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Campus Weekly

Dec. 5, 2016

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
NovemberNovember at Illinois Wesleyan
In November, we tried to be good to each other, even when we disagreed. Students traveled more than 900 miles to personally deliver coats and food; we congratulated student leaders, award-winning student-athletes and long-suffering sports allegiances. We invite you to take a look at our month in photos.
NovemberTitan 'Green' Takes on New Meaning Through Student's Sustainability Efforts
A sophomore double majoring in environmental studies and theatre arts, Dominic Gambaiani's dramatic flair puts a creative twist on living sustainably.
CrystalVoice Students Advance to National Competition
Based on their performances in regional competition, seven Illinois Wesleyan students advanced to semi-finals and two others are eligible to compete in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2017 national student auditions.
WritingAnnual Gateway Essay Contest Winners Announced
Rebecca Anderson '19 won Illinois Wesleyan's 2015-16 contest for her essay, "I, the unreliable, Rigoberta Menchu." Abigail Kauerauf ’19 and Madeline Gibson ’19 were also honored for their essays.
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Titan Athletics
  • TommySenior Meg Stanley won two events as the Titan men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed in the A3 Carthage Classic in Kenosha, Wis., on Saturday, Dec. 3.
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Monday, Dec. 5

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

Tuesday, Dec. 6

7-11 p.m., The Ames Library – Anti-Procrastination Project – Outreach Librarian/Professor Sue Anderson and the Writing Center staff will be in The Ames Library to support students in completing projects/papers/videos etc. 

Starting a paper and don’t know where to begin? Anderson can talk you through the research process and help you find just the right articles. Writing Center tutors and Joel Haefner will be on hand to review drafts of papers. Poster printing on demand will be available from 7-10 p.m.

Two massage therapists will be available from 7-9 p.m. to relieve stress; sign-up sheets are on the door of Room 139 for 10-minute slots. 

We want to help students finish the semester projects due before finals. Come to Ames to GET IT DONE! Snacks and de-stress fun will also be in the mix. 

Wednesday, Dec. 7

11 a.m., The Ames Library – Course Cluster Closing Symposium

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. North Park University – Live streaming video at

Thursday, Dec. 8

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

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: Departures – (2008, Japan) Presented by Assistant Professor of German, Russian and Asian Languages Jeremy Sather.

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Student Composition Concert – Sponsored by the School of Music.

Friday, Dec. 9

Last day of classes

4-6 p.m., Acacia (Adams Hall), North Main Street, Bloomington – Acacia Holiday Party – Faculty and staff are invited.

Saturday, Dec. 10

7 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – AcaChristmas – Take a break from studying for finals and celebrate the holidays with Illinois Wesleyan University's a cappella groups: Touch of Class, Silence Interrupted, and Suspended!

Monday, Dec. 12

Reading Day (NO CLASSES)

More Events
Titans In The News
Chicago Sun Times
Alison Vesely '79, co-founder of Oak Brook's First Folio Theatre, died on Nov. 25. Also remembered in Broadway World and the Daily Herald.
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times
Brittany Ambler ’15 is performing in A Show Palace Christmas Spectacular through Dec. 25 in Hudson, Fla.
The Pantagraph
James Plath, student newspaper advisor and R. Forrest Colwell Endowed Chair and Professor of English, discussed the rise of "fake" news on the Internet.
More Titans in the News

Campus Protocol –  Active Shooter or Other Violence

In light of the recent incident at Ohio State University, several faculty and staff asked for a reminder about our protocol regarding campus violence (whether an active shooter or other act of violence). This information was shared in the fall safety newsletter with all faculty, staff and students, but we all need regular reminders about our options. This video was produced by Ohio State and outlines university-centered strategies in the event of an active shooter. 


Our campus protocol is as follows:

  1. If an active shooter is present, you will be notified by IWUAlert message of the issue and area of concern. In accordance with the guidance in the video, you should either evacuate (if that can be done safely) or secure your location. The choice to “fight” as outlined in the video is a difficult one and must be made individually. 
  2. Bloomington Police will be responsible for all instructions once they arrive on the scene.  Any additional updates will be provided via IWUAlert and email.
  3. An IWUAlert will notify the campus community when the crisis is under control. A notice will also be posted on our website home page. 


If you are interested in additional training, you may also choose to participate in an online educational program offered by FEMA regarding responding to an active shooter.  The course in an interactive online course titled “Active Shooter: What You Can Do.”



Faculty-Staff Holiday Party

Faculty and staff are invited to the Illinois Wesleyan University 2016 Holiday Luncheon:

Friday, Dec. 16

11:45 a.m.

Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center


Please RSVP to or 556-3540 by Monday, Dec. 12 if you plan on attending and if you wish to be included in the gift drawing.

holiday invitation

2017 Insurance - Open Enrollment

Have you decided to make a change to your medical and/or dental coverage (switch plan options or add/delete a dependent)?  These changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2017.  To guarantee that all changes are in place Jan. 1, we will need your completed enrollment form returned to Human Resources no later than Dec. 9.  Please contact Marie at ext. 3971 to get an enrollment form.


Enrollment forms received after Dec. 9, but no later that Dec. 31, will be processed as soon as possible. You will have coverage effective Jan. 1, but you may not have your insurance cards prior to Jan. 1.


If you do not wish to make any changes to your medical/dental coverage, you do not need to do anything.

2017 Flex Enrollment

Please remember to return your Flex form to the Human Resources Office by Monday, Dec. 12Even if you do not wish to participate in Flex, the form still needs to be returned to HR. If you have questions or need help completing your form, please contact Marie at ext. 3971.

United Way 

From the IWU United Way Committee:

Thank you for your contributions to the McLean County United Way! With your support, IWU has raised $16,726. If you still wish to make a contribution, return your pledge form or gift to the Human Resources Office, 209 Holmes Hall.


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