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Campus Weekly

Oct. 24, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
LucyStudent-Designed Mural Tells Story of Joy and Struggle
Art major Lucy Sanchez designed and painted a mural entitled "La Lucha de Colores" ("The Struggle of Colors") for the Multicultural Center on campus.
CheckinRenovations Enhance Space for Health, Counseling Services
Recent renovations in Magill Hall have enhanced services in both Counseling and Consultation Services and Arnold Health Services.
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Titan Athletics
  • TommyThe Illinois Wesleyan women's tennis team finished in seventh place in the 2016 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championships on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Centre Court Athletic Club in Hanover Park, Ill.
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Monday, Oct. 24

12 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Interdisciplinary Opportunities in Spatial Analysis – An overview of ArcGIS will be presented by Assistant Professor of History Amanda Coles.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Religion Department Student-Faculty Colloquium – Stephanie Kirk of Washington University, St. Louis will speak on "Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: A Female Intellectual Confronts the Colonial Mexican Church."
Sponsored by the Religion Department and Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Employee Flu Shots – Flu shots are available to employees participating in the IWU health plan, with all costs covered through the plan. Dependents, age 18 years and older, are also eligible for a flu shot at no cost if they are covered by the IWU health plan. If dependents are not covered by the IWU plan, the cost is $30 and payable by check or cash (correct change required) at the time of the shot.

Please bring your BAS card with you so that the cost can be processed by the insurance company. You will be asked to complete a consent form before the flu shot will be administered.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Through Nov. 4 – Academic Advising for Spring 2017 and May Term


8 a.m., Hansen Student Center – Bone Marrow Donor Drive – Alpha Phi Omega urges members of the campus community to register to be a stem cell donor. Registration takes less than five minutes; a cheek swap will provide enough information to register you as a donor in the National Blood Bank. Donating stem cells can save the lives of people with deadly afflictions such as leukemia, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases.

11 a.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Advising and Registration Refresh – Can't remember what the difference between a category and a flag is? Have questions about what general education classes can overlap with major/minor/graduation requirements? Want to make sure you know the most efficient way to search for open classes? Curious about how to read a degree evaluation? Students are invited to the Advising and Registration Refresh for the answers to these questions and many more.

12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Writing 101: Crafting Strong Papers – Hosted by the Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs, students are welcome to attend any or all sessions. Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

Thursday, Oct. 27

3 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Farewell Reception for Chef Tylk – Sodexo invites the campus community to a reception to say goodbye to Mark Tylk, Executive Chef, who is being transferred to Lake Forest Academy in Chicago.



4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: IWU's Weekly Interfaith Dialogue

5:30 p.m., Pfeiffer and Munsell Halls – Trick or Treating in Pfeiffer and Munsell – Bring your families to campus to "Trick or Treat" in a safe environment, sponsored by the Office of Residential Life. There will be games and treats for children of all ages. Children will go door to door inside these residence halls collecting candy. Parking is located outside of Munsell Hall off of Main street or behind Gulick Hall. You do not need a permit to park in these lots after 5 p.m. There may also be some street parking outside of Pfeiffer on University Street.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "Departures" –

Presented by Assistant Professor of German, Russian and Asian Languages Jeremy Sather.

7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – 3D:  Women and Halloween: Empowering or Degrading? – Sexy cats, sexy nurses, and sexy baseball players: Why do some women lean toward dressing in a “sexy” manner for Halloween? Do these sexy costumes empower or degrade women? This is a Women’s Power, Women’s Justice theme event, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Student Composition Concert

Friday, Oct. 28

3:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Anderson University – Live streaming video at


7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. DePauw University – Live streaming video at

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Ensemble Annual Halloween Concert

Saturday, Oct. 29

10 a.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University

12 p.m., Maxwell Park, Normal – CCIW Cross Country Championships

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs. Elmhurst College – Live streaming video at

1 p.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving Illinois Wesleyan Halloween Invite

2 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Dominican University

4 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. North Central College

6:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. North Central College – Live streaming video at

Monday, Oct. 31

11 a.m.-1p.m., Atrium, CNS – Halloween Canned Food Drive – Come donate canned food on Halloween during the lunch hour. All cans collected will be delivered to Center For Hope Food Pantry right here in Bloomington-Normal. Sponsored by Mortar Board Honors Society.

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Sharing Honors Research" – Presented by University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian/Associate Professor Meg Miner and Scholarly Communications Librarian/Professor Stephanie Davis-Kahl.

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Hart Career Center
Wednesday, Oct. 26

Claiming Calling – Multifaith Discussion Series on Discovering your Life’s Work

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel
Students are invited to join the discussion regarding the idea of vocation or calling and examine their beliefs related to meaningful life and work. Lunch provided.


Allstate Apex Challenge Info Session

12-1 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium
Learn about the unique opportunity that Allstate presents each year. It's a wonderful opportunity for you to build your resume and gain real world experience.

Thursday, Oct. 27

BDO Info Session
6 p.m., 206 State Farm Hall

Join IWU alumni Tim Cross '04, Heidi Boos '08, Jessica Allhands '16, Emily Mecartney '15, and Angelo Catalano '14 for pizza. Bring your friends and your questions about working in auditing and internships at BDO. Sponsored by The Hart Career Center and The Accounting Society.

Friday, Oct. 28

Career Center Practice Interviews

Various times, Hart Career Center
Sign up for practice interviews with real professionals. Sign up soon through Titan Career Link to reserve your spot to improve your interviewing skills.

Deloitte will host interviews on campus.

Career Center
Titans In The News
The (Sun Prairie, Wis.) Star
Clarisse Tobia '14 composed the score of Fresco Opera’s “The Poe Requiem,” which premieres at the Madison Masonic Temple this month.
The Providence (R.I.) Journal
Emmy-winning actor Richard Jenkins '69 discussed his role as a CIA veteran with trust issues in the new Epix spy drama, Berlin Station. Also interviewed by Assignment X.
Chicago Tribune

Family legacy, including a brother and sister who went on to Illinois Wesleyan, set high standards for Marist High School football player Luke Bullington.

The Pantagraph
Columnist Bill Flick writes about harpist Ted Nichelson '93, who performed a restored gold harp while back in the Twin Cities from Hollywood.
Idaho County Free Press
Attorney Victoria Olds '88 was selected by the Second District Magistrate Commission to serve as magistrate judge for Lewis County, Idaho.
(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald

Elgin principal Steve Johnson '85, who is known for his involvement in summer reading, discussed his goal to raise "every child's trajectory."

More Titans in the News
  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding gave an Invited Talk at Lawrence University on Oct. 14, "Just Another Day at the Office: Faster-than-Light Imaging and Violations of Local Realism."

Faculty and Staff Safe Zone Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 16

11 a.m.-1 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a workshop addressing topics such as sexual orientation and gender identity development, LGBTQ+ terminology, best practices in the classroom and in programs, intervention strategies, practice scenarios, dialogue, and more. Whether you have attended Safe Zone before or are attending for the first time, we hope that this interactive and informative workshop will provide you a foundation of skills as well as expand your toolbox for supporting the LGBTQ+ community on campus.


Free lunch will be provided to participants and the spots are limited, so please RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 2 to secure your spot in the workshop.


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MEGA Recycling Event Nov. 5

GREENetwork Saturday, Nov. 5

8 a.m.-12 p.m., Hansen Student Center


The Ecology Action Center and Illinois Wesleyan University will host a Mega Recycling Event on America Recycles Day. Learn more.

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