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Nov. 4, 2019

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JessicaShull '03 Shares Power of Personal Branding
In a talk hosted by the Hart Career Center, Jessica Lynn Shull '03 shared advice with current students regarding how to create and control a digital personal brand to help them land a job.

CDGarrett Releases Symphonic Winds Retrospective CD Set
Roger Garrett, longtime clarinet professor and director of the Illinois Wesleyan Symphonic Winds, has selected 158 minutes of music, pulled from Symphonic Winds performances over the past 30 years, for a double CD set to celebrate his upcoming retirement.

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Titan Athletics
  • The women's volleyball team locked up the No. 2 seed in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Tournament with a nail-biting five-set victory at Elmhurst College on Oct. 30, and will host the CCIW Championships Semifinals this Thursday, Nov. 7.
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Titans In The News
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Assistant Professor of Music Roger Garrett is capping three decades at Illinois Wesleyan with the release of a double CD of IWU Symphonic Winds performances.

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Despite a performance that earned praise from the show's judges, IWU Adjunct Assistant Professor Melinda Rodriguez was eliminated from NBC's The Voice.

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IWU Interfaith and the Multifaith Ambassador team discussed the cultural appropriateness of costumes at the group's weekly meeting.

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Monday, Nov. 4

12-1 p.m. (daily through Wednesday), Dugout, Memorial Center – Ticket Sales for Oxfam Hunger Banquet

7 p.m., Multifaith Meditation Room (2nd Floor), Memorial Center – Self Care Meditation – Enjoy a relaxing time with stories, music, and meditation. Students from all spiritual, religious, and secular backgrounds are encouraged to join. The Multifaith Meditation Room, located up the stairs from Campus Safety and Young Main Lounge, is open any time for students seeking a quiet place to meditate, pray, or just relax in silence. Contact for more information. Sponsored by the Office of Multifaith Engagement.



Tuesday, Nov. 5

7 p.m., C101, CNS – Making Buildings Safe for Migratory Birds – Annette Prince, director of Chicago Bird Collision Monitors, will discuss concerns regarding up to a billion birds killed yearly in North America as a result of window collisions. She will talk about bird-safe building laws that are being developed currently in Chicago and around the region, bird-friendly building designs and practices, and discuss how to become a bird-safe building advocate. This presentation is free and open to the public, co-sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program, Biology Department, and JWP Audubon.



Wednesday, Nov. 6

Time TBA, Neis Soccer Field – Women's Soccer - CCIW Championships Semifinal

– Live streaming video at

10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center – Walk-In Wednesdays – Bring your resume or cover letter and have a Hart Career Center staff member review it. Have a quick question about Handshake? Need help preparing for an upcoming interview? We're here to help.

11:30 a.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Finance & Technology Career Luncheon – Successful IWU alumni working in finance & technology-related fields will come to campus and students will have the opportunity to sign up and join one of these alums for lunch, together with a small group of peers. This is a wonderful way to network and learn more about your field of interest, sponsored by the Hart Career Center.

12 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Academic Skills Series: The Ames Advantage: Research Skills For Success – The Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs collaborate each semester to present the Academic Skills Series, a series of programs designed to assist students in the development or strengthening of academic skills (in and out of the classroom) needed to be successful at IWU.

4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA - Speedfaithing: Holiday Edition – Come share any family or religious holiday traditions you have, and learn about others through quick "speedfaithing" conversations.

5:30-7 p.m., Vinyard Room (former Davidson Room), Memorial Center – Oxfam Hunger Banquet – Don't miss your chance to experience the 17th annual OXFAM HUNGER BANQUET, which is an interactive simulation of how the world eats. First started as an annual event at IWU in 2003, the Banquet features 50 participants who become members of the world community – assigned to low, middle and high income – and are served a meal like people at various levels of wealth would eat in a typical day. Student presenters from several IWU courses will enrich the event with an eye-opening program that shares personal experiences and updated statistics about hunger in the U.S. and around the world amid a changing climate. Those looking for opportunities to help the hungry in our own community will also receive ideas.

