Living the Illinois Wesleyan Vision

Stories of Titans Carrying Our Strategic Initiatives into Action


Nadeau Wins Grant to Explore 17th Century Spanish Cuisine
Wesleyan's Carolyn Nadeau will translate, analyze and prepare recipes from a 1611 cookbook, joining scholars who use food to examine the politics, economics and social issues of a culture.


Illinois Wesleyan to Celebrate New Center for Human Rights and Social Justice
To inaugurate its new Center for Human Rights and Social Justice, the University will host guest speaker Martha Nussbaum on Feb. 21, during a student research workshop on the theme of religion, identity, and conflict.


Humanitarian to Speak at Founders' Day
Luma Mufleh will give the Founders' Day address, "Changing the World One Game at a Time," on Feb. 19. Mufleh is head coach of Fugees Soccer Teams, the subject of the University's summer reading selection, Outcasts United.


Baltes Chosen to WBCA/Allstate Good Works Team
Lexi Baltes '14 is one of 10 student-athletes in the country named to the 2014 Allstate Women's Basketball Coaches Association Good Works Teams, recognizing those who have made a commitment to improving their communities.


Graphic Design Students Contenders in International Competition
A team of students at Illinois Wesleyan have been named semifinalists in the Records for Life contest sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Beatles First Example of Modern Globalization
When the Beatles burst onto the Ed Sullivan Show and the world stage 50 years ago, it was an event that unified an entire culture, says Wesleyan's Michael Weis.


Bushnell a Part of Civil Rights History
Retiring History Professor Paul Bushnell worked for change both at Illinois Wesleyan and in the Civil Rights Movement, as featured in the Winter IWU Magazine.


Human Rights Activist to Speak on Capital Punishment
Guest speaker Sandra Babcock will address how the international movement against the death penalty will affect American laws in a talk, "Global Politics, Morality and the Declining Use of the Death Penalty."


Health Care Part of King's Social Justice Legacy
At the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In, panelists explored inequities in health care locally, nationally and globally.


MLK Day Teach-In to Explore Health Care and Social Justice
Panels and discussion at this year's Teach-In will examine the nation's Affordable Care Act, local challenges in serving the uninsured, and global perspectives on health care.