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HornPerformances to Celebrate School of Music's 150th Anniversary
The Homecoming theme "Off the Charts" commemorates the School of Music's 150th, and celebrations will feature alumni returning to perform special concerts with current students.

HomecomingTitans Celebrate Homecoming
During Homecoming activities Oct. 17-19, alumni Kyle Pfortmiller '92, Sean Parsons '01 and Kris Condon '84 will be honored, and Patricia Stockert '76 will receive the School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna Award.


The Illinois Wesleyan volleyball team won its fourth straight match, taking a five-set decision at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., on Friday, Oct. 10.

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Oct. 13

Faculty Open House for prospective students and families.

Homecoming Decorating Contest – Each campus office, residence hall and chapter house is encouraged to participate for a chance to win a traveling trophy in their category. Each of the areas will have a winner, and from those a campus winner will be chosen. There will be a plaque in Hansen with the name of the overall campus winner displayed. Judging will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Philosophy/Psychology Talk – Jack Furlong of the Philosophy Department at Transylvania University will present "Reorienting the Question of What We Owe Nonhumans: Beyond Rights Talk Toward Capability Discourse."

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Also Thursday, Oct. 169 a.m.-5 p.m., CNS Atrium – Flu Shot Clinic for IWU Students – Junior and senior students in the School of Nursing (supervised by SON faculty) will partner with the Arnold Health Service to provide flu shots to IWU students. All IWU students are welcome to stop by and receive their 2014 flu vaccine free of charge. Supplies are limited. For questions, contact Dr. Noël Kerr at

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Conflict, Democracy and Revolution in post-Chavez Venezuela – Jennifer McCoy, Distinguished University Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University and director of the Americas Program at The Carter Center in Atlanta, will speak on Venezuelan political culture and the neo-Bolivarian perspective that is spreading throughout the hemisphere. This event is sponsored by a "Recentering the Humanities" grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as well as the Department of Hispanic Studies, the Latin American Studies team of International Studies, and the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

12-2 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle, near the DugOut – Student Market – The IWU Peace Garden will sell fresh produce.

Logo4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – IDES Lecture: Dr. Caroline Bishop, "How to Make a Roman Demosthenes: Cicero and the Construction of Tradition"

* A Walls and Bridges Event

5 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. North Park

6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Homecoming Pizza Taste Off – The Pizza Taste Off will once again highlight some of the top pizza places in Bloomington and Normal. The Homecoming Court will be announced at 6 p.m. to kick off the event.

7:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. North Park – Live video at

Thursday, Oct. 16

10 a.m., Evergreen Racquet Club, East Washington Street, Bloomington – Women's Tennis - College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships Day 1

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Poetry Reading: Joanne Diaz's "My Favorite Tyrants" – Associate Professor of English Joanne Diaz will read from her new book, "My Favorite Tyrants," which was named the winner of the 2014 Brittingham Prize in Poetry. This event is sponsored by Tributaries, IWU's creative arts journal.

4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: A Program of Evelyn Chapel in Cooperation with IWU Interfaith – Come to Evelyn Chapel for late afternoon coffee, cookies, and conversation about the spiritual life and your questions about life and faith along with students from various religious and non-religious traditions.

8:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Homecoming Lip Sync Competition

Friday, Oct. 17

Through Sunday, Oct 19 Homecoming. See a list of events in the Homecoming brochure.

9 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Second City Touring Company – The Second City will bring its world-renowned satirical sketch and improv comedy to campus, sponsored by Student Senate.

10 a.m., Evergreen Racquet Club, East Washington Street, Bloomington – Women's Tennis - CCIW Championships Day 2

4 p.m., C101, CNS – Chemistry Colloquium – Susanna Widicus '00 of Emory University will speak on "Prebiotic Astrochemistry in the 'THz-Gap,'" hosted by Chair and Professor of Chemistry Becky Roesner.

7:30 p.m., Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, North East Street, Bloomington – Green Carpet Gala Concert, part of Homecoming events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the School of Music.

Saturday, Oct. 18

10 a.m., Evergreen Racquet Club, East Washington Street, Bloomington – Women's Tennis - CCIW Championships Day 3

1:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs. Augustana (Homecoming) – Live video at

2-4 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Alumni Reception at the Art GalleriesGallery hours are also extended during Homecoming Weekend: Saturday, Oct. 18 & Sunday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.

4:30 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. Wheaton

7 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. Wheaton

Sunday, Oct. 19

Logo10 a.m., Evelyn Chapel – Bridges, Not Walls: An All-Campus Service for Homecoming Weekend – This year's Homecoming service will engage the University's academic theme for the year, Walls and Bridges, and will lift up the ways people of faith are called to break down walls of hostility through practices of peace, justice and compassion. University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger will preach, current students will preside, and the Collegiate Choir, composed of current and alumni members, will sing.

* A Walls and Bridges Event

1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Camerata Orchestra and Chamber Music Reunion Concert, part of Homecoming events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the School of Music.

