Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter

Illinois Wesleyan News for Prospective Students and Parents

July 2014

Campus Headlines


Parham '07 on Broadway in Tony Award-Winning Musical, After Midnight
Alumna Bryonha Parham is performing in her second Tony Award-winning musical, and for the second time perfomed at the awards program with fellow cast members.


Seibring '14 Selected as Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow
New graduate Kathryn (Katy) Seibring '14 was selected for a highly competitive fellowship program aimed at sending STEM teachers to high-need secondary schools.


Students Awarded Mellon Scholarships
Four students have been selected as Mellon Scholars, and are conducting research with faculty mentors over the summer.


Google Glass Sparks University Projects
One of the first universities in the state accepted into Google's Glass Explorer program, Illinois Wesleyan has selected 14 participants to conduct proposed experiments over the next year.

Shirk Center

Shirk Center Expands Fitness, Team Space
An addition to the Shirk Center will double the size of fitness facilities and expand space for athletic teams.

Scholarship Opportunities


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

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, accounting major Rod Adams '95 is Advisory Human Capital Strategy Leader at PwC in Chicago.

Value of a Liberal Arts Education


First Generation Student: Why Private Colleges and Universities Are a Better Fit Than You Think
Don't believe the sticker price: Highly selective colleges and universities are a good fit for first generation students.

See More Media Reports on the Liberal Arts

Video Highlights

Christopher Crown,
Environmental Studies Major


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Titans In The News

The Choice Blog
IWU Admissions Dean Tony Bankston offered advice to students beginning their college application process.

(Tinley Park) Southtown Star

Well-rounded Jacquelyn Schirmacher, who plans to join the Class of 2018 this fall, has raced in Australia and is a musician and artist contemplating a major in psychology.

Windy City Media Group
Johnny Begale '09, who founded the non-profit Equality America, will be among 30 Under 30 Award winners.

The (Joliet) Times Weekly
Todd Koehl '82 has been named superintendent of the Troy School District, with schools in Joliet and Shorewood.

The (Kankakee) Daily Journal
Gina Franco '15 participated in a two-day United States-China Student Summit in Beijing, which focused on economic cooperation between the world powers.

The Madison-St. Clair Record
Attorney Troy Bozarth '92 was installed as President Elect of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.

Digital Journal
Josh Slevin '13 has joined LKCS as a sales and marketing assistant.

College Lifestyles
Talented artist Leeya Jackson '13 describes her choice to attend Illinois Wesleyan.

Champaign News-Gazette
Michael Sutter '76 has been appointed chief innovation officer for Carle.

The Woodstock Independent

Alex Riak, a future member of IWU's class of 2018, won statewide honors for one of his choral compositions, and conducted his peers in premiering another.

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