Living the Illinois Wesleyan Vision

Stories of Titans Carrying Our Strategic Initiatives into Action

Dumpster Dive

Recycling: The History of a Legacy
In the early 1970s, Illinois Wesleyan joined colleges and universities across the United States in a growing movement to fight against the deterioration of the environment.


Social Entrepreneurship Finalists to Pitch Ideas
Student presenters will vie for a $1,500 Zoellick Fellowship to start a business, in the Action Research Center's "ARC Tank" version of ABC's "Shark Tank."


Halloween Candy: A "Rich, Dark" History
In his course, "The Social History of a Candy Bar," Wesleyan's William Munro traces the complexities of chocolate's journey in becoming a worldwide commodity.


Students Plan to Make a Difference with Alternative Fall Break Programs
Student volunteers will devote their upcoming break to service, with Alternative Fall Break opportunities in the local community and in Chicago.

Pink Zone

Women's Soccer Team Plays for the Cure
The Illinois Wesleyan women's soccer team will host its third annual Pink Zone game on Saturday, Oct. 5 to benefit the Community Cancer Center in Normal.


Wesleyan's "Extraordinary Ordinary Men" to be Honored
Based on their commitment to service and efforts to improve the community, six Illinois Wesleyan students will be recognized at the second annual Extraordinary Ordinary Men of the Year Awards.

Banned Books

"Warning: You Must Be Able to Think for Yourself to Read These Books"
Illinois Wesleyan is celebrating Banned Books Week, culminating with a talk and theatre presentations on "Censorship for Religious Reasons: From the Bible to Harry Potter."

Social Entrepreneurship

Zoellick '00 Funds Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship
Todd Zoellick '00 has donated funds to allow the Action Research Center to offer the Zoellick Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship to IWU students.


Juniors Beringer, Sharp Awarded New Study Abroad Scholarships
The Betty Ritchie-Birrer Endowed Study Abroad Fund has provided funds for two new Study Abroad Scholarships, one of three endowed gifts that Ritchie-Birrer has established for IWU students this year.


Campus Converts to Single-Stream Recycling
Students, staff and faculty worked together to carry out a shift to single-stream recycling, which will simplify recycling on campus.