Living the Illinois Wesleyan Vision

Stories of Titans Carrying Our Strategic Initiatives into Action


Students Campaign to "Take Back the Tap"
Students are leading a campaign to reduce the use of plastic water bottles on campus by offering refillable containers and hydration stations.

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ARC Students Engage With Community
Ten Illinois Wesleyan University students had an active summer interning and making contributions to the Bloomington-Normal community through the Action Research Center (ARC).

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LaLonde '14 to Launch Tool Library
Matt LaLonde '14 is launching a Tool Library for the Bloomington-Normal area, to lend home repair and gardening tools to residents at no charge.

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Burke's New Book Explores Difficult Dialogue on Race
In a new book, Racial Ambivalence in Diverse Communities: Whiteness and the Power of Color-Blind Ideologies, Assistant Professor of Sociology Meghan Burke grapples with the struggle for dialogue about race and racism.


Immortal Life Author: "Follow Your Curiosity"
Rebecca Skloot, author of this year's Summer Reading selection The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, told the President's Convocation audience to look for "what?" moments.


Students to Embark on Alternative Fall Break
During Fall Break in October, students and staff will eat and sleep at the Western Avenue Community Center while assisting the West Bloomington Revitalization Project.


Speaker Discusses Human Cost of Immigration Policy
The human cost of a flawed immigration system was explored by a former undocumented immigrant, who spoke on "Making Human Rights Real: Immigration Policy and Immigrant Rights."


Summer Enrichment Program Participants Honored
Twelve minority students participated in the Summer Enrichment Program, which involves formal professional training, an internship and social service project.


New Leadership for Multicultural Student Affairs
George E. Jackson, III is Illinois Wesleyan's new director of Multicultural Student Affairs, joining Tonya Daniel, the new assistant director.

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Students Explore Race, Identity at Engaging Diversity Program
Some members of the incoming class will come to campus early for discussions and activities aimed at helping them meaningfully engage diversity while at Illinois Wesleyan.