News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


March 18, 2013


Monday, March 18

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org -- Director of Government and Community Relations Carl Teichman will share details on the Multicultural Leadership Program within the Bloomington-Normal community.

 12 p.m., Henning Room, Memorial Center -- Candidate Open Forum -- Faculty and staff are invited to an open forum to meet the first of four candidates for Director of Physical Plant.
Subsequent forums are scheduled:
- Thursday, March 21, 12 p.m., Davidson Room
- Monday, March 25, 12 p.m., Henning Room
- Thursday, March 28, 12 p.m., Davidson Room

• 5 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Women's Speaker Series -- Dr. Ui-Jeen Yu will speak as part of the 2013 Women's Speaker Series, sponsored by Sisters Actively Visualizing Vitality through Intellect (SAVVI).

7 p.m., CNS C101 -- Nature Photography with Tom Ulrich -- Renowned nature photographer Tom Ulrich will give a presentation including the nature of Alaska, Africa and Glacier National Park, with a special feature on bird migration in south Texas.

 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- The Chopsticks-Fork Principle -- Cathy Bao Bean, author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle: A Memoir and Manual, will speak, sponsored by the Asian Pacific Student Association.

Tuesday, March 19

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- German Film Series -- Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) will be screened. Due to copyright restrictions, this event is free and open to the IWU community only.

• 8 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church (502 E. Front St., Bloomington) -- Home Tour Concert -- The Collegiate Choir will perform.

Wednesday, March 20

• 11 a.m.
, Bates & Merwin Reading Room, The Ames Library -- Third Wednesday Conversation -- "The Accidental Academic - An Unexpected Path," will be presented by Professor of Art Sherilyn McElroy.

• 12 p.m., The Underground, Memorial Center -- Voices from the Underground -- Stories and poems will be recited to celebrate International Poetry Day.

Thursday, March 21

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Studies Colloquium -- Jamal Nassar of California State University, San Bernadino, will present, "The Palestinian Diaspora and the Prospects for Peace in the Middle East."

• 4 p.m., CLA 205 -- Sociology & Anthropology Colloquium -- "Freedom's Stock: Political Consumerism, Transnational Blackness and The Black Star Line" will be presented by Nicole Brown, Ph.D. candidate, University of Illinois.

• 4 p.m., CLA 105 -- Lost Boys of Sudan -- Lost Boy Peter Magai Bul and Lost Girl Rania Claire will share their childhood experiences as refugees and current initiatives to help fellow Sudanese in the U.S. and in the Republic of South Sudan.

• 5:30 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Women's Speaker Series -- Kelly Riesselman and Valerie Parker, counselors with the YWCA sexual assault services program Stepping Stones, will speak as part of the 2013 Women's Speaker Series, sponsored by SAVVI.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series -- God Grew Tired of Us will be presented by Chair of Sociology/Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart. Q & A with Lost Boy Peter Magai Bul and Lost Girl Rania Claire will follow.

Friday, March 22

• 11:45 a.m.
, Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center -- Council for IWU Women 2013 Summit -- Women faculty, staff and students are invited to the summit's kick-off luncheon, with Head Women's Basketball Coach Mia Smith as keynote speaker and entertainment from Touch of Class. See the complete summit schedule at

• 8 p.m.
, Hansen Student Center -- Undercover 22 -- Student bands will compete, hosted by the music-driven comedy duo Dakaboom.

Saturday, March 23

• 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. -- Council for IWU Women 2013 Summit

• 3 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Family Movie Day -- Faculty, staff and their families are invited to join Wellness and Student Activities for a viewing of The Hobbit on the big screen. There will be free popcorn and you are encouraged to bring your own snacks.

• 7:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel -- Wesleyan Consort -- The student-organized Wesleyan Consort ensemble will present a historically informed performance of Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval music.

Sunday, March 24

• 3 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- I-Carnival -- International Society of IWU will host its annual festival of talent.

Monday, March 25

• 12 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center -- #HereAtIWU Initiative: Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion -- IWU faculty and staff are invited to a session exploring diversity and inclusion with Dr. Jamie Washington. See details below.

