Oct. 25, 2021
News for and about the Illinois Wesleyan community
Campus News
Illinois Wesleyan continued its rich tradition of Academic All-America success with a school-record number of selections during the 2020-21 academic year. 
Titan Athletics
The men's soccer team won its third straight game with a victory at Carroll University on Oct. 23, while the women's soccer team also defeated Carroll in College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin action.
Titans In The News
The Pantagraph
The 2021 Women of Distinction include Illinois Wesleyan's Elizabeth Haywood and Kristen Buhrmann. Selection was based on leadership, achievement, alignment to the YWCA mission and improving McLean County through work or volunteering. 
(Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald
Matthew Glavin ’01 was named to the Board of Governors at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
WMBD-TV
Esports is growing in popularity worldwide, including on campuses like Illinois Wesleyan.
Upcoming
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Monday, Oct. 25
3 p.m., 2nd Floor, Hansen Student Center – Lofi Cafe – Stop by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to get some FREE Coffee and Boba while we set a relaxing mood with Lofi. Please follow this link (or scan one of the QR codes on one of our flyers) to RSVP and order your favorite boba!

 

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.
This event is part of Open Access Week educational opportunities from The Ames Library.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
4:30 p.m., ZoomOpen Access Week: Copyright Basics/Q&A
Stephanie Davis-Kahl, University Librarian & Copyright Officer, will review our copyright guide with a focus on teaching and learning. Part of Open Access Week events from The Ames Library.

 

6:30 p.m., The WC|TS Ames Library room 105b, The Ames Library – GREat Writing: Completing the Analytical Section of the GRE – This workshop is designed to help writers tackle the analytical portion of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). We will take writers through what good essays include, how to get a high score, and what resources are available both online on campus and online in general. Email ascanlon@iwu.edu to reserve your spot or request a copy of the recording of this event. Sponsored by the Writing Center | Tutoring Services.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
10 a.m. - 12 and 1-3:30 p.m., Hart Career Center (Welcome Center, 2nd floor) – Walk-In Wednesday
 
11 a.m.-1 p.m. (also Friday, Oct. 29), Dugout Area, Memorial Center – Alcohol Awareness Week – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has designated April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Help us bring awareness across campus about issues surrounding alcohol use, responsible drinking patterns, alcohol facts and being safe if you use alcohol. Try the beer goggles; learn what it means to "pour a drink." Come get a ribbon, some candy and other giveaways to show your support. Sponsored by Counseling and Consultation Services.

 

11:30 a.m. – Exploring Healthcare Careers: Dr. Casey Hamm '11, Optometrist – For more information, email Michele Darnell, Pre-Health & Biology Career Advisor, at mdarnell@iwu.edu.

 

12:10 p.m., ZoomOpen Access Week: Extending the Reach of Scholarly and Creative WorksDigitalCommons@IWU is one component of IWU's own contribution to Open Access. In this session, University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian Meg Miner will provide an overview of the ways DC@IWU and its companion platform SelectedWorks help expand the audiences for student and faculty work. Part of Open Access Week events from The Ames Library.

 

2 p.m., 2nd Floor - Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Hansen Student Center – Succulent Giveaway – All are welcome to stop by and hang out with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion crew to pick up your free succulent and a free snack! Succulents help improve one's focus, reduce stress, and are easy to look after. 

 

3 p.m., Basement, Evelyn Chapel – Welcome Reception for IWU Chaplain – The campus community is invited to a welcome reception for our new chaplain, Walter Wiltschek.

 

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

 

4 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Green Dot Overview Talk  – Green Dot Bystander Intervention training focuses on all our responsibilities to stop power-based personal violence (stalking, sexual assault, and domestic/relationship violence) from occurring in our Titan community. The Green Dot Overview Talk focuses on being an active bystander and the different ways you can bring your own “Green Dots” to the campus community. This first talk is for students only and those wanting to attend will need to register in advance.

 

5 p.m., Room 105b (The WC|TS), The Ames Library – Perfecting your Presentation: How to Make Your Speech Stand Out – This workshop takes the idea of presenting on material further, just in time to get students ready for finals. An experienced tutor will go into details about creating a presentation that will be remembered by your audience long after you're done presenting. Sponsored by the Writing Center | Tutoring Services.
 
6-8 p.m. & 8-10 p.m., IDEA Center - Maker Space next to the Coffee Shoppe, Memorial CenterMovie Night Double Feature – Free popcorn and giveaways, every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

 

7 p.m., Shirk Center – Women's Volleyball vs Carthage – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/

 

7 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs Millikin – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Thursday, Oct. 28
4 p.m., ZoomOpen Access Week: Beyond the Book: OER Learning Objects – While textbooks may be the first open educational application that spring to mind, much of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has focused on open educational objects: discrete pieces of information that can be used in various contexts and combinations. This presentation will introduce you to several library-produced objects centering around fake news and plagiarism and allow you to have a voice in what other objects would best serve the IWU community. Presented by Abby Mann, Online Learning Librarian. Part of Open Access Week events from The Ames Library.

