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Campus Weekly

Sept. 26, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News

NursingSchool of Nursing Renovations Simulate Hospital Setting
A $2 million renovation has transformed the garden level of Stevenson Hall into health care settings like those you'd find in a major medical center or a primary care setting.

JamesSeptember in Photos at Illinois Wesleyan
The semester got into full swing this month at Illinois Wesleyan, with an invocation to “stand together…amid a world full of beauty, but broken, too. May we grow this new year in wisdom and courage.” We've selected highlights of the month in photos.

AnnEckhardt Named Emerging Nurse Leader
Assistant Professor of Nursing Ann Eckhardt was honored among 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders on the basis of professional achievements, leadership and community and association involvement.

BookTheme Invites Discussion of Women's Power, Women's Justice
Illinois Wesleyan's campus community will wrestle with notions surrounding the intellectual theme "Women's Power, Women's Justice" in classes and in co-curricular programming during the 2016-17 academic year.

DavidFormer CIA Officer & Alumnus to Speak
Former CIA intelligence officer David Priess '93 will speak on Oct. 3 about his book The President's Book of Secrets, a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the President's Daily Brief.

posterTheatre Presents Imaginative Comedy Dead Man's Cell Phone
Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl, to be staged at the Jerome Mirza Theatre Oct. 4-9, explores the paradox of modern technology's ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age.

More News
Titan Athletics
  • TommyThe women's golf team placed third at the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic, held at the Ironwood Golf Course in Normal, Ill., on Sunday, Sept. 25.
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Monday, Sept. 26

Through Oct. 29 – The Ames Library – NIH Traveling Exhibit - “And There’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors”


Through Sept. 29 – Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce G. Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Art Exhibits by Ceramicist, Painter – “Functioning" by ceramicist Tim Kowalczyk and “Everyday Romances” by painter Ryan Richey will be on display.


12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: A Sustainable Model for Faculty Collaboration – Professor of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradáns will discuss different models for faculty collaboration across disciplines, including team-teaching and linked courses.

Student Homecoming Coalition events begin.


Tuesday, Sept. 27

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs. North Park University

Live streaming video at

Wednesday, Sept. 28

11 a.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Early History of IWU Women – University Archivist Meg Miner will speak about the early history of IWU women. This is a great opportunity during Homecoming week to think about our history as an institution and the roles that women played in crafting who we are today. A Women’s Power, Women’s Justice theme event.

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Faculty Discussion: Social Science Methods

12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Enhancing Note & Test Taking Skills – Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch!



Thursday, Sept. 29

4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: IWU's Weekly Interfaith Dialogue

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: Even the Rain – (2010, Spain) Presented by Professor of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradans.

7 p.m., C101, CNS – Natural Science Colloquium – James P. Carolan of Boston University will present, "Using Chemistry and Biology to Analyze the Keap1-Nrf2 Protein-Protein Interaction."

Friday, Sept. 30



4 p.m., C101, CNS – Natural Science Colloquium – Cesar Aguilar Puntriano of Brigham Young University will present, "Different roads lead to Rome: Integrative taxonomic approaches lead to the discovery of two new lizard lineages in the Liolaemus montanus group (Squamata: Liolaemidae)."

6 p.m., Normal, Ill. – Swimming and Diving at Illinois State Triangular

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Wind Ensemble Concert

Saturday, Oct. 1


1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs. Wheaton College (Homecoming)

Live streaming video at

4 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. Carroll University

6:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. Carroll University

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Hypnotist Chris Jones – Sponsored by Office of Student Activities.

Sunday, Oct. 2



1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Piano Concert

Monday, Oct. 3

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: "Trigger Warnings and the Marketplace of Ideas" – Presented by Meghan Burke, Chair of Sociology/Anthropology and Associate Professor of Sociology, and Frank Boyd, Associate Provost.


1:30 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – HLC Open Forum - Accreditation Criteria 1 & 2


2:45 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – HLC Open Forum - Accreditation Criteria 3 & 4


4 p.m., 201 A and Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – HLC Drop-In Sessions


4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Former CIA Officer David Priess '93 on The President's Book of Secrets – Alumnus David Priess '93 will speak about his book, The President's Book of Secrets, a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the President's Daily Brief (PDB). The PDB is a top-secret summary of the most pressing international events delivered daily to the President of the United States.

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Hart Career Center
Monday, Sept. 26

IWU Internship Fair – Campaign for your FUTURE
4-6 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center

Find out what great opportunities for internships exist for IWU students at our ONLY on-campus event for ALL majors! Practice networking, make valuable connections, and learn about community resources. You won’t want to miss this great event. Check out the Hart Career Center website for details.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Representatives from State Farm Insurance and The Horton Group will be on campus to interview students for internships and full time employment.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

6 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium

Caterpillar Inc. will host an information session for students interested in internship and full time employment opportunities.

Thursday, Sept. 29

KPMG will be on campus to interview students for internships and full time employment.

