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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.

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Internships Hit Second Straight High at Illinois Wesleyan
Internships for students at Illinois Wesleyan this spring climbed to 150, with employers increasingly using internships as a hiring pipeline for full-time positions.


Pierburg '98 Sports a Winning Combination
As "head nerd" in charge of information technology for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, Karl Pierburg '98 applies his twin passions for football and complex problem solving.


A Message from the Director of Red Devils
In directing the play Red Devils, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Christopher Connelly intends for the audience to be active participants of the production.


Builder, Alumnus Brady Elected to National Post
Bloomington-based builder Ed Brady '85 has been elected a vice chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.


Theune Creates "Voltage Poetry" Anthology
Expanding his work with poetic "turns," also seen as a measure of energy in poems, Wesleyan's Michael Theune is collaborating in the creation of a new online anthology.


Chapel Embraces Diversity, Social Justice Mission
In her role as University Chaplain and head of the Student Volunteer and Resource Center, also based at Evelyn Chapel, the Rev. Elyse Nelson Winger fosters the University's commitment to diversity and social justice.


Wesleyan Sings with Tradition
Alumni of a vocal ensemble whose campus legacy spanned nearly 70 years -- along with an a cappella group celebrating 10 years -- reunited at Homecoming, as featured in the new edition of the IWU Magazine.


Student Athletes Aim to "Give Kids a Sporting Chance"
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and IWU Athletic Department are conducting a drive to benefit community organizations, including a program called "Free Little Libraries" for west side residents.


Wesleyan Awarded $300,000 Grant for Humanities Initiatives
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Illinois Wesleyan a $300,000 grant for Re-Centering the Humanities, to reclaim humanities' position at the core of the liberal arts curriculum.