Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy Holidays from The Ames Library!

Congratulations, IWU! You made it through the fall 2015 semester. The Ames Library will be open until Christmas Eve, after which we’ll open in the new year. Make sure you return any items before you travel for the holidays.

Safe travels, Titans!

Holiday Break 2015

  • Friday, December 11th: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (close early)
  • Saturday, December 12th & Sunday, December 13th: CLOSED
  • Monday, December 14th – Friday, December 18th: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 19th & Sunday, December 20th: CLOSED
  • Monday, December 21st – Wednesday, December 23rd: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 24th – Sunday, January 3rd: CLOSED
  • Monday, January 4th & Tuesday, January 5th: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday , January 6th: 7:45 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Anti-Stress Station in Ames

Feeling stressed!?! Don’t crack under the pressure. Take a break and take care of yourself. To help reduce your stress level during finals week, counselors from Counseling & Consultation Services will be at The Ames Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 7 & 8, offering FREE giveaways. There will be snacks, Biodots, stress balls/bendeez and other information to help you manage your stress level. Please stop by to get some of the tools you may need to reduce your stress level.1363595a_d

Library Catalog, Technological Issues


As you celebrate, we’d also like to make you aware that there have been reported issues with our catalog (searching for and checking out books). Please make sure to have your ID card when checking out materials today. Thank you!

Course Cluster Open House: Student Presentations

Wednesday, 2 December, 11am

Students will present on the works they’ve done in various classes focused on this year’s intellectual theme – Nation(s) Divided?

As part of Illinois Wesleyan’s strategic initiatives and commitment to a strong intellectual campus environment, we continue to enhance the use of intellectual themes in curricular and co-curricular programming. Ultimately, the goal is create an annual campus-wide theme that serves to frame engagement for the summer reading, convocations, May term programming, and any other potential collaborative efforts across campus. This year, the theme that’sworld-hand been selected is Nation(s) Divided?.

In the spirit of collaboration and mutual support, the faculty involved with the course clusters led by Tom Lutze also selected this theme. This “Nations(s) Divided?” theme reflects faculty-led interest that we hope will permeate the campus community in 2015-16.

The theme of “Nation(s) Divided?” invites us to cross, intersect, and transcend borderlands in the ways we think about others and ourselves by deconstructing notions of unity and division, of nations and national identities. We invite all students, faculty, and staff to explore the concepts and realities of “Nation(s) Divided?” and we encourage you to think about how this theme can be a part of the programs that your department, class, or student organization may sponsor this year.