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Campus Weekly
Feb. 15, 2016
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Princeton Review
Illinois Wesleyan Graduates Earn Top Dollars, According to National Studies
Three recent college rankings, focused on return on investment and the earnings of graduates, place Illinois Wesleyan among the nation's top schools.
Burke's Work Lauded by Professional Sociology Society
The Midwest Sociological Society will present its biennial Early Career Scholarship Award to Associate Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke.
Juried Student Art Show Winners Announced
An acrylic painting entitled "Self-Portrait" by Kate Halford '19 is the winner of two awards, including the President's Award, in the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.
Council for IWU Women to Host Annual Summit
Illinois Wesleyan alumnae will offer guidance and mentorship to current female students with a weekend of events including workshop sessions, practice interviews and career networking opportunities.
Tarpey '16 To Receive Outstanding Marketing Student Award
Cassidy Tarpey '16 is Illinois Wesleyan's Outstanding Marketing Student, and will be honored Feb. 19 by the St. Louis chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA).
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Titan Athletics
Tommy The IWU women's team finished third and the men's team placed fifth in the 2016 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin swimming championships in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
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Monday, Feb. 15

Thank a Giver Day – Thank A Giver Day (TAG Day) provides our campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support our school. Tables will be set up for students to write thank you messages to donors at:

CNS Atrium & State Farm Hall (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
The Dugout (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

12:10 p.m., 101, State Farm Hall – Non-org: Flipped and Hybrid Learning Environments – Discussion led by Technology Fellow Diego Méndez-Carbajo.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

4 p.m., 102, Buck – Reading Circles: Soldiers of Salamis (2001), a Novel by Javier Cercas  – Discussion will be conducted in English, sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Studies and SPAN 418 Modern Spanish Literature. For more information, contact Professor of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradáns.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" Presented by Greek & Roman Studies – Spike Lee's controversial new film "Chi-Raq" is a modern adaptation of the ancient Greek comedy "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. A talk-back will follow the film. The plot: Women decide to withhold sex from the gang members until they put down their guns and stop their violent behavior. Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Greek & Roman Studies as part of the Ides Lecture and Performance Series.

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Not Your Mama's ED Talk: An Open Discussion About Eating Disorders and Body Image at IWU

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Patel11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Founders Day Convocation – Eboo Patel, a prominent leader in the movement for interfaith cooperation, will speak on "Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Faith and Philosophical Diversity."
At 1 p.m., he will be available to sign books in Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center.


12 p.m., E101, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Enhancing Note And Test Taking Skills  


4 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Faculty and Staff Workshop with Eboo Patel – The Founders Day Convocation speaker will lead a discussion of best practices for recognizing and protecting religious and worldview diversity on campus, as well as responding and combatting Islamophobia on campus and in the community.


7:30 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Student Workshop with Eboo Patel: Leadership, Justice, and Service on a Religiously Diverse Campus – All IWU students are invited to attend this special student workshop with our Founders Day Convocation speaker Eboo Patel, president and founder of Interfaith Youth Core. Patel will share how he became interested in interfaith activism as a way to work for social justice and peace, and students will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk together about how interfaith work can contribute to justice, peace, and inclusion on our campus today.


Each student participant who registers by Tuesday, Feb. 16, is guaranteed a free copy of one of Patel’s books: Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation or Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America at the workshop. Email Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 18

4 p.m., C101, CNS – History Speaker: "Finding the Origins of American Capitalism in the Archives of Southern Slavery" – Edward Baptist, associate professor in the Cornell University Department of History, will speak, sponsored by the IWU Department of History.

4 p.m., Fellowship Area (basement), Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA – Come to Evelyn Chapel for late afternoon coffee, cookies, and conversation about spiritual life and your questions about life and faith along with students from various religious and non-religious traditions.

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Vagina Monologues – A "Nation(s) Divided?" theme event, sponsored by Feminism: Equality Matters (F:EM) and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

7 p.m., C101, CNS – International Film Series: "Buen Dia, Ramon" – (Rescheduled from Feb. 11) "Buen Dia, Ramon" (2013, Mexico) will be presented by Associate Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr.

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symphonic Winds & Unlicensed Syncopation

Friday, Feb. 19


4 p.m., Anderson Auditorium (C101), CNS – Faculty Colloquium - "Comparative Cognition: What Animals Can Teach us About Our Own Minds" – Presented by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong.

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

Saturday, Feb. 20

Admissions Open House – Students and families will have the opportunity to meet with members of the IWU faculty and admissions staff, tour the facilities, and learn about financial aid and student life.

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Aurora University

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

6:30 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Barrio Fiesta – The campus community is invited to join the Spanish and Latino Student Association in celebrating the rich culture of Chile, Honduras, Peru and Panama with food and dancing, including dance performances and lessons.

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

Monday, Feb. 22

12:10 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Non-org: Opportunity Hires Forum

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Hart Career Center
Monday, Feb. 15
1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center – Extra Drop-Ins
Bring your resume or cover letter for review. No appointment is needed to meet with one of our counselors for this quick resume review.
Tuesday, Feb. 16
• 4 - 7 p.m., Bone Student Center, ISU – Illinois State University Internship Fair
Get a head start on your summer internship search! All majors welcome.

• Employer Martin, Hood, Friese will be on campus for internship interviews.
Wednesday, Feb. 17

• Employer BKD will be on campus for internship interviews.

Thursday, Feb. 18

• Employer CliftonLarsonAllen LLP will be on campus for internship interviews.

Friday, Feb. 19

• Employer BDO will be on campus for internship interviews.

Career Center
  • Associate Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke will participate in a panel discussion, "Gentrification: How is This Play an Agent of Change?" after a Heartland Theatre Company production of Clybourne Park on Feb. 21. The play is directed by IWU alumnus Rhys Lovell '87.

  • Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Daynali Flores-Rodriguez will present a lecture, "Trans-Caribbean Narratives of Dictatorship and the Latin American Imaginary," on Feb. 19 at Illinois State University as part of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program "Conversando entre nosotros" Brown Bag Series.

  • Chair and Professor of Hispanic Studies Christina Isabelli gave an invited lecture titled "Researching social language in study abroad contexts: Using mixed methods" at the Linguistics Seminar series sponsored by the Department of French and Italian and the Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education program at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana on Feb. 8.

  • Jeff Fisher' 93 has been promoted to defensive coordinator for the football team at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Titans In The News
The Cairo Review of Global Affairs
Chicago activist Charlene Carruthers '07 discusses black power in an edition devoted to American Politics. (The Cairo Review is a quarterly journal of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at American University in Cairo.)
Broadway World
New York's 3-Legged Dog theater group will present the return engagement of the critically acclaimed YOUARENOWHERE, created and performed by Andrew Schneider '03, following the show's sold-out tour in Slovenia, Melbourne, and France.
WJBC Radio
The Illinois Wesleyan Ethics Bowl team is preparing to compete in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl for the third time in five years. Also in The Pantagraph.
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan's new design, technology and entrepreneurship major is shaped by the university's commitment to liberal arts and interdisciplinary study.
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Spring Break Key Requests for Residence Halls

All IWU residence halls will be closing for the 2016 Spring Recess on Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m., and will not reopen until Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m.

If you need to stay in your hall or have access to it during the break, you must request access as soon as possible.


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