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Campus Weekly

April 3, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
TeamStudents Advance to National Bioethics Bowl Competition
Illinois Wesleyan's Ethics Bowl team qualified for the national intercollegiate Bioethics Bowl competition, where they will defend their assessment of ethical issues pertaining to healthcare and medical research.
DCStudents Make Career Discoveries in Nation’s Capital
Guided by alumni, students learned first-hand about working in government, public policy, the nonprofit sector, law, healthcare administration, and the intersections of government and business during their Career Immersion Excursion.
ManoriPerera to Receive Early Career Award
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Manori Perera has been selected as an inaugural recipient of the ACS Illinois Heartland Early Career Chemist Award.
ChoirMarch in Photos at Illinois Wesleyan
Students marched into Spring Break and beyond with acts of service, creative performances, athletic contests, learning from engaging speakers and taking their turns to speak.
ExpoIllinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo
This year's expo, set for April 8, will feature MEGA Recycling, interactive exhibitor displays, cooking demos, a climbing wall, a coffee lounge, food trucks and entertainment.
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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan men's lacrosse team defeated Alma College on Saturday, April 1, improving their overall season record to 8-2, while the women's lacrosse team defeated the St. Mary's College Belles, improving to 7-4 overall.
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Titans In The News
WGLT Radio
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón told an Illinois Wesleyan audience that "instead of talking about the hell of climate change, it's time to talk about the heaven of the new climate economy."
The Pantagraph
Although not an alumnus, Gene Schmidt has become a huge fan of Illinois Wesleyan athletics and serves as coordinator of the IWU fan bus for men's basketball road games.
Albuquerque Journal
Santa Fe Playhouse artistic director Vaughn Irving '06 is also starring in its eerily prescient choice of a play based on George Orwell’s “1984.”
The (Binghamton, N.Y.) Press & Sun-Bulletin
Bruce Borton '69 will conduct his final concert before retiring from Binghamton University, where he has been director of choral activities since 1988.
More Titans in the News

  • Stephen Ondra '80, a nationally acclaimed neurosurgeon and former Chief Medical Officer of Health Care Services Corporation, has joined the leadership team at RowdMap, Inc. as Head of Clinical Risk Innovation Strategy.

  • Jenny Hand, institutional effectiveness specialist in the Office of Institutional Research & Planning and Beth Madigan, office coordinator in the Hart Career Center, are among six finalists for the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Top Administrative Professional (TAP) Award, and will be recognized at the Chamber's Administrative Professionals Lunch on April 26.

  • Associate Professor of Business Administration Fred Hoyt published "Confessions of an Ex-Historian" in Diplomatic History (2017) 41 (2): 231-232.
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Alumni Events

2017 Entrepreneurship Society Networking Event

May 17
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Join the Illinois Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Society for a networking event at CannonDesign in Chicago and meet current entrepreneurship students!


2017 Greater Raleigh-Durham Connection
May 18
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join fellow alumni, family, and friends for the Greater Raleigh-Durham Connection at Bridge Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. Registration now open.


2017 Minority Alumni Network Picnic

Aug. 6

2-4 p.m.
Save the date! Join fellow alumni, family, and friends for the annual Minority Alumni Network Picnic in Matteson, Illinois, hosted by Ken and Muneerah Maalik Rogers '00. Registration will open May 1. The Network is celebrating 25 years – join us!

Monday, April 3

Through April 27, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – 30th Annual BFA/BA Senior Art Exhibit and the Juried Student Art Exhibition


12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - ESL at IWU – English as a Second Language Specialist Cristina Sanchez-Martin will describe what goes into her ESL tutoring sessions, starting from what students already know and don’t know about writing and the English language. After offering specific tutoring scenarios, she will discuss how best to respond to students’ needs and expectations in a collaborative manner. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

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

6 p.m., Community Room, Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive St., Bloomington – Renters' 101 Class – A Prairie State Legal Services attorney will teach a class providing information on what you should know when you are renting, followed by a question and answer session. This class will be beneficial whether you are a first-time renter in college, a long-time tenant, or anyone in between. The class is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Illinois Wesleyan University Action Research Center Seminar and Prairie State Legal Services. There will be free pizza courtesy of Flingers Pizza Pub, free cookies courtesy of Kelly's Bakery & Cafe, and free child care provided by student volunteers from Illinois Wesleyan University. Contact student organizer Taylor at with any questions.

