Living the Illinois Wesleyan Vision

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Civil War Gave Democracy "Moral Grandeur"
Founders' Day speaker Allen C. Guelzo contends that the primary goal of emancipation was a return to democracy and revolt against the aristocratic habits promoted by slavery.


Lincoln Scholar to Speak at Founders' Day Convocation
At Founders' Day Convocation on Feb. 27, scholar Allen C. Guelzo will speak in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.


MLK Teach-In Addresses Prison Reform, Political Prisoners
Invoking the words and ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his 1966 visit to Wesleyan, a campus teach-in explored human rights issues related to prison reform and political prisoners.


Students Awarded Study Abroad Scholarships
Three Illinois Wesleyan University students are among recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship for studying abroad this spring.

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Wesleyan to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
Illinois Wesleyan will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a teach-in focused on prison reform and human rights, and the 23rd annual MLK Gospel Festival.


Rusin '13 Creates Guide for Counseling Undocumented Teens
The issues faced by children of undocumented immigrants can be better understood by school administrators, thanks to a resource guide created by Sylvia Rusin '13.

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Illinois Wesleyan, Chinese University Forge Scholarly Exchange
China's Beijing Union University and Illinois Wesleyan will conduct faculty exchanges and collaborate on scholarly research under a new agreement between the institutions.


Schofield '12 to Present Research in Cuba
Colin Schofield '12 will present a paper, based on his research while studying abroad in Chile, at an international conference on social communication in Cuba.


Students Honored for Community Involvement
Based on their commitment to service, five Illinois Wesleyan students were recognized as "Extraordinary Ordinary Men."

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Students Work to 'Wow' Employers at Internship Fair
More than 50 employers came to campus offering students valuable work experience in internships, which some described as "a 12-week job interview."