Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Jan. 20, 2014


Monday, Jan. 20

• 12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: LGBT Campus Climate Survey Outcomes and Recommendations – A comprehensive climate survey was conducted at IWU in Spring 2013 around LGBTQ+ identity. Learn about the survey results and progress made to date in creating a more inclusive campus for LGBTQ+ people and allies.

• 1 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In – Panels and discussion at this year's Teach-In will examine the nation's Affordable Care Act, local challenges in serving the uninsured, and global perspectives on health care.

• 3-9 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Dr. King National Holiday Gospel Festival – The 24th annual celebration will honor the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who spoke at Illinois Wesleyan in 1961 and 1966.

> Read or hear King's 1966 speech.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

• 7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. North Central.  Live video will be at

• 7 p.m., E-103, CNS – Speaker: HIV/AIDS in Our Community – Registered Nurse Melissa Graven from the McLean County Public Health Department will speak about HIV/AIDS in the Bloomington-Normal community, sponsored by the student organization FACE AIDS.

Thursday, Jan. 23

• 4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Festival of Spirituals and Songs in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Please join us for this annual musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. performed by IWU students and faculty, with guests from Illinois State. In addition to celebrating the King holiday, the program highlights compositions written and performed by African-American artists and music that was relevant in African-American music history.

• 4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA – All members of the campus community are invited to come to Evelyn Chapel for late afternoon coffee, cookies, conversation and your questions about life and faith along with students from various religious and non-religious traditions.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series The Good Girl (2002, U.S.A., directed by Miguel Arteta), presented by Associate Professor of French & Italian Scott Sheridan.

Friday, Jan. 24

• 6:30 p.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming & Diving vs. Wabash

• 7:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Student Choreographed Dance ConcertA second performance is scheduled at the same time on Saturday.

• 8 p.m., Alpha Gamma Delta House – Alpha Gamma Delta's Annual Casino Night – Students are invited to come out to the AGD house for their annual Casino Night. The entrance fee is $5 and you can buy a raffle ticket for $1. All proceeds will go to the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

Saturday, Jan. 25

• 10 a.m., Shirk Center Indoor Track – Track & Field - I55 Triangular vs. Washington University and University of Chicago. Live video will be at

Sunday, Jan. 26

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Guest Recital: John Muriello, Baritone & David Gompers, Piano

• 6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Student Senate Meeting

> Find more IWU events on the Campus Calendar. Don't see your event? Submit the information online.

Hart Career Center Programs for Students

Tuesday, Jan. 21

• 2-4 p.m., Hart Career Center – Resume Drop-in Blast
Students are invited to stop in for a quick resume review before attending upcoming internships and job fairs.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

• 12-5 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Teacher Recruitment Day – School districts from the Chicago suburbs and central Illinois will be in attendance at this smaller recruitment venue to provide you with an opportunity to make contact early in the semester. Bring resumes!

• Employer State Farm will be on campus for practice interviews.

Thursday, Jan. 23

• 4 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. 


Mortar Board Recruitment

The Illinois Wesleyan (Egas) chapter of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society is beginning its annual recruitment efforts. As the premier college honor society for seniors, Mortar Board prides itself in selecting first-rate members who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, leadership and service throughout their college careers. Those given the privilege of membership are provided with opportunities to develop their leadership potential and serve their campus and local communities.

Because we try to recruit a diverse group of students, members will also have the opportunity to work closely with people representing a variety of disciplines and interests. There are numerous other benefits as well, including the chance to apply for several awards and scholarships, career networking and graduate school assistance (visit to learn more).

All eligible juniors are encouraged to apply. You will receive an email late January containing instructions and a link to an online application. Please direct all inquiries to the current chapter president, Roberto Romay, at

English As a Second Language Service

A new English As a Second Language (ESL) Service seeks to support the University's international students and their academic and professional needs by providing ESL instruction and help with academic writing, reading and speaking.

Our primary goal is to enhance the learning experience of international students and support the University's community. If you have any questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Teodora Nikolova at or call (309) 556-1208. We are located in CLA 326.

Campus News


Kerr, Searing Receive Nurse Educator Fellowships
Two School of Nursing faculty members have been awarded Nurse Educator Fellowships from the Illinois Board of Higher Education.


Students Ahead of the Curve in Regional Mathematics Competition
A team of three Illinois Wesleyan students -- Tung Nguyen '15, Anh Dao '15 and Duc Nguyen '17 -- placed first out of 60 teams in the 19th Annual MATH Challenge.


Williams '10 Wins Ulysses International Art Competition
Travis Williams '10 received international recognition from the Modernist Versions Project for a drawing that reconstructs Joyce's Ulysses as it corresponds to organs of the human body.


The men's and women's track and field teams earned several first-place finishes in the Titan Triangular Meet against Missouri Baptist, Washington University, and Greenville on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Shirk Center Indoor Track.

> Find more highlights at


Goal: $125 million
Campaign Ends July 31, 2014

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Emeritus Professor Paul Bushnell was among recipients of the Human Relations Award presented during the 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon on Saturday.

Deerfield Review

An Icon Among Icons: A Retrospective by artist Renee McGinnis '84 is on display at Re-invent Gallery in Lake Forest through Feb. 22.

Inside Higher Ed
Wesleyan's Hans-Joerg Tiede praised a statement by the University of California at Los Angeles seeking to protect faculty communications from public access laws.

The (Olympia, Wash.) Olympian
Susan Williams '85 has been promoted to the new position of quality improvement and clinical information manager at Physicians of Southwest Washington.

The Pantagraph
The community gathered at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Dinner to honor King's memory.

> More Titans in the News


• A conference proposal, "Starting From Scratch: Meaningful Integration of Information Literacy Through Collaborative Course and Assignment Design," by Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke and Information Literacy Librarian / Assistant Professor Chris Sweet was accepted for the annual LOEX conference in May 2014. This presentation represents their collaborative work that was supported through funding from the Mellon Grant for Writing Across the Disciplines and Information Literacy.

• Scholarly Communications Librarian/Associate Professor Stephanie Davis-Kahl will co-edit the November 2014 issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

• Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr published, with Moravec, J., Cusi, J. C., Córdova, J. H. and V. Gvoždík (2014): A new species of the Rhinella margaritifera species group (Anura, Bufonidae) from the montane forest of the Selva Central, Peru. ZooKeys 371: 35-56. Read the publication.

• Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies Carolyn Nadeau participated in a panel, "Food and Early Modern Women," at the Modern Language Association Convention, held Jan. 9-12 in Chicago.

• Professor of Computer Science Hans-Joerg Tiede, a member of the American Association of University Professors' Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, is serving as editor of the centennial edition of the Redbook, or AAUP Policy Documents and Reports.

• As reported by The Pantagraph, Katy Seibring '14 has won a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. She will teach for a year in the New Jersey public school system and then receive a scholarship toward a masters' degree program.

David Adkins '83 has been promoted to chief operating officer at Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc.

• An article by Anna Deters '05, "'Glorious Perverseness': Pride and Domestic Heroism in Richardson's Novels," won the 2012 Eighteenth Century Fiction Best Graduate Essay Contest.

Katie Heaney '09 wrote the book, Never Have I Ever (Grand Central Publishing, 2014). An excerpt was published on The Huffington Post.

Cheryl Reinking '87 has been named chief nursing officer at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif.

> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.


Think Green

Save the Date

Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo

Saturday, April 12
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shirk Center

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Welcome New Employee

Bobby Castillo
, a December graduate, started Jan. 14 as an admissions counselor, replacing Bryan Duling, who left IWU.

> Find campus job openings


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