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Rice Students Get a Taste of Global Food Inequities
Students learned about hunger and poverty around the world at the annual Oxfam America Hunger Banquet.

cans Student-Athletes Collect Cans for Clare House
The Illinois Wesleyan student-athlete community collected over 5,100 cans of food to be donated to a local food pantry as part of their annual Trick or Treat for Canned Goods event.

Emily Medical Student Jones '11 a Marathon Maniac
Illinois Wesleyan alumna and SIU medical student Emily Jones '11 ran back-to-back marathons in October, and aims to run a marathon in all 50 states.


• The women's soccer team lost the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin title match on Nov. 8 and will learn today (Monday, Nov. 10) if they are selected for an at-large berth into the NCAA Division III soccer tournament.

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Monday, Nov. 10

Through Wednesday, Nov. 12 – Class Registration for Spring 2015

• 12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Sexual Assault Educational Efforts" – Presented by Dean of Students Karla Carney-Hall.

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Women's Bridging Networks: Building Democratic Infrastructure – Meg Rincker '98, associate professor of political science at Purdue University Calumet, will speak. Sponsored by the Mellon Center, Department of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies.

• 4 p.m., 202, State Farm Hall – Sociology Research Colloquium: Exploring the Contradictions of Whiteness: Identity, Privilege and Color-blindness – Paul Croll, associate professor of sociology at Augustana College, will present his new work with data from the Boundaries in the American Mosaic Project.

• 4 p.m., Room 218, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Opening Lecture for Art Exhibit – Installation sculptor Alexandra Zealand will present an opening lecture for her exhibit, Taking Flight, on display in Wakeley Gallery through Dec. 8.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

• 7 p.m., 122, State Farm Hall – Safe Zone Workshop – The IWU Safe Zone Program creates an opportunity for Illinois Wesleyan community members to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on campus. This workshop explores lesbian, gay and bisexual identity, culture, gender, gender identity and the experiences of transgender people.

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Do Good Speaker: Tracy Sefl – Tracy Sefl advises advocacy groups, political campaigns, startups, and Fortune 500 companies for whom she has developed positioning for corporate leadership, managed communications for high-stakes issue campaigns, and served in high-pressure "war rooms" battling well-organized opponents, including two presidential campaigns. In 2012, she and a bipartisan team were awarded the prestigious "Public Affairs Campaign of the Year" from the American Association of Political Consultants. In 2013, Campaigns & Elections magazine named her an "Influencer," one of 10 nationwide. Sponsored by Student Senate.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

• 11 a.m., 205, CLA – Travel While Abroad: A Savvy Student's Guide – Planning to study abroad? Interested in travel? Don't know where to start? We'll discuss all the elements of a trip, including choosing a destination, getting there, affordable lodging, how to find activities, and keeping it all on a student budget. This informational meeting is designed and presented by a returned study abroad-er for students who are looking to travel internationally or domestically and want to learn more. Sponsored by the International Office.

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

• 4 p.m., 122, State Farm Hall – Safe Zone Workshop

• 4 p.m., Room 218, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art  – Opening Lecture for Art Exhibit – Ceramic sculptor Gerit Grimm will present an opening lecture for her exhibit, Restposten.

7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Speaker: Kurt Bock, CEO of COUNTRY Financial – The Finance Society, Actuarial Society and Hart Career Center will bring Bock to campus to speak about his personal experiences in the business world and how to make business decisions in different situations.

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – IWU Next – IWU Next is modeled on the idea of TED Talks, giving speakers seven minutes to share something they are passionate about. This could be interesting research, community work, or a compelling idea that the campus should know about. Past speakers have talked about the myth behind "the power of one" in movement building, the importance of interfaith work, and entrepreneurial endeavors original to our campus.

Thursday, Nov. 13

• 12:10 p.m., Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive St., Bloomington – Lunch and Learn: "Decoding Dogs: The Psychology of Man's Best Friend." – Presented by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong. Free and open to the public, the Lunch and Learn series is held in collaboration with Illinois Wesleyan University, McLean County Museum of History, Collaborative Solutions Institute and the Bloomington Public Library.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series – "Amelie" (2001, France) will be presented by Chair and Associate Professor of French Jim Matthews. Due to copyright restrictions, this event is free and open to the IWU community only.

• 7 p.m., 012, Buck Memorial Library – German Film Series: Almanya/Germany (2011) – Turkish guest workers try to adapt to their new German home. (German subtitles only; no English).

• 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D Series - Dispelling Myths: Cross-Cultural Communications

• 8 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Chamber Music Concert

Friday, Nov. 14

• 4 p.m., C101, CNS – Natural Science Colloquium – Brad Barbazuk, University of Florida, will present "Characterization and conservation of alternative mRNA splicing events in plants," hosted by Associate Professor of Biology Dave Bollivar.

