Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter for H.S. Counselors

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

April 2013

Campus Headlines


LaLonde '14 Selected for KPMG Global Internship
Junior accounting major Matt LaLonde interned in KPMG's Paris office as part of the firm's Global Internship Program.


Four Students Named Weir Fellows
Four Illinois Wesleyan students have received $1,500 fellowships supporting their work on collaborative efforts in the community.

Law Clerks

Alumni Couple Clerking for Federal Judges
Erin Cox and Rachel Halfpap – newlyweds and 2008 Wesleyan graduates – both landed highly sought federal clerkships in the Central District of Illinois.


Carlson '15 to Study at Oxford
Stephanie Carlson '15 has been selected to study at Pembroke College of Oxford University in England next fall.


Economist Discusses Why Nations Fail
MIT economist Daron Acemoglu, bestselling author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, gave the inaugural Eckley Lecture in Economics.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

Wall Street

Not sure about what major to choose? Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


Numbers Don't Lie – A Cost/Value Analysis of a Liberal Arts Degree
Not only is a liberal arts education not as expensive as news stories lead us to believe, but there may be no better investment in America today.

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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.

Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Peeps dioramas on display at The Ames Library use the popular Easter candy to depict scenes from Greek or Roman myth and poetry.

National Geographic
Featured in "Weird and Wild," Wesleyan's William Jaeckle and a colleague discovered that the giant California sea cucumber uses its anus as a second mouth.

Google Developers Blog
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mark Liffiton received a Google App Engine Education Award for developing a classroom-response system allowing students to provide instant feedback.

The (Alton) Telegraph
Casey Erin Clark '04 sang alongside the movie cast of Les Miserables at the 85th Academy Awards.

Beloit Daily News
Caitlin Ludwig '08 was named marketing specialist at Blackhawk Bank.

The Pantagraph
New on-campus student apartments at Illinois Wesleyan will open next fall.

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