Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan University News for Students and Parents

July 7, 2014

Turning Titan – Next Steps

Orientation

Housing Applications and Placements

The Office of Residential Life has completed the first two rounds of roommate matching and room placements. If you completed your housing contract and roommate matching questionnaire prior to June 18 and have not received your placement email, please contact the Office of Residential Life at orl@iwu.edu or (309) 556-3113.

The deadline to complete your housing contract for inclusion in the third and final round of roommate matching is Wednesday, July 23. If you do not complete your housing contract and roommate matching questionnaire prior to this date, you will be randomly placed.

Parent Orientation


Thank you again to all the parents who attended our Parent Orientation on June 21! Whether or not you were able to attend, we encourage you to share your feedback by completing our short program survey. Materials from the event are now available on our Parent Orientation handout page.

Follow or "Like" Us

Follow Orientation Services on Twitter @IWUOrientation or #TurningTitan14, or find us on Facebook. If you have any questions, please contact orientation@iwu.edu or (309) 556-3749. We are happy to help you Turn Titan!

Checklist Items


Academic, Housing or Meal Plan Accommodations

Students with needs for support services, academic accommodations, or special housing or dining needs should file requests through the Disability Services Office. Students can learn more about available housing accommodations on the ORL website. Please download and submit the appropriate forms to your physician before you arrive on campus.

Pre-Registration

The Registrar's Office has sent an email to all students with information about class registration for fall. Please complete this Pre-Registration Form for confirmation of your major and Gateway course preferences by Friday, July 18.

New Student Survey

This week, all incoming students will receive an email with a link to a national survey about incoming college students. This online test helps IWU faculty measure student readiness to conduct college-level library research. To take the test, follow this link and enter the personalized student identifier number and administration code found in the email.

Summer Reading

The Summer Reading program is an opportunity for new students to engage with faculty, staff, current students and alumni through shared conversations about a common text. This year's selection, The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse, is a series of fictional stories of working class men and women living in Echo Park, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. The novel offers a window into the lives of Mexican Americans as they struggle to define their identities in the context of pursuing the American dream.

Make sure to purchase your copy now and complete your guided reading questions for a group discussion at Turning Titan!



Campus News

Nicole

Chamberlin '14 Earns National Recognition at Classical Singer Competition
Nicole Chamberlin earned a graduate scholarship and a place in the Tyrolean Opera Program in Austria through her success in the national Classical Singer Competition.

Special Olympics

Illinois Wesleyan Among Special Olympics "Heroes"
IWU athletes, coaches and administration embrace the University's long-standing relationship with Special Olympics Illinois, and were recognized among the agency's 2014 "Heroes."

Video

McHugh '82 Directs Viral Video
Theatre alumna and award-winning filmmaker Christine McHugh '82 directed a music video that has gone viral in its celebration of "Older Ladies." Read more from McHugh.


Sports

Amy Seter '15 was named an All-American Scholar by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

Patrick Freeman is the new women's golf coach and Mitch Turnbull will take over as men's tennis coach at Illinois Wesleyan University this fall.

• Tucci Stadium will host the 40th Annual Illinois High School Shrine Game on Saturday, July 12.

> Find more highlights at www.iwusports.com.




Upcoming

> See Summer Facility Hours for The Ames Library, the Shirk Center, Fort Natatorium and campus dining.


Continuing through July 25
in the 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.

Summer gallery hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. each Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.


Thursday, July 10

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Performance – featuring Jacob Gade Tango Jalousie for Violin and Piano, Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major and Mozart E-flat Major Piano Quartet.

• 8:30-10:30 p.m.,
Fairview Family Aquatic Center, (801 N. Main St., Normal)IWU Night at Fairview, Volleyball & Bags Tournaments – Faculty and staff are invited.

Saturday, July 12

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Student Performance

Tuesday, July 15

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Student Performance

Wednesday, July 16

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Performance – featuring Hummel Piano Quintet, Fanny Mendelssohn Piano Trio and Riley Cancion Desierto for Violin & Guita.

Friday, July 18

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Student Performance

Saturday, July 19

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Children's Concert

Sunday, July 20

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Performance – featuring Strauss Piano Quartet, Vladigerov Song for Violin and Piano, Thuille Sextet for Piano and Woodwind Quintet.


> Find more on the Events Calendar



Titans In The News

Windy City Media Group
Johnny Begale '09, who founded the non-profit Equality America, will be among 30 Under 30 Award winners.

The Pantagraph
Six large-scale sculptures circling the Eckley Quadrangle will be on display until next year.

The (Joliet) Times Weekly
Todd Koehl '82 has been named superintendent of the Troy School District, with schools in Joliet and Shorewood.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan student athletes, Associate Athletic Director Mike Wagner and Assistant to the Athletic Director Kristen Duncan were among the 2014 Hero Award recipients recognized by Special Olympics Illinois.

The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan hosted the 23rd annual Minority Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony. See photos.

WKAR Public Media
Wesleyan's Joerg Tiede discussed the AAUP's stance against university partnerships with China in Confucius Institutes.

The (Lincoln) Courier
Award-winning sportswriter Dave Kindred '63 traces his roots to Atlanta, Ill.

College Lifestyles
Talented artist Leeya Jackson '13 describes her choice to attend Illinois Wesleyan.


> More Titans in the News




Kudos

• Assistant Professor of Music Adriana Ponce presented "Musicology: Redrawing Research Boundaries, Widening Teaching Gaps" at the 2014 Teaching Music History Conference (Roosevelt University, June 13-14).

Bob Berg '65 received the John Rakolta Jr. Leadership in Race Relations Award at New Detroit's 16th annual "Closing the Gap" awards event. Berg was honored for his courageous servant leadership role in race relations and public affairs during critical moments in Detroit's history.

John Thorne '69 was recognized with the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award at the North Central College commencement ceremony.

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




Colleagues

Welcome New Employee

Kaitlin Ballard
began June 23 as a new Residence Director for the Office of Residential Life, replacing Ann Romei.



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