Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter for H.S. Counselors

Illinois Wesleyan University news for high school counselors

September, 2012

Campus Headlines

Advice to New Students: 'Embrace Challenge and Change'

Advice to New Students: Open Your Door
Alumni and students connecting on social media shared their advice for the class of 2016, who voiced their own excitement to start college at Illinois Wesleyan.

French Leads Study of Asteroids

French Leads Study of Asteroids
Chair and Professor of Physics Linda M. French will lead a National Science Foundation-funded study of asteroids sharing Jupiter's orbit around the sun.

Sherman '09 Wins Fulbright Grant to Teach in Turkey

Sherman '09 Wins Fulbright Grant
Teresa Sherman '09, a Peace Corps veteran, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach in Turkey.

Parham '07 Performs in Broadway's Porgy and Bess

Parham '07 Performing on Broadway
Bryonha Parham '07 is currently playing the role of Serena in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of the classic opera, Porgy and Bess.

NSF Funds Spectrometer for Chemistry Research

NSF Funds Spectrometer for Chemistry Research
Students will benefit from Illinois Wesleyan's new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

marine biologist

Wonder what major you should choose to achieve your desired career? Or what careers are available to graduates with a certain major? Search your interests for the amazing options experienced by thousands of our alumni.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

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As featured in USA Today, a national survey found that alumni of liberal arts colleges such as Illinois Wesleyan are better prepared for their careers and more satisfied with their education than graduates of other institutions.

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Titans In The News

Associated Press
Faculty and students at Illinois Wesleyan will delve into the secrets of asteroids and molecules, thanks to two  National Science Foundation grants totaling more than $500,000.

The Washington Post

Illinois Wesleyan was among education columnist Jay Mathews' original list of the nation's top 10 "hidden gems" for summer college visits.

Mainos Memos
Erin McClellan '12 interned with optometrist and professor Dominick M. Maino in Chicago.

WJBC Radio
Chris Bisaillon '93 was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

The State Journal-Register
Former Miss Illinois Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky '10 is now in her second year at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

(Danville) Commercial-News
Ignatzia Romack '14 is attending Al Akhawayn University at Ifrane, Morocco, under an exchange program with IWU.