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Campus Weekly
Feb. 5, 2018
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
NicoEntrepreneurial Fellowship Winner Targets Mobile Meme Market
The winner of Illinois Wesleyan's $5,000 bi-annual Entrepreneurial Fellowship grant, Ecuador native David "Nico" Lopez '21 assembled a team of five fellow students to develop and launch a mobile app.
JaynanneAlum Shares Advice on Achieving Breakthrough Career Success
Vice President of People Ops at Panera Bread and former triple major at Illinois Wesleyan, Jaynanne Calaway-Habeck '99 told students that the key to workplace success can be found within a liberal arts education.
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Titan Athletics
  • Athletes accumulated six first-place finishes for the Illinois Wesleyan men's and women's indoor track and field teams at the Keck D-III Select Invitational, held on "Seniors' Day" at the Shirk Center on Saturday, Feb. 3.
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Titans In The News

Joe Musso '13 joined KOVR, the CBS Sacramento affiliate, as a sports reporter.


Kyle Brigham '06, Director of Client Relations at Marcel Digital, offered advice on demonstrating value to existing clients.

The Pantagraph

Jazz program director Glenn Wilson discussed his goal to broaden Illinois Wesleyan's annual jazz festival into a community-wide event.

The Catholic Post

Two volumes of the Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible will are on display at Illinois Wesleyan University.

The Pantagraph

Twin artists Veda and Meda Rives, both IWU class of 1981, are displaying their work as part of Illinois State University's 2018 Faculty Biennial exhibit.

The Pantagraph

Jessica Scharf '13 shares insight into life as an NFL cheerleader for the Seattle Seahawks.

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Monday, Feb. 5

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - "Mysteries of the Vault Revealed: Discoveries from IWU's Archives" – University Archivist Meg Miner will provide glimpses of little-known aspects of IWU's history. Faculty, students and off-campus researchers use IWU's archival collections to examine and write about changes in the curriculum, the physical environment and notable events and people. Our past shaped the way we go about the business of educating and nurturing students today. What can we learn from it? You are welcome to pose your own questions during this session and beyond.

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

7 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Regulation and Human Health: An IWU Alum's Experience at the EPA – Alum Joe Daniels '13, who serves as Risk Manager for the Office of Pesticide Programs in the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will talk about the EPA and his work, including a recent mission with FEMA doing hurricane relief work in Puerto Rico.

Daniels majored in International Environmental Sustainability and minored in Anthropology at Illinois Wesleyan. After graduating, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua for 27 months. Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program, this event is free and open to the public.

9 p.m., The Underground, Memorial Center – Loudmouth Monday Open Mic – The campus community is invited to come listen to the spoken-word artists of Bloomington-Normal share their art at Lyrical Graffiti's monthly open mic. There is no requirement to read, but it is highly encouraged.



Tuesday, Feb. 6


Hart Career CenterRecruiters from Martin Hood LLC will be on campus to host interviews. Go to Titan CareerLink for more information.

4:30 p.m., Davidson & Henning, Memorial Center – Tributaries Writing WorkshopTributaries will host a student-led Writing Workshop. Students of all writing levels are welcome to bring in finished work you want comments on, or just come in with ideas for a generative workshop. Stop by and enjoy discussing your work with your peers!

6 p.m., Merwin Gallery, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Luba Lukova – Social Justice Through Art – Internationally recognized New York-based artist Luba Lukova will present a talk in conjunction with the current exhibit, “Women's Rights Are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence and Discrimination."

7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Psychology Alumni Panel – Curious what career options are available for students who major in psychology? Come hear from a host of professionals in the field. IWU alumni will share how their psychology degree opened doors into the world of human services, counseling, social work and more.



Wednesday, Feb. 7


Hart Career CenterRecruiters from BDO US LLP will be on campus to host interviews. Go to Titan CareerLink for more information.

4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Data Science Career Panel  – Careers in the field of big data seem a million miles away. However, you can find successful data scientists working in IWU’s own backyard. Come hear from a panel of current data science professionals.

Co-sponsored by Hart Career Center and the Mathematics Department.


4 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Poli-Talks - Prison Industrial Complex – A Poli-Talks discussion, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will be facilitated by Kayley Rettberg '20 and Todd Fuist, Assistant Professor of Sociology.

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



Thursday, Feb. 8


Hart Career Center Recruiters from CliftonLarsonAllen will be on campus to host interviews. Go to Titan CareerLink for more information.

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

6 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – 3D: The Poetry of Between the World and Me – Professor of English Michael Theune and student poets will facilitate an examination of the poetry referred to in Ta-Nehisi Coates' book, Between the World and Me, which was this year's Summer Reading Program selection. 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: Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) – Presented by Visiting Assistant Professor of German Jamie Zelechowski.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz and Improvisation Concert – Featuring IWU School of Music faculty members Glenn Wilson on saxophone and David Vayo on keyboards, and William Koehler of Illinois State University on bass. The concert will include Wilson's "Satori," Koehler's "Andalus," Vayo's "Portal," and other original compositions.



Friday, Feb. 9


Hart Career Center Practice Interviews – Maria Eeten from State Farm Insurance will host practice interviews. Time slots are still available; sign up on Titan CareerLink.


4 p.m., CNS C101 – Faculty Colloquium - "From the Shaman in Iluman to Geocached Narratives: Let Me Tell You a Story" – Presented by Professor of English Kathleen O'Gorman.


6-8 p.m., East side of the Dugout, Memorial Center – Mardis Gras Celebration – The campus community is invited for giveaways, food, music and dancing, and a full photo booth.

6 p.m.-midnight, Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Barrio Fiesta – Free cultural food, music and dance, sponsored by the Spanish and Latino Student Association.


8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre – The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Sweater



Saturday, Feb. 10


11 a.m.-4 p.m.Tu Universidad – Admissions invites Latinx students and their parents to learn more about the University community, the admissions process and all financial aid resources.

12:30 p.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving - CCIW Diving Championships

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Beloit College (scrimmage)

3:30 p.m., Evergreen Racquet Club, 3203 E. Washington St., Bloomington – Men's Tennis vs. University of Saint Francis

4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – TitanThon – Illinois Wesleyan's TitanThon student organization will host a dance marathon event, one of more than 300 Miracle Network Dance Marathon programs fundraising for local children’s hospitals. All students are welcome to register as teams or individuals and support the Children's Hospital of Illinois.

5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Carroll University (Senior Night) – Live streaming video at

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Carroll University (Senior Night) – Live streaming video at


8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre – The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Sweater



Sunday, Feb. 11

2 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre – The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Sweater



Monday, Feb. 12

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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  • Associate Professor of Philosophy Emily Kelahan was awarded the David Hume Research Grant from McGill University's McLennan Library Rare Books and Special Collections (Montreal) for her project, "The Virtue Epistemology of David Hume." The grant will support a month of research at the McLennan Library utilizing their extensive David Hume Collection.
    Kelahan also was recently elected the Executive Vice President-Treasurer of the International David Hume Society.
Fix It Friday
IWU Wellness and the ISU Fashion Design and Merchandising program bring you Fix It Friday!


Friday, Feb. 9

11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nell Eckley Lounge, IWU Memorial Center


Missing a button on a favorite shirt? Have a hole in a pair of pants? Just bring a clothing item in need of repair and the skilled fashion students from the ISU Fashion Design and Merchandising program will make it new again for free!


The students will be rolling out their sewing machines to offer mending services to anyone in need!

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