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Campus Weekly
April 23, 2018
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ZoeBouras '18 Named Technos Award Winner
Zoe Bouras '18 has been awarded the 2018 Technos International Prize, an annual award recognizing a student who has excelled academically and has contributed to broadening international awareness and understanding.

Caption_itSTEM Gala Scholarship Awarded to Meme App Entrepreneur
First-year computer science and physics double major David “Nico” Lopez '21 brings the fun – and the funds – with a $1,000 scholarship toward developing a party game app called Caption_it.

AhmadrezaStudents Advocate for Iranian Academic Sentenced to Death
First-year students who are participating in Illinois Wesleyan's Advocacy Risk Seminar traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the release of Ahmadreza Djalali, a 45-year-old specialist in disaster medicine who has been imprisoned by Iranian officials.
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In bringing a guest artist to perform with the IWU Jazz Ensemble, Director of Jazz Glenn Wilson said he hoped some of John D’earth's joy and passion for the music will rub off on his students.

The Pantagraph

Abby Reel '04, associate director for career development at Illinois Wesleyan, is spearheading efforts to rebuild a theater space for the Conklin Players, starting construction in June.

Huffington Post

Amanda Vicary, associate professor of psychology, discussed possible psychological motivations behind people's fascination with true crime.

WILL Radio

On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, former IWU chaplain Dennis Groh '61, Richard Muirhead '66 and University Archivist Meg Miner recalled his visits to Illinois Wesleyan.

North Central Chronicle

A social activist, father, reverend and colleague, college chaplain Eric Doolittle '96 has connected with the North Central community with a belief in uniqueness and inclusivity.

The Pantagraph

In his latest book, acclaimed author James W. Bennett '64 takes a look at his personal battle with mental illness through his lifetime companionship with a memorable procession of pet dogs. 

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Monday, April 23

(Also Tuesday, April 24), Dugout, Memorial Center and CNS Atrium – END Neglected Tropical Diseases – The campus community is invited to join Illinois Wesleyan’s Global Health class to raise money for the END fund, an organization that helps treatment and prevention of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which would end suffering of over 1.5 billion people worldwide. Students in the HLTH 280: Perspectives in Global Health class will be tabling in the CNS Atrium (1-3 p.m.) and the Dugout (11 a.m.-1 p.m.), seeking donations to help meet their goal of $1,000.

11 a.m., The Ames Library – An Introduction to The Saint John's Bible – Throughout 2018, Evelyn Chapel is sponsoring A Year With The Saint John's Bible. Each Monday in April, campus and community members are invited to visit The Ames Library for an introduction to this beautiful and fascinating hand-written, hand-illuminated text. At 11 a.m., a film entitled The Illuminator and a Bible for the 21st Century, which documents the making of the Bible through the eyes of its lead calligrapher-artist Donald Jackson, will be screened in Ames 130, followed by a trained docent introduction to the Heritage Edition of Gospels and Acts in Ames Special Collections, located on the fourth floor. For more information, contact Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger at

3 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (doubleheader) – Live streaming video at



Tuesday, April 24

Last day of classes

12-1 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – ENDless Fun with the END – Come out and support the campaign by students in the Global Health class to END Neglected Tropical Diseases with a day of fun activities. There will be three stations that will simulate symptoms of some of the neglected tropical diseases. It is $3 for participation, and participation enters you in a raffle for a variety of gift cards.

2:35 p.m., Atrium, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Universal Exposition of 1889 in Paris – Students in the course "Introduction to Art History" will re-enact the Universal Exposition of 1889 in Paris by playing famous French traditional, Impressionist and avant-garde artists and attempting to sell their art to you. Come listen to the Salon painters and visit the independent art exhibitions. (This is a Reacting to the Past game. No actual selling will take place.)

5 p.m., Horenberger Field – IWU vs. ISU Baseball Game and Alumni Connection – The McLean County Alumni Association will host a hot dog social at 5 p.m. before the Horenberger-Bass Classic. RSVP here.

6 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Illinois State University – Live streaming video at


6:30-8:30 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Join the History Department at our inaugural History Festival, where we celebrate our seniors' signature experience projects and overall achievements. Our eight seniors will present both traditional research and non-traditional projects.


Wednesday, April 25

Reading Day (NO CLASSES)


1 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. North Park University (doubleheader) – Live streaming video at

7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. North Central College – Live streaming video at

11 p.m.-2 a.m., Dugout, Memorial Center – PB & J Extravaganza – Students are invited to come by for some free coffee/tea, make-your-own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fresh fruit and good wishes as they prepare for finals. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.



Thursday, April 26

(Through Tuesday, May 1) – Final exams

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: Short Film Showcase! – Anthropology students will showcase their short films, presented by Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy.

11 p.m.-2 a.m., Dugout, Memorial Center – PB & J Extravaganza – Students are invited to come by for some free coffee/tea, make-your-own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fresh fruit and good wishes as they prepare for finals. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.



Saturday, April 28

1 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Carthage College (doubleheader) – Live streaming video at

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Carroll University – Live streaming video at

7:30 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre – Play: 27 Signs – An ethnographic drama exploring sibling grief, based on the research conducted by Amy Funk, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, "27 Signs" traces the stories of both the study participants and the researcher as they move through grieving the loss of a sibling. The play is co-written by Laurelann Porter, Benedictine University (Mesa, Arizona), and presented by the students in THEA 380 Play Workshop, taught by Nancy Loitz. Funk, Porter, and Loitz have lost siblings. They collaborated on this project in hopes of helping people who seek a communal connection with others who have passed through similar experiences. A talk-back with the playwrights and student participants will follow the presentation. Free & open to the public.

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  • Scholarly Communications Librarian/Professor Stephanie Davis-Kahl will co-present the closing keynote at the Digital Initiatives Symposium on Tuesday, April 24 at the University of San Diego. The title of her talk is "Collaborative and Collective: Setting an Agenda for the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy."
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