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Campus Weekly
Feb. 12, 2018
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ScholarshipMcLean County High School Grads Guaranteed $27,000 in Annual Scholarships
Students who graduate from a McLean County High School this spring and are admitted to attend Illinois Wesleyan University are now guaranteed no less than $27,000 in annual scholarships thanks to the McLean County Scholarship, made possible by the Illinois Wesleyan Associates.

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JeremyHamilton’s Jeremy McCarter to Speak at Founders’ Day Convocation
Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, will give the keynote speech at Illinois Wesleyan's Founders' Day Convocation on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
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Titan Athletics
  • Sophomore Amber Gauthier set a school record with her third place finish in the 3-meter diving competition at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin diving championships at IWU's Fort Natatorium on Saturday, Feb. 10.
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Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

Dave Kindred '63 won the PEN America ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing.

The Pantagraph

The co-author of the best-seller “Hamilton: The Revolution,” will be the keynote speaker at Illinois Wesleyan University's Founders' Day Convocation on Feb. 21.

The Pantagraph

Darcy L. Greder, associate dean of students and Title IX deputy coordinator, will participate in a panel discussion at Heartland Theatre Company's production of "For the Loyal," which is under artistic direction by Rhys Lovell '87.

Inside Indiana Business

Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. has promoted Carrie Jost '98 to vice president of communications.

Crain's Chicago Business

Ryan J. Vaughan '08, director and leader of the Chicago tax practice for Mazars USA LLP, discussed implications of the new tax law for businesses and business owners.

WGLT Radio

An exhibition of posters in the Merwin Gallery showcases the work of artists who are taking a stand for human rights by challenging gender inequality.

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Monday, Feb. 12


12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - DTE and Entrepreneurial Activities at IWU – Tara Gerstner, coordinator of entrepreneurial activities and adjunct instructor of Business Administration, and Mark Genrich, visiting assistant professor of Design, Technology and Entrepreneurship, will share information on the Entrepreneurial Fellowship, related activities on and off campus, and provide an update on the DTE program.


4 p.m., 105, CLA – Instructions for God's Gift: Emotional Management in the Cultural Transmission of Evangelical Sexuality – Assistant Professor of Sociology Courtney Irby will give a talk on evangelical Christianity and sexuality, focusing on different discourses on how sex represents a "gift of God," and the ways religious leaders manage emotions such as shame, guilt, and pleasure among their followers. Sponsored by the Religion Faculty Student Colloquium.


Tuesday, Feb. 13


1-4:40 p.m., Hart Career Center – Practice Interviews – Geoff Wong of State Farm Insurance will host practice interviews in the Career Center. Spots still available; sign up on Titan CareerLink.


Wednesday, Feb. 14


Hart Career CenterHappy Valentines Day – Be BRAVE and CURIOUS and stop into the Hart Career Center for a piece of chocolate and the pathway to your future.


11 a.m., Commerce Bank, 1339 E. Empire St., Bloomington – How to Start a Business in Illinois – Small Business Development Center Assistant Director Katelyn Hill and local entrepreneurs will lead an informative seminar.

11:30 a.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – State Farm Scholars Luncheon – Students selected to receive a scholarship from the State Farm Companies Foundation will be honored.

12 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service – University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger and Monsignor Doug Hennessy will preside at this service beginning the Christian season of Lent. The service will include music, readings, a reflection, illuminations from The Saint John's Bible, and imposition of ashes.

3 p.m., First Floor Rotunda, The Ames Library – Martin Luther King, Jr. Bust Dedication – All are invited for the dedication of a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr., created and donated by renowned sculptors Jeff and Anna Koh Varilla. The dedication will occur on the anniversary of Dr. King's first visit to campus on Feb. 14, 1961, where he spoke to 500 attendees of the Religious Emphasis Banquet. King returned to Illinois Wesleyan in February of 1966 to give a speech on black identity and race relations in America, the text of which can be read here: The artists will be in attendance. Sponsored by The Ames Library.


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


7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Poetry Showcase Featuring Neil Hilborn – Come see the spoken word artists of Bloomington-Normal share their art, followed by a headlining performance by Neil Hilborn, best-selling author and most-viewed slam poet on YouTube. Much of Hilborn's work talks about being mentally ill and learning to live with mental illness.


Thursday, Feb. 15

4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: Women’s Rights are Human Rights: When Feminisms Collide – A discussion on race, religion, feminism, and the power of representation and multivalent messaging with Professor of Anthropology Rebecca Gearhart Mafazy. Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Evelyn Chapel.


4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Book Publishing 101 with Todd Stocke '93 – As an English or liberal arts major, are you unsure about what jobs are available? How can IWU students achieve success after graduation? Learn about careers in the publishing industry, career options for an English major, and how an IWU graduate broke through to achieve success at one of the largest independent publishers in the nation.


Friday, Feb. 16

(Through Sunday) Lake Williamson Retreat Center, Carlinville, Illinois – Posse Plus Retreat: Hope, Hate and Race in the U.S. – Faculty, staff and students who have registered will participate in a retreat with our Posse Scholars and representatives of the Posse Foundation.

12 p.m., Auditorium, Welcome Center – For Your Future Friday - Career Counseling: Interests, Skills, Values… oh my! – Don't know what to major in or what to do with a major you already have? Career Counselors to the rescue! This workshop will explore the self-assessment process, suggest ways to gather information about career fields, and find experiences that will help you confidently and successfully map out your career plans.
Sponsored by the Hart Career Center.


4 p.m., C101, CNS – Natural Science Colloquium: Interactive Effects of Environmental Stressors on Bees: Nutritional Physiology, Disease, and Landscape – Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in the declines of pollinators. It has become clear across the world that a variety of factors interact to contribute to the losses of these beneficial insects. Adam Dolezal, assistant professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois, will discuss how multiple environmental factors, specifically viral pathogens, nutritional deprivation, and pesticide exposure, interact to affect bee health in the real-world landscapes of the agricultural Midwest. This talk will be geared for science students, but non-science students are also encouraged to attend. Free and open to the public; sponsored by the IWU Biology Department.


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


Saturday, Feb. 17

10 a.m.-4 p.m.  –  Admitted Student Day I  – Students who are admitted to Illinois Wesleyan are invited to participate in our Admitted Student Day, where students and their families will hear from alumni, faculty and current students about the distinctive IWU experience.

3:30 p.m., Evergreen Racquet Club, 3203 E. Washington St., Bloomington – Men's Tennis vs. Illinois Institute of Technology


Sunday, Feb. 18

Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving - Kevin McCarthy Diving Invitational

5:30 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Lunar New Year Celebration – The Chinese Culture Communication Club will offer dinner and performances by professionals, faculty and talented students.

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  • Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Meghan Burke was elected as the Illinois State Director for the Midwest Sociological Society.

  • Kris Kaneta '00, senior vice president at TeleTracking, discussed the company's award-winning patient flow solutions.
Save the Date - Recognition Celebration
The 2018 Faculty-Staff Recognition Celebration is planned for April 6 from 12-1:30 p.m. Please be sure to save the date! An RSVP announcement will follow.


In Sympathy
Pat Rosenbaum, administrative specialist in the Dean of Students Office, where she served for nearly 18 years, died on Feb. 2. Read her obituary.
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