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Spain Scholarships Fund Study Abroad
Taking advantage of opportunities around the globe, 12 Illinois Wesleyan students have received study abroad scholarships funded by a gift from alumna Betty Ritchie-Birrer '47.

Color Run Student Programming Board Receives Award
Illinois Wesleyan's Office of Student Activities and Leadership Programs has been named best Programming Organization of the Year by the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Mid America region.

Students Student Entrepreneurs Ready to Launch Book Exchange Business
After gaining feedback at Startup Weekend in Los Angeles, three IWU students are ready to launch a business for buying and selling used textbooks.

Emily and Megan Students Learn Importance of Social Media in Job Searches
To increase awareness of the importance of social media in the job search, students working for the Hart Career Center sponsored an "IWU Career Dream" Instagram contest.

internships Unique Opportunities Allow Students to Intern in Urban or International Settings
From a unique program in Bloomington-Normal to urban and even international settings, Illinois Wesleyan students can choose from an array of internship opportunities.


Scholarship Opportunities

NathanUndergraduate Research Scholarships
Our students have a variety of opportunities to pursue projects supported by research stipends. At left, Nathan Douglas '15 spent the summer in Spain exploring the interplay between fictional narrative, history, memory, and photography.

Internship Possibilities

Elissa To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled information on Illinois Wesleyan student internships at over 700 organizations in more than 200 cities. At left, an internship inspired a career path for Elissa Ledvort '13.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

MustafaSearch your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. At left, biology major and current medical student Mustafa Alavi '11 is leading a national effort to recruit a new generation of family physicians.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

TimeTime: Critics of the Liberal Arts Are Wrong
Yes, science and tech are important, but a congressional report shows that employers prize a more broadly-based education that has taught them to write well, think critically, research creatively and communicate easily.

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December 2014

Illinois Wesleyan University

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

WFMT Radio
Bradley Smoak '08 has joined Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center.

The Pantagraph
new simulation lab at the School of Nursing allows students to practice life-savings skills in a realistic – sometimes chaotic – situation.

(Decatur) Herald-Review
Bethany Presutti '14 is a new associate at BKD, LLP, a top-tier CPA and advisory firm.

CCR Magazine
John Ulrich '96 has joined the Rational USA team as the vice president, business unit key accounts North America.

The Pantagraph
Karle Koritz '99, currently DeWitt County state's attorney, was named DeWitt County resident circuit judge for the 6th Judicial Circuit.

The Austin Chronicle
Karen LaShelle '98 leads Creative Action, annually teaching the arts to 20,000 children while boosting confidence in their ability to make positive change.

Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Kathleen Murray '79 has been named the next president of Whitman College. She talked to the Whitman Pioneer about the advantage of her liberal arts education.

The (Ottawa, Ill.) Times
Alexis Ferracuti '11, a graduate of New England Law, has joined her father's law firm in Ottawa.

(Moline) Dispatch/Argus
Erin Churchill '04 has performed in over 50 professional productions at regional theaters across the country.

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