Tuesday, March 22

8 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington – Collegiate Choir Tour Home Concert

Wednesday, March 23

Through Friday, April 1 – Academic Advising for Fall 2016


11 a.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Insights on the Holi Festival – Guru Uma V. Kallakuri, founder and artistic director of the Nrityamala Dance Academy, will be the featured guest as part of Intersections: A Walking Exploration of Contemporary Religious Practices. Holi is celebrated at the advent of spring to empower the belief in equality, love, honesty, and good nature in one and all. It is a festival of fun and frolic, color and dance. Join us for an interactive hour of classical Indian dance and exploration of the meaning of Holi. Coordinated by Professor Rebecca Gearhart, Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger and the South Asian Student Association.


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


6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Quest for Kindness – Compete in teams of 3-4 members to complete as many random acts of kindness within an hour as you can. The Quest will be followed by pizza and cookies for participants, as well as gift card prizes for the top teams. Sponsored by the Happy Club and Residence Hall Association. Register your team.

Thursday, March 24

4 p.m., Fellowship Area (basement), Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA – Come to Evelyn Chapel for late afternoon coffee, cookies and conversation about spiritual life and your questions about life and faith along with students from various religious and non-religious traditions.


7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Vagina Monologues – (Rescheduled from Feb. 18) A "Nation(s) Divided?" theme event, sponsored by Feminism: Equality Matters (F:EM) and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Intended to promote female empowerment, each of the monologues deals with an aspect of the feminine experience, touching on matters such as sex, love, rape, menstruation, and common names for the vagina.


7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "War Don Don" (2010, USA) will be presented by Betty Ritchie-Birrer '47 and Ivan Birrer Endowed Professor William Munro.


8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Consort Recital – Sponsored by the School of Music.

Friday, March 25

12:10 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Encore Presentation - On Middle Sexualities and Resisting Labels – A second opportunity to hear this presentation by Matthew Damschroder, assistant dean of students for campus life, for those who couldn't attend the initial presentation in February. Feel free to bring your lunch! If you have questions about what it means when students use terms like bi/pansexual, non-binary, queer, genderqueer and fluid, this is a safe space to learn more, get answers and become equipped to support students fully in pursuit of communities of respect and inclusion. Sponsored by IWU Safe Zone with the support of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Saturday, March 26

12 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Albion College – Live streaming video at


3 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Olivet College – Live streaming video at

Monday, March 28

12:10 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Non-org: Curriculum Council Discussion on Advanced Placement (AP) Credit


4 p.m., 202, State Farm Hall – Sociology & Anthropology Colloquium – Maura Toro-Morn, professor of sociology and anthropology and director of Latin American Studies at Illinois State University, will give a public lecture titled "Migration and Gendered Webs of Obligation: Caring for my Elderly Puerto Rican Mother in a Transnational Context." Free pizza will follow.


7 p.m., C101, CNS – Tom Ulrich, Nature Photographer – This year's presentation, "Stock and What-Not," will feature photos of nature from around the world from Ulrich's 40 years as a nature photographer. His narration includes insight on photo technique and animal behavior and is always riddled with humor. Presented by Sugar Grove Nature Center, this event is free with a university ID.

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Welcome New Employee

Reed Hoskins started March 17 as the assistant football coach/recruiter and strength coach.

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