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April 15, 2013


Monday, April 15

• 7 p.m., Shirk Center Arena -- Tommy Awards 2013 -- The 2nd Annual State Farm Tommy Awards will recognize student athletes for their athletic, academic and philanthropic contributions to IWU. State Farm donates funding to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to organize and host the event. The awards night will be live streamed.

Tuesday, April 16

• 12 a.m.  -- TOMS One Day Without Shoes -- IWU Creativity for Change will join students from across the country in this awareness-raising event.

• 7:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center -- Jazz Combo Concert

Wednesday, April 17

• 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle -- Clothesline Project – In conjunction with the local Stepping Stones program, Feminism: Equality Matters will exhibit messages created by survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence about how violence has affected them.

• 11 a.m., Young Lounge and Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center -- Making Human Rights Real - Closing Workshop -- Participants in the "Making Human Rights Real" liberal arts cluster of courses will join in discussion. 

• 12 p.m., Shirk Center Performance Arena -- Associates Luncheon -- Colleen Kannaday, president of Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Bloomington and Advocate Eureka Hospital in Eureka, will address the Illinois Wesleyan Associates. (Open to IWU Associates by reservation.)

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- Exploring Environmental Internships -- Student panelists will discuss their experiences applying for and interning in the Bloomington-Normal community.

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Faculty Recital -- Adjunct School of Music faculty members Anne Dervin and Momoko Gresham will perform.

Thursday, April 18

• 7:30 a.m., Atrium, CNS -- Ask An Atheist Day -- Join the IWU Atheists, Agnostics, and Non-Religious Students Organization to get questions answered and learn more about secularism at IWU.

• 7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library -- International Film Series (Also part of the German Film Series) -- Transfer, (2010, Germany) will be presented by Associate Professor of German and Eastern European Studies Sonja Fritzsche.

• 8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Jazz Lab Band Concert

Friday, April 19

• 4 p.m., CNS C101 -- Natural Science Colloquium -- Sean Hightower of the University of North Dakota Department of Chemistry will present "Converting Solar Energy to Combustible Fuel: Proceeding Past the 2-Electron Reduction Stage with Carbon Dioxide."

• 7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (600 N. East St., Bloomington) -- Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra Concert

Saturday, April 20

• 9 a.m. -- John Wesley Powell Research Conference

• 11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Percussion Ensemble

• 1 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- Reception and Awards Ceremony for BFA/BA Senior Exhibitions

• 3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Saxophone Quintet and Quartet

• 3 p.m., Henning Room, Memorial Center -- China and Civil Society -- Consultant Guorui Su will speak on "Progress and Challenges of China's Third Sector: An NGO Management Consultant's Perspective." Sponsored by the Political Science Department.

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Gamelan Ensemble

Sunday, April 21

• 3 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church (313 N. East St., Bloomington) -- Spring Choral Concert

Monday, April 22

• 12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center -- Faculty Non-Org: Course Clustering 2013-14: What Is It & Why Should I Join In? -- A small group of faculty from a variety of disciplines have been involved over the past two years with the What We Eat: Why it Matters (2011-12) and the Making Human Rights Real (2012-13) course clusters, and some plan to continue clustering around the broad theme of human rights and social justice next year.

Find more events on the Campus Calendar.

Campus News


Roesner Named Kemp Award Winner
Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry Rebecca Roesner was named the 2014 winner of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence at the annual Honors Day Convocation.


Watch Video: Jaggi Gives Honors Day Address
Professor of Physics Narendra Jaggi used Facebook posts to illustrate his message of "Refracting Honor Through a Personal Prism."


Illinois Wesleyan Dedicates Kemp Commencement Plaza
The plaza in front of State Farm Hall, which will be the site of Commencement each spring, has been named the Glenn '22 and Rozanne Parker Kemp '27 Commencement Plaza.

Scott and Tari

Renner, Black Elected in Bloomington
Political Science Professor Tari Renner was elected mayor of Bloomington, and 2010 graduate Scott Black was elected to the Bloomington City Council. More from WGLT Radio.

Book Cover

What is Disgust? Book by Kelly '97 Offers New Answers
Daniel Kelly '97 discusses the character and evolution of disgust in his book, Yuck! The Nature and Moral Significance of Disgust.


Kuhns '13 Raises Awareness about Hazing
Jordan Kuhns '13 was a runner up in the National Hazing Prevention Week CAMPUSPEAK poster contest.


• Illinois Wesleyan University Head Men's Basketball Coach Ron Rose has been selected as co-winner of the Division III "Coach of the Year Award" for the state by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association, marking his fourth straight year as either a winner or co-winner of the honor.

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• Jeff Morriss, a 1973 IWU physics graduate, is among scientists and engineers nominated for the European Inventor Award 2013 for their contributions to technological, social and economic progress. Morriss was part of a team that developed Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology, described as "one of the most important advances in computing since the silicon chip."

• Alumna and Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua, Maggie Byrne '11 ran a Fuego y Agua ultramarathon in Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua with some fellow Peace Corps volunteers. Described as "extreme endurance events with a philanthropic twist," Fuego y Agua strives to bring responsible ecotourism to Isla de Ometepe.

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

Titans In The News

Inside Indiana Business
Larry Stimpert '80 has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs at DePauw University.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald

Marti Lyons '08 discussed her work with the Sideshow Theatre Company and the Chicago theatre scene.

Chicago Tribune
Mel Keiser '07 has her first solo exhibition in a Chicago art gallery, with artwork featured at the Schneider Gallery.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
While at her marketing job in Palatine, Kari Irwin '09 reunited with a former co-star from a popular television sitcom in India.

USA Today
Marty Blake, the NBA scout whose credits include spotting Jack Sikma '77 at Illinois Wesleyan, was remembered at his death for proving the value of scouting.

> More Titans in the News


Think Green

Making a Difference

Just 6 months after installation, two hydration stations at Illinois Wesleyan have diverted the equivalent of more than 32,000 16-ounce, one-time-use water bottles.

Through the efforts of Student Senate, Sierra Student Coalition and Physical Plant, the two hydration stations were installed in the fall of 2012 in the Presser Hall main lobby and the Center for Natural Science lobby, to provide students convenient access to filtered water and reduce single-use water bottles on campus.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.

Career Center

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

William Blair & Company, LLC Wednesday, April 17 -- practice interview with students interested in the financial services industry.

Career Center Programs

An Introduction to Investment Banking -- Wednesday, April 17, 4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium

Alumnus Scott Stevens '96, managing director of investment banking at William Blair & Company, LLC, will present an overview of investment banking and the role of the investment banking analyst.


Retirement Reception

Wednesday, April 24
4-6 p.m.
CLA, second floor reading room

The campus community is invited to a reception celebrating the retirement of Professor of History Paul Bushnell after 47 years at Illinois Wesleyan.

> Find current IWU job openings.

Transforming Lives Campaign

Goal: $125 million
Progress: $109.66 million

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