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March 1, 2021

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summer termExpanded Summer Term Courses Offered to Students, Alumni, Community
Current Illinois Wesleyan students, high school juniors and seniors, alumni, community members and others are invited to enroll in the University's Summer Term courses.

ArtworkMore than 1K Campus Art Pieces Catalogued through Multiyear Project
A five-year endeavor to catalogue the art of Illinois Wesleyan has culminated in an online collection of more than 1,000 pieces, immortalizing the numerous paintings, sculptures and other artworks that call IWU's campus home.

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Faculty with expertise to share on timely subjects are welcome to contact John Twork, assistant director of communications, at

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  • TitanThe men's tennis team advanced to 5-1 on the season after its 9-0 sweep against Illinois College on Friday, Feb. 26, at Evergreen Racquet Club in Bloomington.

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La Ruta: Walter Benjamin's Last Passage, an exhibition combining poems and photos, by Professor and Chair of English Joanne Diaz and former IWU Photographer Jason Reblando, is currently on display at the Wakeley Gallery.

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Illinois Wesleyan is participating in #12MonthsIn6Words, a community project seeking six-word responses as we approach the one-year anniversary of COVID-19's impact on our lives.

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Alex Calvert '86 was named to First State Bank of Bloomington's Board of Directors.

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Bill Damaschke '85 is a producer of Netflix's The Prom, which was nominated for two Golden Globe awards in Sunday's ceremony. More on WGLT's Sound Ideas.





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Monday, March 1


Currently showing in the Wakeley Gallery, through March 11: La Ruta: Walter Benjamin's Last Passage (Joanne Diaz and Jason Reblando)


2:30 p.m., ZoomProf. Greg Shaw: Peace Corps Service – March 1 is the 60th Anniversary of the Peace Corps. President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order establishing the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. Join the Action Research Center to hear Professor of Political Science Greg Shaw talk about his Peace Corps service in the Dominican Republic.


5 p.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving vs. Illinois College – Streaming Video:

7 p.m., Zoom* – Barrio Fiesta Celebration Week - Guest Speaker Bobby Gonzalez  – Join SALSA as they kick off a week-long celebration with guest speaker Bobby Gonzalez, who will speak on the Indigenous heritage of Latin America with emphasis on the countries celebrated throughout the week: Colombia, Honduras, Panama, and Brazil. This event is free and open to the public.
*Same link will be used for daily events through Thursday, March 4. Friday, March 5 will be in person.

7 p.m., ZoomUnderstanding Faculty Expectations: Academic Skills Series Drop-in Call – Join the Action Research Center for the Academic Skills Series drop-in call on Monday evenings. Each week, we'll chat about a different skill for your study tool kit. Before you log on, watch the short, pre-recorded video on the weekly topic at



Tuesday, March 2


3 p.m., ZoomODI Director Interview with Sharla Brown-Ajayi – Students are invited to participate and then provide feedback.

4 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Aurora - No Spectators Allowed – Streaming video at

5 p.m., Zoom Room (email for link and password) – Writing as Protest – Are you interested in social justice? Do you support a variety of causes but are feeling a bit hindered as a result of the pandemic? Did the disparate treatment of rioters in the Capitol light your political spark? This workshop is for you. We'll meet to discuss inspirational protest writing and work on some of our own. Sponsored by the Writing Center.

7 p.m., Zoom* – Barrio Fiesta Day 2 - Celebrating Colombia – Join SALSA as we celebrate Colombia and feature music by different Colombian artists.



Wednesday, March 3

4 p.m., ZoomAsian Studies Colloquium - Spring Celebration – In celebration of spring, the Asian Studies Team and International Studies Program will host a lecture and a workshop on Japanese Drum, followed by a Q & A session.

  • 4-4:30 p.m."Taiko, Performance, and Cultural Politics" – Lecture by Angele Ahlgren, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University
  • 4:30-5 p.m. - "Taiko and Festival Drumming" – Workshop by Tiffany Tamaribuchi, founder of Sacramento Taiko Dan.

