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Campus Weekly
Nov. 6, 2017
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LilyChang '18 Hopes Research Can Help Refugees Assimilate
Inspired by her firsthand experience with refugees while studying abroad in Germany last year, Illinois Wesleyan senior Hsin-Jou (Lily) Chang '18 is delving deeper into research that she hopes can assist in solving the economic assimilation puzzle.
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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan women's soccer team advanced to the finals of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin tournament before falling to Wheaton in the championship game. The team awaits a decision at noon today from the NCAA selection committee about its inclusion in the field for the Division III women's soccer championships.
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Titans In The News
U.S. News & World Report
Distinguished Nursing Alumna Cheryl Reinking '87, chief nursing officer at El Camino Hospital in Silicon Valley, discussed the hospital's use of artificial intelligence to anticipate risks to patients.
The mother-daughter team of coach and player, Kim Nelson-Brown and Tyler Brown '19, have helped the Titans to a record-breaking volleyball season.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Deborah Rosenthal '73 will retire at the end of this year as Curator of Exhibits and Collections at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay.
WGLT Radio
Elisabeth Condon with the International Crane Foundation discussed conservation efforts prior to speaking Nov. 2 at Illinois Wesleyan.
Robert Feder Blog
Chris Fusco '94, managing editor and award-winning investigative reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, has been promoted to editor-in-chief.
Hyde Park Herald
Juan Salgado '91, chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, has been added to the Obama Foundation’s Board of Directors.
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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 and provide an overview of immigration policy.


1:30-3:30 p.m., Hart Career CenterExtra Drop In Hours for Resume Review –
Students, bring in your resume or cover letter for review by Hart Career Center staff and local employers – first come, first served basis.

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

9 p.m., The Underground, Memorial Center – Loudmouth Monday Open Mic – Lyrical Graffiti's free monthly open mic! Spoken word artists of any and all variety are welcome to perform, and anyone who loves hearing poetry and music should come and see the talent that exists in Bloomington-Normal.



Tuesday, Nov. 7

12:15 p.m., The Cartwright Room, Memorial Center – Jehanne Dubrow Masterclass – Come listen to poet Jehanne Dubrow, author of The Arranged Marriage and Dots & Dashes, give a masterclass on the project book and poetic sequences. Sponsored by Tributaries.

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Jehanne Dubrow Reading – Poet Jehanne Dubrow will read from her new collection, Dots & Dashes. Dubrow catalogs the domestic life of a military spouse, illustrating what it is like to live in a tightly constructed world of rules and regulations, ceremony and tradition, where “every sacrifice already / knows its place.” Sponsored by Tributaries.

7 p.m., Welcome Center – Evolution of Careers in Technology: Alumni Panel – Five IWU alumni will share important insights about their careers in the field of technology, from computer science to network engineering and cybersecurity:
Vanessa Macias '14, Fruition Partners; Bruce Cather '80, IBM; Beatrice Koka '16, Texas Instruments; Joshua Dean '03, security analyst at Pekin Insurance; and Tim Mills '00, Morningstar.



Wednesday, Nov. 8


12 p.m., E101, CNS – Academic Skills Series - Podium Skills: Improving Your Presentations – The Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs collaborate each semester 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.


12 p.m., Titan Room, Memorial Center (next to Conference Services) – Alternative Spring Break Info Meeting – Bring your lunch and learn about this year's Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge trip to Birmingham, Alabama from March 10-17, 2018. This trip is led by University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger, Director of Student Activities Liz Vales, and student leaders. Applications are available here – and are due no later than Nov. 20.

4 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Poli-Talks - The Creation of Islamophobia – Hannah Mesouani, assistant director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will lead a discussion in the Poli-Talks series.



Thursday, Nov. 9


Hart Career Center – Employer BDO – Representatives will host two opportunities: an information table in the lobby of State Farm Hall from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and an information session with pizza served in State Farm Hall Room 206 from 6:30-8 p.m.

4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: IWU's Weekly Interfaith Dialogue – In recognition of the different civic, religious, and cultural November traditions of remembering the dead, join us for a conversation about the ways we communally remember, grieve, and honor those who have died. Come and learn about and discuss the many different (and shared) practices of last rites, care of the body, funeral and memorial services, and ongoing annual commemorations. All worldviews and beliefs are welcome, and coffee, tea, sweets, and fruit will be served.

