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Oct. 31, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
CapitolNext Career Immersion Excursion Will Head to Nation's Capital
Students are invited to apply for the University's Career Immersion Excursion to Washington, D.C. for Spring Break 2017, where they'll connect with elected officials and alumni experienced in fields such as government, public policy, advocacy, nonprofits, law and healthcare.
NykiaOctober in Photos at Illinois Wesleyan
From honoring alumni during Homecoming, to celebrating ancient customs and new campus facilities, to traveling for Fall Break, this October made us glad to be a part of the Illinois Wesleyan community.
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Titan Athletics
  • TommyThe Illinois Wesleyan women's soccer team won a share of its second straight College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship on Saturday, Oct. 29 and will host a tournament semifinal game on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Also with a home win on Saturday, the men's soccer team will be making its first CCIW tournament appearance since 2012.
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Monday, Oct. 31

Through Nov. 4 – Academic Advising for Spring 2017 and May Term


11 a.m.-1p.m., Atrium, CNS – Halloween Canned Food Drive – Come donate canned food on Halloween during the lunch hour. All cans collected will be delivered to Center For Hope Food Pantry in Bloomington-Normal. Sponsored by Mortar Board Honors Society.

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Sharing Honors Research" – Presented by University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian/Associate Professor Meg Miner and Scholarly Communications Librarian/Professor Stephanie Davis-Kahl.


12:15 p.m., Underground, Memorial Center – African Drum Jam – Help kick off African Culture Week by jamming on some beautiful African drums, sponsored by the African Students Association & the African Studies Team of International Studies.

4 p.m., E101, CNS – Alumna Research Talk: "Cognitive Neuroscience Through the Lens of Rehabilitation" Jaclyn Stephens '08 will speak, sponsored by the Psychology Department and IWU OT Club. Stephens earned her master's in occupational therapy from Washington University, a Ph.D. in experimental psychology with an emphasis in cognitive neurosciences from the University of Nevada-Reno, and is a postdoctoral fellow at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Next year she will be joining the faculty at an occupational therapy graduate program. She is interested in using her cognitive neuroscience research to inform rehabilitation done by OT professionals, especially for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury.


7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – "Psycho" - NAMI Halloween Movie Night – 
Join NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for a showing of the 1960 film "Psycho." There will be free popcorn.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

7 p.m., Multicultural Center – Dia de los Muertos: la Celebracion, Pt. 2 – Come and celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and enjoy music, food, stories and face painting.

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

7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Alumna, Founder of Dreamvision Network to Speak – Michelle Huls Rice, class of 2001, will speak about leadership skills at a Women’s Power, Women’s Justice theme event.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Podium Skills: Improving Your Presentations – Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Readings by Authors Jac Jemc '05 and Jennifer Rane Hancock – Accomplished authors, alumna Jac Jemc '05 and former Illinois Wesleyan English faculty member Jennifer Rane Hancock, will read from their latest works.


7 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer - CCIW Semifinal vs. Carroll University


Thursday, Nov. 3

3:30 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Campus Safety Forum for Staff & Faculty*Please note that this session will start at 3:30, not 3:15 as originally announced.

4 p.m., Auditorium, Welcome Center – Reinventing a Kenyan Heroine: Mekatilili & Resistance Today – Dr. Celia Nyamweru (Anthropology, St. Lawrence University) will tell of a female revolutionary who led a resistance movement against the British colonial government of Kenya. Nyamweru will discuss how the memory of this heroine is shaping current resistance against the destruction of sacred cultural sites by developers.
Sponsored by the African Studies Team of International Studies.

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

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "God Grew Tired of Us" – (2006, USA) Presented by Associate Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy.


7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D: Who's Afraid of a Women President? – The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host this Women’s Power, Women’s Justice theme event.

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symphonic Winds / Jazz Lab

Friday, Nov. 4

Titan Weekend – Prospective students are invited to join our Titan family for a two-day visit program.

12 p.m., Titan Room, Memorial Center – Conserving Kenya's Sacred Forests: Brown Bag Lunch Talk – Dr. Celia Nyamweru (Anthropology, St. Lawrence University) will discuss her ongoing research on Natural Cultural Sites in Kenya. She will focus on the significance (both in terms of biodiversity and in terms of cultural relevance) of the remaining forests of coastal Kenya and their impending destruction. Her talk is sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program.

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Campus Safety Forum for Students – As part of our campus life assessment process, we are conducting an external review of campus security this year. Our consultants will host an open forum for students to provide feedback.

7 p.m., The Underground, Memorial Center – Friday Features – Students are invited to grab a coffee and sit back and relax while enjoying a fellow student's talent in a cozy, laid-back, cafe atmosphere, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. We are still looking for our November talent, so if you are interested in performing (or would like to recommend a friend!) please contact

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Guest Artist: Tony Caramia, Piano – Sponsored by the School of Music.

