View as a web page
 
Campus Weekly
March 5, 2018
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News

ImagingSchool of Nursing Earns $100,000 Grant to Facilitate Hands-On Learning
Illinois Wesleyan's School of Nursing is taking an innovative approach to anatomy education. Awarded a $100,000 expansion grant, the School of Nursing will purchase an Anatomage 3D Medical Imaging Table Convertible.

JonathanSlupski '18 Named Outstanding Marketing Student
Jonathan Slupski '18 was named Illinois Wesleyan's Outstanding Marketing Student at the 57th annual Saint Louis AMA Student Marketing Conference.

ColoradoColorado Screening Coincides with Powell Expedition Anniversary
The director and co-author of an internationally acclaimed music-based documentary will introduce and discuss the film, which highlights the wisdom of 19th century Illinois Wesleyan professor and explorer, John Wesley Powell.

NursingDigital Education Innovator To Give Eckley Economics Lecture
Economist Carlos Asarta will discuss his research on “Teaching Digitally-Minded Students” as part of the Robert S. Eckley Lecture Series in Economics on Wednesday, March 7.
More News
Titan Athletics
Tommy
  • The Illinois Wesleyan women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III championship before losing to Trine University, while the men's basketball team dropped to College of Wooster in the first round of the NCAA Division III championship.
More Highlights
Titans In The News
Chicago Tribune
 

IWU Esports Coach Callum Fletcher discussed the increasingly competitive recruitment field for promising high school gamers.

 
WJBC Radio

Illinois Wesleyan joined other universities nationwide in letting prospective students know that admission decisions will not be jeopardized if they are disciplined by their high schools for engaging in peaceful protests. Also in The Pantagraph.

 
WMBD/WYZZ TV

More than 100 Illinois Wesleyan student athletes were among those taking the annual Polar Plunge to raise funds for the Special Olympics of Central Illinois. This "sea of green" was also noted in The Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph
 

IWU women's basketball standout Rebekah Ehresman '18 leads by example off the court as well, as a mentor to students and volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

 
(Illinois State University) Vidette

Oscar-nominated theater alum Richard Jenkins '69 said Illinois Wesleyan was "a great fit" and "a nurturing place for me." Also featured in a Pantagraph local Oscars preview.

 
E! Online

Richard Jenkins '69 was interviewed on the red carpet at the 90th Academy Awards, where he later joined the stage with the cast of the Best Picture-winning Shape of Water.

WGLT Radio
 

Murat Eyuboglu will screen his nontraditional documentary, The Colorado, and give a guest lecture at Illinois Wesleyan on Tuesday, March 6. Also in The Pantagraph.

 
The Pantagraph

Illinois Wesleyan's School of Nursing has received a $100,000 grant to purchase a virtual dissection table with an extended digital library.

 
(Fredericksburg, Va. Free Lance Star)

Explorer John Wesley Powell, who taught at Illinois Wesleyan in the 19th century, is seen as the kind of professor you'd wish for.

More Titans in the News
Upcoming
 

Want your event listed on the University Events Calendar?

Submit the information using our online form.

 

 

Monday, March 5

 

Through March 27, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Art Exhibits – Works by artists Aaron Wolf-Boze and Helen Tegeler are featured in a dual exhibit, “transitions/transformations,” in the Merwin Gallery, while an exhibit by Justin Kronewetter '62, “Seen While Looking,” is on view in the Wakeley Gallery. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 12-4 p.m., Tuesday evenings 7-9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Closed March 10-18 for Spring Break)


12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - Inclusive Classrooms – Presented by Chair and Professor of Chemistry Becky Roesner and Assistant Professor of Nursing Amanda Hopkins, with panelists including Assistant Professor of Nursing Wendy Kooken, Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science Mark Liffiton, and Leah Nillas. All are welcome to come and share favorite strategies. 


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

 

7:15 p.m., C101, CNS – Love Yourself Week - Healthy Mindset for a Healthy Body – Learn about having a healthy mindset for a healthy body with Lisa Summers from Live Centered. This event is free and open to the public; sponsored by the Panhellenic Council.


Tuesday, March 6

 

Hart Career Center – On-Campus Interview Program - Deloitte – Representatives from Deloitte will be hosting interviews in the Career Center.

 

1 p.m., Hart Career Center – Practice Interviews – Dave Moravec of Integrity Data will be on campus to host practice interviews. Time slots are still available. Sign up on Titan CareerLink.

 

4:30 p.m., Practice Gym, Shirk Center – Love Yourself Week - Workout – Join us for a full body workout with Jordan Collins. This event is free and open to the public; sponsored by the Panhellenic Council.

 

7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. John Carroll University – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports.

 

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – The Colorado: A Film and Guest Lecture

 

Wednesday, March 7

 

Hart Career Center – On-Campus Interview Program - BKD – Representatives from BKD will be hosting interviews, sponsored by the Hart Career Center.

 

4 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – Creating Support Resources for Undocumented Students – Learn about the emerging need for more programs and offices that provide support and resources for undocumented students. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

 

7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. DePauw University – Live streaming video at www.iwu.edu/livesports.

 

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: Man of Iron – Presented by Professor and Chair of Political Science Kathleen Montgomery.

 

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Robert S. Eckley Lecture in Economics - “Teaching Digitally-Minded Students”

 

7 p.m., SE Classroom, Shirk Center – Love Yourself Week - Yoga – Join the Panhellenic Council for yoga with Kate from Palms Together Yoga. Donate a dollar (or Venmo) to Circle of Sisterhood to be entered into a raffle. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Thursday, March 8

 

Hart Career Center – On-Campus Interview Program - Legacy Professionals LLP – Representatives from Legacy Professionals LLP will be hosting interviews, sponsored by the Hart Career Center.

