Campus Weekly

Illinois Wesleyan news for college counseling professionals

February 2015

Campus News

pins Guzman and Cervantes Awarded Gilman Scholarships
Illinois Wesleyan students Nancy Guzman and Cristina Cervantes each received the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship to study abroad this spring.

Greg and Brexton Bipartisan Roommates Lead Voter ID Debate
Student leaders of the College Republicans and College Democrats – who live together amicably as campus roommates –  faced off in a Martin Luther King Day debate about Voter ID laws.

Honor Roll University Named to President's Community Service Honor Roll
Illinois Wesleyan was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for fifth consecutive year.

Adam Student Entrepreneur LaVitola Develops Clothing Line
Business and computer science double major Adam LaVitola launched his own clothing business and is building it rapidly through social media.

Danny Kenny Receives Rotary Scholarship
Class of 2013 grad Danny Kenny was awarded a Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship to pursue a master's degree in environmental management and development in Australia.


Scholarship Opportunities

TimUndergraduate Research Scholarships
Our students have a variety of opportunities to pursue projects supported by research stipends. Mellon Scholar Tim McDunn (pictured) spent his summer vacation reading great works of literature in their original languages.

Internship Possibilities

Hong Kong To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled student internships over the past five years and paired them with the intern's major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. With recent grant funding, the University is offering new internship opportunities in Asia.

Connecting College Majors to Careers

AaronSearch your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. For example, Aaron Reynolds '92 drew on his music theatre background to become a bestselling, award-winning children's author.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education

HireWeighing the Cost of Public vs. Private Colleges
A high school guidance counselor advises families to look past the sticker shock of private schools and consider their more generous financial aid packages and the much greater likelihood of graduating within four years.

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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
Marti Lyons '08 has been named this season's Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at The Goodman Theatre.

The Illinois Wesleyan men's basketball team upset Augustana – ranked No. 1 in the nation among Division III teams – with a win on Augie's home court on Jan. 21.

CNA Financial Corporation has appointed Jeff Zehr '95 as vice president, Segment Underwriting.

Franklin Park Herald-Journal
Todd Anderson '14 won the 2014 World Hydroplane Championship in Lake Alfred, Florida.

Salina (Kansas) Journal
Matthew Thompson '04 is registrar of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette
Mahomet-Seymour and IWU grad Patrick Dahl was part of a team that created an "acoustic tractor beam," named one of the top 10 physics breakthroughs of 2014.

New Lenox Patch
Philip Guimond '02 has been nominated for the University of Chicago's Outstanding Educator Award.

(Decatur) Herald & Review
Grant Bullock '63 is chairman of the Decatur SCORE chapter, a national organization that provides free mentoring to new and existing businesses.

The Pantagraph
Wesleyan's Action Research Center and Matt LaLonde '14 are among those credited for great improvements in west Bloomington neighborhoods.

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