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Campus Weekly
April 2, 2018
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News

EntrepreneursBusiness Spanish Class Partners with SBDC to Promote Latino Entrepreneurship
Illinois Wesleyan students studying Spanish for business are working with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan to help inspire and empower local Latino entrepreneurs.

printerStudent Wins Mini-Grant to Support Bloom Community School
Josie Blumberg '19 is the winner of a $500 mini-grant for Bloom Community School to purchase a 3-D printer, supporting the local elementary school's efforts in providing students with an innovative education.

GalaInaugural Unity Gala Brings Campus Community Together
The new Black Faculty-Staff Association, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and student groups invited Illinois Wesleyan faculty, staff, alumni and students to dress up and dance the night away in a celebration of the University's diverse community.

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Titan Athletics
  • Anthony "Tony" Dulak, who has been an associate head coach for the Lynchburg College women's soccer program, has been named the next head women's soccer coach for the Titans. Dulak replaces Dave Barrett, who left Illinois Wesleyan in January after 17 seasons to accept the women's soccer head coaching job at Division I Fairfield University (Connecticut).
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Titans In The News
Canton Daily Ledger

Amanda Vandermeer '14 is directing the musical "bare" at Many Lights Theatre in Canton, Illinois.

The Pantagraph
Activist and Illinois Wesleyan graduate Charlene Carruthers '07 will be the keynote speaker for the graduation of the Multicultural Leadership Program.
WGLT Radio

Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Alanna Hill discussed efforts to prevent hazing incidents through education.

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Administrative Specialist - Dean of Students Office

Effective April 16, Monica Wong will join the Dean of Students office as the new Administrative Specialist IV, succeeding the late Pat Rosenbaum. In announcing Monica's new role on campus, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Karla Carney-Hall noted that she brings a variety of campus experiences – from financial aid to career services – and the warmth, attention to detail, and student-centeredness that characterize the Dean's Office.

In Sympathy
George Krippenstapel, who served as staff piano tuner at Illinois Wesleyan from 1996 until his retirement in 2014, has passed away. Read an obituary.
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Monday, April 2


8:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m., Hart Career Center, Myers Welcome Center – Practice Interviews with Growmark, Inc. – Spots still available. Sign up on Titan CareerLink. Sponsored by the Hart Career Center.

7:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Aurora University – Live streaming video at


10 p.m., Hansen Student Center – All In For Wesleyan Kickoff - Foam Dance Party – Help us kick off #AllInForWesleyan by showing your Titan pride! Free pizza, All In T-shirts, and foam for the chance to make memories that will last a lifetime, featuring music by DJ Spades. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

Tuesday, April 3

All In For Wesleyan – Alumni, parents, students and friends of Illinois Wesleyan University will come together for the biggest All In For Wesleyan yet! Follow giving progress or join in at and spread the word using #AllInForWesleyan.

Take part in this fun, spirit day by wearing green and playing games in the Memorial Center from 12:30-7 p.m. Activities throughout the day will include:

  • Inflatables in Young Main Lounge – 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Human Hungry, Hungry, Hippos in Young Main Lounge – 4-7 p.m.
  • Photo opportunities in Nell Eckley Lounge – 12:30-7 p.m.
    ( Tommy will be there from 12:45-2 p.m.)
  • Trivia Night in the Dugout – 7 p.m.


7 p.m., Auditorium, Myers Welcome Center – 2018 Health Professions Panel – Students are invited to join the Hart Career Center for the 2018 Health Professions Panel, where you can network with successful alumni and other community members in a variety of healthcare careers, such as surgeon, pediatrician, OT, PT, PA, and dentist. The panelists will share their experiences in medical school and other graduate programs, and their career path during and after Illinois Wesleyan.



Wednesday, April 4


11 a.m., Room 108, State Farm Hall – How to Start a Business in Illinois – Sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois National Bank.


