The Betty Ritchie-Birrer Endowed Study Abroad Fund has provided funds for two new Study Abroad Scholarships, one of three endowed gifts that Ritchie-Birrer has established for IWU students this year.
Three IWU students were part of AMC's The Pitch during internships at Bee-line Communications, owned by alumna Stacey (Jones) McClenathan '92. Their episode airs Thursday, Sept. 12 at 10 p.m. Central.
Cathy Geehan '14 and Amanda Watts '14 completed summer internships at prestigious international organizations through the University's newly established Center for Human Rights and Social Justice.
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.