News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


Feb. 11, 2013


Monday, Feb. 11

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org -- University Librarian Karen Schmidt, Fine Arts Librarian and Professor Bob Delvin, 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."

Wednesday, Feb. 13

• 11 a.m.
, Evelyn Chapel -- Repentance and Renewal: An Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service -- University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger, Monsignor Doug Hennessey from Holy Trinity Catholic Church and IWU students will lead this service signaling the beginning of the 40 days of Lent.

Thursday, Feb. 14

• 12:10-12:40 p.m., McLean County Museum of History (200 N. Main St., Bloomington) -- Lunch and Learn -- Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science James Simeone will present "Digging Deep: IWU's Peace Garden and the Local Food Movement."

• 4 p.m., CNS E101 -- Asian Studies Colloquium -- Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese Mayumi Manabe will discuss her research, which centers on Japanese women's literature of the 1920s.

Friday, Feb. 15

• 7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East St., Bloomington) -- Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra Concert: Henry Charles Memorial Concerto Aria.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Titan Weekend and ¡Tu Universidad! -- Admissions will host prospective students and their families on campus.

Sunday, Feb. 17

5 p.m.
, Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center -- Sweet on Service Dinner. See details below.

• 7 p.m.
, Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- German Film Festival: Der Vorleser (The Reader) -- Due to copyright restrictions, this event is free and open to the IWU community only.

Monday, Feb. 18

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org --- Professor and Chair of Computer Science and Acting Chair of Philosophy Hans-Joerg Tiede will give a brief outline of the history and activities of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

• 12:15 p.m.
, Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Climate Change Rally: Defeat Keystone XL Pipeline. See details at right.

• 4 p.m.
, Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Sociology and Anthropology Colloquium -- William Wood, director of the Museum Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present "Tracking Accumulation by Dispossession Through the Lens of Santa Fe Style Textiles."

• 7 p.m.
, CNS C102 -- Safe Zone -- A Level 2 Educational Session will be offered for those who have completed Level 1 training.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


Personal Photo Opportunity

University Photographer Marc Featherly is scheduling appointments for portraits of all faculty and staff who will be honored at this year's Recognition Banquet, and all who have not had a portrait or would like to update their existing photos

Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, Feb. 26; Wednesday, Feb. 27; and Tuesday, March 5, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Titan Room, Memorial Center. The sittings are brief and usually take only about 10 minutes of your time. 
You can schedule an appointment by visiting If you are not signed in to your IWU Google account, you will be prompted to sign in, or you may call ext. 3181 to set an appointment time.

Faculty/Staff Night Out

Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity is hosting a faculty/staff night out from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. Faculty and staff can drop off their children at Hansen Student Center, in the second floor meeting room, to have a relaxing evening. There will be food, movies and games.

RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 13 to Michelle Moon at Be sure to mention if your child has any allergies or other information we should know.

Thank a Giver Day

Tuition dollars cover 70 percent of Illinois Wesleyan's costs; the remaining 30 percent is covered by outside sources such as donations from alumni and friends.

Starting Feb. 18, we are in the final 30 percent of the school year, so we're celebrating "Thank A Giver Day" on this date since we symbolically rely on outside funding from this day until the end of spring semester.

Anyone is welcome to stop by the "Thank A Giver Day" tables to write a brief thank-you note to one of our generous alumni donors. Tables will be set up on Monday, Feb. 18 at the following locations:
- CNS -- 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- DugOut --11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
-Tommy's -- 5-7 p.m.

"Sweet on Service" Alternative Spring Break Fundraiser

During Spring Break, more than 40 students will be traveling to Laredo, Texas, for a Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge.

We will be hosting a Sweet on Service Dinner in Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17. Faculty, students, staff and all families are invited. Tickets are $10 each and include:

- Full pasta dinner with special Valentine's Day-themed dessert
- Entry into a raffle drawing for gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses
-Entertainment by Touch of Class and the Chlebek sisters
- The chance to bid on fantastic Service Auction offerings, provided by Alternative Spring Break participants. Visit our Facebook Page for more information and descriptions of these services.

Feb. 10-15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily in CNS and at lunch and dinner in front of the main dining hall, purchase $1 fair trade valentines and chocolate and we'll deliver the valentines to any dorm or office on campus. You can also purchase tickets for the Feb. 17 Sweet on Service Dinner, and begin bidding on the Service Auction items.

Black History Month Banquet

Black Student Union will host the annual Black History Month Banquet with guest speaker Al Leston on Sunday, Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m. at Hansen Student Center.

This year's theme is "All the colors of the painting." This idea is based on the message of unity and the understanding that our community is a beautiful painting, and we all are colors in the painting that as a whole makes the painting a masterpiece. No individual color matters more than another. We all have equal value, obligation and responsibility to make sure that our painting stays vibrant.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to come enjoy a complementary meal, wonderful singing, musicianship, dramatic readings, dance and more. BSU encourages business casual attire, yet we certainly accept you as you are!


• The No. 9-ranked Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team is the outright 2013 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin champion after a win over Carthage on Saturday, Feb. 9, in Kenosha, Wis.

It is the school's 28th league title and the 22nd men's hoops championship won outright.

• See Titan Athletics on Live Video by following the "watch" link when events are scheduled. Upcoming events include:
- Women's and men's basketball vs. Millikin, 5 & 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, when Titans will celebrate senior night for both teams.

> Find highlights at


• A film by Titan TV alumnus Michael Gabriele '07 is a finalist in the National Catdance Film Festival. See his video, which was also featured on Good Morning America.

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

Titans In The News

Chicago Sun-Times
The "unselfish, balanced" Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team has proven to be the "rising star" of its conference.

Joliet Patch
John Baines '98 garners respect as the head basketball coach at the University of St. Francis.

> More Titans in the News


Think Green

Climate Change Rally: Defeat Keystone XL Pipeline

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Hansen Student Center

Some 24 hours after the climate change rally planned in Washington, D.C. (expected to be the largest in history), Illinois Wesleyan will have its own rally.

Members of the campus community are invited to come to Hansen Student Center to hear speakers, music and short videos to learn more about the pipeline project, climate change and what you can do.

This event is co-sponsored by Sierra Student Coalition (SSC), College Democrats, Student Senate, ORL Sustainability Educators and the Environmental Studies Program.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Health Bites

The January 2013 issue of Health Wise newsletter featured a cover story on "Meditation: Worthy of Cultivating a Practice for the New Year and Beyond."

As a follow-up to that article, Fitness Coordinator Jeremy Spencer shares his personal experiences in developing a meditation practice in an essay, "Discovering Walking Meditation."

Career Center

Employers on Campus This Week

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

• CliftonLarsenAllen, Internship Interviews (Thursday, Feb. 14) • State Farm Insurance, Internship Interviews and Practice Interviews (Friday, Feb. 15)  

Career Center Programs

• Using Social Media in Job Searches, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m., Welcome Center

• Health Professions Panel, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium. Panelists include: David Milligan, M.D. (IWU class of 2005); Nicholle Eisfelder, M.S., OTR/L, CHT (class of 1995); Madhavi Madugula, M.D.; Annie McNeil, PA-C; Shermian Woodhouse, M.D., M.P.H.; and Anna Heaton, DPT, PT.


Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $107 million

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