News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


Sept. 24, 2012


• Through Friday, Sept. 28 -- Illinois Wesleyan is celebrating Sophomore Week

• Wednesday, Sept. 26
, 3-5 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center -- Hart Career Center will host a Majors & Minors Fair. 

• Wednesday, Sept. 26
, 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Germán Zarate-Durier, director of the office of mission and service for the Presbyterian Church of Colombia, will present "Colombia's 5 million Internal Refugees: Land Loss and Human Rights Violations," sponsored by the Diplomatic and Latin American Studies Team of the International Studies Program.

• Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- The film, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (PBS), will be shown to honor the 50th Anniversary of Carson's book, Silent Spring. Sponsored by IWU Sierra Student Coalition and the Environmental Studies Program. 

• Friday-Sunday, Sept. 28-30 -- Illinois Wesleyan will host Family Weekend.

• Friday, Sept. 28
, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts  (600 N. East St., Bloomington) – The Wind Ensemble will perform.

• Friday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Mentalist Christopher Carter will entertain. 

• Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Mission IMPROVable will perform. 

• Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- The Illinois Wesleyan School of Music will present a Concert of Slavic Music.

• Monday, Oct. 1, 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- At the Faculty Non-Org, Associate Professor of English and Writing Program Director Mary-Ann Bushman will provide an update on the most recent assessment of student writing. Faculty are invited to discuss their department's efforts to devise a rubric for their own students' work.

• Monday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Classics Club and Greek and Roman Studies will present "Spartacus" as part of its Roman Movie Extravaganza. 

Find more events on the new Campus Calendar


For Resource 25 Users

There are two screencasts available to assist you in making online room reservations. 

If you are new to Resource 25, "Getting Started in R25" explains the process of making online room reservation requests.

Once you know how to make reservations, "Navigating R25" explains the R25 calendar and how to check the availability of spaces as well as find out what features are in each space. Even if you have been making reservations for awhile, this has very helpful information.

Campus News

Burke's New Book Explores Difficult Dialogue on Race

Burke's New Book Explores Difficult Dialogue on Race
In a new book, Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke grapples with the continuing struggle for dialogue about race and racism.

Zimmerman Celebrates 60 Years in Saxophone

Zimmerman Celebrates 60 Years in Saxophone
Wesleyan's Keith Zimmerman, who believes "you teach through music, you don't teach music," is celebrating 60 years playing the saxophone.


• Illinois Wesleyan has announced that it will add the intercollegiate sport of lacrosse with a men's team beginning competition in the spring of 2014 and a women's team the following spring.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

McLean County residents may bring household hazardous wastes for disposal:

Saturday, Sept. 29
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Interstate Center, 2301 W. Market St., Bloomington.

Proof of residency is required. Visit the Ecology Action Center for more information. 

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


• Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke published "Discursive Fault Lines: Reproducing White Habitus in a Racially Diverse Community" inCritical Sociology Vol. 38(5): September 2012.

• Professor and Chair of Physics Linda French has been elected to a two-year term on the Committee of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society.

• Sculptures by Timothy Garvey, recently retired professor of art history, will be featured at the Water Street Gallery in Douglas, Mich., in the "Mixed Messages" exhibit, from Oct. 6-31.

• Musicians from One World Symphony, led by Sung Jin Hong '97, performed in a flash mob at Whole Foods near Lincoln Center in Manhattan, serenading shoppers with selections fromCarmen

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

Titans In The News

National Geographic Weekend
Wesleyan's Edgar Lehr talked about his discovery of eight new frog species in the protected Pui Pui Forest of Peru. Hear his radio segment.

Battle Creek Enquirer

Battle Creek native and Illinois Wesleyan professor Meghan Burke explores the struggle for dialogue about race in her new book.

The Wall Street Journal
"Ravishing soprano Dawn Upshaw," class of 1982, gave new life to a Henryk Gorecki symphony. 

Morris Daily Herald
Former Illinois Wesleyan professor D. Paul Miller is still "good as gold" at 95 years old.

See more media reports about Illinois Wesleyan and its students, faculty, staff and alumni.


Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $ 103 million 

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