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Campus Weekly

Nov. 14, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
GroupUniversity to Receive Diversity and Inclusion Award
Illinois Wesleyan will be honored for celebrating and creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment by NASPA, the professional association of student affairs administrators.
Brianna and TanyaInterfaith Fights Hunger and Poverty on Annual Service Day
Students took action to better understand and fight poverty and hunger on the third annual Interfaith Service Day, "Harvesting Help."
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Titan Athletics
  • TommyThe women's soccer team finished their season with a heartbreaking loss in the first round of the NCAA Division III women's soccer tournament, hosted at Neis Field on Saturday, Nov. 12.
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Alumni Award Nominations

AwardsThe IWU Alumni Association Nominating Committee needs your help compiling a list of alumni candidates for the Alumni Award categories below.


The Distinguished Alumni Award
This award is presented annually to a person who has made a distinguished contribution to society, has achieved professional distinction, or has demonstrated civic leadership.


The Robert M. Montgomery Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Named for a 1968 alumnus and former IWU Alumni Director, this award recognizes young alumni for outstanding professional achievement, civic leadership, or both. Nominees for this award should be 2002-2016 graduates.


The Loyalty Award
This award recognizes alumni who have benefited Illinois Wesleyan either through service to the University, strong financial support, or both. 


Click here to submit a nomination for a Titan you feel should be considered for recognition. Nominations are due by March 1, 2017. Awards winners are announced at Homecoming. Any forms submitted after this date will be considered for Homecoming of the following year. Please call the Alumni Relations Office at 1-888-498-2586 if you have any questions.

Alumni Discount at the Bookstore

Coaster The IWU Bookstore has increased the alumni discount on the web to 20% when you use the coupon code "alumn."


Happy holiday shopping!

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Alumni Events

5th Annual Alumni/Titan First Chance Collegiate Track and Field Meet
Date: Dec. 3
Come and support the current team, see “old” friends and coaches, and if you are feeling nostalgic, feel free to dust off the old spikes and compete!

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


2017 Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Feb. 18
Join us as we cheer on the Stanley Cup Champions! Pre-game at Park Tavern with free parking and transportation to the game.


2017 Council for IWU Women Summit
Date: March 3-March 4
Save the Date for the 2017 Council for Women Summit. The Summit is open to council women, alumnae, faculty, staff and students.


2017 Collegiate Choir Tour
Date: March 5-18
Join Dr. J. Scott Ferguson and the Collegiate Choir for a performance in an area near you.


Career Immersion Excursion: Washington DC Student Alumni Networking
Date: March 13
Time: 6-8 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE: Join us from 6-8 p.m. to network with current students in the Career Immersion Excursion at The Capitol Club, 300 First Street S. E., Washington, D.C.

Monday, Nov. 14


Through Nov. 16 – Class Registration for Spring 2017


Through Dec. 9, Merwin and Wakeley galleries, Joyce. G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Art Exhibits by Taryn McMahon and Gretchen Beck – The galleries will feature the work of printmaker Taryn McMahon and contemporary artist Gretchen Beck.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 12 to 4 p.m., Tuesday evenings 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.


12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Use of Crowdfunding Platforms for Research" – Presented by Assistant Professor of Nursing Amanda Hopkins and Assistant Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong.


6 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Town Hall Discussion: Where Do We Go From Here? – The campus community is invited to gather to share feelings, beliefs and viewpoints related to the presidential campaign and election, and discuss how we can respect and honor one another as we move forward as a campus community and nation. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

7 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Akerman Film Festival: "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles"

Tuesday, Nov. 15

12 p.m., Room 200, Hansen Student Center – Lunch and Learn: Stress and Sleep in our Turbulent Lives – Faculty and staff are invited to bring their meal and join clinical psychologist Brent Sylvester from Advocate Medical Group Behavioral Health as he provides thoughts and tools to help better manage personal stress. To register, contact Wellness at 556-3334 or

6 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Akerman Film Festival: "South"


6 p.m., Biaggi's, 1501 N. Veterans Parkway Bloomington – William L. White International Forum – Kirill Maslinsky, a visiting Fulbright Fellow at Illinois Wesleyan from St. Petersburg, Russia, will speak at the Vladimir-Canterbury Sister Cities Association inaugural William L. White International Forum, which is named in honor of the late William Luther White, who served Illinois Wesleyan for 33 years as chaplain and professor of religion, and was one of the founders of the Vladimir/Canterbury Sister City Association of Bloomington-Normal.

