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Campus Weekly

Feb. 13, 2017

News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community

Campus News
LevIvanov Named American Prize Conducting Finalist
Lev Ivanov, who conducts the Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra, is a finalist in The American Prize national competition in the performing arts.
GroFormer Prime Minister of Norway to Give Stevenson Lecture
The Honorable Gro Brundtland, the first female prime minister of Norway and former director-general of the World Health Organization, will speak on sustainable development and climate change.
JackSweeney '17 Named Outstanding Marketing Student
Jack T. Sweeney '17, whose leadership roles on campus include serving as president of the American Marketing Association chapter, will be honored for his many contributions.
More News
Titan Athletics
  • For the second straight year, Illinois Wesleyan junior Rebekah Ehresman has been elected to the Academic All-District® 7 Division III women's basketball team and will be on the ballot for the Academic All-America® Team, where first, second, and third-team All-America honorees will be elected later this month.

  • The women's basketball team secured a berth in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin postseason tournament by defeating Carthage College on Saturday, Feb. 11.
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Welcome Prospective Titans

If you see these potential Titans on campus this week, give them a warm hello!

The following students are scheduled to visit:


Monday, Feb. 13 – Ethan Elazegui, veterinary medicine; Maquella Kuhlmann, pre-medicine; Kaitlyn McKeag, pre-medicine; Kang Ryul Min; Kate Smaage, nursing; Lucas Sohn, theatre

Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Zoe Kaznelson, music; and Lou Rasse, theatre arts

Wednesday, Feb. 15  – Worth Coons, diplomatic studies; Zachary Coons, business finance; Imani Graham, pre-medicine;  Ryan Lauciello and Lindsay Ring

Thursday, Feb. 16 – Madeline Allen, biology

Friday, Feb. 17 – Emily Ashman, occupational therapy; Jackson Castellon, business; Katie Goodwin; Brayden Hough, business; Maaz Imam, pre-medicine; Madison Lammert, elementary education; Gisella Mancera, nursing; Allison Miller, business administration; Hannah Sieg, undecided; Max Walter, physics; and Nicholas Wylie, engineering


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Tuesday, Feb. 14

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Guest Artist: Veronique Mathieu, Violin  – Mathieu will perform a guest recital featuring pianists Jasmin Arakawa and Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo, sponsored by the School of Music as part of the New Music Series. The program will feature Vayo’s composition Stations for violin, piano, and electronics.

Wednesday, Feb. 15


11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Founders' Day Convocation – Keynote speaker Mona Hanna-Attisha, named one of Time’s 100 most influential people for 2016 as a result of her work on the Flint, Mich., water system, will speak on "The Flint Water Crisis: A Journey for Justice."

12 p.m., E103, CNS – Academic Skills Series: Enhance Your Worldview: Study Abroad & International Learning Opportunities – Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

4 p.m., Fellowship Hall (Lower Level), Evelyn Chapel – The Women's March:  A Discussion – All IWU staff, students and faculty are welcome to join a discussion of the Jan. 21, 2017, Women's March and strategies for ongoing activism. Sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Chaplain's Office.

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Elmhurst College – Live streaming video at

Thursday, Feb. 16

4 p.m., C101, CNS – Earl H. and Marian A. Beling Lecture – Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics Trevor McGuire will present "A High Dimensional Version of Frobenius Numbers."

6 p.m., C101, CNS – 3D: Film and Discussion: "13th" – The Black Student Union will facilitate a discussion following a screening of this thought-provoking documentary, in which scholars, activists and politicians analyze the ties between the end of slavery, the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symphonic Winds and University Choir

Friday, Feb. 17

8 a.m.-8 p.m.,  – Random Acts of Kindness - NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) members will be walking around campus handing out compliment cards.

4 p.m., CNS C101 – Faculty Colloquium - Adriana Ponce: "Form and Expressiveness in Schumann and Chopin"

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

Saturday, Feb. 18

10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Scholars Day – Students who are admitted to Illinois Wesleyan are invited to participate in our Scholars Day program, an opportunity to learn more about the distinctive ways in which IWU will enhance their educational experience.

