Living the Illinois Wesleyan Vision

Stories of Titans Carrying Our Strategic Initiatives into Action

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Grant to Revitalize Housing in West Bloomington
A west side neighborhood will see a wave of revitalization, thanks to a $1.5 million grant to a new community group whose partners include Illinois Wesleyan's Action Research Center.


Students Recognized by 'Design for Good' Project
A public awareness campaign designed and implemented by graphic design students at Illinois Wesleyan University has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Design for Good project.


Summer Reading Outcasts United Raises Awareness
This summer the Illinois Wesleyan community is reading Warren St. John's Outcasts United, which inspires questions about social justice, diversity and globalization.


Byrne '11 Completes Ultramarathon in Nicaragua
While in Nicaragua as a Peace Corps volunteer and environmental educator, Maggie Byrne '11 completed the Fuego y Agua race for a cause.


Tunnel of Oppression Seeks to Raise Awareness
An interactive Tunnel of Oppression -- including a Hall of Enlightenment -- will incorporate student work, seeking to raise awareness about social bias and what individuals can do to create change.


May Term Strives to Make Human Rights Real
Students enrolled in May Term this year have the opportunity to attend a variety of co-curricular events encompassing the theme of "Making Human Rights Real."


LaLonde's Tool Library Wins $25,000 Grant
A tool-lending library founded by Matt LaLonde '14 at the West Bloomington Revitalization Project has received a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant.


Football Team to Compete in Finland
The Illinois Wesleyan football team will travel to Finland in June to face the Finnish national team in Helsinki. The football team has previously visited Germany, Italy, France and Austria.


Students Develop "Water for Wellness" Campaign
Millions of people around the globe lack access to clean water, and students in the Perspectives in International Health class are addressing this human rights issue one drop at a time.


Alumni Who Study Abroad Continue Global Pursuits
Half of Illinois Wesleyan students study abroad, and many are inspired to continue living, studying and working overseas after graduation.