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Campus Weekly
April 16, 2018
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Vicki and CarmelaFerradáns Named 2019 Kemp Award Winner
Praised for her connection with students, Professor of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradáns was named the 2019 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence at Illinois Wesleyan.

SamridhStudents to Showcase Work at Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
Illinois Wesleyan students across all years and majors will have the opportunity to share their individual projects at the 28th annual John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference on Saturday, April 21.
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Titan Athletics
  • Illinois Wesleyan seniors Jordan Hassan and Kyleigh Block were recognized as the school's College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Merle Chapman Leadership Award winners, for exemplifying the traits of loyalty, enthusiasm, leadership, sportsmanship, and a commitment to academic, athletic and personal excellence.
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Titans In The News
WGLT Radio

IWU sophomore Carson Grey learned about the creative process while serving as assistant director of the School of Theatre Arts production of Xanadu, alongside faculty mentor Jean Kerr.

The Pantagraph

University Librarian Karen Schmidt discussed how The Ames Library, like other academic libraries, has adapted to fit changing needs, yet "it's still about critical thinking, finding good resources and helping students become part of the scholarly conversation."

The Pantagraph

In addressing the annual Honors Convocation, 2018 Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence winner Vicki Folse '86 said she now considers herself fortunate to have known poverty growing up, because it provided the catalyst to fulfill her goal of a better life.

The Pantagraph

Theatre alum and prolific character actor Kevin Dunn '77 returned to campus to visit his former mentor, John Ficca, and to see the latest stage production.





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Monday, April 16

11 a.m., The Ames Library – An Introduction to The Saint John's Bible – Throughout 2018, Evelyn Chapel is sponsoring A Year With The Saint John's Bible. Each Monday in April, campus and community members are invited to visit The Ames Library for an introduction to this beautiful and fascinating hand-written, hand-illuminated text. At 11 a.m., a film entitled The Illuminator and a Bible for the 21st Century, which documents the making of the Bible through the eyes of its lead calligrapher-artist Donald Jackson, will be screened in Ames 130, followed by a trained docent introduction to the Heritage Edition of Gospels and Acts in Ames Special Collections, located on the fourth floor. For more information, contact Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger at

12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org - LGBQA and TGNC Identities: Setting the Foundation for 2018's Summer Reading Selection "Becoming Nicole" – Director of Academic Advising Chandra Shipley, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Greta Franklin and Assistant Director of ODI Hanna Mesouani will provide a general overview of terminology and identities associated with the LGBQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and asexual) and TGNC (transgender, gender non-conforming) communities and share inclusive practices for supporting LGBQA and TGNC students. The goal of this Non-Org is to increase awareness, understanding and general knowledge about LGBQA TGNC identities, as well as to prepare faculty and staff members to potentially co-facilitate a summer reading discussion group.

4 p.m., C101, CNS – Religion Colloquium: “In the Aftermath of the ‘Divine Winds’: Religious Responses to the Mongol Threat and the Medieval Re-imagining of Japan” – Presented by guest speaker Professor Jacqueline Stone; sponsored by the Religion Department.



Tuesday, April 17

8 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Ensemble



Wednesday, April 18

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lower level, The Ames Library – Course Cluster Closing Ceremony – Students participating in courses related to the annual theme, The Evolution of Revolution, will showcase their related work.



Thursday, April 19

12:15 p.m., Multifaith Meditation Room, 2nd floor Memorial Center – Multifaith Prayers for Action, Peace, and Justice – 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 for a complete schedule. All are welcome. Please contact Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger with questions or concerns.

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

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

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Symphonic Winds



Friday, April 20


1-5 p.m., Nell Eckley Lounge, Memorial Center – Student Art Sale – IWU students will be selling glass, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, drawings, and more! Sponsored by the Flameworking Club.

4 p.m., C101, CNS –  Natural Science Colloquium: Trends in Energy Production Talk – IWU alum Bill Huber, Technical Lead for First Solar, the largest photovoltaic manufacturer in the country, will compare the trends among various types of energy production including solar, wind, coal, and gas. Sponsored by the IWU Physics Department.

4 p.m., 201, State Farm Hall – First-Year Humanities Fellows Final Presentations and Reception – The First-Year Humanities Fellows will offer presentations on their experiences this past year. This event is open to the entire IWU community; all are encouraged to come and learn more about the work of these special students. Sponsored by the Provost's Office.



Saturday, April 21

9 a.m.-4 p.m. John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

1 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. Carroll University (doubleheader)

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1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Women's Lacrosse vs. Carroll University – Live streaming video at

1 p.m., Horenberger Field – Baseball vs. Augustana College (doubleheader)

1 p.m.-3 p.m., Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Reception and Awards Ceremony for Senior and Juried Art Exhibitions – A closing reception will include an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. for the 31st annual BFA/BA Senior Art Exhibit and the Juried Student Art Exhibition, as part of the John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference.


7:30 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Guitar Ensemble Recital

8 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – Glow in the Dark Mario Kart – Come enjoy the thrills of Mario Kart on a life-size scale. Avoid the obstacles and race your friends to the finish line! Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.



Sunday, April 22

7 p.m., Evelyn Chapel – Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony – Selected students from the classes of 2018 and 2017 will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.



Monday, April 23

11 a.m., The Ames Library – An Introduction to The Saint John's Bible – Each Monday in April, campus and community members are invited to visit The Ames Library for an introduction to this beautiful and fascinating hand-written, hand-illuminated text.

3 p.m., IWU Softball Field – Softball vs. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (doubleheader) – Live streaming video at

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

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Campus Bike Survey

Do you ride a bike at IWU? The Bike Committee wants to hear from you! They're looking for input from the campus community as they're planning a few changes to make this an even more bike-friendly university. Take the survey here, and if you have any additional thoughts or ideas, you can email Bike Committee Chair Michael Gorman '10.

Annual Meeting and Luncheon of the IWU Federal Credit Union

Date:               Tuesday, April 17
Time:               11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.          
Location:         Bertholf Commons/Turfler Room in the IWU Memorial Center 
The luncheon is open to all current members and IWU employees who want to learn more about the credit union.


All-you-can-eat-lunch through the Commons for just $2. Tickets will be available at the bottom of the Commons' staircase starting at 11:45 a.m.

After you get your food, we will be gathering in the Turfler Room for lunch and the meeting.  

Please join us!

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