4 p.m., Room 102, State Farm Hall –  Poli-Talks: The Framing of Sexual Assault in LGBQA TGNC Communities – The Poli-Talks Series provides an ongoing opportunity for students, faculty and staff members to discuss current political and cultural issues and to share thoughts, opinions and feelings from multiple perspectives and viewpoints. This week's discussion will be facilitated by Hannah Mesouani, assistant director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

7:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium, Bloomington – Men's Lacrosse vs. North Central College – Live streaming video at



Thursday, April 5

12:15 p.m., Multifaith Meditation Room, 2nd floor Memorial Center – Multifaith Prayers for Action, Peace, and Justice – Prayers and readings from various traditions will be shared that speak to the spiritual and moral issues on our campus and of our time. Visit for a complete schedule. All are welcome. Please contact Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger with questions or concerns.

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


6 p.m., McPherson Beach and Eckley Quadrangle – Take Back the Night – Join IWU students, faculty, and staff in taking back the night from sexual violence.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: Loving Vincent – Presented by Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr.



Friday, April 6

12 p.m., Ironwood Golf Course, 1901 N. Towanda Ave., Normal – Men's Golf - Illinois Wesleyan Invitational (Day 1)

4 p.m., C101, CNS – Faculty Colloquium - Molly Robey - "Androgynes, Agenes, Amazons: Transgender and the College Girl, 1865-1880" – Presented by Assistant Professor of English Molly Robey.

4:30 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs. Wheaton College

5 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Wheaton College – Live streaming video at

7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie St., Bloomington – Wind Ensemble – Sponsored by the School of Music.

9 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Undercover – Undercover 31 will showcase some of IWU’s top talent in a “battle of the bands” concert. This year’s event will be hosted by Kristen Merlin from season 6 of NBC’s "The Voice." Bring your friends and get ready for a one-of-a-kind night of music – sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.



Saturday, April 7

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shirk Center – Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo – Explore Living Well & Living Green in Central Illinois at the Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo with up to 100 exhibitors and informative presentations. This interactive event celebrates Creating Healthy Communities by blending ideas for green alternatives and celebrating and promoting many services and groups that promote healthy living, a healthy earth and healing.


9 a.m., Ironwood Golf Course – Men's Golf vs. Illinois Wesleyan Invitational (Day 2)

10 a.m.-4 p.m.  –  Admitted Student Day II  – Students who are admitted to Illinois Wesleyan are invited to participate in our Admitted Student Day, where students and their families will hear from alumni, faculty and current students about the distinctive IWU experience.


10 a.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Buena Vista University (IWU Softball Tournament) – Live streaming video at


12 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Carthage College – Live streaming video at

3:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Augustana College – Live streaming video at

5:30 p.m., Young Main Lounge and Joslin Atrium , Memorial Center – 2018 Golden Key Gala: Unlock the Gift of Literacy

7 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. DePauw University  (IWU Softball Tournament) – Live streaming video at

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Opera – Sponsored by the School of Music.



Sunday, April 8

9 a.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Wittenberg University  (IWU Softball Tournament) – Live streaming video at

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Opera – Sponsored by the School of Music.

6 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Anderson University (IWU Softball Tournament) – Live streaming video at

6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Student Senate General Assembly



Monday, April 9

10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Also Tuesday, April 10), Center Court, Hansen Student Center – Cap and Gown Pick Up – For the class of 2018.

More Events
  • Anna Bromaghim ’07, Administrative Specialist with Illinois Wesleyan's Campus Events and Conference Services, received the Outstanding New Conference and Events Professional Award for 2018 from the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I).

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Nina Dulabaum has written three labs that will soon be published by the American Psychological Association (APA), along with a series of other labs for teachers of psychology:
    • Dulabaum, N. L. (2018). The Potential Effects of Stress, Nutrition and Health, Habits for Successful Students {three labs}. 
    • In Miller, R. L. (Ed.), Promoting Psychological Science. A Compendium of Laboratory Exercises For Teachers of High School Psychology. American Psychological Association (APA): Online.

  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding coauthored a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), "Reversal of orbital angular momentum arising from an extreme Doppler shift," which discusses whether "negative frequencies" ought to be classified as one type of "time reversal." Also reported on Phys.Org.

  • Alexandra Brinkmeier '13 has joined the firm of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. in Oak Brook, Illinois, as an associate attorney.
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