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Campus Weekly
March 7, 2016
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Campus News
Investment Club Business Students Network with Industry Leaders
Students in two campus student organizations attended recent conferences where they rubbed shoulders with the leading minds in finance and marketing. 
handshakeMitsubishi Motors USA Foundation Funds New Paid Internships
Paid internships at local nonprofits will be available to Illinois Wesleyan students, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation.
ThanksThis Month at Illinois Wesleyan
Through photos, we look back at the past month of campus life – whether we were dancing, singing, listening or pausing to be thankful for where we learn and work.
ScholarsState Farm Celebrates Scholarship Recipients
To honor the 100 Illinois Wesleyan students who received scholarships this year as State Farm Scholars, company representatives came to campus to meet with many of the recipients.
RosieCouncil Supports Women at 10th Annual Summit
Each year alumnae return to campus to offer their talents and resources to support the personal and professional development of the women of IWU.
TomCross '80 Appointed Chair of Illinois Higher Ed Board
Former state representative and 1980 Illinois Wesleyan graduate Tom Cross has been appointed chairman of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. 
Video"It's On Us"
Illinois Wesleyan student athletes created a video promoting the "It’s On Us" campaign for sexual assault prevention. The Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee invited campuses to participate in a video contest, with winners to be featured during NCAA championships.
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Titan Athletics

Tommy• The Illinois Wesleyan women's lacrosse team remains undefeated after a win at Adrian College on Sunday, March 6.

More Highlights
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Monday, March 7

12:10 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Non-org: The Case of Puerto Rico – Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Daynali Flores-Rodríguez will provide an overview of Puerto Rico’s current fiscal crisis, proposed solutions and possible implications for both the island and the United States. While one of the main issues of the current political campaign on both sides of the spectrum is the economic future of our country, still little is known on the current economic, political and humanitarian crisis that Puerto Ricans are experiencing in this territory of the United States.

4 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Meeting

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Religion Colloquium – Andrei Orlov, professor of theology at Marquette University, will present, "Asael and Satan: Two Early Mythologies of Evil."

Tuesday, March 8

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Brass Ensembles

Wednesday, March 9

11 a.m.-1 p.m., The Dugout, Memorial Center – Wellness Fair 2016 – This year's event will feature information/resource tables, activities, and games related to:

  • Self defense
  • Sexual education
  • Body image
  • Alcohol education
  • Hazing

Come support well-being awareness for the chance to win some great prizes! Sponsored by Students Organizing Campus Awareness (SOCA), Counseling and Consultation Services, Arnold Health Services and Student Affairs.

12 p.m., E101, CNS –   Academic Skills Series:  Writing 101: Crafting Strong Papers

Thursday, March 10

12:10 p.m., Governor Fifer Courtroom (2nd Floor), McLean County Museum of History, North Main Street, Bloomington – Lunch and Learn - Diego Mendez-Carbajo: "The Economic Impact of Art & Culture in Bloomington-Normal"

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., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "God Grew Tired of Us" (2006, USA) – Presented by Chair of Sociology/Anthropology and Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – New Music Cafe to Feature Guest Composers Eric Malmquist '07, Matthew Peterson

Friday, March 11

Beginning at 5 p.m. (through 8 a.m. Monday, March 21) Spring Break

Saturday, March 12

Alternative Spring Breaks: Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge in West Virginia (March 12-19) and Career Immersion Excursion in Chicago (March 13-17)

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Adrian College

Monday, March 14

Staff Holiday – Campus offices will be closed on the first day of Spring Break for a staff holiday. Offices will observe 4 o'clock hours for the remainder of the week, open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 through Friday, March 18.

* No Campus Weekly will be published - look for the next edition Monday, March 21.

Monday, March 21

12:10 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Non-org: "A Quick Primer on Parliamentary Procedure" – Presented by Associate Professor of Mathematics Andrew Shallue.

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Titans In The News

Virginia Business

Larry Stimpert '80 has been named president of Hampden-Sydney College, a liberal arts college in Hampden Sydney, Virginia.
Robinson Daily News
New York Times best-selling children's author Aaron Reynolds '92 is spending time at elementary schools talking with young readers and promoting his new book, President Squid.

As an ethnically ambiguous West Side Story opens in Queens with a multi-racial cast, director Amanda Dehnert '94 weighs in on its timely themes of hatred and discrimination.

New York Post


A new book by David Priess '93 tells the story of secret daily CIA briefings given to every president since Kennedy, and what they reveal about each president they were written for. Also on Fox News.


