Feb. 14, 2022
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
An opportunity to conserve historic documents while connecting with Black female activists who were contemporaries of Frederick Douglass will be offered in person and virtually today, Feb. 14.
Titan Athletics
  • The men's basketball team clinched at least a share of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championship with a win over Wheaton College on Saturday, Feb. 12.
  • The women's basketball team defeated Wheaton to maintain their spot atop the conference standings.
  • Sophomore Jack Troyer earned second place in both the one-meter and three-meter dives at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Diving Championships.
Titans In The News
WGN Radio
Adam Dickens '07 is the owner and founder of Dickens Candles, which produces sustainable handmade candles. Also featured in WGN's Your Hometown video series.
BizTUCSON Magazine
Nurse and CEO of one of the largest medical providers in Pima County, Nancy Johnson '78 was honored as the 2021 Greater Tucson Leadership Woman of the Year (page 171).
The Pantagraph
Victoria Ballesteros-Gonzalez '25 spoke to a United Nations panel on water economics as part of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
The Pantagraph
Local theatre performers, including students in IWU's School of Theatre Arts, have continued to manage challenges presented by the pandemic.
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan students staged a performance of Ballymore, after working with the composer and librettist Richard Wargo and internationally known conductor Kirk Trevor. Also watch an interview.
The Pantagraph
Kate Tombaugh '07 will join the Illinois Symphony Chamber Orchestra and the IWU Collegiate Choir for a concert of John Coriglano's Fern Hill at Bloomington’s Second Presbyterian Church.
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan's women's basketball coach Mia Smith is 10 years cancer-free, yet said she feels its presence every day.
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Monday, Feb. 14
11 a.m.-2 p.m., 105b, The Ames Library – Douglass Day Transcribe-a-Thon
Tuesday, Feb. 15
6:30 p.m., Center Court, Hansen Student Center – Sankofa Celebration – The campus community is invited to join the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for a celebration of music and history with special guest, journalist and entrepreneur Garry Moore. This is an in-person and Zoom event. 
Meeting ID: 880 1913 5614
Passcode: 074676
7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Volleyball vs Loras – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Wednesday, Feb. 16
4 p.m., Vinyard Room, Memorial Center – Many Layers of Encanto  – The campus community is invited to join a discussion about the many layers of the Disney film Encanto. There will be screenings of Encanto before the discussion. Watch the film on Monday or Tuesday, Feb. 14 or 15 at 11 a.m. in Hansen Student Center's Center Court, or on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


6:30 p.m., Virtual – Titan Career Chat: Kevin Kalus '00, Careers in Banking
Kevin Kalus, IWU class of 2000, has been a Chase market executive since 2014. Register here to receive the Zoom link.


7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs North CentralStreaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Thursday, Feb. 17
7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series - Man with a Movie Camera – Directed by Dziga Vertov (1929). Introduced by Adjunct Instructor in Humanities Meagan Smith.
Friday, Feb. 18
Mid-semester grades due


10 a.m. - 2 p.m., ISU Bone Student Center – ISU Spring Career Fair – IWU students are invited and encouraged to attend this annual career fair.


4 p.m., 305, CLA – Meet Ryan Woodall '13, multilingual speaker at IWU  –
Join the Language Resource Center in conversation with Ryan Woodall '13, adjunct instructor and multilingual member of the IWU community. Learn about his language learning trajectory, travels, and career path. Event will be in Spanish. Social & tasty bites at the end. Part of the LRC Intercultural Corner, World Voices Series.


5 p.m., Indoor Track, Shirk Center – Track and Field - Friday Night Tri
Saturday, Feb. 19
12 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs Ohio WesleyanStreaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
2 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Sip N' Paint – Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.


3:30 p.m., Tucci StadiumWomen's Lacrosse vs Concordia-ChicagoStreaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


4:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Children of the Diaspora – Student Senate will host an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the cultures of the African Diaspora. There will be music, food, performances and more.


7 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – BSU Black Excellence Banquet
The Black Student Union will host a banquet to uplift and cultivate black excellence on campus. This will be a night filled with food, entertainment, and socializing. This event is free and open to the public both in person and virtually. RSVP is required. If you are attending the banquet virtually, you will receive the Zoom link via email after RSVP. RSVP here.


7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N. Prairie St., Bloomington – Collegiate Choir Performance with Illinois Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, Feb. 20
Fort Natatorium – Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving - K. McCarthy Dive Invite


3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Wind Ensemble Concert


6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Student Senate General Assembly – All General Assembly meetings are open to the entire student body.
  • Randall Ricklefs '73 is a senior engineer at Hexagon US Federal, contributing to the Global Geodetic Observing System, a collaborative effort of the global geodesy community to the observation and monitoring of the Earth system. Randy is also a research associate at the University of Texas at Austin.
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 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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