Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter for H.S. Counselors

Illinois Wesleyan University news for high school counselors

October 2012

Campus Headlines

Wesleyan Announces 23 New Scholarships

Wesleyan Announces 23 New Scholarships
New named scholarships were announced at the 16th annual Scholarship Benefactor Dinner, a celebration of the philanthropy that provides financial aid to about nine in 10 Wesleyan students each year.

Students Work to 'Wow' Employers at Internship Fair

Students Work to 'Wow' Employers at Internship Fair
More than 50 employers came to campus offering students valuable work experience in internships, many of which will lead to future job offers.

Illinois Wesleyan to Add Lacrosse

Titan Athletics to Add Lacrosse
Illinois Wesleyan has announced that it will add the intercollegiate sport of lacrosse, with a men's team beginning competition in the spring of 2014 and a women's team the following spring.

Brennan Receives NIH Grant for Sickle Cell Research

NIH Grant Awarded for Sickle Cell Research
Wesleyan's Brian Brennan has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study possible treatments for sickle cell disease, involving students in the research.

ARC Students Engage With Community

ARC Students Engage With Community
Ten Illinois Wesleyan University students had an active summer interning and making contributions to the Bloomington-Normal community through the Action Research Center (ARC).

<i>Immortal Life</i> Author:

Immortal Life Author: "Follow Your Curiosity"
Rebecca Skloot, author of this year's Summer Reading selection The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, urged the President's Convocation audience to find their passion.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

Honorable Chief Judge Elizabeth Robb, Class of 1978

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

Happiest Grad

Christian Science Monitor: Why a liberal arts education is the best job preparation
Students today can easily find information. The challenge is making connections, dealing with complexity.

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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.

As a reminder, the Early Action Deadline for IWU admission applications is Nov. 15, and we are sponsoring a Faculty Open House on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Titans In The News

WJBC Radio
When construction is completed next fall, Illinois Wesleyan students will have the option of apartment style living with the amenities of on-campus housing.

National Geographic
A professor's work in remote forests of Peru is featured in the Explorers Journal, "Edgar Lehr: Where no Biologist has Gone Before." Also, hear a radio segment.

Library Journal
Matt LaLonde '14 is launching a Tool Library for the Bloomington community.

Chicago Tribune
Quarterback Rob Gallik '14 is leading the Titan football team to a strong start.

Illinois Wesleyan University students are working to "take back the tap." Also reported by WJBC Radio.

Battle Creek Enquirer
Battle Creek native and Illinois Wesleyan professor Meghan Burke explores the ongoing struggle for dialogue about race in her new book.