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Jan. 14, 2019

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Naomi Expert on Climate Change, Scientific Consensus to Speak on Founders' Day

A leading voice on the issue of anthropogenic climate change, Dr. Naomi Oreskes will present the keynote address, "Why Should We Trust Science?" at the University's annual Founders' Day Convocation.

Skyhawk Student Writers Inspired by Stories of Local Veterans
To craft a work of fiction requires an in-depth understanding of others' realities, as Illinois Wesleyan students learned during a unique partnership with local veterans.

Abroad Gilman Scholarship Supports Study Abroad Opportunities

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has awarded a study abroad scholarship to nursing major Ely Cortez '21 to study in Spain.

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The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali, a debut novel by Sabina Khan ’97, has appeared on several lists of anticipated reads, including Seventeen Magazine's best young adult reads of the year.

(Chicago) Beverly Review

Steven Messina ’03 has been named the executive director of advancement at Chicago’s Marist High School.

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Author and science historian Naomi Oreskes will discuss why science should be trusted at Illinois Wesleyan’s Founders' Day Convocation.

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A drum ceremony marked the opening of The Ames Library’s exhibit “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.”

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Illinois Wesleyan's Esports team competed in SixtySix Games, the biggest Esports event in Bloomington-Normal’s history, held over the weekend at Grossinger Motors Arena. More coverage from WGLT.

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A group of Thomas Metcalf School alumni, including Stew Salowitz ’76, gathered for an impromptu 50-year reunion as former Division I basketball coach Jim Crews returned to Metcalf Friday. 

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Monday, Jan. 14

All this month, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art BuildingArt ExhibitsExtinguishing the Fire by Tom Rice will be on display at the Merwin Gallery until April 3. Posters on Parade by Delicious Design League will be on display in the Wakeley Gallery until Feb. 21.


Through Feb. 14, The Ames Library – Exhibit: Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness


12 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Non-Org: Faculty Development Committee  – Current FDC members will lead a workshop for faculty on grant writing.

4 p.m., CNS C101 – Faculty Meeting

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Film: Merchants of Doubt – The Environmental Studies Program will sponsor a free screening for the IWU community of the documentary inspired by the acclaimed book of the same name, co-authored by Founders’ Day Convocation speaker Naomi Oreskes with Erik Conway, which looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities to cast doubt on well-researched public health threats.



Wednesday, Jan. 16

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.)

11 a.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Founders' Day Convocation: Speaker Naomi Oreskes


12 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Course Cluster Kick Off:  Founders' Day Lecture Discussion – Courses associated with the annual theme, Changing Climates, will kick off the semester by hosting a discussion following the Founders' Day lecture.

12 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium, Welcome Center – Hart Career Center CIE Pre-trip #1 – For students traveling to Chicago during Spring Break for the Career Immersion Excursion, sponsored by the Hart Career Center.

4 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium, Welcome Center – Freeman Asia Informational Session – Learn more about the remarkable summer 2019 internships in Asia (Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Japan) available to current IWU sophomores and juniors through the IWU Freeman Asia program. Funded internships include airfare, living expenses and more. Information session sponsored by the Hart Career Center.

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. North Central College – Live streaming video at


Thursday, Jan. 17

4 p.m., Davidson Room, Memorial Center – Spring Study Abroad Fair – Students are invited to learn about the new online application system, different types of programs, scholarships and internships, and talk to study abroad advisors and students who have studied abroad. Sponsored by the International Office.

6 p.m., C101, CNS – 3D: Ho’onoponopono: Native Hawaiian Healing Practices – Francine Dudoit-Tagupa, nurse and director of the Hawaiian Healing Program at the Waikiki Health Center in Oahu, will give a presentation on Ho’onoponopono, the ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as part of the Diversity, Dialogue, and Dignity (3D) Series.

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series - "A Fantastic Woman" – Presented by Adjunct Instructor in Hispanic Studies Cecilia Sanchez.



Friday, Jan. 18

8:30  a.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – All Staff Meeting – All staff are invited, hosted by Staff Council. As a follow up to the Open Forum in November, President Eric Jensen will provide a financial update and information regarding the strategic planning process. There will be an open mic that morning for further questions and dialogue. The purpose of this meeting is to bring us together at the beginning of the year to enhance open communication for all staff employees of IWU. A continental breakfast will be provided.

12 p.m., Welcome Center Auditorium, Welcome Center – For Your Future Fridays - Internships 101 – Students are invited to join the Hart Career Center for lunch to learn about internships and why you should do them and how you should go about getting one.



Saturday, Jan. 19

11:15  a.m., Shirk Center Indoor Track – Track and Field - I-55 Triangular

5 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Basketball vs. Augustana College  – Live streaming video at

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Men's Basketball vs. Augustana College  – Live streaming video at



Monday, Jan. 21


Charlene 1-4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Teach-In – Alumna and activist Charlene Carruthers ’07 will give the keynote address at this year's Teach-In, which centers on the theme "Gender and social justice."

5-9 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival


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Payroll Schedules

The 2019 payroll schedules for students, non-exempt staff, exempt staff and faculty are available on the Business Office web page.

Display Space Available at The Ames Library

Do you have a collection you’d like to share? Have you created a scholarly or artistic work? Are you involved with a campus group or sponsoring an event you want others to know about?
The Ames Library Exhibit Team invites staff to contact us about utilizing display space in the library. There are several exhibit spaces in the library to promote guest speakers, organizations, events, achievements or topics of interest that you’d like to share with the campus community.
If you are interested in scheduling a display, please contact Meg Miner at or ext. 1538.

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