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Campus Weekly
Jan. 29, 2018
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RichardJenkins ’69 Nominated for Oscar
Illinois Wesleyan alum Richard Jenkins ’69 has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, his second career Oscar nomination.
MikeFaculty Book Launch Celebrates Works of Plath, Theune
The Department of English celebrated new books published by two faculty members in 2017 – Everything Shapes Itself to the Sea by James Plath and We Need to Talk: A New Method For Evaluating Poetry, co-authored by Michael Theune.
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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan women's track team finished second of 13 teams and the men's team was third of 15 teams at the Top Times Titan Open, held at the Shirk Center on Saturday, Jan. 27.
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Titans In The News

Richard Jenkins '69 is among those with local ties who are nominated for Academy Awards. Also reported by WMBD-TV and The Pantagraph.

WGLT Radio
Head women's soccer coach Dave Barrett accepted the rare chance to move to Division 1 for a head coaching job at Fairfield University in Connecticut – also returning him to family roots.
The Pantagraph

Rappers B.o.B and Waka Flocka Flame will share the stage in a concert on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Illinois Wesleyan's Shirk Center.

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Monday, Jan. 29

1 p.m., Hart Career Center – Practice Interviews  – Brush up on your interviewing skills with Allegra Thigpen from State Farm. Sign up on Titan CareerLink.



Tuesday, Jan. 30

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Info Session: Human Rights, Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability and Weir Fellowship Summer Internships – Students are invited to come and learn about how your passions for human rights, social justice, environmental sustainability and/or action research could translate into a paid summer internship for 2018. This informational session will introduce students to two sources of funding (see below), detail students' experiences from 2017, provide examples of qualifying internships, and include detailed information about the application process. Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, Action Research Center and Environmental Studies.

  • Thanks to the generous support of IWU alumni from the class of 1970, the Fund for Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, and Social Justice will offer up to $5,000 in individual stipends to qualified students who complete human rights, environmental sustainability, and social justice internships.
  • Through the leadership and generosity of Elizabeth Weir, the Action Research Center is proud to offer an annual action research fellowship. Weir Fellows work on projects that have been thoughtfully developed using action research strategies. The Weir Fellowship is valued at up to $1,200.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

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


Thursday, Feb. 1


World Hijab Day – A Day of Solidarity With and Learning From Muslim Women – Co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association, Jewish Student Association, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and IWU Interfaith:

  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Dugout – Come and learn about this day and gather together for lunch at Noon.
  • 4-5 p.m. in Evelyn Chapel – Join Muslim Student Association student leaders at ReligiosiTEA for conversation about the meaning and purpose of this day.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Film: 14 Kilometers – This 2007 Spanish drama follows the lives of three Africans who attempt to immigrate to Spain to pursue better lives. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as part of the Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series.


Friday, Feb. 2

(Through Saturday, Feb. 3) Jazz Fest

12 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – For Your Future Friday Series: Ace Your Interview – Interviews can make or break you. Can you give behavioral examples of your strengths? Do you know what questions to ask? This presentation will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to make every interview a great interview. Sponsored by the Hart Career Center.

4 p.m., Center Court, Hansen Student Center – TEDxIWU – Designed to highlight the innovative spirit of the Bloomington-Normal area, this event will bring together IWU students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community members to share their best ideas.


Saturday, Feb. 3

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Midwest Food Bank, Normal – IWU Interfaith Service Day

11 a.m., Shirk Center – Track and Field - Keck D-III Select Invitational – Live streaming video at


11 a.m.- 1 p.m. – First Floor Rotunda, The Ames Library – Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition Viewing – Docents will be turning pages of The Saint John's Bible Gospel and Acts Heritage Edition. Come anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and see the beautiful illuminations and calligraphy and learn about the making of this hand-written, hand-illuminated manuscript. For more information, visit

1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Fest Concert 

8 p.m., Shirk Center – B.o.B and Waka Flocka Flame


Sunday, Feb. 4

1 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Guest Concert: Altered Sound Duo – Sponsored by the School of Music.

3 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Faculty Recital: Ilia Radoslavov, piano


Monday, Feb. 5

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - IWU Historical Research – Presented by University Archivist Meg Miner.

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

7 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – IWU Alumnus Talk: Working with U.S. EPAJoe Daniels ’13 will present "Regulation and Human Health: An IWU Alum's Experience at the Environmental Protection Agency” about his EPA work, including a recent mission with FEMA doing hurricane relief work in Puerto Rico. Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program.

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  • Lindsey Fitzharris '04 is a finalist for a 2018 PEN Literary Award, one of the highest awards in American literature. Her acclaimed book, The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine, is on the shortlist for the E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing.

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