April 11, 2022
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Illinois Wesleyan University has been recognized as one of five universities in the country to be an Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Employer, showing exemplary technical and safety practices for theatre and entertainment programs.
Nurman Noor '08 baked his way to a top spot in the latest season of The Great Australian Bake Off.
Highlighting sustainability efforts on campus, Illinois Wesleyan students are hosting Earth Week events through Sunday, April 17.
Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan University women's golf team topped a strong field to take home the Kathy Niepagen Spring Fling team title.
Titans In The News
The top five finishers in the Celebrating High School Innovators Competition were offered annual scholarships if they apply and are admitted into Illinois Wesleyan. Also reported by The Pantagraph.
Illinois Wesleyan is offering support to students currently enrolled at Lincoln College, which recently announced plans to close at the end of this academic year. More coverage from The Pantagraph.
WGLT Radio
In the wake of Lincoln College's announced closure, Illinois Wesleyan President S. Georgia Nugent offered a bigger-picture view on higher education on "Sound Ideas."
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan students kicked off Earth Week with a cleanup of the Illinois Central Branch of the Constitution Trail.
Shaw Local
Nathan Knuffman '98, the senior associate vice chancellor for finance and operations for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, will be inducted into the (Streator, Illinois) Woodland Education Foundation's Hall of Fame.
The Pantagraph
Members of the Bloomington-Normal community, including Alessia Girardin '22, have supported the organization Building Hope in Kids – Uganda.
The Maneater
Rachel (Palencia) Harper '94, associate director of the Honors College and coordinator of the Honors Humanities Sequence at Missouri University, was recognized as one of "five women making a difference at MU."
The Chicago Tribune
Professor and Director of the School of Nursing and Executive Director of Counseling and Health Services Victoria Folse '86 provided details on how proposed Mental Health Early Action legislation would impact Illinois Wesleyan students.
Ladue (Mo.) News
Honeymoon Chocolates, the business founded by Cam '18 and Haley (Lower) Loyet '17, has opened a retail space in Clayton, Missouri.
(Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald
Kate Tombaugh '07 was a guest artist of the New Philharmonic in its season finale performances in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Want your event listed on the University Events Calendar and Campus App?
Submit the information using our online form; you can provide virtual event details in the description.
Monday, April 11
Through Wednesday, April 13 – Class Registration for Fall


Through April 20, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – 35th Annual Student Art Exhibition – The 35th annual BFA / BA Senior Art Exhibits and the Juried Student Art Exhibition represents all aspects of the art program: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, 3-D design, ceramics, sculpture and glass.


6 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs Wheaton - Rescheduled from April 8
Tuesday, April 12
4 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs DePauw (Doubleheader) – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Wednesday, April 13
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center, Myers Welcome Center – Career Center Walk-In Hours – Students are invited to stop by to take advantage of our career resources and spaces.


11 a.m. – Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Kemp Foundation's Teaching Excellence Award Ceremony Professor of English Joanne Diaz, recipient of the 2022 Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, will give the keynote address, "The Trouble with Literature." The 2023 award winner will be announced and retiring faculty will be honored. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.


4 p.m., Lower level, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA - Special Guest David Radcliff: Global Justice – David Radcliff of the New Community Project will speak, sponsored by the Office of Multifaith Engagement.


5 p.m., Niepagen Southeast Classroom, Shirk Center – Yoga in Spanish - Cuerpo y Mente – Dedicate time to your body and mind while practicing Spanish. All levels of language skills and physical abilities are welcomed. Give yourself time to breathe, flow, and leave empowered and energized! (Weather permitting, we might be on the Quad this day.) Sponsored by the Language Resource Center.


