News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Acoustic Tractor Beam Named a Top 10 Physics Breakthrough
Creation of the first acoustic tractor beam by a team including Prof. Gabriel Spalding and alumnus Patrick Dahl '12 has been named among the top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2014.
Kendall '99 Wins Grant for Therapeutic Riding Facility
Maggie Kendall '99 is among winners of the Thank a Million Teachers Dream Big Teacher Challenge, for her dream of building Chicago's first therapeutic indoor riding facility.
Win '16 to Study Abroad at the Royal Danish Academy of Music
Megan Win '16, a music and psychology double major, will pursue both fields while studying in Denmark.
Amoloza Receives Distinguished Alumna Award
Professor of Sociology Teodora O. Amoloza received an alumni award for outstanding performance from the University of the Philippines College of Agriculture.
University Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll
Illinois Wesleyan was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the University's fifth consecutive year to be honored.
Campus Scenes Through the Lens of Marc Featherly
Take a look at Illinois Wesleyan's campus with 18 years of images from University Photographer Marc Featherly, in a slide show created to honor his retirement.
Dylan Overstreet '15 is among men's basketball nominees for the 2015 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company Good Works Teams. Also reported by the Paxton Record.
> Find highlights at www.iwusports.com.
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> See Winter Break Hours for dining facilities, The Ames Library, Shirk Center and Fort Natatorium.
Monday, Dec. 15
4:00 Hours – Campus Offices will close at 4 p.m. daily until Dec. 23
• 6 p.m., Bloomington, Ill. – Women's Basketball vs. Lindenwood University-Belleville – Live video at www.iwu.edu/livesports
Tuesday, Dec. 16
• 7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Loras – Live video at www.iwu.edu/livesports
Saturday, Dec. 20
• 3 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Rose-Hulman
Wednesday, Dec. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 4
Campus Offices closed for Winter Break
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015
Orientation and registration of new students
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
First day of classes
• 7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Wheaton – Live video at www.iwu.edu/livesports
• Professor of Art Miles Bair is now exhibiting paintings at the Marshall Gallery of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona. The paintings will be on display in the main gallery throughout the holiday season.
• Assistant Professor of Political Science Min-hyung Kim's new article, "Integration Theory and ASEAN Integration," has been published by Pacific Focus, Vol. 29, No. 3 (December 2014), pp. 374-394.
Another article, entitled "Still a Regulatory State? The European Union and the Financial Crisis" (with James A. Caporaso, Warren N. Durrett, and Richard B. Wesley), has appeared in Journal of European Public Policy, published online first, 6 December 2014, currently accessible here.
• Associate Professor and Scholarly Communications Librarian Stephanie Davis-Kahl was the guest co-editor of the latest issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC), which focused on Library Publishing. JLSC is a quarterly peer-reviewed open-access publication for original articles, reviews and case studies focused on library-led digital projects, online publishing, and scholarly communication initiatives.
In addition, Davis-Kahl:
- Presented "Getting to Gobsmacked: Faculty, Students & Open Access" at the Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter (ACRL/NY) 2014 Symposium, The Academic Librarian in the Open Access Future, on Dec. 5.
- Presented the ACRL webinar, "Celebrating Open Access Week: Scholarly Communication Initiatives in Academic Libraries" on Oct. 23.
• Music by Katie Bregman '15 is used at the beginning (0:00 through 1:12) of this trailer for an upcoming documentary film on incarcerated parents in the U.S. Though not a music major, Bregman studied composition for a couple semesters at IWU and is described by Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo as "a very gifted singer/songwriter."
> Find more scholarly activity at Digital Commons @ IWU.
Dec. 15, 2014
Titans in the News
The creation of the first acoustic tractor beam by a team including Professor of Physics Gabriel Spalding and Patrick Dahl '12 was named one of the year's Top 10 Physics Breakthroughs by Physics World.
Also reported locally by WBBD/WYZZ TV.
Wesleyan's Teddy Amoloza discussed relief efforts to help communities in the Philippines hit by the recent Typhoon Hagupit.
Wesleyan's Action Research Center teamed up with State Farm Bank to issue $2,500 grants to nonprofit groups who complete self-audits. Also reported by The Pantagraph.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette
Karen Perry '85, who made a lasting impression as superintendent of the Oakwood school district, died on Dec. 5
> More Titans in the News
Flexible Spending Accounts - Election for 2015
Although the deadline to return Flex Enrollment forms has passed, we need to receive one from all eligible employees. Unless you already have, please return your Flex form to Human Resources as soon as possible. Even if you don't wish to participate in Flex, your form still needs to be returned. We have additional forms in the HR Office if you have misplaced yours.
Please contact Marie Giusti at ext. 3971 if you have questions or need help completing your form.
Subscribe to the Staff Forum (staforum) or Faculty Forum (facforum) listservs.
See campus job openings.
Illinois Wesleyan students in the Environmental Studies course, War on Cancer: Does Environment Matter? prepared an informational video, War on Cancer: Drink Up, Drink Safe, with tips for fellow students.
Bicycles on Sound Ideas
WGLT will interview Senior Web Developer and Bike Committee Chair Michael Gorman '10 on Wednesday, Dec. 17, to talk about Illinois Wesleyan's recent Bicycle-Friendly University award and campus bike programs.
> Visit the GREENetwork blog.