Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan News for Prospective Students and Parents

Feb. 10, 2014

Campus News


New Hispanic Studies Scholarship
The Luis Leal Endowed Scholarship is now available to qualified students who carry out Hispanic Studies research off campus in an IWU-affiliated program.


Graphic Design Students Contenders in International Competition
A team of students at Illinois Wesleyan have been named semifinalists in the Records for Life contest sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Beatles First Example of Modern Globalization
When the Beatles burst onto the Ed Sullivan Show and the world stage 50 years ago, it was an event that unified an entire culture, says Wesleyan's Michael Weis.


Bushnell a Part of Civil Rights History
Emeritus Professor of History Paul Bushnell worked for change at Illinois Wesleyan and in the Civil Rights Movement, as featured in the winter IWU Magazine, now online.


The Illinois Wesleyan women's diving team amassed the most points in the diving competition of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin swimming championships, held Feb. 7-8 at IWU's Fort Natatorium.

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Hart Career Center Programs for Students

Monday, Feb. 10

• Employer GROWMARK, Inc. will be on campus for practice interviews.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

• 4 - 5 p.m., Room 206, State Farm Hall – State Farm Information Session – Representatives from State Farm will provide an information session for sophomore accounting majors.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

• 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Health Professions Lunch – A panel of medical professionals will share insights about their professions and advice on how to make yourself a more competitive candidate.

Thursday, Feb. 13

• Employer CliftonLarsonAllen will be on campus for internship interviews.

Friday, Feb.14

• Employer Martin, Hood, Friese & Associates LLC will be on campus for internship interviews.


Monday, Feb. 10

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dugout, Memorial Center – Relationship Week: "I've Got a Crush on You!" – Students can purchase an Orange Crush soda for $1 that will be sent to their "crush" on Valentine's Day with an anonymous note attached. All proceeds will benefit Stepping Stones, a sexual assault program for the Bloomington YWCA. (Also Tuesday and Wednesday, same time and location)

Tuesday, Feb. 11

• 12 p.m., Room 200, Hansen Student Center – Relationship Week: "Bystander Intervention Training" – Students will learn how to recognize warning behaviors of sexual assault and how to intervene safely and effectively. There will be free pizza and giveaways.

• 4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Reception and Awards for the Juried Student Art Exhibition, on display through Feb. 27.

• 8 p.m., McPherson Theatre – Play: 12 Ophelias(Performances continue 8 p.m. daily through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.)

Wednesday, Feb. 12

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – Free Hugs & Happy Thoughts – The IWU Happy Club will spread happiness and warmth throughout campus during this cold time by handing out happy messages and hugs on the Quad.

• 12 p.m., Room 314, State Farm Hall – Small Business Workshop Series: Understanding Small Business Incorporation – Action Research Center will host the second installment of its Small Business Workshop Series. Have you ever seen LLC at the end of business name? What does that mean? Introduce yourselves to this incorporation strategy and many others. Email with any questions.

• 12 p.m., Room E101 CNS – Academic Skills Series: Take Effective Notes and Tests – Students are invited to a series of programs to develop or strengthen academic skills. Free Papa John's pizza will be provided for lunch.

• 4 p.m., Room 205, CLA – IWU Exchange Programs Information Session – Students are invited to this session, sponsored by the International Office, to learn how they can spend a semester or a year abroad at one of IWU's partner schools in Morocco, Hong Kong or Tokyo.

• 4 p.m., Anderson Auditorium (C101), CNS – Relationship Week: "Communication Skills Workshop" – Different styles of talking and listening skills will be discussed.

• 4:30 p.m., State Farm Hall, Rooms 001, 004, and 122 – Technology Showcase – Hosted by Educational Studies, students and faculty will demonstrate how various technologies can be used in the classroom. Topics covered include: SmartBoards, Promethean Boards, collaborative iPad use, Skype, Online Learning Management Systems, Pinterest, Wikispaces, Edmodo, Promethean Planet, Wolfram-Alpha, and Dragon Dictation. Come learn about innovative ways to involve students in the learning process! Contact Leah Nillas ( with questions.

• 7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. North Central. Live video will be at

• 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Romantic Poetry Night – Come celebrate Valentine's Day with the campus poetry community, sponsored by Lyrical Graffiti. All students are invited to share their favorite poems on the subject of love, be they classical or original.

Thursday, Feb. 13

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Kimberly Potowski: Byron S. Tucci Endowed Lecture, "Bilingualism for All" – Kim Potowski, associate professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois at Chicago, researches issues related to Latinos in the U.S., including the importance that heritage Latino speakers maintain their home language of Spanish.

• 4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA

• 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Speaker: Terri Reid, Successful Self-Published AuthorTributaries will host Terri Reid, author of the Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mysteries, who will talk about self-publishing at 4 p.m. and give a reading at 7 p.m., also in the Davidson Room.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "Fire in Babylon" (2010, U.K., directed by Stevan Riley), will be presented by Associate Professor of English Alison Sainsbury.

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Relationship Week: "The Five Love Languages Workshop" – Students will learn how to improve their relationships by understanding that people perceive and experience love in different ways.

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symphonic Winds & University Choir Concert

• 4 p.m., CNS C101 – Faculty Colloquium – Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mark Liffiton will speak on "My Slice of Computer Science: Analyzing the Impossible."

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Alternative Valentine's Day Concert – IWU Pride Alliance will host Diana Chittester, a progressive, indie and folk musician. Come single, with friends, or with someone special. As always, everyone is welcome, privacy is respected, and no assumptions are made.

• 7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East St., Bloomington) – Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra Concert

Saturday, Feb. 15

• 3 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Junior Recital: Kathleen Fincher, Soprano

• 5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Carthage. Live video will be at

• 7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Carthage. Live video will be at

Monday, Feb. 17

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Film Screening: "Les Miserables" (1934, French), presented by Chair and Associate Professor of French James Matthews.

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We hope you enjoy this edition of our campus newsletter, sharing important happenings at Illinois Wesleyan University and news about the Titan community.

Titans In The News

The Voter Update
Korey Coon '00 has been appointed chair of the North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Bill and Penny Bailey '50, who met in their first year at Illinois Wesleyan, are parting with a greenhouse full of memories.

The Pantagraph
Wesleyan's Mike Young played a role in saving the life of a local woman who fell through the ice into a pond.

WGLT Radio
As Americans live longer and take longer to die, Karla Erickson '95 discusses the resulting social landscape.

KCRW Radio
On their Feb. 7 show, the nationally syndicated "To the Point" featured Wesleyan Professor of History Mike Weis discussing the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' momentous performance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

Weis also was featured on local WGLT Radio and in The Pantagraph.

> More Titans in the News


Rebecca Gearhart published "Seeing life through the eyes of Swahili children of Lamu, Kenya: A visual anthropology approach" in AnthropoChildren.

Gearhart says her work is the product of fruitful collaboration in an exchange with Russian scholars, who encouraged her to employ her visual ethnographic methods on research with Swahili children.

John ("J.D.") Olson '84 has been named general counsel and corporate secretary of Sadara Chemical Company.

Syed Mustafa Alavi '11 has been named national coordinator for the American Academy of Family Physicians National Family Medicine Interest Group Network.

> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.


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