7 p.m.ZoomRyan Mellske '99 - Law School Prep Workshop – Ryan Mellske '99, founder of Flex Arbitri and Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law, will give a virtual presentation entitled, "Law School 101: What Makes Candidates Stand Out." Sign up at tinyurl.com/titan-law


8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Ensemble/ Combo Concert – Sponsored by the School of Music.
Thursday, April 14
12 p.m., ZoomAnxiety and Procrastination Webinar – Why does putting things off temporarily reduce anxiety but make it worse in the long run? What does science say about procrastination and ways to overcome it? In this 30-minute "Lunch and Learn," log in privately to learn strategies you can use (or you can learn about how to support others) as finals approach. Presenter Jason R. Kilmer, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. He has worked extensively with college students and student groups at campuses across the nation and locally.


12:10 p.m., Zoom – Lunch & Learn: COVID-19 Past, Present and Future: Lessons Learned – Vickie Folse, Caroline F. Rupert Chair and Director of the School of Nursing and Executive Director of Counseling and Health Services, and Melissa Graven, RN at Arnold Health Services, will engage participants in a discussion on COVID-19's evolving presence in McLean County and its impact on our community. Speakers will provide insight and experience learned from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to register. Part of the Lunch & Learn series hosted by the McLean County Museum of History and Illinois Wesleyan University.


7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series - In This World – Introduced by William Munro, Betty Ritchie-Birrer '47 and Ivan Birrer Endowed Professor and Chair of Political Science.


7:30 p.m., Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center, Illinois State University – Land Ethics Evolving: Conservation in a Time of Rapid Social and Environmental Change – Aldo Leopold, who was an internationally recognized conservationist and ecologist, is widely considered the father of wildlife ecology. Leopold composed his landmark essay, "The Land Ethic," in 1948, during a time of change and crisis in conservation and in the world. Dr. Curt Meine, a Senior Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, will bring his unique perspective as an authority on Leopold's life and philosophy to reflect on how we can orient ourselves and our movements for change amid the rapidly shifting environmental and social challenges we face today.
This event, which is co-sponsored by IWU and the Illinois State University Horticulture Center, is free and open to the public.
Friday, April 15
2 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs Carroll (Doubleheader) – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Saturday, April 16
11 a.m., Tucci Stadium  – Lacrosse vs North Central – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


11 a.m., Normal, Illinois – Track and Field at Illinois State 


1 p.m., Inspiration Field – Softball vs Carroll - (Doubleheader) Mental Health Awareness Game – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


6 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Cypher Dance Team Spring Showcase – Cypher Dance Team is hosting its annual Spring Showcase. The showcase includes dance performances from both the fall and spring semesters as well as smaller units, duos, and/or solos prepared by the team members.
The event will be held in a hybrid format. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only a limited number of people can attend in person so grab your spot now! You can RSVP for in-person or virtual attendance through this form.
The livestream will be held via Cypher's YouTube channel.
For updates or questions check out Cypher's Instagram page @iwu_cypher.
  • Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr gave a two-hour guest lecture via Zoom on April 1 at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (Environmental Science Department) on Amphibians and Reptiles from Peru, Biodiversity Research, and Conservation Management.
May Term Break and May Term Housing
Students: Please log into MyHousing and complete the "May Term Intention & Break" application to let us know your plans for May Term and Break.


May Term Break
All IWU residence halls and fraternities will be closing for the May Term Break on April 26 at 6 p.m., and our chosen residence halls for May Term will not reopen until May 3 at 9 a.m. Only approved students are able to stay during this time (permanent address over 450 miles away, essential on-campus job, music/theater rehearsal/performance, approved competing athletes, academic commitments, or graduating seniors). There is no food service available during the break, except for graduating seniors. 


Break info is available at www.iwu.edu/residential-life/info/break/.


May Term Housing:
For May Term, we will be consolidating to a few residence halls and apartments, so if you are staying, you may not be in your current spring assignment. Only approved students can stay in the residence halls for May Term (Registered for a full May Term course, approved competing athletes, students working an on-campus job full time/35+ hours per week).


There is no additional charge for May Term Housing/Meals for those who have lived in the residence hall and had a dining plan the whole year.


If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residential Life at orl@iwu.edu.
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.
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