News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


Feb. 18, 2013


Monday, Feb. 18

Thank a Giver Day -- Anyone is welcome to stop by the "Thank A Giver Day" tables to write a brief thank-you note to one of our generous donors. Tables will be set up 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.

• 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. The talk will include details regarding the policy and investigative work of the committee, including the investigation of Illinois Wesleyan University in 1934, and the most recent investigation of the University of Northern Iowa, where Tiede served on the ad hoc investigative committee.

• 12:15 p.m.
, Hansen Student Center -- Climate Change Rally: Defeat Keystone XL Pipeline.

• 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."

• 4 p.m. , Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Readings by Dai Fan -- Dai, author and director of the Creative Writing Center and chair of the English Department at Sun Yatsen University in Guangzhou, China, will give a reading of selected short stories. Sponsored by the International Studies Program Asian Studies Team.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 19

• 4 p.m., CNS C101 -- Soil, Science and Sustainable Agriculture -- Bob Boehle, head of Boehle Consulting and tester of the soil at the IWU Peace Garden, will talk about sustainable agriculture.

• 6 p.m., Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building, Room 218 -- Anthony E. Stellaccio Visiting Artist and Lecture Series -- Nationally acclaimed ceramic artist Lisa Marie Barber will give a lecture.

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Navigating the Entrepreneur Maze -- The Action Research Center and the McLean County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host an entrepreneurship panel. Bloomington-Normal business owners will provide their stories and knowledge on the field of entrepreneurship, followed by a question and answer period with the audience. Panelists include Erik Prenzler of Prenzler Outdoor Advertising; John McDonnell of Biaggi's Restaurants; Chad Parker of Cybernautic; Sherri Chinski of Reiser/Chinski CPAs; Harlan Geiser of Integrity Technology; and Julie Kubsch of Specs Around Town.

Thursday, Feb. 21

• 4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- International Studies Colloquium -- Patrick Ireland of the Illinois Institute of Technology will present "Crisis in the Eurozone: Social Policy, Welfare States, and Migrant Incorporation in the EU."

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- "Nosferatu" (1922, Germany) will be presented by Visiting Assistant Professor of MCLL-German Adam Woodis.

• 8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Student Composition Concert.

Friday, Feb. 22

• 4 p.m., CNS C101 – Faculty Colloquium -- Assistant Professor of Political Science Min-hyung Kim will present "Theorizing Southeast Asian Integration."

Saturday, Feb. 23

Admissions will host a Faculty Open House for prospective students and their families.

Monday, Feb. 25

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org --- Associate Professor of English Mike Theune will discuss his work in assembling Voltage Poetry, an online anthology of poems and discussion of poems. This talk will feature a good deal of great poetry.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


"#HereAtIWU" Awareness Campaign

During the fall of 2012 a racial incident occurred and was shared anonymously by an IWU student to the Argus newspaper. As a result of that article, students, faculty and administration participated in a rally to stand up against racism as well as other types of microaggressions that have occurred. Most recently our students of diverse color, gender/sexuality, and various women have put together a campaign called "#HereAtIWU" that will share stories and national information about each of the posters that will be displayed in the hallway between the Henning and Davidson rooms in the Memorial Center from Monday-Friday this week.

The culmination of this campaign will be on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Hansen Student Center. Students will share stories of injustices they have experienced here at Illinois Wesleyan. The students who are putting this event together are asking you to support this effort and encourage you and your students to attend. Send any questions you have to Katie Rose Brosnan at

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!

Reminder: 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.

Campus News

Lincoln Scholar to Speak at Founders' Day Convocation

Lincoln Scholar to Speak at Founders' Day Convocation
Scholar Allen C. Guelzo will speak in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Internships Hit Second Straight High at Illinois Wesleyan

Internships Hit Second Straight High at Illinois Wesleyan
Internships for students at Illinois Wesleyan this spring climbed to 150, with many hoping these experiences will increase their attractiveness to employers upon graduation.

• See Titan Athletics on Live Video by following the "watch" link when events are scheduled. Upcoming events include the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Men's Basketball Championships on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23.

> Find highlights at


• The February 2013 edition of National Geographic in Germany published a summary of research by Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr that was funded by the society.

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

Titans In The News

WJBC Radio
Chair and Professor of Physics Linda French discussed the asteroid that passed very close to Earth on Feb. 15, and the discoveries that Earthlike planets might be very common.

WJBC Radio
Two Illinois Wesleyan student athletes hope to give the gift of reading to Bloomington residents by bringing the library to them.
> More Titans in the News


Think Green

Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
4 p.m.
CNS C101

Interested in gardening? Sustainable agriculture? The connection of nourishing soil to our food supply and health? Come listen to Bob Boehle, a garden and agricultural soil specialist. Sponsored by the Action Research Center and Peace Garden.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Health Bites

Aqua Classes Return

Good news! Because of the great response from those who are interested in participating in aquatic classes, Wellness will be adding a noon Deep Water Class back to the fitness schedule in late March. The class will meet on Monday and Wednesdays from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m., giving everyone time to change at both ends of the class. We will have more details very soon.

Meanwhile, if you are interested in participating, please contact

For those of you who expressed interest in evening aquatic class, we are still working out the details. Updates to follow.

Career Center

Employers on Campus This Week

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

BDO, Internship Interviews (Monday, Feb. 18)
Deloitte Services, LLP, Internship & Leadership Program Interviews (Tuesday, Feb. 19)
BKD, LLP, Internship Interviews (Wednesday, Feb. 20)
KPMG, LLP, Internship Interviews (Thursday, Feb 21)
Martin, Hood, Friese & Associates, LLC, Internship Interviews (Friday, Feb. 22)
State Farm Insurance, Practice Interviews (Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb. 19, 20)
Springfield Medical Professionals, Medical School Practice Interviews (Wednesday, Feb. 20)


Welcome New Employee

• Beth Madigan Milsteadt started Feb. 11 as a part-time office associate in the Hart Career Center. This is a new part-time position.

> Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $107 million

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