Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Feb. 10, 2014


Monday, Feb. 10

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dugout, Memorial Center – Relationship Week: "I've Got a Crush on You!" – Students can purchase an Orange Crush soda for $1 that will be sent to their "crush" on Valentine's Day with an anonymous note attached. All proceeds will benefit Stepping Stones, a sexual assault program for the Bloomington YWCA. (Also Tuesday and Wednesday, same time and location)

Tuesday, Feb. 11

• 12 p.m., Room 200, Hansen Student Center – Relationship Week: "Bystander Intervention Training" – Students will learn how to recognize warning behaviors of sexual assault and how to intervene safely and effectively. There will be free pizza and giveaways.

• 4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Reception and Awards for the Juried Student Art Exhibition, on display through Feb. 27.

• 8 p.m., McPherson Theatre – Play: 12 Ophelias(Performances continue 8 p.m. daily through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.)

Wednesday, Feb. 12

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – Free Hugs & Happy Thoughts – The IWU Happy Club will spread happiness and warmth throughout campus during this cold time by handing out happy messages and hugs on the Quad.

• 12 p.m., Room 314, State Farm Hall – Small Business Workshop Series: Understanding Small Business Incorporation – Action Research Center will host the second installment of its Small Business Workshop Series. Have you ever seen LLC at the end of business name? What does that mean? Introduce yourselves to this incorporation strategy and many others. Email with any questions.

• 12 p.m., Room E101 CNS – Academic Skills Series: Take Effective Notes and Tests – Students are invited to a series of programs to develop or strengthen academic skills. Free Papa John's pizza will be provided for lunch.

• 4 p.m., Room 205, CLA – IWU Exchange Programs Information Session – Students are invited to this session, sponsored by the International Office, to learn how they can spend a semester or a year abroad at one of IWU's partner schools in Morocco, Hong Kong or Tokyo.

• 4 p.m., Anderson Auditorium (C101), CNS – Relationship Week: "Communication Skills Workshop" – Different styles of talking and listening skills will be discussed.

• 4:30 p.m., State Farm Hall, Rooms 001, 004, and 122 – Technology Showcase – Hosted by Educational Studies, students and faculty will demonstrate how various technologies can be used in the classroom. Topics covered include: SmartBoards, Promethean Boards, collaborative iPad use, Skype, Online Learning Management Systems, Pinterest, Wikispaces, Edmodo, Promethean Planet, Wolfram-Alpha, and Dragon Dictation. Come learn about innovative ways to involve students in the learning process! Contact Leah Nillas ( with questions.

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

• 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Romantic Poetry Night – Come celebrate Valentine's Day with the campus poetry community, sponsored by Lyrical Graffiti. All students are invited to share their favorite poems on the subject of love, be they classical or original.

Thursday, Feb. 13

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Kimberly Potowski: Byron S. Tucci Endowed Lecture, "Bilingualism for All" – Kim Potowski, associate professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois at Chicago, researches issues related to Latinos in the U.S., including the importance that heritage Latino speakers maintain their home language of Spanish.

• 4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA

• 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Speaker: Terri Reid, Successful Self-Published AuthorTributaries will host Terri Reid, author of the Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mysteries, who will talk about self-publishing at 4 p.m. and give a reading at 7 p.m., also in the Davidson Room.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "Fire in Babylon" (2010, U.K., directed by Stevan Riley), will be presented by Associate Professor of English Alison Sainsbury.

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Relationship Week: "The Five Love Languages Workshop" – Students will learn how to improve their relationships by understanding that people perceive and experience love in different ways.

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symphonic Winds & University Choir Concert

• 4 p.m., CNS C101 – Faculty Colloquium – Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mark Liffiton will speak on "My Slice of Computer Science: Analyzing the Impossible."

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Alternative Valentine's Day Concert – IWU Pride Alliance will host Diana Chittester, a progressive, indie and folk musician. Come single, with friends, or with someone special. As always, everyone is welcome, privacy is respected, and no assumptions are made.

• 7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East St., Bloomington)  – Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra Concert

Saturday, Feb. 15

• 3 p.m., Evelyn Chapel  – Junior Recital: Kathleen Fincher, Soprano

• 5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Carthage. Live video will be at

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

Monday, Feb. 17

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Film Screening: "Les Miserables" (1934, French), presented by Chair and Associate Professor of French James Matthews.


Wednesday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Founders' Day – Luma Mufleh will give the address, "Changing the World One Game at a Time." Mufleh is founder and director of Fugees Family Inc. and head coach of Fugees Soccer Teams, the subject of the Summer Reading Program selection, Outcasts United.

Also on Founders' Day, the campus community can enjoy free cake to celebrate our 164th anniversary – available at any campus food service site.

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

Hart Career Center Programs for Students

Monday, Feb. 10

• Employer GROWMARK, Inc. will be on campus for practice interviews.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

• 4 - 5 p.m., Room 206, State Farm Hall – State Farm Information Session – Representatives from State Farm will provide an information session for sophomore accounting majors.             

Wednesday, Feb. 12

• 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Health Professions Lunch – A panel of medical professionals will share insights about their professions and advice on how to make yourself a more competitive candidate.

Thursday, Feb. 13

• Employer CliftonLarsonAllen will be on campus for internship interviews.

Friday, Feb.14

• Employer Martin, Hood, Friese & Associates LLC will be on campus for internship interviews.


University Senate Visit

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Visiting Team from the University Senate of The United Methodist Church will be on campus for a re-accreditation visit. IWU is institutionally related to The United Methodist Church, and while we are independent in our governance, we value our historic relationship with this institution that traces its roots to John Wesley.

