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Jan. 30, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
MonaPediatrician Who Exposed Flint Water Crisis to Speak
Mona Hanna-Attisha, whose research exposed the effects of high levels of lead in Flint, Mich., tap water, will speak at Illinois Wesleyan's Founders' Day Convocation on Feb. 15.
SaxLocal Concerts Planned as Part of IWU Jazz Festival
Nationally acclaimed jazz artists will perform at three public venues as part of Illinois Wesleyan's annual Jazz Festival on Feb. 3-4.
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Titan Athletics
  • TommyBoth Illinois Wesleyan swimming and diving teams defeated Millikin University and North Central College in double-dual action on Friday, Jan. 27, and the women's and men's teams split results in a dual meet against Franklin College on Saturday, Jan. 28.
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Alumni Events

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!  


2017 Pride Alumni Community Chicago Connection

Date: Feb. 19
Time: 12-2 p.m.

Please join the Pride Alumni Community and friends at their Chicago Connection social, hosted at Inspiration Kitchens.


Naples Connection

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

Please join fellow alumni, family, and friends at the Naples Connection hosted at the Audubon Country Club.


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. 30

Through Feb. 23, Merwin and Wakeley Gallery, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Art Exhibits – The works of painter and printmaker Eric Cain and painter, printmaker, and educator George Liebert are on display.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Being Exceptional in Our Community – Students, faculty, and community members will present on a variety of topics to advocate and raise awareness for people with disabilities and their rights. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza will be served.


12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Do Well, Do Good: Getting Involved Through Volunteerism – Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.


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

Thursday, Feb. 2

7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center –  3D: The Impact of Microagressions, Stereotype Threat and Racial Battle Fatigue on African-American Students’ Success
Discussion facilitated by Glenn Herring, residence director, Office of Residence Life.

Friday, Feb. 3

Through Saturday, Feb. 4Titan Weekend – Prospective students are invited to join our Titan family for a two-day visit program.


1 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Retirement Reception for Chuck Adam – The campus community is invited to stop by to bid a fond farewell to Chuck Adam, director of Campus Security, who is retiring after nearly 36 years at Illinois Wesleyan. Refreshments will be served.

6:30 p.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving – CCIW Diving Championships (Day 1)

9 p.m. - midnight, Hansen Student Center – Gatsby Affair – The Office of Student Activities invites students to enjoy an evening in the roaring '20s. The event features an interactive Murder Mystery show followed by music, dancing, and free hors d’oeuvres. Dress to impress and come with an alibi, because a little party never hurt nobody.

Saturday, Feb. 4

10:30 a.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving – CCIW Diving Championships (Day 2)

10:40 a.m., Shirk Center Indoor Track – Track and Field Keck D-III Select Meet (Seniors' Day)

12:45 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Festival Concert

5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Carroll University – Live streaming video at

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


8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Blacklight WERQ – WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance workout based on the hottest pop and hip hop music. Come join us and make sure to bring your hottest neon, closed toed shoes and some water! Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

Sunday, Feb. 7

5:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Super Bowl Party – Come watch the Patriots vs. Falcons in the Super Bowl on the big screen in Hansen. There will be tons of food (25 pizzas and 500 wings) for you to enjoy and multiple opportunities to win raffle prizes. Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association and Office of Student Activities.

Coming Soon:
YanaFeminist Economist, World Bank Consultant to Deliver Eckley Lecture
Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, a feminist economist who regularly consults for the World Bank and the United Nations, will present the Eckley Lecture in Economics on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
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Hart Career Center
Tuesday, Jan. 31

RSM will host an information table (with treats) in the lobby of State Farm Hall from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Senior Education Majors Session
4:30-6 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium
Dr. Beth Dalton, assistant superintendent for human resources for Kildeer Countryside School District 96, will present "Starting Your Career in Education." Teacher candidates will also have the opportunity to sign up for practice interviews with local education professionals.

Thursday, Feb. 2

ISU Spring Internship Fair

4-7 p.m., Bone Student Center
Get a head start on your summer internship search! All majors welcome and encouraged to attend.

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