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Liz Bloodworth

Archivist to Recognize Local, University Impact Made by Funk Family at Celebration

June 20, 2024 | By Julia Perez

To honor the 200-year impact of the Funk family in McLean County — including the establishment of Illinois Wesleyan University — University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian Liz Bloodworth will speak on a panel during a celebration at...

Student points to equation written on white board

Three New Majors Among Program Updates for 2024-25

June 18, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Three new programs will be offered to Illinois Wesleyan University students beginning in the fall of 2024, in addition to new certificates.

Georgia Nugent

Board of Trustees Honors Service of President Nugent, Bids Farewell

June 12, 2024 | By Julia Perez

President S. Georgia Nugent was recognized for her resolute leadership by the Illinois Wesleyan University Board of Trustees as she concludes her tenure as the University’s 20th president.

students sitting on blankets on the quad

Illinois Wesleyan Announces Spring 2024 Dean’s List

June 10, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Illinois Wesleyan University’s Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2023-24 academic year consisted of 760 students from 29 states and 29 countries.

Hovde and Kerr with Technos certificate

Hovde '24 Earns Technos Award for Peacebuilding Passion

May 24, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Through her passion for human rights and dedication to peacebuilding, Zoe Hovde '24 was named the 2024 Technos International Prize winner as a senior at Illinois Wesleyan.

Beckman Scholars

Das '26, Satheeshreddy '26 Named Inaugural Beckman Scholars

May 22, 2024 | By Julia Perez

The first pair of Illinois Wesleyan University students have been selected to complete long-term research through the Beckman Scholars Program.

First Destination Survey 23

Survey Finds 99% of 2023 Grads Employed or Continuing Education

May 20, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Nearly 99% of alumni from the class of 2023 were employed or continuing their education within six months of graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University, according to the annual First Destination Survey conducted by IWU’s Hart Career Center.

National Science to Policy Symposium

Titans Stood as Sole Undergrad Presenters at National Science Symposium

May 17, 2024 | By Julia Perez

A group of Illinois Wesleyan University students traveled to the University of California-Riverside in April for the National Science to Policy Symposium, where two of the Titans were the only undergraduate students selected to present research.

Marissa Hagler

Hagler ’25 Joins Leading Female Entrepreneurs at Harvard Conference

May 13, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Through an exclusive invitation, Marissa Hagler ’25 traveled to Harvard University in April to participate in the inaugural Female Founder’s Circle.

Employee Recognition

University Employees Honored for Milestones, Retirements

May 8, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Illinois Wesleyan University honored retirees and celebrated employees with milestone anniversaries May 2 during the annual Faculty-Staff Recognition Celebration.