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Campus Weekly
March 28, 2016
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Inauguration Inspiring Alumni to Share Stories During Inaugural Week
Six successful alumni will speak during an Alumni Showcase on April 1, as part of events surrounding the inauguration of President Eric R. Jensen.

The six alumni are: actor Kevin Dunn '77; hedge fund analyst Marcus Dunlop ’08; broadcast journalist and documentarian Demetria Kalodimos ’81; Hall of Fame sportswriter Dave Kindred ’63; healthcare executive and policy advisor Stephen Ondra, M.D. ’80; and immigration attorney Carlina Tapia-Ruano ’77. Video of the showcase will be available later on demand.

The inauguration ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 will be live streamed. Use the hashtag #ilwesprez to share on social media.

JuanMacArthur Fellow Salgado '91 to Give Student Senate "Do Good" Lecture
MacArthur Fellow and Illinois Wesleyan alumnus Juan Salgado will give a presentation entitled "The World Needs You" as part of events leading up to the inauguration.
ASB group Students Build, Bond Through Alternative Spring Break
Julia Savich '16 offers a first-person account of this year's Alternative Spring Break at Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
CapitolDECA Students to Compete at International Conference
Four Illinois Wesleyan students will compete at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in April in Washington, D.C.
BrandonCommon Promoted to Assistant Dean of Students
Brandon Common, who has led the Office of Diversity and Inclusion since 2014, has been promoted to Assistant Dean of Students for Campus Life at Illinois Wesleyan.
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Titan Athletics

TommyThe women's lacrosse team defeated Albion College on March 26 and are now 8-1 for the season, while the men's lacrosse team defeated Olivet College and are now 5-3.

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Alumni Events

Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, April 8
8:30 a.m.-12:00

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library


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.

Titans In The News
USA Today
The bronze medal of best small college towns goes to Bloomington, home of Illinois Wesleyan University.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Attorney Reona J. Daly, 1991 English alum of IWU, has been selected as a U.S. magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Also reported by WMIX-Radio.
The Edwardsville Intelligencer
Andy Calloway '00 has opened his own State Farm insurance agency in Maryville.
The Pantagraph
Featured among "people who are shaping the future of Central Illinois," Wesleyan's senior Web developer Michael Gorman '10 has taken an active role in improving the Bloomington-Normal community.
The Pantagraph
Longtime Illinois Wesleyan custodian Mark Albright volunteers to rake sand pits – and offer encouragement – for Bloomington High School track athletes.
The Pantagraph
In the community newspaper's annual report, President Eric Jensen points to successes at IWU in the past year and during his first four months on the job.
The Pantagraph
Former CIA officer David Priess '93 has written The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama.
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan's Center for Human Rights and Social Justice will host a film festival highlighting the work of African filmmaker Ousmane Sembène.
The (Alton) Telegraph

Dr. John (Jack) Herrmann '74, a professor of veterinary medicine, has been reappointed to the Illinois State Board of Health.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
(Viewable on campus & to subcribers only)
Rebecca A. Welzenbach '07 is interviewed in the article, "Academic Publishers Experiment With ‘Altmetrics’ to Track Reach and Impact."
Chicago Tribune
Ray Bolton ’18 will get first-hand experience running a business during a summer internship with College Works Painting.
Grand Blanc (Mich.) View
Security Credit Union has named Bill Herron '99 to fill the role of vice president, operations.
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  • Scuttlings and Scramblings, a composition by Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo, was performed on March 19 in Tokyo, Japan. The performers were Thomas Piercy, clarinet, and Michiyo Honma, harpsichord.
More Research & Creative Activity
Monday, March 28

12:10 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Non-org: Curriculum Council Discussion on AP Credit – The Illinois legislature has passed a new law requiring all public institutions in the state to accept an Advanced Placement score of 3 and above. This law does not affect private institutions like IWU, but Dean of Enrollment Management Bob Murray will join us to discuss the possible impact on our applicant pool. Registrar Leslie Betz will also be on hand to illustrate how Illinois State University and University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign are handling it. Curriculum Council must decide whether IWU should change our policy of only accepting 4 or 5 AP scores. Faculty input is important.


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.

Tuesday, March 29

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Ousmane Sembène Film Festival - "Mandabi"

Wednesday, March 30

11 a.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Walking the Labyrinth: A Religious Practice Old and New"Solvitur Ambulando... It is solved by walking" – St. Augustine. For centuries, meditative walking has been a part of many religious disciplines. Come and learn about the ways Christians have adopted and adapted this practice of walking the labyrinth. This interactive hour includes the option of walking a labyrinth set up in the Main Lounge. Part of the 2015-2016 series, "Intersections: A Walking Exploration of Contemporary Religious Practices," coordinated by Chair of Sociology/Anthropology & Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart, Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger, and Multifaith Ambassador Karen Matkovich '16.


