Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter for H.S. Counselors

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

May 2013

Campus Headlines

Nursing Students Study Abroad through Unique Program

Nursing Students Study Abroad Through Unique Program
Study abroad opportunities within nursing programs are rare -- but Illinois Wesleyan is making it happen.

Groves '11 Receives National Research Fellowship

Groves '11 Receives National Research Fellowship
Anna Groves '11, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in plant biology, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

Alumni Who Study Abroad Continue Global Pursuits

IWU Students Who Study Abroad Continue Global Pursuits after Graduation
Half of Illinois Wesleyan students study abroad, and many are inspired to continue living, studying and working overseas.

Illinois Wesleyan Announces New Minor in Jazz Studies

University Announces New Minor in Jazz Studies
Beginning in the fall of 2013, the Illinois Wesleyan School of Music will offer a new minor in Jazz Studies.

Undergraduate Research Shines at Illinois Wesleyan Conference

Undergraduate Research Shines at Illinois Wesleyan Conference
A record number of students showcased work from a variety of disciplines, reflecting the key roles of research and student-faculty collaboration at Illinois Wesleyan.

Liffiton Develops Free App for Teachers

Liffiton Develops Free App for Classrooms
There's now a free app that allows students to give instant, anonymous feedback to their teachers, thanks to Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mark Liffiton.

What Happens After Classes?

Video Highlights: Campus Life at Illinois Wesleyan

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Connecting College Majors to Careers


Not sure about what major to choose? Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. (Shown at left, psychology and Hispanic studies double major Carolyn Hull '08 is on the White House staff.)

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


Why a Liberal Arts Education Creates Great Entrepreneurs
John Dearborn, president of venture development firm JumpStart Inc., joins the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in his view that great innovations spring from the liberal arts.

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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

Chicago Sun-Times
Described as a "perennial D-III baseball power," Illinois Wesleyan aims to win another title this year.

Chicago Tribune

Mel Keiser '07 had her first solo exhibition in a Chicago art gallery, with artwork featured at the Schneider Gallery.

The Pantagraph
Aspiring museum curator Kate Scott '13 has helped unpuzzle the mystery of a collection of arrowheads found in a basement at Illinois Wesleyan.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Marti Lyons '08 discussed her work with the Sideshow Theatre Company and the Chicago theatre scene.

The Pantagraph
Political Science Professor Tari Renner won the race for mayor of Bloomington, and 2010 graduate Scott Black was elected to the Bloomington City Council. Also reported by WJBC and WGLT Radio.

Toronto Star
Practicing civil disobedience, Sandra Steingraber '81 was jailed for her protest of fracking in New York. She was released after 10 days, and her stance was followed by Bill Moyers.

The Pantagraph
John Baines '98 will be the next head basketball coach at Elmhurst College.

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