6 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Student Senate Meeting

Monday, Oct. 20

12 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – TEXT Talks at Evelyn Chapel

12:10 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Science Summer Camps – An Innovation Fund project.

Hart Career Center Programs For Students

Monday, Oct. 13

1:30-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center – Resumania! – Drop in with your resume for a quick review by a Human Resource specialist or Hart Career Center staff before the busy job and internship fair season heats up. Let us find your mistakes, not a potential employer!

Caterpillar will be on campus for internship interviews.

COUNTRY Financial will be on campus for internship interviews.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Ashton Place, Willowbrook – Fall Interview Day –Students must have applied and been selected for an interview in order to attend.

7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Peace Corps Information Session – Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

State Farm will be on campus for internship interviews.

Thursday, Oct. 16

2-6 p.m., ISU Bone Student Center – ISU Fall Career Fair – Don't miss the biggest job and internship fair in the area! See a list of employers attending.

Amica Mutual Insurance Company will be on campus for practice interviews.

Friday, Oct. 17

4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Career Center Alumni Speaker Series: Music Panel – Music majors, meet alumni in your field and discover their secrets to success and maybe even learn from their mistakes. Join us for the first of our Alumni Speaker Series and network with some IWU alums.

COUNTRY Financial will be on campus for internship interviews.

Kerber, Eck, & Braekel will be on campus for internship interviews.

McGladrey will be on campus for interviews.


Family Fun at Homecoming

The Faculty-Staff Recognition Committee would like to remind faculty and staff about a family event during Homecoming:

Family Fun on the Eckley Quad is Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Sodexo Menu

See this week's menu for the Faculty-Staff Dining Room at the Memorial Center.

Remembering Jim McGowan

A bur oak has been planted on the Illinois Wesleyan campus near The Ames Library in memory of Emeritus Professor of English James D. McGowan, who died July 20.

As part of the English Department's Homecoming Reception, on Friday, Oct. 17 at 3:45 p.m., a plaque and the tree commemorating his presence will be dedicated. If you would like to attend this short ceremony, meet at the English House, 1101 N. Main St., at 3:30 p.m. and Anne McGowan will lead us to the McGowan Bur Oak.

Announcing the Internal Process for the
2015 NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program Proposals

IWU Internal proposal deadline: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2014

Attention faculty researchers interested in the NSF MRI program opportunity – If you are interested in submitting an MRI proposal for instrument acquisition or instrument development:

1. Complete the preliminary proposal form (maximum 3 pages)
2. Save the completed form as a PDF, and
3. Email the PDF file to Shireen Schrock at in the IWU Grants Office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
4. This is a limited-submission program allowing institutions to submit up to three proposals; if three proposals are submitted, at least one must be instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition). In the case that more than three pre-proposals are submitted, the Provost will form an ad-hoc committee. This committee will review the preliminary proposals, judging each by the NSF merit review criteria (intellectual merit and broader impacts) while taking into consideration IWU's institutional and academic priorities and submit the maximum number of proposals to the Provost for consideration.
5. The Provost will take into account the advice provided by the ad-hoc committee review process and the review criteria outlined in the program RFP to make a final determination on proposals to be submitted to NSF.
6. Applicants will be notified of the decision by Dec. 5, 2014.

If selected to proceed, the final draft of the NSF MRI proposal is due to the IWU Grants Office on Jan. 15, 2015.

Additional information is available here:

- 2013 MRI program solicitation: Note: 2014 is listed as new solicitation available late September, but has not been released as of Oct. 3

- MRI Frequently Asked Questions

- IWU Grants Office website:

See NSF Conference notes & materials for tips, hints and more information about Broader Impact and Intellectual Merit

Questions? Please contact the IWU Grants Office: Shireen Schrock,, ext. 3902.


Oct. 13, 2014

Illinois Wesleyan University

Titans in the News

HRH Prince Georg von Habsburg-Lothringen was among European guests who spoke as part of a symposium on the fall of the Iron Curtain. Also in The Pantagraph.

David K. Adkins '83 was named president of Blackhawk Bancorp, parent company of Blackhawk Bank, based in Beloit. Also in the Beloit Daily News.

Broadway World
Megan Francomb '12 is the assistant director for The Cuckoo's Theatre Project new adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

> More Titans in the News


• Assistant Professor of Music Adriana Ponce published "Form, Diversity, and Lack of Fulfillment in the First Movement of Schumann's Fantasie op. 17." Music Theory Online 20, vol. 3.

Douglas Carlson '81, M.D., has been named professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

> Find more scholarly activity at Digital Commons @ IWU.


Think Green

Hydration Stations

A total of 10 hydration stations have been installed on campus, continuing to improve access to filtered water and help reduce single-use water bottles.

Sodexo provided a hydration station with the renovation of the DugOut area; three of these same units were installed in the new State Farm Hall; two were installed in The Ames Library and Hansen Student Center thanks to Student Senate and Sierra Student Coalition; one was installed in the Shirk Center thanks to the Athletic Department; and in Holmes Hall, a new station was added and the three offices supporting the installation costs dropped the use of Culligan water stations in their offices.

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