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Jan. 28, 2019

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Carl Teichman '80 Recognized as "Advocate of the Year" for Illinois Higher Ed
IWU Director of Government and Community Relations Carl Teichman '80 was named "Federation 2018 Advocate of the Year" by the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities (FIICU).

logo School of Music Awarded Illinois Arts Council Grant
Illinois Wesleyan's School of Music earned a $14,700 grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency to support the school's programs and music events on campus and in the Bloomington-Normal community.

Seal Illinois Wesleyan Announces Fall 2018 Dean's List
The Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2018-19 academic year includes 729 students from 24 states and 17 countries.

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Titan Athletics
  • The Illinois Wesleyan women's 4x100 freestyle relay team set a pool record swimming against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in a dual meet at Fort Natatorium on Saturday, Jan. 26.
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“Social Justice and Gender” was the theme at Illinois Wesleyan’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Teach-In.


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Illinois Wesleyan hosted a three-day startup program for aspiring entrepreneurs, with a $3,000 prize awarded to the most compelling pitch.

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In her new book, Colorblind Racism, Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Meghan Burke argues that disregarding race does not lead to racial equality.

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Traditions of the Lakota Medicine Wheel were presented at The Ames Library exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.”

Broadway World

The hit U.S. premiere of RADIO CULTURE, directed and translated by Amber Robinson '08, has been extended through March 3 at TUTA Theatre Chicago.

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George C. and Ella Beach Lewis Endowed Professor of Biology Given Harper discussed the increasing number of nesting eagles being seen in the area.

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Monday, Jan. 28

12 p.m., CNS C101 – Strategic Planning Listening Session - Faculty/Staff – The first of two sessions this week hosted by Provost Mark Brodl, Associate Provost Lynda Duke, and Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning and Evaluation Michael Thompson.



Tuesday, Jan. 29

9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Also Wednesday, Jan. 30), Hansen Student Center – Senior Cap and Gown Orders – Graduating seniors should order their caps and gowns from Herff Jones, to be worn at the Commencement ceremony on May 5 and at the Honors Convocation on April 10. (Cap and gown pick up will be April 8 and 9, also at Hansen, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

3:30 p.m., CNS C101 – Strategic Planning Listening Session - Faculty/Staff – Hosted by Provost Mark Brodl, Associate Provost Lynda Duke, and Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning and Evaluation Michael Thompson.

4 p.m., 205, CLA –  IWU Spain Program Info Session – Students are invited to learn about the spring 2020 IWU Spain Program, meet the program director, and talk to Spain Program alumni. Sponsored by the Illinois Wesleyan University International Office.

6 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – 3D Film: "The Hate U Give" – Visiting Assistant Professor Sarah Lindenbaum will present and lead a discussion on police brutality in America after the film, which tells the story of Starr: After witnessing the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer, and while facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.



Wednesday, Jan. 30


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., Welcome Center Auditorium, Welcome Center – Career Immersion Excursion Pre-Trip Meeting #2 – For students traveling to Chicago during Spring Break for the Career Immersion Excursion, sponsored by the Hart Career Center.

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



Thursday, Jan. 31


4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – ReligiosiTEA: Forgiveness and Reconciliation – Adna Mujovic ’21 will lead a discussion focused around short clips from the documentary, Waking in Oak Creek, exploring the concept of forgiveness and reconciliation in our daily lives. The documentary is about a fatal, hateful shooting suffered by the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in 2012. The community's response was not one of vengeance or anger, but of increased compassion, concern, and support.


7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series: "Gurumbe: Afro-andalusian Memories" – Presented by Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradans.


Friday, Feb. 1

Shirk Center Indoor Track – Track and Field - IWU Multi Events


4 p.m., CNS C102 and CNS Wilson Atrium – Faculty Colloquium & Reception – Assistant Professor of Biology Loralyn Cozy will present "The Unseen Majority: How Tiny Microbes Show Us Big Ideas."

6 p.m., Fort Natatorium – Swimming and Diving vs. Franklin College - Seniors' Night

44th Annual Jazz Festival (continues Saturday, Feb. 2)



Saturday, Feb. 2


10:30 a.m., Shirk Center Indoor Track – Track and Field - Keck D-III Select Invitational - Seniors' Day – Live streaming video at

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.,  – Tú Universidad! – Tu Universidad! is designed to help Latinx students and their parents learn more about the University community, the admissions process and all financial aid resources.

1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Men's Lacrosse vs. Lindenwood University (Scrimmage)

2 p.m., Evergreen Racquet Club Inc, 3203 E. Washington St., Bloomington – Men's Tennis vs. Aurora University

6 p.m., Memorial Center – SALSA's Barrio Fiesta – The Spanish and Latino Student Association will host a celebration of the rich and diverse Latin American culture with music, food, and performances.



Sunday, Feb. 3


5 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Superbowl Party – All students are welcome to come to Hansen and watch the Superbowl game. Chicken wings, pizza, subs, and similar foods will be served; sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

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  • Visiting Assistant Professor & Academic Success Coordinator Mark Halx authored an article titled, "Undergraduate Critical Thinking Development: Permitted, Prompted, or Pushed?" which will appear in the next issue of the Journal of General Education, Penn State Press, volume 66, issues 3-4.
Posse Plus Retreat

Posse Plus Retreat

Feb. 22-23
Williamson Retreat Center, Carlinville, Illinois


The theme of this year's Posse Plus Retreat is the State of Our Union, and will focus on deep discussion about critical topics in the U.S. As described by the Posse Foundation: “We are facing a pivotal moment of unparalleled contradictions: An increasingly diverse society torn by intense polarization. Record-breaking profits and stagnant wages. The rebirth of urban centers amid the rise of gentrification. Technological advances and the degradation of our environment. How do you feel about the State of Our Union?”


The retreat is free for all students, faculty and staff. Transportation, lodging, meals and snacks are provided. Participation is limited to 100 registrants and we encourage you to register early. We ask that registrants make a commitment to attending fully as you are taking a spot of others who may hope to attend. We will leave campus at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 and return no later than 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.


Register with this link by Feb. 11. Questions? Please contact the Dean of Students office ( or any Posse Scholar.


Effective Jan. 21, Grounds Crew member Paul Lawton has been promoted to Labor Crew team leader, after Lawney Gruen stepped down from the role.

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