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org -- Associate Professor of Music Vadim Mazo and visiting guest artists from the Czech Republic will share details about the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival.

• 4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Studies Colloquium -- Mariselle Meléndez, professor of colonial Spanish American literatures and cultures and Conrad Humanities Scholar at the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, will present "Piracy and Natural Disasters: Re-envisioning the Port City of Callao in the Age of the Enlightenment."

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


#HereAtIWU Initiative: Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion

Monday, March 25
12 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center

Many campuses have diversity and inclusion in their value statement. What does that mean for us in 2013 at IWU? We have been through many years of attempting to increase enrollment of students of color. We have attended to issues of intolerance and have supported student voices across many areas of difference. What is left to do?

How do we as faculty and staff move beyond the illusion of inclusion to inclusive excellence? This session will offer key concepts and tools for greater effectiveness in preparing the next generation of leaders for a global society.

The Dean of Students Office and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs invite faculty and staff to join Dr. Jamie Washington for this interactive and engaging session. A session for students, "#HereAtIWU Initiative: Building Inclusive and Welcoming Campus Communities," will be offered at 7 p.m. at Hansen Student Center.

Campus News

Inaugural Robert S. Eckley Lecture in Economics

Inaugural Robert S. Eckley Lecture in Economics
M.I.T. economist Daron Acemoglu, bestselling author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, will speak on Wednesday, March 27.

Panel to Discuss Eckley's Book, <em>Lincoln's Forgotten Friend Leonard Swett</em>

Panel to Discuss Eckley's Book, Lincoln's Forgotten Friend Leonard Swett
The final book written by the late IWU President Robert S. Eckley will be discussed by a panel of esteemed Lincoln scholars on Tuesday, March 26.


Tara Clemens '13 became a national champion with a first-place finish in the 800-meter run at the 2013 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.

> Find highlights at


• Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning and Evaluation Michael Thompson and Professor of Educational Studies Irving Epstein published "Examining Student Character Development within the Liberal Arts" in Education, V. 3 (January 2013).

Emily Bailey '14, who is studying abroad this semester in Dublin, was selected as a student blogger for IES Abroad. Read her blog.

Matt LaLonde '14 and Action Research Center Coordinator Deborah Halperin were interviewed at the West Bloomington Revitalization Project's Tool Library in an "Around Town With Jack" video segment.

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

Titans In The News

• American Organist Magazine
The American Guild of Organists will celebrate the lifetime achievements of Marilyn Keiser '63 with a recital and gala benefit on April 5.

• Winston-Salem Journal
A solo exhibit by Don Green '64 is on display at the Artworks Gallery in Winston-Salem, N.C.

• Aurora Beacon-News
Andrew Ziemnik '14 brings a winning mindset to Illinois Wesleyan's men's basketball team.

> More Titans in the News


Think Green

Community Schools Expand Recycling Efforts

Unit 5 schools are expanding their recycling programs. A Pantagraph article noted the longtime support of recycling efforts by Jean Harper, librarian and instructional media specialist at Colene Hoose and her husband, Wesleyan's George C. and Ella Beach Lewis Endowed Chair of Biology Given Harper.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Health Bites

New Wellness Class:
Noon Water Work

Fort Natatorium Pool
Mondays and Wednesdays
(Starting March 25)
12:15-12:50 p.m.

This brisk-paced half-hour deep-water exercise class is designed to exhilarate your lunchtime by using the resistance of the water to build stronger bones and muscles while increasing flexibility.

Use a flotation belt for an easier workout or go "beltless" to incorporate cardio into your workout by treading water. Register online at, or call ext. 3334 or email

Career Center

Employers on Campus This Week

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

First Midwest Bank
Tuesday, March 19 (fulltime Interviews)

Career Center Programs

IWU / ISU Mid- America Educators Job Fair --
Tuesday, March 19, Bone Student Center on the campus of Illinois State University.
IWU students can attend from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. with no fee.  

Practice Interviews / IWU Council for Women 2013 Summit
Friday, March 22, 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. 
Practice interviews will be available for women students in any major, with specific interviews also available in the non-profit and education fields.


> Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $107.8 million

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