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HornPerformances to Celebrate School of Music's 150th Anniversary
The Homecoming theme "Off the Charts" commemorates the School of Music's 150th, and celebrations will feature alumni returning to perform special concerts with current students.

HomecomingTitans Celebrate Homecoming
During Homecoming activities Oct. 17-19, alumni Kyle Pfortmiller '92, Sean Parsons '01 and Kris Condon '84 will be honored, and Patricia Stockert '76 will receive the School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna Award.

AFBAlternative Fall Break
Students spent two nights and two days in Chicago exploring the city, visiting diverse faith communities, and learning about interfaith service and dialogue – including volunteer opportunities as #interfaithtitans.


The Illinois Wesleyan volleyball team won its fourth straight match, taking a five-set decision at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., on Friday, Oct. 10.

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Oct. 13

Faculty Open House for prospective students and families.

Homecoming Decorating Contest – Each campus office, residence hall and chapter house is encouraged to participate for a chance to win a traveling trophy in their category. Each of the areas will have a winner, and from those a campus winner will be chosen. There will be a plaque in Hansen with the name of the overall campus winner displayed. Judging will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Philosophy/Psychology Talk – Jack Furlong of the Philosophy Department at Transylvania University will present "Reorienting the Question of What We Owe Nonhumans: Beyond Rights Talk Toward Capability Discourse."

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Also Thursday, Oct. 169 a.m.-5 p.m., CNS Atrium – Flu Shot Clinic for IWU Students – Junior and senior students in the School of Nursing (supervised by SON faculty) will partner with the Arnold Health Service to provide flu shots to IWU students. All IWU students are welcome to stop by and receive their 2014 flu vaccine free of charge. Supplies are limited. For questions, contact Dr. Noël Kerr at

12:30 p.m., Room 200, Hansen Student Center – ARC SignUp Genius Workshop – The Action Research Center wants to equip campus leaders with knowledge of different types of useful tools. RSO and Greek leaders are invited to learn how to use SignUp Genius to help track and report volunteer hours, as well as track individuals that participate in events. Pizza will be served.
RSVP here.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Conflict, Democracy and Revolution in post-Chavez Venezuela – Jennifer McCoy, Distinguished University Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University and director of the Americas Program at The Carter Center in Atlanta, will speak on Venezuelan political culture and the neo-Bolivarian perspective that is spreading throughout the hemisphere. This event is sponsored by a "Recentering the Humanities" grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as well as the Department of Hispanic Studies, the Latin American Studies team of International Studies, and the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

12-2 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle, near the DugOut – Student Market – The IWU Peace Garden will sell fresh produce.

Logo4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – IDES Lecture: Dr. Caroline Bishop, "How to Make a Roman Demosthenes: Cicero and the Construction of Tradition"

* A Walls and Bridges Event

5 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. North Park

6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Homecoming Pizza Taste Off – The Pizza Taste Off will once again highlight some of the top pizza places in Bloomington and Normal. The Homecoming Court will be announced at 6 p.m. to kick off the event.

7:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. North Park – Live video at

Thursday, Oct. 16

10 a.m., Evergreen Racquet Club, East Washington Street, Bloomington – Women's Tennis - College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships Day 1

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Poetry Reading: Joanne Diaz's "My Favorite Tyrants" – Associate Professor of English Joanne Diaz will read from her new book, "My Favorite Tyrants," which was named the winner of the 2014 Brittingham Prize in Poetry. This event is sponsored by Tributaries, IWU's creative arts journal.

4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: A Program of Evelyn Chapel in Cooperation with IWU Interfaith – Come to Evelyn Chapel for late afternoon coffee, cookies, and conversation about the spiritual life and your questions about life and faith along with students from various religious and non-religious traditions.

8:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Homecoming Lip Sync Competition

Friday, Oct. 17

Through Sunday, Oct 19 Homecoming. See a list of events in the Homecoming brochure.

10 a.m., Evergreen Racquet Club, East Washington Street, Bloomington – Women's Tennis - CCIW Championships Day 2

4 p.m., C101, CNS – Chemistry Colloquium – Susanna Widicus '00 of Emory University will speak on "Prebiotic Astrochemistry in the 'THz-Gap,'" hosted by Chair and Professor of Chemistry Becky Roesner.

7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, North East Street, Bloomington – Green Carpet Gala Concert, part of Homecoming events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the School of Music.

