Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter

Illinois Wesleyan News for Prospective Students and Parents

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.)

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


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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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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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 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.

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