News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


Feb. 25, 2013


Monday, Feb. 25

• 9 a.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center -- Fifty Ways to Detect Hazing -- Dave Westol, former executive director of Theta Chi fraternity, will present a professional development session for faculty and staff interested in shaping the campus culture regarding hazing.

• 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 and discussion forum. This talk will feature a good deal of great poetry. 

Tuesday, Feb. 26

• 4 p.m.
, Room 218, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- New Art Exhibits -- An artist's lecture by Anni Holm will be followed at 5 p.m. by an opening reception for exhibits in Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Holm's "Photo ID" and "Within These Walls" by Erin Anfinson and Sarah Rowland.

• 8 p.m.
, McPherson Theatre -- As You Like It -- Performances of the Shakespeare comedy continue at 8 p.m. daily through Saturday, March 2, and on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

• 11 a.m.
, Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Founders' Day Convocation -- In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, scholar Allen C. Guelzo will deliver an address, "Was the Civil War a Second American Revolution?"

Free Founders' Day Cake will be available at campus dining locations.

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Roman Comedy On Stage -- Timothy Moore of Washington University in St. Louis will speak as part of the Ides Lecture and Performance Series.

• 7 p.m., Room 200, Hansen Student Center -- Kaleidoscope -- As part of an initiative to salute individuals who changed history, Professor of History Paul Bushnell will reflect on Rosa Parks and Septima Clark and their sacrifices for the Civil Rights Movement.

Thursday, Feb. 28

• 7 p.m., CNS C101 -- Environmental Studies Talk -- Tih-Fen Ting of the University of Illinois at Springfield will discuss "An Elusive and Rare Prairie Mammal: the Franklin's Ground Squirrel in Central Illinois."

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- "Tales of the Night" (2011, France) will be presented by Isaac Funk Professor of German and Russian and Director of International Studies Marina Balina.

Friday, March 1

• 7:30 p.m.
, Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- New Music Café -- Featured guests will include clarinetist Yi-Wen Chen and percussionist Jason Pace.

• 8 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Comedian Kira Soltanovich

Saturday, March 2

• 3 p.m.
, Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Chamber Music Recital -- Guest performers Michelle Lee Elliott, violin and Ilia Radoslavov, piano, will join adjunct faculty member Lisa Nelson, viola, and Associate Professor of Music Nina Gordon, cello.

Sunday, March 3

• 8-10 p.m.
, C101 CNS -- Be a Stand Up Comedian for a Night -- Colleges Against Cancer invites students to try out for Stand Up Against Cancer. Tryouts will be held again at the same time and place on Monday, March 4.

Monday, March 4

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org-- The JWP Research Conference Committee will hold a roundtable discussion on updated policies and procedures for this year's conference.

• 7 p.m., CNS C102 -- Safe Zone Educational Session -- A Level 2 session, hosted by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, is open to those who attended Level 1 training.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


• Professor of Educational Studies Irv Epstein was awarded a grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to sponsor a seminar entitled, "Reimagining our Commitment to Human Rights and Social Justice."

This seminar will engage faculty, staff, students and administrators in purposeful dialogue about ways that a Center for Human Rights and Social Justice would be most effective in serving the University's mission to prepare students for democratic citizenship and life in a global society.

• Assistant Director of the Hart Career Center Laurie Diekhoff was awarded a $30,005 grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education: The Illinois Cooperative Work Study (ICWS) program to help 25-30 Illinois Wesleyan students take advantage of the learning opportunities offered by internships at various businesses, government and social service agencies and nonprofit organizations.

The IWU ICWS program seeks not only to create more opportunities for students to link their coursework with their internship opportunities, while easing the financial burden imposed by tuition and student loans, but also to encourage social and community service on the part of our students, helping to make it financially possible for students to accept internship positions with not-for-profit organizations and social service agencies unable to offer competitive wages on their own.

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



IWU Community Thanks Donors
Celebrating Thank a Giver Day on Feb. 18, students, faculty and staff offered their thanks to the generous donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. Watch a video or read social media comments collected on Storify.

Reminder: 2012 Flexible Spending Submission Deadlines

If you have a remaining balance in your 2012 Flexible Spending account, there are some deadlines you will want to consider:

March 15, 2013 - Deadline to incur expenses to use toward your 2012 balance
April 30, 2013 - Deadline for BPC to receive your requests for reimbursement

You can check your balance by contacting BPC at 1-800-355-2350 or by logging on to your account at

All Flex requests for reimbursement should be submitted to BPC. Submissions can be made online through the BPC website or by mail. If you need a reimbursement form, an electronic form can be found on the BPC website and hard copies are available in the Human Resources Office.

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


Illinois Wesleyan Honors State Farm Scholars
Illinois Wesleyan honored 100 students who are recipients of scholarships from the State Farm Scholars Program.


Wilson to Serve Second Term as FIICU Chair
The Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities (FIICU) has elected President Richard F. Wilson to a second term as its board chair.


Peltekian '13 Named Outstanding Marketing Student
Lisa Marie Peltekian '13 was named the University's Outstanding Marketing Student by the St. Louis professional chapter of the American Marketing Association.


• Elise Anderson '13, Rachael Williams '13 and Carmin Beck '14 earned 2012 Division III All-Academic Cross Country status, announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Friday

• Head Women's Basketball Coach Mia Smith reached her 300th career victory as Illinois Wesleyan defeated Augustana at the Shirk Center on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

> Find highlights at

Titans In The News

WGLT Radio
Jennifer Long '13, who is interning at the West Bloomington Revitalization Project, discussed a new effort to improve west Bloomington homes.

The Pantagraph
Local high school students will have an opportunity to learn more about philanthropy, thanks in part to Wesleyan's Blair Wright '15, an intern at Illinois Prairie Community Foundation.

WJBC Radio

Annette Rauch '15 discussed the new JusticeCorps program in McLean County.

The Pantagraph
Wesleyan students conducted a rally to oppose the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

The Pantagraph

Dean of Admissions Tony Bankston offered advice for students undertaking their college search.

> More Titans in the News


Think Green

Kick-Off for a Stylish Mission

Mission Mart
Thursday, Feb. 28
6:30 p.m.

The campus community is invited to participate in the 2013 Renewable Fashion Challenge.

Participants are encouraged to choose a "look" from a magazine, recreate it using secondhand clothing from area thrift stores, then model their creations at a runway show at the Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo at the Shirk Center on Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.

A kick-off at Mission Mart will celebrate this challenge. Those who register before Thursday, Feb. 28 will receive a $10 Mission Mart gift certificate.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Health Bites


A FREE-4-All will again be part of the Illinois Sustainable Living & Wellness Expo.

You can bring items to donate to the Wellness Office by April 5. See more information on accepted items.

Career Center

Employers on Campus This Week

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

- PricewaterhouseCoopers, Internship Interviews (Monday, Feb. 25)

- Springfield Medical Professionals, Medical School Practice Interviews (Monday, Feb. 25)

- McGladrey, Internship Interviews (Tuesday, Feb. 26)

- Country Financial, Internship Interviews (Tuesday, Feb. 26) and Practice Interviews (Wednesday, Feb. 27)

- Caterpillar, Job Interviews (Wednesday, Feb. 27) and Internship Interviews (Thursday, Feb. 28)


> Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $107,771,801

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