 

5 p.m., IDEA Center - Maker Space next to the Coffee Shoppe, Memorial Center – Get Started – This special monthly event will be a great opportunity for students to learn how to pitch a business for "seed" funding. Your elevator pitch of 2 minutes could result in $500 to grow your business! The winners will be announced via an audience vote (think Shark Tank with American Idol) so the more friends you bring, the more likely you are to win. Free food, raffle prizes, games and activities will be provided for all participants. Please contact Gavin Leach at gleach@iwu.edu for details.
Friday, Oct. 29
4 p.m., Room 218, Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building – Kichwa, Language, Gastronomy & Culture of the Ecuadorian Amazon – Presenters Doris Castillo and Giacomo Rubini will give a live, immersive presentation from Ecuador on the Language, Gastronomy and Culture of Kichwa communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Learn about the characteristics of the Kichwa language, its relationship to Quechua, and about the connection of the language to people’s life. Castillo will give a tour to “Maytu” restaurant in Quito, a cultural project to promote appreciation of the gastronomy of Kichwas. The experience will include a traditional Kichwa drink and small bites. Sponsored by World Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Language Resource Center.

 

7 p.m., Hansen Student Center – Comedy Magician: Joseph Réohm – Joseph Réohm is a magician, illusionist, and comedian rolled into one. This grand-prize winner of the hit show “Wizard Wars” will bring his award-winning comedy magic show to campus. This event is open to all students, sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement.

 

7:30 p.m., Westbrook Auditorium, Presser Hall – Jazz Ensemble Halloween Concert
Saturday, Oct. 30
1 p.m., Fort Natatorium – Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving - Halloween Invite

 

1 p.m., Neis Field – Women's Soccer vs Carthage – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
 
1 p.m., Tucci Stadium – Football vs North Park – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/

 

3:30 p.m., Neis Field – Men's Soccer vs Carthage – Streaming live at www.iwusports.com/watch/
Monday, Nov. 1
Last day to withdraw from a 2nd 7 week class

 

9 p.m., Joslin Atrium, Memorial Center – Loud Mouth Monday - Open Mic – Typically on the first Monday of each month, Lyrical Graffiti hosts an open mic open to all students. Students can come to watch or perform, and any acts such as poetry reading (yours or someone else's), musical performances, or stand-up are all regular events.
Kudos
The Chronicle Review published an essay by Ethan Schrum '99 on Robert Nisbet and the American university: The Prophet of Academic Doom (accessible on the IWU campus network).
Announcements
Benefits Choice and Open Enrollment
Benefits Choice and Open Enrollment will be a virtual again this year. For an overview of the BCBS Medical Plan options, please attend an open enrollment Zoom meeting Wednesday, Nov. 3, or Thursday, Nov. 4, at noon. Details and Zoom links are listed in the 2022 Open Enrollment Guide. If you are unable to attend, the first session will be recorded and posted to the HR webpage.

 

We want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your IWU benefits and put together this Open Enrollment Guide for you to review. In addition to general benefit information, you will find links to benefit websites and plan summaries. Also included are enrollment forms to be completed for 2022 enrollments and changes. You will need to complete an new enrollment form:
  • If you are NOT currently enrolled and want to enroll in the BCBS medical plan, Principal dental plan or BCBS/EyeMed vision plan for 2022
  • If you want to change your BCBS medical plan option
  • If you want to terminate coverage in the BCBS medical plan, Principal dental plan or BCBS/EyeMed vision plan
  • If you want to add or terminate dependent(s) on your coverage
  • If you want to contribute to a Flex Spending Account for 2022
  • If you want to contribute to a Health Savings Account for 2022

 

All enrollment forms need to be completed and returned to HR by Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Elections or changes you make during the open enrollment period will become effective Jan. 1, 2022. 

 

If you have questions about any of the benefits mentioned in the guide, please contact Marie in Human Resources at mgiusti@iwu.edu or ext. 3971.
Titan Transport
Students: A reminder that Campus Safety's safe ride service, or Titan Transport, is operating and available to resident students living on or around campus. As in the past, the service runs from Sundays through Thursdays, 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. A student who lives within the designated Titan Transport service area may request a safe ride by calling (309) 556-1111 and Campus Safety will provide a mobile escort as quickly as possible.
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.
Colleagues
Welcome New Employees
Joy Miller started Oct. 1 as the Associate Director of Annual Giving in Advancement.

 

Catherine Lawry '93 started Oct. 4 as the Administrative Specialist II - Registrar/Academic Advising/Student Accessibility.

 

Wil Frank '14 started Oct. 6 as a Custodian in the Physical Plant.

 

Elizabeth Harman started today, Oct. 25, as a Digital and Graphic Designer in Marketing.
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