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Campus Weekly

March 6, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
JonathanSmall Business Development Center Opens at Illinois Wesleyan
Illinois Wesleyan will be the new home of the McLean County Small Business Development Center, providing assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in the community, with numerous opportunities for student involvement.
CalderonFormer President of Mexico to Deliver Stevenson Lecture
Felipe Calderón, recognized for leading Mexico's economic recovery and providing international leadership in sustainable development, will speak at Illinois Wesleyan on March 23.
JasonUniversity to be Honored for Excellence in Student Programming
Illinois Wesleyan's series of Queer Lives programs won recognition from the Gender and Sexuality Knowledge Community of NASPA, the professional organization of student affairs administrators in higher education.
DevineFebruary in Photos at Illinois Wesleyan
February was a short month packed with busy days celebrating gratitude, hearing influential guest speakers, taking polar plunges, dancing, laughing, learning and more. Take a look at our month in photos.
IWSOIWSO is Finalist for American Prize
The Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra is a national finalist in The American Prize competition in the performing arts, following a similar honor to the Wind Ensemble and to conductor Lev Ivanov.
Allison and WendyNursing Faculty Member Honored by Panhellenic
For the second straight year, Illinois Wesleyan's College Panhellenic has selected a nursing faculty member for its annual Professor of the Year award - this year honoring Assistant Professor Wendy Kooken.
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Titan Athletics
  • The women's basketball team fell to Trine University in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament at the Ohio Northern regional in Ada, Ohio, on Friday, March 3.
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Titans In The News
Chicago Tribune

The Woodridge School District unanimously appointed Curtis Saindon '87 as the new Assistant Superintendent for Business/Chief School Business Official.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette
The Illinois Supreme Court named Bradford A. Rau '80 – an attorney, public defender and former assistant state's attorney – as the newest judge for the 6th Circuit.
Chicago Tribune
Susan Chamberlin Smith '73, retiring after 25 years as pastor at Deerfield's Trinity United Church of Christ, was described as "a friend of everyone."

Community leaders celebrated the future McLean County Small Business Development Center opening at Illinois Wesleyan University. Also see coverage from The Pantagraph and WJBC Radio.

Multi-Housing News
Sam Haddadin '02 has joined the multifamily investment team of commercial real estate services firm CBRE as a vice president in Chicago, to spearhead the firm’s condo deconversion practice.
KNWA TV (Fayetteville, Ariz.)
Illinois Wesleyan students will be among five teams helping the Arkansas Valley Habitat for Humanity build its 100th home this month as part of the Collegiate Challenge alternative spring break program.
Chicago Tribune

Michael L. Scudder '82, president and CEO of First Midwest Bancorp, has been appointed to the Silver Cross Hospital Board of Directors.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Thomas L. Brown '79, an Illinois Wesleyan trustee, was appointed to the board of directors of First Midwest Bancorp.
More Titans in the News

  • A photo of Anabaena by Blake Beehler '16 was selected for the back cover of the spring 2017 issue of "Fine Focus," an undergraduate-only microbiology research journal. 

  • Rebekah M. Nulty '19, Elise M. Ziegenhorn '19, and James E. House, Scholar in Residence, published  "Applications of Titrimetry to Systems Involving Job's Method and Conductance in Mixed Solvents" in The Chemical Educator, 2017, 22, 51-54.
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Alumni Events



2017 Collegiate Choir Tour
Date: March 10-18

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.

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 Hill 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.

The IWU Collegiate Choir tour stops at St. James Cathedral in Chicago on March 18. Register now to join us for the concert and an alumni reception immediately following.

Monday, March 6

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

Tuesday, March 7

7 p.m., Room 202, State Farm Hall – Dr. Alma Gottlieb - "Women, Motherhood and Power: What it Takes to Empower the World's Mothers" – The Spring 2017 Anthropology Research Colloquium and Women & Gender Studies Program will present Alma Gottlieb, a cultural anthropologist specializing in migration/diaspora, children, Africa, gender/the body, and religion.

Wednesday, March 8

12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Manage Your Stress Before it Manages You – Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Poli-Talks - Immigration – A discussion will be facilitated by Carolyn Nadeau, Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies, as part of bi-weekly "poli-talks" discussions sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Political Science Department to address current political issues and the overall political climate. Members of the campus community are invited to share their thoughts and feelings regarding the current political landscape. Multiple perspectives and viewpoints are welcome and encouraged for these discussions.

Thursday, March 9

12:10 p.m., Governor Fifer Courtroom (2nd Floor), McLean County Museum of History, North Main Street, Bloomington – Lunch & Learn Series - Jonathan Green: "Designing a Better Future" – The community is invited to join Provost Jonathan Green for a discussion on Illinois Wesleyan's launch of a new interdisciplinary major: Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, and why a liberal arts college is the perfect place for this revolutionary new curriculum. The brown bag Lunch and Learn Series is offered in partnership by McLean County Museum of History, Illinois Wesleyan University and Collaborative Solutions Institute.

7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D - Queer History – Facilitated by Alanna Scoggins, Office of Diversity and Inclusion student coordinator of LGBQ TGNC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, or Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming) Initiatives. This event is part of the 3D Series, a campus-wide collaboration to have engaging and thought-provoking dialogue, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – New Music Café – Guest soprano Kate Tombaugh '07 will perform a concert featuring the work of guest composers Steven Weimer and David Maki.

Saturday, March 11

Through 8 a.m. Monday, March 20 – Spring Break


Through March 18 –  Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Build Alternative Spring Break in Fort Smith, Ark.

Sunday, March 12

Through March 15 – Career Immersion Excursion to Washington, D.C.

Monday, March 13

Staff Holiday – Campus Offices are closed for the first day of Spring Break.

Tuesday, March 14

4 O'Clock Office Hours – Campus Offices will close at 4 p.m. daily during Spring Break.

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