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


4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Ousmane Sembène Film Festival - "Faat Kiné"


5 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner – Come and be embraced by His Noodly Appendage in a feast hosted by the IWU Secular Student Alliance. Full pirate regalia recommended but not required. The event is free to attend.


6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – "Silver Linings Playbook" - NAMI Movie Night – Come join National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for a free showing of "Silver Linings Playbook." We will also host a brief talk entitled "A Closer Look on Mental Illnesses." Free popcorn will be provided (bring your own popcorn bowl). Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, March 31

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Ousmane Sembène Film Festival - "Sembène!"


4:30 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs. Concordia University


7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Do Good Speaker: Juan Salgado '91

Friday, April 1

Ironwood Golf Course, 1901 North Towanda Avenue, Normal – Men's Golf - IWU Invitational (Day 1)


Through Saturday, April 2 German Undergraduate Research Conference


1 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Alumni Showcase Event


2:15 p.m., Case Study Room (102), State Farm Hall – The Liberal Arts in the 21st Century: A Spotlight on Collaborative Engagement – Artistic and scholarly sessions will focus on how the collaborative process adds value to an Illinois Wesleyan liberal arts experience. Part of a series of events celebrating the Inauguration of Eric R. Jensen.


8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Unlicensed Syncopation, A Wonderful Thought: An Evening of Vocal Jazz

Saturday, April 2

Ironwood Golf Course, 1901 North Towanda Avenue, Normal – Men's Golf - IWU Invitational (Day 2)


9 a.m., Case Study Room (102), State Farm Hall – The Liberal Arts in the 21st Century: A Spotlight on Collaborative Engagement – Artistic and scholarly sessions are part of a series of events celebrating the Illinois Wesleyan liberal arts experience and the Inauguration of Eric R. Jensen.


11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jennings Recital: Martha Aguirre '17, Soprano; Donald Brown '17, Baritone


12 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Calvin College


1 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Elmhurst College (Doubleheader)


1 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. North Park University (Doubleheader)


2 p.m., Shirk Center Performance Arena – Inauguration of Eric R. Jensen – The investiture ceremony will be followed by a Backyard Barbecue and Bluegrass celebration in the Activity Gym.


8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Magician Ben Seidman – Come see Ben Seidman for a spectacular performance filled with comedy and sharp sleight-of-hand. Seidman is currently co-starring in the television series "Magic Outlaws" and was also Johnny Knoxville's personal magic instructor. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

Sunday, April 3

Through Monday, April 2Admissions - Diversity and Inclusion Visit Program – Eligible students will have the opportunity to stay overnight with a current student in a residence hall, observe a class, tour the campus and meet with faculty, staff and students.


1 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Carroll University (Doubleheader) – Live streaming video at

Monday, April 4

Through Wednesday, April 13Class Registration for Fall 2016


12:10 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Non-org: "Summit on New Frontiers in the Study of Colorblind Racism" – On May 12-14, Illinois Wesleyan will host a national scholars' symposium, titled the Summit on New Frontiers in the Study of Colorblind Racism. This Summit will include a number of opportunities for campus and community engagement, and feature a keynote address by IWU alum Charlene Carruthers '07. Come learn more about what scholars typically mean by "colorblind racism," and learn more about ways that you can connect with this event and its visiting scholars during May Term, presented by Associate Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke. Staff, faculty and students are all welcome.


4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Meeting

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Hart Career Center
Wednesday, March 30
7 pm., Welcome Center Auditorium – FIRE IT UP! 10 Ways to Jump Start Your Net Worth in Your 20s
– This is a real life crash course into what college students can be thinking about to get started well financially as they leave college. Presenter Kevin Kuebler, CPA, CFP® has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, corporate accounting, accounting systems consulting, and financial planning services. His experience brings a broad range of knowledge to his clients.
Career Center
Welcome New Employees

Jeff Robinette started March 21 as the network administrator in Information Technology, replacing Sean Hunter.

Trisha Thompson started March 21 as the office coordinator II in Hispanic Studies/French & Italian/German, Russian & Asian Languages. She replaces Sharla Brown-Ajayi, who transferred to the senior administrative assistant - Mellon Center position in October, replacing Julie Lappin.

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