Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

November 2014

Campus Headlines

scholarships Illinois Wesleyan Announces 33 New Scholarships
At an event that brings together students receiving scholarships and the donors who support them, the University announced 33 new named scholarships.

Fortune Alumni Behind Two of Fortune's Fastest Growing Inner City Companies
On Fortune magazine's "100 Fastest Growing Inner City Companies in America," the #1 and #8 companies are founded and run by IWU alumni -- Fruition Partners by Marc Talluto '94 and Gorilla Group by Brian Grady '95.

Sim Center New Simulation Center Opens at School of Nursing
A new teaching center simulating both hospital and home healthcare environments allows nursing students to develop clinical judgment in a safe learning environment.

Creative Approach Allows Aspiring Bilingual Dentist to Study in South America
A customized study abroad arrangement allowed Kathryn Rothas '14 to earn the degree she wants and compete in the sport she loves, as she works toward her career goals.

Transforming Lives Campaign Largest Ever for Illinois Wesleyan
The University surpassed its fundraising goal in a five-year campaign that included support for 231 new scholarships and new campus buildings. Read student Essays of Lives Transformed.


Scholarship Opportunities

ColleenUndergraduate 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

Colin 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. History major Colin Rathe '15 interned with the Constitutional Rights Foundation in Chicago.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

MikeSearch your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. At left, accounting major Michael Mason '80 is chief security officer at Verizon – named one of the most influential security executives in 2014 – and former FBI executive assistant director.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

ForbesForbes: Employees Who Stand Out
The ability to think, to conceptualize and to come up with creative ideas separates top performers in their careers, according to CEO Steve Sadove. These traits are hallmarks of a liberal arts education.

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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

Crain's Chicago Business
Allison Hebron '09 was named on the 2014 list of "Twenty in their 20s" who are making their mark on their respective industries.

Elgin Courier News
Kyle Pfortmiller '92 went from Elgin basketball courts to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.

Business Insider
Illinois Wesleyan is among the 106 smartest liberal arts colleges in America.

The League of American Bicyclists honored Illinois Wesleyan as a bicycle friendly university.

NCAA on YouTube
NCAA Woman of the Year Top Nine Finalist Alexa Baltes '14 discussed her experience as a basketball student-athlete at Illinois Wesleyan.

Baltes also was featured in the Arlington Heights Daily Herald.

David K. Adkins '83 was named president of Blackhawk Bancorp, parent company of Blackhawk Bank. Also in the Beloit Daily News.

Broadway World
Megan Francomb '12 is the assistant director for a new adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest at The Cuckoo's Theatre Project in Chicago.

The (Kankakee) Daily Journal
Lana Brown '70, who manages the Urban Education Internship Program for Michigan State University in Chicago, wrote about lessons in "staying above the fray" in politics.

The Pantagraph
Students drove a "Corona Cab"around campus to attract attention as part of an alcohol awareness campaign.

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