Campus Weekly

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Oct. 5, 2015

Campus News

JuanSalgado '91 a MacArthur "Genius"
Chicago-based community leader and Illinois Wesleyan alumnus Juan Salgado was named a MacArthur Fellow, awarded a "genius" grant as an investment in his originality, insight and potential.

Kat Producer Kat White '85 Wins Emmy for Documentary Film
Alumna Kat White '85 served as an executive producer of The Trials of Muhammad Ali, which won a News and Documentary Emmy.

Internship Fair Former Interns Return to IWU as Recruiters
Among the many alumni who represent their employers at Illinois Wesleyan's annual internship fair are newly employed grads looking to fill their own former intern positions.

Joerg Tiede Pens Book on Founding of AAUP
In his book, University Reform, Wesleyan's Hans-Joerg Tiede examines the history of defending academic freedom – a topic he says remains highly relevant today.

ElBaradei Nobel Prize Winner Says New Mindset Needed
Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei said the United States needs to be willing to negotiate to reduce threats to world peace. Coverage of his campus visit included WGLT Radio and The Pantagraph.


For the 12th time, the Illinois Wesleyan women's golf team won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championship.

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Monday, Oct. 5

Lobby/Banner Decorating for Homecoming begins

12 p.m., Pillsbury Room, Memorial Center – Text Talks in the Pillsbury Room – Text Talks are a weekly gathering led by the University Chaplain for any students interested in reflection on and dialogue with interesting, inspiring, difficult, and/or demanding biblical texts.

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 6

5 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Men's Soccer vs. Hannibal-LaGrange College

5 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – May Term Travel Course Fair – Professors will be available at the fair to describe travel courses in detail and answer questions. More information below.

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. Wheaton College – Live video at

theatrePerformances nightly through Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., McPherson Theatre – Play: Blown Youth – The School of Theatre Arts will present the Midwest debut of this new play, which retells Shakespeare's Hamlet with a woman at the center.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

12 p.m., E101, CNS – Academic Skills Series - Procrastination: Getting Started on Getting Started

12 p.m., Room 106, State Farm Hall – First Meeting of This Year's Scholars at Risk Advocacy Seminar – If you would like to directly impact the life of an imprisoned or at-risk scholar around the world, please come and find out more.

3 p.m., Eckley Quad, near Joslin Atrium – IWU Peace Garden Market – (Weather permitting) Selling a variety of fresh produce from the IWU Peace Garden.

6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Homecoming Pizza Taste-Off

7 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Women's Soccer vs. DePauw University – Live video at

Thursday, Oct. 8

4 p.m., Room 206, State Farm Hall – Taking the Road Less Traveled – Students who studied abroad in developing countries during the past year will share their experiences, sponsored by International Studies.

4 p.m., Basement / Fellowship Area, Evelyn Chapel  – ReligiosiTEA – Come to Evelyn Chapel for late afternoon coffee, cookies, and conversation about spiritual life and your questions about life and faith along with students from various religious and non-religious traditions.

4 p.m., Joyce Eichhom Ames School of Art Building – Reception for Spencer Sauter '70 Art Exhibit – Sauter's work is on display in the Wakeley Gallery through Nov. 5, alongside the Faculty Biennial in Merwin Gallery.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Student Composition Concert

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

Friday, Oct. 9

Homecoming – Events through Sunday, Oct. 11. Details at

7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 313 N. East St., Bloomington – Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra Concert

9 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team – As seen on NBC's hit reality TV show America's Got Talent, sponsored by Student Senate.

Saturday, Oct. 10

8:30-11:30 a.m. Homecoming Family Fun on the Quad – The campus community is invited for an all-free event, featuring a pancake breakfast, the Titan Pep Band, IWU cheerleaders, Tommy Titan, wild style face painters, funbelievable balloon artist, Chemistry Club, Physics Club, Titan spirit dogs, cotton candy, inflatables, games, prizes and more!

9 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. University of Saint Francis

1:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs. Millikin University – Live video at

2 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhom Ames School of Art Building – Art Gallery Reception for Alumni

3:30 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Women's Soccer vs. Carthage College

6 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Men's Soccer vs. Carthage College – Live video at

Sunday, Oct. 11

10 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. Carthage College

11 a.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – Homecoming Pride Alumni Community Brunch – Pride Alumni will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of GLOW (Gays and Lesbians of Wesleyan) by welcoming Jason Dennis '00, teacher and coach at Oak Park and River Forest High School, who will present "The Power of Allies." Part of the Queer Lives Speaker and Performer Series.

1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Piano Dedication Recital – The School of Music will celebrate its new Steinway Concert Grand piano, made possible through a donor’s generosity.

2 p.m., McPherson Theatre – Play: Blown Youth

Monday, Oct. 12

Faculty Open House – For prospective students and families.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – "Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading" – Kimberly Davis, associate professor of English at Bridgewater State University, will give a talk related to her recent book, Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading. The book examines how white readers engage with African American texts (through book clubs, listening to hip hop, watching films) in ways that are both problematic and can potentially lead to genuine self-examination and change. Sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta and The English Society.

