News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


Nov. 26, 2012


Monday, Nov. 26

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center — 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

• 4 p.m., Hansen Student Center — Window & Mirrors Exhibit Opening Reception — Readings of Afghan poetry, a multimedia presentation and refreshments will mark the opening of the traveling mural exhibit, "Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan."

• 7 p.m.-midnight, Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library — Epic Film The Mahabharata — The Classics Club invites the campus community to an Ides of November screening of The Mahabharata. The film will be shown in its entirety (in English, five hours with two intermissions) and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, Nov. 29

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library — International Film SeriesThe Seventh Seal (1957, in Swedish with English subtitles) will be shown, introduced by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Emily Kelahan.

Friday, Nov. 30

• 4 p.m., CNS C101 — Natural Science Colloquium — Jennifer Paulhus of Grinnell College will present "The abc-Conjecture: A Snapshot of the World of Pure Mathematics."

• 7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East St., Bloomington) — Opera: The Magic Flute — The Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra will accompany Illinois Wesleyan opera singers.

• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center — Undercover XXI — The Office of Student Activities will sponsor its biennial student music competition.

Saturday, Dec. 1

• 8:30-11:30 a.m., Young Main Lounge and Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center — Making Human Rights Real Workshop — Participants in the courses in the Making Human Rights Real cluster will meet to share what they have learned about human rights and social justice throughout the semester in their individual courses.

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall — Improvisation Concert

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall — Student Composition Concert

Sunday, Dec. 2

• 1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall — Percussion Ensemble Concert

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall — Chamber Music Recital

• 5 p.m., Evelyn Chapel — Wesleyan Consort — Wesleyan's early music ensemble will perform.

• 8 p.m., Evelyn Chapel — Light the Night: A Multicultural Celebration of the Season of Light — A service celebrating the stories, songs and meaning of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa will be followed by the lighting of campus and a reception at the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building atrium.

Monday, Dec. 3

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center — Faculty Non-Org — Director of Grants and Foundation Relations Carlo Robustelli will offer resources to help faculty successfully apply for National Science Foundation grants.

• 4 p.m., CLA 205 — Religion Department Colloquium — Senior research projects will be presented.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library — Monty Python's Life of Bryan — The Classics Club and Greek and Roman Studies will host the last in its series of Roman-themed movies this semester.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


Project Party: Make a Gift for the Holiday Luncheon Giveaway

Friday, Nov. 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Turfler Room, Memorial Center

"Crafty" faculty or staff are invited by the Recognition Committee to consider making a homemade item to add to the annual IWU Holiday Luncheon Gift Giveaway. Bring your gift, in any stage of progress, and enjoy refreshments, music, and a supportive environment in this celebration of creativity as we prepare our gifts for the upcoming luncheon. Contact Missy Smock at or ext. 3334 for more details and to sign up.

United Way Reminder

Although the deadline for this year's United Way Campaign has passed, we can always accept your pledges. At this point, we have reached about 75 percent of our goal. Thank you again to all those who have contributed to the campaign this year.

Thank you for your support,
The IWU United Way Committee

Student Senate

Please join Student Affairs in congratulating Brexton Isaacs '15 and Kent Larson '14 as the new Student Senate president and vice president. They will provide outstanding leadership for Senate beginning in January.

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 streets; the north side of the intersections at Evans and McLean will be closed through Monday, Dec. 3.

Campus News

Illinois Wesleyan, Chinese University Forge Scholarly Exchange

Illinois Wesleyan, Chinese University Forge Scholarly Exchange
China's Beijing Union University and Illinois Wesleyan will conduct faculty exchanges and collaborate on scholarly research under a new agreement between the institutions.


Traveling Exhibit Explores Afghanistan
The traveling mural exhibit, "Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan," will be on display this week in the Hansen Student Center.


• See Titan Athletics on Live Video by following the "watch" link when events are scheduled. Upcoming events include:
- men's basketball vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27
- women's basketball vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28
- women's basketball vs. the University of Chicago at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

> Find more highlights at



Locally Funded Hazardous Waste Collection a Success

The Ecology Action Center announced that the Sept. 29 Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Interstate Center in Bloomington drew an unprecedented 1,951 cars carrying the wastes of nearly 3,000 area households and disposed of 161,640 pounds of hazardous waste materials. Members of the Illinois Wesleyan community, including Environmental Studies students, were among the volunteers.

This was the first Household Hazardous Waste event in McLean County to be funded completely by local resources. The Ecology Action Center led fundraising efforts for this private/public partnership, ultimately raising $143,079 to cover the full costs of the effort. Read more.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.

Health Bites

Wellness — Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Cookie Bakeoff

Friday, Dec. 7
12-1 p.m.
Hansen Center Court
(Entry deadline is Monday, Dec. 3)

On-Site Digital Mammography

Wednesday, Dec. 12
Call Wellness at ext. 3334 for an appointment.


Korey Williams '12 had five poems accepted for publication in Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry.  

One World Symphony, under the guidance of composer-conductor Sung Jin Hong '97, performed the world premiere of his composition The Architect to a sold-out house at Florence Gould Hall in Manhattan.
Read a review or see a video clip from the concert in New York City.

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

Titans In The News

• National Geographic
An "On Assignment" video features Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr and his discovery of new species in the Pui Pui Protected Forest in Peru.

• The Pantagraph
The Nov. 17 MegaRecycling Event at Illinois Wesleyan drew an estimated double the number of participants compared to last year. Also featured on WMBD/WYZZ TV.

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


Welcome New Employee

Shireen Schrock started Nov. 15 as assistant director of Grants and Foundation Relations, replacing John Patrick Workman.

In Sympathy

Professor Jonathan Dey, who joined IWU in 1975 and was named the Miner Linnaeus Sherff Professor of Botany in 1990, died Nov. 19. A commemorative event is tentatively planned for next semester.

Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $ 105 million

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