View as a web page
Campus Weekly

Nov. 7, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
CapitolAlumni Fund Social Justice Internships
Students like Evan Mok-Lamme '17 were able to gain valuable and rewarding experience through internships, supported by stipends for an otherwise unpaid opportunity – thanks to support from members of the Illinois Wesleyan Class of 1970.
Nykia American Chemical Society to Honor Mohan
The American Chemical Society's Committee on Environmental Improvement is honoring Illinois Wesleyan's Ram Mohan for his efforts to incorporate green chemistry principles and sustainability into chemistry education.
More News
Titan Athletics
  • TommyThe Illinois Wesleyan women's soccer team won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin postseason tournament on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Wheaton's Joe Bean Stadium and will compete in the NCAA postseason tournament for the fourth straight year.
More Highlights

Want your event included on the University's Events Calendar and Campus Weekly? Submit the information using our online form.

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 through Dec. 9. 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Election Day – Hansen Student Center will be a polling place.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: The Ames Advantage: Research Skills For Success – Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

5:30 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Oxfam America Hunger Banquet – "Sample how the world eats," sponsored by the Development Studies Team of the International Studies Program. Meal tickets are $5 per person, available at CLA 126 (ask for Wendy West). Cash only. Proceeds will be donated to an organization that helps fight hunger.

Thursday, Nov. 10

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

4 p.m., Room 258, Presser Hall – Symposium of Contemporary Music: Panel Discussion – "The Arts Outside of the Boxes" – Featured guest Eve Beglarian and Illinois Wesleyan faculty will participate in a panel discussion about ways in which art takes place beyond its most typical haunts – the concert halls, museums and theaters of large cities. Other panelists include Associate Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Dani Snyder-Young, Professor of English Michael Theune, and Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "Norma Rae" – (1979, USA) Presented by Associate Professor of Political Science Kathleen Montgomery.

7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D: The Clothesline Project – "Bearing Witness, Standing in Solidarity:" Join the IWU community in a night of solidarity and support for survivors. Learn how you can take a stand against violence of all kinds, be an ally on our campus, and imagine together a day when sexual assault is no more on our – or any – college campus. The event features special music and a community speaker. Stepping Stones will also be present to provide support and resources.

Content Warning for personal shared experiences of sexual assault and domestic violence.

T-shirts will be displayed this week in the Nell Eckley Lounge, and counselors and the chaplain will be available at Thursday's event. A Women's Power, Women's Justice theme event, sponsored by the Sexual Assault Task Force, Counseling and Consultation Services and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symposium of Contemporary Music Concert: Music of Eve Beglarian – Multifaceted composer/vocalist Eve Beglarian is the featured guest at the annual Symposium, part of the New Music Series. Beglarian’s music will be performed by IWU faculty and students in a concert including vocal and instrumental music, live electronics, and video.

Friday, Nov. 11

4 p.m., CNS C101 – Faculty Colloquium - Amy Coles: "Ancient Worlds, Modern Technologies: How ArcGIS Illuminates Roman Republican Colonization"

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

9 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Undercover 29 w/ Juggler Ivan Pacel – Students will take the stage and showcase their musical talents performing cover songs. This time around we have the talented Ivan Pacel as host; sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Faculty Open House – Prospective students and their families are invited to visit Illinois Wesleyan, learn about our exceptional academic programs and faculty, get a taste of our vibrant campus life, and see our beautiful campus.


Sunday, Nov. 13

7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington – Cantus Novus Fall Concert – Cantus Novus is a chamber choir of semiprofessional voices singing a variety of styles of vocal repertoire, with many IWU alumni, retired faculty and current students among its members. Free and open to the public.

Monday, Nov. 14

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Use of Crowdfunding Platforms for Research" – Presented by Assistant Professor of Nursing Amanda Hopkins and Assistant Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong.

7 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Akerman Film Festival: "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" – The films of Chantal Akerman, known for their examination of women’s inner lives, will be featured during a film festival presented by the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, in connection with the Women’s Power, Women’s Justice intellectual theme. "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels" is a documentary-style story of a single mother's routine blending feminism, modernism and melodrama.


More Events
Hart Career Center
Wednesday, Nov. 9

Claiming Calling – Multifaith Discussion Series on Discovering your Life’s Work

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Evelyn Chapel
We'll continue the discussion regarding the ways different religious and secular perspectives approach the idea of vocation or calling and allow students to examine their own beliefs related to meaningful life and work. Free lunch!


Prudential Financial Planning Services will host interviews on campus.

Career Center
Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
If you hear African drumming as you're getting your lunch, like senior LeeAnna Studt, follow her advice: “If there's one thing I've learned in college, you take these moments and go with it."
Nearly 500 Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan University students participated in the annual Trick-or-Treat for Change fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.
The Pantagraph
In his first public appearance as chairman and CEO of State Farm, IWU alum Michael Tipsord '81 delivered assurance that the insurance giant will keep its headquarters in Bloomington.
United Methodist Insight
The Rev. Greg Dell '67, a champion for inclusion who was once suspended from his ministry for blessing same-sex unions, died after a battle with Parkinson's disease. The Insight recalls his activism, citing the IWU Magazine.
More Titans in the News
  • Professor of Physics Linda French spoke at the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) Meeting on "Rotation Properties of Jovian Trojan Asteroids." Physics alum Derrick Rohl '12 was a co-author.
    French also has been appointed to the DPS Professional Culture and Climate Subcommittee. This committee is charged with recommending actions that the DPS Committee can take to either remove or ameliorate factors in our professional culture that lead to anything other than scientific merit controlling members' ability to succeed as planetary scientists.

  • Associate Professor of Nursing Brenda Lessen will moderate a panel discussion, "Women Empowered: Addressing Health Needs of Minority Women" on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m. at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in the Center for Healthy Lifestyles. The panel will feature five women representing community and academic agencies, and cultural groups and initiatives. 
    Lessen was interviewed on the WEEK-TV Morning Show today as a founding member of Women Empowered. She serves as an expert on women's health, and works to provide education and services to women in our community through presentations and grants.

  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabriel Spalding has been appointed vice-chair of the national committee on Undergraduate Physics Education of the American Association of Physics Teachers. His term begins at the close of the 2016 AAPT Winter Meeting. After one year, he is expected to serve as chair during the following year.

Election Day Parking at Hansen Student Center

Tomorrow, 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.

Visiting Fulbright Scholar to Speak

Kirill Maslinsky, a visiting Fulbright Fellow at Illinois Wesleyan from St. Petersburg, Russia, will speak at the Vladimir-Canterbury Sister Cities Association inaugural William L. White International Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at Biaggi's. Following his remarks on the topic, "The Long Shadow of Soviet Education in Today’s Russia," he will answer questions
about his talk and about Putin’s Russia. Cost is $20 for those joining for the meal; free for those joining for the program at 7 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 10 or find more information.


The forum is named in honor of the late William Luther White, who served Illinois Wesleyan for 33 years as chaplain and professor of religion, and was one of the founders of the Vladimir/Canterbury Sister City Association of Bloomington-Normal.


See the Sodexo News Scoop for this week's specials.


Kevin Sullivan has been named the next Associate Dean of Curricular and Faculty Development, as Lynda Duke ends her four-year term in the role with this academic year. Housed in the Mellon Center, the associate dean provides leadership in strengthening all curricular programs, coordinates the General Education Program and May Term, and serves as the administrative representative to the Faculty Development Committee, Curriculum Council, and Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, assistant director for electronic communications. To submit items of interest, email See an archive of past editions.
All images and content