Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Jan. 6, 2015

Campus News

Danny Kenny '13 Receives Rotary Scholarship
Danny Kenny '13 was awarded a Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship to pursue a master's degree in environmental management and development at Australian National University in Canberra.

Best Value Illinois Wesleyan Moves Up In Kiplinger's Best College Values
Illinois Wesleyan moved up to 58th among the nation's private liberal arts colleges in Kiplinger's "Best Value Rankings."

Wilson President Wilson Announces Plans to Retire
Richard F. Wilson, Illinois Wesleyan's 18th president, announced that he plans to retire after serving the University for 11 years.

Wilson Social Media Tribute to "P Willy"
From memes to meaningful encounters, we've collected some of our favorite tweets and posts about the president also fondly known as "P Willy."

Katie Music by Bregman '14 Selected for Documentary
Music composed by Katie Bregman '14 was selected for a new documentary on youth with incarcerated parents - combining her twin passions of music and social justice.



Nursing and Hispanic Studies major Mary Kate Schmidt '16 was named to the second team of the 2014 NSCAA Scholar All-American squads chosen by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, recognizing select collegiate student-athletes for their dual accomplishments on the field and in the classroom.

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Tuesday, Jan. 6

Orientation and registration of new students

See Library and Sodexo hours

Wednesday, Jan. 7

First day of classes

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs Wheaton – Live video at

Thursday, Jan. 8

8 a.m. - noon, Memorial Center – Bloomington-Normal Sexual Assault Prevention Summit

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film SeriesMadame Bovary (1991, France) will be presented by Associate Professor of French and Italian Languages and Literatures and Co-Director of International Studies Scott Sheridan.

Saturday, Jan. 10

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – SLAC Writing Program Conference Keynote Speaker: Joe Bizup – The Writing Program and The Ames Library invite faculty to attend Professor Joe Bizup's presentation, "Genres, Disciplines, and Research: A 'Useful' Approach to Teaching Research-Based Writing." Professor Bizup is the keynote speaker at the annual conference of Small Liberal Arts Colleges Writing Program Administrators, hosted by IWU. Bizup's presentation is open only to IWU faculty and registered conference attendees.

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

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

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Concert: Eh440 – This Toronto-based a cappella group has wowed audiences across the U.S. and Canada.

Sunday, Jan. 11

1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Screening of "Shortchanged: Unjailing the Mentally Ill"

Monday, Jan. 12

• Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – 28th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: The Google Glass Project


• Chair and Professor of Hispanic Studies Christina Isabelli was invited by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to be trained as a national Foreign Language Education Program Reviewer. In this position, she will examine reports and data submitted by universities seeking ACTFL/CAEP recognition for their foreign language teacher education programs.

• Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies César Valverde presented a paper on Mario Vargas Llosa's 2010 novel The Dream of the Celt titled "Colonization, exploitation and sexuality in The Dream of the Celt" at the IV International Conference Of Modern Languages. Costa Rica, December 15, 2014.

• Assistant Director for Communications Kim Hill received a Star Award from the Association for Women in Communications, recognizing her contributions to the Bloomington-Normal Chapter.

• Artwork by Mel Keiser '07 will be featured in an exhibition, Self is a River, in the Armstrong Gallery at the McLean County Arts Center Jan. 9-Feb. 28.

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

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Titans In The News

(Decatur) Herald & Review
Rohini Roy '11 joined the law firm of Samuels, Miller, Schroeder, Jackson & Sly, LLP as an associate attorney.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan was named among Kiplinger's "Best Values" in private liberal arts colleges.

The Pantagraph
Physics Professor Gabe Spalding and Patrick Dahl '12 were recognized for making one of the "Top 10 Breakthroughs of the Year" in physics.

(Jacksonville) Journal-Courier
Professor of History Michael Weis, who traveled with IWU students to Cuba in 2004, discussed U.S.-Cuba relations. Also in The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph
Counseling & Consultation Services Director Annorah Moorman offered advice for parents of college students facing anxiety.

The Pantagraph
Chief Circuit Judge Elizabeth Robb '78, who is retiring, made strides for justice beyond what happens in the courtroom.

WGLT Radio
In the Dec. 17 edition of Sound Ideas, Wesleyan's Michael Gorman '10 discussed campus bicycle programs.

President Wilson's Retirement
President Richard F. Wilson's plans to retire were covered in media reports, including local media The Pantagraphwhich also published a retrospective photo galleryWGLT Radio, WJBC Radio, WMBD/WYZZ TV, and his hometown newspaper, The Point Pleasant (West Virginia) Register.

WJBC Radio
President Richard F. Wilson was praised for making the University stronger – and McLean County better – through his leadership. A Pantagraph editorial also paid tribute.

The Pantagraph
Associate Professor of Business Administration Fred Hoyt discussed the success of family businesses.

The (Champaign) News-Gazettte
Wesleyan's Hans-Joerg Tiede discussed AAUP concerns regarding the Confucius Institute at the University of Illinois.

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Welcome New Employee

Katherine Browne began Dec. 15 as the technology trainer for Information Technology Services, replacing Rick Lindquist '99. Lindquist became the instructional technologist for ITS on Aug. 1, replacing Patrick McLane, who retired.


Think Green

Access to Bus Transportation

The Sierra Student Coalition and GREENetwork have been investigating the feasibility of universal access to bus transportation for IWU students, a sustainable alternative to car-based transportation. This was also the topic of an Environmental Studies Senior Seminar paper written by Liz Kuehn '14. Her work is posted on Digital Commons.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.

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