Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

April 2014

Campus Headlines


Physics Student Named Goldwater Scholar
Junior Margaret McCarter has won a Goldwater Scholarship, considered the premier undergraduate award in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.


Internship Hiring Continues at Brisk Pace
Illinois Wesleyan students continue to report spring internships at a brisk pace in a wide variety of fields, while the University's popular Accounting Internship Program has itself reached a new milestone.


Junior Selected for Google Internship
Computer science major Alan Russian '15 has earned a sought-after spot as a Google Inc. intern for the summer of 2014.


Students to be Google Glass Explorers
Illinois Wesleyan is one of the first universities in Illinois to be accepted into Google's Glass Explorer program, pioneering its latest innovation in wearable technology.

IWU Women

Alumnae Devote Annual Summit to Female Students
The Council for IWU Women seeks to instill self-confidence in students by serving as mentors, advisors and connections to internships and job opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunities

Josh and Vanessa

Undergraduate Research Scholarships
Students at Illinois Wesleyan have a variety of opportunities to pursue independent projects with the support of research stipends. Just announced: Students Awarded Inaugural Hispanic Studies Scholarship

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, theatre major Melinda Byerley '91 is now CEO of Vendorsi, a software research and evaluation platform for marketers.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


When the Cost of College Stops Going Up
Hamilton Place Strategies set out to determine when the cost of a college education is no longer worth the investment. Their answer: not until the year 2086, if tuition reaches $181,000 per year. Up to that point, a college degree brings a solid return.

See Media Reports on the Liberal Arts

Video Highlights

Study Abroad: Emily Wechter, Pre-Vet Medicine

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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

Chicago Sun-Times
Final Four finish was a proud achievement for Illinois Wesleyan's men's basketball.

Live Design

Leah Pelz '09 has won the United States Institute for Theatre Technology's first Barbara Matera Award in Costume Making.

Chicago Tribune
Neurosurgeon Stephen Ondra '80, Chief Medical Officer of Health Care Service Corporation, reflects on his career, including a stint at the White House during the health care overhaul. (Free subscription required.)

The Pantagraph
Students gathered for a marathon reading of Virgil's "Aeneid" at The Ames Library to mark World Poetry Day on March 21.

Fort Mill (S.C.) Times
John Reinhardt '71, dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, was awarded the William J. Gies Foundation Education Fellowship by the American Dental Education Association.

Belleville News Democrat
Deanna Jent '84 won "Outstanding Director" at the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, one of five awards for Mustard Seed Theatre's "All is Calm."

Chicago Tribune
Tom Cross '80 claimed the GOP nomination for state treasurer, while Bill Brady '83 conceded in the primary race for governor.

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