Alumni Networking Pays Off for Students In Internships
Students benefit from alumni who give back to IWU by helping a new generation of Titans get started in their careers.
Investment Club Members Attend Global Asset Conference
Illinois Wesleyan students heard perceptions from renowned finance experts at the recent Global Asset Management Education Forum in New York City.
Music Students' Talents Showcased
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the School of Music, students were invited to share their talents in special ways – including three one-act operas penned, directed and performed by students.
Spanish Immersion School Brings New Opportunities to Area Children
This summer, Illinois Wesleyan will offer a Saturday program aimed at promoting early second language acquisition.
• Senior Tony Albano was the individual medalist and the Illinois Wesleyan men's golf team claimed the team title in the 20-team IWU Invitational, concluded on Saturday, April 4, at Normal's Ironwood Golf Course.
• A total of eight first place finishes led the Illinois Wesleyan women's track team to the title of the nine-team 2015 DePauw Outdoor Invitational at Blackstock Stadium in Greencastle, Ind., on Saturday, April 4.
• Head men's basketball coach Ron Rose was selected as co-winner of the Division III "Coach of the Year Award" for the state by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, marking his sixth straight year as either a winner or co-winner of the honor.
> Find more highlights at www.iwusports.com.
Hart Career Center Programs This Week
Monday, April 6
• 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dugout – One Stop Shop – Stop by the table in the Dugout to learn more about the Hart Career Center. Ask questions, make appointments, get your Titan CareerLink set up and more.
Wednesday, April 8
• Employer Coyote Logistics will be on campus for interviews.
Monday, April 6
• (Through April 15) Registration for Fall 2015
• (Through April 21) Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – BFA/BA Senior Art Exhibitions
• 2 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – "Representations of Lincoln's Assassination" - Discussion With "Lincoln in Limbo" Author and Cast
• 4 p.m., Davidson Room – Faculty Meeting
• 7 p.m., the Normal Theater, 209 W. North Street, Normal – "Speaking in Tongues" – A free showing of the film "Speaking in Tongues," about four children on a journey to become bilingual, will be co-sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Studies. This is a follow-up to the October 2014 "Dual Language Education Summit" town meeting on dual immersion in our local schools held at Illinois Wesleyan. The event aims to promote a community-wide conversation about the potential benefits of dual language education for Bloomington/Normal.
• 7:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Lincoln in Limbo – The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, an equity company, will perform the play written by Professor Emeritus Bob Bray.
Tuesday, April 7
• 4 p.m., Sanctuary, Evelyn Chapel – Reading and Discussion of Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit" – Multifaith Ambassador Aaron Woodstein '15 will direct a staged reading of Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit," followed by an audience and panel discussion with Assistant Professor of Philosophy Mark Criley, former IWU Chaplain Bill White, and current Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger regarding Sartre's enduring work for religious and non-religious communities and thinkers alike.
• 6 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Senior Dinner
• 7:30 p.m., C101, CNS – Corporate Accountability – What is corporate accountability? Why is it necessary? How can entrepreneurs be profitable in a globalized economy while still upholding basic human rights? To find the answers to these questions and more, join IWU Amnesty International and professional business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi in listening to our guest speaker Katie Shay. Shay is a human rights lawyer, a graduate of the Georgetown Law Center and currently serves as legal and policy coordinator for the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable in Washington, DC.
• 8 p.m., McPherson Theatre – "Losing It" - Faculty Choreographed Dance Concert 2015 – Performances continue nightly through Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
• 8 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Chamber Singers Concert
Wednesday, April 8
• 11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Honors Convocation
• 12 p.m., E101, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Survival Tips for Finals
• 4 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs. Augustana
• 5 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. North Park University – Live video at www.iwu.edu/livesports
Thursday, April 9
• 12:10 p.m., Fifer Courtroom, McLean County Museum of History, 200 N. Main St., Bloomington – Lunch and Learn: Prof. Dan Terkla on 12th- and 13th-Century World Maps
• 4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA - Reflections on a Visit to Auschwitz – Opening with Jewish prayer practices. A student will offer reflections from her recent visit to Auschwitz.
• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series – "Anna Karenina" (2012, UK), presented by Isaac Funk Professor of German and Russian and Co-director of International Studies Marina Balina.
• 8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Faculty Recital: Roger Garret, clarinet
Friday, April 10
• Through Saturday, April 11 – German Undergraduate Research Conference
• Through Saturday, April 11 – Titan Weekend – This weekend event is an opportunity for prospective students to experience life as an Illinois Wesleyan student.
• 4 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Faculty Colloquium – Assistant Professor of Music Tim Pitchford will present "The Art of Communication Between Members of a Jazz Quartet: A Live Interactive Performance."
