News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


Nov. 5, 2012


• Monday, Nov. 5, 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Professor of History Michael Weis will present details on his Action Research Center project, "Senior Citizen Oral History Interviews," at the Faculty Non-Org.

Monday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Classics Club and Greek and Roman Studies will screen the film La Vita E Bella.

• Tuesday, Nov. 6, 4 p.m., Room 218, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- A lecture by artist Art Werger will be followed at 5 p.m. by an opening reception in the galleries for new art exhibitions, Werger's prints and a collection of ceramic sculptures.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m., Evelyn Chapel -- The campus community is invited to listen to wisdom from the world's religious traditions calling for ecological reverence and justice at "The Green Rule: a First Wednesday Chapel."

• Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- The Hunger Banquet will raise awareness about food inequality worldwide.

 Thursday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Hispanic Studies honor society Sigma Delta Pi will sponsor a workshop, "Understanding the Daily Life of Undocumented Youth," presented by Roberto Gonzales of the University of Chicago.

 Thursday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Compositions and performances by guests and by Illinois Wesleyan faculty will highlight the New Music Café.

• Friday, Nov. 9, 4 p.m., CNS C101 -- Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr will present the Faculty Colloquium, "Herping in the Mist: In Search of Amphibians and Reptiles in Cloud Forests of Peru."

• Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East St., Bloomington) -- The Wind Ensemble will perform.

• Saturday, Nov. 10 -- Admissions will host an Open House.

• Saturday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel -- The Liber Ensemble will perform, followed by a reception to celebrate the release of the ensemble's latest CD, Crowned with Laurel.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 p.m., Shirk Center -- Comedian Judah Friedlander, best known from NBC's 30 Rock, will entertain. Comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates will be the opening act.

Monday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- The International Studies Russian and East European Studies Team and Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures will screen the film, The Other Sky.

Monday, Nov. 12, 7-8 p.m., Titan Room, Memorial Center -- MALANA students are invited to an information session to learn about the Summer Enrichment Program, presented by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

Monday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m., McPherson Theatre -- The School of Theatre Arts will open performances of 9 to 5 the musical.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


Hansen Student Center Lot Reserved on Election Day

The Hansen Student Center will be a polling place on Election Day. To accommodate an expected large turnout of voters, the University has been asked to set aside the Hansen Student Center parking lot. Alternative parking spaces should be available in the lots at the Welcome Center, Evelyn Chapel and behind Theta Chi, which is off of Horenberger Drive. The recently completed lot behind the President's House along McLean Street will also be available.

Upcoming Lane Closings

Due to water main work related to construction of The Gates, the south half of Empire Street will be barricaded and westbound traffic reduced to one lane between Evans and McLean streets from Monday, Nov. 12 through Monday, Nov. 19. The closure will include the south side of the intersections at both Evans and McLean, and barricades will remain in place throughout the weekend.

The north lane of this block of Empire will be barricaded Monday, Nov. 19 through Monday, Dec. 3. The closure will include the north side of the intersections at both Evans and McLean streets.

Employers on Campus This Week

The Hart Career Center will host the following employers on campus this week for internship/full-time position interviews and information sessions with students:

• Allstate (Monday, Nov. 5)
• State Farm Insurance (Wednesday & Friday, Nov. 7 & 9)
• Edward Jones (Wednesday & Thursday, Nov. 7 & 8)
• American Publishing & Marketing (Friday, Nov. 9)

United Way Reminder

As of last week, we have reached about 50% of our goal. Although the deadline has passed, you can still turn in your pledge or gift to the Human Resources Office, 209 Holmes Hall.

Congratulations to prize drawing winners:
• Gloria Redinger, technical services operations manager at The Ames Library, won the $25 gift certificate to Gill Street Sports Bar & Restaurant.
• Martha Tyner, retiree from the School of Music, won the round of golf and cart for 4 people at Lakeside Country Club (a $140 value).

Campus News

Illinois Wesleyan Among Kiplinger's Best Values

Wesleyan Among Kiplinger's Best Values
Illinois Wesleyan is 54th in this year's Kiplinger's Personal Finance listing of the nation's best values among private liberal arts colleges, a listing that measures both academic quality and affordability.

Alumni to Present Papers in Cuba

Alumni to Present Papers in Cuba
Two recent Hispanic Studies graduates will present papers at an international conference on social communication in Cuba.

Self-Designed Major Leads to Prestigious Internship

Self-Designed Major Leads to Prestigious Internship
Designing her own interdisciplinary major helped Annie Tillmann '12 secure a competitive internship at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass.