5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. North Central College – Live streaming video at

6 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Barrio Fiesta – Join S.A.L.S.A (Spanish and Latino Student Association) in our presentation of Latin American countries. There will be food, music and dances. Come learn how to dance common Latin American dances. ¡Nos vemos!

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

Monday, Feb. 20

Thank A Giver Day (TAG Day) – Thank A Giver Day provides our campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support our school. Tables will be set up for students to write thank you messages to donors at:
CNS Atrium & State Farm Hall (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
The Dugout, Memorial Center (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)


12 p.m., Davidson Room –  Non-Org: Greg Shaw - "What Do We Know About Political Knowledge" – Presented by Chair and Professor of Political Science Grey Shaw.

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Hart Career Center
Wednesday, Feb. 15


10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, Ill.

CareerFest is a job and internship fair hosted by Illinois Wesleyan in cooperation with other small colleges across Illinois. Our combined efforts give students the opportunity to network with employers and school districts in one location. Click the green "Search Employers" button on the website to see the 100-plus employers who are attending. Registration at the door ($20) is available. Bring multiple copies of your resume. 


Students who are registered to take the shuttle van should meet in the Welcome Center parking lot. The shuttle van will depart at 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16

KEB, LLP will be hosting internship interviews on campus.


Deloitte Consulting will host an info session from 5-6 p.m. in State Farm Hall Room 201.

Friday, Feb. 17

LinkedIn Networking Workshop
Noon-1 p.m.
Hart Career Center

Think you don’t know how to network, or even what it really means? Think again. Join us to learn about LinkedIn and how to utilize it in your internship and job search.


CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP will be hosting internship interviews on campus.

Career Center
Titans In The News
WGLT Radio
Economist Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, this year's Eckley Lecturer at Illinois Wesleyan, discussed how women's empowerment is a net gain for both developed and developing nations.
The (Racine, Wis.) Journal Times
Ryan Andersen '17 has been selected as a soloist for Illinois Wesleyan's annual Henry Charles Memorial Concerto-Aria Concert.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette
After his death on Feb. 1, longtime Champaign jeweler Neil Browne '74 was remembered as an honest man, a successful businessman and a skilled craftsman.
(Salem, Ill.) WJBD Radio
Jim Wasem '57, a former minor league baseball star and longtime college coach, was inducted into Patoka High School's Alumni Hall of Fame.
The Pantagraph
Yale University professor Laura Wexler told an Illinois Wesleyan audience that debate over the role of photography in influencing public opinion is as old as photography itself, and one of the early proponents of that role was Frederick Douglass.
The Pantagraph
The pediatrician who exposed the Flint water crisis, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, will be the Founders Day speaker on Wednesday at Illinois Wesleyan University.
More Titans in the News
  • Associate Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr was reappointed as Research Affiliate for a five-year term by the staff of the Integrative Research Center of the Field Museum, in recognition of his productive association with the museum, in particular the amphibian and reptile collection.

Save the Date - 2017 Recognition Celebration

The 2017 Recognition Celebration for faculty and staff is planned for April 24 from 12-1:30 p.m. Please be sure to save the date and watch for an RSVP announcement.

IWU Faculty/Staff Bible Study

The IWU Faculty/Staff Bible Study will begin a new study on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Evelyn Chapel (lower level) from 12:10-12:50 p.m. The new study will be covering the Book of 1 Samuel. The Faculty/Staff Bible Study is an interdenominational study in its 12th year here at Illinois Wesleyan and open to people of all faiths. We are a small group, and together we read through the Bible a chapter a week and then have an informal discussion that centers on life application of the readings to our own lives. If you are interested in joining, please email David Kistner at

Volunteer Opportunity

Do you have a heart for children? Volunteer today and help support Western Avenue's After School Program. The program is in desperate need of volunteers to help at-risk children in grades K-5. Volunteers will assist with reading and homework time, enrichment activities, and recreation. The After School Program is weekdays from 3:30-5 p.m., but ANY help would be greatly appreciated. 

There is a required one-hour Volunteer Orientation Session for tutors. All tutors/volunteers must also fill out three required documents:

All sessions are held at Western Avenue Community Center, 600 N. Western Ave., Bloomington. Map to the WACC.


Please send an email to Lisa Barton ( if you are interested or have further questions. 


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