Friday, Sept. 30

Homecoming Hero Panel

4-5 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium
Welcome a panel of IWU Alumni Heroes as they share about their work in post-baccalaureate service programs like Peace Corp, Teach for America, and AmeriCorps.

Career Center
Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State universities jointly announced new Peace Corps Prep Programs, aimed at helping students build skills in leadership, foreign language proficiency and intercultural understanding.
Chicago Tribune
Cassidy Tarpey, a 2016 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan, was interviewed in a "Shout Out" segment.
Football players Jamal Jackson and Quincy Butler are taking a knee during the national anthem at Titan games in a show of protest against social and economic inequalities. Also reported on WJBC Radio.
The Pantagraph
Illinois Wesleyan students from the service fraternity Acacia volunteered at the local Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sept. 17.
Fond du Lac (Wis.) Reporter
Diana Hammer Tscheschlok '01, an educator for the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Fond du Lac County, will receive the Outstanding Young Alumna Award from Illinois Wesleyan.
(Riverbend) AdVantage News

Jane Ann Crabtree '20 and her sister Abigail were named recipients of the Bob Emig Foundation’s Todd Bruns Award for their efforts with the Sisterhood of Soccer organization.

More Titans in the News
  • Technology Trainer Kate Browne will be a speaker at the TEDx Normal event on Oct.22 at the Normal Theater.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art Carmen Lozar was invited to present and teach a workshop at a conference of the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass, Oct. 22-24, and her work is featured on the cover of the conference brochure.

  • Gregory Bereiter '01, a historian at the Naval History and Heritage Command where he’s currently researching and writing about naval operations in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, was featured in the American Historical Association member spotlight.

  • Award-winning investigative reporter Chris Fusco '94 has been named managing editor of the Chicago Sun-Times.

  • Dr. Ann Stroink '76, a neurosurgeon with Central Illinois Neuro Health Sciences in Bloomington, will be among three doctors presented 2016 Rock Doc Awards by the Illinois CancerCare Foundation.

Active Shooter Preparedness Training Reminder

Please remember to register for the Active Shooter Preparedness Training on Friday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-noon in CNS. 


Questions? Contact the Dean of Students Office, 556-3111.

Higher Learning Commission Open Forums & Drop-In Sessions

Illinois Wesleyan will undergo a comprehensive evaluation from the Higher Learning Commission on Oct. 3-4. Over these two days, there will be three Open Forum meetings concerning the Criteria for Accreditation and four Drop-In Sessions for University community members to speak to team members privately or in a group setting. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.


The University's Assurance Argument may be accessed online, as well as this

schedule of events:

Monday, Oct. 3
Open Forum - 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Criteria 1 & 2
Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library


Criterion 1: Mission

  • The institution’s mission is broadly understood within the institution and guides its operations.
  • The mission is articulated publicly.
  • The institution understands the relationship between its mission and the diversity of society.
  • The institution’s mission demonstrates commitment to the public good.

Criterion 2: Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct

  • The institution operates with integrity in its financial, academic, personnel, and auxiliary functions; it establishes and follows fair and ethical policies and processes for its governing board, administration, faculty, and staff.
  • The institution presents itself clearly and completely to its students and to the public with regard to its programs, requirements, faculty and staff, costs to students, control, and accreditation relationships.
  • The governing board of the institution is sufficiently autonomous to make decisions in the best interest of the institution and to assure its integrity.
  • The institution is committed to freedom of expression and the pursuit of truth in teaching and learning.
  • The institution ensures that faculty, students, and staff acquire, discover, and apply knowledge responsibly.


Open Forum - 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Criteria 3 & 4
Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library


Criterion 3: Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources and Support

  • The institution’s degree programs are appropriate to higher education.
  • The institution has the faculty and staff needed for effective, high-quality programs and student services.
  • The institution provides support for student learning and effective teaching.
  • The institution fulfills the claims it makes for an enriched educational environment.
Criterion 4: Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement
  • The institution demonstrates responsibility for the quality of its educational programs.
  • The institution demonstrates a commitment to educational achievement and improvement through ongoing assessment of student learning.
  • The institution demonstrates a commitment to educational improvement through ongoing attention to retention, persistence, and completion rates in its degree and certificate programs.

Drop-In Sessions - 4-5 p.m.
Private in Ames 201A
Group in Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library


Tuesday, Oct. 4
Drop-In Sessions - 8-8:45 a.m.
Private in Ames 201A
Group in Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library


Open Forum - 9-10 a.m.
Criterion 5
Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library


Criterion 5: Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

  • The institution’s resource base supports its current educational programs and its plans for maintaining and strengthening their quality in the future.
  • The institution’s governance and administrative structures promote effective leadership and support collaborative processes that enable the institution to fulfill its mission.
  • The institution engages in systematic and integrated planning.
  • The institution works systematically to improve its performance.


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Welcome New Employees

Kara Miller started Sept. 19 as Operations Coordinator in Business Administration, replacing Kyria Van Hoveln.

Sara Vore '13 started Sept. 23 as Events Coordinator in Alumni Relations, replacing Connie Vail.

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