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Campus Weekly

Feb. 6, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
LauraVisiting Phi Beta Kappa Scholar to Speak on Frederick Douglass & Photography
Yale professor Laura Wexler will explore Frederick Douglass' hope for the role of photography – then a new invention – in fostering a more democratic society after the Civil War.
FestivalJanuary in Photos at Illinois Wesleyan
January brought us a new semester, new year, and new and renewed experiences – including a return of the annual Gospel Festival and Teach-In celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. See our month in photos.
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Titan Athletics
  • Tommy With the 1997 national championship team in attendance on Saturday, Feb. 4, the Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team turned in a champion-caliber performance against Carroll University, while the women's basketball team also defeated Carroll at the Shirk Center on Pink Zone night.
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Welcome Prospective Titans

If you see these potential Titans on campus this week, give them a warm hello!

The following students are scheduled to visit:


Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Brayden Hough, business administration
Thursday, Feb. 9 – Mackenzie Ahrens, undecided and Allison Mills, elementary education
Friday, Feb. 10 – Max Lynch, business administration; James Perkins, theatre arts; and Anna Peters, nursing
Saturday, Feb. 11 – Cara Chesney, theatre arts; Derrick Donnick, accounting and Max Walter, physics



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Monday, Feb. 6

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: IWU's Annual Intellectual Theme 2017-18: The Evolution of Revolution – The campus community is invited to come hear about the IWU Annual Intellectual Theme for 2017-18 from Scott Sheridan, professor of French and Italian Languages and Literatures and director of International Studies. In addition to the theme description, general information and a call for participation in the co-curricular events and the course cluster for each semester will be circulated.


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


Through Feb. 23, Merwin and Wakeley Gallery, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Art Exhibits – The works of painter and printmaker Eric Cain and painter, printmaker, and educator George Liebert are on display.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

7 p.m., C101, CNS – "Before The Flood" Film Screening & Discussion – A screening of this 2016 documentary about climate change starring Leonardo DiCaprio will be followed by a brief discussion on how to get involved and promote sustainability in your community. Free and open to the public; co-sponsored by IWU Environmental Studies Program, John Wesley Powell Audubon, and IWU student groups: Sierra Student Coalition, Peace Garden, College Democrats,The Multifaith Ambassador Program, Peace Fellows, Pi Sigma Alpha and the Sustainability Educators.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

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

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


Yana 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Feminist Economist, World Bank Consultant to Deliver Eckley Lecture – Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, a feminist economist who regularly consults for the World Bank and the United Nations, will present the Eckley Lecture in Economics.

Thursday, Feb. 9

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center –  Summer Internship information Session: Human Rights, Social Justice, and Environmental Sustainability Fund – Interested in doing a summer internship – locally, nationally, or globally – that intersects with human rights, social justice, and/or environmental sustainability? Need funding for an internship that you've already secured in these areas? The Human Rights, Social Justice, and Environmental Sustainability Fund is now accepting applications (due March 1) and this information session will help you learn about the application process and exciting internship possibilities that match your passions and interests with community needs. For more information, contact Elyse Nelson Winger at

12:10 p.m., Governor Fifer Courtroom (2nd Floor), McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington – Lunch & Learn Series - Amanda Vicary: "Attraction to Crime and Criminals" – Assistant Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary will present, "Attraction to Crime and Criminals: Exploring People's Interest in Crime Stories and Attraction to Prisoners." The brown bag Lunch and Learn Series is offered in partnership by McLean County Museum of History, Illinois Wesleyan University and Collaborative Solutions Institute.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Laura Wexler, "Frederick Douglass: On Photography" - Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "Mustang" – (2015, France) Presented by Associate Professor of Political Science Kathleen Montgomery.

7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D: Trans Women – Discussion facilitated by Jacob Deters, residence director, Office of Residence Life, and Paige Buschman '17.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Guest Artist: Caroline Hong, Piano - Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Friday, Feb. 10

9 a.m., Heartland Community College, Community Commons Building, 1406 & 07 W. Raab Road, Normal – Special Seminar on Children's Literature – Illinois Wesleyan University and Heartland Community College will host a seminar on children's literature, "Meeting the Other: America in Russian Children’s Literature - Critical Approaches to Cultural Dialog." This academic year, IWU and Heartland are jointly hosting a visiting Fulbright Scholar from Russia, Dr. Kirill Maslinsky, who served among seminar organizers along with Isaac Funk Professor of German & Russian Marina Balina. The seminar will feature speakers from the Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia. Presenters include Wesleyan's Boryana Borisova '17 and Scott Sheridan, professor of French and Italian Languages and Literatures and director of International Studies.


