Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

March 2014

Campus Headlines


Students, Alumni Connect Through Internships
Illinois Wesleyan students gain valuable internship experience with help from the Hart Career Center -- often through direct links with alumni in a variety of fields.


Khan '93 Describes Path to Oscar Punditry
Tariq Khan, 1993 IWU alumnis and the Fox network's official Academy Awards commentator, describes how his lifelong passion became a vocation.


Chemistry Students Named Collegiate Scholars
Seniors Colleen Leonard and Thomas Sobyra have been recognized by the Illinois Heartland Section of the American Chemical Society for their achievements in collaborative research with faculty. 


Graphic Design Class Contends in International Competition
A team of students at Illinois Wesleyan have been named semifinalists in the Records for Life contest sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


IWU Men to Host NCAA Tournament
Illinois Wesleyan's men's basketball team earned an at-large bid into the 2014 NCAA Division III championships. The Titans will make their fifth straight NCAA tournament appearance, their 23rd overall in 30 years of NCAA affiliation.

Scholarship Opportunities

Josh and Vanessa

Undergraduate Research Scholarships
Whatever their passion, students at Illinois Wesleyan have a variety of opportunities to pursue independent projects with the support of research stipends.

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, accounting major Bob Page is now CEO of the University of Kansas Hospital.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


New York Times: Many of Wall Street's Top Executives Studied the Humanities
The co-chairman of Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, said that the reasoning skills that come with a well-rounded education result in higher-paying jobs over time.

More Media Reports on the Liberal Arts

Video Highlights

Meet Illinois Wesleyan: Prof. Dave Marvin
Explains the Wine Bottles

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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

Wall Street Journal
David G. Wilkins '74, previously head of Ethics & Compliance at Dow Chemical Company, has been named Chief Compliance Officer at SNC-Lavalin.

Beaufort County Now
Korey Coon '00 has been appointed chair of the North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development.

Rockford Register Star

Alison Sweeney '01, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is among recipients of the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships for 2014.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Stephanie Faracy '74 has appeared in dozens of well-known TV shows over the years, from "The Love Boat" to "Modern Family."

Tech Data Corporation has named Charles V. Dannewitz '77 senior vice president and chief financial officer, the Americas.

Lincolnwood Review

Courtney Lee Adams '96 is the new director of technology for Lincolnwood School District 74.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
John Taflan '06 stars in LiveWire Chicago Theatre's production of "Assistance" by Leslye Headland.


The IWU Ethics Bowl team headed to a national tournament for the second straight year.

(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald
Sisters Taylor '14, Kasey '15 and Brittney '17 Reaber all are members of Illinois Wesleyan's women's basketball team. 

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