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Illinois Wesleyan News
May 2016
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.
Campus News
TinaGraduating Seniors Ready to Tackle What's Next
We asked some graduating seniors about their memorable moments, lessons learned, what they'll miss most about Illinois Wesleyan and how they'll bring their passions to what the future holds for them after graduation.
Posse Illinois Wesleyan to Launch New Recruitment Initiative in New Orleans
Illinois Wesleyan is partnering with The Posse Foundation, a national college access and leadership development program, to recruit high-achieving high school students from the New Orleans area.
TimLeiser '16 to Receive Google SVA Scholarship
Illinois Wesleyan student and U.S. Army veteran Timothy Leiser '16 is one of only eight students nationwide to be awarded a scholarship from Google and Student Veterans of America.
Worcester Illinois Wesleyan Students To Study at Oxford University
Seven Illinois Wesleyan students have been accepted to study at Oxford University next year: Five were chosen through the highly selective Pembroke Visiting Student Programme, and two applied through IWU study abroad affiliate IFSA-Butler.
TomTwo Alumni Awarded NSF Research Fellowships
Thomas Sobyra '14, studying inorganic chemistry, and Kelly Petersen '10, ecology, have received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.
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Value of the Liberal Arts


University Parent: Now (still) hiring: Job prospects for liberal arts majors

Liberal arts programs readily develop core competencies that leaders in the high-tech work force most desire.

More Media Reports


Scholarship Opportunities
“Eckley”Our students have a variety of opportunities to pursue research and creative work supported by stipends. Newly announced Eckley Scholars will receive stipends to remain on campus over the summer and conduct research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. 
Scholarships and Grants
Connecting College Majors to Careers

“Marcus”Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. Hedge fund analyst Marcus Dunlop, a business administration and economics double major from the Class of 2008, was one of six inspiring alumni who returned to campus recently to share how they found their passions.

Career Connector
Internship Possibilities
Kyle To help you discover internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled internships paired with the student's major at Illinois Wesleyan. Chemistry major Kyle Nottingham ’16 interned at AbbVie, the global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. 
More Internship News
Titans In The News
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Dr. Greg Poland '77, a specialist in infectious disease, traveled from the Mayo Clinic to demonstrate the proper method for washing your hands.
College Raptor
Illinois Wesleyan is ranked in the top 5 among "Smart Colleges," where students are most likely to get accepted, stay enrolled, and graduate in 4 years.
Laura Orvidas '95, consumer electronics VP at Amazon, was recognized as a young tech exec to watch.
The State Journal-Register
Charlene Aaron '94 was named chancellor of St. John’s College of Nursing in Springfield.
The Pride L.A.
Phill Wilson '77, founder of the highly regarded Black AIDS Institute, is a longtime leader in the fight against AIDS in the black community.



FSR Magazine


Chris Bisaillon '93 – CEO of a growing restaurant group that he started with two Illinois Wesleyan pals – has visions of a 30-store, $150-million brand in the next eight years.

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Video Selfies

“Kelsey”In brief video selfies, young alumni share what drew them to Illinois Wesleyan, the experiences here that helped shape who they are today, and how those opportunities enabled them to quickly reach success in their careers.

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