9 p.m., Tommy's, Hansen Student Center – Painting Pilgrims – The Office of Student Activities is taking fall spirit to the next level with painting, food, and crafts. Come enjoy warm apple cider and feel thankful we held such a relaxing, enjoyable event.

Saturday, Nov. 5

8 a.m.-12 p.m., Parking lot, Hansen Student Center – Mega Recycling Event – The Ecology Action Center and Illinois Wesleyan University will host a Mega Recycling Event honoring America Recycles Day. Residents can recycle all "the other" items – beyond what you typically throw in your blue bins – all in one place, all at the same time. See details on what can be recycled at the event.

11:30 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Faculty Recital: IWU Piano Faculty

5 p.m., Hansen Student Center – African Culture Night – African Students Association will host its annual African Culture Night, featuring African food and entertainment, this year celebrating African women through dance, music and a presentation. Free for the campus community.

9 p.m., Memorial Center – IWU Wing Bowl – The Office of Student Activities will sponsor a wing eating contest.

Sunday, Nov. 6

3 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington – Fall Choral Concert

Monday, Nov. 7

Through Nov. 16 – Class Registration for Spring 2017


12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Strategies to Encourage Disciplinary Reading" – Presented by Assistant Professor of Educational Studies Pennie Gray.

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

4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley galleries, Joyce. G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Opening Reception and Gallery Walk for Art Exhibits – The galleries will feature the work of Ohio-based printmaker Taryn McMahon and contemporary artist Gretchen Beck. McMahon will present a gallery walk of her work at 4:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m., C101 & Atrium, CNS – Protecting our Sacred Waters: A Message from Standing Rock & Lakota Medicine Wheel Teachings – This event will begin with a message from Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, where the Rev. Carol Lakota Eastin recently visited in support of the water protectors who are protesting the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. We will then move into the Atrium, where Eliida Lakota Knoll will guide us in making medicine bags by gathering elements from the four directions of the Lakota Medicine Wheel. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology & Anthropology.

More Events
Hart Career Center
Tuesday, Nov. 1

Cultivating Your Leadership Potential
7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium

Alumna Michele Hulls Rice '01 is the founder of the Women's Dreamvision Network, where she helps new female entrepreneurs build and market their businesses, while providing a behind-the-scenes look into how others brought their dreams to life.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Career Development Workshop

4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium

Unsure about what to do with your major? Still undecided and need direction? Know what you want in a career but aren't sure how to go after it? This session is for you! Join us – your future self will thank you!


Prudential will host interviews on campus.

Friday, Nov. 4

Jump Start Your Job Search

12-1 p.m., Hart Career Center

Learn the many ways that the Hart Career Center can help, from on-campus interviews to career fairs to online tools you can use in the comfort of your own room. Pizza will be served.

Career Center
Titans In The News
Colin Komar '08 will receive the 2016 Basu United States Early Career Award for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
Chicago Tribune
William Schmidt '97 was unanimously appointed as the new Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources by the Woodridge School District 68 Board of Education.
WJBC Radio

The Ecology Action Center and Illinois Wesleyan are hosting a mega-recycling event for America Recycles Day on Nov. 5, accepting varied recyclable materials at the Hansen Student Center.

More Titans in the News
  • Assistant Professor of Biology Loralyn Cozy co-authored "The heterocyst regulatory protein HetP and its homologs modulate heterocyst commitment in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120," in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).

  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabriel Spalding gave an invited talk in the Berkshires, at the fall meeting of the New England section of the American Physical Society.

  • WayneWayne Messmer, class of 1972 alumnus known as "The Voice of Wrigley Field," sang the National Anthem at Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, Oct. 30. He also sang God Bless America at Game 5 and Game 3. Messmer, who also works as a motivational speaker, spoke at Illinois Wesleyan's Commencement in 2003.

Election Day Parking at Hansen Student Center

Tuesday, Nov. 8, is the national Election Day and once again the Hansen Student Center will be a polling place. The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  To accommodate the anticipated large turnout of voters, we have been asked to set aside the Hansen Student Center lot for election parking. As an alternative place to park, spaces should be available in the lots at the Welcome Center, Evelyn Chapel, Shirk Center and the lot behind the Theta Chi fraternity, which you can enter off of Horenberger Drive.


We make Hansen Student Center available as a polling place not only for the community, but also for our students, faculty and staff who are registered to vote in Bloomington. If you live in precincts 1, 4 or 41, the Hansen Student Center will be your polling place.


Thanks in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carl Teichman, director of government and community relations, at

Students Needing to Stay on Campus During Thanksgiving Break

All IWU residence halls will be closing for the 2016 Thanksgiving Recess on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m., and will not reopen until Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.

If you need to stay in your hall or have access to it during the 2016 Thanksgiving Recess, you must request this as soon as possible.

  • You will need special access on your ID in order to have the ability to enter the building during break; your ID will not work without it.
  • For 2016 Thanksgiving Recess you should make that request before Wednesday, Nov. 16 to avoid charges.
  • More information about approved reasons for staying & requesting special access is available here.
  • If you have any questions, please ask your Residence Director.


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