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Jan. 16, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
Colin and GailInterns Start Work During Busy Accounting Season
Illinois Wesleyan accounting majors have stepped into the work force as paid interns with public accounting firms this semester – and will stay on track to finish their coursework in four years.
GospelGospel Festival to Honor King's Legacy
The 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival will feature performances by some of the area's leading gospel groups.
sombrerosStudents Share Study Abroad Experiences Through Photo Contest
Illinois Wesleyan's study abroad photo contest offers students returning from abroad a chance to visually share their life-altering experiences.
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Titan Athletics
  • Tommy The Cubs Trophy Tour presented by State Farm® will bring the World Series championship trophy to Illinois Wesleyan University's Shirk Center on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
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Alumni Events

32nd Annual Phoenix Connection
Date: Jan. 29
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Join us for the 32nd Annual Phoenix Connection. Guest speaker is LeAnn Hughes, Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing.


Pride Summit
Date: Feb.11
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Register for the 2nd Pride Summit at IWU, connecting our LGBTQ+ alumni and students! The theme of this year’s summit is intersectionality. Programming includes an overview of intersectionality, small group discussions and activities, panel presentations and, of course, lunch!

2017 School of Theatre Arts Senior Showcase
Date: Feb. 13
Time: 6:30 p.m.

The Illinois Wesleyan School of Theatre Arts invites you to the Senior Showcase at Stage 773 in Chicago. Please bring friends and colleagues who are directors, artistic directors, managing directors and casting directors to see our talented seniors!

2017 IWU Entrepreneurial Society Networking Event
Date: Feb. 15
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join the Illinois Wesleyan University Entrepreneurial Society for a networking event at 1871 - Chicago's Technology & Entrepreneurship Center.


2017 Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Feb. 18
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT: Join us as we cheer on the Stanley Cup Champions! Pre-game at Park Tavern with free parking and transportation to the game. Just a few tickets left so act fast!  


Naples Connection

Date: Feb. 26
Time: 3-5 p.m.

Save the date for the Naples Connection for alumni and friends. 


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.


Northern California Connection 
Date: March 12
Time: 2-4 p.m.

Save the date for the Northern California Alumni Connection. Professor of History Mike Weis will be our guest speaker.


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

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, Jan. 16

1-4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Teach-In – Barbara Smith, who has fostered national dialogue on the intersections of race, class, sexuality and gender, will be the keynote speaker at 1 p.m.
At 2 p.m., Illinois Wesleyan Visiting Professor of Sociology Nicole Brown '99 will present, “When All the Lies are White: A Speculative History and Imagined Future of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Visit to a Predominantly White Liberal Arts Institution,” followed by discussion.
At 3 p.m., a panel of community activists will speak.


4-9 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival – Illinois Wesleyan University and the United Community Gospel Singers of Bloomington-Normal will present the 27th annual festival honoring King's legacy.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

4 p.m., 108, State Farm Hall – Urban Politics Discussion with Barbara Smith – Students are invited to a discussion with Barbara Smith, the keynote speaker at Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Study Smart & Time Management: Balancing Priorities – Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

Thursday, Jan. 19

4 p.m., C101, CNS – Earl H. and Marian A. Beling Lecture – Lori Alvin, Bradley University Math Department, will present "Dynamical Systems and Your Car Odometer."

4 p.m., Room 218 and Wakeley Gallery, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Gallery Walk and Artist Lecture – Painter and printmaker Eric Cain will discuss his work in an artist lecture at 4 p.m. in Room 218. Painter, printmaker, and educator George Liebert will present a gallery walk of his work at 4:30 p.m. in the Wakeley Gallery. Their works will be on display Jan. 19-Feb. 23.


7 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – 3D - Women's Leadership in Faith Communities: An Interfaith Panel  – Join women from various faith, religious and spiritual traditions as they share their insight regarding the status of women's leadership in faith communities, the importance of having women in leadership roles and the unique challenges of being a woman faith leader. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Chaplain's Office.

Saturday, Jan. 21

11:15 a.m., Shirk Center Indoor Track – Track and Field I-55 Triangular

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Hart Career Center
Tuesday, Jan. 17

4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Freeman Asia Internship Program Info Session
New opportunities are available in Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines and Thailand. International students are now eligible to apply, though they may not apply for positions in their home country (e.g. Chinese students cannot apply for positions in Hong Kong). Sophomores or juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents are also invited to apply. Funding includes airfare, housing and living allowance.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Travelers Insurance will be hosting interviews on campus.

Thursday, Jan. 19

Accenture will be hosting interviews on campus.

Friday, Jan. 20

12 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Ace Your Interview
Interviews can make or break you. Can you give behavioral examples of your strengths? Do you know what questions to ask? This presentation will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make every interview a great interview. 

Career Center
Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Author and activist Barbara Smith will be the keynote speaker at today's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Teach-In that will focus on women's power and social justice.
WJBC Radio
The tour of the Chicago Cubs World Series championship trophy will include a stop at Illinois Wesleyan's Shirk Center on Jan. 18. Also in The Pantagraph.
(Alton, Ill.) RiverBender

Attorney Karoline Carstens '03 has been named a shareholder at national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy.

More Titans in the News
  • Associate Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr has published a new species of frog from Peru, with Moravec J. (2017) A new species of Pristimantis (Amphibia, Anura, Craugastoridae) from a montane forest of the Pui Pui Protected Forest in central Peru (Región Junín). ZooKeys 645: 85-102. Available under open access.
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In recent posts, Jac Jemc '05 returned to campus recently to present a reading of her newest work as part of the Colwell Lecture and Reading Series. Jemc ’05 also spoke to Professor of English Kathleen O’Gorman’s “Short Story” course. Jemc’s senior project as an English major became the first draft of her book My Only Wife, which was a finalist for the 2013/PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Chicago-based Jemc’s third book, The Grip of It, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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