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Campus Weekly
Feb. 19, 2018
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MLK bustAmes Library Additions Highlight Social Justice
Two new additions to The Ames Library collection were unveiled in a dedication in conjunction with Black History Month: a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr., donated by renowned sculptors Jeffrey and Anna Koh Varilla, and a first edition of A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade written in 1807.

JeremyUniversity, Students Celebrate State Farm Scholarship Support
Many of the 100 students currently attending Illinois Wesleyan University with scholarship support from the State Farm Companies Foundation were able to meet and thank their benefactors on Feb. 14.
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Titan Athletics
  • Illinois Wesleyan men's and women's basketball teams both claimed a share of their respective College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin regular season conference titles, each with wins over Carthage College on Saturday, Feb. 17 in Kenosha, Wis.
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An editorial praises the "creative thinking" at Illinois Wesleyan behind the new McLean County Scholarships, and suggests the idea be extended to other schools to keep students in Illinois and locally involved.

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Local nonprofit organization Books to Benefit found a new home for a rare, historical text from the 19th century at Illinois Wesleyan, because of the university's social justice library collection.

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On the anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s first visit to Illinois Wesleyan, the university unveiled a bust of the civil rights leader in the rotunda of The Ames Library, along with an 1807 abolitionist book.


"Legendary sportswriter" David Kindred '63 returns home to his roots to cover high school girls' basketball.


Sarah Bockel '10 plays singer/songwriter Carole King in the Broadway touring musical "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical," appearing at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids.

The Pantagraph

Students from Korea described their excitement at their home country hosting the Winter Olympics.

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Monday, Feb. 19

Thank a Giver (TAG) Day – Thank A Giver Day (TAG Day) provides our campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. We celebrate each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when tuition dollars run out and other support – from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants – kicks in for the remainder of the year. Please make time to stop by one of the TAG Day tables set up in CNS and State Farm Hall from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and the Dugout from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to write a note to one or more donors who make the IWU experience possible. You are also encouraged to share your gratitude on social media using #IWUThanks.

(Through Friday) BOOST Week  – A week dedicated to spreading awareness of the importance of high self-esteem and body image. Sponsored by SOCA (Students Organizing Campus Awareness)  and Counseling & Consultation Services.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dugout, Memorial Center – BOOST Self-Esteem – Part of BOOST Week activities.

1 p.m., Hart Career Center – Practice Interviews - LaSalle Network – Students have the opportunity to practice interview skills with representatives from LaSalle Network. Check Titan CareerLink for open interview times.


Tuesday, Feb. 20


Hart Career Center On-Campus Interview Program - RSM US LLP  – Recruiters for RSM US LLP will be on campus to host interviews for full time and internship positions.


12 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium, Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center – Lunch & Learn: Periscope Marketing Agency – Students are invited to join alum Jonathan Vlk '17 for lunch, and learn about internship opportunities at Periscope Marketing Agency. Sponsored by the Hart Career Center.

4 p.m., 205, CLA – IWU Spain Program Info Session – Learn more about the study abroad program in Spain and meet the 2019 program director, Professor of English Kathleen O'Gorman. Found out why you should add Spain to your must visit places list! Sponsored by the International/Study Abroad Office.

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

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


Wednesday, Feb. 21


11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Hamilton: The Revolution Co-Author to Speak at Founders' Day Convocation – Jeremy McCarter, author of Young Radicals and co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution – which traces the impact of the popular musical with its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda – will be the keynote speaker.


Hart Career Center On-Campus Interview Program - Travelers Insurance – Alum Tom Tague '03 will be on campus to host interviews for internships at Travelers Insurance.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dugout, Memorial Center – BOOST Self-Love

6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – BOOST Body Positivity – Former Miss America Kirsten Haglund will speak in conjunction with Boost Week. Haglund is the founder and president of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation, which raises funds to provide treatment scholarships for families seeking recovery and freedom from disordered eating. Sponsored by SOCA (Students Organizing Campus Awareness)  and Counseling & Consultation Services.

6 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium, Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center – Mastering the Art of the Case Style Interview – Hosted by a Deloitte Consulting representative; sponsored by the Hart Career Center.


