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April 8, 2019

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Sikma Jack Sikma '77 Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
Jack Sikma, who graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in 1977 and went on to be a seven-time NBA All-Star, has been selected for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

All In All In For Wesleyan is This Thursday!
Titans share why they're #AllInForWesleyan. On Thursday, April 11, alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of IWU will show their pride and support – unlocking opportunities together during this 24-hour giving day. www.iwu.edu/all-in

Brandon and Amanda Hopkins and Common Earn Inclusive Excellence Awards
Amanda Hopkins and Brandon Common have been named 2019 recipients of the second annual President's Award for Inclusive Excellence at Illinois Wesleyan.

George University Celebrates Employee Anniversaries, Retirements
Illinois Wesleyan honored retirees and celebrated employees with milestone anniversaries during the annual Faculty-Staff Recognition Celebration.

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Jack Sikma ’77 was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. More coverage from The PantagraphWJBC Radio, Seattle Times, (Milwaukee) Journal Sentinel, (Kankakee, Ill.) Daily Journal, and SportspressNW.com.

 
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Wendell and Loretta Hess Professor of Chemistry Ram Mohan has received the U.S. Fulbright-Nehru Award to India to promote green chemistry.
 
WGLT Radio

To help out with her family business, junior accounting major Sevin Headley ’19 is pursuing a Commercial Driver’s License through truck driver training.

Huffington Post
 

Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary discussed public interest in true crime as it relates to scams, and how to prevent and survive crimes.

 
The Pantagraph

International environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate and feminist Vandana Shiva will speak at IWU as part of the Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series on April 15.

 
The Pantagraph

Keeping programs up to date with the needs of today and tomorrow are aims shared by universities locally and throughout the nation, including Illinois Wesleyan. 

(Crystal Lake, Ill.) Northwest Herald
 

Lisa Lohmeyer ’11 was elected to the Woodstock City Council after receiving the most votes of the candidates in the April 2 election.

 
The Pantagraph

Stan Nord ’95 earned the most votes of the nine candidates in the field en route to his election to the Normal Town Council on April 2.

 
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Illinois Wesleyan students promoted science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the McLean County STEM Gala.

Pratt (Kan.) Tribune
 

Panoramic displays provided by emeritus professor Raymond Wilson were included in a Prairie Museum display on the Atomic Age in Pratt, Kansas.

 
The Pantagraph

The 32nd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and Senior Art Exhibit will be on display at Illinois Wesleyan April 8-24.

 
The Pantagraph

A professor of English at Heartland Community College, Cathy Gilbert '05 is co-curator of an exhibit, "Typo(etry): Poems, Images and Typewriters."

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Monday, April 8


Through April 24, Merwin Gallery, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – 32nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition


9 a.m.-4 p.m. (also Tuesday, April 9)Hansen Student Center – Cap and Gown Pickup for Graduating Seniors in the Class of 2019 – This regalia is to be worn at the Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 10 and Commencement on Sunday, May 5.


12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: The Promotional Intellectual - Ways to Share What You're Working on – Faculty work hard on artistic and scholarly projects. How might they be shared more broadly? Teaching, Learning and Technology Strategist Kate Browne and Professor of English and Writing Program Director Mike Theune will offer some ways – focused on blogs – to get your work further out into the world, including embedding pdfs, engaging search engine optimization, and translating work into more easily shareable and consumable multi-modal blog posts. This presentation also will be relevant to all who use eportfolios in their teaching, offering ways to help students think more deeply about how they present their work.

 

 

Wednesday, April 10


Through Friday, April 12, Eckley Quad, other locations throughout campus – Arts Slam – A campus takeover in celebration of the arts at Illinois Wesleyan will feature three days of fun and spontaneous events across campus from the School of Art, School of Music and School of Theatre Arts.


10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center, Welcome Center – Hart Career Center Walk-In Wednesday – Bring your resume (electronic or paper) and have Hart Career Center staff review it, ask a quick question about Handshake or get help setting up your profile. (Closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m.)


11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Honors Convocation – As the 2019 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence at Illinois Wesleyan University, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradáns will deliver this year’s keynote address.


3 p.m., Atrium, Ames School of Art Building – Kemp Award Reception – The campus community will honor the winner of the Kemp Award, announced at the Honor's Convocation.


4 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. North Park University – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports.


4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – "Lies, Failures, and Disasters: Entrepreneurial Religion in an Era of Globalization and Climate Change"  


7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Elmhurst College – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports.


7 p.m., C101, CNS – Kelsey Hample '10: “From IWU to FU: The Development of a Female Economist" – Kelsey Hample ’10, who is Robert E. Hughes Assistant Professor of Economics at Furman University, will give the Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics honor society) lecture in economics.


7:30 p.m., McPherson Theatre – Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert – “Origins” – Tickets can be purchased at the Jerome Mirza Theatre box office or online.


10 p.m., Hansen Student Center – All In for Wesleyan Kickoff – Show your Titan pride and help kick off All In For Wesleyan with a pep rally featuring free pizza, free All In For Wesleyan T-shirts, a balloon drop, the Titan Band and more!

 

 

Thursday, April 11


All In for Wesleyan – Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of Illinois Wesleyan are encouraged to "unlock opportunities" for students.

