Student News


Weishar Memorial Bench to be Dedicated Saturday
A bench honoring the memory of former Illinois Wesleyan football player Andrew Weishar, who died of cancer in 2012, will be dedicated prior to the No. 13-ranked Titans' game against North Central.


Wesleyan's Observatory Designated Official Site
Precise observations of asteroids by three Illinois Wesleyan physics majors -- Kyle Connour '15, Chelsea Davitt '14 and Daniel LaRocca '13 -- have resulted in the designation of Mark Evans Observatory as an official observing site.


Students Plan to Make a Difference with Alternative Fall Break Programs
Student volunteers will devote their upcoming break to service, with Alternative Fall Break opportunities in the local community and in Chicago.


Wesleyan's "Extraordinary Ordinary Men" to be Honored
Based on their commitment to service and efforts to improve the community, six Illinois Wesleyan students will be recognized at the second annual Extraordinary Ordinary Men of the Year Awards.


Ruther '14 Interning with Chicago Bears
Pete Ruther '14 is still pinching himself over working as an Events and Entertainment intern for the Bears -- and says "I'm going to keep these credentials forever."


Juniors Beringer, Sharp Awarded New Study Abroad Scholarships
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.


Students Meet Real World on AMC's The Pitch
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.


Students Complete Human Rights Internships
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.