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Oct. 18, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
ASBIllinois Wesleyan Named to Community Service Honor Roll
For the seventh consecutive year, Illinois Wesleyan University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
EmilyInternships Provide Experiential Learning Opportunities
Senior Emily Diehl is a marketing account executive intern at Progressive Impressions International, where she puts her coursework into action.
JacobTaitel Only Undergraduate Honored at International Competition
Tuba performance major Jacob Taitel '18 was the only undergraduate student among 10 semi-finalists in the Tuba Artist Division of the recent 2016 Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition.
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Titan Athletics
  • TommyThe Illinois Wesleyan women's golf teams finished in third and fifth place at the eight-team Jim English Centre College Fall Invitational on Sunday, Oct. 16, held at the Danville, Ky., Country Club.
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Alumni Events

2016 Pride Summit
Date: Nov. 12
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Save the date for the 2nd Pride Summit, connecting our LGBTQ+ alumni and students. More details to come soon!

32nd Annual Phoenix Connection
Date: Jan. 29, 2017
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Save the date for the 32nd Annual Phoenix Connection.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Concert to Celebrate Female Jazz Artists

Wednesday, Oct. 19

11 a.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Pursuing Passion - Claiming Calling Small Group Discussion – We're often told: find your passion, and then go do it! Or: do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life! Well, what if you aren't sure about your passions? Join alumni Barb Nathan '80 and Jason Clark '00, as well as Rabbi Rebecca DuBowe from Moses Montefiore Temple, for an interactive discussion about how their values, questions, and beliefs have shaped their careers and community involvement and how they understand the notions of calling, purpose, and meaningful work. This event kicks off a three-week series that will provide ways for students to discover these commitments and to consider the ways different religious and secular perspectives approach the idea of vocation, or calling. It will also provide students with resources to explore their own beliefs about a meaningful life, identify their strengths and talents, and to consider professions that encourage the integration of their skills and passions. This series is co-sponsored by Evelyn Chapel and the Hart Career Center, led by University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger and Assistant Director for Career Development Abby Reel. Lunch will be provided.


11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dugout and Sodexo stairs, Memorial Center – Domestic and Dating Violence Awareness – Purple ribbons will be distributed in observance of Domestic and Dating Violence Awareness month. Additionally, you are asked to wear purple on Wednesday in support and memory of those who live with the cycle of violence, those working to break the cycle of violence in their lives, and for those who have been lost to domestic and dating violence. For additional information about dating violence and other resources, consult


11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dugout, Memorial Center – Alcohol Awareness Week – Join Counseling and Consultation Services and Students Organizing Campus Awareness (SOCA) as we bring awareness across campus about issues surrounding alcohol use, responsible drinking patterns, alcohol facts and being safe if you choose to use alcohol. Try the beer goggles, and learn what it means to "pour a drink." Look for the "Cash Cab" on Wednesday and take a ride. Come get a red ribbon, some candy and other give-aways to show your support for Alcohol Awareness (also on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)


12 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Info Session - Internships in Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice – The IWU Center for Human Rights and Social Justice will be offering stipends of up to $5,000 to qualified students interested in completing such internships, and members of the Steering Committee will offer tips regarding the application process. In addition, Evan Mok-Lamme '17 and Landon Piccatto '17 will discuss their funded internship experiences with the Karis Foundation in Grand Junction, Colo., and The Ames Library during the summer of 2016.

12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Manage Your Stress Before it Manages You – Hosted by the Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs, students are welcome to attend any or all sessions. Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch!

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center –  Annual Diversity Progress Report Forum – Please join members of the University Council on Diversity for a presentation and discussion of the University's progress on the diversity portion of the strategic plan. The annual Diversity Progress Report is available online.
7 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Dia de los Muertos: La Historia – The office of Diversity and Inclusion and Spanish And Latino Student Association (SALSA) will host a presentation about Día De Los Muertos, followed by an opportunity to decorate your own sugar skulls at the Multicultural Center House.


7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Film Screening and Discussion: "Just Eat It: a Food Waste Story" – We all love food. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly half of it in the trash? Learn more at the screening and discussion of the entertaining and award-winning film: “Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story.” Sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program and McLean County Wellness Coalition.

Thursday, Oct. 20

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Ides Lecture: The Current State of Mesopotamian Archaeological Sites in Iraq and Syria – Katharyn Hanson, U.S. Director for the American Academic Research Institute in Iraq and Research Fellow at the Smithsonian, will speak, sponsored by the Greek and Roman Studies Program.


