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Oct. 30, 2017
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DownloadsMitsubishi Funds Grant for Student Internships
Ten Illinois Wesleyan students will each receive $1,000 to support their work in paid internships with local nonprofit and social service agencies for the second consecutive year, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation.
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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan men's and women's swimming and diving teams both got first place in the annual IWU Halloween Invitational, staged at Fort Natatorium on Saturday, Oct. 28.
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(Decatur) Herald & Review
Gianina Taylor Baker '04 will be honored as an outstanding alumnus by the Decatur Public Schools Foundation.
The Pantagraph
Faculty members Michael Weis and Greg Shaw discussed doubts that the release of new documents about the assassination of JFK will quell the public's preference for conspiracy theories.
(Wilmington, N.C.) Star News
Lisa Becharas, assistant cross country coach at Illinois Wesleyan, was the top women finisher in the Ironman 70.3 North Carolina triathlon.
Wall Street Journal
Chuck Ames, a 1950 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan who died on Sept. 22, thrived as a top executive of endangered industrial firms. (Subscription required)
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Monday, Oct. 30

11 a.m., Dugout RSO Counter, Memorial Center – Don't Be Afraid To Talk About Mental Illness  – Come get FREE candy, donuts, and other swag when you visit NAMI On Campus during lunch. We'll be playing Halloween music and advocating on behalf of those with mental illness.

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - General Education Task Force - Discussion of Proposed Model

4 p.m., 105, CLA – Religion Department Colloquium – McFee Professor of Religion Carole A. Myscofski will present “Hidden Judaism and Secret Magic: Records from the Portuguese Inquisition in Brazil, 1627-1628.”

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Generation, Revolution, and Memory in Post-War El Salvador

4 p.m., Second Floor Lounge, CLA – African Cultural Week: Beading Party – Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy will host a beading party that will feature Kazuri clay beads hand-painted by women who work at a fair trade cooperative in Nairobi, Kenya. All the money raised at the event will go to the Lamu Center for Preventative Health, a free healthcare clinic in Lamu, Kenya.


Tuesday, Oct. 31
12:15 p.m., Dugout Underground, Memorial Center – African Cultural Week - Drum Jam – The African Students Association and Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy will host an African drum jam over the lunch hour, for those interested in learning about African jembes and relieving stress in a musical way.
Afterward, Betty Ritchie-Birrer '47 and Ivan Birrer Endowed Professor William Munro will lead an information session about his May Term 2018 travel course to South Africa.

8 p.m., Dolan Hall – Dolan Haunted House  – Dolan Hall will be converted to a haunted house for the evening, sponsored by the Office of Residential Life.


Wednesday, Nov. 1
12 p.m., E101, CNS  – Academic Skills Series - Writing 101: Crafting Strong Papers – The Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs collaborate to present a series of programs designed to assist students in the development and/or strengthening of academic skills (in and out of the classroom) needed to be successful at IWU. Free Papa John's pizza provided for lunch.

5:30 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Oxfam Hunger Banquet – Purchase your ticket for a seat at the global table. The IWU Development Studies Team of the International Studies Program has selected the time leading up to Thanksgiving to hold its 15th annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet. This unique event gives participants pause to consider the conditions and systems of inequality of food distribution and consumption throughout the world, including environmental degradation. Meal tickets are required ($5 -- all ticket donations go to a hunger organization) and are limited to 50. Tickets can be purchased in CLA 126 (ask for Wendy West


Thursday, Nov. 2
4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – African Cultural Week - International Studies Colloquium – Teresa Barnes, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for African Studies at University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, will give the International Studies Colloquium talk on "South African Women in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle: Lives of Courage Revisited." Barnes is an Africanist scholar who specializes in women's history. Her talk will focus on her involvement in a project to digitize 55 interviews that were the basis of Diana Russell's book, "Lives of Courage: Women for a New South Africa." She also will speak about the database "Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires," which is available in The Ames Library's database collection.

7 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Film and Discussion: Check It  Check It chronicles the lives of members of an African-American, gay and trans street gang in Washington, DC.

Sponsored by PRIDE Alliance as part of the 3D Series (Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity), a campus-wide collaboration to have engaging and thought-provoking dialogue.

7 p.m., C101, CNS – Whooping Crane Conservation Efforts at the International Crane Foundation – Lizzie Condon, Outreach Coordinator at the International Crane Foundation, will give a brief overview of the history of Whooping Crane populations and discuss efforts to bring this species back from the brink of extinction. This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Department of Biology and Environmental Studies Program.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library –  International Film Series: La Bataille d'Alger –  Presented by Chair and Associate Professor of French Jim Matthews.

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


Friday, Nov. 3

8 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Second City Improv – Ever heard of Who's Line is it Anyway? Yeah, well this improv is even better. Come see for yourself!
Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.


Saturday, Nov. 4

10:30 a.m., Evelyn Chapel Basement – Harvesting Help: An Interfaith Service Day – Join IWU Interfaith, Alpha Gamma Delta, Pagan Student Association, Muslim Student Association, Circle K, and Student Senate for a service day of food repackaging, a food justice speaker with lunch, and work in the IWU Peace Garden.


Sunday, Nov. 5

3 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington – Fall Choral Concert

5:30-8:30 p.m., Hansen Student Center – African Culture Night – The African Students Association will host African Culture Night, an evening of free food and entertainment, to cap African Cultural Week.


Monday, Nov. 6

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - DACA Information Session – Admissions Counselor Melissa Ramirez ’14 will discuss Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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

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Hart Career Center

Friday, Nov. 3
Practice Interviews: Graduate School and Professional School

Hart Career Center

If you are planning on attending grad school, you need to prepare for the grad school interview process. There is no time like the present! Sign up now, while practice sessions are being offered. Visit Titan CareerLink and search IWU Practice Interview.

Career Center
Give Your Input for Downtown Bloomington

The Downtown Signage Committee for the City of Bloomington is seeking public input on three new design concepts for directional signage in Downtown Bloomington. In an effort to gain the most citizen feedback, there will be an opportunity for IWU students, faculty and staff to provide their feedback on the three options generated by the Downtown Signage Committee:


On Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the designs will be on display in the Dugout of the Memorial Center. Please stop by and let the Committee know which design you think is best for the project.


If you cannot make it over to the display, you can find the signs on the city's website and provide feedback at: If you have any questions, please contact Carl Teichman, Director of Government and Community Relations, at ext. 3429 or

IWU Benefits Fair

As noted in the Oct. 27 email from the Health Care Advocacy Committee (HCAC), the Benefits Fair has been postponed. The Fair will not be held Wednesday, Nov. 1 and Thursday, Nov. 2.  

Watch for more information once new dates have been determined. 

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