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Campus Weekly

Oct. 3, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News

Titan Pep BandHomecoming of Heroes
Check out Homecoming photos and social media highlights from a weekend reuniting with friends, mentors and the dynamic Illinois Wesleyan campus.

Ann and EmilyNew Scholarships Announced
Twenty newly created scholarships were announced and 140 benefactors were celebrated at an annual gathering where donors are able to meet the students supported by their gifts.
AmyIllinois Wesleyan Named Army ROTC Nursing Center of Excellence
Students in Illinois Wesleyan's School of Nursing will benefit from a designation that gives priority in awarding nursing scholarships from the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
More News
Titan Athletics
  • TommyThe men's soccer team opened College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin action with a win over Carroll University on Oct. 1.
More Highlights
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Monday, Oct. 3

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Trigger Warnings and the Marketplace of Ideas" – Presented by Meghan Burke, Chair of Sociology/Anthropology and Associate Professor of Sociology, and Frank Boyd, Associate Provost.

 

1:30 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Open Forum - Accreditation Criteria 1 & 2

 

2:45 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – HLC Open Forum- Accreditation Criteria 3 & 4

 

4 p.m., 201 A and Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – HLC Drop-In Sessions

 

4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Former CIA Officer David Priess '93 on The President's Book of Secrets – Alumnus David Priess '93 will speak about his book, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the President's Daily Brief (PDB). The PDB is a top-secret summary of the most pressing international events delivered daily to the President of the United States.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 4

8 a.m., 201 A and Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – HLC Drop-In Sessions

 

9 a.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – HLC Open Forum - Accreditation Criterion 5

 

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


4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Workshop - Culture Shift: Rethinking the Deficit Perspective Toward Students of Color in Higher Education – Much of the discourse surrounding students of color in higher education operates from a
deficit perspective highlighting what these students are lacking in their educational
journeys. In this presentation, Moises Orozco of the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign and Brandon Common, IWU Assistant Dean of Students, will discuss existing
literature on African American and Latino(a) students in higher education and share
frameworks that challenge deficit thinking toward these groups. This workshop is
sponsored by the Mellon Center and the 2016-2018 Mellon Grant, "Engaging Tomorrow's Students."

 

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Carroll University


7 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. North Park University – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports

 

8 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Play: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Wednesday, Oct. 5


12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Procrastination: Getting Started on Getting Started – Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch!


5 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – May Term 2017 Travel Fair – Meet the professors and get valuable information about the May Term Travel Courses for 2017. All IWU students, faculty and staff are welcomed to attend.
Sponsored by the Mellon Center.


7:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. North Park University – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports


8 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Play: Dead Man's Cell Phone

 

Thursday, Oct. 6

12 p.m., C102, CNS – Talk Money To Me Thursday: FAFSA Updates – For the 2017-18 academic year, students can file their FAFSA beginning Oct. 1, 2016, using prior prior year tax documents. This means that students no longer have to wait until they or their parents file taxes to apply for financial aid for the next year. Do you have questions about the new process for financial aid or other financial aid questions in general? Come join First Year Experience, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Fraternity and Sorority Life to have the new financial aid process explained and questions answered by Scott Seibring '85, Director of Financial Aid here at IWU. Pizza will be provided!

 

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Jennifer Carrillo - "Organizer: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Struggle" – Carrillo will speak as part of a series of talks and films sponsored by the IWU Political Science Department, made possible through generous grants provided by the Betty Ritchie-Birrer '47 and Ivan Birrer PhD Endowment Fund.


4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: IWU's Weekly Interfaith Dialogue


4:30 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art  Building – Gallery Walks with Artists Luke Ahern & Erin Taylor – Luke Ahern and Erin Taylor will present Gallery Walks of their exhibits: Taylor at 4:30 and Ahern at 5:15 p.m.


7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Divided We Fall: A Film about Race and Religion in America – SASA (South Asian Student Association), MSA (Muslim Student Association), and IWU Interfaith will co-sponsor a film screening screening, followed by discussion. This is a 3D (Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity) event; all are welcome.


7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: Look Who's Back – (2015, Germany) Presented by Visiting Assistant Professor of German Adam Woodis.


8 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Play: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Friday, Oct. 7

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Augustana College – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports


7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – New Music Café – The New Music Café will feature bassoon player and alumna Emily Stich '15 along with guest clarinetist Blake McGee.


