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Campus Weekly

Sept. 6, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News

High fiveAugust in Photos at Illinois Wesleyan
August brings the newest members of the Titan family to Illinois Wesleyan, and it’s impossible for the rest of the campus community not to be inspired by their enthusiasm.

JennyAward-Winning Author to Speak at President’s Convocation
Journalist Jenny Nordberg, author of this year's Summer Reading selection, The Underground Girls of Kabul, will speak about her research on girls growing up disguised as boys in gender-segregated Afghanistan.

DennyAlumni to be Honored During Homecoming
Illinois Wesleyan will honor three alumni during Homecoming weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – Denny Matthews '66, Diana Hammer Tscheschlok '01, and Bob Lewis '56.

FamilyFamily Weekend Set for Sept. 16-18
Illinois Wesleyan will welcome Titan families Sept. 16-18 for activities including games, karaoke, football, and entertainment by stunt comedian Wacky Chad.
More News
Titan Athletics
  • TommyThe Illinois Wesleyan men's golf team defeated Millikin in the Battle of Route 51 match play event on Sept. 5, at Decatur's Red Tail Run Golf Course.
  • The women's golf team finished third at the eight-team Labor Day Tee Off Tournament at The Medalist Golf Club in Marshall, Mich., on Sept. 4.
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Tuesday, Sept. 6

Through Sept. 29 – Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Art Exhibits by Ceramicist, Painter – “Functioning" by ceramicist Tim Kowalczyk and “Everyday Romances” by painter Ryan Richey will be on display.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 12-4 p.m., Tuesday evenings 7-9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

11:30 a.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Women's Power, Women's Justice Theme Discussion – An Introduction to the Annual Theme and Course Cluster – open to all students, faculty and staff.

4 p.m., Fellowship Hall (lower level), Evelyn Chapel  – Dialogues Across the Disciplines Lecture: "New Ways of Engagement - Language Politics and Latino Literature in the Spanish Classroom" – Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Daynali Flores-Rodríguez will lead a discussion, along with Hispanic Studies major Sarah O'Rourke '17 and minor Amber Stringer '18. The Dialogues are inspired by a Re-Centering the Humanities grant.

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Washington University in St. Louis – Live streaming video at


Wednesday Nights at Evelyn Chapel

All members of the IWU campus community are welcome to attend one or both of these programs. Email Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger at for more information:

8-8:50 p.m., Lower Level, Evelyn Chapel – Bible Study with Chaplain Elyse – All are welcome for conversation about a variety of biblical texts that challenge, inspire, confuse, and/or enlighten! We begin with a look at stories related to women’s power and justice in the Bible as a way to engage IWU’s Annual Theme, Women’s Power, Women’s Justice. This Wednesday, we'll take a look at the apostle Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, and the way he both affirms and challenges women's leadership in the early church.
9-9:30p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Compline by Candlelight – A simple service to listen, reflect, and give thanks for the day. Compline is an ancient tradition of the Christian Church, and is observed here with a diverse variety of music, readings and reflections.

Thursday, Sept. 8

4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Opening Reception and Gallery Talks – An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Ceramicist Tim Kowalczyk will discuss his work at 4:30 p.m. followed by painter Ryan Richey's talk at 5:15 p.m.


4-6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Study Abroad Fair – Students are encouraged to stop by to learn about the multitude of study abroad options open to IWU students. Sponsored by the International Office.

4 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. North Central College

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film SeriesDreams of Equality (28 min., 1994, USA) and Sisters of '77 (54 min., 2005, USA) will be presented by Associate Professor of Political Science Kathleen Montgomery.

7 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – 3D: Bystander Intervention – Want to learn skills that will help you positively impact our IWU community? Come to bystander intervention training with Counseling Services. This training will challenge students to think about why people sometimes do not intervene in times of need, and provide tangible tools to not be caught as a bystander.