 

11 a.m.-8 p.m., Memorial Center –  All In For Wesleyan Student Activities – Show your Titan pride by participating in All In For Wesleyan activities!

  • 11 a.m.: Trivia (Nell Eckley Lounge)
  • 12 p.m.: Minute to Win It (Dugout)
  • 1 p.m.: Button Making, in Collaboration with the Arts Slam (Nell Eckley Lounge)
  • 6 p.m.: Karaoke with Ice Cream Bar (Nell Eckley Lounge)

*Guess jars will be located in the Nell Eckley Lounge all day.

Prizes include:

  • Parking ticket pass
  • Free box (limited number) storage for the summer
  • Doughnuts brought to your residence hall
  • Insomnia Cookies

Show your Titan pride on social media by tagging #AllInForWesleyan!


6 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Monmouth College – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports.


7:30 p.m., McPherson Theatre – Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert

 

 

Friday, April 12


4 p.m., Atrium, Ames School of Art Building – Faculty/Staff TGIF – Faculty and staff are invited for good food, refreshments, and great conversation! The Merwin and Wakeley Galleries will be open.


7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – "Normal is Over" Film Screening and Discussion with Director Renée Scheltema  – The award-winning documentary "Normal is Over" will be screened, followed by a Q&A/discussion with Renée Scheltema, an investigative TV-journalist and director of the documentary, who is the keynote speaker at Saturday's John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference. The film features Naomi Oreskes, who was IWU's Founders' Day speaker in January, as well as the Stevenson Lecture Series speaker, Dr. Vandanna Shiva.


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


7:30 p.m., McPherson Theatre – Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert

 

 

Saturday, April 13


John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference – Students across all years, disciplines and research interests will present their long-term scholarly and creative projects.


Ironwood Golf Course, 1901 N. Towanda Ave., Normal – Women's Golf - Kathy Niepagen Spring Fling (Day 1)


12:15 p.m., IWU Softball Field – IWU Softball Tournament – Titans vs. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports.


1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Elmhurst College - Seniors' Day – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports.


1-3 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Reception and Awards Ceremony - Juried Student Exhibition – A celebratory reception will include an award ceremony at 1:30 p.m., followed by a presentation by senior art students at 3 p.m., in conjunction with the John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference.


2:30 p.m., IWU Softball Field – IWU Softball Tournament – Titans vs. University of Chicago – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports.


3 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs. Augustana College


5 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Guitar Ensemble Recital – Sponsored by the School of Music.


7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symphonic Winds


7:30 p.m., McPherson Theatre – Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert


8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Undercover – At IWU's live music competition, contestants will be judged by a panel comprised of our esteemed faculty, staff, and President Eric Jensen. The winner will receive a prize valued up to $250. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

 

Sunday, April 14


Ironwood Golf Course, 1901 N. Towanda Ave., Normal – Women's Golf - Kathy Niepagen Spring Fling (day 2)


10 a.m., IWU Softball Field – IWU Softball Tournament - Titans vs. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports.


2 p.m., McPherson Theatre – Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert


2:30 p.m., IWU Softball Field – IWU Softball Tournament - Titans vs. University of Chicago – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports.


3 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington – Spring Choral Concert – Sponsored by the School of Music.

 

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – CKI Trivia Night – IWU Circle K will be having their annual Trivia Night. This year we will be making teams of at least 3 people but no more than 10 people (open to the public!) Each person must bring at least 2 non-perishable items. For each extra non-perishable item you bring, we will give you an extra raffle ticket for prizes. It will be $1 a raffle ticket or $5 for 8 raffle tickets. Come have fun with friends, win prizes, and eat good food! Register your team.

 

 

Monday, April 15


Shiva Environmental Activist and Feminist to Deliver Stevenson Address
International environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate and feminist Vandana Shiva will speak on “The Future of Food” as part of the Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series on Monday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center.

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  • Visiting Assistant Professor and Outreach Librarian Sarah Lindenbaum presented her research "Frances Wolfreston Revivified: New Biographical and Bibliographical Evidence for a Late Renaissance Woman Reader" at the Renaissance Society of America annual conference in Toronto on March 19.  Sarah's research enhances previous studies of Wolfreston, assisting Renaissance scholars in understanding her impact as a significant collector, reader and writer.

  • Associate Professor and Information Literacy Librarian Chris Sweet has published "A Comprehensive Bibliography of Nineteenth-Century Bicycling Periodicals," in American Periodicals: A Journal of History & Criticism (vol. 29, no. 1, 2019.) Included in this extensive analysis of bicycling periodicals from the latter part of the 19th century is complete bibliographic information on more than 100 cycling journals published prior to 1900.

  • Nora Peterson ’14 was named the first full-time sexual violence prevention coordinator at Carleton College.

 

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English as a Second Language Service

The English as a Second Language Service at IWU seeks to support the University's international students and their academic and professional needs by providing ESL instruction and help with academic writing, reading and speaking. Our primary goal is to enhance the learning experience of international students and support the University's community.

If you have any questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Teodora Nikolova at  tnikolov@iwu.edu or call (309)556 -3854 or -3544.

 

We are located in the Writing Center, Ames 105B. 

Spring 2019 Hours:
Tuesday Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

 

The Writing Center+ESL online scheduler is at iwu.mywconline.com.

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