News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community


March 25, 2013


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., Henning Room, Memorial Center -- Candidate Open Forum -- Faculty and staff are invited to an open forum to meet one of the candidates for Director of Physical Plant.
An additional forum is scheduled:
- Thursday, March 28, 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center

• 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 at Urbana-Champaign, will present "Piracy and Natural Disasters: Re-envisioning the Port City of Callao in the Age of the Enlightenment."

Tuesday, March 26

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Documentary: America the Beautiful -- For Eating Disorder Awareness Week, join the Students Organizing Campus Awareness (SOCA) Peer Educators in viewing this documentary about body image in America and the nation's obsession with physical perfection. A discussion will follow.

• 7 p.m., CNS C102 -- Documentary: Breaking the Taboo -- Students for a Sensible Drug Policy will screen this documentary, which explores the UN-sanctioned war on drugs, charting its origins and its devastating impact on countries like the USA, Colombia and Russia.

• 7 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Panel Discussion of Robert S. Eckley's Book -- Lincoln's Forgotten Friend Leonard Swett, the final book written by the late Illinois Wesleyan University President Robert S. Eckley, will be discussed by a panel of esteemed Abraham Lincoln scholars.

Wednesday, March 27

• 6 p.m., CNS C212 -- SAVVI Women's Speaker Series -- Lindsay Vahl of Illinois State University 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 -- Speaker: Dylan Scholinski -- Dylan Scholinski, a mental health and transgender activist, will share his experiences. This event is sponsored by the IWU Pride Alliance and SOCA(Peer Educators, but is open to the entire campus.

• 7 p.m., Shaw 201 -- Documentary: Who Killed the Electric Car -- The Sustainability Educators will screen this documentary, which investigates the birth and death of the electric car in the mid 1990s as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

• 7 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Eating Disorder Awareness Week: A Panel Discussion -- Panelists will share their personal experiences living with and recovering from an eating disorder. Also, Dianne Feasley, registered dietician at Arnold Health Services, and Tim Bromley, coordinator of the Behavioral Health Adult Program at OSF Saint Francis, will share their knowledge and expertise during a Q&A session.

• 7:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Inaugural Robert S. Eckley Lecture in Economics -- M.I.T. economist Daron Acemoglu, co-author of the New York Times best seller Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, will speak.

Thursday, March 28

• 5 p.m., Henning Room, Memorial Center -- SAVVI Women's Speaker Series -- Erica Thurman will speak on "Dreams Differed" as part of SAVVI's 2013 Women's Speaker Series.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series and German Film Series -- Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow will be presented by Associate Professor of German and Eastern European Studies Sonja Fritzsche.

• 7 p.m., Center Court, Hansen Student Center -- Bloomington Mayoral Debate -- The community is invited to a public debate for all three of the 2013 candidates for Bloomington mayor, including Tari Renner, John Hanson, and Lex Green.

Monday, April 1

• 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 "Teaching with Image Collections."

Wednesday, April 10 -- Honors Day Convocation --
Professor of Physics Narendra Jaggi, winner of the 2013 Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, will give the address, "Reflecting Honor Through a Personal Prism."

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


Annual Credit Union Meeting

The IWU Federal Credit Union invites faculty and staff to the 47th Annual Meeting.

Please join us! You're welcome whether you're a member or not.

The meeting is Thursday, April 4 at noon in the Davidson Room of the Memorial Center.

Doors open for lunch at 11:45 a.m. Lunch is just $2.

Door prizes will be awarded.

#HereAtIWU Initiative: Beyond the Illusion of Inclusion
with Dr. Jamie Washington
Today (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


Four Students Named Weir Fellows
Four Illinois Wesleyan students have received fellowships supporting their work on collaborative efforts in the community.


Student's Veggie Bike Helps Peace Garden
The Veggie Bike was created by Alex Kim '12 to aid the IWU Peace Garden in promoting community connection and making produce accessible to more people.


Carlson '15 to Study at Oxford
Stephanie Carlson '15 has been selected to study at Pembroke College, Oxford University, England, next fall.


> Find highlights at


Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy & Scholarly Communication, edited by IWU Scholarly Communications Librarian and Associate Professor Stephanie Davis-Kahl and Merinda Hensley of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been published by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL.)

In addition to her work as co-editor, Stephanie contributed a chapter entitled "Scholarship & Advocacy at the UVa Scholars Lab."

ACRL, a division of the American Library Association, is a highly regarded professional press in the field of library and information science.

Kristen M. Roberts '12, Morgan A. Flahive '13, and Adjunct Professor James E. House published "Thermodynamics of Dissolution of Ferrocene in n-Octane, Methanol, and Acetonitrile" in Polyhedron, 2013, Vol. 53, p. 240-242.

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

Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Peeps dioramas on display at The Ames Library use the popular Easter candy to depict scenes from Greek or Roman myth and poetry.

WGLT Radio
The Normal Town Council appointed Wesleyan's Carlo Robustelli to the Children's Discovery Museum Foundation Board of Directors.

> More Titans in the News


Think Green

Mega Recycling Event

Saturday, April 13
Northeast corner of the Shirk Center Parking Lot 
During the Illinois Sustainable Living & Wellness Expo

Ready for some spring cleaning? Start clearing out your garage, basement and closets. We'll help you recycle many things at once:
- Electronics
- Household Batteries
- Clothing and textiles
- Shoes
- Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
- Plastic Garden Pots
- Bicycles
- Terracycle items

Free residential document shredding courtesy of Confidential Onsite Paper Shredding

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Health Bites

Cooking Demonstrations

Chef Bill Turney will demonstrate how to use fresh local ingredients in your home cooking -- just one of many attractions during the Illinois Sustainable Living & Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 13.

Career Center

Employers on Campus This Week

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

Red Frog Events
Monday, March 25 (meet and greet 2:30-4 p.m., Henning Room, Memorial Center)

Career Center Programs

Crystal Ball Coffee House --
Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium.  What options are there with a liberal arts degree? Learn from people with careers in publishing, computer science, law, and student affairs.  


Wednesday, March 27 is the application deadline for several student employment positions in the Hart Career Center. Visit Titan Career Link for more information on the application process for these 2013-14 academic year positions.


Welcome New Employee

Kelly Krzemienski is the new Office Coordinator II in the Registrar's Office, replacing Sharon Albee. She has been working as a temp for several months and began as an IWU employee on March 21.

> Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $107.8 million

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