Tuesday, April 4

4 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. North Central College (doubleheader) – Live streaming video at


10 p.m., Hansen Student Center – All In for Wesleyan Blacklight Dance Party

Wednesday, April 5

All In All In For Wesleyan – A day celebrating everything that makes Illinois Wesleyan great. Take a break from your regularly scheduled programming and tune in to All In For Wesleyan. Alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students will be giving back to help move Illinois Wesleyan forward.

  • Show your spirit by wearing green and white
  • Join us at these on-campus activities:
    • 11:30 a.m., Dugout, Memorial Center –  Pancake eating contest
    • 12-4 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Games and donuts - basketball shoot out, cashcube, wrecking ball, and donut bar
    • 5 p.m. Dugout, Memorial Center – Trivia night
  • Follow live progress at
  • Spread the word on social media using #AllInForWesleyan
Thursday, April 6

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Lyrical Graffiti Poetry Open Mic – Poets are invited to share their work with fellow writers in a safe and supportive space. Any and all spoken word artists are welcome to come and share, and anyone is welcome to come and hear an hour of some fantastic poetry.

Friday, April 7

Ironwood Golf Course, 1901 N. Towanda Ave., Normal – Men's Golf Illinois Wesleyan Invitational (Day 1)

Through Saturday, April 8  – Titan Weekend – Prospective students are invited to join our Titan family for a two-day visit program. Students will have an extended opportunity to actively learn more about the academic and social life at Illinois Wesleyan – they'll enjoy lunch and dinner on campus, attend a class, meet with faculty, interact with current students, and spend the night on campus with a student host.


3 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – Spring Egg Hunt and Mini Golf – The Office of Student Activities is kicking off spring with a day of mini golf followed by a good, old-fashioned egg hunt with a chance to win a prize in every egg. Mini golf will begin at 3 p.m. and the egg hunt will begin at 5 p.m.


4 p.m., CNS C101 – Faculty Colloquium - Ann Eckhardt: "Fatigue and Cardiovascular Disease: From Undergraduate Student to Ph.D. Scholar"


7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie St., Bloomington – Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, April 8

Ironwood Golf Course, 1901 N. Towanda Ave., Normal – Men's Golf Illinois Wesleyan Invitational (Day 2)


JWPRC 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  – John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference – The annual conference recognizes the research projects and creative endeavors of Illinois Wesleyan University students. Susan Stryker, associate professor of Gender and Women Studies at the University of Arizona, will give the keynote address.


9 a.m., Shirk Center – Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo


9:30-11 a.m., Buck Memorial Library – IWU Language School for Kids – The Spring Session runs on Saturday mornings from April 8-May 27, sponsored by the Language Resource Center.


1-3 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Reception and Awards Ceremony for Senior and Juried Student Art Exhibitions – An opening reception will be held from 1-3 p.m., including an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. for both exhibits.


3 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. DePauw University – Live streaming video at


5:30 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Anderson University – Live streaming video at


7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symphonic Winds & Fridays at Noon (vocal jazz ensemble) – Sponsored by the School of Music.

Sunday, April 9

9 a.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Buena Vista University – Live streaming video at


3 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs. Carthage College


3 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington – Spring Choral Concert – Featuring music by classical and contemporary composers, including Eric Malmquist ’07.


3:30-5 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – Holi on the Quad – Students are invited to come celebrate the South Asian festival of colors at the South Asian Student Association's 4th annual Holi on the Quad. Holi celebrates the coming of spring and equality among all people under a shroud of color. Bring all your friends and be sure to wear white. Rain date is April 16.


4 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Multicultural Graduation – Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of Multiracial, African-American, Latino-Hispanic, Asian-American and Native American graduates. Students are given a stoll, certificate, and have the opportunity to share their reflections on time here at IWU. This event is open to family and friends.


4:30 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. DePauw University – Live streaming video at

Monday, April 10

Through May 19 – First Floor, The Ames Library – Sister Cities Photo Exhibit – The Vladimir/Canterbury Sister City Association of Bloomington-Normal will present "A Tripod of Beauty and Friendship: A photo exhibit of three Sister Cities."


4 p.m., Room 202, State Farm Hall – Spring 2017 Sociology Research Colloquium – Jodie Dewey, associate professor of sociology at Concordia University Chicago, will present "(De)Legitimizing Gender Variance Through Medicalization Practices."
Free pizza to follow.

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