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Oct. 15, 2018

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Harvesting Help Students Band Together to Fight Hunger
Illinois Wesleyan’s interfaith student organization will help combat hunger ahead of the upcoming holiday season with its annual "Harvesting Help" service day.

Deborah Halperin Recognized for Community Leadership
Deborah Halperin, director of Illinois Wesleyan's Action Research Center, has been awarded the 2018 ATHENA Leadership Award for her work in the Bloomington-Normal community.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan volleyball team scored their 10th consecutive win, defeating Augustana on Oct. 12.
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The Pantagraph

Efforts to overturn wrongful convictions will be the focus of a panel discussion hosted by Associate Professor of Psychology Amanda Vicary on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Hansen Student Center. 

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Deb Halperin, director of Illinois Wesleyan’s Action Research Center, won the Athena Award from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.

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“Convo with the Curator,” featuring IWU student poets, will be held at the McLean County Arts Center on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Sioux City (Iowa) Journal
Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, appointed Timothy Daugherty ’91 as vice president of operations and strategic planning, with responsibility for business development and clinical services.
Naperville (Ill.) Sun

Among their five restaurant concepts in 14 locations, childhood friends Jason Akemann ’96 and Nate Hilding ’96 and classmate Chris Bisaillon '93 operate Old Town Pour House in Naperville.

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The football rivalry between Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State, which began in 1887, was chronicled in “A Page From Our Past.” 

eCampus News
Illinois Wesleyan combines traditional classroom learning with experiential, outside-the-classroom learning through its Signature Experiences program.




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Tuesday, Oct. 16

8 a.m.-4 p.m., CNS Atrium – 6th Annual "Flu Fighters" Flu Shot Clinic for IWU Students – Free for IWU students only, sponsored by the IWU School of Nursing and Arnold Health Services. (Also offered Thursday, Oct. 18.)

4 p.m., 205, CLA – IWU London Program Info Session – IWU Study Abroad will host this information session regarding the IWU London program.

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

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Wrongful Convictions? The Pursuit of Justice in Illinois – Panelists include Curtis Lovelace, a current criminal defense attorney in Champaign who was tried for the murder of his wife and now works to help those wrongfully accused; Tammy Alexander, co-founder of the non-profit organization Justice for Illinois' Wrongfully Convicted; and Tara Thompson, a partner at Loevy & Loevy law firm and an attorney with the University of Chicago's Exoneration Project.



Wednesday, Oct. 17


10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center, Welcome Center – Hart Career Center Walk-In Wednesday – Bring your resume (electronic or paper) and have Hart Career Center staff review it, ask a quick question about Handshake or get help setting up your profile. (Closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m.)

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Poli-Talks Program - Pay Inequality Between the Sexes  – The Poli-Talks Series was created to provide an ongoing opportunity for students, faculty and staff members to discuss current political and cultural issues. Multiple perspectives and viewpoints are welcomed. Sponsored by F:EM (Feminism: Equality Matters).



Thursday, Oct. 18

8 a.m.-4 p.m., CNS Atrium – 6th Annual "Flu Fighters" Flu Shot Clinic for IWU Students – Free for IWU students only, sponsored by the IWU School of Nursing and Arnold Health Services.



Friday, Oct. 19

Fall Break Day – No Classes


Through Sunday, Oct. 21 – Alternative Fall Break in Chicago: Changing Climates, Changing Faiths 



Saturday, Oct. 20

1 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs. Carroll University – Live streaming video at

3:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs. Carroll University – Live streaming video at



Monday, Oct. 22


11 a.m., Merwin Gallery, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Artist Talk - Dorothea Bilder ’62 – Internationally celebrated painter and lithographer Dorothea Bilder ’62 will present an artist talk in connection with her exhibit, on display through Oct. 25.

4 p.m., 202, State Farm Hall – Anthropology Colloquium - Queering Heavy Metal – Presented by Amber Clifford-Napoleone, author of Queerness in Heavy Metal Music: Metal Bent and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Nance Collections at the University of Central Missouri. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Women's and Gender Studies and Department of History.


7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Film: Generation Zapped – Our modern exposures from wireless technologies are a shocking 100,000 times greater than past decades, yet safety standards are outdated. Are these smart devices making us sick and who's responsible? This eye-opening documentary explores the true cost of living in the wireless age. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program and presented by students from ENST 240: Health and the Environment.

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  • Singer/actor Lisa Nehrer performed Tell Me What You Think Of Me: A Monodrama in Twenty-Six Letters, a humorous musical composition by Fern Rosetta Sherff Professor of Music David Vayo, in two concerts presented by the Iowa Composers Forum. The first was at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Walter House in Quasqueton on Oct. 6, and the second at Montauk Historic Site in Clermont on Oct. 7.
Welcome New Employees

Ligeia "Gigi" Miller started Oct. 8 as a custodian in Gulick Hall.


Amy Jo Caulkins started today, Oct. 15, as Administrative Specialist IV - Associate Provost's Office, replacing Pat Neustel, who is retiring Oct. 26.

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