Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter

Illinois Wesleyan News for Prospective Students and Parents

May 2014

Campus Headlines


Henry '14 Selected for MoMA Internship
Senior international studies and anthropology major Lauren Henry will intern this summer at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.


Can Apps Teach Dogs New Tricks?
Students in Illinois Wesleyan's Comparative Cognition Lab are developing computer games for dogs – and teaching them to use touch screens.


Evans '14 Tapped for Library of Congress Internship
Senior Nate Evans, who begins an internship with the Library of Congress in June, sparked his passion for preserving history while studying abroad in Morocco last spring.


Record Number of Nursing Majors Find Interning Opportunities
Even in an academic program that boasts a 100 percent job placement record, nursing seniors at Illinois Wesleyan are engaging in more direct patient care through internships, to stand out in a competitive job market.


Students Honored for Research With Phi Beta Kappa Awards
Rachel Branson '14 traced variations of the Pinocchio narrative, and Joseph O'Brien '14 used art to look at how people experience sensations of partially lost memories.

Scholarship Opportunities


Undergraduate Research Scholarships
Students at Illinois Wesleyan have a variety of opportunities to pursue projects supported by research stipends.

Just announced: Dao Selected for Mark Israel Research Fellowship, and students named Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists and 2014 Weir Fellows.

Internship Possibilities


To help you explore internship options, our Hart Career Center has compiled information on IWU student internships at over 700 organizations in more than 200 cities, and paired them with the intern's major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan.

Connecting College Majors to Careers


Not sure what major to pursue? Search your interests to see what careers are possible with any major from Illinois Wesleyan. At left, political science major Kyle Charles '08 is a program development associate at Global Communities in Washington, D.C.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


Business Insider: Why Every Tech Company Needs An English Major
A former Twitter and Google executive told The Wall Street Journal he was looking for good storytellers at his startup company – illustrating how businesses depend on "liberal arts-centric communicators."

See More Media Reports on the Liberal Arts

Video Highlights

Tour a Lab with Laura Steenberge '15


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Titans In The News

The Pantagraph
Warren Kistner, director of Wesleyan's Hart Career Center, says the job market is improving for new graduates.

Chicago Tribune
Film and television star Kevin Dunn '77 credits his theater training for his success as a character actor.

Popular Mechanics
Wesleyan's Gabe Spalding explains the sonic tractor beam that he and fellow scientists have created.

Broadway World

Andrew Schneider '03, a performance / interactive-electronics artist in New York City, received the 2014 Tom Murrin Performance Award.

Wayne Small '95 was hired as senior mobile software architect at Jun Group.

WJBC Radio
Illinois Wesleyan is expanding the Shirk Center with a new fitness center and more team rooms to meet the growing needs of students. Also from The Pantagraph and WMBD/WYZZ TV.

Chicago Tribune
Michael McMorris '97 was hired to direct the retirement plan services team for Trust Company of Illinois.

Estes Park (Colo.) Trail-Gazette
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Robyn Zehr '04 will join the Estes Park Medical Group.

The Pantagraph
Nia Joiner '16 has beaten the odds to become a national champion in the 60-meter dash.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Research published by Wesleyan's Lynda Duke and Sue Wilson sheds light on discovery in the age of Google.

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