Friday, Sept. 9

5 p.m., Multicultural Center, 1405 Park Street – Welcome Back MALANA BBQ

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. William Woods University – Live streaming video at

Saturday, Sept. 10

10 a.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Simpson College – Live streaming video at

2 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Coe College – Live streaming video at

2 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. Augustana College

Sunday, Sept. 11

12-4:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – 3rd Annual Human Rights Workshop – What are human rights? How are they defined? And how can they be realized? Through this workshop, participants will: better understand the human rights framework as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women; engage IWU's Annual Theme, Women's Power, Women's Justice, through the lens of human rights; and develop a network of peers and campus allies for addressing human rights issues locally and globally.
In addition to two plenary gatherings, participants will attend two sessions co-facilitated by faculty, staff, students, and alumni whose topics include: Gender and Education, Indigenous Women, Women's Collective Movements, Health Care, Reproductive Rights, Incarceration, Academic Freedom, LGBT Rights and more.
Register online
or email no later than Sept. 9. Sponsored by IWU's Center for Human Rights and Social Justice.

3 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Guest Artists: LIBER

8 p.m., 101, State Farm Hall – Circle K Informational Meeting – Circle K is a volunteer club open to all students.

Monday, Sept. 12

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

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

8 p.m., Shirk Center – IWU Cheerleading Clinic – Interested in trying out for the IWU Cheerleading squad? Contact for more information.

More Events
Hart Career Center
Friday, Sept. 9

12-1 p.m., Hart Career Center – Rock Your Resume Workshop

Create a resume that employers will notice. This workshop outlines how to write a great resume and explains what makes a resume stand out from the employer’s perspective.

Career Center
Titans In The News
WJBC Radio
Illinois Wesleyan is number 10 on Business Insider’s rankings of the Top 14 Best Colleges in the Midwest.
WGLT Radio
Habitat for Humanity of McLean County broke ground for a new house, sponsored by the joint collegiate chapters at Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan University.

David Priess '93, former CIA intelligence briefer and author of "The President's Book of Secrets," talked with Rachel Maddow about the briefings received by presidential nominees.

Chicago Tribune

The Rev. Douglas Albert Williams '79 is the new pastor at Salem United Methodist Church in Barrington.


More Titans in the News
  • Kevin Sullivan, "Mysticism Socialized: Mystical Communities" pp. 331-346 in April D. DeConick, ed. Religion: Secret ReligionPart of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Religion series. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Macmillan Reference USA, 2016.

  • Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo spent two weeks in May as Artist in Residence at Hill House, an artist's space in northern Michigan, where he composed the first movement of a collaboration with poet Amit Majmudar on the theme of civil rights. 
    In addition, on June 2, Vayo conducted the ConCorDance ensemble in a performance of his Swarm Wind Speak during the International Trumpet Festival in Anaheim, Calif.
Mental Health Emergency Contact Information

Please don’t forget to provide mental health emergency contact information by Sept. 15. If you’ve completed this information in the past, your authorization will remain active. If you are unsure of past decisions, please re-submit your information. Questions? Contact the Dean of Students office.


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Solar Bloomington-Normal

GREENetworkSolar Group Purchasing Program - Educational Session

Thursday, Sept. 8
12 p.m.
Davidson Room, Memorial Center


Home and business owners in McLean County have an opportunity to take advantage of record low solar pricing through a limited-time solar group purchase program. Solar Bloomington-Normal is a solar group buy program that can help residents invest in lower cost solar installations through the power of volume purchasing. This free one-hour seminar educates homeowners, small business owners, and farmers on the benefits of solar energy and is the first step to participate in the program. Sponsored by GREENetwork.

Talking Trash in the Dugout – New Year! New System!

There is a new, simpler waste-sorting system in the Dugout this year. What’s changed? We are still composting food scraps, but can no longer accept soiled plates and other compostable materials together with food scraps due to a change in the disposal system. The good news is that it’s easier to know what goes in each waste bin: Food Waste (food only), Recycling (same as across campus), and Trash (anything that is soiled or is not food waste or recyclable). Not sure where to toss your waste? When in doubt, throw it out (in TRASH) to avoid accidentally contaminating the Food Waste and Recycling bins.

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Welcome New Employees

Michael Bauer started Aug. 29 as a custodian in the Physical Plant, replacing William Cox.

Linda Griffin started Aug. 29 as a custodian in the Physical Plant, replacing Dan Isaia.

Anne Niepagen started Aug. 30 as an office coordinator II in the Registrar's Office, replacing Traci Muir.

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