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Drag Show

Charity Drag Show Expands to Full Weekend of Pride

March 13, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Students with Illinois Wesleyan University’s Pride Alliance and Campus Activity Board are expanding the festivities for the 21st Annual Charity Drag Show on Saturday, March 23, to create a weekend of joy and celebration.

2023 Fall Dean

Illinois Wesleyan Announces Fall 2023 Dean’s List

March 6, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Illinois Wesleyan University’s Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2023-24 academic year consisted of 752 students from 33 states and 30 countries.

Jessie Jia and Asia Rogers, 2024 Eckley Scholars

Jia '25, Rogers '25 Named Eckley Summer Scholars

March 4, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Two Illinois Wesleyan students have been granted fellowships as part of the 2024 Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists Endowment.

Students embracing during past Unity Gala

Unity Gala Aims to Bring Joy, Celebrate Campus Community

February 26, 2024 | By Julia Perez

A celebration of the cultural richness within the community at Illinois Wesleyan University will take place at the sixth annual Unity Gala from 7-11:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at Hansen Student Center.

Ding and Richards

Physics Alumni Contribute to Optical Systems of Apple Vision Pro

February 23, 2024 | By Julia Perez

The Apple Vision Pro is arguably the hottest new device in the tech world, and two Illinois Wesleyan University physics alumni played a role in the creation of optical systems for the spatial computing headset.

Sweeney and Jenkins

Jenkins '12 and Sweeney '14 Unite in Business Venture Anchored in Shared Values

February 23, 2024 | By Julia Perez

What began as two Illinois Wesleyan alumni celebrating each other's career success has evolved into a dynamic business partnership at a freshly launched company, anchored in a similar work ethic and shared life values.

Chemistry student

IWU One of 14 Institutions Selected for Prestigious Beckman Scholars Program

February 7, 2024 | By Julia Perez

An opportunity to experience one-on-one research with Illinois Wesleyan professors and network with scientists around the country has been made possible for students through funding from the Beckman Scholars Program.

Barbara Galindo

Visiting Scholar to Speak on Harmful Mining Practices in Latin America

February 6, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Barbara Galindo, an activist, professor and researcher specializing in socio-environmental issues in Latin American culture, is visiting Illinois Wesleyan this week to share her experience with campus.

Jazz trombone player

New and Experienced Musicians to Perform at 49th Annual Jazz Festival

January 31, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Young musicians from the region will perform and gain feedback from seasoned jazz artists at the 49th annual Jazz Festival hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3.

Exhibit artworks

Art Celebrating the Power of Place and the Human Figure on Display at IWU Galleries

January 23, 2024 | By Julia Perez

Artwork featuring astronomical human figures from a local painter and decades of printmaking from a Chicago workshop is on display in Illinois Wesleyan University’s Merwin and Wakeley Galleries in the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art and Design...