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Campus Weekly
March 26, 2018
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Campus News

CarlosEckley Economics Speaker Puts a Digital Spin on Learning
Economist Carlos Asarta, who directs the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware, shared a "digital-first" approach to learning as part of the Robert S. Eckley Lecture Series in Economics.

New YorkBierman Named Vice President for Business and Finance
Matt Bierman has been named Vice President for Business and Finance at Illinois Wesleyan University, effective May 15. He is currently Vice President for Administrative Services and Interim Director of Business and Financial Services at Western Illinois University.

CarlosStudents Named 2018 Eckley Scholars
Five students have been selected to receive 2018 Eckley fellowships, supporting an opportunity to work on campus over the summer as scholars and artists under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

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Titan Athletics
  • The women's lacrosse team defeated Aurora University on Saturday, March 24 and improved to 6-4 on the season, and the men's lacrosse team is at 6-2 after a win over DePauw University on Thursday, March 22.
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Titans In The News
WJBC Radio

Illinois Wesleyan is introducing the First-Year Experience Program, allowing first-year students to work intimately with their professors and gain early hands-on experience.

WJBC Radio
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance Jaime Peters advised people not to overreact to the market drop over new tariffs on China.
Madison-St. Clair Record

Attorney Ryan Jumper '00 has been selected to serve as the next associate judge in Madison County. Also in The Edwardsville Intelligencer.

The Pantagraph

The campus gained a sweet "peep" into ancient history and modern ingenuity through a diorama contest, organized by Professor and Director of Greek and Roman studies Nancy Sultan.

(Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier
Sarah Bockel '10 worked under two different actresses as an understudy before snagging the lead role as Carole King in Broadway's touring performance of "Beautiful."
WGLT Radio

How can love be revolutionary? Activist Valarie Kaur, keynote speaker at Illinois Wesleyan's inaugural Interfaith Summit, shared her insights.

The Pantagraph

Jason Drengwitz '97 has been named head football coach at Normal Community High School.

The Pantagraph

Matt Bierman, currently at Western Illinois University, has been named the new vice president for business and finance at Illinois Wesleyan.



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Monday, March 26


Through April 24, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art – Senior and Juried Art Exhibitions – The Galleries will host the 31st annual BFA/BA Senior Art Exhibit and the Juried Student Art Exhibition.

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - Brainstorming the 2019-20 Annual Theme - Fact or Fiction? – Faculty, staff and students are invited annually to propose a topic or idea for the annual intellectual theme. “Fact or Fiction?” has been selected as the theme for 2019-20. Information Literacy Librarian / Associate Professor Chris Sweet, the themes’ sponsor, will share the background and invite colleagues to brainstorm potential direction for the theme (courses, speakers, collaboration opportunities, etc).

8:30 p.m., Room 102, CNS – IWU NAfME Chapter Presents Trivia Night – Trivia will span from common knowledge, crazy fun facts, and even IWU history in a frundraising event to support the IWU NAfME Chapter (National Association for Music Education) as they prepare to attend a music advocacy conference this summer. Anyone from students to faculty are welcome to start a team of 3-5 members or go solo. Teams or individuals can sign up at the door for $10 a team or $3 for individuals by cash, check or Venmo.



Tuesday, March 27

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Documentary film: Unfractured – Illinois Wesleyan alum Sandra Steingraber '81, a leading activist against fracking in New York state, is the subject of the hopeful documentary film "Unfractured." Free and open to the public.

7 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium – Speaker: Financial Literacy – The Hart Career Center will sponsor a real-life crash course into what college students can be thinking about to get started well financially as they leave college.

8 p.m., TV Lounge (1st Floor), Hansen Student Center – F:EM Weekly Meeting – Students are invited to join Feminism: Equality Matters for their weekly discussion. This week's topic is women in politics.



Wednesday, March 28

12 p.m., C 101, CNS – Occupational Therapy and Mental Health – Professor Lisa Mahaffey of Midwestern University will discuss the profession of Occupational Therapy and its intersections with mental health. Occupational Therapy is based on the fundamental idea that life meaning comes from the roles that we inhabit in society, and that illness, injury and impairment sometimes interferes with the ability to do the tasks associated with those roles. This presentation will touch on how the profession approaches those barriers in all areas of practice, but will focus primarily on practice in mental health settings. This event is free and open to students of all majors. Sponsored by the OT Club, Collegiate Women's Network.

5 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Millikin University (doubleheader) – Live streaming video at



Thursday, March 29

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

6 p.m., 102, State Farm Hall – 3D:  Women of Color at the Forefront of Revolutionary Social Movements – Sponsored by the IWU Women of Color Registered Student Organization as part of the Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series.

7 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Illinois State University Club Team (Scrimmage)

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: Breathless – Presented by Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities Stephen Grandchamp.

7 p.m., State Farm Hall – Body Project Session 4 – A peer-led, voluntary discussion on body image and the appearance ideal for female-identifying individuals.
Please email Jillian Runyon with any questions or interest in the program.
Sponsored by the Body Project RSO.



Friday, March 30

4 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Elmhurst College (doubleheader) – Live streaming video at



Saturday, March 31

9 a.m., Beadles-Morse Courts – Men's Tennis vs. North Central College



Monday, April 2

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - Sexual Assault – Presented by Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Karla Carney-Hall.

7:30 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Aurora University – Live streaming video at


10 p.m., Hansen Student Center – All In For Wesleyan Kickoff Foam Party – Students are invited to show their enthusiasm for what's great about Illinois Wesleyan.
The following day, Tuesday, April 3, alumni, parents, and friends of Illinois Wesleyan University will come together for the biggest #AllInForWesleyan yet!

More Events
  • Professor of English Michael Theune discussed the book he co-authored with Illinois State University colleague Bob Broad, We Need to Talk: A New Method for Evaluating Poetry.

  • Wings by Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo was performed four times during a recently completed concert tour by cellist Craig Hultgren and pianist Lawrence Axelrod. In addition to their March 22 performance at IWU, the two played concerts that week at St.Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana, Butler University in Indianapolis, and the Porter House Museum in Decorah, Iowa.
Recognition Luncheon Reminder

Friday, April 6

noon to 1:30 p.m.

Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center


2018 Recognition Celebration All-Campus Luncheon


All faculty and staff are invited to come celebrate with your co-workers their milestone anniversaries or retirement.

See who's being honored (accessible with IWU login)


Please RSVP to 556-3540 or email by April 2, 2018 to have correct meal count (please indicate if you have dietary need).

Invitation to the 2018 Golden Key Gala

Saturday, April 7

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Young Main Lounge & Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center


From the Women of Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Illinois Wesleyan University:


YOU are cordially invited to the 2018 Golden Key Gala, hosted by the Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Illinois Wesleyan University.


Parking is available at the Memorial Center and can be found at 
Illinois Wesleyan Memorial Center 
104 E. University Ave.
*Handicap parking available 


Additional parking is available in a separate lot at
1211 N. Park St.
This is Kappa's largest philanthropy fundraising event of the year, benefiting Reading is Fundamental – and we would love to have you in attendance! Founded in 1966, Reading Is Fundamental is the leading voice for children’s literacy. They address the alarming literacy crisis in America today through strong leadership, quality content, and an active and engaged community.  


Tickets are $25 per person, and all proceeds benefit Reading Is Fundamental. To purchase tickets or if you have any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to reach out to Sydney Alery, our Philanthropy Chairman, at 715-498-5717 or at


Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 4 via email to

Thank you in advance for your help in ending the harsh cycle of illiteracy occurring in classrooms all over America. Donations are greatly appreciated if you are unable to attend the event. We hope to see you there!

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