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Feb. 4, 2013


Monday, Feb. 4

• 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center -- Cross-Cultural Relationship Workshops -- All IWU students, faculty and staff are welcome to join these workshops, sponsored by Counseling and Consultation Services, to explore ways to build and strengthen cross-cultural relationships.

• 8 p.m., E. Melba Johnson Kirkpatrick Laboratory Theatre -- Play, Red Devils, also on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5-6.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- The opening reception for the 26th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will include an awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

• 11 a.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Naming God: Celebrating African-American Women's Theology (A "First Wednesday" Chapel) -- The campus community is invited to come and hear the voices of Sojourner Truth, Alice Walker, Hagar the Egyptian and others as we reflect on what it means to name God out of our own experiences, traditions and lives. In addition to dramatic readings and a scene from "The Color Purple," Professor of Music Carren Moham and the IWU Gospel Choir will sing and University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger will offer a reflection. 

Thursday, Feb. 7

• 1 p.m. (webinar) -- Building an Outstanding Student Research Journal in the Institutional Repository -- Scholarly Communications Librarian Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Robert S. Eckley Distinguished Professor of Economics Michael Seeborg will talk about the intensive student work and faculty advising that goes into publishing the Undergraduate Economic Review. Their webinar will also address the benefits participation has brought to students and faculty, and the role of the Digital Commons repository in supporting and cultivating the highest quality in student scholarship. Register here.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- The International Film Series -- "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," will be presented by adjunct faculty member Ronald Stokes Schwartz.

Friday, Feb. 8

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Symphonic Winds and University Choir will perform.

• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Kenneth Paryo, aka Xclusive, will perform.

Sunday, Feb. 10

5:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Lunar New Year Celebration -- The campus community is invited to join the Asian Pacific Student Association in celebrating the Year of the Snake. There will be free food, entertainment and activities to kick off the new year.

Monday, Feb. 11

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org -- University Librarian Karen Schmidt, Professor of English Dan Terkla, and Professor and Director of Greek and Roman Studies Nancy Sultan will discuss image collections and how they can be used in teaching.

• 4 p.m., CLA 205 -- Religion Department Colloquium -- Visiting Instructor in Religion Nawaraja Chaulagain will present "The Triumph of the Goddess: Royal Rituals and Maintenance of Kingship Powers in Nepal."

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

Campus News

Theune Creates

Theune Creates "Voltage Poetry" Anthology
Expanding his work with poetic "turns," Associate Professor of English Michael Theune is collaborating in the creation of a new online anthology.

Chapel Embraces Diversity, Social Justice Mission

Chapel Embraces Diversity, Social Justice Mission
In her role as University Chaplain and head of the Student Volunteer and Resource Center at Evelyn Chapel, the Rev. Elyse Nelson Winger fosters the University's commitment to diversity and social justice.

Student Athletes Aim to

Student Athletes Aim to "Give Kids a Sporting Chance"
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and IWU Athletic Department are conducting a drive to benefit community organizations, including "Free Little Libraries" for west side residents.

Builder, Alumnus Brady Elected to National Post

Builder, Alumnus Brady Elected to National Post
Bloomington-based builder Ed Brady '85 has been elected a vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.


• With a win over Wheaton on Saturday, Feb. 2, the Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team improved to 10-0 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin for the first time since the 1976-77 team was 14-0.

• See Titan Athletics on Live Video by following the "watch" link when events are scheduled. Upcoming events include:
- Men's basketball vs. North Park, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6

> Find highlights at



Single-Stream Sorting

Now that Bloomington and Normal (and by this fall, the IWU campus) operate single-stream recycling -- accepting paper, cardboard, plastic and cans in one bin -- have you wondered how everything is sorted out in the end? Midwest Fiber Recycling, which handles recyclables for both of the twin cities, has a video that shows how.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.

Health Bites


Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo

Don't forget to mark your calendars and explore the many aspects of living well & living green at the Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 13. View our sponsorship booklet, or visit the event website at


• "The Solubility of Ferrocene: An Experiment Involving Synthesis, Instrumental Analysis, and Physical Properties" was published in The Chemical Educator, 2013, Vol. 18, p. 18-20, by Kristen M. Roberts '12, Sarah E. Cotner '11, Thomas C. Schultz '11, Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry Rebecca A. Roesner, and adjunct faculty member James E. House.

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


70th Anniversary for "Four Chaplains"

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, a World War II military transport ship. IWU graduate George L. Fox was one of four military chaplains who gave their lives to save other soldiers when the ship was hit by torpedoes on Feb. 3, 1943.

The Four Chaplains are honored with a plaque in a small chapel in the Memorial Student Center. Read more

Employers on Campus This Week

The Hart Career Center will host the following employers this week:

• Integrity Technology Solutions, Practice Interviews (Monday, Feb. 4)
• Red Frog Events, Information Session (Monday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m.)
• Epic, Information Session (Thursday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m.)

Career Center Programs

• IWU/ISU Internship Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4-7 p.m., ISU Bone Student Center
• IWU/ISU Job Fair, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., ISU Bone Student Center

Titans In The News

Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune featured Andrew Ziemnik '14, who plays basketball for Illinois Wesleyan.

The Pantagraph

Fellowship Dinner speaker Barry Scott told how the words and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. affected his life.

The Pantagraph
Breaking down barriers among academic disciplines is among the goals of an initiative at Illinois Wesleyan University funded by a three-year, $300,000 grant.

> More Titans in the News


Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $107 million

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