The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan athletes maintained their tradition of bringing the largest team to take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics of Illinois, with 77 Titans raising nearly $11,000 this year.

Risk & Insurance Magazine

Melissa Neis '02, vice president at Parr Insurance Brokerage, offers expert insight on risks of the sharing economy, such as Airbnb or Uber.

Cancer Today

Wesleyan's James Plath discusses the literary legacy of John Updike, who died in 2009 after a battle with lung cancer.
Plainfield Patch
Zuzu’s Petals, a debut novel by high school English teacher Jeff Jarot ’93, will be published by Lit Fest Press in May 2016.
WJBC Radio

Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation will donate to a non-profit internship program at Illinois Wesleyan – seen as a benefit both to the organizations and students.

More Titans in the News
  • Professor of Physics Linda French has published:
    • L. M. French, R. D. Stephens, L. H. Wasserman, D. R. Coley, and J. Sieben2015. "Rotation Lightcurves of Small Jovian Trojan Asteroids:  A First Look." Icarus, 254, 1-17.
    • R. D. Stephens, L. M. French, B. D. Warner, and K. Connour.  2015. "Lightcurve Analysis of Two Near-Earth Asteroids.  Minor Planet Bulletin, 42-4, 276-277.
    • J. P. Chatelain, T. J. Henry, L. M. French, J. G. Winters, and D. E. Trilling "Photometric Colors of the Brightest Members of the Jovian L5 Cloud." Icarus, 271, 158-169.
    • J. Emery, F. Marzari, A. Morbidelli, L. M. French, and T. Grav.  The Complex History of Trojan Asteroids.  Book Chapter for Asteroids IV, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, in press. 2015aeXiv150601658E.

  • Irv Epstein, Ben and Susan Rhodes Professor of Peace and Social Justice, has been named co-editor, along with Stephen Carney of Roskilde University, Denmark, and Daniel Friedrich, Teachers College Columbia, of the newly created book series, New Directions in Comparative and International Education, to be published by Bloomsbury Academic.

    The aim of the series is to extend the traditional discourse within the field of comparative and international education by providing a forum for creative experimentation and exploration of alternative perspectives. The series will take an innovative approach to challenging the dominant traditions and orientations of the field, encouraging interdisciplinarity, methodological experimentation, and engagement with relevant leading theorists. It will thus welcome scholarly work focusing on themes that have been under-researched and under-theorized in the field but whose importance is easily discernible. It will support works whose theoretical grounding is centered in knowledge traditions that come from the Global South, encouraging those who work from intellectual horizons alternative to the dominant discourse.

    Epstein's recently published book chapter, “Comparative Education at the Undergraduate Level: Affirming Liberal Inquiry as an Alternative to the Professional Teacher Education Model,” appears in Teaching Comparative Education: Trends and Issues Informing Practice, edited by Patricia K. Kubow and Allison H. Blosser (Oxford: Symposium Books, 2016): 113-132.

  • Wealth management advisor Jim Brown '77 has qualified for the fifth consecutive year for Court of the Table membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable, an international, independent association of leading life insurance producers.
More Research & Creative Activity
Give A Day Campaign

This week is your last chance to get invited to the Annual Community Engagement Banquet (April 5th) by reporting at least 24 hours of engagement at Stop by the ARC tank on the lower level of CLA to fill out a slip and drop it in the fancy Give A Day box. Keep an eye out for our friends around campus who will also have paper slips for you to complete. We'll draw for a prize on Friday!

Not In Our Town

In keeping with the University's priority to be a diverse and inclusive community, the University Council on Diversity (UCD) would like to share the following invitation:

The Hindu Temple of Bloomington Normal invites you to the first community event for all residents of Bloomington Normal. The temple is hosting the event to promote Not in our Town (NIOT) faith and outreach efforts for religious awareness.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see the temple sanctum, learn about Sanatana Dharma - Hinduism and get a better sense about the Hindu way of life. The event will be held on Saturday, March 19, 3 - 5 p.m. at 1815 Tullamore Ave., Bloomington.

As seating is limited, please RSVP here.

Open House Agenda:
3:00 - 3:20 p.m. – Seating; Welcome Address; Vedic Chant in Sanskritam
3:20 - 4:15 p.m. – Overview, Philosophy and Modern Day Context of Sanatana Dharma
4:20 - 4:40 p.m. – Q&A
4:40 - 5:00 p.m. – Refreshments

We hope you can join us. Contact Vaishali Malpani at (309) 824-1880 for more information.

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