8 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Christian Worship Night with Intervarsity – Intervarsity Christian Fellowship invites the campus community for a Christian worship night on campus, with a stellar band leading the service.



Thursday, Nov. 7

6 p.m., Merwin / Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – 2019 Stellaccio Lecture: Malcolm Mobutu Smith

6 p.m., Vinyard Room (former Davidson Room), Memorial Center – 3D: Discussion - Historical Trauma and Its Impact on Well-being – This 3D presentation will summarize the concept of historical grief and will present key events evoking historical grief within populations. A brief discussion of research on the topic will be followed by an audience discussion of key questions surrounding this risk factor for negative mental and physical health outcomes. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball - CCIW Championships Semifinals – Live streaming video at



Friday, Nov. 8

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

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Live Music Performance  – Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.



Saturday, Nov. 9

8:30 a.m.Fall Open House II – Our friendly open houses are phenomenal opportunities for prospective students and families to visit and discover the array of all that's possible at Illinois Wesleyan.



Sunday, Nov. 10

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



Monday, Nov. 11

Through Friday, Nov. 15, Memorial Center – International Education Week 2019 Poster Exhibit – The International Office will be displaying a poster exhibit on the east wall of the Memorial Center featuring the experiences of our international students.

Through Friday, Nov. 15, Memorial Center – African Student Association: Myths and Facts about Africa Interactive Exhibit – Across from the International Education Week 2019 display, the African Student Association, the African Studies Team, and the Anthropology Department are creating an interactive display.

12:10 p.m., Vinyard Room (former Davidson Room), Memorial Center – IEW 2019: How To Pronounce Chinese Names  – The International Office will sponsor a workshop on how to pronounce Chinese names for International Education Week 2019.

5:30 p.m., Meet at Campus Safety – Campus Safety Walk – Please join Student Affairs for the annual Campus Safety Walk where we walk campus with an eye to any safety concerns (lighting, landscaping, sidewalk/trip hazards, etc). We welcome students, faculty and staff to join us or to send problem area descriptions to If you send a description, please be specific (location, issue; feel free to include a photo). We look forward to this safety assessment of our campus grounds.

7 p.m., Multifaith Meditation Room (2nd Floor), Memorial Center – Self Care Meditation

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  • Director of the International Office Stacey Shimizu participated in a panel discussion, "'Gaining an Edge' – Research & Practice of Career Integration in Study Abroad," at the annual IES Abroad Conference in Chicago, Oct. 16-18. In particular, Shimizu presented information about the integration of nursing majors in the IWU Spain Program and the IWU Freeman Asia Internship program.

  • In Buffalo, New York, at the annual board meeting of the Jonathan F. Reichert Foundation, an ambitious non-profit working to establish programs and grants for hands-on instructional laboratories in physics beyond the first year of university, Illinois Wesleyan's B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabriel Spalding was re-elected vice president of the foundation. This makes the 13th year in a row that Spalding has held an elected position in a national educational group, ranging from his service as president of the Advanced Physics Laboratory Association to his current role as Director-at-Large at the American Association of Physics Teachers.

    Other members of the Reichert Foundation Board include the Division Chief of the Applied Physics Division at the National Institute of Standards & Technology, as well as current and emeritus faculty members from University of Wisconsin, University of the South, Swarthmore College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Calvin College, and Buffalo State University, along with representatives from the finance industry.

Harvesting Help

Sunday, Nov. 17

12-2 p.m.

Joslin Atrium


Register here to spend a few hours helping fight hunger in our local community. We will be repackaging food ingredients to donate to a local organization. It's easy to do, right on campus, a nice break from school stress, and a great way to learn more about hunger in our community. Everyone is welcome!



Alternative Spring Break in North Carolina – Applications Due This Week

Info Session on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m., Evelyn Chapel

Applications due Friday, Nov. 8


Apply now to join Habitat for Humanity for a trip to the mountains of North Carolina. We will travel down to work on a house project for a local family, as well as learn more about the culture, people, and natural environment of the area. We would love to have you with us!

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