Hart Career Center Programs For Students

Monday, Oct. 5

12 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Allstate APEX 2016 Recruitment Lunch – Attend this informational session to learn about a great chance to build your resume as well as secure a potential full-time job offer. We will be joined by Nick Kenaga ’13, an IWU alum and financial analyst at Allstate. Free pizza and drinks will be provided.
5-8 p.m., UIC Forum, 725 Roosevelt Road, Chicago – Grad School Fair – Want to change the world? The Idealist Grad School Fair focuses on graduate programs for futures in non-profits, public service and socially responsible business. Free public event.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Caterpillar will be on campus for internship interviews.

MB Financial Bank will be on campus for internship interviews.

State Farm will hold practice interviews.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Deloitte LLP will be on campus for internship interviews.

COUNTRY Financial will be on campus for interviews.

Amica will hold practice interviews.

Thursday, Oct. 8

4-7 p.m., Bone Student Center, Illinois State University – ISU Fall Career Fair – Don't miss the biggest job fair in the area! Students from all majors looking for full-time employment should attend. Visit for a list of employers attending.

Friday, Oct. 9

12 p.m., Hart Career Center – Ace Your Interview - For Your Future Friday Series – Interviews can make or break you. Can you give behavioral examples of your strengths? Do you know what questions to ask? This Hart Career Center presentation will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make every interview a great interview. Pizza served.

4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Sports Career Panel - Alumni Speaker Series – How does success on the athletic field translate to success in the professional world? Welcome former student athletes who translated their IWU athletic team experiences into successful careers both inside and outside the sports world. Sponsored by the Hart Career Center.

•  CliftonlarsonAllen LLP will be on campus for internship interviews.

State Farm will hold practice Interviews.


Campus Safety Walk

The annual Campus Safety Walk will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. Chuck Adam (Security), Jim Blumberg (Physical Plant), Matthew Damschroder (ORL), Karla Carney-Hall (Dean of Students), and Jake Thaker (Student Senate) will walk campus reviewing lighting, landscaping or other areas with safety in mind. 

Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit any areas of concern by emailing or calling the Dean of Students office (556-3111). If you would like to join the Campus Safety Walk, you are also welcome to do so. Please notify the Dean of Students office of your interest.

May Term 2016

The 2016 May Term Catalog is now available online.

For those students who are interested in a travel course, please attend the May Term Travel Course Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5-7 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center.

The day after the Travel Fair (Oct. 7), application forms will be available online.

Please note: Completed applications for travel courses are due to the Mellon Center (3rd floor, CLA) by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Registration for May Term on-campus courses is Monday, Nov. 16.

Please note: the fee for an on-campus course is $600 and room and board fees may apply. Please see the May Term Catalog for specific details regarding these fees.


See this week's specials in the Sodexo News Scoop or see the menu for the Faculty/Staff Lounge.

Illinois Wesleyan University

In This Issue

- Campus Safety Walk
- May Term 2016

Titans In The News

Chicago Tribune
Juan Salgado '91, president and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino on Chicago's West Side, won a MacArthur "genius" grant. (Free digital subscription required.) Also reported by The Pantagraph.

Salgado told WJBC Radio (audio) that his economics professors at Illinois Wesleyan were "THE game changer" in getting where he is today.

The Hanover (Pa.) Evening Sun
Abraham Lincoln re-enactor James Getty '54 died Sept. 26, remembered not only for his career but for the impact he left on his family and the community.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette
"It's rare when you get to do what you love for a living," says Bobby Poynton '80, about singing with the international recording group, The Lettermen.

The (Santa Fe) New Mexican
Vaughn Irving '06 is joining the Santa Fe Playhouse as artistic director.

Chambersburg (Pa.) Public Opinion
Paul Saberin '60 turned his passion for painting and sculpture into a career.

(DeKalb) Daily Chronicle
Richard Jenkins '69 reflected on his Emmy win and enduring connection to his native DeKalb – where The Egyptian Theatre marquee celebrated his win.

> More Titans in the News


•  Professor of Music Kent Cook will perform as part of an American Liszt Society concert at The Ohio State University on Oct. 18.

•  Associate Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr published, with Jarvis, L.E., Angulo, A., Catenazzi, A., von May, R., Brown, J.L. & J. Lewis (2015): "A re-assessment of priority amphibian species of Peru." Tropical Conservation Science 8(3): 623–645. Open access online.

•  Kacie Graves '16 spent several months in Morocco on an SIT Study Abroad program and produced a story, "Christians in Morocco: A Crisis of Faith," featured in U.S. News & World Report.

•  Eric Gardner '89, professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University, authored the book, Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African American Literature, and Periodical Culture, published by Oxford University Press. Some of his research drew inspiration from conversations with Pam Muirhead ’68 and Jack Muirhead ’62.

•  Leah Merrifield ’78 is assistant vice chancellor for community engagement at Washington University in St. Louis, whose College Prep Program received $400,000 in support from AT&T Aspire.

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


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