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Feb. 6, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

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LauraVisiting Phi Beta Kappa Scholar to Speak on Frederick Douglass & Photography
Yale professor Laura Wexler will explore Frederick Douglass' hope for the role of photography – then a new invention – in fostering a more democratic society after the Civil War.
FestivalJanuary in Photos at Illinois Wesleyan
January brought us a new semester, new year, and new and renewed experiences – including a return of the annual Gospel Festival and Teach-In celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. See our month in photos.
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(Auburn, Maine) Twin City Times
Dr. Jamie Loggins '92 is a bariatric surgeon at Central Maine Medical Center, and performed surgery on Governor Paul R. LePage and his wife, First Lady Ann LePage.
The Pantagraph
Members of Illinois Wesleyan's 1997 NCAA Division III national championship men's basketball team, honored at halftime of Saturday's game, recalled their historic season.
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Under new director Glenn Wilson, Illinois Wesleyan University's annual winter jazz festival was broadened into a community-wide event while tapping the potential of the visiting guest artists.
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In recent posts, Katie Brokaw ’02 has published her first book, Staging Harmony: Music and Religious Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern Drama, with Cornell University Press. Fellow Titan Bethany Wasik '04 was her editorial assistant.

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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.


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.

Their kickoff concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5 will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Lombard, where alum Karl Bruhn '72 is the organist and music director. This concert will be part of the church’s year-long celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, starting the Protestant Reformation. Come enjoy the celebration with lots of IWU alumni at this excellent concert.


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

Register now 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.


2017 Collegiate Choir Chicago Concert and Alumni Reception
Date: March 18
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Save the date! The IWU Collegiate Choir tour stops at St. James Cathedral in Chicago on March 18. Join us for the concert and an alumni reception immediately following.

Monday, Feb. 6

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: IWU's Annual Intellectual Theme 2017-18: The Evolution of Revolution – The campus community is invited to come hear about the IWU Annual Intellectual Theme for 2017-18 from Scott Sheridan, professor of French and Italian Languages and Literatures and director of International Studies. In addition to the theme description, general information and a call for participation in the co-curricular events and the course cluster for each semester will be circulated.


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


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.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

7 p.m., C101, CNS – "Before The Flood" Film Screening & Discussion – A screening of this 2016 documentary about climate change starring Leonardo DiCaprio will be followed by a brief discussion on how to get involved and promote sustainability in your community. Free and open to the public; co-sponsored by IWU Environmental Studies Program, John Wesley Powell Audubon, and IWU student groups: Sierra Student Coalition, Peace Garden, College Democrats,The Multifaith Ambassador Program, Peace Fellows, Pi Sigma Alpha and the Sustainability Educators.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Procrastination: Getting Started on Getting Started – Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

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


Yana 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Feminist 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.

Thursday, Feb. 9

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center –  Summer Internship information Session: Human Rights, Social Justice, and Environmental Sustainability Fund – Interested in doing a summer internship – locally, nationally, or globally – that intersects with human rights, social justice, and/or environmental sustainability? Need funding for an internship that you've already secured in these areas? The Human Rights, Social Justice, and Environmental Sustainability Fund is now accepting applications (due March 1) and this information session will help you learn about the application process and exciting internship possibilities that match your passions and interests with community needs. For more information, contact Elyse Nelson Winger at

12:10 p.m., Governor Fifer Courtroom (2nd Floor), McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington – Lunch & Learn Series - Amanda Vicary: "Attraction to Crime and Criminals" – Assistant Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary will present, "Attraction to Crime and Criminals: Exploring People's Interest in Crime Stories and Attraction to Prisoners." The brown bag Lunch and Learn Series is offered in partnership by McLean County Museum of History, Illinois Wesleyan University and Collaborative Solutions Institute.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Laura Wexler, "Frederick Douglass: On Photography" - Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "Mustang" – (2015, France) Presented by Associate Professor of Political Science Kathleen Montgomery.

7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D: Trans Women – Discussion facilitated by Jacob Deters, residence director, Office of Residence Life, and Paige Buschman '17.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Guest Artist: Caroline Hong, Piano - Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Friday, Feb. 10

9 a.m., Heartland Community College, Community Commons Building, 1406 & 07 W. Raab Road, Normal – Special Seminar on Children's Literature – Illinois Wesleyan University and Heartland Community College will host a seminar on children's literature, "Meeting the Other: America in Russian Children’s Literature - Critical Approaches to Cultural Dialog." This academic year, IWU and Heartland are jointly hosting a visiting Fulbright Scholar from Russia, Dr. Kirill Maslinsky, who served among seminar organizers along with Isaac Funk Professor of German & Russian Marina Balina. The seminar will feature speakers from the Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia. Presenters include Wesleyan's Boryana Borisova '17 and Scott Sheridan, professor of French and Italian Languages and Literatures and director of International Studies.


7 p.m., Hansen Student Center  – 14th Annual Charity Drag Show – IWU Pride Alliance will present its 14th Annual Charity Drag Show, hosted by Foxie ShareAlike and featuring a mystery guest from RuPaul's Drag Race. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit Planned Parenthood of Bloomington-Normal.


Saturday, Feb. 11

9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Turfler Room/Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Pride Summit – The Pride Alumni Community (PAC) invites all members of the Illinois Wesleyan community (alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends of the University) to connect and support members of the LGBTGNC community while discussing relevant issues and sharing our journeys.

Sunday, Feb. 12

8 p.m., Shirk Center – Adam Devine – Comedian and actor Adam Devine will visit Illinois Wesleyan on his Weird Life Tour 2017. See ticket information below.


Coming Soon:
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.
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Hart Career Center
Tuesday, Feb. 7

Your Authentic Self: Your Online Brand
7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium
Today the game has changed and how you present yourself online can lead to success or failure. Two of IWU's best and brightest will share their expertise on this topic: Jessica Shull '03 and Melinda Magerkurth '10 work in the field of innovation at State Farm, developing and refining ideas for new products, services and processes. With a mix of humor and real life examples, they will share their best practices to convey who you really are online in a way that is beneficial to your future career.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Pre-Registration Deadline for CareerFest
Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, Ill.

CareerFest is a job and internship fair hosted by Illinois Wesleyan in cooperation with other small colleges across Illinois. Our combined efforts give students the opportunity to network with many employers and school districts in one location on Feb. 15. Register in advance by Feb. 8 at the Hart Career Center. Cost is $10. Transportation is available if arranged in advance.


Martin, Hood, and Friese and Associates will be on campus for interviews.

Thursday, Feb. 9

BDO will be on campus for interviews.

Friday, Feb. 10

Job Search Workshop
Noon-1 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium
Learn the many ways that the Hart Career Center can help you in your job search, from on-campus interviews to career fairs to online tools you can use in the comfort of your own room.


Career Center
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.

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