Inauguration of Eric R. Jensen

Thursday, March 31 - Saturday, April 2

Thursday, March 31

Art Exhibit: “Instrument”

Artist Mark Genrich '83 thinks of the process of creating art as inventing, and his art has been described as elegant engineering. “Instrument” incorporates both mechanical and musical elements.

Gallery hours

Thursday until 7 pm
Friday until 5:30 pm
Saturday until 6 pm

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Ames School of Art

Annual Student Senate “Do Good” Speaker: Juan Salgado '91

President and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino and recent MacArthur Fellow, Salgado works to help immigrants overcome barriers to success in the workplace and build the human capital of their communities. The title of Salgado's address is: "The World Needs You."
Learn more.

7 pm

Hansen Student Center

Reception immediately following


Friday, April 1

Alumni Showcase Events

Notable alumni from Hollywood to Wall Street will share their stories: Kevin Dunn '77, Carlina Tapia-Ruano '77, Dave Kindred '63, Demetria Kalodimos '81, Stephen Ondra '80 and Marcus Dunlop '08.
More about the showcase.

1 pm - 2 pm

Center Court, Hansen Student Center

The Liberal Arts in the 21st Century:  A Spotlight on Collaborative Engagement

Artistic and scholarly sessions will focus on how the collaborative process adds value to an Illinois Wesleyan liberal arts experience.
2:15 pm - 4 pm

Case Study Room (102),  State Farm Hall

Unlicensed Syncopation Concert

Unlicensed Syncopation is a vocal ensemble that performs jazz and other contemporary music styles.
8 pm

Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall


Saturday, April 2

The Liberal Arts in the 21st Century:  A Spotlight on Collaborative Engagement

Artistic and Scholarly Sessions
9 am - 11 am

Case Study Room (102), State Farm Hall

Delegate Registration

11 am - 1 pm

Main Entry, Shirk Center

Platform Party and Delegates Luncheon

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Niepagen Room, Shirk Center


Robing and Run-through for Platform Party and Delegates 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Shirk Center Performance Arena

Investiture Ceremony

2 pm - 3:30 pm

Shirk Center Performance Arena

The ceremony will be live streamed

Inaugural Celebration:  Backyard Barbecue and Bluegrass

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Shirk Center Activity Gym