Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Jan. 12, 2015

Campus News

Rice Research New Internship Opportunities in Asia
More than a dozen Illinois Wesleyan University students will have opportunities to intern in Asia this summer or next academic year, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Freeman Foundation.

King at IWU Teach-In on Voting Rights and Social Justice
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In will examine voting rights, including a debate between College Republications and College Democrats on a voter ID law for Illinois.

Praise Dancers Gospel Fest to Honor King's Legacy
Illinois Wesleyan will host the 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival on Monday, Jan. 19.

Joerg Tiede Edits Centennial Edition of AAUP Policy Book
The newly published 2015 edition of the American Association of University Professors' Policy Documents and Reports was edited by Wesleyan's Hans-Joerg Tiede.



The Illinois Wesleyan men's and women's swimming and diving teams each placed third at the University of Chicago Maroon Invitational, completed on Jan. 10 in Chicago.

> Find highlights at


Monday, Jan. 12

• Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – 28th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: The Google Glass Project – Presented by University Librarian and Professor Karen Schmidt.

4 p.m., Davidson Room – Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 13

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Seniors: Cap & Gown OrderingAlso Wednesday, Jan. 14, same time and place

Wednesday, Jan. 14

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Atrium, CNS – Light Therapy Table – Counselors from the Counseling and Consultation Services office will share information about Light Therapy and the lights available on campus to combat winter blues. Also Friday, Jan. 16 from 1 - 4 p.m. at The Ames Library entry level.

4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Reception and Awards Ceremony for Juried Student Art Exhibition – Reception from 4-6 p.m.; awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

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

7 p.m., 122, State Farm Hall – Safe Zone Workshop – The IWU Safe Zone Program creates an opportunity for Illinois Wesleyan community members to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on campus. The workshop explores lesbian, gay and bisexual identity, culture, gender, gender identity and the experiences of transgender people.

Thursday, Jan. 15

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – "Reel to Real: Directors Discuss" – Award-winning director, producer, and artist Esther Podemski will introduce the screening of her 2010 documentary, The Peasant and the Priest.

Friday, Jan. 16

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Concert: Mieka Pauley

Saturday, Jan. 17

10 a.m., Shirk Center Indoor Track – Track and Field Titan Invitational

5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. North Park University – Live video will be at

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. North Park University – Live video will be at

Monday, Jan. 19

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Formal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning" – Assistant Professors of Mathematics Andrew Shallue and Dan Roberts will discuss the definitions, similarities, and differences of Formal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.

1-4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In on Voting Rights and Social Justice

4-9 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival 

> Find more on the University's Events Calendar

Hart Career Center Programs This Week

Monday, Jan. 12

• 5-6:30 p.m.
, Sodexo steps, Memorial Center – Hy-Vee will be on campus with an information table.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

• 5-6:30 p.m.
, Sodexo steps, Memorial Center – Hy-Vee will be on campus with an information table.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

• 4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Rockin' Resumes – Create a resume that employers will notice. This workshop outlines how to write a great resume and explains what makes a resume stand out from the employer's perspective.

Thursday, Jan. 15

• 4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Internships 101
An internship is around the corner. Start getting prepared now! Join us for a quick internship overview… learn what they are, where to look for them, how to apply to them, whether you can get credit for them… and more!

Illinois Wesleyan University

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 (Calcutta, India) Telegraph
Professor of Physics Narendra Jaggi was the featured guest speaker at the annual IITeration: Nation Building program, hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Alumni Association, Calcutta. This year's theme was "Helping Shape Tomorrow's Youth."

Southtown Star
Megan Win '16 will attend a top music school overseas -- the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Chicago Tribune
The St. Charles Public Library's Sunday Concert Series hosted composer and drummer Brian Baxter '07 on Jan. 11.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette
A feature written by fellow IWU alum Amelia Benner '09 highlights the work of Patrick Dahl '12, a Mahomet-Seymour grad, as part of a team that created one of the top 10 physics breakthroughs of 2014. (Benner is editor of the Mahomet Citizen, a News-Gazette community newspaper.)

New Lenox Patch
Philip Guimond '02 has been nominated for the University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award.

Franklin Park Herald-Journal
Todd Anderson '14 won the 2014 World Hydroplane Championship in Lake Alfred, Florida.

The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan hosted a summit on sexual assault prevention, around which a community coalition will be formed.

> More Titans in the News


• Earl and Marian A. Beling Professor of Natural Sciences Tian-Xiao He has published:

- (With Leetsch C. Hsu and Xing Ron Ma) "On an extension of Riordan array and its application in the construction of convolution-type and Abel-type identities." European Journal of Combinatorics, 42 (2014), 112–134.

- (With Peter J. -S. Shiue) "Algorithms for enumeration problem of linear congruence modulo m as sum of restricted partition numbers." Frontiers of Mathematics in China, 10 (2015), no. 1, 69–89.

• Assistant Professor of Philosophy Emily Kelahan '05 presented "The Design Argument in Hume's Natural History of Religion" at the American Philosophy Association Eastern Division Annual Meeting, held Dec. 27-30 in Philadelphia.

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


Welcome New Employee

Dick Folse started Jan. 5 as director of Grants & Foundation Relations, replacing Carlo Robustelli.


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