Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter for H.S. Counselors

Illinois Wesleyan University news for high school counselors

January 2013

Campus Headlines

Eckley Scholars

New Scholarship Program Supports Student Research, Creative Endeavors
The new Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists endowment supports summer research and creative activity for several students each year.

Kenny '13 Named Wesleyan's Lincoln Laureate

Soccer Player Kenny '13 Named First Team Academic All-American
Daniel Kenny '13 became Illinois Wesleyan's114th Academic All-American, a total that is tied for 12th among all participating colleges and universities. 

Ethics Bowl Team to Compete at Nationals

Ethics Bowl Team to Compete at Nationals
Illinois Wesleyan's Ethics Bowl Team will enter the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Tournament in San Antonio, Texas in February.

Rusin '13 Creates Guide for Counseling Undocumented Teens

Rusin '13 Creates Guide for Counseling Undocumented Teens
Issues faced by children of undocumented immigrants can be better understood by school administrators, thanks to a resource guide created by Sylvia Rusin '13.

Illinois Wesleyan, Chinese University Forge Scholarly Exchange

Illinois Wesleyan, Chinese University Forge Scholarly Exchange
China's Beijing Union University and Illinois Wesleyan will exchange faculty and collaborate on scholarly research under a new agreement between the institutions.

Connecting College Majors to Careers


Wonder what major you should choose to achieve your desired career? Or what careers are available to graduates with a certain major? Search your interests for the amazing options experienced by thousands of our alumni.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


Forbes: A Liberal Arts Degree Is More Valuable Than Learning Any Trade
The head of a billion-dollar software company argues that the skills necessary to succeed today are best fostered in a liberal arts environment.

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We hope you enjoy this edition of our monthly newsletter designed to keep you up to date with important happenings at Illinois Wesleyan University.

With your hectic schedule, we know you don't have time to visit the website of every college, so we're providing a "Reader's Digest" version of information that might be helpful as you counsel your students.

The recommended deadline for students applying under Regular Decision is Feb. 15.

Titans In The News

As the biopic Lincoln hit theatres, an OutFront segment described "Abe's Lessons for Obama," suggested by Wesleyan's Robert C. Bray.

The Pantagraph
For the sixth year in a row, Illinois Wesleyan made Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of top 100 "best values" among private liberal arts colleges.

Business Insider
Lumosity tested 60,000 college students to find out which schools have the smartest individuals -- and Illinois Wesleyan is on their lists (#20 for memory, #71 overall).

The Pantagraph
Good planning and great weather have enabled construction of Illinois Wesleyan's new classroom building to keep on or ahead of schedule.

National Geographic
An "On Assignment" video features Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr and his discovery of new species in the Pui Pui Protected Forest in Peru.

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