Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan University News for Students and Parents

July 21, 2014


Turning Titan – Next Steps


What to Bring

Before you come to campus, make sure you have looked at the what to bring list, as well as communicated with your roommate so you don't have two of everything.

Resources Around Campus

Learn about offices on campus that are here to serve students, including:

-- Evelyn Chapel, a place for community, conversation, and spiritual growth where students make connections between the liberal arts, social justice, and multifaith society.

-- The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), which develops and enhances the personal and academic success of all IWU students by preparing students to excel in a diverse world.

-- The International Office, which supports opportunities to study abroad in hundreds of locations in over 70 different countries around the world.

Follow or "Like" Us

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

Checklist Items

Pre-Registration for Orientation

Pre-Register for Mission Day, a one-day event during orientation for students to participate in activities that encourage commitment to the IWU mission. To learn more about these commitments, which include community engagement, diversity, globalization, social justice and sustainability, please read more.

Health Forms and Immunization

Don't forget to submit your medical history and immunization documentation by August 1.

New Student Job Agreement

Students who are offered work study as part of their financial aid packet and are interested in on-campus employment must complete the Job Participation Agreement. To see positions available, visit job openings.

New Student Survey

Remember to complete the New Student Survey, which you received by email last week. This national survey 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.

Movie on the Quad

During Turning Titan we will be showing an outdoor Movie on the Quad, and we want you to choose what you want to see! Would you rather see The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, or We're The Millers? To vote for your favorite option, download the Guidebook app on your phone or vote from your computer.


Campus News


Computer Science Major Interns at Google
Alan Russian '15 is spending his summer in Los Angeles in a highly coveted internship with Google.


Fritzsche's New Book Looks at World Science Fiction Films
Wesleyan's Sonja Fritzsche has published a book examining world science fiction -- from the dinosaur myth that became Godzilla to Brazilian sci-fi comedy.


Networking With IWU Alumni Boosts Job Opportunities for Grads
Thanks to networking with other alumni, several Illinois Wesleyan graduates have found positions through connections at The Horton Group in the Chicago area.



Anderson Honored Among NCAA Elite 89
Senior Nick Anderson finished fourth in NCAA Elite 89 Fan Favorite voting, a program recognizing student-athletes from Final Four championships with high academic achievement.


Five Titans Earn Preseason All-America Notice
Five Illinois Wesleyan seniors have been chosen as members of the 26th annual USA College Football Pre-Season Division III All-American teams.

Gabe Aprati '15 tied for eighth in the 84th Illinois State Amateur Championship at Catigny Golf. Read a feature in the Southtown Star.

Kyle Schauls has been named the new men's head soccer coach at Illinois Wesleyan, replacing Ryan Lakin.

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> 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.

Wednesday, July 23

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

Thursday, July 24

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Performance featuring Glinka Trio Pathetique and the Reinecke Piano Quintet

Friday, July 25

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

Saturday, July 26

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Illinois Chamber Music Festival Final Student/Faculty Joint Concert

> Find more on the Events Calendar



• Franny Krieger '15 studied abroad in Morocco this spring through a program that focuses on journalism and new media (SIT Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media). As part of the program, students work with experienced journalists at Round Earth Media to produce feature stories. Krieger's was published on

• English writing major Michael Wettengel '15 self-published a fantasy novel, Garamoush, via Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing service. He published his book through Amazon after attending a campus colloquium this spring about various methods of independent publishing, presented by paranormal mystery author Terri Reid.


Linda Bollivar '88 has been named the new program director for the Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP).

• The University of Illinois Springfield has hired Paul Kabbes '10 as its associate athletic director for external operations.

• United States Marine Band Cornet and Trumpet Soloist Staff Sergeant Amy McCabe '01 will be the Guest Soloist for the 2014 National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain Summer Course.

Andrew C. Porter '89 has joined the Schiff Hardin LLP Chicago office as a partner in the White Collar Crime and Corporate Compliance Group. Porter previously served as assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago.

Wendy Mann Woith '82, an associate professor in the Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University, has been selected by the American Academy of Nursing to join the newest class of fellows.

Faculty & Staff

• A poster presentation by Associate Professor and University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian Meg Miner has been accepted by the 2014 Society of American Archivists' Research Forum Committee. This poster is one of a series of formal presentations and workshops being undertaken this year by members of DigitalPOWRR, or Preserving (digital) Objects with Restricted Resources, a three-year federally funded project of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Miner's other activities this year to disseminate the outcome from this grant include a presentation to the National Archives Conference for Fraternities and Sororities, as well as sessions with Chicago-area theological archivists, members of the Midwest Archives Conference, and participants at Digital Frontiers 2014.

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

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Titans In The News

China Daily
International business major Steve Losos '15 attended the first ever U.S.-China Student Summit in Beijing this summer.

The Pantagraph
The annual Lincoln's Festival will again feature a cavalry encampment on The Ames Library lawn.

Rantoul Press
Caitlin Eskew '12 was hired to teach at Ludlow Grade School.

Lake Forester
Business administration major Adam LaVitola '17 launched a conservation-minded prep clothing line with clients across the country.

The Pantagraph
Incoming student Rebekah Ehresman was named The Pantagraph Female Athlete of the Year; she also was valedictorian of her class and active in her community.

(Chicago) Trib Local
Erica Werner '16 is appearing in the College of Lake County summer musical, "Young Frankenstein."

WGLT Radio
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Lisa Nelson discussed the Illinois Chamber Music Festival hosted at Illinois Wesleyan.

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