Don't let this period of "social distancing" stop you from connecting with each other and participating in clubs and other organizations through online means, such as Google Hangouts and Zoom. Now is the time to be innovative – Together we can keep the Titan spirit alive.
Illinois Wesleyan Things to Do
Looking for something to do from the comfort of your home? Learn what organizations, departments, and offices are providing for you.
ReligiosiTEA | Wednesdays at 4 PM Bring a mug of tea or a snack, find a comfy spot to sit down, and join your interfaith friends for virtual ReligiosiTEA gatherings! ReligiosiTEA is a weekly program hosted by IWU Interfaith and the Office of Multifaith Engagement exploring diverse topics related to religion, spirituality, and interfaith cooperation. IWU community members from all worldviews and faith backgrounds are welcome! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date information on our weekly topics and links to join the chat, or contact OME@iwu.edu with questions.
Next Opportunity: March 25: “Every day is a new story” Unpacking the ways we each stay resilient in the face of constantly changing news stories. Link to join the chat: meet.google.com/jnz-tcve-ari.
Self Care Mondays | Time TBD A casual space to relax, unwind, and reflect in the company of peers. Hosted by Multifaith Ambassadors and the Office of Multifaith Engagement. More information to come.
Do Good Leadership Series Join the Office of Student Involvement as we explore what it means to be a leader who is self-reflective, lives according to their values, and knows how to utilize their unique strengths. This self-paced, online experience will begin March 26 and is open to all IWU students. To register, click here. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Jordan Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Student Senate Virtual General Assembly Meetings Student Senate GA meetings are open to the student body. Join the Google Hangout to stay up to date on what is happening at IWU and stay connected with peers. The next Meeting is on Sunday, April 5 at 6:00 PM CST.
Campus Activities Board Opportunities Follow the Illinois Wesleyan Campus Activities Board for updates regarding future program and engagement on Instagram and Facebook.
Registered Student Organizations RSOs can stay engaged with one another and the campus community through technology! Now is a great time to work on your RSO's social media and plan a virtual meeting with your Registered Student Organization. Click here for some tools and tips for hosting virtual meetings.
Be Part of Illinois Wesleyan History & Share Your Thoughts
Illinois Wesleyan University's archives is creating a digital record of IWU community members' (students, staff, faculty and alumni) experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.
Career Connection & Workshops The Hart Career Center will host virtual career programs/workshops on how to navigate the job/internship search during this current situation. We will also host several virtual programs with alumni and employers. Stay tuned for details. You can connect with a Hart Career Center staff member for a phone or video appointment through your Handshake account at iwu.joinhandshake.com/appointments. You should also check Handshake for job and internship opportunities. Visit here for more information. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @iwucareercenter for regular updates on a variety of career related topics. Be sure to also check out our website at iwu.edu/career-center for online resources including a career assessment program, video interview tool, and many more.
“Job & Internship Searching During COVID-19” | Monday, March 30th | 6 PM This program will provide advice on how to conduct an effective internship or job search in the current challenging times. Get your questions answered.
“Job and Internship Searching During COVID-19” | Wednesday, April 1st | 11 AM This program will provide advice on how to conduct an effective internship or job search in the current challenging times. Get your questions answered.
“Environmental and Social Impact Consulting Careers" | Friday, April 3rd | 12:15 PM John Haugen ‘06, Founder and Principal of Third Partners presents "Doing good, doing well" – what does that even mean? Hear from a sustainability and impact consultant that works with organizations of all types to identify ways to improve environmental and social impacts. John Haugen '06 will walk through some samples of his sustainability advisory work with Fortune 500 companies and leading nonprofits.
“Starcom Worldwide: Advertising Virtual Information Session” | Wednesday, April 8th | 11 AM Join Starcom Worldwide’s College Recruiter, Kate Rinnan, to hear more about the everchanging Advertising Industry and WARC 2020’s Agency of the Year.
Community & Volunteer Opportunities
Learn about opportunities within our local community to support.
McLean County GRID IWU Action Research Center is maintaining this Facebook group with opportunities with local non-profits.
Feed BloNo Kids Organizing and coordinating with local community leaders & businesses to ensure the children of Bloomington-Normal do not go hungry during this time of crisis. They will be serving free hamburgers and hotdogs everyday that school is out so that our children can eat.
Food Options & Access
Locate options for food resources and options, as well as resources for cooking at-home.
BN Prepared If you’re in town, here is a list of Bloomington-Normal restaurants open for carryout, delivery, or curbside pickup.
School Street Food Pantry If you are in need of food, the School Street Food Pantry on Illinois State University’s campus is open to all IWU, ISU, and Heartland students on Fridays from 4-6 PM
Ideas for Recreation & Wellness
Thrive as a faculty, staff, or student by engaging in self-care through an at-home workout, relaxation activities, and more.
Check out these sites to go on virtual tours of museums, watch concerts, or learn a new language.
Lunch Doodles Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together.
Tours Experience the best museums from NYC to France to Austria in the comfort of your own home.
Concerts Interested in music and enjoy attending concerts? Check out this daily list of free concerts from some of your favorite performers and musicians.
Duolingo Practice and learn a new language through the free services of this website!
Social Media Engagement
Follow Illinois Wesleyan University social media for the latest updates and announcements.
We miss having all of our Titans on campus, so we’d love to see photos or videos from your “remote instruction” space. Whether you’re participating in an online class via video conference, practicing a recital or performance, working on a project, etc., please consider tagging Illinois Wesleyan (il_wesleyan on Instagram and Twitter, and @illinoiswesleyan on Facebook).