• 7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts – Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra Concert & Choral Ensembles
• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Hip-Hop Violinist Damien Escobar
Saturday, April 11
• Ironwood Golf Course, Normal, Ill. – Women's Golf - Illinois Wesleyan Spring Fling
• 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Shirk Center – Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Fair
• 10 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs. Carthage
• 11 a.m., Evelyn Chapel – Senior Recital: Maddie Mueller, soprano & Katelyn Fink, soprano
• 1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Elmhurst – Live video at www.iwu.edu/livesports
• 1 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Washington University - St. Louis (doubleheader)
• 1 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Millikin University (doubleheader)
• 1 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Senior Recital: Rebecca Buechel, mezzo-soprano
• 3 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Junior Recital: Megan Callison, soprano & Cortlin Presley, soprano
• 5 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Senior Recital: Lauren Shafer, soprano
• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Ensemble & Combos
• 8 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Interfaith Film: Of Gods and Men – Join IWU Interfaith and French & Francophone Studies in watching the internationally acclaimed film, "Of Gods and Men," a 2010 French film directed by Xavier Beauvois, about the relationship between Trappist monks and the local Muslim population. Popcorn will be provided, and discussion will follow the film.
Sunday, April 12
• Ironwood Golf Course, Normal – Women's Golf - Illinois Wesleyan Spring Fling
• 1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Senior Recital: Luke McLoughlin, composition
• 2 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – Holi on the Quad – The second Annual Holi on the Quad is sponsored by Student Senate and South Asian Student Association. Come celebrate the South Asian festival of colors! Holi celebrates the coming of spring, the triumph of good, and equality among humans. Wear white! There will be FREE FOOD!
• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Senior Recital: Natalie Hoijer, flute
• 5:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Senior Recital: Jacklyn Klimczak, soprano
• 6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Student Senate Meeting
• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Percussion Ensemble with Normal Community West High School Recital
Monday, April 13
• 4 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Readings by 2015 IWU Creative Writing Award Winners – Award recipients Olivia Anderson '15, Erica Kucharski '15, and Nunzia Martino '16 will read from their work.
> Find more on the University's Events Calendar.
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 Verde Independent (Arizona)
First-year Band Director Stan Dulkoski '13 has put academic rigor back into the classroom at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, Arizona. He joined a fellow alum at the school, its theatre director James Ball '07.
A new play, "Lincoln in Limbo," written by emeritus professor Robert Bray, is being staged by Chicago's The Shakespeare Project 150 Easter weekends after the assassination events it dramatizes.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette
Harvey Hodges '49 credits music with saving his life during World War II. He then studied music at Illinois Wesleyan and had a long career with School Music Service in Champaign.
(Des Plaines) Journal & Topics
Frank Mirandola '02, boys track and field head coach at Prospect High School, cited the advice of former IWU president Minor Myers jr. in a featured Q & A.
> More Titans in the News
• Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke gave a paper at the Midwest Sociological Society meeting (March 25-29, 2015) called "The State of Research on Color-Blind Racism: Established Ground and New Frontiers," and her first book, Racial Ambivalence in Diverse Communities was featured on a book panel.
Burke also supervised Sen (Jules) Wang '15, who did a poster presentation on his paper, "Desirable as a Man? Hegemonic Masculinity and Asian American Gayness."
• Assistant Professor of Nursing Brenda Lessen and two colleagues have published "Establishing Intervention Fidelity of an Oral Motor Intervention for Preterm Infants" in the March/April 2015 edition of Neonatal Network. This original research study was done with IWU honors student Clare Goebel Morello '10, who is now an RN in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Chicago and pursuing her doctorate at the University of Illinois at Chicago to become a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
• Assistant Professor of Music Adriana Ponce delivered a guest talk entitled "Convergence, Digression, Circularity and Transformation as Elements of Romantic Form in Chopin" as part of the Carrigan Music Theory Lecture Series at the University of Michigan on March 26.
• Assistant Professor of English Molly Robey will present "Domesticating Palestine: Biblical Geography and the American Woman's Home" as part of the Geography/Geology/Geohydrology Explorations and Observations (GGGEO) series at Illinois State University. See details.
• Assistant Professor and Science Librarian Crystal Boyce has had her research, "Secret Shopping as User Assessment Tool," accepted as a poster session for the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco, June 2015. Fewer than half the submissions were accepted.
• Tripp Burton '04 will direct "The Man Who Came to Dinner" at Theatre of Western Springs in Western Springs, Illinois.
• Rachel Harper '94 was awarded a William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence at the University of Missouri, where she is director of the Writing Center and a member of the Honors Humanities faculty in the Honors College.
• Melanie Keller '97 is a member of Signal Ensemble Theatre and is directing its Chicago premiere of The Drowning Girls.
> Find faculty publications and research and creative activity on the University website or Digital Commons @ IWU.
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