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Campus Weekly

Oct. 10, 2016

Look for the next edition Tuesday, Oct. 18 after Fall Break

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
KerryScholarships Support Students' Study Abroad
Thanks to a special scholarship fund at Illinois Wesleyan, students can fulfill their dreams of studying abroad.
Paul and WenonaHomecoming Speakers on Video
If you missed it during our Homecoming of Heroes, we honored Alumni Award winners, two of whom presented "Back to College Classes," and a panel discussed the impact of the 1966 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visit to Illinois Wesleyan's campus and the events that led up to his visit.
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Titan Athletics
  • TommyThe women's golf team earned its second-straight College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin women's golf title and 13th in program history on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Naperbrook Golf Course in Plainfield, Ill.
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Monday, Oct. 10

Faculty Open House – Prospective students and families are invited to visit campus and discover why Illinois Wesleyan is one of the nation's top liberal arts universities.  


12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: The Experience of Today's IWU Women – The University Council on Diversity, including co-chair and Dean of Students Karla Carney-Hall and Michael Thompson, associate vice president for institutional research, planning and evaluation and chair of the Campus Climate Assessment Committee, will present a Women’s Power, Women’s Justice theme event.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 11

8 a.m.-4 p.m., Atrium, CNS – Flu Clinic for IWU Students – A free flu clinic will be held on October 11th and 12th from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (or until supplies run out) for IWU students, sponsored by Arnold Health Service and the School of Nursing. (Flu shots for IWU employees will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Davidson Room, Memorial Center)

4 p.m., Auditorium, Welcome Center – Freeman Internships in Asia Information Session

Wednesday, Oct. 12

12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Understanding Faculty Expectations – Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

4 p.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Women's Tennis vs. Millikin University

7 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. Concordia University Chicago

Friday, Oct. 14

Fall Break Day – No Classes


Alternative Fall Break

Saturday, Oct. 15

1 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. Wheaton College – Live streaming video at

3:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. Wheaton College  – Live streaming video at

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – The Asia Project – Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

Monday, Oct. 17

11 a.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – IWU Circle K/Red Cross Blood Drive

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Meet IWU's 2016-2017 Fulbright from Russia

12 p.m., Hansen Student Center  – Wellness Chili Cook-Off – Register to enter your chili in the competition by Thursday, Oct. 14.

4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – General Education Town Hall – The General Education Task Force has been working on two very different revisions of the curriculum we introduced at the April Curriculum Café. While we are still considering minor revisions to this curriculum, the two new models we've been working on each offer a significant rethinking of the way we offer general education at IWU. The revisions are temporarily referred to as “Skills and Content” and “Question-Centered Curriculum.” We're offering two Gen Ed Town Halls in order to get as many faculty and staff voices as possible in discussion of these two revisions: Monday, Oct. 17, 4-6 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center, and Tuesday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., also in the Hansen Student Center. 


All faculty and staff are welcome. Please RSVP to with the date you plan to attend by Wednesday, Oct. 12. If you have any questions, please contact April Schultz ( or any member of the General Education Task Force (faculty members Mark Criley, Lynda Duke, Ellen Furlong, Pennie Gray, or Tina Isabelli).

Tuesday, Oct. 18

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Concert to Celebrate Female Jazz Artists

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Hart Career Center
Tuesday, Oct. 11

Freeman Asia Internship Program Info Session

4-5 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium

Come to this info session and learn about the opportunities available for current sophomores or juniors of any major who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Funding support for internships in Hong Kong, Japan or the Philippines includes airfare, housing, living allowance and all internship placement and visa costs.

Through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, IWU will again be able to support approximately 32 students to do internships in Asia for 6-8 weeks next summer. This opportunity is available to students who will return to the IWU campus for at least a semester following the internship.

Students who opt for summer internships are required to register and pay tuition for summer internship credit at Illinois Wesleyan at a deeply discounted tuition rate ($686). There is a limit of one internship award per student. For more information, contact Professor Teddy O. Amoloza at

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Employer Amica will be on campus from 2-4 p.m. in the Nell Eckley Lounge, Memorial Center, to meet students. They may add to their list of candidates who are interviewing Oct. 13 on campus for their positions (Future Leaders Program: Sales and Client Services Associate Account Manager and Future Leaders Program: Associate Adjuster) from students that they meet on the 12th. Students should bring resumes when they meet the reps on the 12th if they want to be considered for interviews the following day.

Thursday, Oct. 13

ISU/IWU Fall Career Day

4-7 p.m., Bone Student Center, Illinois State University

Head up the road and meet and greet employers seeking students for full-time positions and internships. Find more information.

Career Center
Titans In The News
Santa Fe (N.M.) Reporter
With Vaughn Irving '06 as artistic director, the Santa Fe Playhouse seems on track for one of its best years yet.
The Pantagraph
Professor emerita Donna Hartweg and Darrell Hartweg have been named 2016 Philanthropists of the Year by the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation.
The Pantagraph

Broadcaster Denny Matthews '66 was honored as Illinois Wesleyan's Distinguished Alumnus during Homecoming, where he was also reunited with members of the undefeated 1965 Titan football team.

More Titans in the News
  • At the annual meeting of the Reichert Foundation in Buffalo, N.Y., B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding was re-elected as vice president of an ambitious non-profit foundation working to establish programs and grants for hands-on instructional laboratories in physics, beyond the first year of university.
    Additionally, Spalding:
    • Gave an invited talk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, entitled, "A few considerations for faster-than-light and ghost imaging.” The talk was sponsored by LOCI, an advanced imaging center at UW-Madison.
    • Co-authored a research article that has been the most-read article in the American Journal of Physics for two consecutive months (so far).
    • Co-authored a new publication, "Ghost Imaging," Optics & Photonics News 27 (10) 38-45 (2016).

  • Music by alumni composers Eric Malmquist '07 and Brian Baxter '07 was included in the Ear Taxi music festival in Chicago, Oct. 5-10.

  • Charles "Voltaire" Prokopp '72 will star in Karloff, a one-man show about horror movie legend Boris Karloff, at APCOT Theater in Tucson, Ariz., through Oct. 30.

Annual Diversity Progress Report Forum

Wednesday, Oct. 19
4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center

Please join members of the University Council on Diversity for a presentation and discussion of the University’s progress on the diversity portion of the strategic plan. The annual Diversity Progress Report is available online for your review.

Questions? Contact Student Affairs (556-3111) or the Provost’s office (556-3101).

May Term 2017

As we begin to prepare for spring and May Term 2017 advising, a few reminders about May Term:

  • Beginning this academic year all May Term courses will be found in the Banner system; the Mellon Center is no longer producing the May Term Catalog. Relevant policies for May Term are now included in the University Catalog 2016-2017, pages 60-64.
  • The on-campus course fee for May Term 2017 is $625. Room and board charges for students who do not reside in University housing during the regular academic year are $183 (room) and $345 (board), should a student choose to live/eat on campus during May Term.  Please note: these fees are now tied to any increase in tuition, room, and board for the fall/spring semesters. Thus, the May Term on-campus course, room, and board fees will rise the same percentage as tuition, room, and board increases in any given academic year.
  • There are four travel courses scheduled for May Term 2017: London, Spain, Greece, and Kentucky. See course descriptions.
Welcome New Employees

LeAnn Hughes started Oct. 3 as the Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing, a new position due to the reorganization of Admissions and Communications.


Tammy Baker started Oct. 5 as the Student Employment Program Coordinator in Financial Aid. She replaces Monica Wong, who transferred to the Career Technology and Recruitment Specialist in the Career Center on Aug. 29, replacing Sue Noonan, who retired.

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