News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


March 4, 2013


Monday, March 4

• 12-1 p.m., Auditorium, Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center -- Cross-cultural Interactions in Professional Settings -- The campus community is invited to join a fun discussion on how to interact with others who are different from you -- in class, on your team, at an internship and at your work place.

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org -- The John Wesley Powell 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.

• 7 p.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Brandon Landau Remembrance Service -- The campus community is invited to gather to remember student Brandon Landau on the one-year anniversary of his death. The Chapel will be open at 6 p.m. for silent meditation and candle lighting prior to the service.

Tuesday, March 5

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- German Film Series: Alles auf Zucker (Go For Zucker) -- Due to copyright restrictions, this event is free and open to the IWU community only.

Wednesday, March 6

• 11 a.m.
, Evelyn Chapel -- First Wednesdays Chapel: "A World of Problems and Their Not Necessarily Adequate Solutions: The Cases of Buddhism and Its East Asian Relatives" -- All are welcome for a time of learning and reflection as Assistant Professor of Religion Tao Jin speaks about East Asian religions and their approaches to the questions in their cultures. A free lunch with Prof. Jin will follow at 11:45 a.m. at Evelyn Chapel, hosted by the Chapel and IWU Interfaith.

• 4:30 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Documentary Screening: Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 -- Student organization Renegades for Peace will present this award-winning documentary that displays the story of the African-American community 1967-1975, the people, the society and the style that fueled a change.

Thursday, March 7

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Women's Studies Presentation -- Jayita Sengupta, Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Faculty at Stanford University, will speak on "Translating Gender: Music, Myth, and Desire in India."

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- The Last Train (2002, Argentina/Spain/Uruguay) will be presented by Visiting Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies James Courtad.

Friday, March 8

Spring Break begins at 5 p.m.

Monday, March 11

Campus Offices will be closed for a staff holiday.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


• Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies Carolyn Nadeau published "Moscatel morisco: The Role of Wine in the Formation of Morisco Identity," Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 90 (2013): 153-65.

• Associate Professor of German and Eastern European Studies Sonja Fritzsche published "Keep the Home Fires Burning: Fairy Tale Heroes and Heroines in an East German Heimat" in the Winter 2013 issue of the journal German, Politics, and Society (pp. 45-72).

• Professor of Computer Science Hans-Joerg Tiede co-authored the report "Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of Northern Iowa," released by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Available online.

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


Tommy's & Hattie's Closed During Spring Break

Tommy's will be closed for repairs during Spring Break, and Hattie's in Hansen Student Center also will be closed. Instead, Sodexo will open the Coffee Shop and DugOut in the Memorial Center for limited hours.

See Spring Break facility hours.

Illinois Wesleyan Letterhead & PowerPoint Templates

Publications, Printing and Mailing Services offers electronic templates of University letterhead, including a new version suitable for black and white photocopying. PowerPoint layouts using University logos and marks are also available (files are accessible on-campus only).

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.

Last week's weather caused several people to miss appointments. We really want to get everyone. A lot of time slots are booked, but we can double up. This is your last chance for this session: 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. If you want to have a prop for your Recognition photo but need an idea, please call Marc at ext. 3217.

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.

Campus News


Whyte '91 Joins Chicago Public Schools as Chief Health Officer
Board-certified pediatrician Stephanie A. Whyte '91 has joined Chicago Public Schools as its first ever Chief Health Officer.


Students to Build Homes During Alternative Spring Break
Illinois Wesleyan students will volunteer during spring break to build homes in Laredo, Texas as part of Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge program.


Civil War Gave Democracy "Moral Grandeur"
Founders' Day speaker Allen C. Guelzo contends that the primary goal of emancipation was a return to democracy and revolt against the aristocratic habits promoted by slavery.


• The men's basketball team defeated Transylvania University in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament at the Shirk Center, and will face Washington University in St. Louis in the second round on Saturday, March 9.

• Head Men's Basketball Coach Ron Rose was chosen as the "Coach of the Year" for men's basketball in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.

> Find highlights at

Titans In The News

Crain's Chicago Business
The parent company of Blue Cross & Blue Shield hired Stephen Ondra '80 as its top clinical executive, effective April 1.

The Pantagraph
Lincoln scholar Allen C. Guelzo spoke about the legacy of the Civil War at Founders' Day Convocation.

> More Titans in the News


Think Green

Campus Highlights

- The IWU Peace Garden is now making weekly deliveries of greens to Station Two Twenty. Danny Kenny '13 reported at the Feb. 28 GREENetwork meeting that the owner-chefs have visited the garden and are excited about the partnership.

- Student Senate awarded funding to the Sierra Student Coalition to explore the installation of hydration stations in The Ames Library and Hansen Student Center. Hydration stations provide filtered water and encourage the use of refillable water bottles instead of plastic.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is also investigating the feasibility of installing a hydration station in the Shirk Center.

Hydration stations have previously been installed in Presser Hall and CNS, and will be available in State Farm Hall.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Health Bites

Family Movie Day

The Hobbit
Saturday, March 23, 3 p.m.
Hansen Student Center

Wellness and Student Activities invites you to a free screening of The Hobbit for faculty, staff, and family members. There will be free popcorn and you are welcome to bring your own snacks.

Career Center

Employers on Campus This Week

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

- COUNTRY Financial (Monday, March 4, internship interviews)

- The Baby Fold (Monday, March 4, practice interviews)

Campus Programs

Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium,
"Post Graduate Financial Planning" presented by Paul Nolte '84


Welcome New Employee

Shelby Hawkins started Feb.
25 as a Security Officer, replacing John Clingon.

> Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $107,800,000

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