Monthly Archives: April 2010

Congratulations to Michael Gorman and Linda Martin!

Congratulations to Michael Gorman, senior Computer Science major (with an “unofficial” concentration on graphic design) for his winning re-design of the Digital Commons banner!  The judges thought Michael’s design was “clean and sharp,” and communicated “a feeling of openess and access.”  The new banner will be used in both online and print marketing materials.

Linda Martin, senior English major with a minor in Psychology, won second prize for her re-design.  Judges thought her entry “had a nice energy and seemed to reflect a transfer of ideas and information.”

Thank to Michael and Linda for their entries, and thanks also to the judges of the contest: Joanne Diaz (English), Mark Criley (Philosophy), Bob Geraty (Admissions), Gary Schwartz (University Communications) and Karen Schmidt (Ames Library).

BSN exhibit opened!

Mrs. Chase with Prof. Hilton's class, Weiss Hospital, Short Term 1977

Mrs. Chase (front, center) with Prof. Hilton (top, right) and class at Weiss Hospital, Short Term 1977

The first floor of Ames Library now holds uniforms, photographs, documents and artifacts celebrating five decades of the Baccalaureate program for Nursing education at Illinois Wesleyan — one of the first of its kind in the country. This exhibit is free and open to the public and will run through the end of April.

An online collection of photos, documents and even an oral history with Dr. Mary Shanks, credited with seeing that the BSN was firmly grounded within the liberal arts tradition, are available through These are permanent collections.