Campus Weekly

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Sept. 28, 2015

Campus News

Family Family with Dog Sculpture Gets Permanent Home on Campus
The Family with Dog sculpture was dedicated as a gift to Illinois Wesleyan in memory of the late Roger Joslin, a longtime Illinois Wesleyan trustee.

MaKayla McPherson Theatre to Feature Midwestern Debut of Blown Youth
Blown Youth offers a twist on Shakespeare's Hamlet by putting a woman at the center. Performances will run Oct. 6-11.


• The Illinois Wesleyan men's soccer team was among collegiate men's teams to earn the 2014-15 National Soccer Coaches Association of America "College Team Academic Award".

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Through Oct. 1 –
Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Exhibits by Multimedia Artists Zachary Cahill and Emily Stokes

In honor of Banned Books Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 3), students in the Gateway class, Banned & Burned: Censorship & Silencing, have prepared exhibits on display in The Ames Library.

Monday, Sept. 28

12 p.m., Pillsbury Room, Memorial Center – Text Talks in the Pillsbury Room – Text Talks are a weekly gathering led by the University Chaplain for any students interested in reflection on and dialogue with interesting, inspiring, difficult, and/or demanding biblical texts.

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Non-org: Interested in Planning a 2017 May Term Travel Course?  – Experienced May Term travel course leaders will discuss lessons learned in planning their past trips. A list of important dates and deadlines will be available and there will be ample time for questions and answers.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Dr. Antonio Sotomayor: "The Sovereign Colony: Puerto Rico in the Olympic Movement" – Dr. Antonio Sotomayor, assistant professor and librarian for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will speak in a "Nation(s) Divided?" theme event.

4 p.m., Room 102, State Farm Hall – Workshop on Careers in Higher Education with Kevin Carey '13 – Kevin Carey ’13 serves as the assistant director of Student Life at Ball State University, where he primarily works with the fraternity and sorority community. Hosted by English honor society Sigma Tau Delta.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

12 p.m., E101, CNS – Academic Skills Series - Enhancing Note and Test Taking Skills

Mohamed2 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mohamed ElBaradei to Present Master Class – As part of the Stevenson Lecture Series, ElBaradei will present a master class before speaking at 7 p.m. at Illinois State University.

3 p.m., Eckley Quad, near Joslin Atrium – IWU Peace Garden Market – (Weather permitting) Selling a variety of fresh produce from the IWU Peace Garden.

4 p.m., Pfeiffer Hall lobby – The Fruit Mixer – The campus community is invited to a welcome-to-campus event for LGBTQQAIP+ people, hosted by Rainbow Floor, IWU Pride Alliance and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Lipstick Through Nov. 5, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Faculty Biennial and Spencer Sauter '70 Art Exhibits –  Work from School of Art faculty members Ian Carey, Connie Estep, Mark Genrich, Carmen Lozar, Sherilyn McElroy, Grace Sheese and Kevin Strandberg will be displayed in the Merwin Gallery. Sauter's exhibition, "Still Crazy After All of These Years," will be in Wakeley.

4 p.m., Basement / Fellowship Area, Evelyn Chapel  – ReligiosiTEA – Come to Evelyn Chapel for late afternoon coffee, cookies, and conversation about spiritual life and your questions about life and faith along with students from various religious and non-religious traditions.

6:30 p.m., Room 002, State Farm Hall – Documentary "Pelo Malo" (Bad Hair) - Viewing and Discussion – Assistant Professor of Music Adriana Ponce will lead a discussion immediately following the movie. Part of the International Film Series and a "Nation(s) Divided?" theme event. Due to copyright restrictions, this event is free and open to the IWU community only.

Friday, Oct. 2

3:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Adrian College – Live video at

6 p.m., E105, CNS – Faculty/Staff Night Out – Faculty & Staff Night Out is an opportunity for IWU faculty and staff to drop off their children for dinner and high-quality childcare provided at no cost by members of the service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. Pizza dinner will be provided. Email Anyssa Balcazar at with any questions.

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Spoken Word Poet Katie Wirsing

7 p.m., Ewing Manor, North Lawn (Rain location: Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall) – Wind Ensemble - First Outdoor Concert – The Wind Ensemble will perform outside at the Ewing Cultural Center in Bloomington as part of the “Music at the Manor” concert series.

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Simpson College – Live video at

Saturday, Oct. 3

10 a.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Lincoln Christian University

1 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Women's Soccer vs. Augustana College ("Pink Zone" Game) – Live video at

2 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

3:30 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Men's Soccer vs. Augustana College – Live video at

9 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – Rage for Red – Students are invited to join the men of FIJI for a night of music and fun on Eckley Quad in front of State Farm Hall. All proceeds will benefit Red Cross Disaster Relief. Sponsored by Phi Gamma Delta.

Sunday, Oct. 4

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Faculty Recital: Vadim Mazo, Violin and Eva Ferguson, Piano: Musical Bridges

6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Student Senate Meeting

Monday, Oct. 5

Lobby/Banner Decorating for Homecoming begins

12 p.m., Pillsbury Room, Memorial Center – Text Talks in the Pillsbury Room

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Meeting

Hart Career Center Programs For Students

Monday, Sept. 28

4-6 p.m. Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – IWU Internship Fair – Find out what great opportunities for internships exist for IWU students at our only on-campus event for all majors! Practice networking, make valuable connections, and learn about community resources. You won’t want to miss this great event. Visit for details.

