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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer Reading Selection Explores Ethics, Race, Social Justice
New students will join the campus community in discussing issues raised in Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the 2012 Summer Reading Program selection.
International Office Supports Students Here & Abroad
With study abroad programs around the world and advising for international students at Illinois Wesleyan, the International Office fosters global education for the entire University.
Wesleyan Community Demonstrates Against Hate Crimes
Illinois Wesleyan faculty, staff and students gathered on the Eckley Quadrangle on Tuesday, March 27 to express disapproval of recent national events seen as hate crimes.
Wesleyan Forges New Ties With Moroccan University
Illinois Wesleyan has announced an agreement with Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco that includes a student exchange program beginning in the 2011-12 academic year.
Senior Receives ASIANetwork Honor
Chao Ren '11 won the ASIANetwork’s first annual Marianna McJimsey Award: 2011 Student Paper Competition for his work exploring the celebrated Bengali poet Tagore.
Alumnus Creates Opportunities for Latinos in Chicago
Although he's earned many accolades, for Juan Salgado '91 the real prize is his progress in creating educational and workforce opportunities for Latino communities in Chicago.
Alumnus Welcomes IWU Students to Barcelona Study Abroad Experience
Rich Kurtzman '98 directs the Barcelona Study Abroad Experience, which will partner with the Illinois Wesleyan Barcelona Program in the spring of 2011.
Senior Aims To Bring Lessons from South Africa to Chicago's South Side
First-generation college student Bianca Spratt '11 hopes to use what she learned in a hands-on study abroad experience to become a trailblazer in her Chicago neighborhood.
Robinson Chosen as Peace Fellow
Senior Gwen Robinson has been named the 2010 Peace Fellow at Illinois Wesleyan, and will focus her independent study on violence against women.
International Colloquium Bridges Cultures
A weeklong colloquium at Illinois Wesleyan, which brought scholars from Moscow to explore global experiences of childhood, stimulated the sharing of ideas across borders, languages and cultures.
New Program Engages Diversity at Illinois Wesleyan
A new Engaging Diversity Program offered first-year students the opportunity to have open conversations about race and identity, learning "being color blind is not the answer."
Student Wins Community Partnership Grant
Kristy Hosack '11 won a grant from the University's Action Research Center and State Farm Insurance, which she will use to support outreach efforts for Illinois Wesleyan's "Radio Latino" program on the campus radio station.