Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

February 2014

Campus Headlines


Upshaw '82 Wins Fifth Grammy
Soprano Dawn Upshaw has won her fifth Grammy, claiming this year's award for Best Classical Vocal Solo for her performance on Winter Morning Walks.


Lacrosse Teams Taking Shape
The IWU men's lacrosse team is beginning non-conference play this spring, and will be joined by the women's team in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin in 2015.


Exploring Theatre's Potential for Social Change
Launching a new theatre company, alumni and students worked side-by-side with faculty to create an indelible portrayal of the struggles of America's working poor.


Students Ahead of the Curve in Regional Mathematics Competition
A team of three Illinois Wesleyan students -- Tung Nguyen '15, Anh Dao '15, Duc Nguyen '17 -- placed first out of 60 teams in the 19th Annual MATH Challenge.


Williams '10 Wins Ulysses International Art Competition
Travis Williams won recognition from the Modernist Versions Project for a drawing that reconstructs Joyce's Ulysses as it corresponds to organs of the human body.

Video Highlights

Students Speak:
Impressions of a First-Generation Student

Internship Fair Video

Internship Possibilities


To help you explore internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled information on IWU student internships at over 700 organizations in more than 200 cities, and paired them with the intern's major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan.


Connecting College Majors to Careers


Not sure what major to pursue? Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. At left, biology major Stephanie Whyte '91 is now chief health officer for Chicago Public Schools.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


Are the liberal arts worth it? A new report documents that liberal arts graduates reach higher earnings and enjoy long-term professional success.

More Media Reports on the Liberal Arts

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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

National Geographic
A new study, co-authored by Assistant Professor of Biology Edgar Lehr, reveals record biodiversity and new species of amphibians and reptiles in Peru's Manú National Park.

The Pantagraph
Elizabeth Megli '01 was unanimously elected as an equity partner to the law firm of Livingston Barger, located in Bloomington and Champaign.

My Suburban Life
Nicholas Reinhart '11 wrote a musical that premiered at the Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park, featuring three fellow alumni in the cast.

Madison-St. Clair Record
Blake Law Group in Belleville announced that attorney Lauren A. Gearhart '09 has joined the firm as an associate.

The Pantagraph
Wesleyan's Kevin Strandberg adapted older film cameras in his exhibit, "The Franken-Camera Project: from the sublime to the ridiculous." See a video or hear an interview.

Deerfield Review
An Icon Among Icons: A Retrospective by artist Renee McGinnis '84 is on display at Re-invent Gallery in Lake Forest through Feb. 22.

The (Olympia, Wash.) Olympian
Susan Williams '85 has been promoted to the new position of quality improvement and clinical information manager at Physicians of Southwest Washington.

Oak Park-River Forest Patch
The Village of Oak Park named Kimberly Evans Shamley '90 as its new human resources director.

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