Oct. 18, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Innovation and collaboration will be on full display when Illinois Wesleyan hosts its annual 2 Day Startup event, Nov. 12-13 at the IDEA Center, located within the Memorial Center. 
Titan Athletics
The women's tennis team locked up the No. 7 seed and a bye into the quarterfinals of next week's College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Tournament with a win over North Park University on Oct. 16. 

 

The football team recorded its first shutout win against Millikin since 2008, with a 14-0 victory at Tucci Stadium on Oct. 16.
Titans In The News
Washington Post
Retired FBI executive assistant director Michael Mason ’80 is pitching in to combat a bus driver shortage with a “second career” as a school bus driver. Also on CBS News.
The Pantagraph
Kim Nelson-Brown won her 500th match as Illinois Wesleyan’s head volleyball coach.

 

Arkansas Business
Scott Rosenberg ’96, CFO of Travel Nurse Across America, was featured in the business publication’s “CFO of the Year” series.
Upcoming
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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.
Wednesday, Oct. 20
Through Friday, Oct. 29 – Academic Advising for Spring and May Term

 

10 a.m. - 12 and 1-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center (Welcome Center, 2nd floor) – Walk-In Wednesday
 
11:30 a.m.Exploring Healthcare Careers: Megan Win '16, OT – For more information, email Michele Darnell, Pre-Health & Biology Career Advisor, at mdarnell@iwu.edu.

 

12 p.m., Hansen Student Center – How to Market RSO Events – The Office of Student Involvement is holding continued training for RSOs. This workshop will focus on how to successfully navigate marketing RSO events to increase turnout. Anyone from an RSO can attend, but executive board members that handle marketing/social media might receive a greater benefit. There will be fresh fruit and students are welcome to bring their lunch with them. The workshop should take less than an hour in case there are any students who need to attend class at 12:50 p.m.

 

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

 

4-6 p.m., IDEA Center (next to the Coffee Shoppe), Memorial Center – Maker Space Workshop – This free event is open to all students, faculty and staff on the first and third Wednesday of every month. 3-D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters, embroidery equipment, vinyl printing and so much more ... Come check us out and let’s create something!

 

5 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Women's Soccer vs WashU – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
 
7:30 p.m., Neis Soccer Field – Men's Soccer vs Elmhurst – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Thursday, Oct. 21
4 p.m., CNS 101, CNS – Freeman Asia Internship Information SessionThrough the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, IWU will be able to support 34 students to do internships in Asia for 6-8 weeks in summer 2022. 

 

6 p.m., Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Reception for Boundaries Artists and Gallery Talk with Professor of English Emeritus Kathleen O’Gorman.  

 

7 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – International Film Series - Gurumbé: Canciones de tu memoria negra [Afro-Andalusian Memories] – Introduced by members of the class Span 314: Iberian Culture and Civilization.

 

7-9 p.m., IDEA Center, Memorial Center – Retro Video Game Night – On the third Thursday of every month. Come play with friends, faculty or anyone else whose name starts with a “F” and learn what fun you can have at the IDEA Center!
Friday, Oct. 22
Streaming through Sunday, Oct. 24 The School of Theatre Arts presents "Life's a Dream"

 

7:30 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs Augustana - IWU Barker Classic – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/ 
Saturday, Oct. 23
10:30 a.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs Alma - IWU Barker ClassicStreaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/ 
 
1 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs UW-Stevens Point - IWU Barker ClassicStreaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/ 

 

4 p.m., Eckley Quadrangle – CAB Fall Fest – Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
Sunday, Oct. 24
3 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 502 E. Front St., Bloomington – Fall Choral Concert – Sponsored by the School of Music.

 

6 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Student Senate General Assembly – Open to the entire student body.
Monday, Oct. 25
4:15 p.m., Zoom or in person at Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library – Open Access Week: Exploring Open Educational Resources Faculty Panel – Following a brief introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER), faculty members from Educational Studies, Psychology, Political Science, and Theatre Arts will briefly describe their experiences with exploring OER options to replace traditional course materials. Panelists will then take questions from the audience. This work was funded by small OER grants from The Ames Library.

 

Part of Open Access Week (Oct. 25-31), an opportunity for academic and research communities to continue to learn about the benefits of Open Access and Open Educational Resources. The Ames Library faculty are offering multiple educational opportunities during Open Access Week. See the full schedule.
Kudos
The Illinois Symphony Orchestra has elected Professor and Director of the School of Music Franklin Larey and Associate Professor of the School of Nursing Noel Kerr as new members of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors. Kerr’s term of office extends through June of 2023 and Larey’s term extends through June of 2024. 

 

In announcing these elections, ISO Board President John Kauerauf '83 said, “The ISO values the expertise brought to the Board by leaders of the academic institutions in the communities in which the ISO both performs and provides musical enrichment for people of all ages. As the leader of IWU’s School of Music, Dr. Larey brings to the Board his wealth of experience in both music performance and music education. 

 

"Dr. Kerr’s election helps the Board better connect to Bloomington-Normal’s academic and medical communities. We are excited and pleased that both have agreed to serve.” 
Announcements
Your EAP Benefits Include Free Counseling Services
With so many stressors and problems in the world today, we thought it would be a good time to remind you about the counseling services benefit from your Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

 

If you are feeling stress, anxiety, worry, depression, or anger about any life events today, your EAP is there for you! EAP counselors can help you process feelings, deal with stress, and find appropriate ways to handle your emotions. Your EAP counseling line is free and confidential and available around the clock. Simply call 800-252-4555.

 

See this flyer for more details about this great benefit.
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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