Tag Archives: History

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at IWU

View of Fieldhouse crowd from behind Dr. King
View of Fieldhouse crowd from behind Dr. King

Dr. King at IWU February 10, 1966

This image shows the kind of crowd drawn to Dr. King on his second visit to our campus. Visit the University Archives’ blog to learn more about these events, including the role IWU students played in bringing him here.

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 http://www.iwu.edu/nursing/anniversary/Photos.shtml. These are permanent collections.

Hear the John Adams talk by Dr. Weis

If you missed Mike Weis’s September 29 presentation on John Adams and the Origins of American Diplomacy in The Ames Library, now is your chance to catch it online! ISU’s Milner Library recorded it and provided this link to their streaming server.

The September 29 event was IWU’s contribution to a panel exhibit currently on display at Milner Library. If you haven’t seen the exhibit yet, Sunday is your last chance!

“John Adams and the Origins of American Diplomacy”

Illinois Wesleyan University Professor of History W. Michael Weis will present “John Adams and the Origins of American Diplomacy” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, in Beckman Auditorium in The Ames Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Weis will speak on the significance of Adams as a founder of the U.S. diplomatic efforts across the Atlantic, including his work developing treaties and keeping the country out of war in the aftermath of the French Revolution. A specialist in U.S. foreign relations, Weis has been a member of the Illinois Wesleyan faculty since 1988.

More information on this event is available in the full news release by University Communications.