Jan. 10, 2022
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
A prolific researcher in biomedical engineering, William Murphy '98, will deliver the 2022 Founders’ Day Convocation keynote address titled “Mimicking Nature to Create New Technology.”
As featured on D3hoops, commended on Twitter and followed by Jewish news outlets and basketball fans far and wide, Titans were victorious in a historic matchup with the Yeshiva University Maccabees.
Joey Kiper ’22 conducted his Eckley research project motivated by a passion to aid the search for a cure for Alzheimer's. (Part of a series on the 2021 Eckley Scholars and Artists.)
Titan Athletics
In case you missed it during winter break, a half-court shot by Kate Palmer '25 in a Dec. 15 women's basketball game against North Central made ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Day!
Titans In The News
Foxtel
Dr. Nurman Noor '08, a general practitioner with Cygnet Family Practice in Tasmania, Australia, will be a contestant in the new season of The Great Australian Bake Off, premiering Jan. 27 on FOXTEL's LifeStyle channel.
WGLT-Radio
According to a study by George C. and Ella Beach Lewis Endowed Professor of Biology Given Harper, urban areas are surprisingly good habitats for a variety of bird species.
Austin Monthly
Curator Angie Glasker '05 discussed the Bullock Museum’s exhibit, “Not Alone: Working Together in the Fight Against Human Trafficking.” She was also interviewed on KXAN-TV as the exhibit launched travels around Texas.
WMBD/WYZZ-TV
The Titans men's basketball team cherished the "star treatment" it received in New York for a match against Yeshiva University.
Champaign News-Gazette
Illinois Wesleyan is among area colleges and universities requiring entry COVID testing and other measures as students return for the spring semester.
The Pantagraph
As the semester begins, the University is working to support an in-person experience while also keeping students safe and healthy, said Dean of Students Karla Carney-Hall.
The Pantagraph
Looking ahead to fall 2022, IWU Dean of Admissions Greg King reported promising enrollment numbers.
WMBD TV
A high vaccination rate helped Illinois Wesleyan manage the COVID-19 pandemic during the fall semester, said President Georgia Nugent.
The Pantagraph
President Georgia Nugent joined local leaders in sharing their New Year’s resolutions.
Upcoming
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Tuesday, Jan. 11
Last day to add or drop a full semester or 1st 7 week class

 

4 p.m., Virtual – Freeman Asia Information SessionThrough the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, Illinois Wesleyan is able to support students for funded internships in Asia for 6-8 weeks. We are cautiously optimistic that the program will run in 2022; students may register for this virtual session to learn more.
Wednesday, Jan. 12
11 a.m., Livestream – Founders' Day Convocation – Watch at www.iwu.edu/live

 

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs MillikinStreaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Saturday, Jan. 15
2 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs Augustana – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/

 

4 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs Augustana – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Monday, Jan. 17
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – We will continue our recent tradition of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day free of classes, allowing faculty and staff to intentionally join together in learning and celebration. The Intercultural Fluency Committee plans a series of events during the week to support our institutional mission of forming a diverse and inclusive community dedicated to social justice.
Kudos
George C. and Ella Beach Lewis Endowed Professor of Biology Given Harper was quoted in an article for Environmental Health News, part of a series on "Misled on Lead." His comment refers to misinformation by a firearms trade group in reference to a scientific paper that he co-authored, which was published last year.

 

Carolyn Nadeau, Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies and chair of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, contributed her expertise on Don Quixote to a discussion on the BBC World Service - The Forum.

 

B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabriel Spalding has completed his term as Director-at-Large at the American Association of Physics Teachers. AAPT is often called “The Big Tent,” as it serves teachers at all levels, from grade school to grad school.
Announcements
Opt-In COVID Testing
Optional on-campus COVID-19 testing is open to students, faculty and staff. If you would like to participate, please sign up here. Testing is available Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Shirk Center. Unvaccinated students will test weekly automatically and do not need to sign up. Deadline for registration is 1 p.m. Monday before the testing date.
Campus Ice and Snow Removal
At Illinois Wesleyan's Physical Plant, it has always been our first and foremost priority to provide safe walking surfaces for the campus community. Given the extremes of conditions in a Midwestern winter, and the large number of variables in conditions and forecasts, the decision-making process can be complicated. Effective snow and ice removal is dependent on efficient and orderly utilization of a variety of personnel, equipment and materials. Since every snowfall is different, the specifics will change each time.

 

Clean, dry pavement is always our end goal, and over the years we have worked to be as efficient as possible in achieving that goal. Brine has been proven to be a useful tool in managing snow and ice. This year we will again be using brine on our parking lots, sidewalks and steps. Prior to winter weather events, IWU Grounds and KCN Solutions crews will apply brine to parking lots, sidewalks and steps to assist with melting snow and ice. This de-icing solution is an economical and effective way to pretreat large areas of campus without harming the landscape. It speeds up the melting time and provides us a preferable option to rock salt when conditions allow. We will continue to use rock salt when weather conditions require its use.

 

Regardless of what equipment and procedures we utilize, it still takes six employees several hours to cover the 16 miles of walks that connect our campus.
As we move through the winter season, we would encourage a cautious mindset and appropriate footwear. We would also recommend a heightened awareness, not only of conditions, but also of the machines that are out clearing the walks.
Snow and Ice Procedures
As the season for snow and ice is upon us, the Physical Plant would like to review the procedures for getting those work orders to us. Please do not put snow and ice-related requests into Asset Essentials. Please call us at the Physical Plant at 556-3067 during our regular hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours, please call Campus Safety at 556-1111 for an emergency and they will contact someone from Physical Plant.
Colleagues
Welcome New Employees
Joel Gebhardt started Dec. 6 as the Administrative Specialist II in Social Sciences.
Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, director of communications. To submit items of interest, email webedit@iwu.edu.
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