Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

October 2014

Campus Headlines

NYT Illinois Wesleyan Among the Most Economically Diverse Top Colleges
Enrolling bright and motivated students who need financial support is a University commitment demonstrated in Illinois Wesleyan's low-income enrollment and net price for low- and middle-income families.

College Democrats College Democrats Win National Chapter Award
The Illinois Wesleyan College Democrats were named the 2014 National Chapter of the Year at the College Democrats of America national convention in Atlanta, Ga.

Lexi Baltes '14 a Finalist for NCAA Woman of Year
A 2014 graduate now in law school at the University of Notre Dame, Lexi Baltes is one of nine finalists honored by the NCAA for achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

Food Pantry From Farm to Food Pantry: Prochotsky '16 Launches Pop-Up Produce Stands
Jenny Prochotsky '16 is the latest in a succession of IWU students to make an impact on food justice in the surrounding community by delivering access to fresh produce.

Madz Wilds of Alaska Inspire Student Composer
Merging her music and environmental studies majors, Madz Negro '15 camped inside Denali National Park as part of a Composing in the Wilderness field course.

Scholarship Opportunities

KiriUndergraduate Research Scholarships
Students at Illinois Wesleyan have a variety of opportunities to pursue projects supported by research stipends. This summer, Eckley winners pursued independent research and Mellon Humanities Scholars explored big ideas.

Internship Possibilities

Karnev To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled information on IWU student internships at over 700 organizations in more than 200 cities. At left, Nikolay Karnev '15 worked in London at the world's largest asset management firm.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

BenSearch your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. At left, music composition major Ben Hjertmann '07 is a member of the surrealist-pop band Kong Must Dead, a professor and an award-winning composer.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


More than a Major: What Employers Want
In a national survey, 80 percent of employers agree that – regardless of their major – all college students should acquire broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.

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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

The New York Times
Out of more than 16,000 applicants, Katie Heaney '09 is among the writers selected for the Amtrak Residency program.

Having interned in the Scottish government while the independence movement gained steam, Michael Kistner '15 watched the vote intently. Also in The Pantagraph.

Naperville Sun
Now pursuing a master's in studio art, Joe O'Brien '14 won the Hester Merwin Ayers Art Achievement Award at IWU.

Chicago Tribune
Psychology major Niccole Nelson '16 is exploring the effects that social support from adult children can have on elderly parents.

Southtown Star
Tom Simmons '15 was able to continue his academic pursuits and get paid this summer when he became a part of Illinois Wesleyan's Eckley Summer Scholar and Artist Program.

Extra News
Award-winning artist Maria Gonzalez '08 decided to turn her lifelong passion into her career path while enrolled at Illinois Wesleyan.

Reboot Illinois

Based in part on nightlife, active life options and music venues, Bloomington is among the 10 most exciting places in Illinois.

(Belleville) News-Democrat
Ceramic artist Laura Hohn '05 has a pottery business, New Spin on Tradition, and a studio at The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Mo.

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