Sept. 13, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Kaylee (Kurtz) Mathison has been named Illinois Wesleyan’s director of alumni engagement. She previously served as assistant director of alumni engagement for reunions.
Titan Athletics
The women's golf team kicked off its season with a second-place finish at the Wartburg Fall Invitational, and the men's golf team placed second at the Carthage Fall Invitational.
Titans In The News
IN Kansas City
A catastrophic personal injury led Sam Porritt ’84 to start the Falling Forward Foundation, a nonprofit allowing individuals to continue rehab after insurance stops paying.
WMBD-TV
As healthcare systems face shortages, prospective student interest in nursing programs is high, including Illinois Wesleyan’s School of Nursing.
The Pantagraph
Proclaiming the “golden era” of Bloomington-Normal football is playing out right before our eyes, Randy Kindred cites the record-breaking career of IWU football coach Norm Eash ’75, now in his 35th season at the helm.
Mashable
Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary discussed the popularity of true crime.
The Pantagraph
President S. Georgia Nugent discussed long-term shifts happening in higher education.
Upcoming
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Submit the information using our online form; you can provide virtual event details in the description.
Monday, Sept. 13
Last day to withdraw from a 1st 7 week class 

 

9 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Lyrical Graffiti Open Mic
Tuesday, Sept. 14
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hansen Student Center – COVID-19 Vaccine ClinicOpen to all students, staff, faculty and eligible dependents. Pfizer and J & J vaccines available. Those receiving their first Pfizer vaccine will need to schedule their second dose off campus. If you received your first Pfizer dose at the Aug. 24 on-campus clinic, you do not need to schedule an appointment. Otherwise, register here.
 
5 p.m., Writing Center | Tutoring Services (room 105b, to the right of the circulation desk), The Ames Library – Study Smart: Test Taking and Note Making Tricks and TipsOne of the best things you can learn to do early on in (or really at any time during) your college career is how to study. This workshop is designed to give you the tips necessary to not only get the most out of your study sessions but also out of your note and test taking experiences. Please preregister by emailing ascanlon@iwu.edu so we can be respectful of social distancing measures. A recording of this event will be available approximately one week after. Please email the above address to request a copy. Sponsored by the Writing Center | Tutoring Services.
Wednesday, Sept. 15
10 a.m. - 12 and 1-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center (Welcome Center, 2nd floor) – Walk-In Wednesday

 

11:30 a.m., Virtual – Exploring Healthcare Careers: Jeff Stein '96, PT – Contact: Michele Darnell, Pre-Health & Biology Career Advisor.

 

4 p.m., C101, CNS – 3D: Belonging, Navigating, Building Community – Those new to campus will have the opportunity to learn ways to find a community where they feel at home. This event also aims to inform students how to navigate the campus environment that is home to a mostly white population. Students will be able have questions answered by a panel of students, faculty, and staff. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
 
4-6 p.m., IDEA Center (next to the Coffee Shoppe, Memorial Center) – Maker Space Workshop – 3-D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters, embroidery equipment, vinyl printing and so much more – come check us out and let’s create something! This is a free event, open to all students, faculty and staff, hosted on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the IDEA Center.

 

6 p.m., Writing Center | Tutoring Services (Room 105b, to the right of the circulation desk), The Ames Library – APA? No Way! Have you always written in MLA format and now your professor wants you to switch to the newer style? Perhaps you're starting out and are unfamiliar with APA in general. This workshop is designed with you in mind! We’re here to take you through the general differences of each style as well as discuss pitfalls writers can avoid as they work through the process of writing. Please preregister by emailing ascanlon@iwu.edu so we can be respectful of social distancing measures. A recording of this event will be available approximately one week after. Please email the above address to request a copy. Sponsored by the Writing Center | Tutoring Services.
Thursday, Sept. 16
7-98 p.m., IDEA Center (next to the Coffee Shoppe, Memorial Center) – Retro Video Game Night – Come play with friends, faculty or anyone else whose name starts with a “F” and learn what fun you can have at the IDEA Center! Hosted on the third Thursday of every month.
Friday, Sept. 17
Ironwood Golf Course, Normal – Women's Golf - IWU Fall Classic
 
3 p.m., Multicultural House – STEP Mentor/Mentee Yard Games – STEP Mentors and Mentees come together to play yard games at the Multicultural House.
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Saturday, Sept. 18
Ironwood Golf Course, Normal – Women's Golf - IWU Fall Classic
 
10 a.m.-noon, west side of Eckley Quadrangle – LSK Language and Culture Festival – A celebration of cultures and languages with arts and crafts, games, small group activities, stories, a puppet show, Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, and live performances for the whole family to enjoy. This event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the IWU Language School for Kids and the World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department.

 

5 p.m., Hansen Student Center and Multicultural Center (back yard) – El Baile
Free and open to the public. Come learn about Hispanic Heritage Month, sponsored by SALSA. Event will move outdoors to the Multicultural Center at approximately 7 p.m., where food will be served.
Sunday, Sept. 19
6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Student Senate General Assembly – Open to the entire student body.
Announcements
COVID-19 On-Campus Testing
Please use this form to register if you would like to participate in on-campus surveillance testing on Wednesdays (11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shirk Center). Deadline for registration is Monday before the testing date at 1 p.m.

 

We encourage testing by any student, staff or faculty members – including those who are fully vaccinated – who have concerns about their virus exposure or who have even the mildest of physical symptoms.
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