7 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – 3D: On Accents and Cultural Identity – Facilitated by Carmela Ferradans, professor of Hispanic Studies and Joanne Diaz, associate professor and chair of English. The 3D Series (Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity) is a campus-wide collaboration to have engaging and thought-provoking dialogue.

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

8 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Guitar Ensemble Recital



Friday, Nov. 10


Application due dateCareer Immersion Excursion 2018: New York City


Hart Career Center – Practice Interviews for Nursing Students – Sign up on Titan CareerLink

10:45 a.m., Flagpole by Presser Hall, south end of Eckley Quadrangle – Veterans Day Ceremony – There will be a brief ceremony in honor of Veterans Day at the flagpole on the Quad. ROTC students will lay a wreath at the flagpole, there will be commentary about the meaning of Veterans Day, and a soloist will perform. The ceremony will end with the playing of Taps. Please join us at the flagpole to honor all veterans; this is a free event and open to all campus and community members. Sponsored by the Dean of Students office.

4 p.m., CNS C101 – Faculty Colloquium - Professor of Physics Narendra Jaggi: "Exotica in Materials Physics: Heavy electrons, hidden order, nonmagnetic iron, and their cousins"

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



Saturday, Nov. 11

Fall Open House II  –  Our friendly open houses are opportunities for prospective students and families to visit, tour the campus, interact with faculty and current students, and learn more about what it's like to live, study and play here.

12 p.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving vs. Illinois Institute of Technology and Carthage College

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs. Millikin University – Live streaming video at

Also Senior Day - Fill the Shoe – Join the Campus Activities Board as we Fill the Shoe for IWU vs. Millikin University Senior Day. We will have giveaways, raffle prizes, and more! Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs.

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Combo



Sunday, Nov. 12

3 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Bach Against Modernity: Revelation, Revolution, and Religion



Monday, Nov. 13

​​International Education Week – ​​Observed Nov. 13-17, International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. IWU will host a range of activities designed to promote varied ways international education appears on our campus.

11:30 a.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Artist Talk – There will be a public artist talk in connection with the exhibit, "Distant Tracings // Tracing Distance," by Claudia Esslinger with Tom Giblin, as it opens for display in the Merwin Gallery.

"Drawing out a Narrative," an exhibit by Andrea Moreau, will be in the Wakeley Gallery.

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Safe Zone Training 101 – Presented by Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Greta Franklin.

More Events
  • Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr published about a new species of Andes frog from Peru in ZooKeys with open access: with von May, R., Moravec, J. & J.C. Cusi (2017): A new species of Phrynopus (Amphibia, Anura, Craugastoridae) from upper montane forests and high Andean grasslands of the Pui Pui Protected Forest in central Peru. ZooKeys 713: 131–157.

  • Byron S. Tucci Professor of Hispanic Studies Carolyn Nadeau will explore “Constructions of Taste in Francisco Martínez Montiño’s 1611 Cookbook” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Illinois State University as part of the the International Seminar Series.

  • B. Charles and Joyce Eichhorn Ames Professor of Physics Gabe Spalding gave a talk on Oct. 28 at the University of Minnesota, about three distinct kinds of time reversals that have been experimentally observed in his research.

  • Adam Kramer '96, band director at Fort Worth (Texas) Independent School District’s Southwest High School and Wedgwood Middle School, has been selected as the 2017-18 Bayard H. Friedman Chair for Teaching Excellence in Performing Arts.


America Recycles Day

Saturday, Nov. 18

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Hansen Student Center parking lot


The Ecology Action Center and Illinois Wesleyan University will host a MEGA Recycling Event. Most families recycle items we typically think of – plastic food containers, glass bottles, newspapers, cardboard, aluminum cans, etc. But what about other items? For one day only, residents can recycle the “other” recyclables at one place at the same time!


See the website for items that can be recycled. (And sign up to volunteer.)

Welcome New Employees

Vanessa Lockette started Oct. 30 as a custodian, replacing Maria Barnes, who retired.


Letina Slay started Oct. 30 as a custodian, replacing Mark Albright, who retired.

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