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend roundtable discussions in order to talk with the Visiting Team about campus life and learning. Refreshments will be provided.

Student Forum: 2:15-3 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center
Faculty and Staff Forum: 3-3:45 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center

Questions? Please contact Elyse Nelson Winger at or Carl Teichman at

Thank a Giver Day: Feb. 17, 2014

Thank a Giver Video

Net tuition covers 70 percent of IWU's costs, and the remaining 30 percent is covered by outside sources like donations from alumni and friends. Starting Feb. 17, IWU is in the final 30% of the school year, so on this day we'll celebrate Thank A Giver Day – since we're symbolically relying on outside funding from this day until the end of spring semester. 

Anyone is welcome to stop by Thank A Giver Day tables that will be stationed on campus that day to write a brief thank-you note to one of our generous alumni donors.

Snow Parking

Snow Route Parking Ban Reminder

It is the policy of the City of Bloomington to declare a parking ban when 2 or more inches of snow or ice is expected.

People are asked to remove vehicles from the roadways to allow plow crews to clear the streets. Cars parked on these roads when this ban is in effect can expect to be towed.

Learn more about the city's snow and ice removal program.

Think You're Funny? Come Prove It!

Come try out to participate in the Stand Up Against Cancer fundraising event sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer. Tryouts will be held on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 23 and 24, from 8-10 p.m. in CNS C101.

Stand Up Against Cancer will take place on Saturday, March 29. If you're interested in signing up for a 15-minute tryout slot, email Lizzie Egan at

Bias Incident Reminder

Members of the University community who believe they have witnessed or been subject to a bias incident should report that incident. Reports may be completed online at Should you choose, this report may be filed anonymously.

You may also complete a report in person. Faculty may report to the Office of the Provost, staff may report to the Human Resources Office and students may report to the Dean of Students Office.

Council for IWU Women Summit

The Council for IWU Women is once again hosting a summit on campus for all female students, faculty and staff. Lead Connected is scheduled for Feb. 27, 28 and March 1.

The Council for IWU Women is a group of over 70 alumnae from throughout the United States who come to campus once a year to offer their talents and resources to support the personal and professional development of the women of IWU. During the event, students will have an opportunity to connect with the Council women who are leaders in their professions and communities. 

See the summit agenda and please register for as many of the events as you can attend. Stephanie Whyte, 1991 biology graduate and chief health officer for Chicago Public Schools, will address the Friday luncheon audience, and Carlina Tapia-Ruano, 1977 history graduate and immigration attorney and IWU trustee, will speak at Saturday's luncheon. Four scholarships will be awarded to a student from each class on Saturday.

The scholarships, meals and all summit activities are fully funded by Council for IWU Women members.  
Women students are invited to RSVP for the luncheons and any of the breakout sessions at

Campus News


Graphic Design Students Contenders in International Competition
A team of students at Illinois Wesleyan have been named semifinalists in the Records for Life contest sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Beatles First Example of Modern Globalization
When the Beatles burst onto the Ed Sullivan Show and the world stage 50 years ago, it was an event that unified an entire culture, says Wesleyan's Michael Weis.


Bushnell a Part of Civil Rights History
Emeritus Professor of History Paul Bushnell worked for change at Illinois Wesleyan and in the Civil Rights Movement, as featured in the winter IWU Magazine, now online.


New Hispanic Studies Scholarship
The Luis Leal Endowed Scholarship is now available to qualified students who carry out Hispanic Studies research off campus in an IWU-affiliated program. The application deadline is March 3.


The Illinois Wesleyan women's diving team amassed the most points in the diving competition of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin swimming championships, held Feb. 7-8 at IWU's Fort Natatorium.

> Find highlights at

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans In The News

The Voter Update
Korey Coon '00 has been appointed chair of the North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Bill and Penny Bailey '50, who met in their first year at Illinois Wesleyan, are parting with a greenhouse full of memories.

The Pantagraph
Wesleyan's Mike Young played a role in saving the life of a local woman who fell through the ice into a pond.

WGLT Radio
As Americans live longer and take longer to die, Karla Erickson '95 discusses the resulting social landscape.

KCRW Radio
On their Feb. 7 show, the nationally syndicated "To the Point" featured Wesleyan Professor of History Mike Weis discussing the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' momentous performance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

Weis also was featured on local WGLT Radio and in The Pantagraph.

> More Titans in the News


• Rebecca Gearhart published "Seeing life through the eyes of Swahili children of Lamu, Kenya: A visual anthropology approach" in AnthropoChildren.

Gearhart says her work is the product of fruitful collaboration in an exchange with Russian scholars, who encouraged her to employ her visual ethnographic methods on research with Swahili children.

John ("J.D.") Olson '84 has been named general counsel and corporate secretary of Sadara Chemical Company.

Syed Mustafa Alavi '11 has been named national coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network.

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


Think Green

GREENetwork Meetings

Any faculty, staff member or student is invited to join the GREENetwork at our meetings.

This semester we will meet about every two weeks on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m., tentatively scheduled in the Titan Room, Memorial Center:

  • Feb. 13
  • Feb. 27
  • March 20
  • April 3
  • April 17

Feel free to contact a co-chair if you have any questions.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


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Fiscal Year Donor Goal:
4,985 alumni donors
23% participation
Current Progress:
2,483 alumni donors
11% participation
This Time Last Year:
2,407 alumni donors
As of Feb. 10, 2014

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Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, assistant director for electronic communications. To submit items of interest, email