Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan University News for Students and Parents

June 9, 2014

Turning Titan – Next Steps


Parent Orientation Registration

Parent Orientation on Saturday, June 21, is an optional, one-day event designed to connect the parents and guardians of our incoming students to the IWU faculty, staff and offices that will be supporting and challenging our students throughout their time at Illinois Wesleyan.

Registration is currently open. Most registrations are completed online, but there is a form that can be printed and mailed as well. The registration deadline is Friday, June 13.

Pre-Orientation Programs

Orientation Services is proud to partner with departments across campus for our three Pre-Orientation events: MALANA Pre-O, Engaging Diversity, and International Student Orientation. We hope you are able to join us on campus early for one of these exciting programs.

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Checklist Items


The Orientation Guidebook is ready for download. Guidebook is a mobile app designed to bring the most important information, updates and schedules for Orientation straight to your phone, without having to search the IWU web pages. Download now and get connected!


The My Student Body program aims to help incoming students process their understanding and beliefs surrounding alcohol use, drug use, and sexual violence. Students can create an account on using the school code "TITAN."

Summer Reading


The Summer Reading Program is an opportunity for incoming students to participate in a shared intellectual conversation with the IWU community; to express ideas about a common text that many IWU students, faculty, staff and alumni are reading; and to respond respectfully to ideas others bring to the discussion.

This year's book, The Madonnas of Echo Park, uses a different voice in each chapter to portray the lives of Mexican Americans who live and work in Echo Park, weaving the characters in and out of the stories in different timeframes.

Campus News


Class of 2013 Employed at Rates Higher than National Average
Nearly 90 percent of the Class of 2013 were either employed or attending graduate school full time within six months of graduating.


Students Awarded Mellon Humanities Scholarships
Four students have been selected as Mellon Scholars, and will conduct research with faculty members over the summer.


Future Titan Already Making Headlines
Alex Riak, a member of IWU's new class of 2018, won statewide honors for one of his choral compositions, and conducted his peers in premiering another.


Outdoor Sculpture Walk Comes to Campus
Large-scale sculptures will be displayed throughout the next year at Illinois Wesleyan, bringing the work of renowned artists to central Illinois.


Wesleyan Part of Grant for Online Learning
The Teagle Foundation has awarded a $280,000 grant to a four-college consortium, including Illinois Wesleyan, for creation of online learning modules to enhance student learning.


Nursing Students Enjoy May Term in Hawaii
As reported in their blog, the nursing travel course Transcultural Healthcare in Hawaii featured "Fresh ocean breezes, fresh pineapple, and fresh ideas… about healthcare!"


• The women's soccer team played a series of three "friendlies" against amateur teams in Germany and the Czech Republic. Follow them on Twitter.

• Senior John Worley has been chosen as a preseason Division III first team All-American in both the 2014 Sporting News College Football Magazine and the Lindys College Football National Edition magazine.

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Continuing through July 25
, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building Summer Art Exhibitions – Glass models of plant and animal life ("Lifeforms") and paintings by local artist Mary Jungels-Goodyear ("Layered Landscapes") are on display.

Saturday, June 21

Parent Orientation

> Find more events on the Events Calendar


• University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger was recognized in The Associated Church Press Awards. She received honorable mention for the article, "Playing for Keeps" in Gather; Kate Sprutta Elliott and Terri Lackey, editors; On Track, designers.

• University Librarian Karen Schmidt has accepted a one-year appointed seat on the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).

Gina Greenwald '90 has been appointed principal of Hoover-Wood Elementary School in Batavia.

Thomas R. Logsdon '77 has been named Director of Connectional Ministries for the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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

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Titans In The News

A.V. Club
Kevin Dunn '77 discussed his various roles and Hollywood adventures, including as Ben Cafferty on HBO's Veep.

International Business Times
Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding is part of a team of scientists who developed an acoustic tractor beam. Other media reports include Edinburgh Evening News, Gizmag, and The Pantagraph.

The Choice Blog
Admissions Dean Tony Bankston offered advice to students beginning their college application process.

The Pantagraph
Upon the death of Maya Angelou, a story from her 1996 talk at Illinois Wesleyan was reprinted.

The Dartmouth
Professor of Computer Science and Director of Cognitive Science Hans-Joerg Tiede discussed recommendations that faculty be involved in orientation sessions for university trustees.

Inside Higher Ed
While some debate the concept of white privilege, Illinois Wesleyan offers an orientation program, "Engaging Diversity," which pushes past the idea of a color-blind society.

The Topeka Capital-Journal
William "Bill" Roy '46, a retired Topeka physician and former Congressman, died on May 26. Also reported by WIBW TV.

Illinois Wesleyan students presented a "Mini Tunnel of Oppression," exploring issues such as discrimination and prejudice.

Champaign News-Gazette

Michael Sutter '76 has been appointed chief innovation officer for Carle.

Clinton (Iowa) Herald

Jenna Haimes '14 will appear in the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre production of "The Taffetas."

Naperville Sun
Elizabeth Kanne '86 was appointed assistant principal at Meadow Glens Elementary School.

RoundAbout (Madison, Ind.)
George McGee '72 portrays Kentucky statesman Henry Clay in the Kentucky Chautauqua program.

> More Titans in the News


Think Green

Reducing Printing (and Costs) on Campus

A print management solution called PaperCut is being deployed this summer to help reduce print costs and the environmental impact of printing.

As a user prepares a print job, PaperCut shows the environmental impact of printing in three statistics – trees, greenhouse gases and energy.

One of the primary aims of PaperCut is to reduce printing levels by reminding users to pay attention to their printing behavior. Giving individuals a tool to monitor and adjust their printing habits typically reduces printing by 10 percent.

Options for filters and restrictions, such as stopping mistakes like printing a 100-page document instead of the one interesting page, and forcing double-sided printing, can reduce printing by another 10-30 percent.

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