News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


Oct. 1, 2012


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, 3 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Non-exempt staff are invited to a forum with the team representing the Higher Learning Commission, who are visiting campus as part of the evaluation process as Illinois Wesleyan seeks a 10-year reaccreditation.

• 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.

• Tuesday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., The Ames Library -- Volunteers will read from their favorite banned books during a Banned Books Week Read-Out.

• Tuesday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Exempt staff are invited to a forum with the reaccreditation team representing the Higher Learning Commission.

• Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Join students participating in Alternative Fall Break for a screening of the documentary The Line, followed by a group discussion about questions it evokes regarding poverty in America.

• Tuesday-Saturday, Oct. 2-6, 8 p.m., McPherson Theatre -- The School of Theatre Arts will present the play, A Shayna Maidel.

 Wednesday, Oct. 3 -- A Day of Native American Teachings, co-sponsored by Evelyn Chapel, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Department of Sociology & Anthropology. See details at right.

 Wednesday, Oct. 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center -- Hart Career Center will host the IWU Internship Fair, with more than 50 employers attending to discuss opportunities with students.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Alumnus William Powers '64 will speak at the School of Music Convocation, prior to performing a recital at 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 9 p.m., Tommy's, Hansen Student Center -- New York-based band Swear & Shake will perform.

 Friday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- The School of Music will host a student composition concert.

• Saturday, Oct. 6, CNS -- Illinois Wesleyan's chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta international English honor society will host its annual MUSE Undergraduate Literary Conference.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m., McPherson Theatre -- A matinee will mark the final performance of A Shayna Maidel.

• Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Adjunct instructor of harp Chen-yu Huang will perform a faculty recital.

Monday, Oct. 8 -- Admissions will host an open house.

Monday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m., CLA 105 -- University Chaplain Elyse Nelson-Winger will present "Syrophoenician Women Speak: Christian Feminist Theology for the 21st Century" at the Religion Department Colloquium.

Monday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., CNS C101 -- The Film "All My Girls" will open the German Fall Film Series, in connection with a visit by filmmaker Iris Gusner and sociologist Ursula Schroeter.

COMING SOON: Homecoming is Oct. 12-14.

Find more events on the new Campus Calendar.

Campus News

Wesleyan Announces 23 New Scholarships

Wesleyan Announces 23 New Scholarships
New named scholarships were announced at the 16th annual Scholarship Benefactor Dinner.

Brennan Receives NIH Grant for Sickle Cell Research

Brennan Receives NIH Grant for Sickle Cell Research
Wesleyan's Brian Brennan has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study possible treatments for sickle cell disease.

ARC Students Engage With Community

ARC Students Engage With Community
Ten Illinois Wesleyan students had an active summer interning and making contributions to the local community through the Action Research Center.

LaLonde '14 to Launch Tool Library

LaLonde '14 to Launch Tool Library
Matt LaLonde '14 is launching a Tool Library for the Bloomington-Normal area, to lend home repair and gardening tools to residents at no charge.


• See Titan Athletics on Live Video by following the "watch" link when games are scheduled. Upcoming games include:
- Volleyball vs. North Park at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3
- Homecoming Titan Games at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct.12
- Football vs. Carthage at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13

> Find highlights at


Students Work to

Students Work to "Take Back the Tap"
Students are leading a campaign to reduce the use of plastic water bottles on campus by offering refillable containers and hydration stations.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Fall Health Screenings

Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30-9 a.m.
Henning Room, Memorial Center

Employees of Illinois Wesleyan who are participants in the health insurance plan are eligible for screenings of cholesterol, blood lipids, metabolic panel, iron & PSA.

If you would like to participate, reserve a space by calling Wellness at ext. 3334 no later than Friday, Oct. 9. More information.

A Day of Native American Teachings

Medicine Wheel Teachings with Carol Lakota Eastin
9-9:50 a.m., Shaw 205
Learn about the significance of the medicine wheel in Native American cosmology and make your own, based on Lakota tradition.

Gifts of the Animals: A 'First Wednesday' Chapel
11 a.m., Evelyn Chapel
A gathering of words, music and ritual will celebrate the close kinship that Native Americans have with their four-legged, winged, swimming and crawling relatives.

Spirit Fire
6-8 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle
Highlighting the knowledge held by Native American fire-keepers, participants will learn the components of a sacred fire, the significance of the seven directions, and how fires are used in Native American ceremonies. A pipe ceremony will conclude the evening.

The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

Reminder: A signed copy of the DCFS form now required under the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act is due to your supervisor or department chair today (Monday, Oct. 1).


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

Titans In The News

WJBC Radio
When construction is completed next fall, Illinois Wesleyan students will have the option of apartment style living with the amenities of on-campus housing.

> 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

Facebook twitter RSS YouTube

Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, assistant director for electronic communications. To submit items of interest, or to unsubscribe, e-mail