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Campus Weekly

Dec. 5, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
NovemberNovember at Illinois Wesleyan
In November, we tried to be good to each other, even when we disagreed. Students traveled more than 900 miles to personally deliver coats and food; we congratulated student leaders, award-winning student-athletes and long-suffering sports allegiances. We invite you to take a look at our month in photos.
NovemberTitan 'Green' Takes on New Meaning Through Student's Sustainability Efforts
A sophomore double majoring in environmental studies and theatre arts, Dominic Gambaiani's dramatic flair puts a creative twist on living sustainably.
CrystalVoice Students Advance to National Competition
Based on their performances in regional competition, seven Illinois Wesleyan students advanced to semi-finals and two others are eligible to compete in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2017 national student auditions.
WritingAnnual Gateway Essay Contest Winners Announced
Rebecca Anderson '19 won Illinois Wesleyan's 2015-16 contest for her essay, "I, the unreliable, Rigoberta Menchu." Abigail Kauerauf ’19 and Madeline Gibson ’19 were also honored for their essays.
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Titan Athletics
  • TommySenior Meg Stanley won two events as the Titan men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed in the A3 Carthage Classic in Kenosha, Wis., on Saturday, Dec. 3.
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Monday, Dec. 5

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

Tuesday, Dec. 6

7-11 p.m., The Ames Library – Anti-Procrastination Project – Outreach Librarian/Professor Sue Anderson and the Writing Center staff will be in The Ames Library to support students in completing projects/papers/videos etc. 

Starting a paper and don’t know where to begin? Anderson can talk you through the research process and help you find just the right articles. Writing Center tutors and Joel Haefner will be on hand to review drafts of papers. Poster printing on demand will be available from 7-10 p.m.

Two massage therapists will be available from 7-9 p.m. to relieve stress; sign-up sheets are on the door of Room 139 for 10-minute slots. 

We want to help students finish the semester projects due before finals. Come to Ames to GET IT DONE! Snacks and de-stress fun will also be in the mix. 

Wednesday, Dec. 7

11 a.m., The Ames Library – Course Cluster Closing Symposium

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. North Park University – Live streaming video at

Thursday, Dec. 8

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

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: Departures – (2008, Japan) Presented by Assistant Professor of German, Russian and Asian Languages Jeremy Sather.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Student Composition Concert – Sponsored by the School of Music.

Friday, Dec. 9

Last day of classes

4-6 p.m., Acacia (Adams Hall), North Main Street, Bloomington – Acacia Holiday Party – Faculty and staff are invited.

Saturday, Dec. 10

7 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – AcaChristmas – Take a break from studying for finals and celebrate the holidays with Illinois Wesleyan University's a cappella groups: Touch of Class, Silence Interrupted, and Suspended!

Monday, Dec. 12

Reading Day (NO CLASSES)

More Events
Titans In The News
Chicago Sun Times
Alison Vesely '79, co-founder of Oak Brook's First Folio Theatre, died on Nov. 25. Also remembered in Broadway World and the Daily Herald.
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times
Brittany Ambler ’15 is performing in A Show Palace Christmas Spectacular through Dec. 25 in Hudson, Fla.
The Pantagraph
James Plath, student newspaper advisor and R. Forrest Colwell Endowed Chair and Professor of English, discussed the rise of "fake" news on the Internet.
More Titans in the News

Campus Protocol –  Active Shooter or Other Violence

In light of the recent incident at Ohio State University, several faculty and staff asked for a reminder about our protocol regarding campus violence (whether an active shooter or other act of violence). This information was shared in the fall safety newsletter with all faculty, staff and students, but we all need regular reminders about our options. This video was produced by Ohio State and outlines university-centered strategies in the event of an active shooter. 


Our campus protocol is as follows:

  1. If an active shooter is present, you will be notified by IWUAlert message of the issue and area of concern. In accordance with the guidance in the video, you should either evacuate (if that can be done safely) or secure your location. The choice to “fight” as outlined in the video is a difficult one and must be made individually. 
  2. Bloomington Police will be responsible for all instructions once they arrive on the scene.  Any additional updates will be provided via IWUAlert and email.
  3. An IWUAlert will notify the campus community when the crisis is under control. A notice will also be posted on our website home page. 


If you are interested in additional training, you may also choose to participate in an online educational program offered by FEMA regarding responding to an active shooter.  The course in an interactive online course titled “Active Shooter: What You Can Do.”

Students Needing to Stay on Campus During Winter Break

All IWU residence halls will be closing for the 2016 Winter Recess on Friday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. and will not reopen until Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 9 a.m.

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

  • You will need special access on your ID in order to enter the building during break; your ID will not work without it.
  • For 2016 Winter Recess you should make the request online at the link below before Monday, Dec. 12 to avoid charges.
  • More information about approved reasons for staying & requesting special access is available online
  • If you have any questions, please ask your Residence Director.


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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.
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