Thursday, Feb. 22

Hart Career Center On-Campus Interview Program - Amica Mutual Insurance  – Recruiters from Amica Mutual Insurance will be on campus to host interviews for their Future Leaders Program.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dugout, Memorial Center – BOOST Confidence

4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: Mark, Miracles, and Magic – Jared Calaway, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, will lead this week's interfaith dialogue. In Mark 7:31-37, Jesus heals a mute and deaf man by putting his fingers into his ears, spitting, touching the man’s tongue, and saying, “Epaphtha.” Matthew 15:29-31 turns this into a general discussion of healing. Luke drops the story entirely. When compared to nature, miracles and exorcisms, Mark’s accounts of Jesus’ healings prefer physical manipulations and occasional Aramaic speech, yet these elements or entire stories disappear in Matthew and Luke. Why? Come and find out!

6 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – 3D: The Evolution of Black Racial Identity – Greta Franklin, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will facilitate a discussion about how the racial category associated with people of African descent has shifted throughout American history. Scenes from films will be used to illustrate the topic. 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: Viceroy's House – (One of two IFS options this week!) Presented by Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr.

7 p.m., Buck 108 – International Film Series: Vacas/Beiak – Presented by Professor of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradans.


Friday, Feb. 23


Through Saturday, Feb. 24 6th Annual Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop: Revolution and Human Rights –  Join students and faculty and learn about the ways in which human rights discourse has revolutionized political, social and economic relations on a global scale. Participants in this workshop include students from Illinois Wesleyan, Vassar College, Macalester College, Spelman College, Luther College, and Southwestern University, who will engage in an interactive process designed to facilitate their completion of a worthy project.


Hart Career Center On-Campus Interview Program - Deloitte Consulting  – Recruiters from Deloitte Consulting will be on campus to host interviews for internships as Summer Scholars-Technology Consulting.

7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie St., Bloomington – Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra Concerto Aria Concert


Saturday, Feb. 24


12:45-2 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop Keynote – Mark Steinberg, Professor of History & Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign will present "The Russian Revolution as Utopian Leap."


7:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Music and Poetry Recital - Mark Anderson, Guitar


Sunday, Feb. 25

12 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Wittenberg University

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Unlicensed Syncopation / Jazz Band – A program of vocal and instrumental jazz featuring Unlicensed Syncopation, directed by Andrew Dahan, and the IWU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Glenn Wilson.


Monday, Feb. 26


Through March, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Art Exhibits – Works by artists Aaron Wolf-Boze and Helen Tegeler will be featured in a dual exhibit, “transitions/transformations,” in the Merwin Gallery, while an exhibit by Justin Kronewetter '62, “Seen While Looking,” will be in the Wakeley Gallery. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 12-4 p.m., Tuesday evenings 7-9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

11 a.m., 102, State Farm Hall – IES Salamanca Psychology Program Info Session – Learn about this program in Spain, open to psychology majors or minors. IES offers psych courses in English, Spanish language courses, and General Education courses.


11 a.m., Merwin Gallery, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Artist's Talk – Aaron Wolf-Boze and Justin Kronewetter '62 will discuss their work in conjunction with the opening of their exhibits, "transitions/transformations" and "Seen While Looking."


12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - Diversity Pre-Orientation Programs – Presented by Meghan Burke, associate professor and chair of Sociology and Anthropology; Office of Diversity and Inclusion Director Greta Franklin and Assistant Director Hanna Mesouani; and Robyn Walter, International Student & Scholar Advisor.


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  • Professor Emeritus Jared A. Brown was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for Susan G. Komen
Join Kappa Kappa Gamma for our inaugural 3-on-3 basketball tournament benefiting Susan G. Komen. This friendly competition will be held on Sunday, March 4, from 12-3 p.m. at the Shirk Center here on IWU's campus. 


The winning team will win an assortment of gift cards from local businesses and restaurants. Each team can have a maximum of 6 players. It is $5 per player to participate. Payments can be made by cash or check (written to Kappa Kappa Gamma) on the day of the event.


Register here. If you have any questions, contact Sydney Alery at 


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