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Campus Weekly
Oct. 23, 2017
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
DownloadsDigital Commons Exceeds 3 Million Downloads
Research conducted primarily by Illinois Wesleyan undergraduate students has been downloaded more than 3 million times over the past decade – by scholars around the world – from the Digital Commons @ IWU (DC@IWU).
ConcertNew Student-Run Leadership Board Promotes Campus Involvement
The new Campus Activities Board (CAB) serves as the student body voice for campus-wide programming, and aims to bring students on the close-knit campus a little closer.
BandRed Scarves Incorporate IWU Influences In Debut Album
Formed at Illinois Wesleyan University more than five years ago, the now Chicago-based indie rock-pop band Red Scarves released the quintet's IWU-influenced debut full-length album, "Sort of Scarlet," on Friday, Oct. 20.
LaurenceYou Can Still Catch Back to College Classes
If you missed the Back to College Classes with some of our fabulous alumni and students during Homecoming, you can watch their presentations on video:
More News
Titan Athletics
  • The women's soccer team improved to 13-3 on the season overall with a 5-1 mark in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin after a seniors' day win against Carthage College.
More Highlights
Titans In The News
History alumna Lindsey Fitzharris '04 spoke on All Things Considered about her new book, The Butchering Art, a biography of pioneering surgeon Joseph Lister.
Skydance Media has brought on Bill Damaschke '85, most recently Chief Creative Officer at DreamWorks Animation, as President of Animation and Family Entertainment.
(Kankakee) Daily Journal

Kankakee County Circuit Judge Susan Sumner Tungate '70 announced she will retire next year, and a fellow alum, Associate Judge Thomas Cunnington '77, has announced his intention to seek election.
The Pantagraph
James (J.R.) Glenn '05, a Chicago litigation and trial attorney, has been named a trustee on the Lincoln College board.
Illinois Wesleyan allowed Bloomington Fire Department and the Illinois Fire Service Institute to conduct regional fire training sessions at Martin Hall, a former dormitory.
More Titans in the News
  • Physics alumnus Andy Nelson '08 has been appointed director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center International Research Office in London. Nelson most recently served as the Energy Branch chief at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign.

  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding has been re-elected as Vice President of the Jonathan F. Reichert Foundation, an ambitious non-profit working nationally to establish programs and grants for hands-on instructional laboratories in physics beyond the first year of university.
    In addition, Spalding delivered an invited talk on Oct. 20 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, entitled, "Experiment-based Modern Physics Videos."

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Monday, Oct. 23

4 p.m., 205, CLA – Fall 2017 Anthropology Research Colloquium - "Singing Knowledge: Music, Dance, and Culture in Skyros, Greece" – Angela Glaros, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Eastern Illinois University, will speak. Free pizza to follow.



Tuesday, Oct. 24


12 p.m., Titan Room, Memorial Center – Continuing Conversations with the Peace Fellows – Staff, faculty and students are welcome to join in a casual discussion on identity and how that fosters different communities on campus. Sponsored by the Peace Fellows.

7 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Women's Soccer vs. Augustana College – Live streaming video at



Wednesday, Oct. 25


11 a.m.-1 p.m. (also Thursday, Oct. 26) Dugout and Eckley Quadrangle –  SOCA (Students Organizing Campus Awareness) Events for Alcohol Awareness Week –  SOCA is striving to bring awareness about the danger and effects of alcohol misuse. There will be a table in the Dugout with games and beer goggles, and some free treats as well. There also will be a Cash Cab on the Quad during those two days (also from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.) to give people a ride to class.

11 a.m., 314, State Farm Hall – May Term 2018 Travel Course Info Session - Vietnam Today: Addressing the Challenges of Sustainable Development  – Students are invited to come to this information session to learn about a new 2018 May Term travel course to Vietnam, one of the world’s fastest growing industrializing economies. Experience Vietnam’s vibrant culture, a blend of old and new, East and West, agrarian and consumer. Learn about mounting impacts of climate change and other interconnected environment and development issues affecting the Vietnamese people. Work with Vietnamese students developing a research project to be pursued in the fall 2018 Environmental Studies Senior Seminar. Prerequisites: ES major or minors & permission of instructors. Sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program.

12 p.m., E101, CNS  – Academic Skills Series - The Ames Advantage: Research Skills For Success – The Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs collaborate each semester to present a series of programs designed to assist students in the development and/or strengthening of academic skills (in and out of the classroom) needed to be successful at IWU. Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

3 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Poli-Talks - From Tea to Trump: Notes on Racism and Empathy in Conservative Politics – Associate Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke will lead a discussion in the Poli-Talks series, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


7 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. Augustana College  – Live streaming video at



Thursday, Oct. 26


4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Speaker: Valerie Traub - "The Evolution of Sexual Norms: A Visual History, c. 1600"

7 p.m., Ferguson and Munsell Hall – Funsell Trick-or-Treating!  – Faculty and staff are invited to bring your children to Funsell to go trick-or-treating and show off their costumes. Sponsored by the Office of Residential Life.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library –  International Film Series: PK –  Presented by Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger with the Multifaith Ambassadors

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – New Music Cafe



Friday, Oct. 27

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Coe College – Live streaming video at

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Halloween Jazz Concert – Sponsored by the School of Music as part of the New Music Series.

8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre – Comedy: Fault Lines

Saturday, Oct. 28


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


1 p.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving - Illinois Wesleyan Halloween Invitational

1 p.m., Mini Quad – Mini Pumpkin Patch  – Come celebrate fall in the mini quad!
Sponsored by the Office of Residential Life.

