Friday, November 18, 2011


"A Boy, A Girl, A Virus"
 Sponsored by Student Activities Board

Friday, November 18, 2011
7 p.m. | Sibert Theatre
Shawn met Gwenn. They fell in love. Shawn has HIV. Gwenn doesn't. This is a conversation on how they keep it that way.
In this program Shawn Decker and Gwenn Barringer address issues like safer sex, intimacy, communication between partners and the medical realities of HIV infection. They approach the audience with warmth, openness, lots of humor and a personal connection to the issue. Shawn and Gwenn challenge students to open their minds and confront the images of people infected and affected by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Shawn also discusses important social issues ranging from discrimination to healthy relationships. They show students the importance of making smart decisions in their own lives.

Friday, November 18, 2011

"Concert Organist, Bruce Neswick" 
Illinois College Fine Arts Series

Friday, November 18, 2011
7:30 p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel
Concert organist Bruce Neswick will travel to the hilltop campus on Friday, November 18, to perform under the auspices of the Fine Arts Series. One of America’s major talents in the field of organ performance, his playing is widely recognized for its incisiveness, vitality and expressiveness. Neswick was the director of music at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City until he recently accepted a post as associate professor of organ at Indiana University. He has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has been a featured recitalist at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Literary Society All-Society Showcase"
Theme: Respect 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
7:30 p.m. | Sibert Theatre
The Illinois College literary societies will be hosting their All Society Showcase. Presenters from each society will be giving presentations on the topic of "Respect."

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"The G-20 Committee of Powerful Nations – How Are They Doing?” 

Thursday, December 8, 2011
7:30 p.m. | Cummings Dining Hall
David Shorr, a longtime observer of high-level diplomacy and currently a program officer at the Stanley Foundation, will discuss his recent experience at the G-20 Summit in Cannes, France, November 3–4, 2011.

Friday, December 9, 2011


"I Can't Believe You Asked That!" 
Sponsored by Student Activities Board

Friday, December 9, 2011
7 p.m. | Sibert Theatre
Phillip Milano, keynote speaker, challenges people to volunteer in a unique experiment that's making headlines worldwide by daring people to talk about their differences.
Phillip Milano is an 18-year newspaper veteran who created The National Diversity Newspaper Job Bank, which is a tool devoted to diversifying the news media industry.  
This keynote presentation is based on and shows participants that being willing to participate in a "diversity dialogue" can help them discover their own cultural biases, and replace them with a more effective way of communicating and appreciating people from cultures different from our own.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"IC and Jacksonville During the Civil War"  
 James Davis

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
7:00  p.m. | Kirby Learning Center, Room 6 
Come hear historian, Dr. James Davis, speak about the involvement of Illinois College and Jacksonville communities during the time of the Civil War.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


"Exiled" by Istanpitta
 Illinois College Fine Arts Series

Saturday, February 4, 2012
7:30  p.m. | Rammelkamp Chapel 
The medieval music ensemble, Istanpitta, features a concert titled "Exiled." They present a musical journey that explores the expulsion of the Jewish race from Medieval Spain and their travels to the Middle East. The program highlights the cultural fusion of Western & Eastern influences in Spain with songs, instrumental works and stories.

Monday, February 13, 2012


"On the Importance of Theory"
James S. Walker

Monday, February 13, 2012
11:00  a.m. | Kirby Learning Center, Room 6 
A presentation about linkages between mathematcis and music.  James Walker is a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  He has written several books and published many articles, including "Music: Broken Symmetry, Geometry, and Complexity" in 2010 and "Time-frequency Analysis of Musical Rhythm" in 2009.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


"U.S.-Japan Relations and the Great East Japan Earthquake" 
 Mr. Kotaro Matsuzawa, Consul

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
7:30  p.m. | Crispin Lecture Hall 
This convocation is a  part of the Japanese Lecture Series of the 2011-12 academic year.  This convocation is to help enhance the understanding of other people and their culture.  Mr. Matsuzawa will update us on the March 2011 disasters in Japan and discuss the history and current agenda of U.S.-Japan relations.

Friday, February 24, 2012


"The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love"
Tim & Becky (Turnquist) Moss

Friday, February 24, 2012
4:00  p.m. | Kirby Learning Center, Room 6
Tim Moss and Becky Turnquist Moss served as Peace Corps volunteers in Burkina Faso from 2009-2011.  They both worked in the secondary education sector.  Tim taught the students fundamental computer skills.  Becky taught sixth and seventh grade mathematics.  Aside from being teachers, their service focused on community development.  They developed a method for making charcoal out of agricultural waste.  They also modernized their school by implementing electronic report cards.  After a highly successful tour in Africa, they returned home and are now both employed at Caterpillar.  Becky works as a chemist and Tim is a network associate.