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Dominican University – Live streaming video at

8 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Musical: The Boys From Syracuse


Wednesday, Nov. 16

11 a.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Faculty and Staff Safe Zone Workshop


12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Survival Tips For Finals – Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Akerman Film Festival: Janet Bergstrom on Disappearance Stories in the Films of Chantal Akerman: "The Captive"  – University of California, Los Angeles film professor Janet Bergstrom, an expert on filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s work, will speak prior to a screening of "The Captive."

4 p.m., 101, State Farm Hall – Master Class with Poet Matt Hart – Hosted by poetry slam club Lyrical Graffiti.

5 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Akerman Film Festival: "The Captive"

7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Reading with Poet Matt Hart

8 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Musical: The Boys From Syracuse

Thursday, Nov. 17

4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: IWU's Weekly Interfaith Dialogue

7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D: Are You the First? First Generation Panel – Hear about experiences of students, faculty and staff who were the first in their family to attend a four-year university. This interactive and engaging panel will allow you to ask questions about our guests' first-generation experiences and connect you to other resources here at IWU. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Akerman Film Festival and International Film Series: "No Home Movie"

8 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Musical: The Boys From Syracuse

Friday, Nov. 18

12:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington – Opera "Le Nozze di Figaro": Children's Matinee

5 p.m., Shirk Center – Illinois Wesleyan Men's Basketball Tip-Off Tournament – Loras vs. Aurora

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Webster University – Illinois Wesleyan Tip-Off Tournament – Live streaming video at

7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St., Bloomington – Opera "Le Nozze di Figaro"

8 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Musical: The Boys From Syracuse

Saturday, Nov. 19

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.,  – ¡Tu Universidad! – ¡Tu Universidad! is an event dedicated to helping Latino/a students and their parents learn more about the University community, the admissions process and all financial aid resources.

10 a.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving – Illinois Wesleyan Invitational

5 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball – Illinois Wesleyan Tip-Off Tournament Third Place Game – Live streaming video at

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – "Le Nozze di Figaro": Concert Version

8 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Musical: The Boys From Syracuse

Sunday, Nov. 20

1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Faculty Recital: Nina Gordon, Cello; Nancy Pounds, Piano

2 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Musical: The Boys From Syracuse

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Junior Recital:  Beau Beidscheid, Tenor; Christopher Cooper, Trombone – Sponsored by the School of Music.

Monday, Nov. 21

Class Registration for May Term


Tuesday, Nov. 22

5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – Live streaming video at

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. MacMurray College – Live streaming video at


Wednesday, Nov. 23

Through Sunday, Nov. 27 – Thanksgiving Recess

Saturday, Nov. 26

3 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Illinois College – Midwest Challenge

Sunday, Nov. 27

1 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball – Midwest Challenge

Monday, Nov. 28

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Creating an Inclusive Teaching Environment: Successful Strategies" – Presented by Assistant Professor of Nursing Amanda Hopkins.

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Hart Career Center
Monday, Nov. 14

Produce Pro Software will host interviews on campus.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Nursing Career Fair
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Young Main Lounge
Nursing majors of all years should attend this fair to learn about potential internships and full-time positions.


Employers BJC and The Carle Foundation will be interviewing on campus following the Nursing Career Fair.

Thursday, Nov. 17

VIRTUAL National Security Career Fair
You can explore job opportunities, chat with recruiters and subject matter experts, and learn how to apply for job openings... without leaving home! Learn about working at places like the CIA, Department of Defense, Justice, State, Homeland Security, Air & Space Intelligence.... and more! Learn more & pre-register to participate in the event by visiting the Intelligence Careers website.


Identiti Resources Limited will host interviews on campus.

Friday, Nov. 18

Networking Workshop
12-1 p.m., Hart Career Center
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 utilize it in your internship and job search. Pizza served.


Fall Government Job Fair
1-4 p.m., University of Illinois – Chicago
750 S. Halsted St., Student Center East Building, 3rd Floor, Illinois Rooms A & B. 
Hosted by the Government College Relations Council. Students will have a chance to meet with representatives from many government agencies.


Graduate School Practice Interviews, various times available
Headed to graduate school? If you are a junior or senior and are planning on graduate school, you should practice your interview skills. Sign up TODAY for a practice interview (Job # 18799) on Titan CareerLink.

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Titans In The News
The Pantagraph

Thanks to his Titan basketball career (in the Jack Sikma years), Chris Eldredge '78 has notched more Pantagraph news reports than his platinum-selling country-superstar son, Brett.

The Pantagraph
The IWU community learned about Native American traditions and the water protectors in North Dakota from visiting tribe members.
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