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


4 p.m., Behind Ferguson – Funsell Pumpkin Drop  – This is an annual program where ORL staff drops pumpkins from the roof of Ferguson Hall. The team whose pumpkin is least damaged wins. Sponsored by the Office of Residential Life.

8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre  – Comedy: Fault Lines



Sunday, Oct. 29

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symphonic Winds & Jazz Combo

8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre  – Comedy: Fault Lines



Monday, Oct. 30

11 a.m., Dugout RSO Counter, Memorial Center – Don't Be Afraid To Talk About Mental Illness  – Come get FREE candy, donuts, and other swag when you visit NAMI On Campus during lunch. We'll be playing Halloween music and advocating on behalf of those with mental illness.

4 p.m., 105, CLA – Religion Department Colloquium – McFee Professor of Religion Carole A. Myscofski will present “Hidden Judaism and Secret Magic: Records from the Portuguese Inquisition in Brazil, 1627-1628.”

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Generation, Revolution, and Memory in Post-War El Salvador

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Hart Career Center

Tuesday, Oct. 24
U.S. Army Recruiters

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nell Eckley Lounge
U.S. Army Recruiters will be available to offer information and answer questions about educational programs including financial assistance available through the U.S. Army.


Wednesday, Oct. 25
IWU alum Michael Jackson '04 will host interviews in the Hart Career Center for accounting positions at Caterpillar, Inc.


Thursday, Oct. 26

Practice Interviews
Gina Perrotto of Amica Mutual Insurance Company will host practice interviews in the Hart Career Center. (All slots are filled.)


Friday, Oct. 27

For Your Future Friday (FYFF) - Graduate School

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

Career Center
Parking Spots Now Reserved for SBDC

In an effort to provide Small Business Development Center clients with the best experience as they visit Illinois Wesleyan, the two parking spots located to the north of Holmes Hall have now been marked for SBDC client use. This is also a requirement of the SBDC State Office. We appreciate your willingness to keep these spots available for SBDC visitors, and help us create a positive experience here.

Speak at TEDxIWU 2018!
TEDxApplications are now being accepted for TEDxIWU 2018. What's your idea worth spreading? Complete our simple speaker application by Oct. 31 to be considered. All IWU students, faculty and staff are invited to apply.  
Mortar Board Back Pack Program Fundraiser

Please help Mortar Board National Honor Society collect food for the Sarah Raymond School of Early Education “Back Pack” Program. Sarah Raymond School in Bloomington provides services to at-risk and children with special needs. The “Back Pack” Program helps young students from under-resourced homes have food to eat over the weekend when they do not have hot lunch provided by the school.


Collection boxes will be in CNS, State Farm, CLA, and The Ames Library. All acceptable food items have to be individual sized (not limited to brand name but not large boxes): mac & cheese, applesauce, instant oatmeal, cereal cups, goldfish, hot chocolate, and toast cheddar cheese sandwiches.


Mortar Board greatly appreciates all donations, which can be placed in the collection boxes between Wednesday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Nov. 10.

Rescheduled - Photographers On Campus

Photographers will be on campus this Wednesday & Thursday, Oct. 25 & 26, and the morning of Friday, Oct. 27, to update needed campus photography for use in marketing materials and the IWU website. A photo shoot planned earlier this month was rescheduled due to weather conditions.


Please be advised that in general, we do not collect photo release forms from members of the Illinois Wesleyan faculty, staff, or student body. Instead, we make the assumption that our Titan community members will welcome involvement in these activities. Therefore, we reserve the right to take photographs of campus facilities, events, faculty, staff and students in any areas of the campus where subjects would not have an expectation of privacy.


All photographs taken for or by Illinois Wesleyan are the property of the University and may be used for Illinois Wesleyan University promotional purposes, such as electronic and printed publications, websites, classroom use, advertisements, etc.

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:


Monday, Oct. 23 — Leanna Horton, Music Education; Julia Vuolo, Music Theatre; Payton McDonnell, Business Administration; Sarah Kram, Pre-Law, Psychology, Spanish; Katherine Heilenbach, English - Literature; Kaylee Bowers, Nursing; Collin Berry, Biology.

Wednesday, Oct. 25 — Daniel Zhang, Mathematics/Computer Science.

Thursday, Oct. 26 — Arjun Ramachandran, Biochemistry; Logan Dickey, Business Marketing; Emma Klinger, Pre-Medical; Olivia Ferraro, Nursing.

Friday, Oct. 27 — Lauren Conroy, Biology, Physics; Abigail Mann, Undecided; Rachel Moore, Nursing; Megan Schmit, Pre-Dental; Lauren Reich, Business Administration; Faith Elliott, Theatre - Design/Technology; Rachel Bernardi, Nursing; Shannon Nolan, Biology.


Saturday, Oct. 28 — Carl Burts, Business Administration, Business Management, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy; Thomas Sage, Computer Science; Megan Andrzejewski, Nursing; Connor Power, Chemistry, Engineering; Morgan Drath, Nursing; Julia Marsaglia, Business Management, Engineering, English - Writing, Environmental Studies, Spanish; Kalyn Necessary, Psychology, Sociology; William Thornton, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Pre-Law, Sociology; Kimberly Campos, Business Management; Alyssa Lech, Nursing; Elizabeth Jonas, Nursing; Rebekah Tennenbaum, Dance, Education - Elementary, Psychology.

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