Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter for H.S. Counselors

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

November 2013

Campus Headlines


Illinois Wesleyan Adds 28 New Scholarships
Each year of Illinois Wesleyan's Transforming Lives campaign has attracted more support for student scholarships than the previous year, and 2013 was no exception.


Halloween Candy: A "Rich, Dark" History
In his course, "The Social History of a Candy Bar," Wesleyan's William Munro explores the many different stories behind Americans' favorite candy.


Wesleyan Makes Kiplinger's Best Value Listing for 7th Consecutive Year
Kiplinger's Personal Finance calls Illinois Wesleyan the 60th best value among the nation's private liberal arts colleges in its annual rankings, released Oct. 17.

Kristin Stewart

National Tour Brings Stewart '03 "Home"
Kristin Stewart, who is performing in the national tour of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," says her Illinois Wesleyan degree let her "hit the ground running" with her career.


Observatory Designated Official Site
Precise observations of asteroids by three Illinois Wesleyan physics majors have resulted in the designation of Illinois Wesleyan's Mark Evans Observatory as an official observing site.

Video Highlights

Meet Illinois Wesleyan Alumni Working in Washington, D.C.

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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. (At left, musical theatre alumnus Bill Damaschke '85 is chief creative officer at DreamWorks Animation.)

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


Advice from the former CEO of Seagram Company, Ltd.: "Get a liberal arts degree." Edgar M. Bronfman writes, "There is nothing that makes the mind more elastic and expandable than discovering how the world works." 

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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

This American Life
Demetria Kalodimos '81 discussed her documentary, Indelible: The Case Against Jeffrey Womack.

The Pantagraph

Joe Schneider '14, a nursing major and defensive lineman on the IWU football team, is enjoying a standout final season with the unbeaten Titans.

Madison-St. Clair Record
Lauren A. Gearhart '09 has joined Blake Law Group as an associate in their Belleville office.

The Pantagraph
A preemie intervention technique from Assistant Professor of Nursing Brenda Lessen is drawing worldwide attention.

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