 

11 a.m., Dugout, Memorial Center – Love Yourself Week - Sweets and Self Esteem – Write what makes you feel confident and get a free donut hole. This event is free and open to the public; sponsored by the Panhellenic Council.

 

12:15-12:45 p.m., Meditation Room, 2nd floor Memorial Center – Multifaith Prayers for Action, Peace and Justice​Each Thursday through April 19 (except March 15 and 29), prayers and readings from various traditions will be shared that speak to the spiritual and moral issues on our campus and of our time. Visit www.iwu.edu/chaplain for a complete schedule. All are welcome. Please contact Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger with questions or concerns.

 

4 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Meiji Restoration in Japan – Constantine Vaporis, Professor and Director of Asian Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will speak, supported by a grant from ASIANetwork and co-sponsored by the History Department. This event coincides with the University's annual theme, The Evolution of Revolution.

 

4 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: Weekly Interfaith Dialogue

 

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – New Music Cafe – Three guest composers and four alumni performers will grace the Westbrook stage. Composers are adjunct IWU instructor Kyle Shaw, Bloomington native Edward Breitweiser, and Will Pearson, a University of Illinois doctoral composer who has recently taught at IWU. The alumni, all of whom have careers as college professors, will perform contemporary art songs: soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine '00; her husband, cellist Karl Knapp '00; bass-baritone Seth Keeton '98; and pianist Robert Elfline '97.

 

 

Saturday, March 10

Through Sunday, March 18 – Spring Break

 

Monday, March 12

Campus Offices Closed for staff holiday.

 

Tuesday, March 13
Through Friday, March 164 O'Clock Hours – Campus offices will close at 4 p.m. daily.

 

Monday, March 19

 

11 a.m., Dugout Counter, Memorial Center – Equal Pay Bake Sale – It's that time of year again! Get pumped for the Equal Pay Bake Sale raising awareness of the persistent wage gap. The way it works: you pay for the baked goods by the price of your own self-identified race and gender as statistically compared to a white man's dollar. The Bake Sale will be in the Dugout from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily March 19 to March 23, featuring homemade treats. Sponsored by Feminism: Equality Matters (F:EM).

 

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - Assessment Committee - "Can assessment at IWU be more faculty-friendly?"

More Events
Kudos
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Nina L. Dulabaum presented "Personalize and Leverage OER for Student Success" on Feb. 26 at the Illinois Computing Educators 2018 conference.

  • Earl and Marian A. Beling Professor of Natural Sciences Tian-Xiao He has published:
    • "(m,r)-central Riordan arrays and their applications,'' (with Sheng-Liang and Yan-Xue Xu), Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal, 67 (2017), no. 4, 919-936. 2.
    • "Some matrix identities on colored Motzkin paths'', (with Sheng-Liang Yang and Yan-Ni Dong), Discrete Mathematics, 340 (2017), 3081-3091.
Announcements
Revolutionary Love: An IWU Interfaith Summit

Friday and Saturday, March 23 - 24

Featuring Valarie Kaur

Check out the schedule and register here

 

"Revolutionary love is a well-spring of care, an awakening to the inherent dignity and beauty of others and the earth, a quieting of the ego, a way of moving through the world in relationship, asking: ‘What is your story? What is at stake? What is my part in your flourishing?’ Loving others, even our opponents, in this way has the power to sustain political, social and moral transformation. This is how love changes the world.” – Valarie Kaur

 

This free event includes keynote speaker and workshop leader Valarie Kaur, a Friday night dessert reception for students, an alumni panel and lunch, workshops, food packaging through IWU Fighting Hunger, and a multifaith sending service.

 

We are excited to welcome college students and community members from different cities and backgrounds to our campus this spring! Please email University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger at chaplain@iwu.edu if you have questions or concerns. 

Reminder about 2017 Flexible Spending Submission Deadlines

If you have a remaining balance in your 2017 Flexible Spending account, there are some deadlines you will want to consider:


March 15, 2018 - Deadline to incur expenses to use toward your 2017 balance

April 30, 2018 - Deadline for BPC to receive your requests for reimbursement


You can check your balance by contacting BPC at 1-800-355-2350 or by logging on to your account at www.bpcinc.com

All Flex requests for reimbursement should be submitted to BPC. Submissions can be made by mail, online through the BPC website or by using the BPC phone app. If you need a reimbursement form, an electronic form can be found on the BPC website and hard copies are available in the Human Resources Office.

Campus Residence Access for Spring Break
All IWU residence halls and fraternities will be closing for the 2018 Spring Recess on Friday, March 9 at 6 p.m., and will not reopen until Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m.
If you need to stay in your hall or to have access to it during the break, you must request access as soon as possible. 
  • You will need approval to receive break access to the building
  • For Spring Recess you should make that request online at the link below before 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6 to avoid charges
  • More information about approved reasons for staying and requesting break access is available at www.iwu.edu/orl/info/bk/
  • If you live in a residence hall and have questions, please contact your residence director
  • If you live in a fraternity and have any questions, please contact Alanna Hill at ahill4@iwu.edu
Colleagues
Stay Connected
Subscribe to the Staff Forum (staforum) or Faculty Forum (facforum) listservs.
See campus job openings
Campus Weekly is an electronic newsletter from Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Communications, edited by Ann Aubry, director of communications. To submit items of interest, email webedit@iwu.edu. See an archive of past editions.
All images and content