Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter for H.S. Counselors

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

September 2013

Campus Headlines


Students Meet Real World on The Pitch
Three IWU students were part of AMC's reality show The Pitch during internships at Bee-line Communications, owned by alumna Stacey (Jones) McClenathan '92.

US News

Wesleyan Moves Into Top 50 In U.S. News Rankings' Quality Measures
In the latest rankings, Illinois Wesleyan moved up to 65th among national liberal arts colleges, and into the top 50 in student selectivity and graduation and retention rate.

Joe and Mallika

Students Chosen as Mellon Scholars
Mallika Kavadi '15 and Joseph O'Brien '14 pursued research under faculty mentorship as Mellon Scholars, joining five Eckley Scholars also doing summer research.

Brexton Isaacs

IWU Student Senate President Takes National Office
Brexton Isaacs '15 was elected to the National Executive Board of College Democrats during the group's conference on Capitol Hill in August.


Rosecrans Named Women's Lacrosse Coach
Lindsey Rosecrans is the first women's lacrosse coach at Illinois Wesleyan University, with intercollegiate play beginning in spring 2015.


Students Complete Human Rights Internships
Cathy Geehan '14 and Amanda Watts '14 interned at prestigious international organizations, among 180 Wesleyan students who found vital summer internships.

Video Highlights

Student Experiences – Recent Internships

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Connecting College Majors to Careers


Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. (At left, business administration and marketing major Kayla Kindred' 08, now marketing coordinator for the Chicago Blackhawks, poses with the Stanley Cup.)

Alumni Around the World

Shibuya Crossing

It's a Small World When You're a Titan
From remote mountaintops – to job interviews – to the world's busiest pedestrian intersection in Tokyo, Illinois Wesleyan alumni shared the most unexpected places they've found each other.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


The Value of Liberal Arts
Commentary: "Students headed to college this fall should consider that a liberal arts education may very well be their best option for future employment, not only in the short-term, but over the course of their careers."

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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

New York Times
Bill Damaschke '85 of Dreamworks was described as "one of the film industry's most important executives."

Washington City Paper
Co-composer & actor Vaughn Irving '06 discussed his musical, Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk, one of two recipients of the Director's Award at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.

Chicago Sun-Times
Linnea Windel '85, president and CEO of the Visiting Nurses Association Health Care, was named West Suburban Philanthropic Network's Nonprofit Executive of the Year.

New York Times
Jac Jemc '05 was a finalist for the PEN Prize for her debut novel, My Only Wife.

Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Lanza '07 was named among the "Top 10 Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater."

Crain's Chicago Business
After opening popular restaurants in Chicago, Bottleneck Management – a partnership of three IWU alumni – is expanding outside the city.

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Our #shinynewthings

Dean of Students Karla Carney-Hall shares updates on new buildings, new technology and programs that are new on campus this school year.

Our Reputation

Check out what the guidebooks say about Illinois Wesleyan University.

Our Community

Bloomington-Normal is ranked among the best places in the U.S. to be single, find a job, be young, be a geek – and more.

Our Campus

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