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Campus Weekly
Jan. 22, 2018
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
StudentsLondon Program Enables Students to Study and Intern Abroad
Illinois Wesleyan University's London Program is expanding the definition of study abroad: The program grew this year to offer participants internship experiences while they are studying in London.
GateStudents Named to Fall 2017 Dean's List
Illinois Wesleyan announced 694 students from 26 states and 19 countries were named to the Dean's List for the fall semester.
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Titan Athletics
  • Head Women's Soccer Coach David Barrett, whose teams advanced to NCAA tournament bids in eight of the last nine years, has been named head coach of the women's soccer program at Division I Fairfield (Conn.) University.
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Titans In The News

Wesleyan's Daynali Flores Rodriguez discussed life in Puerto Rico, where her mother is still without power five months after Hurricane Maria. A teach-in also featuring Wesleyan's Krista Cardona '03 was covered by The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph
Despite disappointments on the national front, the diversity of the audience attending the annual MLK Teach-in at Illinois Wesleyan was seen as a source of hope.
The (Galesburg) Register-Mail

The love of music has driven Inis King '58 throughout her 60-year career.

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Monday, Jan. 22

6-10 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Pass Go, Collect Hope – Colleges Against Cancer and the IWU Game Club will host a Relay For Life Kickoff Event. Based on the theme for this year, "Pass Go, Collect Hope," this event will be a game night with tables throughout the main court of Hansen featuring a variety of board games to play. People and teams will be invited to register or donate for Relay of Life. There will also be free food and a raffle at the end of the night. 


Tuesday, Jan. 23

10 a.m.-4 p.m. (also Wednesday), Center Court, Hansen Student Center – Cap and Gown Ordering – For graduating seniors in the Class of 2018.

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Student Center – Asian Studies Colloquium: Report from Japan: Technos International Week, 2017 – Presented by Assistant Professor of Psychology Ellen Furlong, Rowland Filbert '19, and Jacob Chapman '20.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

1 p.m., Hart Career Center – Practice Interviews – Sarah Short from State Farm will conduct practice interviews. Students may sign up on Titan CareerLink.


4 p.m., Fellowship Hall (lower level), Evelyn Chapel – Dialogues across the Disciplines: "Addressing Internal Colonialism: The Sami and Two Nordic Art Projects: Mattias Olofsson’s Stor-Stina and Jorma Puranen’s Imaginary Homecoming" – As usual with the Dialogues across the Disciplines series, the format involves a student interlocutor. Matthew Capone '18, a music major, will lead the discussion after a talk presented by Assistant Professor of Art Kristine Nielsen.

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. North Central College – Live streaming video at


Thursday, Jan. 25

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Western European Colloquium – Jennifer Howell, associate professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Illinois State University, will speak on "Accidental Tourists in the Francophone World: Representing Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the French-Language Comics." Sponsored by International Studies.

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

6 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – 3D: Film and Discussion: Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class – Film screening will run until 7:30 p.m., followed by a discussion that probes the discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as part of the Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond – Presented by Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Nina Dulabaum.


Friday, Jan. 26

12 p.m., Myers Welcome Center Auditorium – For Your Future Fridays Series - Internship Workshop – An internship is around the corner. Start getting prepared now! Students are invited to join the Hart Career Center for a quick internship overview – learn what they are, where to look for them, how to apply to them, whether you can get credit for them and more.

6 p.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving vs. Millikin University and North Central College


Saturday, Jan. 27

Shirk Center – Track and Field - Top Times Titan Open

5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. North Park University (Pink Zone) – Live streaming video at

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


Sunday, Jan. 28

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Guest Artists Recital: Temperance Brass – Sponsored by the School of Music


Monday, Jan. 29

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - DTE and Entrepreneurial Activities at IWU – Presented by Tara Gerstner, coordinator of entrepreneurial activities and adjunct instructor of Business Administration, and Mark Genrich, visiting assistant professor of Design, Technology and Entrepreneurship.

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  • Poetry by Jacqui Zeng ’13 has been nominated by the journal Nightjar Review for a Pushcart Prize. She is currently a candidate in the MFA program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Students: If you have a strong business idea, are a passionate innovator, entrepreneurially minded and interested in developing your business idea, then submit your proposal for the IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship for a chance to receive a $5,000 grant. 


The IWU Entrepreneurial Fellowship will provide a student the opportunity to pursue their entrepreneurial passion under the supervision of a faculty member and guidance of a successful entrepreneur. The application deadline is Feb. 26, 2018. The selected student will receive a $5,000 grant and the opportunity to work on his or her business idea during the following semester. Students have the option to take an independent course credit in the business department while working on their business idea if they so choose.


This program is designed to support the development of a student’s entrepreneurial project, through an extended and focused effort. 


Potentially, this project will deepen research and creative competencies and help students advance their business idea and prepare them for taking their idea to market.

You’re Invited: Posse Plus Retreat, Feb. 16-18

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend Illinois Wesleyan's first annual Posse Plus Retreat. Every year, the Posse Foundation leads national conversations about current social justice topics. The goal of the Posse Plus Retreat is to shape the national, local and campus conversations around critical issues. This year’s theme is Hope, Hate and Race in the United States.  This topic will be discussed at 55 colleges and universities across the country with over 6,000 college students, faculty, staff and alumni.


Our retreat will be held Feb. 16-18 at the Lake Williamson Conference Center in Carlinville, Illinois. We hope you will join our Posse scholars, campus student leaders, faculty, staff, Trustees and alumni in this important opportunity to voice ideas and experiences around our racial climate in the U.S., Illinois, Bloomington, and on campus.


The deadline to register your participation has been extended until Thursday, Feb. 1. Participation is limited to 100 participants; registration will be on a first-come basis.


If you have any questions, contact Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students Karla Carney-Hall at

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