7 p.m., Hansen Student Center  – 14th Annual Charity Drag Show – IWU Pride Alliance will present its 14th Annual Charity Drag Show, hosted by Foxie ShareAlike and featuring a mystery guest from RuPaul's Drag Race. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit Planned Parenthood of Bloomington-Normal.


Saturday, Feb. 11

9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Turfler Room/Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Pride Summit – The Pride Alumni Community (PAC) invites all members of the Illinois Wesleyan community (alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends of the University) to connect and support members of the LGBTGNC community while discussing relevant issues and sharing our journeys.

Sunday, Feb. 12

8 p.m., Shirk Center – Adam Devine – Comedian and actor Adam Devine will visit Illinois Wesleyan on his Weird Life Tour 2017. See ticket information below.


Coming Soon:
MonaPediatrician Who Exposed Flint Water Crisis to Speak
Mona Hanna-Attisha, whose research exposed the effects of high levels of lead in Flint, Mich., tap water, will speak at Illinois Wesleyan's Founders' Day Convocation on Feb. 15.
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Hart Career Center
Tuesday, Feb. 7

Your Authentic Self: Your Online Brand
7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium
Today the game has changed and how you present yourself online can lead to success or failure. Two of IWU's best and brightest will share their expertise on this topic: Jessica Shull '03 and Melinda Magerkurth '10 work in the field of innovation at State Farm, developing and refining ideas for new products, services and processes. With a mix of humor and real life examples, they will share their best practices to convey who you really are online in a way that is beneficial to your future career.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Pre-Registration Deadline for CareerFest
Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, Ill.

CareerFest is a job and internship fair hosted by Illinois Wesleyan in cooperation with other small colleges across Illinois. Our combined efforts give students the opportunity to network with many employers and school districts in one location on Feb. 15. Register in advance by Feb. 8 at the Hart Career Center. Cost is $10. Transportation is available if arranged in advance.


Martin, Hood, and Friese and Associates will be on campus for interviews.

Thursday, Feb. 9

BDO will be on campus for interviews.

Friday, Feb. 10

Job Search Workshop
Noon-1 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium
Learn the many ways that the Hart Career Center can help you in your job search, from on-campus interviews to career fairs to online tools you can use in the comfort of your own room.


Career Center
Titans In The News
(Auburn, Maine) Twin City Times
Dr. Jamie Loggins '92 is a bariatric surgeon at Central Maine Medical Center, and performed surgery on Governor Paul R. LePage and his wife, First Lady Ann LePage.
The Pantagraph
Members of Illinois Wesleyan's 1997 NCAA Division III national championship men's basketball team, honored at halftime of Saturday's game, recalled their historic season.
The Pantagraph

Under new director Glenn Wilson, Illinois Wesleyan University's annual winter jazz festival was broadened into a community-wide event while tapping the potential of the visiting guest artists.
More Titans in the News


Adam Devine

Claim your free tickets for Adam Devine's Weird Life Tour.

When: Feb. 7-10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: The Dugout

How: Bring your IWU ID. Your name will be written on the ticket and can only be used by you. Additional tickets can be purchased for $20 cash. Seating is first come, first served beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Shirk Center.

It's Time to Start Thinking about Tributaries!

This semester, Tributaries is partnering with the Graphic Design Club. This means Tributaries will have a completely new look, so we hope you strongly consider submitting to Tributaries to be a part of this exciting new issue! We're excited about this collaboration and hope you are, too.


Although Tributaries will look different this semester, the basics of submitting to our book remain the same. As always, students are allowed to submit up to five pieces of original poetry, prose (short fiction or creative non-fiction), or artwork. Last semester, we did not receive any prose submissions, so we would love to see prose return this semester. Submissions are due on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at midnight to Studying abroad? No problem! You can still submit.


All students who submit to Tributaries must include a short bio upon submission of works. In your bio, please include your name, major, year, hometown, and any other information you would like us to include in the issue (like a fun fact). This information allows us to properly credit you in our issue, and to let our readers know a bit more about our talent on campus.


If you are interested in joining the editorial board, please send us an email no later than Monday, Feb. 13, at midnight. In the email, please tell us your name, major, and year at school, and why you would like to join the board.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at We are here to help you in any way we can, especially as we strive this semester to renovate our look while maintaining our high standard of quality.


See this week's menu and specials in the Sodexo News Scoop.


Liz Vales has been named director of student activities and leadership programs at Illinois Wesleyan. She began serving as interim director after Colin Stewart became associate dean for student involvement at Fresno State University in June.


A native of Normal, Vales has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in human resources & industrial relations, both from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a master's in education from Wichita State University. She previously worked at The Baby Fold in Normal in human resources and in residence life at Wichita State, before joining Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Residence Life in 2013.

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