7:30 p.m., Wilder Field at Tucci Stadium – Titanium Pep Rally

8 p.m., Wilder Field at Tucci Stadium – Titan Games including "Clash of Classes!"Sign up here.

9 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Second City Touring Company – The Second City will bring its world-renowned satirical sketch and improv comedy to campus, sponsored by Student Senate.

Saturday, Oct. 18

10 a.m., Evergreen Racquet Club, East Washington Street, Bloomington – Women's Tennis - CCIW Championships Day 3

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Titan Drive at Tucci Stadium – Extrava-CAN-za Sculpture Contest – This is a chance for student organizations or residence halls to collect as many non-perishable food items as possible and create a sculpture that fits into this year's Homecoming theme of "Off The Charts." Sign up here.

12:30-1:30 p.m., Titan Drive at Tucci Stadium – Spirit Street – Titans will begin celebrating their upcoming football victory. Reconnect with old friends and network with alumni. Sign up here.

1:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs. Augustana – Live video at

2-4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Alumni Reception at the Art GalleriesGallery hours are also extended during Homecoming Weekend: Saturday, Oct. 18 & Sunday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.

4:30 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. Wheaton

7 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. Wheaton

Sunday, Oct. 19

Logo10 a.m., Evelyn Chapel – Bridges, Not Walls: An All-Campus Service for Homecoming Weekend – This year's Homecoming service will engage the University's academic theme for the year, Walls and Bridges, and will lift up the ways people of faith are called to break down walls of hostility through practices of peace, justice and compassion. University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger will preach, current students will preside, and the Collegiate Choir, composed of current and alumni members, will sing.

* A Walls and Bridges Event

1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Camerata Orchestra and Chamber Music Reunion Concert, part of Homecoming events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the School of Music.

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

Monday, Oct. 20

12 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – TEXT Talks at Evelyn Chapel

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Science Summer Camps – An Innovation Fund project.

Hart Career Center Programs For Students

Monday, Oct. 13

1:30-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center – Resumania! – Drop in with your resume for a quick review by a Human Resource specialist or Hart Career Center staff before the busy job and internship fair season heats up. Let us find your mistakes, not a potential employer!

Caterpillar will be on campus for internship interviews.

COUNTRY Financial will be on campus for internship interviews.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Ashton Place, Willowbrook – Fall Interview Day –Students must have applied and been selected for an interview in order to attend.

7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Peace Corps Information Session – Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

State Farm will be on campus for internship interviews.

Thursday, Oct. 16

2-6 p.m., ISU Bone Student Center – ISU Fall Career Fair – Don't miss the biggest job and internship fair in the area! See a list of employers attending.

Amica Mutual Insurance Company will be on campus for practice interviews.

Friday, Oct. 17

4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Career Center Alumni Speaker Series: Music Panel – Music majors, meet alumni in your field and discover their secrets to success and maybe even learn from their mistakes. Join us for the first of our Alumni Speaker Series and network with some IWU alums.

COUNTRY Financial will be on campus for internship interviews.

Kerber, Eck, & Braekel will be on campus for internship interviews.

McGladrey will be on campus for interviews.


Oct. 13, 2014

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans in the News

HRH Prince Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen was among European guests who spoke as part of a symposium on the fall of the Iron Curtain. Also in The Pantagraph.

David K. Adkins '83 was named president of Blackhawk Bancorp, parent company of Blackhawk Bank, based in Beloit. Also in the Beloit Daily News.

Broadway World
Megan Francomb '12 is the assistant director for The Cuckoo's Theatre Project new adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

> More Titans in the News


• Assistant Professor of Music Adriana Ponce published "Form, Diversity, and Lack of Fulfillment in the First Movement of Schumann's Fantasie op. 17." Music Theory Online 20, vol. 3.

Douglas Carlson '81, M.D., has been named professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

> Find more scholarly activity at Digital Commons @ IWU.


Think Green

Hydration Stations

A total of 10 hydration stations have been installed on campus, continuing to improve access to filtered water and help reduce single-use water bottles.

Sodexo provided a hydration station with the renovation of the DugOut area; three of these same units were installed in the new State Farm Hall; two were installed in The Ames Library and Hansen Student Center thanks to Student Senate and Sierra Student Coalition; one was installed in the Shirk Center thanks to the Athletic Department; and in Holmes Hall, a new station was added and the three offices supporting the installation costs dropped the use of Culligan water stations in their offices.

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