4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: IWU's Weekly Interfaith Dialogue –  Professor of Political Science Jim Simeone will discuss why there is such a sharp contrast between how Muslim and Hindu communities interact with each other in India. This conversation is inspired by one of the books he uses in his multiculturalism class, Ethnic Conflict and Civil Life by Ashutosh Varshney.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "Ixcanul" – (2015, Guatemala), presented by Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Daynali Flores-Rodriguez.

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – 3D: The Graduate School Experience for Women in the Sciences – Graduate school is a struggle for many students. What kind of circumstances may women face while applying to grad schools? What concerns may women have while deciding on what school is right for them, especially in the sciences? Come listen and ask questions to our panel of women who have been through these experiences before.

A Women's Power, Women's Justice theme event.

8 p.m., The Underground, Memorial Center – Open Mic – The Office of Student Activities and Lyrical Graffiti will host this semester's first Open Mic in The Underground. Stop by to get on stage and live your dreams for a night or just come on down to enjoy the fresh talent. All are welcome.

Friday, Oct. 21

3 p.m., C102, CNS – Psychology Alumni Panel – Eight alumni will participate in a graduate school panel for current undergraduates majoring in psychology. They will answer questions and offer advice based on their own experiences (which led to careers in psychology and related fields, such as sports management graduate programs).


7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie St., Bloomington – Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra


10:30 p.m., The Underground, Memorial Center – JM7* Improv Show – Love improv? Well, you're in luck. JM7*, Illinois Wesleyan's ONLY improv troupe, is back for their first show of the 2016-2017 season.

Saturday, Oct. 22

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Faculty & Guest Artist Chamber Recital

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Comedian Eric O'Shea – Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

Monday, Oct. 24

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Interdisciplinary Opportunities in Spatial Analysis – An overview of ArcGIS will be presented by Assistant Professor of History Amanda Coles.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Religion Department Student-Faculty Colloquium – Professor Stephanie Kirk (Washington University, St. Louis) will speak on "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: A Female Intellectual Confronts the Colonial Mexican Church."
This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Religion Department and Women's and Gender Studies Program.

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Hart Career Center
All Week

Resume Week – Drop In Resume Review
1:30-3:30 p.m. daily through Friday, Oct. 21, Hart Career Center
Bring in your resume or cover letter for review by Hart Career Center staff and local employers. First come, first served basis.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Financial Services Panel – Alumni Speaker Series

7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium
The Hart Career Center, Alpha Kappa Psi and the Economics Society are hosting a special program that engages our alumni who are working in financial services fields. The panel includes the following Titans: Jeffrey Lynch '96, Corporate Treasurer, GROWMARK; Sean Dwyer '10, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones; Jill Kawasaki '14, Financial Analyst, State Farm; Aditya Shahi '12, Investment Analyst, Kinship Trust Company; Mike Musselman '04, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, MB Financial Bank.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Claiming Calling – Multifaith Panel & Discussion Series on Discovering Your Life's Work 

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel
See details above

UIUC Graduate and Professional School Fair

12-4 p.m., University of Illinois, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. 

See information on participating universities and programs.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Representatives from The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology will be available from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to discuss the 12 unique programs they offer for graduate degrees. Please call the Hart Career Center at (309) 556-3071 to RSVP for this event.

Friday, Oct. 21

Washington DC - Career Immersion Excursion 2017 Info Session

12-1 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium
Come learn more about this Spring Break 2017 opportunity intended for students with an interest in the fields of government, public policy, non-profits, healthcare and legal issues involving business and government. Discover how you can travel to DC and network with alumni and top officials in those fields.

Career Center
Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Comedian Adam Devine will bring his "Weird Life Tour" to the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University this winter.
(Peoria) Journal Star
The Heartland Festival Orchestra will showcase principal viola Diane Wuthrich '05 in a performance of "Mozart's Masterpieces" in Washington, Ill.
(Decatur) Herald & Review

Bill Haworth '74, a former paramedic and now flight attendant, was honored with Delta's “Save the Day” award for helping to save the life of a female passenger who suffered a stroke.

More Titans in the News
  • Emeritus Professor of Theatre Arts Jared Brown will present "Collaboration? Hollywood's Pact with Hitler" as part of Mornings with the Professors programs at Illinois State University.

  • Lon Erickson '97, a portfolio manager and managing director for Thornburg Investment Management, was interviewed about corporate and municipal bond markets for Advisor Perspectives.

  • Baritone William Powers '64 will perform a solo recital of operatic arias and selections from the Great American Songbook at North Park University on Nov. 4, followed by a master class the following day.
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