Diversity News at Illinois Wesleyan
Gospel Festival to Honor King's Legacy
The 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival will feature performances by some of the area's leading gospel groups.
MLK Teach-In to Explore Social Justice and Women's Power
Barbara Smith, who has sparked national dialogue on the intersections of race, class, sexuality and gender, will speak at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In.
Senior Paige Buschman has been named a 2016 Student Laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois in recognition of excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.
University to Receive Diversity and Inclusion Award
Illinois Wesleyan will be honored for celebrating and creating a welcoming and inclusive campus environment by NASPA, the professional association of student affairs administrators.
Student-Designed Mural Tells Story of Joy and Struggle
Art major Lucy Sanchez designed and painted a mural entitled "La Lucha de Colores" ("The Struggle of Colors") for the Multicultural Center on campus.
Theme Invites Discussion of Women's Power, Women's Justice
Illinois Wesleyan's campus community will wrestle with notions surrounding the intellectual theme "Women's Power, Women's Justice" in classes and in co-curricular programming during the 2016-17 academic year.
Meet the Class of 2020
The newest class of Titans are a diverse group of students with myriad aspirations, skills and talents. Let us introduce you to a few of them.
Award-Winning Author to Speak at President’s Convocation
Journalist Jenny Nordberg, author of this year's Summer Reading selection, The Underground Girls of Kabul, will speak about her research on girls growing up disguised as boys in gender-segregated Afghanistan.
New Titans Welcomed at Convocation
Members of the Class of 2020 were urged to seek out experiences that seem foreign and perhaps a little strange - experiences that "rock our world."
Popular Summer Program Develops Student Leaders
The diverse students in Illinois Wesleyan's Summer Enrichment Program complete a paid internship, learn from formal training workshops and work together on a service project.
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.