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Campus Weekly
Nov. 27, 2017
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Ania Student Designs Undergraduate Research Textbook Cover
Computer science and art double major Ania Bui '18 designed the cover for a new textbook, Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices, co-edited by Scholarly Communications Librarian Stephanie Davis-Kahl.
Will and BrockTaylor '18 Honored as 2017 Student Laureate
Illinois Wesleyan University biology major Brock Taylor '18 of Mattoon, Illinois, has been named a 2017 Student Laureate by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois.
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Journey of the Heart is a new exhibition with paintings by Barbara Thomas, Class of 1961, showcasing the ministry of missionary Carol Polley.

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Todd Stocke '93 discussed his vision as the senior vice president and editorial director at Sourcebooks.
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President Eric Jensen discussed the "shortsightedness" of proposed tax reform provisions that could impact higher education.
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Now out with a full-length album, the all-alumni band Red Scarves took shape after members took an IWU course devoted to the music of Bob Dylan.
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President Eric Jensen said Illinois Wesleyan is taking a well-reasoned approach in response to declining enrollments, which are affecting higher education in Illinois and across the country.
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Students were encouraged to practice gratitude in a "Positivity Poultry" event sponsored by the campus chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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Monday, Nov. 27

Through Dec. 12, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Art Exhibitions – "Distant Tracings // Tracing Distance," an exhibit by Claudia Esslinger with Tom Giblin, is on display in the Merwin Gallery. "Drawing out a Narrative," an exhibit by Andrea Moreau, is in the Wakeley Gallery. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday: 12-4 p.m., Tuesday evening: 7-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 1-4 p.m.

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - Breathing New Life Into IWU History – Meg Miner and Stephanie Davis-Kahl of The Ames Library will look at the array of digital content that the University Archives has made freely available through online collections since 1999. They will explain why some things are chosen for online collections and others aren’t, what can be done with them, and inform you about ways you can make sure the good work you are doing is secured for future use. Attendees will also receive a sneak preview of what’s to come following activities undertaken during "The Summer of Old Media."


Tuesday, Nov. 28


4 p.m., 202, State Farm Hall – Sociology Research Colloquium: The Rise and the Decline of the Tahrir Paradigm: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Contemporary Egypt – Atef Said, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will speak about his research examining the meaning of revolution and counter-revolution in Egypt. This event complements the annual theme, The Evolution of Revolution, and is co-sponsored by the Political Science Department with generous grants provided by the Betty Ritchie Birrer '47 and Ivan Birrer Ph.D. Endowment Fund.


Wednesday, Nov. 29


8:30a.m.-12 p.m., Hart Career Center – Practice Interviews – Luke Martin from GROWMARK will host practice interviews for students. Timeslots are still available; sign up on Titan CareerLink.


11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dugout, Memorial Center –  Sleep Awareness (Better Sleep = Better Life) – Counseling & Consultation Services will host giveaways and opportunities for students to learn more about sleep deprivation and how to be mindful of healthier sleep habits. 

12 p.m., E101, CNS  – Academic Skills Series - Survival Tips For Finals – 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.


4 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Poli-Talks: The #MeToo and #MenToo Movements – Marie Nebel-Schwalm, assistant professor of psychology, and students from her class will lead a brief presentation about the #MeToo and #MenToo movements. The presentation will be followed by group discussions, asking students to consider the impact of these movements for society. Because the content will include topics of sexual harassment and sexual assault, please use self-care when deciding whether or not to attend. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Thursday, Nov. 30


4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – History Lecture: Cultural Evolution and Luther’s ‘Revolution' – Craig Koslofsky, professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will give a lecture marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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

7 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Kwanzaa Dinner – The Black Student Union will host a celebration of Kwanzaa, a cultural celebration of family and community from African American and pan-African traditions.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library –  International Film Series: The Twilight Samurai – Presented by Assistant Professor of German, Russian and Asian Languages Jeremy Sather.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Opera: The Medium and The True Story of Cinderella



Friday, Dec. 1

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Opera: The Medium and The True Story of Cinderella


Saturday, Dec. 2

Shirk Center Indoor Track – Track and Field - Titan First Chance/Alumni Meet

1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Improvisation Workshop Concert

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Student Composition Concert

5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Carthage College – Live streaming video at

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

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Basketball Game: Pack the Nuthouse – Titans are urged to come pack the Nuthouse! Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs.

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Opera: The Medium and The True Story of Cinderella


Sunday, Dec. 3

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Opera: The Medium and The True Story of Cinderella

More Events
  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding gave an invited talk at Miami University on Nov. 15, on various kinds of time reversals demonstrated in his experiments.

  • Eric Gordon, communications assistant/dispatch for IWU Campus Safety, will play Mother Ginger in the Twin Cities Ballet production of The Nutcracker at Braden Auditorium on Illinois State University's campus. Jim Plath, R. Forrest Colwell Endowed Chair and Professor of English, who serves on the board of the non-profit dance company, will also appear onstage as a "party parent."
    This lavish costumed ballet is one of Bloomington-Normal's longest running holiday traditions.
    Public performances this year will be at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. See details.

  • Ted Delicath '13 was selected among 12 winners of a prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship on the basis of academic distinction, leadership, and service. The award supports post-graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland.
Residence Hall Access for Winter Break

All IWU residence halls and fraternities will be closing for the 2017 Winter Recess on Friday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m., and will not reopen until Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. (Please note that the IWU student planner contains the wrong date for the hall closings.)


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

  • You will need approval to receive break access to the building
  • For Winter Recess, you should make that request online at the link below before 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 to avoid charges
  • More information about approved reasons for staying and requesting break access is available at
  • If you live in a residence hall and have questions, please contact your residence director
  • If you live in a fraternity and have questions, please contact Alanna Hill at
Welcome New Employees

Krista Cardona '03 started Nov. 20 as Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement - Reunions.

Brian Richardson '09 started Nov. 20 as Assistant Director for Career Engagement.

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