8 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Play: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Saturday, Oct. 8

10 a.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Lincoln Christian University


1 p.m., Tucci Stadium  – Football vs. Augustana College – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports


2 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Plymouth State University


8 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Play: Dead Man's Cell Phone

Sunday, Oct. 9

2 p.m., Jerome Mirza Theatre – Play: Dead Man's Cell Phone


3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Guest Artist: Compost Q Performance and Workshop

Monday, Oct. 10

Faculty Open House – Prospective students and families are invited to visit campus and discover why Illinois Wesleyan is one of the nation's top liberal arts universities.  

More Events
Hart Career Center
Tuesday, Oct. 4

ACE your Interview Workshop
4-5 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium

Interviews can make or break you. Can you give behavioral examples of your strengths? Do you know what questions to ask? This presentation will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make every interview a great interview.


Law School Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illini Union, Illini Rooms A, B and C and the South Lounge,
1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801

Over 100 law schools will attend and have representatives available to answer questions about their school. This event is free and open to the public and is designed for anyone interested in attending law school. 

 

RSM US LLP will be on campus to interview students for internships and full-time employment.
 

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Make A Difference Grad School Fair, University of Illinois at Chicago

5-8 p.m., UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt, Chicago

Visit idealist.org for participating universities and programs.

 

Kimberly Clark and Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP will be on campus to interview students for internships and full-time employment.

Thursday, Oct. 6

UIC Grad School Fair, University of Illinois at Chicago

3-7 p.m., UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt, Chicago

Visit chicagogradfair.ocs.uic.edu for participating universities and programs.

 

Deloitte, LLP and Enterprise will be on campus to interview students for internships and full-time employment.

Friday, Oct. 7

FYFF - Graduate School Success Workshop

12-1 p.m., Hart Career Center
Applying to grad schools can be a part-time job! Learn how to find good programs, what tests to take and when, how to solicit good recommendation letters, and write descriptive, articulate, and strong personal statements.

 

MB Financial and CliftonLarsenAllen, LLP will be on campus to interview students for internships and full-time employment.

Career Center
Titans In The News
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
 
Illinois Wesleyan is the top liberal arts college in Illinois, ranked 34th among all colleges in the Midwest and 159th among 1,061 U.S. Colleges in the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings, with high scores for resources, based on the faculty-student ratio and finances per student; outcomes, based on graduation rates, graduate salaries and loan repayment rates; and engagement, based on student surveys. 
The Pantagraph
 
Chair and Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw shared his analysis of the first presidential debate and his expectations for the next.
 
The Pantagraph
 
David Priess, a former CIA officer who graduated from Normal Community High School and Illinois Wesleyan University, will share stories from his book, The President's Book of Secrets, today (Monday, Oct. 3)
 
The Pantagraph
 

President Eric Jensen said he is pleased at increased diversity among students enrolled this fall at Illinois Wesleyan.

More Titans in the News
Kudos
  • Irv Epstein, the Ben and Susan Rhodes Professor of Peace and Social Justice and Chair of the Educational Studies Department, delivered the invited lecture, “Revisiting Global Youth Protest: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects” for the Education and Youth Studies Symposium, held at Beloit College on Sept. 26.

  • Christina Isabelli, Chair and Professor of Hispanic Studies, co-published "Language learners' characteristics, target language use, and linguistic development in a domestic immersion context," which appears in Foreign Language Annals volume 49, 544-556.

  • Entelechy by Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo is featured on trombonist Mark Hetzler's new CD, Dig. Vayo's composition is for trombone, keyboards, bass and drums/percussion, and was commissioned by Hetzler and the University of Wisconsin. The CD was released by Summit Records, a well-known label featuring music for brass instruments.
Announcements

Respecting Student Organization Diversity


We are fortunate to have over 200 registered student organizations that reflect the diversity of our campus – religious, political, racial/ethnic, academic interests and more. As a community, we must respect that this diversity is valued, even when an organization represents a view different from our own. In the last two weeks, the Pagan Student Association has experienced the untimely, deliberate removal of their posters from campus bulletin boards. This action is not respectful of their right to organize on campus, nor does it reflect a respect for freedom of speech or religion. If you have information about the removal of these posters, please contact the Dean of Students Office, 309-556-3111 or Campus Security, 309-556-1111.     

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