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Wind Ensemble Concert

• 9 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Undercover 25 – Undercover is a biannual Illinois Wesleyan student music competition sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

Saturday, Nov. 15

• 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Midwest Association for Language Learning and Technology Conference hosted by the Language Resource Center.

• 1 p.m., Tucci Stadium  – Football vs. North Park (Seniors' Day) – Live video at

Sunday, Nov. 16

• 1 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Baroque Ensemble SDG with William Hudson, tenor and assistant professor of music.

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Chamber Music Recital featuring IWU faculty and guests.

Monday, Nov. 17

Class registration for May Term 2015

• 12:10 a.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "E-portfolios" – Presented by Associate Professor of Educational Studies Leah Nillas.

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Latin American Studies Colloquium: Against the Bad Education – Presented by Dr. Arturo Márquez Gómez, assistant professor in the Romance Languages Department of Kalamazoo College.

• 7 p.m., C101, CNS – Stand Up Against Cancer Tryouts – Students, do you think you're funny? If so, try out for Stand Up Against Cancer! Stand Up is a charity event where your peers do comedic routines in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer.

Hart Career Center Programs For Students

Tuesday, Nov. 11

• 12 and 4 p.m., Auditorium, Welcome Center – Info Meeting: Junior Accounting Internship Program – Sophomores interested in learning about the spring accounting internship program should attend this informational meeting.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

•  10 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Nursing Career Fair – Gather information and make professional contacts with healthcare providers and graduate school recruiters. All IWU nursing students should plan to attend this event. This is an opportunity for seniors to job search and for other students to research for internships and future employment opportunities. This event is open to the public. See the list of employers and graduate schools who plan to attend.


Annual Safety/Light Walk

Each year after the time change, the Dean of Students Office sponsors a "safety/light walk" where we walk the campus at night with safety in mind. 

Although Security does this every night, we like to engage students in this walk so that we see campus the way they experience it. You are welcome to join the walk on Monday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m., meeting at the Dean of Students Office. 

Students, faculty and staff are also encouraged to notify the Dean of Students Office of areas of particular concern that you would like us to review. Concerns can be based on lighting, landscaping, smooth path concerns, or anything else you believe creates discomfort regarding personal safety. Please contact the Dean of Students Office with questions or concerns (556-3111 or


See the News Scoop for this week's specials.

Nov. 10, 2014

Illinois Wesleyan University

In this Issue:

- Annual Safety/Light Walk

Titans in the News

The Pantagraph
Deanna Jent '84 is returning to Bloomington for a production of her play Falling – direct from off-Broadway – with Rhys Lovell '87 among the cast.

(Moline) Dispatch/Argus
Now appearing at Circa '21 in Rock Island, Erin Churchill '04 has performed in over 50 professional productions at regional theaters across the country.

The Pantagraph
Karle Koritz '99, currently DeWitt County state's attorney, has been named DeWitt County resident circuit judge for the 6th Judicial Circuit.

The Pantagraph
History Professor Michael Weis discussed the fall of the Berlin Wall on the 25th anniversary of the event.

WFMT Radio
Bradley Smoak '08 has joined Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center.

> More Titans in the News


• Assistant Professor and Sciences Librarian Crystal Boyce has been selected to participate in the American Library Association's Emerging Leaders Program. Emerging Leaders is a selective and competitive program that taps newer members of the library and information science profession to develop leadership capacity and provide enriched service opportunities. 

In addition, the Science & Technology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries has selected Boyce as a scholarship recipient for program-related travel to national conferences.

• The memoir by Kate Heaney '09, Never Have I Ever, was nominated for a 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Humor.

> Find more scholarly activity at Digital Commons @ IWU.


Think Green

America Recycles Day – MEGA Recycling Event

Saturday, Nov. 15
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hansen Student Center Parking Lot

One Day, One Time, One Place ‐ recycle many things at once!

- Electronics (computers, VCRs, phones, small kitchen appliances, etc.) NO CRT (older style) TVs or monitors accepted
- Household batteries (alkaline, watch batteries, rechargeables)
- Clothing and textiles (usable or not)
- Shoes (usable or not)
- Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
- Plastic garden pots
- Terracycle items

And as an added bonus ‐ FREE confidential paper shredding

Residential waste only.

Learn more or volunteer.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Welcome New Employee

Nicole Wright started Nov. 4 as recruitment coordinator for the School of Theatre Arts.

She replaces Cristen Monson, who became an admissions counselor on Aug. 25, replacing Katy Buoscio.


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