Oct. 11, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Moulin Rouge!, executive produced by Illinois Wesleyan alumnus Bill Damaschke ’85, earned 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, at the 74th Annual Tony Awards ceremony on Sept. 26.
Titan Athletics
The men's golf team won the Wabash Invitational in a team playoff on Oct. 5.
Titans In The News
WGLT Radio
Illinois Wesleyan announced plans to build The Petrick Idea Center. More coverage from WHOI-TV, WEEK-TV, The Pantagraph, Cities 92.9 and ISU TV-10.
WGLT Radio
COVID-19 cases have dropped on Illinois Wesleyan’s campus, where 96% of students are vaccinated and nearly a month has passed since the last reported student coronavirus case.
(Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald
Artwork from John Rakow ’98 was featured in “Signals and Codes,” an installation included in the Terrain Biennial international public art festival.
APN News
Jessica Smith ’17 joined Peak Therapy & Sports Performance’s Pembroke (Mass.) clinic, where she will develop a specialized rehabilitation program for dancers.
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Monday, Oct. 11
Through Dec. 3, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Art Exhibits – In the Wakeley Gallery: Faculty Biennial. In the Merwin Gallery: Boundaries – 16 local artists visually respond to interviews of children who were held at U.S. immigration facilities. Local artists include alumni Spencer Sauter '70 and Dustin Springer '13, along with IWU faculty Associate Professor of Art Connie Estep, Adjunct Assistant Professor Claire Hedden, Interim Director of the School of Art and Associate Professor of Art Julie Johnson, Assistant Professor of Art Joshua Lowe and Emeritus Professor of Art Kevin Strandberg.
Tuesday, Oct. 12
4 p.m., Zoom – Virtual Space: A BIPOC Community Group – We invite members of the community that self-identify as BIPOC: Black/Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color to attend a virtual community circle to discuss a range of topics that impact and affect our identities and perception of self. The conversation is curated by the group so discussions can be about any present issue or resolution that affect how you see yourself. Virtual SPACE promotes joy, healing, love, care, and respect. We welcome all folx who self-identify as BIPOC to join us. BIPOC students, staff, and faculty are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Please contact Dr. Michelle Gibbs mgibbs@iwu.edu (Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts) for the Zoom link. Sponsored by the Shringara Theatre Company.
Wednesday, Oct. 13
10 a.m. - 12 and 1-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center (Welcome Center, 2nd floor) – Walk-In Wednesday


4 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – IWU Interfaith – This weekly meeting features interfaith dialogue, open to all. Sponsored by the Office of Multifaith Engagement.


6-8 & 8-10 p.m., IDEA Center, Memorial Center – Movie Night Double Feature  –
Free popcorn and giveaways.


7 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs North Central – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Friday, Oct. 15
Fall Break Day – NO CLASSES
Saturday, Oct. 16
1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs MillikinStreaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


1 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs AugustanaStreaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/


3:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs AugustanaStreaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Monday, Oct. 18
Last day to add or drop a 2nd 7 week class


Last day to withdraw from a full semester class


6 p.m., Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center – Pride Annual Fruit Mixer – This is an event where students can meet and socialize with the LGBTQ+ faculty and staff on campus. A free event sponsored by Pride Alliance; refreshments will be provided.
  • Artwork by Instructional Professor and Gallery Director Carmen Lozar was featured in the fall 2021 edition of Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly. Titled "The Fabulist," the article is summarized: "Mining the expressive power of flameworking, Carmen Lozar renders poignant allegorical scenes that speak to contemporary concerns with the authority of timeless fables."
Physical Plant Resource Requests
25 Live
Last year, we removed some of the resources from 25Live due to the need to use these items in the outdoor classroom spaces. We encouraged faculty and staff to created work orders requesting those resources when needed elsewhere. We are happy to report that all resources have been returned to 25Live. If you are planning an event and need resources, please request them again through 25Live.


Asset Essentials
On Aug. 1, 2020, the Physical Plant moved from the School Dude work order system to their new work order system, Asset Essentials. School Dude is no longer used for work orders. You can still book a University vehicle in Trip Direct. If you need instructions on how to place an order in Asset Essentials, please go to MyIWU and click on Physical Plant, where you will find the link to place an order and the instructions. If you have any issues not addressed in the instructions, please contact Mary Anderson at 556-3067.
On-Campus Testing
Please use this form to register if you would like to participate in on-campus surveillance testing on Wednesdays (11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shirk Center). Deadline for registration is 1 p.m. Monday before the testing date.


We encourage testing by any student, staff or faculty members – including those who are fully vaccinated – who have concerns about their virus exposure or who have even the mildest of physical symptoms.
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