Students Spend Summer as Museum Interns

Students Spend Summer as Museum Interns
As summer interns, seniors Sarah Carlson and Kate Scott were able to apply what they learned in anthropology courses to a practical museum setting.

Iannucci Named Men's Lacrosse Coach

Iannucci Named Men's Lacrosse Coach
Zach Iannucci, currently at Oberlin College, has been hired to be the first men's lacrosse coach at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Counseling and Consultation Services Offer Support

Counseling and Consultation Services Offer Support
Illinois Wesleyan's Counseling and Consultation Services provides support and guidance for students making transitional decisions.


• Senior soccer players Tim Hegwood and Danny Kenny have been elected to the first team of the Capital One Academic All-District® 7 Men's Soccer Teams and will be on the ballot for the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot. 

• See Titan Athletics on Live Video by following the "watch" link when events are scheduled. Upcoming events include swimming and diving vs. Carthage at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.

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America Recycles Day
MEGA Recycling Event

Saturday, Nov. 17
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hansen Student Center
Parking Lot

Health BitesIWU Wellness and the Ecology Action Center want to help make recycling easier for you on America Recycles Day. While most families recycle the usual -- plastic food containers, glass bottles, newspapers -- what about other items?

For one day only, residents can recycle "the other" recyclables all in one place, all at the same time. Bring us your:
• Electronics
• Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)
• Household batteries (alkaline, watch batteries, rechargeable batteries)
• Clothes and textiles (usable or not)
• Shoes (usable or not)
• Plastic Garden Pots
Terracycle items

In addition, Confidential On-Site Paper Shredding (C.O.P.S.) will provide free confidential document shredding for residents.

This event is free and open to the public for residential waste only (no business waste). No hazardous wastes, chemicals, paints or large appliances accepted.

Volunteers are needed. Sign up here.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


• Isaac Funk Professor of German and Russian and Director of International Studies Marina Balina coedited a book, in Russian, "To Kill Charskaia: Paradoxes of Soviet Literature for Children (1920s-1930s)" with Valery Viugin. St. Petersburg: Aleteiia, 2012. Balina authored the chapter on "Soviet Children's Literature as State Institution: Beyond Politics and Ideology."

She also published articles:
- in English: "Ideology, Statecraft, and Subversion" in Marvelous Transformation. An Anthology of Fairy Tales and Contemporary Critical Perspectives. Christine A. Jones and Jennifer Schacker, eds. Broadview Press, 2012.
- In German: "Die sowjetische Kinderliteratur zwischen ästhetischem Experiment und ideologischen Normierung" in Schrift und Macht: Zur sowjetischen Literatur der  1920er und 30er Jahre, Tomas Liptak and Jurij Murasov, eds. Böhlau Verlag: Wien,  Köln, Weimar, 2012.

• Assistant Professor of Political Science Min-hyung Kim published a new article, "Maastricht Treaty at Twenty: A Greco-European Tragedy?" (with James A. Caporaso) in Journal of European Integration, Vol. 34, No. 7, pp.769-789 (2012). This article will be reprinted in a book entitled "The Maastricht Treaty: Second Thoughts after 20 Years" (March 2013), edited by Thomas Christiansen and Simon Duke.

Kim also published "Why Does A Small Power Lead? ASEAN Leadership in Asia-Pacific Regionalism," Pacific Focus, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 111-134 (2012).

Kim's coauthored article, "Revenge of the State or Functionalism Fulfilled? What Can the European Financial Crisis Tell Us about the Great Debates?" (with James A. Caporaso) was presented at an international conference on "The Dynamics of the Euro-Area Financial Crisis," the Center for the Study of Europe and the World, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Oct. 26-27, 2012.

• An article by Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr was published in an open access journal: with E. Moravec, J & J. C. Cusi (2012). "Two new species of Phrynopus (Anura, Strabomantidae) from high elevations in the Yanachaga-Chemillén National park in Peru (Departamento de Pasco)." ZooKeys 235: 51–71.

• Director of Alumni Relations Ann Harding and class of 1989 alumna Mary Bennett-Henrichs were honored among nominees for the annual Athena Award

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

Titans In The News

Liberal arts graduates earn well above the median income, excel in their careers and find great satisfaction in them.

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


In Sympathy

Professor Emeritus Robert W. Harrington, former chair of Business and Economics, died Friday, Nov. 2. Read an obituary.

Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $ 104.3 million

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