KPMG LLP is on campus for internship interviews today.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

COUNTRY Financial wlll be on campus for practice interviews.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be on campus for internship interviews.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

1-4 p.m., Activities & Rec. Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign – UIUC Graduate School Fair – This University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign event is open to all students and the public. Admission is free for students and there is no pre-registration required to attend. Find more information.

KEB and United Way will be on campus for interviews.

Thursday, Oct., 1

3-7 p.m., UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt, Chicago – UIC Graduate School Fair This University of Illinois at Chicago event is free and open to all students. Register in advance. More information.

Friday, Oct., 2

12-1 p.m., Hart Career Center – Washington Semester Info Session – American University will hold an information session for students regarding interning for a semester in D.C. Interns are able to work with a wide variety of employers (federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, think-tanks, advocacy groups, and more) in Washington, D.C. Visit for more information. 


A Reminder about Aspiration and Chalking

Please do NOT chalk the bench ledge or the wall around Aspiration. The chalk is damaging the limestone bench seating around the fountain. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to chalk the sidewalks with your hopes and aspirations. Other campus sidewalks can be chalked for event and RSO promotions.

Health Insurance Program Meetings

Due to popular demand, we have decided to offer some additional Health Insurance Symposia. These meetings provide in-depth information on the new health insurance plan effective Jan. 1, 2016. The meetings primarily focus on how the different health insurance plans pay for your health care needs. There will also be a demonstration on how to use the BAS website.

• Wednesday, Sept. 30:
3-4 p.m. – Henning Room

• Thursday, Oct. 1:
9:30-10:30 a.m. – Henning Room

If you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss questions you may have regarding the new insurance, contact Londa Dunlap at ext. 3373 or Marie Giusti at ext. 3971.

New Campus Authentication Page

The authentication page to sign on to campus services is changing on Thursday, Oct. 1. The streamlined look will distinguish the authentication page from other campus web pages, but the way you use it will remain exactly the same: Log in with your NetID and password to access Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, OmniUpdate, and Moodle. If you're not sure whether or not you're in the right place, check the page URL ( Learn more

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May Term 2016

The 2016 May Term Catalog is now available online.

For those students who are interested in a travel course, please attend the May Term Travel Course Fair: 
Tuesday, Oct. 6
5-7 p.m.
Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center

Professors will be available at the fair to describe the travel courses in detail and to answer your questions.

The day after the Travel Fair (Oct. 7), application forms will be available online.

Please note: Completed applications for travel courses are due to the Mellon Center (3rd floor, CLA) by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Registration for May Term on-campus courses is Monday, Nov. 16.

Please note: the fee for an on-campus course is $600 and room and board fees may apply. Please see the May Term Catalog for specific details regarding these fees.

Faculty/Staff Bible Study

The IWU Faculty/Staff Bible Study will meet every Thursday at Evelyn Chapel (lower level) from 12:10-12:50 p.m. An interdenominational study in its 11th year here at Illinois Wesleyan, it is open to people of all faiths. We are a small group, and together we read through the Bible a chapter a week and then have an informal discussion that centers on life application of the readings. If you are interested in joining, please email David Kistner at

Give A Day

IWU has logged over 6,900 hours of service for the 2015-16 Give A Day Campaign. The Action Research Center is hosting Alternative Fall Break on Oct. 16 & 17. Explore the local West Bloomington community, learn about the amazing projects past IWU students have completed, and serve a growing, dynamic community! Get the application and details here. If you join us, you'll provide 15+ hours of service for the Give A Day Campaign!


See this week's specials in the Sodexo News Scoop or see the menu for the Faculty/Staff Lounge.

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Titans In The News

Chicago Tribune
Valerie Higgins '08, Fermilab's archivist and historian, has artwork on display in an employee art show at the Fermilab Art Gallery. (Free digital subscription required.)

WJBC Radio
The popular "Family With Dog" sculpture has found a permanent home on campus, dedicated in memory of former IWU trustee Roger Joslin by his family. Also in The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph
Adam LaVitola ’17 is getting a head start on his business career with his own online clothing line.

The Pantagraph

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the formal dedication of the Van Leer Memorial Chime Tower near Illinois Wesleyan's campus.

WJBC Radio
This year's Evergreen Cemetery Walk will include a portrayal of the adventuring Illinois Wesleyan University mathematics professor Harvey C. DeMotte, namesake of DeMotte Hall.

> More Titans in the News


• Assistant Dean of Students Matthew Damschroder successfully defended his dissertation, "The Essential Value of LGBT Resource Centers," on Friday, Sept. 25.  Matthew’s Ph.D. is from Illinois State University, Educational Administration and Foundations – Higher Education.

• Professor of Physics Linda French was featured in a blog on Women in Planetary Science.

• Director of Annual Giving Van Miller '04 and alumnus Scott Black '10 are among the Twenty Under 40 honorees who will be recognized at the Oct. 7 Leaders of Distinction event sponsored by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and The Pantagraph.

•  Brett Moore '10 is now assistant director of athletics communication for the University of Illinois.

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


In Sympathy

Emeritus Trustee John Goldrick died Sept. 22. Board of Trustees Chairman George Vinyard '71 and President Richard F. Wilson shared praise for his involvement. Also see his obituary.

The Rev. Chester (Chet) Sheldon '43, a former IWU trustee and Alumni Loyalty Award winner in 2009 along with his wife Helen, died July 29. A memorial service celebrating his life will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 in Evelyn Chapel. See his obituary.

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