Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter for H.S. Counselors

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

October 2013

Campus Headlines


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."


Sodexo Offers a Fresh, New Dugout Experience
Popular campus dining location the Dugout has undergone a total renovation and menu expansion for the new school year.


Internships More Important Than Ever: Alumna Intern, Now HR Exec
More than 50 employers came to Illinois Wesleyan for the annual Internship Fair, offering students opportunities to gain experience and explore career possibilities.


Wesleyan Moves Up In College Rankings
Illinois Wesleyan has fared well in notable college rankings: U.S. News and World Report, Washington Monthly, Princeton Review, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance.


Morriss '73 Part of Team Behind Groundbreaking USB Technology
IWU grad Jeff Morriss was part of the five-member Intel team that developed Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology, honored with the 2013 European Inventor Award.

Video Highlights

Explore a Wesleyan Course: Experimental Physics

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Connecting College Majors to Careers

law clerks

Not sure about what major to choose? Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. (At left, Erin Cox and Rachel Halfpap are clerks for federal judges.)

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


A recent public poll found that American adults and employers favor graduates who can communicate and think critically and creatively, rather than receive narrow training and industry-specific skills. Also reported by Inside Higher Ed.

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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
Washington Monthly's ranking of schools where you get the "best bang for your buck" placed Illinois Wesleyan No. 47 among liberal arts colleges.

Illinois Wesleyan's new lacrosse team is getting ready for their first season.

The Pantagraph
Seven-time NBA All-Star Jack Sikma '77 caught up with old friends during a recent visit to campus. Also on WJBC Radio and WEEK/WHOI TV.

Investor's Business Daily
Ralph Smedley, a 1903 IWU graduate, had far-reaching influence as the founder of Toastmasters International.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Julie Bayer '98 embraces two very different sides of performing -- a classically trained opera singer, or an edgy actress at the Chicago Fringe Festival.

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