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Campus Weekly
Dec. 11, 2017
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
RichardJenkins '69 Nominated for Golden Globe
School of Theatre arts alum Richard Jenkins '69 has been nominated for both a Golden Globe and Critics' Choice award as best supporting actor for his role in “The Shape of Water.” The Globes are often seen as predictors of Oscar nominations, to be announced next month.
SavannaStudent Earns $500 Grant for YWCA
Making a difference in the local community while learning to write an effective proposal in Illinois Wesleyan's Grant Writing course, Savanna Steck '18 earned a $500 grant for YWCA McLean County, which will enable the agency to serve healthier food to more than 330 children throughout the school year.
HerbGetz Scholarship Makes College Dreams a Reality
Grateful for the scholarship support that enabled them to attend Illinois Wesleyan, class of 1977 alumni Herb and Susan Getz created a scholarship for similar students today. "We’ve been very fortunate – largely because of our Illinois Wesleyan education – to have the resources to give back,” Herb Getz said.
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Titan Athletics
  • Senior Conner O'Neil has become the first player from Illinois Wesleyan selected to play in the Patriot All-America Invitational golf event Dec. 29-31 at the Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield Park, Arizona. A field of 80 elite collegiate golfers have been chosen to compete on The Wigwam's famed Gold Course. In cooperation with the Folds of Honor Foundation, each golfer playing in the Patriot All-America represents a fallen soldier by carrying a golf bag with the name and branch of service of a fallen or injured military member.
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Titans In The News
(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald

Sammi Grant '12 is a professional dialect coach, and worked with the cast of "Billy Elliot the Musical" playing this month at Chicago's Porchlight Music Theatre.

The Pantagraph
John Ficca, retired head of IWU's School of Theatre Arts, staged a reading of his autobiographical play, "Safe Like the Sparrow Hawk," at Heartland Theatre.
CBS Chicago

Sarah Bockel '10 is leading the national tour of “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical,” taking on the iconic role in the story of King's life.

The Pantagraph

The Small Business Development Center at Illinois Wesleyan University, which opened in March, has exceeded its initial goals and is already serving 105 clients in McLean County.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Al Black '79 is among successful IWU basketball players who can attest to the influence of former Prospect coach Ron Ashley, whom they honored at a reunion.


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Monday, Dec. 11

Reading Day (NO CLASSES)


1:30-3:30 p.m. Daily through Friday, Hart Career Center – Walk-In Hours – Students can drop by for assistance. Some spring internships are still available and many employers are taking resumes for summer internships.


7-10 p.m., The Ames Library – Reading Day Massages and Finals Help – Join us at The Ames Library on Reading Day to de-stress with a massage and get one-on-one help with finals from a librarian. Two professional masseuses will be offering free 10-minute massages to students. Librarian Sarah Lindenbaum will be on hand to provide help with final papers, projects, and any other questions. Need help tracking down an article or figuring out how to format citations for your bibliography? Don't know where to start with that paper? She's got you covered! The sign-up sheet for massages is on Lindenbaum's door in Ames 145 (main floor). Act quickly, because space is limited.

9 p.m., Fellowship Area, Evelyn Chapel – Holiday Study Break at Evelyn Chapel – Take a break from finals and enjoy an hour of holiday music, cookie decorating and eating, hot chocolate, and a surprise guest! Sponsored by Evelyn Chapel.


10-11 p.m., Bertholf Commons –  Late Night Breakfast – As students prepare for finals, members of the President's Cabinet will be serving French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage links, and potatoes. Pastries, cereal, and fruit will be available. Free for all students with a student ID.



Tuesday, Dec. 12

Through Friday, Dec. 15 – Final examinations

11 p.m.-2 a.m. (also Tuesday, Dec. 13), Dugout, Memorial Center – PB & J Extravaganza – Late night studying just got easier! Come and make your own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, grab some fresh fruit, or indulge in complimentary coffee and hot cocoa. We also have some give-aways and you can register to win one of four emergency car kits. The Memorial Center will extend its hours until 2 a.m., so take a break from studying for finals and come join us! Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.


Wednesday, Dec. 13

11 a.m., Heartland Bank and Trust Company, 200 W. College Ave., Normal – SBDC Seminar: How to Start a Business in Illinois

Piper and Calvin


11 a.m.-1 p.m., President's House – Between Exams Barks and Beverages Break – "First Dog" Calvin and his furry friend Piper invite all students to stop by for pet therapy and a warm drink.



Thursday, Dec. 14

5 p.m., Turfler Room, Memorial Center – December Graduates Dinner – By invitation only, sponsored by the Office of the President and Office of Alumni Engagement.


Friday, Dec. 15

Through Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Collegiate Choir Tour


11:45 a.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Faculty-Staff Holiday Luncheon
Sponsored by the Faculty-Staff Recognition Committee.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP by today (Dec. 11) at “” or call 556-3540 so we have a correct meal count. Please indicate special dietary needs when you RSVP. Your RSVP will enter you in the gift drawing. If you don’t want to be in drawing, indicate that when you RSVP.



*See Facility Hours for Winter Break (Ames, Sodexo, Shirk & Fort Natatorium)




Saturday, Dec. 16

5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point –  Live streaming video at


Sunday, Dec. 17

3 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Washington University in St. Louis –  Live streaming video at


Monday, Dec. 18


Through Thursday, Dec. 21 4 O'Clock Hours – Campus Offices will be open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily until the campus closes for Winter Break.


*See Facility Hours for Winter Break (Ames, Sodexo, Shirk & Fort Natatorium)


Friday, Dec. 22


Through Monday, Jan. 1 – Winter Break – Campus Offices will be closed until 2018, reopening Tuesday, Jan. 2. (Spring semester classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 10.)


*See Facility Hours for Winter Break (Ames, Sodexo, Shirk & Fort Natatorium)


Tuesday, Jan. 2


Through Friday, Jan. 5  – 4 O'Clock Hours – Campus Offices will be open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.


Wednesday, Jan. 3

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


Saturday, Jan. 6

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

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

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Pay Period Calendar Now Online

Instead of distributing the bi-weekly payroll calendar and timecard deadlines on paper, for next year the calendar has been made available online at

2018 Flex Enrollment

Please remember to return your Flex form to the Human Resources Office by today (Monday, Dec. 11)Even 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 Reminder

From the IWU United Way Committee:

Please consider making a contribution or pledge to the United Way of McLean County this year.


You can choose to make your donation as a payroll deduction or by credit card. You can also designate a specific United Way partner agency to receive your contribution. For faculty and exempt staff who are paid monthly, please select the following link to contribute electronically:

For non-exempt staff who are paid biweekly, please select the following link to contribute electronically:


You can also contribute using the traditional pledge form. Please return completed pledge forms to Marie Giusti, Human Resources Representative, who is serving as our United Way liaison.  

Thank you!

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