4:30 p.m., Zoom – "Sit Down With Senate" -  Interview with President Georgia Nugent – Students are invited to the Student Senate's very first Sit Down With Senate event. Hosted by the Advocacy and Awareness commissioner, Julia Hilt, and Diversity and Inclusion commissioner, Jack McElveen V, this interview will be held over Zoom (link will be provided at a later date) and will be recorded for future viewing.

6 p.m., Virtual – Courageous Dialogue by Leadershape – Courageous Dialogue is a virtual, interactive workshop for sophomores, juniors, and seniors that is designed to empower leaders to engage in courageous conversations. The program will provide a framework to engage in meaningful and impactful conversations around the issues of values alignment, racial inequality, and creating stronger communities. As Titans continue to manage life in the pandemic and react and respond to social and racial injustice, we believe this experience will be impactful for student leaders as you prepare to engage in what could be challenging conversations at IWU and beyond. Registration is limited to the first 100 participants.Register here.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement, Hart Career Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Residential Life, College Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council.

7 p.m., Zoom*  – Barrio Fiesta Day 3 - Celebrating Honduras – Join SALSA as we celebrate Honduras. We will have a presentation and play Kahoot. Winners will receive entries into our raffle. Winners will be announced Friday. This event is free and open to the public.

7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Milwaukee School of Engineering - No Spectators Allowed – Streaming video at

7 p.m., Shirk Center– Men's Volleyball vs. Carthage - No Spectators Allowed – Streaming video at



Thursday, March 4

5 p.m., Zoom – Lawyer Up: Personal Statements for Law School – In this writer's workshop, Director of the Writing Center Anna Scanlon will take students through the dos and don'ts of personal statements for law school. She'll cover tips and pitfalls, look at examples, and answer questions. She'll also recommend resources and tutors for future advice. This workshop will be recorded. To register or ask for a copy, email It is an entirely virtual event. Please note, we also have workshops on Personal Statements for Health Careers later in the semester. Sponsored by the Writing Center and Hart Career Center.


7 p.m., Zoom* – Barrio Fiesta Day 4 - Panama – Join SALSA as we celebrate the history of jazz and reggaeton, while also listening to some music. This event is free and open to the public.


7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Carroll - College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Championships – Streaming video at



Friday, March 5

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Barrio Fiesta Day 5 - Carnival Night – Join SALSA for Carnival Night as we celebrate Brazil. Seniors are invited to attend as we celebrate our senior members. Play games to win raffle entries for a chance to win a gift card by the end of the night. Raffle winners must be present to obtain their prize. This event is free and open to the public. Attendance will be taken.



Saturday, March 6

Spring Open House – During our Virtual Open House, prospective students and families will have the opportunity to learn about Illinois Wesleyan's exceptional academic programs, meet professors, get a taste of the vibrant campus life that our students experience through campus programming and active student groups, and virtually tour our beautiful 80-acre campus and facilities.

9 a.m., Shirk Center – Men's and Women's Track and Field - Titan Triangular V


TBA, Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Carroll - College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Championships



Monday, March 8

6 p.m., ZoomCrafting Stronger Papers: Academic Skills Series Drop-in Call –

Campus Events
  • Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies Carolyn Nadeau gave a virtual talk, "European Perspectives on the Olla podrida and other Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Fare," on Feb. 25, organized by the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Minnesota and La corónica.

Reminder: ODI Director Interview with Sharla Brown-Ajayi


Please join our student forum on Tuesday, March 2, 3-4 p.m. via Zoom. We look forward to your participation and feedback. Questions? Contact



Optional COVID-19 Testing


Signups for optional COVID-19 testing are available each week. This is open to students, faculty and staff only, with a cap of 20 participants. The signup deadline is each Tuesday at noon for testing that Wednesday. Links for all signups throughout the semester are posted at

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