Illinois Wesleyan welcomed 571 new students to campus with New Student Convocation, where they were urged to leave their comfort zone "and accept the challenge of the liberal arts."
Brexton Isaacs '15 was elected to the National Executive Board of College Democrats during the group's conference on Capitol Hill earlier this month.
Twelve students participated in the Summer Enrichment Program, a rigorous 10-week program that focuses on their professional, academic and personal growth.
Mallika Kavadi '15 and Joseph O'Brien '14 pursued research as Mellon Summer Scholars under the mentorship of faculty members, thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation.
While preparing for their profession, Illinois Wesleyan's nursing students explore a range of liberal arts experiences -- from studying abroad, to speaking in patients' native Spanish, to becoming soccer MVP.
This year IWU is set to welcome about 50 new international students, bringing total enrollment to more than 100 international students from 21 countries.
Illinois Wesleyan offers Pre-Orientation Programs focused on international students, multicultural students and on "Engaging Diversity," prior to the Turning Titan Orientation for new students.
From Fortune 50 companies to nonprofits to a medical clinic in Peru, approximately 180 Illinois Wesleyan students are gaining valuable experience through internships this summer.