IWU Alumni Relations Office Presents College Inside and Out
June 1, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Illinois Wesleyan University Alumni Relations Office and Admissions
Office will co-sponsor the seventh annual College Inside and Out program for alumni
and their college-bound children July 16 and 17. Grandchildren and other alumni relatives
are also welcome.
Scheduled in the summer to accommodate out-of-state alumni who may be more likely
to travel when school is out, College Inside and Out annually hosts, on average, 15
to 25 families representing five to ten different states. This summer, the IWU campus
will welcome at least 23 families, some with multiple children participating in the
The overnight event consists of workshops given by the IWU Admissions staff on selecting
a college, writing an admissions essay, and financial planning. Participants have
the opportunity to hear about the college search experiences of current IWU students
during both a candid student panel discussion and a campus tour led by student guides.
In addition to attending workshops, families will have time to relax, interact with
one another, and explore IWU's athletic facility, the Shirk Center. Other options
for recreation include a jazz piano performance, a late night pizza party, and a large-screen
movie shown in the Fort Natatorium while students float on rafts in the pool.
College Inside and Out was developed to reach out to the “career and family” segment
of the alumni population, which consists of parents between 20 and 25 years out of
school. Its goal is to equip families with information and insight to help them begin
an educated and thorough college search.
In light of the increasing competitiveness of college admission and the significant
financial investment of higher education, according to IWU Admissions Counselor Bob
Murray, families are putting more time and effort into determining the best school
for their interests and needs.
For more information about College Inside and Out, contact the Alumni Relations Office
at (309) 556-3145.
Contact Rebecca Welzenbach, (309) 556-3181