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Campus Weekly is published biweekly during the summer

June 10, 2013


Saturday, June 15

• Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- Art Exhibit -- The exhibit "Ground," featuring work by artists Robert Fifield, Claire Hedden and Doug Johnson, will be on display through Aug. 10. Summer gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12-3 p.m.

Saturday, June 22

• Experience IWU (Parent Orientation)

• 1-3 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art -- Opening Reception and Gallery Talk for Art Exhibit -- The artists will present a gallery talk at 1:15 p.m.

Sunday, June 23

• 3:30 p.m., Shirk Center -- 22nd Annual Minority Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony -- Illinois Wesleyan University and the Neighbor-To-Neighbor Activity Club will co-host an event to recognize Bloomington-Normal's minority youth who have displayed outstanding academic achievement.

• 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall -- Cello Camp Faculty Concert -- The first in a series of concerts will be offered as part of the Summer Music Program Cello Camp.

> See summer hours for campus facilities, including dining locations, The Ames Library, Shirk Center and Fort Natatorium.

> Find more events on the Campus Calendar.


Summer Camps & Conferences

A variety of organizations will be our guests making use of campus facilities this summer. See a schedule (more to come). Click on any event to see information about facilities used and likely parking locations for visitors.

Parking Lot at Holmes Closed for Roof Work

Work is scheduled to begin this afternoon (Monday, June 10) on the roofs of Shaw and Holmes Halls. To accommodate the contractors' trucks, the parking lot in front of Holmes Hall will be closed. The work is expected to take the rest of the week, depending on the weather.


• Bridget Wall '08 won third place for her work on "Leveraging Defective DNA Repair in Plasmodium falciparum to Develop a Mutator Strain" in the graduate student category at the annual poster session of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) at MIT.

•  Adjunct Professor of Chemistry James E. House, with Andrew L. Sonnenberger '13, published "A Kinetic Study of the Dehydration of Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate" in The Chemical Educator, 2013, Vol. 18, pp. 147-151.

• Thomas Smith '92, a finance professor with the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, was awarded the William H. Fox Crystal Apple Award for Emerging Excellence at the University's 14th annual Crystal Apple awards ceremony. Students nominated recipients and organized the event.

• Matt Raftery '95 directs and choreographs the production of the musical comedy, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, running through Aug. 11.

• Sung Jin Hong '97 conducted One World Symphony's season finale concerts in New York City to critical acclaim. Read the reviews.

• Nancy (Hitchings) Danou '61 retired as professor of pediatric nursing at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis., and was invested with the rank of professor emerita during commencement on May 11.

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

Campus News

green chem

Laughlin '14 Selected as NSF Scholar
Thomas John Laughlin has been selected as a 2013 National Science Foundation Scholar, to attend the 17th Annual Green Chemistry and Green Engineering Conference.


Fairgrieve '12 Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
Amy Fairgrieve '12 has been awarded a $5,000 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship to complete a doctorate program at the University of Minnesota, one of 51 students awarded this fellowship nationally.


Morriss '73 Part of Team Behind Groundbreaking USB Technology
Jeff Morriss '73 was part of the five-member Intel team that developed Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology, honored with the 2013 European Inventor Award.


Students Named Eckley Scholars
Five Illinois Wesleyan students will pursue summer research and creative activity, supported by the Robert S. and Nell B. Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists Program.


Board of Trustees Names New Members, Officers
Five alumni and a member of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference have been named as new trustees, or moved into new roles on the Illinois Wesleyan Board of Trustees.


Rosecrans Named Women's Lacrosse Coach
Lindsey Rosecrans has been hired to be the first women's lacrosse coach at Illinois Wesleyan University.


• The Illinois Wesleyan athletic program finished No. 31 (of 330 Division III schools) in the final 2012-13 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings.

• The football team shut out the Finland National Team, 33-0, in an exhibition game on June 2 at Sonera Stadium in Helsinki, Finland.

• Tara Clemens '13 has been elected to the first team of the Capital One Academic All-District 7 women's track & field/cross country team, and has a chance at becoming Wesleyan's 115th Academic All-American athlete.

• Head Baseball Coach Dennis Martel will be among Maine natives inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in July.

• Dave Kindred '63 was named the winner of the Memorial Tournament's Golf Journalism Award for 2013.

> Find more highlights at

Titans In The News

(Kankakee) Daily Journal
Kankakee Community College Professor Kristine Condon '84 was selected for the Supreme Court Summer Institute. More from KCC.

The Pantagraph
Professor Paul Bushnell's 47-year career at Illinois Wesleyan is "one for the history books."

The Hollywood Reporter
DreamWorks Animation chief creative officer Bill Damaschke '85 and CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will give the opening address at the Society of Animation Studies' Redefining Animation conference.

The Pantagraph
Students re-enacted a Roman festival as part of their May Term course, Greek and Roman Comedy.

Chronicle of Higher Education
Professor of Computer Science Hans-Joerg Tiede discussed American Association of University Professors (AAUP) guidance for direct communication between college governing boards and faculty. Tiede headed the AAUP subcommittee that prepared the statement, also reported by Inside Higher Ed.

Crain's Chicago Business
After opening popular restaurants in Chicago, Bottleneck Management -- a partnership of three IWU alumni -- is expanding outside the city.

The (Muncie, Ind.) Star Press
Louise (Wichmann) Dennin '51 is retiring from the center where she has worked for 18 years, helping provide clothing for people in need.

> More Titans in the News


Think Green

Kudos for E-Waste Recycling

Illinois Wesleyan's efforts to promote the recycling of electronic waste -- by hosting Mega Recycling events in cooperation with the Ecology Action Center -- were cited in an Infographic accompanying an Allied Health World news article on e-hazards.

> Visit the GREENetwork blog.


Health Bites

Clothing Swap "Swapportunity"

Wednesday, June 26
4-5:30 p.m.
Turfler Room, Memorial Center

Gather the clothing items or accessories you no longer use and swap with your colleagues. Please bring at least one item to swap -- or as many as you like. Learn more.

RSVP by June 20 if you plan to participate, or 556-3334.


Find current IWU job openings.


Goal: $125 million
Progress: $114.16 million

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