News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


Nov. 19, 2012


• Monday, Nov. 19, 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- At the Faculty Non-Org, Assistant Professor of Music and Joseph Plazak and adjunct faculty member Joy Doran will discuss their Action Research Center associate grant, "The MusicShare Initiative."

• Thanksgiving Recess: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 through 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26.

• Monday, Nov. 26, 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- At the Faculty Non-Org, faculty members will chronicle human rights initiatives on campus during the fall semester, and share ideas regarding the possible establishment of a Center for Human Rights and Social Justice.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


Mapping Tools

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 12 p.m.
Davidson Room, Memorial Center

Whether you're planning an excursion, getting driving directions or remapping Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union, you'll find some fascinating and incredibly efficient tools available on your computers or mobile devices. Join Rick and Patrick as they re-visit this topic for their November Show and Tell.

Most modern smartphones and digital cameras now allow you to sort your pictures by location on a map. Bring your laptops, mobile devices and cameras to the Davidson Room on Tuesday at noon and try it out for yourself.

Reminder: Founders' Day Convocation on Feb. 27

As you plan for the spring semester, please note the changed date for Founders' Day Convocation on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Lane Closure

Due to water main work related to construction of The Gates, Empire Street has been reduced to one lane between Evans and McLean Street; the north side of the intersections at Evans and McLean will be closed through Monday, Dec. 3.

Campus News

Wesleyan Honored for Student Activities, Leadership Programs

Wesleyan Honored for Student Activities, Leadership Programs
The office that serves as a resource for campus programming, student organizations and leadership development has received a Small Campus Programming Organization of the Year Award for 2012.


• See Titan Athletics on Live Video by following the "watch" link when events are scheduled. Upcoming events include men's basketball vs. Illinois College at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, and the women's basketball game (at either 1 or 3 p.m. for the consolation or championship) on Sunday, Nov. 25 during the Frontier Titan Tip-Off Classic.

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Cell Phone Recycling for Charities

Normal Gadgets in Bloomington has teamed up with Countering Domestic Violence/Neville House and Cell Phones For Soldiers to accept gently used and broken cell phones as donations.

By donating to Normal Gadgets, Twin City residents can provide safe, accessible phones for those in need and for troops that want the precious connection to loved ones back home. Residents can donate their phones to Normal Gadgets at
2103 North Veterans Parkway, Suite 112, Bloomington.

Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and responsibly recycled to reclaim materials. 

For more information, visit the GREENetwork blog.

Health Bites


3rd Annual Cookie Bakeoff

Friday, Dec. 7
12-1 p.m.
Hansen Center Court

The Wellness program is sponsoring another a cookie event this holiday season, because being "well" includes having fun and indulging occasionally!

To enter the Cookie Bakeoff, please contact Wellness no later than Monday, Dec. 3. Find more information, including categories and entry guidelines.


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

Titans In The News

Lincoln scholar, R. Forrest Colwell Professor of American Literature Robert C. Bray, gave his take on Spielberg's new biopic. Also in The Pantagraph.

WLFI TV (West Lafayette, Ind.)
Drawing on his background as a medical doctor, Rep. Tim Brown '78 (R-Crawfordsville) will be the next chairman of Indiana's state Ways and Means Committee.

> 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: $ 104.3 million

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