Illinois Wesleyan Announces 2018 Eckley Scholars

March 22, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University has announced the 2018 recipients of the Robert S. and Nell B. Eckley Scholars and Artists Program fellowships.

Established by President Emeritus and Mrs. Robert S. Eckley, the recognition provides a stipend of $4,000 for each scholar to spend the summer on campus conducting scholarly research or artistic activity under the mentorship of a faculty member. The program is designed to develop and deepen a student’s creative and research competencies.

Students selected for the fellowship, their projects, and their faculty sponsors include:

Student: Brent Baughan ’19 (Bloomington, Ill.)
Project: “Statecraft and Class Power in the Ancient World”
Sponsor: Amy Coles, Associate Professor of History

Student: Abigail Kauerauf ’19 (Springfield, Ill.)
Project: “Utilizing PDCM to Analyze How Comparable Liberal Arts Institutions Evaluate Poetry”
Sponsor: Mike Theune, Professor of English and Writing Program Director

Student: Kate McHugh ’21 (Palatine, Ill.)
Project: “Compupus: From Bark to Boole”
Sponsor: Ellen Furlong, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Student:  Sanghyun Nam ’20 (Hwaseong, South Korea)
Project: “Through the Looking Glass: Coercing Millimeter Wavelength Spectroscopy to Reveal More About Interstellar Dust and Hidden Regions of Space”
Sponsor: Thushara Perera, Associate Professor of Physics

Student: Minji Will ’19 (Glenview, Ill.)
Project: “Songs of Healing”
Sponsor: Andrew Dahan, Visiting Instructor in Music