News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


Dec. 17, 2012


Monday, Dec. 17-Friday, Dec. 21

4:00 Office Hours
-- Campus offices will close at 4 p.m. daily.

Monday, Dec. 24-Tuesday, Jan. 1

Winter Break
-- Campus offices will be closed, reopening on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


The Faculty-Staff Recognition Committee would like to thank everyone for their generosity at the Holiday Luncheon:
$626 was raised for Miracle League of McLean County and an abundance of food items were collected and delivered to the Clare House.


IWU Magazine editor Tim Obermiller and graphics editor Gary Schwartz won the top prize for Excellence in News Writing in this year's Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District Five awards, for an article published in the Spring 2012 IWU Magazine about the women's basketball team's NCAA Division III championship.

In their evaluation, the judges wrote, "Under deadline pressure, Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine put together an exciting, comprehensive story that was both a narrative on the game and a moving story on the coach's struggle with cancer during that season."

CASE District Five (the Great Lakes District) encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin and includes 400-plus member institutions.

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

Campus News

Rusin '13 Creates Guide for Counseling Undocumented Teens

Rusin '13 Creates Guide for Counseling Undocumented Teens
The issues faced by children of undocumented immigrants can be better understood by teachers and school counselors, thanks to a resource guide created by Sylvia Rusin '13.


The women's basketball team lost to No. 12-ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday, Dec. 15, while the men's team won against the University of Chicago.

> Find highlights at



Have a Green Holiday

Yes, you can recycle gift wrap, old holiday lights, and surplus consumer electronics. The Ecology Action Center offers a guide to local recycling centers, along with helpful tips to reduce waste, save energy and make environmentally friendly decorating and giving decisions this holiday.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.

Titans In The News

Inside Higher Ed 
Professor and Chair of Computer Science and Acting Chair of Philosophy Hans-Joerg Tiede discussed a proposed new policy on confidentiality agreements, which he helped to write for the American Association of University Professors.

• The Pantagraph  
Illinois Wesleyan offered various resources, free comfort food, and extended facility hours to help students cope with finals.

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


Welcome New Employees

Joseph Getty and Leslie Singh started work on Monday, Dec. 10, as custodians for Physical Plant, replacing Mike Vinson and Jim Hardesty, who both retired.

Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $ 106 million

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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, email